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Definition of Equity Delivery

In equity delivery, shares are delivered to an investor’s Demat account after the settlement period. That’s why it is called equity delivery. However, equity delivery is also known as delivery trading and long term investing.

For example, let’s say you place an order for 10 HDFC shares on Tuesday with a view of holding onto them for the long term. The trade will be settled on Thursday shortly after which the shares will be delivered to your Demat account.

Related Terms

Depository Participant

A depository participant is a financial institution that acts as a bridge between a depositories like NSDL/CDSL and investors. Moreover, a depository participant is responsible for holding shares in the Dematerialized format in a Demat account.

At the same time, a depository participant gives traders and investors access to an online trading account that can be used to buy and sell securities. The right depository participant will also ensure that your securities are safe.

Debt To Equity Ratio

The debt to equity ratio is a measure of a company’s financial health that’s calculated by dividing liabilities from shareholder equity.

Debt to equity ratio: Total liabilities / Shareholder equity

A high debt to equity ratio means that a company is taking on more debt to run its business. A low debt to equity ratio means that a company is operating at low debt.

That’s why investors calculate the D/E ratio to understand a company’s ability to operate without debt. Generally, D/E is used for comparative analysis within sectors, not across industries because the ideal debt ratio may vary.

Annual Net Profit Margin

A Net Profit Margin is the ratio of a company’s net profits to revenues. The formula to calculate Net Profit Margin is:

Net Profit Margin = Net Profit* / Revenue * 100

*Net profit = Revenue - Cost of goods - Operating Cost - Other Expenses - Interest - Taxes

Net Profit Margin is expressed as a percentage, which means that you can compare the financial health of multiple companies.

A company can use its Net Profit Margin to understand whether its strategies and business models are effective.

Annual General Meeting

An Annual General Meeting or AGM is an event where a company’s board of directors presents the annual report, future outlook, and strategy to shareholders. AGMs serve as one of the few occasions when shareholders get to interact with a company’s board of directors.

Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks are shares of companies that redistribute their profits to shareholders in the form of dividends. Such companies are typically industry or sector leaders with stellar reputations and track records.

How much dividend a company offers can be calculated with the dividend yield ratio or dividend per share.

Investors prefer to buy dividend stocks because they can either reinvest the dividends to buy more shares or earn passive income. Examples of dividend stocks in India include:

  • Coal India
  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
  • ONGC
  • SAIL
  • Tata Steel

Bombay Stock Exchange

Established in 1875, Bombay Stock Exchange or simply BSE is a place where stockbrokers and traders can buy and sell securities like stocks, bonds, ETFs, and more. 5000+ securities are listed on BSE, which is the oldest stock exchange in India and Asia.



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