Stocks of jewellery firms shine after government relaxes rules on excise duty

MUMBAI: Stocks jewelry|of jewelry} manufacturers jumped on thursday once the government relaxed rules on excise duty on gold jewellery.

Gitanjali GemsBSE -6.70 %, Shree Ganapati jewelry HouseBSE -0.31 yuletide (India) , Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, town Jewels, computer Jeweller and TitanBSE zero.27 yuletide Co surged 1-8% tho’, analysts aforementioned, the live is unlikely to assist giant jewellers such as the listed ones.
To soften the impact of the first excise duty on gold jewelry declared within the Budget, the government declared that jewellers with turnover of up to Rs fifteen large integer are going to be exempt from the excise duty. Earlier, the eligibility limit was Rs twelve crore.

Jewellers had gone on strike once the govt. imposed the excise duty earlier this year. The exemption limit for little scale trade has been raised to Rs ten large integer from Rs vi large integer. “It won’t materially impact giant jewellers because the quantity (Rs fifteen crore) is extremely little. For the smaller jewellers, it’s positive news,” said Abneesh Roy, senior vice-presidentinstitutional equities, EdelweissBSE one.12 yuletide Securities.

Among jewelry companies, Titan Company has given a jailbreak above the Rs 410-413 vary and since the origin of the July series, open interest in its July futures has been higher than the last 3 months’ average, aforementioned Sahaj Agrawal, deputy vice president-derivatives analysis at Kotak Securities.
Barring Titan, other stocks area unit down 2%-35% thus far in 2016. Year-to-date, shares of Titan area unit up eighteen. Thursday’s delivery volumes in several of those stocks were less than their last six months’ average indicating that the gains might not sustain.
For Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, delivery volume stood at thirty-nine.8% against the six month average volume of forty four.7%. Likewise, for Gitanjali Gems, town Jewels and Titan Company, volumes were less than the six-month average.
The over twenty third rise in gold costs this year is seen as positive for these corporations. “Rise in gold costs helps corporations like Titan as their sales growth appearance far better. Second, operating leverage comes in as a result of sales growth is higher. Thirdly, creating charges are connected to gold costs that ends up in expansion on margins,” said Roy.