Investors switching to Cairn India from Gail

Investors are looking to switch to oil explorer Cairn India from gas utility company GAIL (India) Ltd due to the difference in valuation and rising conflict in Iraq, dealers say.

GAIL is currently trading at 11 times of its FY16 earnings while Cairn India is trading at seven times, Thomson Reuters data shows.

"One can make a switch to Cairn as short-term firmness in crude oil prices and depreciating rupee are sentimental booster for the stock," said G. Chokkalingam, founder of Equinomics, a research and fund advisory firm.

Cairn is up 1.2 percent, while Gail is down 1 percent.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Allow 100 per cent FDI in asset reconstruction companies

    The asset reconstruction business is 13 years old and still struggling like a toddler.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

Sarthak Raychaudhuri

vice-president, HR, Asia South Whirlpool of India

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Arun Nigavekar

Moocs will not replace traditional education

I am revisiting the topic of massive open online course ...

Rajgopal Nidamboor

From complexity to prudent adaptability

It is a travesty that a host of new, strikingly ...

Dharmendra Khandal

Creepy, you say? That’s merely ophidiphobia

Snakes are the earliest predators in the life of the ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture