Nazara Technologies surged 20 percent as stock trades ex-bonus

Friday, June 24, 2022
Shares of leading online mobile gaming company Nazara Technologies surged almost 20% in Friday's intraday trade after the stock adjusted for the bonus issue on June 24, 2022. The surge in stock price comes after the gaming company announced a share split in 1: 1 ratio. The record date for the Nazara Technologies split has been fixed as June 27, 2022. The stock closed at Rs 623.3, up 20 percent against the previous close of Rs 520.90, "It is hereby informed that the Board of Directors of the Company has fixed Monday, June 27, 2022, as the Record Date, for the purpose of ascertaining the eligibility of shareholders for issuance of Bonus Equity Shares of the Company which means a person having a share of Nazara Technologies by the closing of June 27 is eligible to get a bonus share in the proportion of one new fully paid-up equity shares of Rs 4/- each for every One fully paid up an existing equity share of Rs 4/- each held," Nazara Tech had said in an exchange filing. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex jump 462 points, Nifty at 15699.25

Friday, June 24, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 462.26 points or 0.88% at 52,727.98, and the Nifty was up 142.60 points or 0.92% at 15,699.30. M&M, Hero MotoCorp, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, and HUL were among the top Nifty gainers. The losers were Tech Mahindra, Infosys, TCS, HCL Technologies, and Coal India. About 2332 shares have advanced, 899 shares declined, and 133 are unchanged. In the broader market, the Nifty MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 1.4 percent and 1.76 percent, respectively. Among sectors, auto, oil & gas, power, bank, metal, and FMCG indices were up 1 percent each, while selling was seen in the IT names. Meanwhile, the Indian rupee ended marginally lower at 78.34 per dollar on Friday versus the previous closing of 78.31 against the greenback.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 500 points to 52,800, and Nifty advanced 150 points to 15,710

Friday, June 24, 2022
In tune with positive global cues across the US and Asian equities, the Indian markets opened firmly higher today(24 June 2022). The BSE Sensex rose 500 points to 52,800, and the NSE Nifty advanced 150 points to 15,710. IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, SBI, ICICI, Bajaj Finance, Wipro, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, HUL, and Ultratech Cement led gains on the Sensex, gaining up to 2.7 percent. ONGC and Apollo Hospitals were the additional winners on the Nifty. Tech M and Asian Paints were the only losers on the two benchmarks. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the positive territory, rising up to 1 percent. Read more

Maruki Suzuki shares gained 6.27 percent on hopes of improved outlook

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Shares of Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) hit an over three-month high of Rs 8,308, surging 6.27 percent on the BSE in Thursday's intra-day trade, on hopes of margin improvement due to stable commodities prices. The stock was trading at its highest level since 2 March 2022 and has surged 25 percent from its 52-week low of Rs 6,540 touched in March this year. In a separate development, the company on Monday, June 20, opened bookings for the country's new version of the compact SUV Brezza. On the fundamental side, Singh said that the company is looking at ramping up production in FY23, to surpass an output of 2 million, its highest ever in a year. “Sustaining above the 8200 mark is crucial, then the stock has a potential to rally towards 8500-8700 in the short-term,” he added. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 443 points, Nifty at 15556.65

Thursday, June 23, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 443.19 points or 0.86% at 52,265.72, and the Nifty was up 143.40 points or 0.93% at 15,556.70. Maruti Suzuki, Eicher Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, M&M, and Tata Motors were the top Nifty gainers, advancing between 3.5 percent and 6.7 percent. On the downside, Coal India, Reliance Industries, Power Grid, Grasim, and NTPC fell over 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent. About 2037 shares have advanced, 1188 shares declined, and 123 are unchanged. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices outrun the frontline indices, rising up to 1.4%. The Nifty Auto index was the only notable gainer, closing nearly 4 percent higher. Other indices added up to 2 percent, except the Nifty PSB index which closed 0.25 percent down.

Sensex on flatline at 51,972 level, while Nifty held the 15,400-mark

Thursday, June 23, 2022
The Indian markets opened flat today(23 June 2022) tracking mixed global cues. The BSE Sensex was around the flatline at the 51,972 level, while the NSE Nifty held the 15,400 mark. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Airtel, Wipro, TCS, Maruti, ICICI Bank, Ultratech Cement, Asian Paints, M&M, and Dr Reddy's were the top gainers, up to 2 percent higher. Hero Moto and Bajaj Auto rose 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively, on the Nifty. Titan, PowerGrid, Reliance, Apollo Hospitals, ONGC, and SBI Life, meanwhile, were the top laggards on the two benchmarks. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were in the positive territory, up to 0.4 percent higher. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 709 points, Nifty at 15413.30

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Stock markets were back on the downtrend after a two-day hiatus, as a lack of triggers erased momentum. At Close, the Sensex was down 709.54 points or 1.35% at 51,822.53, and the Nifty was down 225.50 points or 1.44% at 15,413.30, amid weak global cues. Hindalco Industries, UPL, Tata Steel, JSW Steel, and Wipro were among the top Nifty losers. The gainers were BPCL, Hero MotoCorp, TCS, Maruti Suzuki, and Power Grid Corporation. About 1218 shares have advanced, 2025 shares declined, and 105 shares are unchanged. In the broader markets, the Nifty MidCap100 and SmallCap100 indices fell up to 1.6 percent. On the sectoral front, all the key indices closed in the red with the Nifty Metal index down 5 per cent, and Nifty Oil & Gas index 2 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 400 points to 52,140, while the NSE Nifty shed 125 points to 15,513

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The Indian markets opened with steep cuts today(22 June 2022) tracking weakness in US futures and some Asian markets. The BSE Sensex fell 400 points to 52,140, while the NSE Nifty shed 125 points to 15,513. Tata Steel, NTPC, Wipro, Tech M, HCL Tech, IndusInd Bank, Titan, and Reliance led losses on the Sensex, down up to 3 percent. Hindalco, ONGC, and JSW Steel were the top Nifty losers. On the downside, Dr. Reddy's, HUL, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Maruti, and Sun Pharma were among the handful of gainers on the two benchmarks. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were in the negative territory, falling up to 0.8 percent. Read more

KEC International jumps over 5% on securing multiple orders

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
KEC International soared to a high of Rs 381.65 in intra-day trades on the BSE, up 5.5 percent from its previous close on strong volume after the company reported multiple orders of Rs 1,092 crore across its various businesses.KEC International's transmission and distribution (T&D) business has secured orders for T&D projects in India, the Middle East, and the Americas. Railway’s business has secured an order for 2x25 kV overhead electrification & associated works for speed up-gradation under their mission ‘Raftaar’ in India. The civil business has secured orders in the residential, industrial, and defense segments in India. And cables business has secured orders for various types of cables in India and overseas. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensgains 934 points, Nifty at 15638.80

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 934.23 points or 1.81% at 52,532.07, and the Nifty was up 288.60 points or 1.88% at 15,638.80. as Global equities climbed for a second consecutive day on Tuesday, taking solace in US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's comments that a recession in the United States is not "inevitable". Titan, Hindalco, JSW Steel, Coal India, Adani Ports, Tata Motors, SBI, ONGC, TCS, Eicher Motors, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Tata Steel, HCL Tech, Infosys, and Wipro gained in the range of 2.5% to 6%. Only Nestle India and Apollo Hospitals declined up to 0.1 percent on the Nifty50 index. About 2428 shares have advanced, 819 shares declined, and 125 shares are unchanged. All the sectoral indices ended in the green with IT, metal, oil & gas, power, realty, and PSU Bank up 3-6 percent. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap index added 2.4 percent, while the BSE SmallCap index edged 3 percent higher.

India facing twin deficit problem due to commodity prices, subsidy: FinMin

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The finance ministry yesterday(20 June 2022) cautioned the re-emergence of the twin deficit problem in the economy, with higher commodity prices and rising subsidy burden leading to an increase in both fiscal deficit and current account deficit. It’s also the first time the government has explicitly talked about the possibility of fiscal slippage in the current fiscal year. Read more

Investors should sell stocks on a rally: Chris Wood

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Markets have found it tough to cling to higher ground. CHRISTOPHER WOOD, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies advises that investors should look to sell stocks on a rally in the short term. What will see the markets rally is a sudden end to the Russia – Ukraine conflict as it will ease supply pressure across commodities, he tells. He also suggested that the bet for a sustained equity market rally before the 2022 end is a possible change in the US Fed's language.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 400 points to reclaim the 52,000-mark, and Nifty gained 100 points to 15,450

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Continuing their recovery, the Sensex and Nifty indices extended gains today(21 June 2022) opening higher. The BSE Sensex rose 400 points to reclaim the 52,000 mark, and the NSE Nifty gained 100 points to 15,450. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, Titan, SBI, Tech M, Reliance, Bajaj twins, and HDFC were the top gainers. Hindalco, Tata Motors, Eicher Motors, and JSW Steel led gains on the Nifty. On the downside, HUL and Ultratech Cement were the sole underperformers across the two benchmarks. Read more

Vedanta shares plunge after company puts Tuticorin copper smelter plant on sale

Monday, June 20, 2022
Shares of the multinational mining company Vedanta tanked nearly 12 percent to their fresh 52-week low to Rs R221.8 today after the firm invited expression of Interest (EoI) for its Tuticorin-based smelter, which has been shut since mid-2018, following a Tamil Nadu government order. The plant has been shut since May 2018 after a police firing killed 13 people during a protest against environmental pollution allegedly caused by the plant. The last day to submit EoI is July 4, and the bids have been invited in conjunction with Axis Capital. Plant units, including oxygen generation facility as well as residential homes, are also part of the sale offer. The plant has faced closures over alleged violations of environmental norms, as per the advertisement."Interested and financially competent parties shall submit an expression of interest along with a company profile and other relevant credentials latest by 1800 hours, 4th July 2022," Vedanta said in a newspaper advertisement on Monday. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 237 points, Nifty at 15350.15

Monday, June 20, 2022
The Sensex was up 237.42 points or 0.46% at 51,597.84. The Nifty was up 56.70 points or 0.37% at 15,350.20 after fluctuating between losses and gains, indices managed to end on a positive note in the highly volatile session. HUL, HDFC, Apollo Hospitals, Asian Paints, and UltraTech Cement were among the top Nifty gainers. At the same time, the losers were ONGC, Tata Steel, UPL, Hindalco Industries, and Coal India. About 673 shares have advanced, 2663 shares declined, and 156 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal, and Oil and Gas indices sunk over 3 percent each, while the PSB index dropped over 2 percent. On the higher side, the Nifty FMCG index added around 2 percent. BSE midcap index shed 1.4 percent and smallcap index fell 3 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex gained 170 points to 51,537 and the Nifty moved 30 points higher to 15,320

Monday, June 20, 2022
After an extremely negative week, the key benchmark indices started today's(20 June 2022) session with tepid gains amid subdued global sentiment. The BSE Sensex gained 170 points to 51,537 and the NSE Nifty50 moved 30 points higher to 15,320. Sun Pharma, Asian Paints, HUL Bajaj Finance, Wipro, TCS, and HDFC twins were the top winners on the Sensex. Tata Motors and Apollo Hospitals were the additional gainers on the Nifty. Whereas Tata Steel, PowerGrid, Coal India, ONCC, JSW Steel, and Hindalco were the top losers across the two benchmarks, down up to 4.5 percent. The broader markets, meanwhile, opened in the red. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.2 percent lower. Read more

Reliance Considering Buying Out Revlon In US

Friday, June 17, 2022
Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries is considering buying out Revlon Inc in the United States, days after the cosmetics giant filed for bankruptcy, business channel ET Now reported on Friday, citing sources. Mukesh Ambani-led Indian oil-to-retail conglomerate is now mulling bidding for a cosmetics maker that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. Reliance has pushed its way into the fashion and personal care space in recent months as it diversifies away from its mainstay oil business. It has already established a foothold in the telecom and retail sectors. Shares of Revlon jumped 20% to $2.36 in premarket trade following the report. Reliance was up 1.9% in the Mumbai market. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 135 points, Nifty at 15293.50

Friday, June 17, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 135.37 points or 0.26% at 51,360.42, and the Nifty was down 67.10 points or 0.44% at 15,293.50, as investors remained worried about the global growth outlook. Bajaj Finance was the top S&P BSE Sensex gainer, up 3 percent. It was followed by Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, ITC, Tata Steel, State Bank of India, and Kotak Mahindra Bank, among others. About 1082 shares have advanced, 2162 shares declined, and 95 shares are unchanged. Nifty Auto was down 1.2 percent, Nifty FMCG fell 1 percent, Nifty IT lost 1.5 percent, and Nifty Pharma 2.2 percent. While Nifty Bank was up 0.4 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices underperformed the benchmarks and slipped up to 0.9 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 400 points to 51,081, while Nifty shed 117 points to 15,240

Friday, June 17, 2022
The Indian markets opened lower today (17 June 2022), following a sharp selloff the previous day amid lingering global weakness. The BSE Sensex fell 400 points to 51,081, while the NSE Nifty shed 117 points to 15,240. On the Sensex, Wipro, TCS, HCL Tech, Titan, Tech M, IndusInd Bank, HDFC and Asian Paints led losses, down up to 2.6 per cent. Britannia, Tata Motors and HDFC Life were among losers on the Nifty. Read more

SpiceJet, IndiGo, Jet Airways drop up to 6%

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Shares of aviation companies were under pressure as InterGlobe Aviation, which operates IndiGo airlines, SpiceJet, and Jetairways slipped up to 6.5 percent on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade amid concerns of weak earnings due to rising fuel prices and falling rupee against the dollar. After the recent hike, jet fuel prices have reached an all-time high. For domestic airlines, ATF cost Rs 1,41,232.87 per kl in Delhi; Rs 1,46,322.23 per kl in Kolkata; Rs 1,40,092.74 per kl in Mumbai; and Rs 1,46,215.85 per kl in Chennai.Earlier, in May, ATF prices rose five percent to Rs 1.23 lakh per kilolitre in the national capital. The airline's CMD Ajay Singh said that aviation turbine fuel prices have gone up by more than 120 percent since June 2021, while adding this increase in ATF is sustainable for airlines, and central and state governments need to take action to reduce taxes. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 1046 points, Nifty at 15360.60

Thursday, June 16, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 1,045.60 points or 1.99% at 51,495.79, and the Nifty was down 331.60 points or 2.11% at 15,360.60, as investors read through the fine print of the US Federal Reserve's policy statement. Reliance Industries was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Maruti Suzuki India, and ICICI Bank. Power Grid was the top laggard, accompanied by Bharti Airtel and Nestle India. About 607 shares have advanced, 2680 shares declined, and 97 shares are unchanged. Cyclical sectors were the worst hit amid fears of a global slowdown with the Nifty Metal index cracking 5 percent. The Nifty Realty, Auto, Bank, and IT indices fell over 2 percent each. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices declined up to 2.87 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 568 points to 53,109, while Nifty at 15,860, higher by 170 points

Thursday, June 16, 2022
The markets in India opened with strong gains today(16 June 2022) after global equities cheered the 75 bps rate hike by the US Fed overnight. The BSE Sensex rose 568 points to 53,109, while the NSE Nifty was at 15,860, higher by 170 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Reliance, Bajaj twins, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Maruti, SBI, Titan, and Axis Bank led gains, rising up to 2 percent. BPCL, Tata Motors, and Coal India were the additional winners on the Nifty. On the flipside, PowerGrid, Nestle, Dr. Reddy's, HUL, Bharti Airtel, and ONGC were the handful of losers on the two benchmarks. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 152 points, Nifty at 15692.15

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 152.18 points or 0.29% at 52,541.39, and the Nifty was down 39.90 points or 0.25% at 15,692.20, as investors booked profit ahead of the US Federal Reserve's interest rate decision, due later tonight. Bajaj Finserv was up 4.24% as the best performing Sensex stock, followed by Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel, and L&T. In the red were NTPC, Infosys, Reliance Industries, and HUL. About 1730 shares have advanced, 1484 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added around 0.5 percent each. Sectorally, the Nifty Auto index, capital goods, and pharma gained the most and closed nearly a percent higher, while the Nifty Metal fell 0.7 percent, While selling is seen in the power, IT, oil & gas, realty, and FMCG. India VIX ended in the red

Paytm share rises on loan disbursements

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Shares of One 97 Communications, which operates Paytm, jumped 3 percent to Rs 624 apiece on BSE on June 15 after the fintech major reported rapid growth in its lending business, with loan disbursals in the April-May period jumping 471 to percent compared with the corresponding period a year ago. Paytm shares gained on the company's strong operating update. The stock price has been reeling under pressure ever since it was listed on the stock exchanges in November last year. Paytm stock price has lost 60 percent from its listing price and more than 70 percent from its IPO price of Rs 2,150 apiece. The digital payments company said its lending unit was at an annualized run rate of more than Rs 23,000 crore ($3 billion at $1 = Rs 75) of loan disbursements in May, as it continued to gain momentum in its operating performance. Read more

Govt to auction 5G spectrum (total of 72097.85 MHz ) for 20 years

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
The Union Cabinet yesterday (14 June 2022) cleared the auction for 5G airwaves paving the way for the auction and commercial launch of next-generation telecom services this year. The cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday approved the Department of Telecom's proposal for the auction of 72 GHz of spectrum for a 20-year-period. It also decided to “enable the development and setting up of private captive networks to spur a new wave of innovations in industry 4.0 applications". “A total of 72097.85 MHz of spectrum with a validity period of 20 years will be put to auction to be held by the end of July 2022. The auction will be held for spectrum in various bands (600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz), Mid (3300 MHz), and High (26 GHz) frequency bands,” the government said in a press release today (15 June 2022). Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 60 points to 52,743, while Nifty was at 15,754, higher by 22 points

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
The markets in India opened flat today(15 June 2022) tracking mixed global cues ahead of the US Fed policy outcome later tonight. The BSE Sensex rose 60 points to 52,743, while the NSE Nifty was at 15,754, higher by 22 points. Tata Steel, Bajaj twins, M&M, Wipro, Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, SBI, and Maruti were the top gainers on the 30-share Sensex. Tata Motors, Grasim, and Apollo Hospitals were the additional winners on the Nifty. HUL, Reliance, Bharti Airtel, HDFC twins, Nestle, BPCL, Britannia, and Titan, meanwhile, were the top losers on the two frontline indices. Read more

Bajaj Auto defers share buyback proposal, stock down 7 percent

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Shares of India's leading two-and-three-wheeler company Bajaj Auto declined 7 percent to Rs 3,603.75 on the BSE in Tuesday's intra-day trade after the board deferred a decision on the share buyback proposal. The announcement came after the Board of Directors met earlier today,i.e. 14 June 2022 wherein it was decided that further deliberations are required in order to make a decision on the proposal of buyback, and accordingly deferred the matter, Baja Auto informed in a regulatory filing. Over the past four days, the stock of Bajaj Auto gained 5.5 percent after the company, on June 9, 2022, said that its board will consider a buyback proposal on June 14, 2022. If the board would have approved the proposal, this would have been the first share buyback to be made by the two-wheeler major in the last 22 years. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 153 points, Nifty at 15732.10

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 153.13 points or 0.29% at 52,693.57, and the Nifty was down 42.30 points or 0.27% at 15,732.10, as investors anticipated aggressive rate hikes by central banks, including the US Federal Reserve, to tame multi-year high inflation. Bajaj Auto was the worst-performing Sensex stock, falling 4.71%, followed by IndusInd Bank, Tech Mahindra, and Reliance Industries. Up with gains were NTPC, Ultratech Cement, Bharti Airtel, and M&M. About 1506 shares have advanced, 1730 shares declined, and 132 shares are unchanged. IT, metals, and pharma stocks ended higher in the range of 0.15 percent to 0.9 percent on the NSE. In the broader markets, the Nifty SmallCap index fell 0.23 percent, while the Nifty midcap index shed 0.14 percent. While India's VIX fell 2.15% and gave up 22 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 200 points to 52,677, while Nifty slipped 40 points to 15,730

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
The Indian markets opened with nominal losses today (14 June 2022) as a global sell-off continued overnight in the US and across Asia this morning. The BSE Sensex fell 200 points to 52,677, while the NSE Nifty slipped 40 points to 15,730. Tech M, Asian Paints, HDFC twins, Wipro, Infosys, ICICI Bank, and Kotak Bank led losses on the Sensex, while Tata Motors, HDFC Life, and HeroMoto Corp were the additional laggards on the Nifty. On the upside, Bharti Airtel, M&M, L&T, NTPC, PowerGrid, Dr. Reddy's, Tata Steel, ITC, Adani Ports, and Grasim were the top gainers, lending strength to the benchmarks. Read more

NCLAT upholds CCI order, Imposition Of Rs. 200 Crores Penalty On Amazon

Monday, June 13, 2022
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal ("NCLAT"), New Delhi Bench, comprising of Justice M. Venugopal (Judicial Member) and Shri Ashok Kumar Mishra (Technical Member), on Monday rejected Amazon’s plea challenging the decision of fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) to suspend the approval for the e-commerce major’s deal with Future Coupons. The NCLAT has also upheld the Rs 200 crore fine imposed on Amazon and granted the company 45 days to pay. This fine is for non-disclosure of relevant information on combinations under the Competition Act, 2002. Reports said that the fine has been imposed for non-disclosure of relevant information on combinations under the Competition Act, 2002. In December last year, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) suspended its approval in 2019 for Amazon's deal to acquire a 49 percent stake in Future Coupons Pvt Ltd (FCPL). Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 1456 points, Nifty at 15774.40

Monday, June 13, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 1,457 points or 2.68% at 52,846.70, and the Nifty was down 427.40 points or 2.64% at 15,774.40, as investors across the world shunned risky assets. The havoc comes after May's US inflation print, at a 40-year high of 8.6 percent, reignited fears that central banks will be forced into aggressive monetary policy tightening. Nestle India was the only Nifty company that ended 0.5% higher. The top laggards were Bajaj Finserv, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Hindalco, Tech M, Tata Motors, ICICI Bank, Adani Ports, NTPC, and TCS. In the broader markets, the Nifty MidCap 100 and SmallCap 100 declined 2.9 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively. Sectorally, all the indices sunk on the NSE with the Nifty IT and Media indices sliding 4 percent each, and the Nifty Bank tanking over 3 percent

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex slumped over 1,500 points as it slipped below the 53,000 level and Nifty shed 400 points to moved below 15,800

Monday, June 13, 2022
The Indian equity markets cracked on the bourses today(13 June 2022), bleeding under global pressure. The S&P BSE Sensex slumped over 1,500 points as it slipped below the 53,000 level and the Nifty50 shed 400 points to move below 15,800. All sectors also held steep losses led by Nifty PSBs that cracked 4 percent. Nifty Realty, Banks, and Financials were the next top losers, sliding 3 percent each. The broader markets were also in tandem with the frontline indices. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices tanked 2.3 and 2.4 percent, respectively. LIC slips 4% as anchor investor lock-in ends; down 28% from the issue price. In the currency market, the rupee yet again slumped to an all-time low as it breached the 78/$- mark.

IIFL Finance rallies 8% after ADIA picks 20% stake in home finance business

Friday, June 10, 2022
Shares of IIFL Finance rallied 8 percent to Rs 356.70 on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade after the subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority picked a 20 percent stake in the company's home finance business.“IIFL Home Finance on Thursday, June 9, 2022, has entered into definitive agreements for raising Rs 2,200 crore of primary capital for a 20 percent stake from a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ADIA,” IIFL Finance said in a statement. The deal completion is subject to regulatory approvals."This investment aims to support the company for its next phase of growth, as it meets the significant demand in India's large, under-served and fast-growing affordable housing finance market," Hamad Shahwan Aldhaheri, Executive Director of the Private Equities Department at ADIA said.IIFL Home Finance proposes to use the additional capital to continue its granular expansion strategy into new markets to address the significant and growing demand for housing loans. Read more

Fitch revised the outlook on India's long-term foreign-currency IDR from “negative” to “stable”

Friday, June 10, 2022
Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook on India's long-term foreign-currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) from “negative” to “stable” on diminished downside risks to medium-term growth. It affirmed the IDR at 'BBB-'. The revision in outlook reflects India's rapid economic recovery and easing financial sector weaknesses, despite near-term headwinds from the global commodity price shock. “We expect robust growth relative to peers in order to support credit metrics in line with the current rating,” Fitch said in a statement. Read more

Clcosing Bell: Sensex tanks 1017 points, Nifty at 16201.80

Friday, June 10, 2022
At Close, Sensex is down 1,017 points or 1.84 percent, closed at 54303.44, and Nifty is down 276 points or 1.68 percent and closed at 16201.80, as investors fretted over longer-than-expected sticky inflation, coupled with aggressive monetary policy tightening. Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bajaj Finance, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Wipro, Infosys, and Tech Mahindra were among the top BSE Sensex losers. On the flip side, Asian Paints, UltraTech Cement, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Titan Company, IndusInd Bank, and Nestle India were among BSE Sensex gainers. On the sectoral front, the Nifty Bank index lost 1.7 percent to settle at 34,484. Sectorally, all but Nifty FMCG ended the session in the red. The losses were led by the Nifty IT, Oil & Gas, Private Bank, and Financial Services indices as they fell 2 percent each. India VIX, the volatility index, was up 2.3 percent to finish at 19.6 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell over 700 points to 54,580, while Nifty shed 200 points to hover around 16,250

Friday, June 10, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices were sharply lower today(10 June 2022), tracking a plunge in global markets on inflation fears and ahead of the US May CPI data, which remains a crucial pivot for investors around the world. The BSE Sensex fell over 700 points to 54,580, while the NSE Nifty shed 200 points to hover around 16,250. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the negative territory, down up to 0.9 percent. Read more

BLS International soars 11% on acquisition of Zero Mass for RS 120Cr

Thursday, June 9, 2022
Shares of BLS International Services gained 11 percent to Rs 196 on the BSE in Thursday’s trade in an otherwise weak market after the company acquired Zero Mass Private Ltd (ZMPL) for Rs 120 crore. With this all-cash acquisition from the company's internal accruals, BLS International became the largest business correspondent (BC) network in India.BLS, which is primarily into visa processing, has its presence in the BC (Business Correspondent) space and the deal will help it consolidate its position in the segment.BLS now owns an 88.26 percent equity stake in ZMPL, reports said, adding that the State Bank of India (SBI) continues to hold a 6.83 percent equity stake. BLS International said that it has become the country's largest business correspondent network with this all-cash acquisition from internal accruals. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 428 points, Nifty at 16478.10

Thursday, June 9, 2022
At Close, Sensex gained 428 points or 0.78 percent and closed at 55320.28 Nifty up 122 points or 0.74 percent, and closed at 16478.10, as hefty buying emerged in energy, pharma, FMCG, and IT shares. On Sensex, Reliance Industries was the top gainer, up 2.6%, followed by Dr. Reddy’s, Bajaj Auto, and Bharti Airtel. Tata Steel fell 3.84% to end as the worst-performing Sensex stock, accompanied by Ultratech Cement, and NTPC.In the broader markets, the Nifty MidCap and SmallCap indices added up to 0.5 percent. India VIX, the volatility gauge, closed 3.53% lower, just above 19 levels. Bank Nifty was up with gains, IT stocks, private banks, and pharma stocks shine

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 100 points to 54,770, while Nifty held on to the 16,300-mark

Thursday, June 9, 2022
The key benchmark indices in Indian markets erased opening losses in early trades today(9 June 2022) as heavyweights RIL, ITC, and pharma stocks remained firm in a weak market. Investors are digesting the possibility of more interest rate hikes in the current fiscal after the RBI delivered a 50 bps hike on Wednesday. The BSE Sensex was off day's low, down 100 points to 54,770, while the NSE Nifty held on to the 16,300-mark. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the negative territory, down up to 0.3 percent. Sectorally, barring pharma and oil & gas pockets on the Nifty, all other indices sat in red. Nifty IT, realty, banks, financials, and auto were down up to 0.6 percent. Among stocks, Oil India defied market sentiment and surged 7 percent as brent continues to trade at elevated levels of $124 a barrel.

World Bank cuts India's GDP forecast to 7.5% for FY23

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The World Bank on Tuesday cut India's economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.5% from 8 percent as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions taper recovery. This is the second time that the World Bank has revised its GDP growth forecast for the country in the current fiscal. In April, it had cut the forecast from 8.7 percent to 8 percent and is now at 7.5 percent. "In India, growth is forecast to edge down to 7.5% in the fiscal year 2022/23, with headwinds from rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and geopolitical tensions offsetting buoyancy in the recovery of services consumption from the pandemic," the World Bank said in its latest issue of the Global Economic Prospects. The World Bank said that growth will be supported by fixed investment undertaken by the private sector and by the government, which has introduced incentives and reforms to improve the business climate. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 215 points, Nifty at 16356.25

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
At Close, Sensex is down 215 points or 0.39 percent lower at 54,892.49, and Nifty was down 60 points and ended at 16,356.25. The markets exhibited a high amount of volatility as the RBI hiked the repo rate hike by 50 basis points. Tata Steel, State Bank of India (SBI), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, TCS, Titan Company, Bajaj Finance, and Maruti Suzuki were top index gainers. On the contrary, Bharti Airtel was the top drag, followed by ITC, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Asian Paints, Axis Bank, and ICICI Bank among others. Among the broader market, the BSE Midcap and the Smallcap indices also ended with minor losses. The BSE Telecom index shed 1.6 percent. The Energy and FMCG indices were down a percent each. On the positive front, the BSE Realty index surged nearly 2 percent. Nifty Bank fell 0.14 percent to settle at 34,946.15

RBI raises repo rate to 4.9%; GDP growth estimate for FY23 at 7.2

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today(8 June 20 22) raised the repo rate by 50 basis points to 4.9 percent (bps), citing inflation concerns. It has also decided to remain focused on the withdrawal of accommodation to ensure that inflation remains within the target going forward while supporting growth. The committee has decided to retain the GDP growth estimate for FY23 at 7.2 percent, said RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. On the assumption of a normal monsoon in 2022 and average crude oil price of $105 per barrel, inflation is projected at 6.7 percent in 2022-23, with Q1 at 7.5 percent; Q2 at 7.4 percent; Q3 at 6.2 percent; and Q4 at 5.8 percent, with risks evenly balanced. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 190 points to 55,298 and Nifty up 59 pts to 16,476

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The Indian markets turned positive after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) retained the GDP growth forecast at 7.2 percent today(8 June 2022). It, however, hiked the key repo rate by 50 bps to rein in inflation. This was the second raise in a row this year, which came in line with Street's expectations. With this, the repo rate now stands at 4.9 percent, up from 4.4 percent. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das added that the MPC has decided unanimously to keep the policy stance ‘withdrawal of accommodation’. The BSE Sensex was up 190 points to 55,298 and the NSE Nifty50 was up 59 pts to 16,476. On the inflation front, the central bank raised the consumer price (CPI) or retail inflation forecast for FY23 to 6.7 percent from 5.7 percent. Sector-wise, Banks, Financials, Metals, PSBs, and Realty indices held nominal gains on the Nifty. While, Auto, IT, Pharma, FMCG, and Consumer Durables were the top losers, down up to a percent.

To India’s mortgage-to-GDP ratio to cross 20 per cent, housing loans will have to grow exponentially:Deepak Parekh, chairman of HDFC Ltd

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Deepak Parekh, chairman of HDFC Ltd, today(7 June 2022) said he expected the regulator’s view on HDFC’s proposed merger with HDFC Bank to be fair and judicious, asking the stakeholders to be patient. In his note to shareholders in the annual report, the HDFC patriarch said after 45 glorious years of providing homes to millions of customers, the time was right for HDFC to find a new home. In April, HDFC and HDFC Bank announced a plan for an all-stock merger deal, for which all the regulatory approvals were expected in 15-18 months. HDFC Bank has requested the Reserve Bank of India more time to meet several regulatory requirements like cash reserve ratio, statutory liquidity ratio, and priority-sector lending targets. Read more

MRPL, Chennai Petroleum soar up to 19%, Hit All-Time High

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
In a choppy market on Tuesday, Shares of Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals (MRPL) and Chennai Petroleum Corporation (CPCL) rallied up to 19 percent and hit their respective 52-week highs of Rs 108.6 apiece and Rs 383 apiece. In the past three months, CPCL has zoomed 234 percent and MRPL has surged 145 percent, as against a 4 percent rise in the benchmark index, on strong earnings. A combined 24 million shares changed hands at the MRPL counter, and 8.02 million shares on CPCL on the NSE and BSE. The stock exchanges had also revised circuit limit on these stocks from 5 percent todayMRPL is a subsidiary of the state-owned giant ONGC (NS: ONGC) and CPCL is a subsidiary of Indian Oil (NS: IOC) Corporation. Shares of the two refineries soared on expectations of a strong business outlook, after the Asian benchmark, Singapore Gross Refining Margins (a key gauge) rallied to its lifetime high of $25.2/barrel, as the demand for refined products rose globally, giving a push to Indian refiners. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 568 points, Nifty at 16416.35

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 567.98 points or 1.02% at 55107.34and the Nifty was down 153.20 points or 0.92% at 16416.30. as investors booked profit in equities a day ahead of the RBI's monetary policy outcome. Only Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), and Axis Bank were trading in the green. Top index losers were Titan Company, Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Sun Pharma, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M). Consumer durables, realty, IT, and financials were the worst hit. Except for the Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty Oil & Gas indices, all the sectoral indices were ruling negatively. Nifty Bank index fell 0.7 percent to 35,056.65. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dropped up to 0.88 percent in the broader market.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 600 points to 55,050, while Nifty shed 180 points to slip below 16,400

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices extended losses in early deals today(7 June 2022) tracking subdued sentiment overseas. The BSE Sensex fell 600 points to 55,050, while the NSE Nifty shed 180 points to slip below 16,400. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the negative territory, down up to 1 percent. Sectorwise, consumer durables, financials, auto, realty, and banks led losses on the Nifty, down up to 2 percent. Nifty IT and FMCG were other notable losers. Among stocks, shares of PB Fintech, which operates online insurance broker Policybazaar and loan marketplace Paisabazaar, plunged 10 percent on the BSE after Yashish Dahiya, chairman executive and CEO of the company revealed his plan to sell up to 3.77 million equity shares through an open market.

LIC share price fall all time low, M-Cap Below Rs 5 Lakh Crore

Monday, June 6, 2022
Shares of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) hit an all-time low, falling 3 percent to Rs 776.1, on the BSE on Monday, which is 18 percent down from its IPO issue price of ₹ 949. With the fall in share prices, the market capitalization of the company also fell below Rs 5 lakh crore to Rs 4.98 lakh crore. It is now the seventh most valuable company in the country. LIC share is trading in the red for the fifth straight session. The scrip has slumped by around 7 percent in the last five sessions The decline in LIC shares is far sharper than the general decline in the market.LIC shares got listed on the stock exchanges on May 17. Since its listing, the scrip has closed in the positive four sessions. For the rest of the days, it witnessed selling pressure. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 380 points, Nifty at 16569.55

Monday, June 6, 2022
At Close, Sensex recouped 379 points from the day's low and ended 94 points or 0.2 percent down at 55,675, while NSE Nifty 50 index finished trade at 16569.55, down 0.1 percent. Tata Steel was the top gainer, followed by IndusInd Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, ITC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Infosys, and ICICI Bank among others. On the contrary, Asian Paints, UltraTech Cement, Bajaj Finserv, Nestle India, Hindustan Unilever, and Sun Pharma were top draggers. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap index dipped 0.15 percent, while the BSE SmallCap shed 0.54 percent. India VIX rose 1.13 percent to 20.20 levels. Realty and capital goods, FMCG, and IT stocks are top losers. Metals, private banks, and auto players are the gainers.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 300 points to 55,438, and Nifty slipped 90 points to 16,500

Monday, June 6, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices held minor cuts in today's(6 June 2022) session tracking weakness in global markets as investors raised bets of steeper rate hikes by the US Fed, following positive unemployment data on Friday. In early deals, the BSE Sensex was down 300 points to 55,438, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 90 points to 16,500. IT stocks led losses on the Sensex with Wipro, Tech M, Infosys, TCS, and HCL Tech dropping 1-2 percent. Bajaj twins, HUL, and Asian Paints were the other notable laggards. The broader markets also opened in the red. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.2 percent lower. Sectorally, Nifty IT, Media, Metals, PSBs, and Realty indices suffered the maximum losses, each down over 1 percent. Other pockets were also in red.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 49 points, Nifty at 16584.30

Friday, June 3, 2022
At Close, the Sensex index fell 664 points from the day's high to close at 55,769, down 49 points or 0.09 percent. and the Nifty50 shed 44 points to 16,584, amid the volatile session and selling pressure. Reliance Industries (RIL) was the top gainer, followed by Infosys, L&T, HCL Technologies, and Sun Pharma. The top laggards were Ramco Cement, ACC, Nuvoco Vistas, and Grasim. About two shares declined for every share rising on the NSE. The Nifty Auto index was the worst hit as it shed around 1.8 percent, while the Nifty Bank, Metal, PSU/Private Banks, and Realty indices fell up to 1 percent each. The Nifty IT index was the only gainer, up 0.45 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 1.45 percent and 1.16 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 500 points to 56,320, while Nifty climbed 150 points to 16,780

Friday, June 3, 2022
The key benchmark indices were upbeat today(3 June 2022) following a relief rally in the US markets overnight and firm Asian indices. The BSE Sensex rose 500 points to 56,320, while the NSE Nifty climbed 150 points to 16,780. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also opened in the green, rising up to 0.8 percent. Sectorally, Nifty IT soared over 2 percent following a strong rally in US tech stocks on overnight. Nifty Bank, PSBs, and Pharma were other notable winners. Specialty company Aether Industries is listed at Rs 706, a 10 percent premium over its issue price of Rs 642, on the BSE. The stock soon after hit the upper circuit, surging over 20 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex closed at 55,818, up 437 points while Nifty settled tad below the 16,650-mark at 16,628, up 105 points

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Indian benchmark indices settled near the day's high-level today(2, June 2022), rallying for the first time in three days. After a weak start, the S&P BSE Sensex staged a one-way upmove and closed at 55,818, up 437 points or 0.79 percent. This was 683 points higher than the day's low of 55,135. On the NSE, the Nifty50 settled a tad below the 16,650-mark at 16,628, up 105 points or 0.64 percent. Reliance Industries (RIL) was the biggest contributor, accounting for over 65 percent of today's gains, as its shares surged 3.6 percent. Bajaj Finserv, Sun Pharma, HCL Tech, Asian Paints, Infosys, TCS, IndusInd Bank, and Tata Steel were the other notable gainers on the 30-pack index. On the downside, HDFC, PowerGrid, HUL, HDFC Bank, L&T, and Kotak Bank capped the upside. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex held mild gains around 100 points and the NSE Nifty was broadly unchanged at 16,520

Thursday, June 2, 2022
The Indian frontline indices opened with minor cuts today (2 June 2022) amid subdued global sentiment, but turned flat soon after, as IT and public sector banks gained buying interest. The BSE Sensex held mild gains of around 100 points and the NSE Nifty was broadly unchanged at 16,520. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap was down 0.3 percent while the SmallCap index was up equally. Sectorally, Nifty Financials, FMCG, Banks, and Auto indices were notable losers, down 1 percent. On the flip side, IT and PSB indices on the Nifty held strong gains of around a percent each. Among stocks, Religare Enterprises soared over 10 percent. The company said it has resolved many legacy issues left over by its erstwhile promoters, including settlement with SEBI and becoming debt-free.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up around 400 points at 54,650, while Nifty neared the 16,300-level

Friday, May 27, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices were seen holding gains in noon deals on the back of sustained buying support in IT and financial shares, today (27 May 2022) The BSE Sensex was up around 400 points at 54,650, while the NSE Nifty neared the 16,300-level. The broader markets were also up with gains - the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up over a percent each. The breadth too was fairly positive, with advancing shares outpacing declining stocks in the 2:1 ratio. Sector-wise, the BSE IT, Bankex and Capital Goods indices were the top performers, while the Oil & Gas index lagged, dragged by Reliance. Christopher Wood, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies believes that S&P 500 has more room for a downside. Investors, he suggests, should look to exit stocks on any intermittent bounce-back.

Closing bell:Sensex closed at 54,252.5, up 503 points while Nifty advanced 144 points to close at 16,170

Thursday, May 26, 2022
The S&P BSE Sensex traded in a broad range of 921 points today ( 26 May 2022) as it hit a high and low of 54,346 and 53,425, respectively. By the close, the index stood at 54,252.5, up 503 points or 0.9 percent against its previous close. The Nifty50 index, meanwhile, advanced 144 points or 0.9 percent to close at 16,170. It gyrated within a range of 16,203 and 15,903 levels. The broader BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices outrun the benchmarks today as they rose up to 1.4 percent. Tata Steel and JSW Steel were the top large-cap frontrunners today, rallying 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively, after two straight days of bear hammering. Apollo Hospitals, SBI, Hindalco, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, and HDFC were the other gainers on the Nifty50 index, rising over 2 percent each. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 327 points to 54,077, while Nifty climbed 84 points to 16,110

Thursday, May 26, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started today’s(26 May 2022) session on a positive note following a rally in US markets overnight. The BSE Sensex rose 327 points to 54,077, while the NSE Nifty climbed 84 points to 16,110. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, Wipro, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, TCS, PowerGrid, IndusInd Bank, HCL Tech, and SBI were the top gainers, gaining up to 1 percent. Hindalco was the additional winner on Nifty, up 1.5 percent. HUL, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, M&M, L&T, BPCL, ONGC, and Apollo Hospitals, meanwhile, were the top losers on the two benchmarks. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the positive territory, rising up to 0.4 percent. Read more

CLOSING BELL:Sensex erased early morning gains and closed 303 points down at 53,749 while Nifty shut shop at 16,026, falling 99 points

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The S&P BSE Sensex erased early morning gains and closed 303 points, or 0.56 percent, lower at 53,749 today(25 May 2022), putting an end to an extremely volatile session. The index swung 695 points during the day. On the NSE, the Nifty50 shut shop at 16,026, falling 99 points or 0.62 percent. The benchmarks were dragged by selling pressure in IT, Pharma, PSU Banks, Metals, and Consumption-related stocks. For instance, Asian Paints, Adani Ports, Divis Labs, UPL, Tech M, Wipro, TCS, Apollo Hospitals, JSWS Steel, Infosys, Tata Motors, and M&M fell between 2 percent and 8 percent. Read more

India joined the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
On 23 May 2022 India, along with 12 other countries, joined the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) that seeks to establish a trading bloc in the region led by the United States. This is the first plurilateral deal that India has agreed to join after exiting the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal at the last minute in 2019. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex around the flatline, holding 54,050 while Nifty at 16,130

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The key benchmark indices in Indian markets erased all opening gains and turned flat in today's(25 May 2022) trade amid muted global sentiment. The BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 were around the flatline, holding 54,050, and 16,130 levels, respectively. Asian Paints, IT majors-TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Tech M, and HCL Tech were the top losers on the 30-share index, slipping 1-3 percent. The broader markets were underperforming the benchmarks. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices pared gains and fell 0.8 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively. Sector-wise, banking indices on BSE- bankex, finance, and private bank- rose 1 percent each, leading to the gains. While Nifty IT extended its fall, down 2 percent tracking Nasdaq's losses on Tuesday.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 100 points to 54,210, while Nifty at 16,180, lower by 35 points

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices opened today's(24 May 2022) session on a quiet note tracking losses in US equity futures and subdued Asian markets. In early deals, the BSE Sensex was down 100 points to 54,210, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,180, lower by 35 points. Logistics giant Delhivery saw a tepid debut, listing at a 1.2 percent premium on the BSE, at Rs 493 vs the issue price of Rs 487 a share. Venus Pipes and Tubes debuted at Rs 335, a premium of 2.76 percent over the issue price of Rs 326, on the BSE. That apart, sectorally, Nifty metals that slumped over 8 percent the previous day, were seen recovering partially. The index rose 1 percent, and PSBs also gained a percent. The two were leading sectoral gains. Other gainers included Nifty energy, banks, and auto pockets. While FMCG and IT were in the red.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 100 points to 54,210, while Nifty at 16,180, lower by 35 points

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices opened today's(24 May 2022) session on a quiet note tracking losses in US equity futures and subdued Asian markets. In early deals, the BSE Sensex was down 100 points to 54,210, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,180, lower by 35 points. Logistics giant Delhivery saw a tepid debut, listing at a 1.2 percent premium on the BSE, at Rs 493 vs the issue price of Rs 487 a share. Venus Pipes and Tubes debuted at Rs 335, a premium of 2.76 percent over the issue price of Rs 326, on the BSE. That apart, sectorally, Nifty metals that slumped over 8 percent the previous day, were seen recovering partially. The index rose 1 percent, and PSBs also gained a percent. The two were leading sectoral gains. Other gainers included Nifty energy, banks, and auto pockets. While FMCG and IT were in the red.

CLOSING BELL: Sensex fell 642 points from the day's high and ended at 54,289, down 38 points and Nifty closed at 16,215, down 51.5 points

Monday, May 23, 2022
Indian Equity markets turned sharply lower at the fag-end of the session, erasing gains and ending flat with a negative bias on Monday amid selling in index heavyweights like Tata Steel, HDFC twins, Reliance Industries, and ITC. The BSE Sensex index, which hit a high of 54,931 on the BSE, fell 642 points from the day's high and ended at 54,289, down 38 points or 0.07 percent. The NSE Nifty50, on the other hand, closed at 16,215, down 51.5 points or 0.3 percent. The index hit a high of 16,415 earlier today. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose over 250 points to 54,600, and Nifty gained 60 points to 16,330

Monday, May 23, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices advanced today's early deals (23 May 2022) on the back of buying auto and construction stocks. The BSE Sensex rose over 250 points to 54,600, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 60 points to 16,330. Auto stocks Maruti, Hero Moto, Tata Motors, and Eicher Motors were among the top winners on Nifty, up 2.5-4 percent. On the flip side, metal stocks slumped on the hike in steel export duty. Tata Steel and JSW Steel fell over 10 percent each, leading to losses on Sensex and Nifty. The broader markets were outperforming the benchmarks. The BSE MidCap and the SmallCap indices rose up to 0.7 percent.

ITC rallies 5% in weak market on strong Q4 results

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Shares of ITC hit an over three-year high of Rs 279.15, surging 5 percent on the BSE in a weak market after the company reported strong results with around 9 percent cigarette volume growth in the March quarter (Q4FY22). FMCG-cigarette-to-hotel major ITC on Wednesday reported a year-on-year consolidated net profit of Rs 4,196 crore, up 11.7 percent in the quarter ended 31 March 2022. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 3,755.47 crore in the year-ago period. The revenue from operations for the period came at Rs 17,754.02 crore, up 15 percent in the March quarter. The company had posted a revenue of Rs 15404.37 crore in the corresponding period. Its consolidated total income stood at Rs 18,252.64 crore as against Rs 10944.64 crore in the year-ago quarter, it added. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex tanks 1416 points, Nifty at 15809.40

Thursday, May 19, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 1,416.30 points or 2.61% at 52,792.23, and the Nifty was down 430.90 points or 2.65% at 15,809.40, ending lower for the second consecutive session on May 19 tacking a sharp global selloff since June 2020. HCL Technologies, Reliance Industries (RIL), Infosys, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) were the top Sensex losers. On the flip side, ITC and Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories settled in the positive territory, About 838 shares have advanced, 2413 shares declined, and 122 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index declined 2.6 percent while the BSE SmallCap index fell 2.3 percent. Sectorally, all the indices drowned in losses with metal falling 4 percent. The Nifty IT index plunged 6 percent on the NSE today after global brokerage JPMorgan downgraded the sector to "underweight".

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex sank 1000 points to 53,180, and Nifty tanked 300 points to 15,920

Thursday, May 19, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices were trading with deep cuts today(19 May 2022) in tune with the sharp global selloff. The BSE Sensex sank 1000 points to 53,180, and the NSE Nifty tanked 300 points to 15,920. The broader markets were also weak in line with frontline indices. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slumped up to 2 percent. The market breadth was extremely negative with 1,170 stocks declining as against 423 rising on the BSE. The India VIX surged 9 percent to 24 levels indicating high nervousness among investors. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ends low @ 54208.53, Nifty @ 16240.30

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 109.94 points or 0.20% at 54,208.53, and the Nifty was down 19 points or 0.12% at 16,240.30, as equity markets turned volatile during the afternoon session, and ultimately ended lower on Wednesday. Tata Consumer Products, Shree Cements, UltraTech Cement, Cipla, and HUL were among the top Nifty gainers. However, the losers were Power Grid Corporation, BPCL, Apollo Hospitals, Tata Motors, and Tech Mahindra. About 1865 shares have advanced, 1409 shares declined, and 108 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index dipped 0.13 percent while the BSE SmallCap index added 0.33 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty Realty and PSU Bank indices were the worst hit as they slipped 1.75 percent and 1.6 percent on the NSE. Nifty Bank index fell 0.4 percent, Nifty IT was down 0.5 percent, and Nifty PSU Bank tanked 1.6 percent On the flip side, defensive sectors FMCG and Pharma rose over 1 percent each. India VIX, the volatility index, settled 2 percent down at the 22.30 level.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 250 points to 54,570, and Nifty slipped 70 points to 16,330

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started today's(18 May 2022) session with mild gains amid mixed cues. The BSE Sensex rose 250 points to 54,570, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 70 points to 16,330. Bharti Airtel, Infosys, Tech M, Wipro, Tech M, Dr. Reddy's, Sun Pharma, and Bajaj Finance were the top winners on the Sensex, rising up to 2 percent. Eicher Motors, Cipla, and SBI Life were the additional Nifty winners. On the downside, PowerGrid, NTPC, Tata Steel, Coal India, ONGC, Hindalco, JSW Steel, and Nestle were the top laggards on the benchmarks. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1344 points, nifty at 16259.30

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 1,344.63 points or 2.54% at 54,318.47, and the Nifty was up 417 points or 2.63% at 16,259.30, as investors indulged in broad-based buying.ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) ITC, Infosys, Tata Steel, and L&T contributed the most to the indices’ gain. On the S&P BSE Sensex, just three stocks — Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Power Grid Corporation of India, and HDFC Bank — were trading in the red. About 2575 shares have advanced, 693 shares declined, and 112 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index gained nearly 7 percent as China -- the biggest consumer of industrial products -- eased Covid-19 related restrictions. All l other sectoral indices are up between 1-3 percent. The BSE MidCap and Smallcap indices rose in tandem and added 2.5 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively.

LIC stock may be held for long term even if there's no listing gain: Experts

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) failed to cheer investors on its listing day, as its shares debuted at an 8.6 percent discount at Rs 867 apiece on the BSE. On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the shares debuted at Rs 872, down 8.1 percent against the issue price of Rs 949. The debut was below expectations, and also lower than the discounted value at which shares were offered to policyholders (a discount of Rs 60 per share). "Due to the volatile market conditions amid which LIC’s stock is listing, it may not provide listing gains. New investors who have got an allotment should not feel disappointed due to this. We strongly believe LIC’s stock is a sound long-term bet. If you hold on to this stock for more than three years, you are likely to earn decent returns,” say experts.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 600 points to 53,570, and Nifty climbed above 16,000

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
In Indian markets, the key benchmark indices extended gains in early deals today(17 May 2022). The BSE Sensex rose 600 points to 53.570, and the NSE Nifty climbed above 16,000. Meanwhile, LIC is listed at Rs 867.20 on the BSE, a discount of 8.6 percent as against the issue price of Rs 949. The stock touched a low of Rs 860.10, and then recovered and rallied to a high of Rs 920. At 10:13 AM, the stock traded at Rs 897.50 with around 1.28 million shares has exchanged hands on the BSE. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also opened in the positive territory, rising up to 0.7 percent. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 180 points, Nifty at 15842.30

Monday, May 16, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 180.22 points or 0.34% at 52,973.84, and the Nifty was up 60.10 points or 0.38% at 15,842.30 as global markets supported the trading sentiment.NTPC, Bajaj Finance, Maruti Suzuki, SBI, HDFC, Kotak Bank, M&M, and IndusInd Bank were the top gainers on the Sensex index. On the downside, the top laggards were Ultratech Cement, Asian Paints, ITC, TCS, HCL Tech, Nestle, and Dr Reddy's Labs. About 2180 shares have advanced, 1138 shares declined, and 172 unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices outperformed the benchmarks by adding 1.5 percent and 1.15 percent, respectively. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank index was the top gainer, up 3 percent, and capital goods, auto, realty, and power gained 1 percent each. while the Nifty IT index was the worst hit, down 0.75 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 500 points to 53,300 and Nifty was above 15,900, up 150 points

Monday, May 16, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices were higher in today's(16 May 2022) early trade amid broad-based buying. The BSE Sensex rose 500 points to 53,300 and the NSE Nifty50 was above 15,900, up 150 points. Reliance, ICICI Bank, HDFC twins, and SBI led the upmove. The broader markets were also buoyant. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 1 percent higher. Read more

SBI Q4 result: Net profit rises 41% YoY

Friday, May 13, 2022
The country’s biggest state-owned lender State Bank of India on Friday reported a 41.27 percent jump in standalone net profit for the quarter ending March at Rs 9,113.53 crore, up from Rs 6,450.75 crore in the same quarter a year ago, which was below Street's estimate of Rs 9,927.6 crore. The lender also announced a dividend of Rs 7.10 per share. The date of payment of the Dividend is fixed on June 10, 2022. SBI's profit grew 8 percent from Rs 8,432 crore in Q3FY22, driven primarily by a healthy increase in net interest income (NII).SBI's net interest income for the reported quarter came in at Rs 31,198 crore as against analysts' expectations of Rs 31,800 crore. This is 15.26 percent higher than Rs 27,067 crore the company announced last year. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ends 137 points low, Nifty at 15782.15

Friday, May 13, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 136.69 points or 0.26% at 52,793.62, and the Nifty was down 25.80 points or 0.16% at 15,782.20 for the sixth straight day despite an upbeat global mood., as the investors booked profit in banks and metal stocks.SBI was the biggest laggard on the index, down nearly 5 percent, as the lender's Q4 missed Street's estimates.NTPC, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Airtel, HDFC twins, and Bajaj twins were the other draggers. Gainers included Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, M&M, ITC, and HUL. The BSE SmallCap index added over 1.3 percent and the BSE MidCap index gained 0.6 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal index fell 2 percent, followed by the Nifty Bank index (down over 1 percent). On the upside, the Nifty Auto index gained 2.5 percent

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 300 points to 53,246, while Nifty was around 15,900 level, after touching 16,000 earlier

Friday, May 13, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices erased their opening gains in early deals as financial stocks underperformed. The BSE Sensex was up 300 points to 53,246, while the NSE Nifty was around the 15,900 level after it touched 16,000 earlier. The broader markets were in the green with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rising up to 1.4 percent. Read more

Asian and emerging markets entering the late stages of a bear market

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Asian and emerging markets are entering the late stages of a bear market, said some analysts in their outlook note yesterday(12 May 2022). The near-term risks, the note said, are known, but potent. Typically, a market is said to be in a bear phase when the frontline stock indices drop 20 percent or more from their recent high. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down for 5th day closes @ 52930.31, Nifty at 15808.00

Thursday, May 12, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 1,158.08 points or 2.14% at 52,930.31, and the Nifty was down 359.10 points or 2.22% at 15, 808 as a result of Inflationary and interest rate hike headwinds, that have emerged as a fallout of the Ukraine-Russia war and easy monetary policy, are biting into equity returns. HCL Technologies was the only Sensex stock to have closed with gains, up 0.08%. IndusInd Bank was the worst performer, down 5.7%, followed by Tata Steel, Bajaj Finance, and Bajaj Finserv. About 747 shares have advanced, 2542 shares declined, and 84 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index fell 2.2 percent and the BSE SmallCap index shed 1.9 percent. Sectorally, all the key indices closed in the negative zone with the Nifty PSU Bank index seeing the worst knock, down over 5 percent.India VIX was up 6.45% on the closing bell at 24.27

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex shed around 1,000 points, while Nifty fell below the 15,900-level

Thursday, May 12, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices opened with sharp cuts today(12 May 2022) and extended losses in early deals as global markets fell on high US inflation data for April which has further dented the investors' confidence. The BSE Sensex shed around 1,000 points, while the NSE Nifty fell below the 15,900-level. Read more

Delhivery IPO opens today. Should you invest or Not?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The Rs 5,235 crore IPO of India’s largest logistics service provider Delhivery will open for subscription today and close on Friday, May 13. The IPO is the second biggest for Dalal Street in the calendar year 2022 (CY22) after LIC. The IPO consists of a fresh issue of shares worth Rs 4,000 crore, and an offer-for-sale of Rs 1,235 crore. The price band of the issue is set at Rs 462-487 a share. Delhivery, which is the leading fully-integrated logistics services player in India by fiscal 2020-21 (FY21) revenue as per reports, has a diverse consumer base with 23,113 active customers. These are majorly e-commerce marketplaces, and direct-to-consumer e-tailers and enterprises. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex down 276 points, Nifty at 16167.10

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 276.46 points or 0.51% at 54,088.39, and the Nifty was down 72.90 points or 0.45% at 16167.10 as global cues remained subdued ahead of critical macroeconomic data. Axis Bank was the top gainer on Sensex, up 2.5% while IndusInd Bank gained 1.67%, followed by HDFC, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Larsen & Toubro was down 2% as the worst-performing Sensex stock, accompanied by Bajaj Finserve, NTPC, and Bajaj Finance. About 787 shares have advanced, 2531 shares declined, and 116 are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index was down 0.3 percent, and the Smallcap index slipped 2.2 percent. Among sectors, bank and realty indices were up 0.5 percent each, while IT, auto, FMCG, pharma, power, and capital goods indices shed 0.5-1 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 250 points to 54,100, while Nifty climbed 60 points to 16,170

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The markets in India turned negative in early deals today(11 May 2022) as selling pressure built up in IT and FMCG counters. In tune with the global markets ahead of key macro-economic data the key indices are choppy in trade. The US is slated to release its April inflation numbers later today, while China's factory and consumer prices for the month have come above estimates. China's consumer price index (CPI) for April grew 0.4 percent month-on-month compared to 0.6 percent in March due to Covid-19 induced supply disruptions. The BSE Sensex was down 250 points to 54,100, while the NSE Nifty climbed 60 points to 16,170. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 106 points, Nifty at 16240.05

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 105.82 points or 0.19% at 54,364.85, and the Nifty was down 61. Tata Steel was the worst-performing Sensex stock on Tuesday, tanking 7.22%, followed by Sun Pharma and NTPC. Hindustan Unilever was the top gainer, up 3%. Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, and Ultratech Cement were some of the other gainers.About 848 shares have advanced, 2428 shares declined, and 132 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down over 2 percent each. Sectorally, the BSE Metal index slumped 5.6 percent. The Power index tumbled over 4 percent. The Power, Energy, and Realty indices were down 2-3 percent each.India's VIX remained above 22 levels.

LIC IPO subscribed 2.95 times, generates bids worth Rs 43,933 crore

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Life Insurance Corporation of India’s (LIC’s) initial public offering (IPO) saw 2.95 times more demand than the shares on offer on the final day of bidding on Monday, generating bids worth Rs 43,933 crore. The subscription was primarily driven by domestic investors, mainly retail. The IPO saw 7.33 million applications from retail investors, the highest ever for a domestic issue, topping Reliance Power’s 2008 record of 4.8 million. The issue, however, got a lukewarm response from foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) amid global risk-off sentiment due to rising bond yields. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 100 points to 54,580, while Nifty gained 30 points to 16,330

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The markets in India opened with nominal gains today(10 May 2022) as US futures traded higher this morning. The BSE Sensex rose 100 points to 54,580, while the NSE Nifty gained 30 points to 16,330. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Asian Paints, Maruti, HUL, SBI, Ultratech Cement, Bajaj Finserv, Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank, and IndusInd Bank were the top gainers, up to 3 percent higher. Britannia and Shree Cement were the additional Nifty winners. Infosys, RIL, Tata Steel, ONGC, Hindalco, and JSW Steel, meanwhile, were the top laggards across the two benchmarks. Read more

Closing bell:Sensex ended 364 points lower at 54,471 while Nifty was down 109 points at 16,302

Monday, May 9, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices ended off the today's(9 May 2022) low led by renewed buying interest in select IT and financial shares. Earlier in the day, the indices fell sharply tracking weak cues from the overseas markets. The S&P BSE Sensex tumbled to a low of 53,918 in the opening trades dragged by index heavyweight Reliance Industries and FMCG majors. The BSE index recouped partly and ended 364 points lower at 54,471. The NSE Nifty was down 109 points at 16,302. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 600 points to 54,220, while Nifty shed 170 points to 16,237

Monday, May 9, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices were subdued in early deals on weak cues today(9 May 2022), although they came off lows as IT shares saw some recovery. The BSE Sensex was down 600 points to 54,220, while the NSE Nifty shed 170 points to 16,237. The broader markets underperformed the benchmarks with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices down up to 1.6 percent. India VIX rose 4.5 percent to cross 22 levels. Read more

Closing bell: Sensex tumbled to a low of 54,587, and settled 867 points lower at 54,835 while Nifty plunged 272 points to 16,411

Friday, May 6, 2022
On closing bell today(6 May 2022) the key benchmark indices ended with significant losses amid a global market rout as record-high inflation fueled fears of a faster rate hike, threatening the world economies. The S&P BSE Sensex tumbled to a low of 54,587 and finally settled 867 points lower at 54,835. In the process, the BSE index was down 3.9 percent (2,226 points) for the week. Similarly, the NSE Nifty plunged 272 points to 16,411, ending the week with a huge loss of 4 percent. Financial and IT shares bore the brunt of the selling pressure. Bajaj Finance slumped 4.8 percent, while Bajaj Finserv tanked 3.5 percent. Axis Bank shed 4 percent. Nestle India too declined by over 3 percent. Read more

Indian equities-buy only on a dip: Chris Wood

Friday, May 6, 2022
Christopher Wood, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies in his latest note to investors, GREED & fear suggested that India remains Asia's best long-term structural story in terms of equities and investors should buy their favourite stocks on a decline. However, given the macro headwinds – the need to tighten monetary policy combined with the continuing risk, if not probability, of a much higher oil price, are the key reasons Wood has been in no hurry to add to the 'overweight' position he has in Indian equities in his Asia ex-Japan portfolio. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell over 1,000 points to 54,668, while Nifty shed 316 points to 16,366

Friday, May 6, 2022
The domestic benchmark indices suffered deep losses today(6 May 2022) following the sharp losses in the US markets overnight and Asian stocks this morning. The BSE Sensex fell over 1,000 points to 54,668, while the NSE Nifty shed 316 points to 16,366. All frontline stocks were in the red. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Bajaj Twins, Maruti, Wipro, Ultratech Cement, HCL Tech, Axis Bank, Infosys, HUL, and Tata Steel were the top losers, down up to 3 percent. Read more

Asian equities witness large outflows for last four months

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Asian equities saw massive foreign capital outflows in April. This is mainly driven by the expectations of a hawkish policy by the U.S. Federal Reserve and concerns over the impact of China's lockdowns on regional growth. Overseas investors offloaded Asian equities worth $14.22 billion in their fourth straight month of net selling, Refinitiv data for stock exchanges in Taiwan, India, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand showed. The region's combined net foreign selling from January to April stood at $45.76 billion, the most in the first four months since at least 2008. Read more

CLOSING BELL:Sensex at 55,702, up 33 points while Nifty closed at 16,683, up 5 points

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Indian equity indices pared their gains at the fag-end of the session and ended flat as US index futures indicated a subdued start on Wall Street later today. The S&P BSE Sensex declined 865 points from the day's high to end at 55,702, up 33 points or 0.06 percent on the BSE. The NSE Nifty50, meanwhile, shut shop at 16,683, up 5 points or 0.03 percent, after hitting a high of 16,946 earlier today. Tech M, Hero MotoCorp, Infosys, HCL Technologies, Wipro, and Tata Steel were the top Nifty gainers, rising 2-4 percent on the NSE. IndusInd Bank, Tata Consumer Products, Britannia Industries, Nestle India, Ultratech Cement, Sun Pharma, Eicher Motors, and RIL were the top laggards, down in the equivalent range. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 800 points to 56,540, while Nifty climbed 250 points to reclaim the 16,900-mark

Thursday, May 5, 2022
In a sharp reversal to yesterday's losses, the key benchmark indices extended opening gains today(5 May 2022) tracing robust global sentiment after the US Fed's in-line rate hikes. The BSE Sensex rose 800 points to 56,540, while the NSE Nifty climbed 250 points to reclaim the 16,900-mark. On the Sensex-30, Infosys, ICICI Bank, RIL, HDFC twins, and SBI led the upward move. Tata Steel, Tech M, Wipro, M&M, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, and IndusInd Bank were the other notable gainers. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also opened firmly in the positive territory, up to 0.9 percent higher. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex tumbled to a low of 55,502, and ended 1,307 points lower at 55,669 and Nifty plunged 391 points to 16,678

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The Indian markets tanked heavily trades today(4 May 2022) after RBI announced a surprise repo rate hike in an unscheduled meeting. The markets, were, already on tenterhooks awaiting the US Federal Reserve meeting outcome later tonight, wherein a 50 bps rate hike is anticipated. In an unscheduled address, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced that the monetary policy committee has unanimously voted to increase the repo rate by 40 bps to 4.40 percent, adding that the central bank's stance remains accommodative. RBI also raised the CRR limit by 50 bps to 4.5 percent with effect from May 21, which in turn will lead to a withdrawal of Rs 87,000 crore from the system, the governor added. Read more

RBI raises repo rate by 40 bps to 4.40 per cent

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das today(4 May 2022) said the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to increase the repo rate by 40 basis points to 4.40 percent with immediate effect. The Governor said that the MPC has also decided to remain accommodative while focusing on withdrawal of accommodation to ensure that inflation remains within the target going forward while supporting growth. Consequently, the standing deposit facility (SDF) rate stands adjusted to 4.15 percent and the marginal standing facility rate (MSF) to 4.65 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 20 points to 56,997, and Nifty largely unchanged at 17,063

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started the session on a flat note today(4 May 2022)ahead of the US Fed monetary policy outcome. The BSE Sensex rose 20 points to 56,997, and the NSE Nifty50 was largely unchanged at 17,063. PowerGrid, NTPC, Tata Steel, ITC, Axis Bank, Infosys, Maruti and SBI were the top winners on the Sensex. Britannia, ONGC, BPCL, and Tata Motors were the additional gainers on the Nifty. Bharti Airtel, TCS, Dr. Reddy's, Titan, HDFC Bank, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, Hindalco, and Apollo Hospitals were the leading losers, slipping up to 2 percent on the two indices. Read more

India's $5-trillion economy dream not before FY29: IMF data

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the wait for India to become a $5-trillion economic powerhouse by 2024-25 (FY25) is going to take longer than what the finance ministry had originally intended. The vision will instead be achieved in 2028-29 (FY29), revealing the IMF data, illustrating a four-year delay. Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran had in February said India would become a $5-trillion economy by 2025-26 or the following year, on the back of an 8-9 percent sustained growth rate in the real gross domestic product (GDP). Read more

Indian exports rose by 24.22 percent to USD 38.19 billion in April

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Indian exports rose by 24.22 percent to USD 38.19 billion in April on account of healthy performance by sectors like petroleum products, electronic goods, and chemicals, the commerce ministry said on Tuesday. Imports during the month under review grew 26.55 percent to USD 58.26 billion. The trade deficit in April 2022 widened to USD 20.07 billion as against USD 15.29 billion in the year-ago period, it said.

HDFC Q4 net profit rises 16.4% YoY to Rs 3,700 crore

Monday, May 2, 2022
HDFC Ltd today reported a 16.4 percent year-on-year rise in net profit of ₹3,700 crores for the March quarter, Company had reported ₹3,180 crores in the year-ago period, which was above analysts' estimate of Rs 3,306.7 crore. The net interest income (NII) for the quarter stood at Rs 4,601 crore compared with Rs 4,027 crore in the previous year, representing a growth of 14 percent. The Board has recommended a dividend for the year ended March 31, 2022, of ₹30 per equity share. During the year ended March 2022, individual approvals and disbursements grew by 38 percent and 37 percent, respectively compared to the previous year. The average size of individual loans stood at Rs 33 lakh (compared to Rs 29.5 lakh last year). For the quarter ended March 31, 2022, the average loan size was Rs 34.7 lakh. As of March 31, 2022, the assets under management (AUM) stood at ₹6.53 lakh crore as against ₹5.69 lakh crore in the previous year. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ends flat at 56975.99, Nifty at 17069.10

Monday, May 2, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 84.88 points or 0.15% at 56,975.99, and the Nifty was down 33.40 points or 0.20% at 17,069.10 as domestic equities bounced back sharply off lows in the fag-end of the session and ended around the flat line on Monday. The reversal came as US Futures indicated a positive start on Wall Street later today.IndusInd Bank was the top gainer on the Sensex index today, NTPC, Tata Steel, HDFC, PowerGrid, and ITC were the other major gainers. On the downside. Titan Company slipped 3 percent, followed by Wipro, Tech M, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, and Asian Paints. About 1201 shares have advanced, 2180 shares declined, and 175 shares are unchanged. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 0.45 percent and 0.8 percent down, respectively. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal and Private Bank indices were the top gainers on the NSE (gaining 0.5 percent each), while the Nifty IT down 1.5 percent was the worst hit.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 500 points to 56,528, while Nifty shed 131 points to 16,970

Monday, May 2, 2022
Influenced by the weak global sentiment, the benchmark indices started the new week today (2 May 2022)with deep cuts. The BSE Sensex fell 500 points to 56,528, while the NSE Nifty shed 131 points to 16,970. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Infosys, Tech M, Bajaj Twins, Maruti, Asian Paints, Sun Pharma, Titan, L&T, and HDFC twins were the top laggards. IndusInd Bank, NTPC, and Axis Bank, meanwhile, were the only stocks in green on Sensex. Tata Motors and Divi's Labs were the additional gainers on the Nifty. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the negative territory, down up to 0.6 percent. Read more

Wipro Q4 consolidated net profit rises 4% to Rs 3,087 crore

Friday, April 29, 2022
IT Major Wipro Ltd Friday reported a consolidated net profit of ₹3,087 crores for the quarter ended 31 March 2022, up 4% from ₹2,972 crores a year ago. which was in line with analysts' expectations. The Bengaluru-based company's consolidated revenue from operations rose merely 0.3 percent on quarter to Rs 20,860.7 crore for the reported quarter, up 28.4 percent from Rs 16,245.4 crore in the year-ago quarter. “We have had an outstanding year, finishing with $10.4 billion in revenues, and an industry-leading growth of 27% year on year. This is our sixth straight quarter of strong revenue growth at or over 3%," said Wipro CEO Thierry Delaporte. Wipro said it expects revenue from our IT services business to be in the range of $2,748 million to $2,803 million. This translates to a sequential growth of 1% to 3%. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 460 points, Nifty at 17102.55

Friday, April 29, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 460.19 points or 0.80% at 57,060.87, and the Nifty was down 142.50 points or 0.83% at 17,102.50., as investors booked profits at higher levels. Axis Bank was the top Sensex drag, tumbling 6.4 percent. It was followed by Wipro, Maruti Suzuki, Power Grid Corporation of India, State Bank of India (SBI), and Titan Company. On the flip side, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Sun Pharma, HDFC Bank, Tata Steel, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), and HUL were top index gainers. The MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped about 1 percent each. Sectorally, all the indices ended the day in the red zone, dragged by the Nifty Oil and Gas index, down 2.5 percent. Realty, PSU bank, power, and capital goods indices lost 1-2 percent. Bank Nifty fell nearly 1 percent to close at 36,088.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 700 points, Nifty at 17245.05

Thursday, April 28, 2022
At Close, the BSE Sensex on Thursday jumped 721 points or 1.27 percent to 57,540, and the Nifty50 jumped 210 points or 1.23 percent to 17,248, as investors indulged in short covering. Market breadth was slightly positive as about 982 shares advanced against 933 declining scrips on the NSE. Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints, NTPC, Power Grid Corporation of India, L&T, State Bank of India, ITC, and Reliance Industries were among the top index gainers. On the flip side, Bharti Airtel, M&M, HCL Tech, and HDFC Bank finished trade in the red. The BSE MidCap index added 0.86 percent while the BSE Smallcap index edged only 0.19 percent higher. Bank Nifty settled over 1 percent up at 36,444.

Bajaj Auto Q4 earnings result

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Shares of Bajaj Auto dipped over 2 percent in early trade on Thursday after the company reported a 2 percent decline in consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 2022 as sales in both domestic and export markets were hit by weak demand and semiconductor shortage. The two and three-wheeler makers on April 27 declared a 10.3 percent year-on-year increase in standalone profit after tax (PAT) to Rs 1,469 crore as compared to a profit of Rs 1,332 crore reported in the same quarter a year ago. Domestic and international sales of two-wheelers and commercial vehicles crossed the 4.3 million mark and resulted in a turnover of Rs 34,354 crore in FY22. Total revenue from operations declined to ₹ 7,975 crores during the fourth quarter, as compared with ₹ 8,596 crores in the same period of FY21. The full-year profit for the company has improved 10.2 percent to Rs 5,019 crore from Rs 4,555 crore achieved in FY21. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 200 points to 57,048, while Nifty climbed 75 points to 17,110

Thursday, April 28, 2022
The Indian markets were trading with modest gains today(28th April 2022) tracking firm global cues. The BSE Sensex was up 200 points to 57,048, while the NSE Nifty climbed 75 points to 17,110. Among the Sensex-30 shares, HUL, Sun Pharma, M&M, IndusInd Bank, Asian Paints, Bajaj finserv, Axis Bank, L&T, and Tata Steel were the top gainers, rising up to 3 percent. On the Nifty, Divis labs, UPL, and Apollo hospitals were the additional top winners. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 537 points, Nifty at 17038.40

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 537.22 points or 0.94% at 56,819.39, and the Nifty was down 162.40 points or 0.94% at 17,038.40 due to fears of a weak global growth outlook due to the Ukraine-Russia war, coupled with rising Covid-19 cases, equity markets headed lower while oil prices rose. Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Bajaj Finserv, and State Bank of India (SBI) contributed the most to the indices’ loss. while gainers were Hero MotoCorp, Tata Steel, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, and TCS. About 1146 shares have advanced, 2140 shares declined, and 107 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed up to 0.8 percent down. Sectorally, all the indices closed in the red zone, led by the Nifty Financial Services index down 1.45 percent, bank, oil & gas, power indices down a percent each. India VIX, the volatility index surged 7.4 percent to settle at 20.61 levels.

Bajaj Finance shares fall 6.5 percent after Q4 result

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Shares of Bajaj Finance dropped 6.63 percent to Rs 6,758 apiece on the BSE in Wednesday’s intra-day trade despite registering strong growth in net profit by 80 percent year on year (YoY) at Rs 2,420 crore for the fourth quarter due to higher net interest income and lower provisions. that ended in March 2022 (Q4FY22).as analysts remained mixed on the company’s future prospects. Bajaj Finance’s net interest income (NII) surged 30 percent y-o-y to Rs 6,068 crore in the March quarter. The company said it was its highest ever consolidated net profit. It also reported the highest ever consolidated profit after tax of Rs 7,028 crore for the fiscal year ended March 2022. The other large component of its revenues was in the form of fees and other income of Rs 1,164 crore, up 51 percent from the same period last year. While asset under management (AUM), portfolio composition, and digital transformation will remain key drivers for the stock, premium valuation, and elevated costs may cap upside. Read more

RIL becomes 1st Indian company to hit Rs 19-trillion m-cap

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
In the past seven trading days, the stock price of RIL has appreciated by 11 percent from a level of Rs 2,544 on April 18, 2022. In the past three months, the stock has rallied 20 percent, as compared to a 0.42 percent decline in the S&P BSE Sensex. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 400 points to 57,000, while Nifty shed 121 points to 17,070 levels

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The domestic benchmark indices were trading with cuts today( 27th April 2022) in tune with the global weakness. The BSE Sensex was down 400 points to 57,000, while the NSE Nifty shed 121 points to 17,070 levels. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Bajaj twins, Wipro, HUL, Infosys, Titan, Teh M, SBI, Axis Bank, meanwhile, were the top laggards, slipping up to 4 percent. Whereas, NTPC, Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, HDFC Life, Hindalco, and Adani Ports were the top benchmark gainers. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also opened in red down up to 0.24 percent. Read more

Mahindra CIE gains 13% on strong Q`1 profit

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Shares of Mahindra CIE Automotive surged 13 percent to Rs 225 on the BSE in Tuesday’s intra-day trade, after the company posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 161.42 crore for the first quarter ended March. The company had reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 10.09 crore in the year-ago period. The company, which follows January-December financial year, said revenue from operations rose to Rs 2,588.36 crore, up from Rs 2,189.4 crore in the January-March period of the previous year. The board of the Pune-based firm has also recommended a final dividend of Rs 2.5 per share of Rs 10 each for the financial year ended December 31, 2021. The stock rallied 20 percent in the past two trading days. The management also remains positive on two-wheeler and tractor segments after a weak show in the last quarter. Mahindra CIE's Indian operations plan to make use of these opportunities and grow faster than underlying market segments. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 776 points, Nifty at 17200.80

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 776.72 points or 1.37% at 57,356.61, and the Nifty was up 246.80 points or 1.46% at 17,200.80 due to the relief rally in global markets helping the Indian equities snap their two-day losing streak. Adani Ports, Bajaj Auto, hero MotoCorp, Power Grid, M&M, Titan, Tata Consumer Products, IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries, and Bajaj Finance were the top gainers in the Sensex pack, while losers are ONGC, Apollo Hospitals, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Hindalco, Wipro, Asian Paints, and TCS ended in the red, About 1886 shares have advanced, 1422 shares declined, and 108 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index added 1.6 percent and the BSE SmallCap added 0.7 percent. Sectorally, all the indices ended in the green zone, led by the Nifty Realty and Auto indices, up 3.5 percent and 3 percent, respectively. India's VIX index fell 9.74% to close just above 19 levels.

LIC IPO would be merely a large domestic offering for domestic investors

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Most large global investors that the Central govt had interacted with for Life Insurance Corporation of India’s (LIC’s) initial public offering (IPO) may give the issue a miss. But in their interactions with the Centre, they have committed to consider investing in the insurer’s future offerings, based on its performance as a listed entity. The Centre had reached out to 180-200 large investors that included sovereign wealth funds, investors who focus on only large IPOs globally, and those who make investment decisions based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) track records. Even as the board of LIC has approved a reduction in the size of LIC’s IPO to 3.5 per cent or Rs 21,000 crore, the Centre is still in talks and gauging the response from some of these foreign investors to increase the size to 5 per cent, if they choose to participate in the offering. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 700 points to 57,260, while Nifty climbed 200 points to 17,150

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended their opening gains today(26 April 2022) as global markets reversed losses and oil prices continued retreat. The BSE Sensex rose 700 points to 57,260, while the NSE Nifty climbed 200 points to 17,150. All Sensex shares were in green, barring Asian Paints and Tech M. HUL, Maruti, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Twins, M&M, Sun Pharma, Nestle, ITC and Axis Bank were the top gainers, rising up to 3 per cent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the positive territory, up to 1.4 per cent higher. Read more

Future Group to focus on rebuiding firms as Reliance deal rejected

Monday, April 25, 2022
After the Rs 24,713-crore deal with Reliance Retail was rejected by secured creditors, Debt-ridden Future Group is now focusing on saving and rebuilding firms such as -Future Lifestyle Fashions, and Future Supply Chain Solutions, Future Consumer, and Future Enterprises, according to industry sources. However, Future Group's flagship firm Future Retail Ltd (FRL), which has nearly Rs 18,000 crore debt, is bound to face the corporate insolvency resolution process before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). According to some industry sources, other companies like Future Enterprises Ltd (FEL), Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd (FLFL), Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd (FSCSL), Future Consumer Ltd (FCL) can sustain on their own and can be rebuilt by restructuring their liabilities with the help of current lenders and investors. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 729 points to 56,467, and Nifty slipped 224 points to 16,950

Monday, April 25, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started today's(25 April 2022) session with deep cuts tracking downbeat global sentiment. The BSE Sensex fell 729 points to 56,467, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 224 points to 16,950. Barring ICICI Bank and NTPC, all other Sensex stocks were in red, led by losses in HUL, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, HDFC twins, Wipro, Tata Steel, and Tech M, down up to 3 percent. Along with the two Sensex gainers, auto stocks were also outperforming the weak market with Bajaj Auto, HeroMoto, Maruti, and M&M being the top Nifty winners. The broader markets also opened in the red. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell up to 1.2 percent. Read more

HCL Technologies gains 3 percent after Q4 result

Friday, April 22, 2022
Shares of HCL Technologies Ltd jumped about 3% at ₹1,135 apiece in Friday's early deals on the BSE after the IT company reported a nearly 24% jump in its Q4 net profit at ₹3,593 crores compared to Rs 1,102 crore reported in the corresponding quarter a year ago. whereas revenue for the March quarter rose 15% from a year earlier to ₹22,597 crores as against Rs 19,642 crore reported in the year-ago period. On a sequential basis, revenues increased 1.2 percent in comparison with Rs 22,331 crore reported during the previous quarter. Due to the impact of deferred tax credit and the one-time milestone bonus paid during Q4FY21, the adjusted net profit during the same period last year stood at Rs 2,962 crore. The adjusted profit after tax for the quarter grew 21.3 percent year on year. It also declared an interim dividend of Rs 18/- per equity share of Rs.2/- each with a record date of April 29, 2022. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 714 points, Nifty at 17171.95

Friday, April 22, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 714.53 points or 1.23% at 57,197.15, and the Nifty was down 220.60 points or 1.27% at 17,172 as investors dumped stocks across the board. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top gainer on Sensex, up 0.84%, followed by Bharti Airtel, ITC, and HCL Technologies. State Bank of India was the worst-performing stock, falling 3.2%, accompanied by HUL, and IndusInd Bank. About 1447 shares have advanced, 1882 shares declined, and 115 shares are unchanged. While Bank, Financial Services, Pharma, and Metal indices were the worst hit down around 2 percent each, Auto, FMCG, and IT indices were the least hit sectors, down 0.6 percent each. The BSE MidCap index and Smallcap index slipped 0.7 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. while India's VIX rose 2.8% to close above 18 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 520 points to 57,390 levels while the Nifty shed 156 points to 17,236

Friday, April 22, 2022
In tune with the weak global cues, the Indian benchmark indices were trading 1 percent lower today(22 April 2022). The S&P BSE Sensex fell 520 points to 57,390 levels while the Nifty50 shed 156 points to 17,236. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index was down 0,18 percent while the BSE SmallCap was up 0,16 percent. Sectorally, all the key indices were in the negative zone. The Nifty Bank, Private Bank, Metal, and Pharma indices were down between 1 percent each. Read more

LIC IPO likely to hit market on May 2;size may be cut to Rs 21K cr

Friday, April 22, 2022
The size of the LIC's initial public offering (IPO) may be slashed to Rs 21,000 crore, according to some sources. The IPO, however, may come with a greenshoe option of Rs 9,000 crore. The total IPO size, after accounting for the greenshoe option, will work out to Rs 30,000 crore and will lead to a 5 percent dilution of the government stake. The government currently holds a 100 percent stake in LIC. The IPO is now expected to hit the market on May 2, sources said. The insurance giant’s valuation may be reduced to just Rs 6 trillion, which will be 1.1 times its embedded value of Rs 5.4 trillion, they added. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 874 points, Nifty at 17392.60

Thursday, April 21, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 874.18 points or 1.53% at 57,911.68, and the Nifty was up 256.10 points or 1.49% at 17,392.60. Kotak Mahindra Bank, Maruti Suzuki India, and Bajaj Finserv were the top gainers. Nestle India fell the most on Sensex, followed by Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, and Bajaj Auto. About 2252 shares have advanced, 1089 shares declined, and 96 shares are unchanged. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rose in tandem with the frontline indices and added up to 1.3 percent. All the sectoral indices ended in the green with a bank, pharma, auto, IT, power, realty, and capital goods indices up 1-2 percent. India's VIX index fell 4.4% and gave up 18 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 401 points at 57,438 levels, while Nifty at 17,242, up 105 points

