L&T falls for fourth day on order book worries

Tags: L&T, Companies
Shares in Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) are down 1 percent, heading towards their fourth consecutive day of falls for a total decline of 6.2 percent, on concerns the company's new orders are slowing down, dealers say.

Credit Suisse notes L&T has announced order inflows worth of 108 billion rupees for the October-December quarter, or just 55 percent of the orders received in the same quarter of 2012/13.

A slowdown in new orders comes as analysts widely expect the investment cycle will only recover after general elections due by May.

The investment bank says L&T's order inflow growth would slow down from 27 percent in first half of FY14 to 12 percent or lower in the second half and 5 percent in FY15.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Public musn’t pay for domestic servants for our diplomats

    Nothing seems to have changed in the year and half since the fur that flew thick and fast over the case of diplomat Debjani Khobragade and her maid Sa

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

Urs Schoettli

Economic integration in east Asia

As trade agreements within a global framework have become increasingly ...

Rajgopal Nidamboor

Up the ante of your conscious existence

It sounds cryptic, but is not as complex as it ...

Gautam Gupta

The ‘fake’ issue needs to be taken seriously

E-commerce players are witnessing unbelievable growth globally. Competition is increasing ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture