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HDFC Bank rises 2% on robust Q4 biz update; Prabhudas Lilladher has 'buy' call

 Shares of HDFC Bank rose 2 percent on April 4 morning, a day after the country's largest private lender shared robust business update for the quarter ended on March 31, 2024. It was the top Nifty gainer and also teh reason for Bank Nifty hitting a new high in early trade.

HDFC Bank's gross advances aggregated to Rs 25.08 lakh crore, growing 55.4 percent from the year-ago period, the lender said in a regulatory filing on April 3.

At 10.08 am, HDFC Bank shares were trading at Rs 1,513.35 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE). So far this year, the stock has fallen over 10 percent, underperforming the benchmark Nifty, which has gained 3 percent during the period.

HDFC Bank’s domestic retail loans surged 108.9 percent YoY, and commercial and rural banking loans grew 24.6 percent. Corporate and other wholesale loans grew 4.1 percent on year.

Deposits aggregated to Rs 23.8 lakh crore, a growth of around 26.4 percent YoY. Retail deposits were up 27.8 percent and wholesale deposits grew 19.4 percent from the year-ago quarter.

Stock call: Brokerages say 'buy' HDFC Bank

Prabhudas Lilladher has a “buy” call on HDFC Bank. Technicals suggest that after a sizable erosion from the peak of Rs 1,720, the stock has consolidated in the Rs 1,360-1,470 range and is now trading above 50-DMA of 1,440, giving a rectangle pattern breakout on the daily chart.

HDFC Bank futures witnessed short covering above 1,480 and the Daily VWAP level of 1,450 is also near 50 DMA.

The option chain suggests 1,500 CE writers have the highest OI and are aggressively active, with more than 8 lakh OI and 1,400 PE & 1,450 PE writers holding maximum exposure for this series.

"So, with the support of 1,400, one can go long in this counter for an upside target of 1,700 - 1,800," the brokerage said.

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