Thursday, April 21, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices clocked decent gains in early deals today(21 April 2022) as domestic markets looked to stabilise after the recent rout, supported by firm global cues. The benchmark indices on the BSE were up 401 points, or 0.7 percent, at 57,438 levels, while the 50-pack index on the NSE was at 17,242, up 105 points or 0.62 percent. Shares of Reliance Industries hit fresh record high of Rs 2,775, up 2 percent, on the BSE after global brokerage Morgan Stanley said in an April 20 report that heightened awareness of energy security is creating new and bigger markets for solar panels and electrolyzers, which not only inflects RIL's new energy ROCE but will also help fund this growth. The brokerage has set a 1-year target price at Rs 3,253. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 500 points at 57,010, and Nifty past 17,100 level

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Today (20 April 2022) bulls made a comeback after a five-day losing run as heavyweight Reliance and IT stocks drove Sensex higher. In early deals, the Sensex was up 500 points at 57,010, and the NSE Nifty was past the 17,100 level. Reliance, Maruti, TCS, HDFC, Wipro, M&M, NTPC, Titan, Dr. Reddy's, Bharti Airtel, Tech M, Infosys, and Nestle were the top winners on the Sensex, up 1-3 percent. On the downside, Kotak Bank, PowerGrid, L&T, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, NTPC, Tata Steel, Apollo Hospitals, HDFC Life, and ONGC were the top losers on the two indices. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Market volatile;Sensex opened 250 points up at 57,421, while Nifty climbed 100 points to 17,270

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started today's(19 April 2022) session with nominal gains after a day of a huge sell-off, as global cues remained mixed. But soon after, the indices fizzled out gains and turned volatile. The BSE Sensex opened 250 points up at 57,421, while the NSE Nifty climbed 100 points to 17,270. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Ultratech Cement, Bajaj Twins, Tata Steel, L&T, HUL, Axis Bank, and Titan were the leading gainers, up 1-1.5 percent. Coal India, Eicher Motors, Grasim, and Tata Consumer were the top gainers on the Nifty. Meanwhile, HDFC twins, Infosys, Dr. Reddy's, HCL Tech, Tech M, Bharti Airtel, and Kotak Bank, meanwhile, were the top losers on the indices. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 980 points to 57,358, and Nifty slipped 280 points to 17,195

Monday, April 18, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started today's(18 April 2022) session with deep cuts as large-caps Infosys and HDFC twins opened sharply lower. The BSE Sensex fell 980 points to 57,358, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 280 points to 17,195 Infosys and HDFC Bank tanked 6 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively, on disappointing Q4 earnings. Tech M, HDFC, Wipro, HCL Tech, TCS, Axis Bank, Bajaj finserv, Kotak Bank and Axis Bank were the other top laggards on the Sensex. On the flip side, Tata Steel, NTPC, ITC, PowerGrid, Nestle, ONGC, Cipla, M&M, and Bajaj Auto were the gainers on the Sensex and Nifty. Read more

Indian economy looks better than others, but uncertainty ahead

Saturday, April 16, 2022
The Indian economy looks better than almost any other, according to some positive thinking analysts. If you consider prices, consumer price inflation in the US is at 8.5 percent, a 40-year high. In the euro area, it is 7.5 percent. These are economies used to inflation averaging less than 2 percent. Here in India we may groan over rising petrol and diesel costs and some spectacular price tags on individual food items. Naturally, criticism of the RBI has grown for not having placed greater emphasis much earlier on controlling inflation, which is now well above the target range. Still, India’s consumer price inflation is moderate at fractionally under 7 percent. Compared with the Brics economies, Brazilian inflation is in the double-digits at 11.3 percent, as is Russia’s at 16.7 percent. Only China has the inflation beast virtually slain, breathing slowly at just 1.5 per cent. (All numbers are as compiled by The Economist) Read more

Ambuja Cements-ACC deal likely to propel ACC to No. 2 position

Friday, April 15, 2022
The possible acquisition of Holcim India business will be one of the biggest inbound corporate deals in the country. Currently, Walmart Inc.’s $16-billion acquisition of Flipkart Online Services in 2018 remains the biggest acquisition of an Indian asset by any acquirer, followed by BP plc acquisition of a 30 percent stake in Reliance Industries’ 23 oil and gas production blocks in 2011 for $7.2 billion. Bloomberg reported late on 13 April 2022 night that Holcim — the world’s biggest cement maker — is considering a potential sale of its India business

Even for the world’s richest person, $43 billion is a steep price.

Friday, April 15, 2022
Elon Musk’s proposed all-cash offer to buy Twitter Inc. represents about one-sixth of his $250.6 billion fortune. Yet the vast majority of that wealth is tied to his stake in Tesla Inc., the electric carmaker he co-founded that has surged in value over the past two years and lifted him to the top of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk has several financing paths for the purchase. One option is to sell his Tesla shares outright. Another is borrowing against them to stage a leveraged buyout, possibly with outside partners. Musk currently has about $3 billion in cash or other somewhat liquid assets after spending $2.6 billion buying a 9.1% stake in Twitter in recent months, according to Bloomberg calculations. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 237 points, Nifty at 17475.65

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 237.44 points or 0.41% at 58,338.93, and the Nifty was down 54.60 points or 0.31% at 17,475.70 as profit booking in banks and financial stocks weighed on the sentiment. Maruti Suzuki, HDFC, HDFC Bank, Tata Motors and Dr Reddy’s Labs were among the top Nifty losers Whereas, ONGC, Apollo Hospitals, ITC, Sun Pharma and UPL were among the top gainers. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap index slipped 0.21 percent but the BSE SmallCap index added 0.27 percent. Among sectors, the Nifty Private Bank index was the worst hit as it dipped by 1 percent. On the upside, the Nifty Metal index gained the most, rising 0.57 percent. India VIX was down over 2% at 17.79 level.

Poonawalla Fincorp hits 52-week high, surges 44 percent in a month

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Shares of Poonawalla Fincorp (formerly known as Magma Fincorp) hit a 52-week high of Rs 343.75, after rallying 8 percent on the BSE in Wednesday’s intra-day trade on healthy earnings hopes. The multibagger stock has jumped about 44% in the last month whereas it has leaped more than 110% in six months period alone. Sharing its business update, Poonawalla Fincorp said it continued with its growth momentum during Q4FY22. Its assets under management (AUM) grew 17% year-on-year (YoY) to ₹16,575 crores at the end of the quarter ended March 31, 2022. The AUM growth was 9% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ). The assets under management for the housing finance subsidiary Poonawalla Housing Finance Limited crossed the ₹5,000 crore milestone, the company informed in an exchange filing last week. The rating factor enhanced financial flexibility post the significant capital infusion of Rs 3,456 crore in May 2021 resulting in healthy capitalization and low leverage. Read more

Opening Bell: Indices trade flat amid volatility

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Indian equity benchmarks opened higher on Wednesday, after opening over 300 points up, as March inflation spiked to a 17-month high level amid mixed cues from global peers, as investors await more quarterly earnings reports from India Inc for direction. BSE Sensex was flat and was hovering around 58,600 levels while Nifty 50 was marginally up at 17,550 levels. On BSE Sensex, Bharti Airtel, Mahindra & Mahindra, and NTPC stocks were among the top gainers, while the stocks of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and Asian Paints were among the top losers on the benchmark index. India Vix is down over 3.5 percent near 17.50 levels. Among sectors, except IT all other sectoral indices are trading in the green with metal, oil & gas, power indices up 1 percent each. Retail inflation soared to a 17-month high of 6.95% in the month of March, much above the upper tolerance band of the Reserve Bank of India. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 388 points, Nifty at 17530.30

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 388.20 points or 0.66% at 58,576.37, and the Nifty was down 144.70 points or 0.82% at 17,530.30 as rising bond yields, fears of aggressive rate hikes by global central banks, and Covid-19 scare in China are among the key pain-points for investors. Axis Bank soared 1.6% higher to end as the top Sensex gainer, followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Power Grid Corporation. Tata Steel was the top laggard, falling 2.63%, followed by Bajaj Auto, and Tech Mahindra. About 1146 shares have advanced, 2193 shares declined, and 90 shares are unchanged. Bank Nifty outperformed, gaining 0.36% to finish the day at 37,747 while India India VIX closed with losses. Except for bank, all other sectoral indices ended in the red with IT, metal, realty, oil & gas, and capital goods indices down 1-3 percent. BSE midcap and smallcap indices shed over a percent each.

Gufic Biosciences gains 14 percent on improved business outlook

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Shares of Gufic Biosciences jumped over 14 percent on Tuesday and hit a 52-week high of Rs 283.50 after the company received permission to manufacture and sell a drug formulation. Gufic Biosciences Limited has received permission for the sale and distribution of Isavuconazonium Sulfate API and finished formulation Isavuconazole for Injection 200 mg/vial from the Central Licensing Approving Authority, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for manufacture. Isavuconazole is indicated for the treatment of patients 18 years of age and older for the treatment of Invasive Aspergillosis and Invasive Mucormycosis.Isavuconazole is a systemic antifungal drug of triazole class. Meanwhile, rating agency CRISIL Ratings has revised the company's outlook on the long-term bank facilities of Gufic to 'Positive' from 'Stable', while reaffirming the rating at 'CRISIL BBB+' and has assigned its 'CRISIL A2' rating to the short-term bank facility. Read more

Opening Bell: Nifty slips below 17,600,Sensex at 58561.40

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Indian equity benchmarks started on a weak note ahead of Jan-March earnings due this week and amid an overall negative trend across global markets. Also ahead of US inflation data and ECP meeting, even as TCS q4 results came on expected lines on Monday. SGX Nifty Futures index was trading lower by more than 170 points on the Singaporean exchange ahead of the domestic market opening. Benchmark indices were trading lower with the Nifty around 17500 dragged by metal, IT, realty, and capital goods stocks. while the Sensex dropped more than 300 points About 831 shares have advanced, 2115 shares declined, and 91 shares are unchanged. Following benchmarks, Nifty midcap and small-cap indices too opened marginally lower in the red.Maruti Suzuki, Divis Lab, HCL Tech, Cipla, Tata Consultancy Services, Kotak Bank, Apollo Hospitals, ONGC, and HDFC were the top gainers in the Nifty pack. Hindalco, Tata Motors, Tata Steels, BPCL, Wipro, UPL, Bajaj Finserv, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, and JSW Steel Read more

ITC gains 4 percent hits 52 week high

Friday, April 8, 2022
The stock of FMCG major ITC hit a fresh 52-week high of Rs 265.90, up 4 percent on the BSE in Friday's intra-day trade, on the expectation of healthy earnings, against the previous close of Rs 256.60 on BSE. Market cap of the firm rose to Rs 3.26 lakh crore on BSE. The stock of the cigarettes to fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) major has rallied 24 percent in the past six weeks. For the October-December quarter (Q3FY22), ITC had reported strong all-around revenue performance led by robust recovery across markets due to a rise in mobility and an efficient distribution system. Meanwhile, Motilal Oswal has disclosed its Q4 earnings estimates for the consumer sector. It expects ITC to report a net profit of Rs 4,076.4 crore rising 8.7% year-on-year (down 1.9% quarter-on-quarter). Net sales are expected to rise 4.1 percent Y-o-Y (down 12.7 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs 13,842.1 crore, according to Motilal Oswal. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 413 points, Nifty at 17784.35

Friday, April 8, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 412.23 points or 0.70% at 59,447.18, and the Nifty was up 144.80 points or 0.82% at 17,784.30 as Investors heaved a sigh of relief as the Reserve Bank of India decided to keep the interest rates unchanged. ITC was the top gainer in the Sensex pack followed by Dr Reddy's Labs, M&M, Tata Steel, Titan, Reliance Industries, Asian Paints, Nestle India, and IndusInd Bank were the other gainers. On the downside, only Tech M, NTPC, Maruti Suzuki, Sun Pharma, and HCL Tech were the laggards, About 2232 shares have advanced, 1072 shares declined, and 117 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal index was the biggest gainer, rising 2 percent. Meanwhile, the Nifty IT index ended a wee bit in the red. BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rose in tandem with the frontline indices and closed 0.9 percent higher each.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell around 100 pts to 58,920 and Nifty largely flat to 17,630 levels

Friday, April 8, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices gave up early gains today ( 8 April 2022)as the RBI kept the key repo rate unchanged, maintaining the status quo and its accommodative stance. The central bank, however, raised inflation projections for FY23 to 5.7 percent from 4.5 percent, while downgrading real GDP estimates to 7.2 percent from 7.4 percent. The BSE Sensex fell around 100 pts to 58,920 and the NSE Nifty was largely flat to 17,630 levels.

YES Bank hits 52 week high as CARE Ratings upgrade outlook to 'positive'

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Shares of YES Bank surged 10.6 percent to Rs 16.25 per share, hitting a 52-week high in an otherwise weak market after rating agency CARE Ratings upgraded the private bank’s credit rating. The stock price has jumped over 22.5 percent in the last month, and more than 10 percent so far in this calendar year. The rating agency upgraded the outlook to 'positive' on account of stable growth in deposits and advances. On Tuesday, the bank said its net advances grew by 8.8 percent to Rs 181,508 crore in the fiscal ended March 31st. The bank's net advances were at Rs 166,893 crore in the previous fiscal ended March 2021. Deposits during the year grew by 21.1 percent to Rs 197,281 crore as against Rs 162,947 crore in FY21.CASA deposits of the bank have also increased by 52 percent during FY21 to Rs 42,587 crore as of March 31, 2021. The credit to deposit ratio stood at 92 percent as of March 31, 2022, compared to 102.4 percent a year ago, the private sector lender said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 575 points, Nifty at 17639.55

Thursday, April 7, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 575.46 points or 0.97% at 59,034.95, and the Nifty was down 168.20 points or 0.94% at 17,639.50, as weak global cues and nervousness ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy outcome tomorrow kept investors on the sidelines. Adani Ports, Titan Company, HDFC, Power Grid Corp, and ONGC were among the top Nifty losers. Axis Bank, Divis Labs, HUL, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, and ICICI Bank were the top gainers. About 1678 shares have advanced, 1644 shares declined, and 102 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Oil and Gas, and Consumer Durable indices ended over 2 percent and 1.7 percent lower, respectively. On the upside, the Nifty Pharma index added 0.4 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped up to 0.6 percent relative to the benchmarks' 0.97 percent fall.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 350 points to 59,240, and Nifty at 17,700 levels, lower by 100 points

Thursday, April 7, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices were trading with cuts today(7th April 2022) tracking weak global markets due to hawkish FOMC meeting minutes. The BSE Sensex was down 350 points to 59,240, and the NSE Nifty was at 17,700 levels, lower by 100 points. HDFC twins, Maruti, Titan, Wipro, Reliance, TCS, Kotak Bank, and Infosys were the top Sensex losers, down up to 2 percent. ONGC and UPL were the additional top losers on the Nifty.Dr Reddy's, Asian Paints, Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, Cipla and Divis Labs, HUL, NTPC, and Ultratech Cement were the top gainers, on the other hand. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices in the broader markets were in the positive territory, up to 0.5 percent higher. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 566.09 points, Nifty at 17807.65

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 566.09 points or 0.94% at 59,610.41, and the Nifty was down 149.70 points or 0.83% at 17,807.70.HDFC Bank, HDFC, and HDFC Life were the biggest laggards on the 50-pack index. Coal India, Tata Steel, NTPC, UPL, PowerGrid, BPCL, and Bharti Airtel were the gainers on the Sensex pack. About 2094 shares have advanced, 1229 shares declined, and 92 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced about 0.4 per cent each. The Nifty PSU Bank and Metal indices were the only gainers in this subdued market, rising 2 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. On the downside, the Nifty Financial Services and IT indices slipped 1.6 percent each, followed by the Nifty Bank index, down 1.2 percent.

