The stocks in infrastructure sector have got a huge leap of increment in positive returns up to 200 percent. Where the top positive charts is Arshiya which gained 220 percent in the year 2017 where Transport Corporation attained 92 percent, also Balurghat Technologies with 68 percent in the year of 2017.
India is in the booming satge in logistics insdutry where the logistics and transport sector was in the limelight due to the implementation of goods & service tax (GST) whereas some gains soon after the implementation made them as gold diggers for the investors especially after infrastructure status was handed over to logistics sector. The infrastructure status covered with cold chain and warehousing facilities was handed from government on last week. Even though the status was given for logistics sector government has been working on many ways to attract the investments into logistics and transport sector for the infrastructure development in our country, which helped in the maximum positive return of upto 200 percent.
The decision and implementation done by government in the case of logistics and supply chain management helped to boost infrastructure which increased the economic growth, which allow the companies in this sector to to access cheaper credit. “With the Logistics sector being accorded with infrastructure status, cheaper credit will now be made available from banks. This, in turn, will help drive the expansion plans, thereby easing the supply chain bottlenecks that are currently plaguing the sector,” Nitasha Shankar, Sr. Vice President and Head of Research, YES Securities told Money control.
The factors like Road and bridges, ports, shipyards, tunnels, viaducts, inland waterways, airport, railway track, terminal infrastructure including stations and additional commercial infrastructure which are the key parts in logistics and transport. According to survey and experts, funding cost will be coming down which would help companies to push up their capital expenditure plans since the logistics cost was infrastructure status was lowered which was high especially for exports than imports. So this scenario helps the investors to look forward with the logistics and shipping sector with a breakthrough.
Siddharth Sedani, Vice President – Equity Advisory said “Logistics costs of exports are very high in India and due to this Indian goods are less competitive in global markets. This status would help the sector get credit at competitive rates and on a long-term basis as rising logistics cost impacts the global competitiveness of exporters” The market share for logistics in GDP is higher in many other countries like US & Canada have 9 percent and 8 percent respectively. So by reducing the cost of logistics by at least 200 bps and making Indian goods competitive in national as well as international exports market.