Bank equities: the best choice of investments

M. Madhavi, R. Radhika
2010 Banks and Bank Systems  
The effects of the Global financial crisis on the world economies including India are visible. The Indian stock markets are also experiencing the turmoil, which is resulting in the downfall of the indices, fall of prices and fall of the markets altogether. The markets are under the constant pressure of the recessionary and inflationary trends taking place in the economy. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the investors to realize profits; rather they are searching for ways to avoid
more » ... in the current market scenario. In the backdrop of the crisis, the emphasis is back on the investments in reliable organizations, particularly banks. As far as the Indian stock markets are concerned, Banking & Non-Banking sectors have been playing a major role in promoting investments. Even though there are a number of private sector banks, public sector banks are dominating the financial system in our country. In the context of the importance attached to public sector banks, a study has been undertaken to evaluate the performance of the equities of these with leading private sector banks with the help of fundamental analysis. The study basically has considered Earnings Per Share (EPS), Dividends Per Share (DPS), and Price Earnings Ratio, which will provide the investor with a basic knowledge on the performance of the equities of these banks.
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