If your company ever has to stand before the Supreme Court, it's a big deal. Winning your case ��an even bigger deal. Winning your case with a unanimous verdict ��that's downright huge.
That was the news for Monsanto (NYSE: MON ) yesterday, and it probably wasn't even the most important revelation of the day for the company.
An open and shut case
For some time now, Monsanto has been catching a lot of negative press for its genetically modified seeds. But yesterday's win had nothing to do with the safety or morality of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and everything to do with a farmer trying to circumnavigate the law.
Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman signed an agreement in 1999 that he wouldn't collect the seeds after harvesting his crop of Roundup-resistant soybeans provided by Monsanto. In an attempt to save money, Bowman bought commodity grain from a grain elevator. Such grain is usually used as feed for animals; but Bowman planted it, knowing that some may contain Monsanto seeds.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: (TCS.NS)
Tata Consultancy Services Limited provides information technology (IT) services, business solutions, and outsourcing services primarily in the Americas, Europe, and India. The company offers IT services, including custom application development and management, migration and re-engineering, system integration, testing, and performance engineering; and IT infrastructure services comprising IT service desk, data center and end user computing services, application management services, managed security services, converged network services, enterprise system management, IT service management, and transformation solutions. It also provides enterprise solutions consisting of supply chain and customer relationship management, as well as RFID, call management, Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP; and consulting services. In addition, the company offers business process outsourcing services; platform BPO solutions; business intelligence and performance management; engineering and industrial s ervices; assurance services; asset leveraged solutions; and eco-sustainability services, as well as various services to small and medium businesses. Further, it provides various software products, which include financial solutions under TCS BaNCS brand name; technology products; and other products for enterprises in the insurance, health, and life science industries. The company serves banking and financial services, energy, resources, utilities, government, health care and life sciences, high tech, insurance, manufacturing, media and information services, retail and consumer products, telecom, travel, transportation, and hospitality industries. It has strategic partnership with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, EMC, Google Enterprise, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, NetApp, RIM, and SAP, as well as with JDA Software Group, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Xerox Corporation. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Mumbai, India. Tata Consultancy Services Limited is a subsidiary of Tata Sons Limited.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Hesler]
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) belongs to the Tata Group, which is widely respected in India for adhering to business ethics and consistent notable performance. The Mumbai-based TCS is one of the frontline software companies in India. This software giant with a turnover of over US$ 1.50 billion has been in operation since 1968 and has facilities in 34 countries across the globe.
TCS has delivered excellent results for four consecutive quarters during the financial year 2009-10. Tata Consultancy Services announced that the net profit rose by 50.1 per cent to Rs 2,001 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2010.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: (GLAXO.NS)
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, a research-based healthcare and pharmaceutical company, provides prescription medicines and vaccines in India. Its product portfolio comprises prescription medicines that range across various therapeutic areas, such as anti-infectives, dermatology, gynecology, diabetes, oncology, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immunosuppressant, nutritional, central nervous system, and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; and vaccines for the prevention of various diseases, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, invasive disease caused by H, influenza, chickenpox, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, rotavirus, and cervical cancer. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Mumbai, India. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited is a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Quickel]
GlaxoSmithKline Pharma or GSK Pharma, the Indian arm of a multinational research-based Pharmaceutical company focused on making prescription medicines and vaccines, - is arguably one of the best and safest Indian Pharma stocks. The company is committed to tackling the three major diseases identified by the World Health Organization - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. With opportunities in India opening up, GSK India is aligning itself with the parent company to realize certain well-set long term goals An investor in GSK Pharma can reap rich dividends without being unduly obssessed with safety factor.
Tech Mahindra Limited provides information technology (IT) services to the telecommunications industry worldwide. Its IT solutions comprise consulting services, such as strategy planning, assessment, procurement, and re-engineering solutions, as well as planning, audits, and best practices; system integration and transformation services; managed services, including application management, infrastructure management, revenue management, and mobile virtual network enabler services; application development, maintenance, and support services; B/OSS solutions; and business intelligence and data management solutions. The company also offers network solutions and services, including network lifecycle, network integration and testing, data quality management, managed network, and network solutions; and infrastructure management services comprising data centre, managed network, application support, and end user services. In addition, it provides security services, such as security g overnance and compliance, application security consulting, network and system security, business continuity and DR consulting, identity and access management, managed security, security products, and cloud security solutions; business process outsourcing (BPO) services, including customer relationship management, F and A, data analytics, and human resources and enterprise management; value added services comprising enterprise mobility, content, and embedded services; and product engineering services consisting of signaling and switching, wireless infrastructure, hardware and embedded systems, and network management, as well as access, datacom, and transport. Further, the company offers business process management, cloud computing, SAP, and applications testing services, as well as portal solutions. It serves telecom service providers, telecom equipment manufacturers, BPOs, independent software vendors, and non telecom vertical customers. The company was founded in 1986 and i s based in Pune, India.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By ChemTrade]
Satyam, renamed as Mahindra Satyam was bought by Tech Mahindra in April last year after being heavily damaged by India's biggest corporate scandal.
The company is a provider of information technology services to the telecoms industry. Its net profit in January-March, its fiscal fourth quarter, fell to 2.27 billion rupees ($51 million) from 2.30 billion reported a year ago.
Tech Mahindra Ltd (TEML.BO) has reported a 1.3 percent fall in quarterly profit, weighed down by interest costs on borrowings to fund its acquisition of Satyam Computer Services. Although there are some setbacks, the company is in the process of recovery and backed by the powerful and consistently successful Mahindra group and the company will bounce back to add to shareholders wealth.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: (RELIANCE.NS)
Reliance Industries Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in India and internationally. It also produces and markets petrochemical products, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, poly butadiene rubber, polyester yarn, polyester fiber, purified terephthalic acid, ethylene glycol, olefins, aromatics, linear alkyl benzene, butadiene, acrylonitrile, caustic soda, and polyethylene terephthalate. In addition, the company involves in refining petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas, propylene, naphtha, gasoline, jet/aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, high speed diesel, sulphur, and petroleum coke, as well as engages in lubricants and petroleum retail business. Further, it offers chemicals, such as linear alkyl benzene; and polyester and fiber intermediates, such as paraxylene, purified terephthalic acid, and mono ethylene glycol, as well as staple fiber filament yarns, texturi sed yarns, twisted/dyed yarns, stretch yarns, cotton yarns, hollow fibers, secondary reinforcement products, and polyethylene terephthalate. Additionally, the company produces textiles, such as suitings, shirtings, readymade garments, as well as ready-to-stitch, take away fabrics. It also operates retail stores, including food and grocery specialty stores; mini hypermarkets; hypermarkets; electronics specialty stores; Apple stores; apparel specialty stores; health, wellness, and pharma specialty stores; footwear specialty stores; jewelry specialty stores; convenience shopping; books, music, toys, gifts, kitchen solutions, furniture, furnishing and home ware, and automotive services and products specialty stores, as well as offers transportation fuels, fleet management services, highway hospitality services, and vehicle care services. In addition, the company focuses on SEZ development and telecom/broadband businesses. Reliance Industries Limited was founded in 1966 and is ba sed in Mumbai, India.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Roger]
The Reliance Group, founded by Dhirubhai H. Ambani is India's largest private sector enterprise. Starting with textiles in the late seventies, Reliance are now into polyester, fiber intermediates, plastics, petrochemicals, petroleum refining and oil and gas exploration and production - to be fully integrated along the materials and energy value chain. Group's annual revenues are in excess of US$ 44 billion.
The flagship company, Reliance Industries Ltd, is a global Fortune 500 company and is the largest private sector company in India. Reliance industries have grown to giant proportions and if you wish your money to grow likewise, you can invest in Reliance – and your money will be safe.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tata Motors Ltd(TTM)
Tata Motors Limited, an automobile company, engages in the manufacture and sale of commercial and passenger vehicles primarily in India. The company offers cars, utility vehicles, trucks, buses and coaches, and defense vehicles, as well as develops electric and hybrid vehicles for personal and public transportation. It also involves in distributing and marketing cars; and financing the vehicles sold by the company. In addition, the company engages in the provision of engineering and automotive solutions, as well as machine tools and factory automation solutions; construction equipment manufacturing; automotive vehicle components manufacturing and supply chain activities; tooling and plastic and electronic components for automotive and computer applications; and automotive retailing and service operations. It offers its products and services through its dealership, sales, services, and spare parts network. The company also markets its commercial and passenger vehicles in Eu rope, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, South Asia, and South America. The company was formerly known as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Limited and changed its name to Tata Motors Limited in July 2003. Tata Motors Limited was founded in 1945 and is based in Mumbai, India.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Fool]
Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.35 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 10.13. The dividend yield has a value of 3.28 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.81 and price to sales ratio 2.93. The operating margin amounts to 22.48 percent.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: (MOSERBAER.NS)
Moser Baer India Limited engages in the manufacture and sale of optical storage media in India and internationally. The company offers a range of optical storage media products, which include recordable compact discs, rewritable compact discs, recordable digital versatile discs (DVD), rewritable DVD?s, and blue laser discs. It also provides solar power products, including photovoltaic cells, crystalline cells and modules, and thin films. In addition, the company offers home entertainment products, such as pre-recorded disks of home video titles in various Indian languages. It has rights for approximately 10,000 titles in all the languages. Further, the company provides information technology peripherals comprising USB drives, memory cards, DVD writers, PC peripherals, TFT Monitors, UPS, and external hard drives; and consumer electronics, which consist of LCD TVs, DVD players, portable DVD players, digital photo frames, media players, and multimedia speakers. Moser Baer Ind ia Limited was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Glenn]
Moser Baer is the indeed the world’s second largest manufacturer of optical storage media and they have also embarked on manufacturing of Photo-voltaic cells, with the intent of providing reliable solar power as a competitive non-subsidized source of energy. In the light of continually rising demand for solar energy, the company is planning to expand its current capacity from 125 MW to 315 MW during 2010.
It is planning to capture overseas solar market like USA and expanding its European business to countries like France, Italy, Bulgaria and Czech Republic and Greece. Being pioneer in this segment, Moser Baer is well positioned to seize these opportunities and the company is expected to emerge as a giant enterprise in the foreseeable future.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: (MAHSEAMLE.NS)
Maharashtra Seamless Limited engages in the manufacture and sale of seamless pipes and tubes primarily in India. Its seamless pipes and tubes have applications in the oil and gas, automotive, hydrocarbon process, bearing, hydraulic cylinder, boiler, heat exchanger, super heater and condenser, railways, mechanical, and structural general engineering industries. The company also manufactures ERW pipes that have applications in the fields of natural gas or oil, diesel, drinking water, and sewage/water treatment; and coated pipes for dwelling purposes. In addition, it engages in the generation of electricity through a wind power generation plant. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India. Maharashtra Seamless Limited operates as a subsidiary of D.P. Jindal Group.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Curtis Hesler]
Maharashtra Seamless Limited (MSL), based in Delhi, manufactures seamless steel pipes and tubes and ERW pipes and it is the flagship company of the Rs 3000 crore D.P. Jindal Group. Apart from products like hot finished pipes and tubes, cold drawn tubes, line pipes etc, the company getting into wind power generation in a big way. The 7 MW wind power project at Satara Maharashtra is a deep commitment by the company to generating environment friendly green power.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd(RDY)
Dr. Reddy?s Laboratories Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a pharmaceutical company. It produces finished dosage forms, active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, and biotechnology products. The company also conducts research in the areas of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, inflammation, and bacterial infection. In addition, it involves in the contract manufacture generic prescription and over-the-counter products for branded and generic companies in the United States. The company primarily focuses on therapeutic categories of cardiovascular, diabetes management, gastro-intestinal, and pain management. It markets its products in India, the United States, Europe, and the Russian Federation. The company has a co-development and commercialization agreement with Rheoscience A/S for the development and commercialization of Balaglitazone/DRF 2593, a partial PPAR-gamma agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes; an agreement with ClinTec Internatio nal for the development of an anti-cancer compound, DRF 1042; collaboration with the National Cancer Institute in Maryland; and an agreement with Argenta Discovery Limited for the joint development and commercialization of a novel approach to the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It also has an agreement with 7TM Pharma for drug discovery collaboration on selected drug targets; and an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline plc to develop and market pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, oncology, gastroenterology, and pain management. Dr. Reddy?s Laboratories Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: (WIPRO.NS)
