ET Intelligence Group: Amid the current volatility in the markets, NTPC could offer a top defensive bet given its better earnings visibility. Analysts expect the company to deliver a double-digit earnings growth in the next two years.
The company’s cheaper valuation and consistent dividend paying record are further seen as contributing factors. At Thursday’s closing price of Rs 129, the stock was traded at 1.2 times the book value which is on a lower side and offers a dividend yield of 5 per cent.
The state-owned NTPC reported 91.4 per cent plant availability factor in the June 2019 quarter — 540 basis points higher than the previous year and the highest in the last eight quarters. Read More
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