India's services sector expands at fastest pace

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
The services sector in India expanded at its fastest pace so far this year in March as an easing of Covid-19 restrictions boosted demand, but elevated inflationary pressures clouded business confidence, a private survey showed. The S&P Global India Services Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.6 in March from 51.8 in February, beating the 52.5 estimates in a Reuters poll. While the index remained above the 50-mark separating growth from contraction for an eighth straight month, input costs rose at the sharpest pace in 11 years. Higher chemical, fuel, raw materials, retail, transportation, and vegetable prices increased operating expenses, dampening business confidence. Domestic demand increased on high footfall, leading to rising sales and pushing the new business sub-index to a three-month high. However, international demand contracted at its sharpest rate in six months as the Russia-Ukraine war-affected supply chains. Read more

Zomato share price falls 5% after CCI orders probe

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Zomato's share price fell as much as 4.7 percent to Rs 82.15 apiece on BSE in intraday deals on Tuesday, after the Competition Commission of India (CCI) initiated an investigation into its and Swiggy’s business practices. Being, prima facie, satisfied with some allegations made by the National Restaurant Association of India ("NRAI"), the CCI had directed the DG to carry out a detailed investigation as per Section 26(1) of the Act and submit a report within 60 days from receipt of order.“The Hon’ble Commission has mentioned that it has prima facie not found concerns with respect to our independence on levy of commissions or alleged bundling of services, while it would want to investigate aspects such as a preferential listing of restaurant partners and pricing parity across platforms, etc,” Zomato said in a BSE filing. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 435 points, Nifty at 17957.40

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 435.24 points or 0.72% at 60,176.50, and the Nifty was down 96 points or 0.53% at 17,957.40, as investors booked profits in HDFC Bank and HDFC along with other heavyweights. NTPC was the top stock gainer, followed by Power Grid corporation, ITC, and Titan. HDFC Bank was the top laggard, accompanied by Bajaj Finserv, and HDFC. About 2280 shares have advanced, 1035 shares declined, and 97 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty Bank and Financial Services indices were the only losers, slipping around 1.5 percent each. The gains, meanwhile, were led by the Nifty Auto and FMCG indices, up a little over 1 percent each. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 1.3 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

The asset quality of the Indian banking system is set to improve-ICRA

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
The gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of Indian banking systems are estimated to decline to 5.6-5.7 percent by March 2023 from 6.2-6.3 percent in March 2022, according to ICRA. Thus the asset quality of the Indian banking system is set to improve further. The NPAs will decline to 1.7-1.8 percent by end of the current financial year (FY23) as against an estimate of 2 percent by March 2022. However, the rating agency added a caveat saying the performance of restructured loan book poses uncertainty to asset quality. The Russia-Ukraine conflict poses macro-economic challenges related to cost inflation, higher interest rates, and exchange rate volatility, which could pressurise asset quality, it added. The credit and other provisions are estimated to dip to 1.3-1.4 percent of advances in FY23 as against an estimated 1.7-1.8 percent in FY22, said Anil Gupta, vice president, ICRA. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 260 points at 60,348, while Nifty testing 18,000, lower by 58 points

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
The Indian markets opened on a flat note today(5th March 2022), despite upbeat global cues, and slipped into red in early deals. The BSE Sensex was down 260 points at 60,348, while the NSE Nifty was testing 18,000, lower by 58 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, NTPC, Sun Pharma, M&M, PowerGrid, Maruti, TCS, Tata Steel, Dr. Reddy's, L&T, and Titan were the top gainers. Eicher Motors, Adani Ports, ONGC, and Tata Motors were the additional gainers on the Nifty. On the flip side, Bajaj twins, HDFC twins, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Bank, Ultractech Cement, BPCL, meanwhile were the top losers. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were, however, in the positive territory, up to 0.7 percent higher. Sectorally, Nifty Auto, Pharma, and Consumer Durables were the leading gainers, up to 1 percent higher. Nifty Bank and Financials, meanwhile, were the only weak performers. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex up 1,335.05 points, Nifty at 18053.40

Monday, April 4, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 1,335.05 points or 2.25% at 60,611.74, and the Nifty was up 382.90 points or 2.17% at 18,053.40, as the surprise merger announcement of HDFC and HDFC Bank catapulted the benchmark indices beyond key psychological levels on Monday.HDFC Bank, HDFC, Adani Ports, HDFC Life, and Kotak Mahindra Bank were among the top Nifty gainers. Infosys, Titan Company, and Tata Consumer Products were the top losers. About 2534 shares have advanced, 796 shares declined, and 118 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty Financial Services index zoomed 4.5 percent, followed by the Nifty Bank index, up 4 percent. The Nifty IT index clocked the most tepid gains today, rising just 0.2 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were 1.34 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively.

HDFC Bank and mortgage lender HDFC Ltd to merge

Monday, April 4, 2022
India's largest private lender HDFC Bank will merge with housing finance firm HDFC Ltd, the companies said today(4 March 2022). As part of the deal, shareholders of HDFC Ltd will receive 42 shares of the bank for 25 shares held. Existing shareholders of HDFC Ltd will own 41 percent of HDFC Bank. Shares held by the housing finance company in the lender will be extinguished, making HDFC Bank a full-fledged public company, according to reports. The subsidiaries and associates of HDFC Ltd will shift to HDFC Bank, the companies said in a regulatory filing. "The merger—subject to regulatory approval-is coming together of equals. The customer will be the biggest gainer," said Keki Mistry, vice-chairman, and chief executive officer of HDFC, in an investor call. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 613 points to 59,890, while Nifty at 17,830, higher by 161 points

Monday, April 4, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started today's(4th April 2022) session with a positive note driven by banking majors HDFC and HDFC Bank as the two announced a merger deal. The BSE Sensex rose 613 points to 59,890, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,830, higher by 161 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, HDFC and HDFC Bank rose 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively, leading to the index's gains. They were followed by Bajaj Finance, Titan, Tech M, Asian Paints, and HCL Tech. On the Nifty, HDFC Life and Divis Labs were the additional top gainers. On the flip side, M&M, Infosys, Maruti, Eicher Motors, Axis Bank, and ONGC were the top losers on the two benchmarks, down up to 1.5 percent. Read more

FPIs withdraw Rs 41,000 cr in March

Sunday, April 3, 2022
Foreign investors pulled out a massive ₹41,000 crore from the Indian equity market in March in anticipation of rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve and the deteriorating geopolitical environment amid the Russia-Ukraine war, continuing their selling spree for the sixth consecutive month. Flows from foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) are expected to remain volatile in the near term given the headwinds in terms of elevated crude prices and inflation, experts said. According to data available with the depositories, FPIs were net sellers to the tune of ₹41,123 crores in the equity market last month. This was way higher than net withdrawals of ₹35,592 crore in February and ₹33,303 crore in January. Read more

India's GST collections hit all-time high in March at Rs 1.42 trn

Friday, April 1, 2022
India's Gross GST collection in March touched an all-time high of over Rs 1.42 trillion, the Finance Ministry said today(1 April 2022). The gross GST revenue collected in March 2022 is Rs 1.42 trillion, of which CGST is Rs 25,830 crore, SGST is Rs 32,378 crore, IGST is Rs 74,470 crore (including Rs 39,131 crore collected on import of goods) and cess is Rs 9,417 crore (including Rs 981 crore collected on import of goods). The gross GST collection in March 2022 is an all-time high, breaching an earlier record of nearly Rs 1.41 trillion collected in January. Read more

CLOSING BELL: Sensex zoomed 708 points to settle at 59,277 while Nifty soared 206 points or to end at 17,670

Friday, April 1, 2022
Today (1st April 2022) investors started the first day of the new financial year (FY23) with across-the-board buying. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex zoomed 708 points, or 1.2 percent, to settle at 59,277. The Nifty50, meanwhile, soared 206 points or 1.2 percent to end at 17,670. The broader indices, too, advanced in line with large-caps with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices climbing 1.4 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. NTPC, PowerGrid, IndusInd Bank, SBI, HDFC, M&M, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, Wipro, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, and ITC were the biggest Sensex gainers, surging in the range of 1.5 percent to 6 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex 100 points up at 58,665, while Nifty around 17,500, higher by 36 points

Friday, April 1, 2022
The markets in India were holding marginal gains in morning deals today(1 April 2022) after a flat opening on weak global sentiment as US and European indices logged significant losses overnight. The BSE Sensex was 100 points up at 58,665, while the NSE Nifty was around 17,500, higher by 36 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, NTPC, PowerGrid, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, M&M, HDFC Bank, and Reliance were the top gainers, up to 4 percent higher. BPCL, Coal India, UPL, and ONGC, meanwhile, were the additional Nifty gainers. Infosys, HDFC, Titan, Ultratech Cement, Dr Reddy's, Nestle, ICICI Bank, HCL Tech, Tech M, and SBI Life were the top frontline losers, down up to 2.6 percent. Read more

CLOSING BELL:Sensex closed at 58,568, down 115 points and Nifty settled at 17,465, down 33 points

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Benchmark indices swayed in trade today(31 March 2022) as investors adjusted their positions ahead of the monthly F&O expiry. The largely tepid global mood amid geopolitical and economic uncertainty after Russia invaded Ukraine also kept gains in check. The S&P BSE Sensex started gap-up with gains of around 100-odd points, and extedned rally to hit a high of 58,891. However, selling in the second half of the session dragged the index to a low of 58,486. The index, eventually, closed at 58,568, down 115 points or 0.2 percent. On the NSE, the Nifty50 gyrated between 17,560 and 17,435 before settling at 17,465, down 33 points or 0.2 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices, meanwhile, outperformed the frontline indices and closed 0.3 percent higher each. Read more

Axis Bank can jump up to 7% post Citi deal

Thursday, March 31, 2022
The acquisition of Citibank’s India consumer business by Axis Bank did not elicit much enthusiasm in the opening trades on the NSE and BSE. Shares of Axis Bank opened 1.6 percent higher at Rs 763, and have traded sideways so far in the day. Axis Bank’s 52-week high stands at Rs 866.90 recorded in November 2021. The stock trades 19 percent higher from its recent low of Rs 637. Any positive fundamental development on the business front, adds value, and the same impacts are reflected in the share price. It is largely felt by the investors that the stock price moving higher in the future. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 100 points at 58,789, while Nifty climbed to 17,532, higher by 34 points

Thursday, March 31, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started today's(31 March 2022) session with marginal gains, tracking weak global sentiment. The BSE Sensex rose 100 points to 58,789, while the NSE Nifty climbed to 17,532, higher by 34 points. Asian Paints, Axis Bank, M&M, Tata Steel, ITC, HDFC, HUL, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, and IndusInd Bank were the top Sensex winners, up between 0.5-2 percent. On the flip side, Infosys, Reliance, Bharti Airtel, L&T, SBI, Wipro, Hindalco, Apollo Hospitals, meanwhile, were the top laggards on the bourses, down up to 3 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also held mild gains, trading up to 0.6 percent higher. Sectorally, Nifty FMCG, Metals, and Oil & Gas were the top gainers, while PSBs, Realty, and healthcare were subdued. Among stocks, Max Healthcare slipped 3 percent after reports said private equity fund KKR will sell $500 million worth of shares in the company via a block deal today.

CLOSING BELL: Sensex 740 points higher to end at 58,684 while Nifty leaped 173 points to settle at 17,498

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Cyclical sectors such as financials and autos powered an over 1 percent march on the benchmark indices today(30 March 2022) as investors cheered de-escalation talks between Russia and Ukraine. Investor sentiment was boosted following negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian officials in Turkey, at which Russia's deputy defense minister claimed Moscow had decided to "drastically" cut back its military activity near Ukraine's capital. Against this backdrop, Reliance Industries, HDFC twins, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Kotak Bank lifted the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex 740 points higher to end at 58,684. The NSE Nifty50, meanwhile, leaped 173 points to settle at 17,498. The 50-pack index was additionally supported by Bajaj Finserv, Hero MotoCorp, Grasim, Tata Consumer, M&M, and Axis Bank. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 320 points to 58,265, and Nifty climbed 86 points to 17,410 levels

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started today's(30 March 2022) session as Russia said it will pull back troops from Ukraine's Kyiv and other northern areas. The BSE C Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance, Nestle, L&T, HDFC, Asian Paints, Maruti, Axis Bank, Ultratech Cement, and IndusInd Bank were the top Sensex winners, up to 1.4 percent higher. While, Tata Consumer, Tata Motors, and HeroMoto were the additional gainers on Nifty. On the downside, Tata Steel, Tech M, Sun Pharma, NTPC, ONGC, Hindalco, and JSW Steel were the top laggards on the bourses. The broader markets also opened firmly in green with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gaining up to 0.9 percent. Read more

Closing bell:Sensex parked at 57,944, up 350 points while Nifty ended at 17,325, up 103 points

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
As investors stayed divided between 'buy on dips' and 'sell on rally' strategies, today ( 29 March 2022) volatility gripped the benchmark indices. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex gyrated in a narrow range of around 361 points while the Nifty50 traveled within a band of 100 points. By the close, the 30-pack index was parked at 57,944, up 350 points or 0.6 percent, while the broader 50-share index ended at 17,325, up 103 points or 0.6 percent. Adani Ports, Eicher Motors, Divis Labs, Bharti Airtel, JSW Steel, HDFC, SBI Life, Ultratech Cement, Cipla, and Shree Cement were the top gainers in the large-cap space, up between 2 percent and 4.6 percent. On the other hand, Hero MotoCorp, ONGC, Coal India, Indian Oil Corporation, PowerGrid, ITC, and Maruti Suzuki dropped the most, falling between 1 percent and 6.6 percent. Read more

Tata Sons has pocketed Rs 11,164 crore from share repurchase programme of TCS and LIC tendered 1.17 million shares to take home Rs 528 crore

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Tata Sons have pocketed Rs 11,164 crore by tendering 24.81 million shares in the Rs 18,000-crore share repurchase program by the group's flagship firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Meanwhile, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) tendered 1.17 million shares to take home Rs 528 crore. Small shareholders-those holding shares worth up to Rs 2 lakh-tendered 25.3 million shares in the buyback, 4.22 times the 6 million shares reserved for them in the buyback. All other shareholders tendered 5.7 million, 8.1 times the 34 million shares the company intended to buy back. A total of 977,300 valid applications were made by small shareholders and another 151,377 applications came from all other categories of shareholders, as per a regulatory filing made by TCS. A total of 40 million shares were bought at RS 4,500 apiece in the buyback, which concluded last week. Shares of TCS on Monday closed at Rs 3,706. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 223 points to 57,817, while Nifty at 17,285, higher by 63 points

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started the session on a positive note today (29 March 2022)aided by a 9 percent fall in Brent Crude prices overnight. The BSE Sensex rose 223 points to 57,817, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,285, higher by 63 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, HDFC, Ultratech Cement, Asian Paints, Maruti, SBI, Bharti Airtel, and PowerGrid were the top gainers, up to 1.5 percent higher. SBI Life, HDFC Life, UPL, and Tata Motors were the additional Nifty winners. On the other hand, Dr. Reddy's, Tata Steel, ITC, ONGC, Coal India, and Hindalco, meanwhile, were the top losers on the bourses. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also opened in the positive territory, up to 0.55 percent higher. Read more

Sensex rises 768 pts from day's low, ends 231 pts up;Nifty shut shop at 17,222, up 69 points

Monday, March 28, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices swung to the positive zone in the afternoon trade today(28 March 2022) as cyclical counters such as public sector banks, auto, and metals marched ahead. Besides, a fall in crude oil prices and stability in global markets in hopes of a fresh round of talks between Russia and Ukraine supported the sentiment. The S&P BSE Sensex leaped from a low of 56,825 to settle at 57,593.5, up 231 points or 0.4 percent relative to the previous close. The NSE Nifty, on the other hand, bounced back from a low of 17,004 and shut shop at 17,222, up 69 points or 0.4 percent. Bharti Airtel, up 4 percent, was the top gainer on the Nifty50 index, followed by Coal India, Axis Bank, Eicher Motors, ITC, SBI, ICICI Bank, HUL, IndusInd Bank, and Power Grid. On the downside, UPl, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Nestle, HDFC, SBI Life, HDFC Life, HCL Tech, and Adani Ports were the top laggards, falling up to 2 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 34 points to 57,328, and NSE Nifty slipped 17 points to 17,135 levels

Monday, March 28, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started the session on a muted note today (28 March 2022) amid feeble global cues. The BSE Sensex fell 34 points to 57,328, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 17 points to 17,135 levels. The top Sensex performers included Ultratech Cement, Bharti Airtel, Sun Pharma, Titan, Maruti, Wipro, HUL, and PowerGrid, which gained up to 1.1 percent. Cipla, Tata Consumer, Bajaj Auto, Indian Oil, and Grasim were the top Nifty winners. On the other hand, HDFC twins, Kotak Bank, TCS, Dr. Reddy's, UPL, M&M, Nestle, Bajaj Finance, and HCL Tech were the biggest laggards, down between 0.4-1 percent. Read more

India achieve the $400-billion mark for exports as US economy recovers

Friday, March 25, 2022
US Economic recovery from the pandemic has helped India achieve the $400-billion mark for exports for the first time in any fiscal year. According to the preliminary data compiled by the Department of Commerce, India exported goods worth $73 billion to the US from April 1 to March 21 — up 47 percent, compared to last year. The US’ share of exports, compared to total exports, stood at 18.2 percent. The country is also India’s largest trading partner and export destination. Read more

Inox Leisure rallies 12% hits 52-week high as RRR hits cinemas

Friday, March 25, 2022
Shares of Inox Leisure hit a 52-week high of Rs 496.8, surging 12 percent on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade, as the much-anticipated SS Rajamouli's big-budget movie RRR opened in cinemas, with both PVR Ltd and Inox Leisure Ltd stocks hitting over a 25-month high. The stock has been able to hold its ground as pandemic-related restrictions eased and a strong content line-up, ready to be released over the next few months, improved business outlook."A robust revival is on the cards for the multiplex industry. Cinemas have now reopened pan-India and most key states are permitting full occupancy. Multiplex ticket prices are up 14 percent, with a similar recovery across cities. The declining share of single screens remains an opportunity, Edelweiss Research said in a note to investors. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 234 points, Nifty at 17153.00