Wipro Limited provides information technology (IT) products and services, and consumer care and lighting products primarily in India, the United States, and Europe. The IT Services segment provides IT and IT enabled services, including software application development, application maintenance, research and development services for hardware and software design, data center outsourcing services, and business process outsourcing services. The IT Products segment sells a range of personal desktop computers, servers, and notebooks. This segment provides computing, storage, networking, security, and software products. It also acts as a value added reseller of desktops, servers, notebooks, storage products, networking solutions, and packaged software for various brands, as well as delivers hardware, software products, and other related deliverables. This segment serves enterprises in the government, defense, IT and IT-enabled services, telecommunications/telecom service providers , manufacturing, and banking sectors. The Consumer Care and Lighting segment manufactures, distributes, and sells personal care products, baby care products, lighting products, and hydrogenated cooking oils. It provides products in the toilet soaps, toiletries, deodorants, wellness, skincare, and hair care categories; and commercial lighting, office modular furniture, and security solutions. The company also manufactures cylinders and truck hydraulics; distributes hydraulic steering equipment and pumps, motors, and valves for international companies; and provides water solutions business, as well as provides consulting on renewable energy solutions. Wipro Ltd. has a strategic partnership with Red Hat, Inc. Wipro was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Bill]
Wipro is headquartered at Bangalore and its core business areas covers infrastructure solutions, consumer care and certain professional and business solutions. The company, for long, was known as one of the largest independent R&D Services provider in the world.
Highlights of the Results for the Quarter ended March 31, 2010 speak volumes about the company’s splendid performance. IT Services Revenue in constant currency was $1,180 million, with a sequential increase of 4.7%. On a year to year basis, total Revenues were Rs. 69.83 billion ($1.55 billion1), representing an increase of 8% over the same period last year.
10 Best India Stocks To Buy Right Now: Infosys Technologies Limited(INFY)
Infosys Ltd. provides information technology (IT) and consulting services worldwide. It offers IT services, such as application, architecture, independent validation and testing, information management, infrastructure, packaged application, SOA, systems integration, and knowledge services; product engineering services, manufacturing process and plant solutions, and product lifecycle management services; and consulting services in the areas of information and technology strategies, product innovation, next generation commerce, process excellence, and learning and complex change. The company also provides business process outsourcing solutions in the areas of business platforms, customer service outsourcing, finance and accounting, human resources outsourcing, legal services, sales and fulfillment, and sourcing and procurement outsourcing. In addition, it offers collaborative analytics solutions; digital consumer platform; Finacle universal banking solution; iProwe, a Web ac cessibility assessment product; mConnect, a real-time enterprise middleware; and research and analytical support services. Further, the company offers unified communications and collaboration solution that streamlines business processes between employees, customers, and suppliers; iTransform that helps healthcare organizations accelerate transition to new platforms; and supply chain visibility and collaboration product suite. It serves aerospace and defense, airlines, automotive, banking, capital markets, communication services, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, education, energy, healthcare, high technology, hospitality and leisure, insurance, life sciences, logistics and distribution, publishing, resources, utilities, and retail industries. Infosys Ltd. has a strategic partnership with Alstom SA. The company was formerly known as Infosys Technologies Limited and changed its name to Infosys Ltd. on June 16, 2011. Infosys Ltd. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered i n Bengaluru, India.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Admin]
Infosys Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INFY) started in 1981 by seven individuals with a paltry investment of USD 250 are today a global leader of IT and consulting with revenues of over US$ 4.8 billion (Financial year end 2010). Infosys has an enviable international presence with over 50 offices and development centers in India, China, Australia, the Czech Republic, Poland, the UK, Canada and Japan.
Infosys and its subsidiaries have 113,796 employees as on March 31, 2010. Infosys takes pride in building strategic long-term client relationships. Over 97% of our revenues come from existing customers. Forbes magazine has named Infosys in its list of Global High Performers. For investors wanting their money to grow without compromising on safety factors, Infosys is the company to park their funds.