Friday, March 25, 2022
At Close, Sensex was down 233.48 points or 0.41% at 57362.20, and the Nifty falling 69.80 points or 0.41% at 17153, as energy prices, including crude oil futures, eased after the US and European Union signed an agreement to share energy needs. Titan Company, Tech M, Maruti Suzuki, Cipla, IOC, Nestle India, Hero MotoCorp, Eicher Motors, L&T, TCS, Wipro, and Tata Steel were the top laggards, losing upwards of a percent each. About 1256 shares have advanced, 1958 shares declined, and 91 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dipped 0.3 percent each. Among sectors, the Nifty Realty index was the top gainer, up 1.2 percent. On the flip side, the Nifty Consumer Durable index was the worst hit, down over 2 percent, followed by the Nifty IT and FMCG indices, down up to 1 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 200 points to 57,801, while NSE Nifty at 17,267, higher by 45 points

Friday, March 25, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started to trade with nominal gains today (25 March 2022) tracking mixed global cues. The BSE Sensex rose 200 points to 57,801, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,267, higher by 45 points. The indices, however, turned almost flat within minutes after opening, erasing all gains. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Bajaj twins, SBI, HDFC, Bharti Airtel, M&M, and Kotak Bank were the top gainers. Titan, PowerGrid, Nestle, HDFC Bank, and Maruti, meanwhile, were the top losers. Sectorally, Nifty Auto, Metals, PSBs, Realty, and Oil & Gas were the notable gainers. While, Nifty Bank, IT, Pharma, and FMCG were subdued. Read more

CLOSING BELL:Sensex gyrated 690 points intra-day before settling at 57,596, down 89 points and Nifty50 ended at 17,223, down 23 points

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Indian benchmark indices whipsawed in trade today(24 March 2022), the day of weekly F&O expiry, as geopolitical tensions between Ukraine and Russia remained unabated. Brent crude prices above $120 per barrel also added to investor woes. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex gyrated 690 points intra-day before settling at 57,596, down 89 points or 0.15 percent. The Nifty50, on the other hand, ended at 17,223, down 23 points or 0.13 percent. The 50-share index had touched an intra-day high and low of 17,292 and 17,091, respectively. Read more

GOI may seek crypto log on transactions from banks, exchanges

Thursday, March 24, 2022
As the government begins taxing gains from cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens from April the Indian tax authorities may tell banks and crypto exchanges to report transactions of virtual digital assets (VDAs). So far, the tax department has relied on voluntary disclosures on transactions of VDAs. Once implemented, the sale and purchase of digital assets will reflect in the Annual Information Statement (AIS). The move will ensure that the details about VDA-related transactions are available with the authorities on a real-time basis, and there would be lower chances of revenue leakage or their going unexamined. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex and Nifty earsed losses in early trades, and turned flat

Thursday, March 24, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices opened lower today(24 March 2022) tracking weak global cues as oil prices are sharply higher near $120 a barrel. At open, the BSE Sensex fell 400 points at 57,300, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,130, lower by 115 points. However, the indices erased losses in early trades and turned flat. The broader markets also gained to slip in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.6 percent higher. sectorial indices like Nifty Banks and Financials were the leading losers. On the other hand, Metal, and Energy packs were the top outperformers. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 400 points to 58,198 level and Nifty gained 120 points to reach 17,440

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices opened with strong gains today(23 March 2022), extending yesterday's rally amid firm global cues. The BSE Sensex rose 400 points to 58,198 level, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 120 points to reach 17,440. On the Sensex, Tata Steel, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Ultratech Cement, SBI, M&M, Bajaj twins, IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank were the frontrunners, with gains of up to 2 percent. Hindalco, Dr. Reddy's, SBI Life were the additional top gainers on the Nifty. Meanwhile, ITC, NTPC, and Bharti Airtel, meanwhile, were the only losers on Sensex, up to 1 percent lower. Coal India, Britannia, and BPCL were the top Nifty losers. Read more

Fitch reduces FY23 India growth forecast to 8.5%

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
With the Omicron wave subsiding quickly, containment measures have been scaled back, setting the stage for a pick-up in GDP growth momentum in the June quarter this year, the agency said. It has revised upwards the GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal by 0.6 percentage points to 8.7 percent. "However, we have lowered our growth forecast for FY 2022-2023 to 8.5 percent (-1.8 pp) on sharply higher energy prices," Fitch said while revising up its inflation forecasts. In its Global economic Outlook-March 2022, Fitch said the post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery is being hit by a potentially huge global supply shock that will reduce growth and push up inflation. Read more

Zomato's 10-minute delivery fails to cheer stock market investors

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Indian food-delivery giant Zomato Ltd is facing a backlash on social media for its plans to roll out a 10-minute food service, starting with Gurugram next month, the stock market has not shown any strong reaction to it. The share price of Zomato dipped 1% on Tuesday morning trade, a few hours after the company made the official announcement. However, the announcement was met with widespread skepticism and concern over the safety of the same. Zomato co-founder Deepinder Goyal, said, "After becoming a frequent customer of Blinkit (one of Zomato’s investments in the quick commerce space), I started feeling that the 30-minute average delivery time by Zomato is too slow, and will soon have to become obsolete."Nobody in the world has so far delivered hot and fresh food in under 10 minutes at scale," Goyal wrote on LinkedIn and Twitter. "We were eager to be the first. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 697 points, Nifty at 17315.50

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 696.81 points or 1.22% at 57,989.30, and the Nifty was up 197.90 points or 1.16% at 17,315.50 amid solid buying in Reliance Industries' stock, and IT and auto pack. Tech Mahindra, BPCL, Tata Motors, Reliance Industries, and IOC were among the top Nifty gainers, while losers were HUL, Nestle India, Britannia Industries, Cipla, and Divis Lab. About 1573 shares have advanced, 1745 shares declined, and 99 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.2 percent each. Sectorally, the Nifty Realty fell 1 percent while the Nifty FMCG index dipped 0.7 percent. The Nifty IT index rose 2 percent and the Nifty Auto index added over 1 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 150 points to 57,142 while Nifty at 17,087, lower by 30 points

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
The key benchmark indices opened lower today(22 march 2022) as global sentiment remained subdued amid a sharp rally in oil prices again. The BSE Sensex fell 150 points to 57,142 while the NSE Nifty was at 17,087, lower by 30 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Tata Steel, Wipro, TCS, Tech M, HCL Tech, Dr. Reddy's were among the handful of top gainers, up to 2 percent higher. ONGC, Indian Oil, Hindalco, BPCL, Coal India, JSW Steel were the additional top gainers on the Nifty. Meanwhile, HUL, Neslte, Ultractech Cement, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, HDFC twins, Britannia, and Grasim were the top laggards on the bourses. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were mixed with the former down by 0.2 percent, and the latter in green with equal gains. Read more

Glenmark Pharma rises 5% as Lacosamide tablets get final approval from US watchdog

Monday, March 21, 2022
Shares of Glenmark raised 5 percent to Rs 466, as it announced that it has received final approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for its lacosamide tablets USP — 50, 100, 150, and 200 mg.“The USFDA approval for generic Lacosamide tablets USP reiterates our ongoing commitment to making treatment options more accessible for patients. We look forward to quickly launching this product in the US market," said Robert Crockart, a chief commercial officer of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is a global innovation-driven pharmaceutical company with a presence across Specialty, Generics, and OTC businesses. According to IQVIATM sales data for the 12 month period ending January 2022, the Vimpat® Tablets, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, and 200 mg achieved annual sales of approximately $1.7 billion. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 571 points, Nifty at 17117.60

Monday, March 21, 2022
At Close, Sensex fell 571.44 points or 0.99% at 57292.49, and the Nifty was down 69.40 points or 0.98% at 17117.60, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict failed to de-escalate despite several rounds of talks between the two nations.ICICI Bank, TCS, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC, and Hindustan Unilever were the biggest drags for both indices. Coal India, Hindalco, UPL, Tata Steel, and NTPC, were among the top gainers today, About 1516 shares have advanced, 1919 shares declined, and 140 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.7 percent down while the BSE SmallCap index added 0.4 percent. Sectorally, only the Nifty Metal and Media indices ended in the green, inching up 1.3 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. The top laggards were the Nifty FMCG index, down 2 percent, and the Nifty PSU Bank index, down 1.5 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 155 points to 58,019 levels, and Nifty gained 12 points to reach the 17,300 mark

Monday, March 21, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started today's(21 March 2022) session with mild gains amid the ensuing uncertainty of the Russia-Ukraine war. The BSE Sensex rose 155 points to 58,019 levels, and the NSE Nifty50 hardly gained 12 points to reach the 17,300 mark. On the Sensex, Maruti, Infosys, Wipro, Tata Steel, Tech M, Titan, TCS, and Sun Pharma were the front winners, with opening gains of up to 1.8 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were mixed with the former in red, while the latter held gains of 0.26 percent.

Titan Shares Hit New All-Time High

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio stock Titan Company hit a record high on Thursday and rose over 5% and is among the top Nifty gainers in trade on March 17, 2022. Titan’s stock rose 5.2% at Rs 2721.65 per share on NSE and was up 5% at Rs 2720 apiece on the BSE in intraday trading. According to stock market experts, the stock is expected to reap the margin benefit of the recent gold price rally in the international market. They said that chances are bright for the jewelry stock to give better Q4 numbers in the upcoming result season. They said that Titan share prices are in an uptrend and may climb to a new lifetime high in the next month. Last week on Friday, the company said its subsidiary has inked an agreement to acquire 17.5% voting rights in US-based Great Heights Inc for USD 20 million (around Rs 152 crore). TCL North America Inc (TCLNA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, has signed a stock purchase agreement with Great Heights Inc for the subscription of shares Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1047 points, Nifty at 17287.05

Thursday, March 17, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 1,047.28 points or 1.84% at 57,863.93, and the Nifty was up 311.70 points or 1.84% at 17,287.00 as they cheered progress on ceasefire negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. That apart, investors also welcomed a 25-bps rate hike by the US Federal Reserve, which was on expected lines. Housing Development Finance Corporation was the top gainer on Sensex, up 5.5%, followed by Titan, Reliance Industries, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Only Infosys and HCL Technologies closed with losses. About 2046 shares have advanced, 1270 shares declined, and 121 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 1 percent each. Sectorally, the Nifty Realty index advanced over 3 percent today, ending as the top sectoral gainer for a second straight day. The Nifty Financial Services, Bank, and Metal indices edged between 2 and 2.5 percent higher.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 800 points to 56,575, while Nifty jumped 230 points to 16,893 levels in early deals

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices opened sharply higher today(16th march 2022), with a strong recovery from the previous session's losses. The BSE Sensex rose 800 points to 56,575, while the Nifty 50 jumped 230 points to 16,893 levels in early deals. The strong start for the indices comes amid upbeat global sentiment as US stocks rose significantly overnight and Asian shares were also seen staging recovery from their two-day losses. On the Sensex, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, Maruti, ICICI Bank, Bajaj twins, HDFC Bank, M&M, Asian Paints, and Wipro were leading the upmove, trading up to 3.5 percent higher. Grasim and Tata Motors were the additional gainers on the Nifty50. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 709 points, Nifty at 16663.00

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 709.17 points or 1.26% at 55,776.85, and the Nifty was down 208.30 points or 1.23% at 16,663, breaking five-day winning momentum as Ukraine-Russia talks reached "crossroads". Mahindra & Mahindra was the top gainer on Sensex, up 2.23%, followed by Maruti Suzuki India, and Nestle India. Tata Steel was the worst-performing stock on Sensex, accompanied by Tech Mahindra, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. About 1296 shares have advanced, 2014 shares declined, and 95 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Metal index slumped over 4 percent, followed by the BSE Oil and Gas index (down 2.7 percent), the BSE IT index (down 2.4 percent). On the upside, BSE Auto and FMCG indices were the only gainers, adding up to 0.4 percent. The BSE midcap and smallcap indices lost 0.5 percent each. India VIX soared 4% to breach 26 levels again.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose around 200 points to 56,660, while NSE Nifty at 16,918, higher by 50 points

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started to trade on a higher note extending their strong rally to a sixth session amid a sharp fall in crude oil prices from their record highs. The BSE Sensex rose around 200 points to 56,660, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,918, higher by 50 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Asian Paints, M&M, Maruti, Ultractech Cement, Axis Bank, L&T, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and SBI were the top gainers. On the Nifty, Tata Consumer, Cipla, Eicher Motors, and Tata Motors were the additional gainers, up to 2 percent higher. On the downside, Tata Steel, Reliance, Infosys, Kotak Bank, NTPC, Tech M, ONGC, Hindalco, JSW Steel, Indian Oil, and Coal India were the top losers on the bourses, down up to 4 percent. Read more

Jubilant FoodWorks down 15 percent on CEO Pratik Pota's exit

Monday, March 14, 2022
Domino’s operator Jubilant FoodWorks share price tanked 15 percent to a fresh 52-week low of Rs 2,444 apiece following news of the resignation of the company’s CEO and whole-time director Pratik Rashmikant Pota.“The board of directors of Jubilant FoodWorks in their meeting held on March 11, 2022, accepted the resignation of Pratik Rashmikant Pota as the CEO and whole-time director of the company as he wishes to pursue opportunities outside Jubilant FoodWorks,” the company said in a statement. Pota will continue in his current role till June 15. Analysts say that consistent exits at the senior management level further add a question mark on the company’s ability to retain talent.“Although we remain positive about the longevity of the QSR industry and Jubilant’s superior business model, rich valuation remains a concern for us. We cut our EPS estimate by 6% and 4% for FY23 and FY24, owing to steep RM inflation, and macro headwinds,” analysts at HDFC Institutional Research said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 935 points, Nifty at 16871.30

Monday, March 14, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 935.72 points or 1.68% at 56,486.02, and the Nifty was up 240.80 points or 1.45% at 16,871.30, as investors pinned hopes on a fresh round of talks between Russian and Ukrainian negotiators. Infosys was the top gainer on Sensex, accompanied by the State Bank of India, and HDFC Bank. HUL was the top laggard, followed by Sun Pharma, and Dr. Reddy’s. About 1684 shares have advanced, 1706 shares declined, and 134 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, the Nifty Realty index declined the most on the NSE, falling 2 percent, while the Nifty Bank, Financial Services, and IT indices added 2 percent each. India VIX closed 1.3% higher at 25.68 levels. The BSE midcap index ended flat, while smallcap index gained 0.3 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 300 points to 55,850, while NSE Nifty at 16,681, higher by 51 points

Monday, March 14, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started today's(14th March 2022) session on a positive note. Despite uncertainty on developments around Russia-Ukraine talks, The BSE Sensex rose 300 points to 55,850, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,681, higher by 51 points. On the Sensex, HDFC Bank, Infosys, ICICI Bank, HDFC, SBI, Asian Paints, Tech M, Bajaj Finserv, and Wipro were the leading frontrunners, up between 0.5-2 percent. On the flip side, Hindustan Unilever, HCL Tech, Dr. Reddy's, M&M, Reliance, PowerGrid, IOC, BPCL, Tata Motors, SBI Life were the top losers, down up to 1.6 percent. The broader markets were also firmly up with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices up to 0.4 percent higher. Read more

RBI lifted the restriction on the new digital business generating activities imposed on HDFC Bank

Saturday, March 12, 2022
The RBI has lifted the restrictions imposed on HDFC Bank regarding its business-generating activities planned under the Digital 2.0 programme, HDFC said today(12 March 2022). “We would like to inform one and all that the RBI has lifted the restriction on the business generating activities planned under the bank’s Digital 2.0 programme, vide its letter dated March 11, 2022," the bank said in a stock exchange filing. In December 2020, RBI had directed HDFC Bank to temporarily halt all digital launches as well as new sourcing of credit card customers, following various outages the bank faced due to technical glitches in the past two years. The RBI action came after the bank's customers faced a number of incidents of outages in internet banking, mobile banking, and payment utilities of the bank over the past two years.

Mold Tek Technologies locked in 20% upper circuit as board to consider interim dividend

Friday, March 11, 2022
Mold-Tek Technologies Ltd surged 19.99% to Rs 86.45 at 12:01 IST as the board is going to consider interim dividend for the financial year 2021-22. The stock was the biggest gainer in the BSE's 'B' group. There were buy orders for 45,852 shares, with no sellers available. On the BSE, 33707 shares were traded on the counter so far as against the average daily volumes of 5072 shares in the past month." A meeting of Mold Tek Technologies board will be held on March 15 to consider and take on record the declaration of interim dividend for 2021-22," the firm said. The record date for the interim dividend, if declared, will be March 24. The share touched a 52-week high of Rs 107.95 and a 52-week low of Rs 32 on 7 July 2021 and 16 April 2021 respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 85.91 points, Nifty at 16630.45

Friday, March 11, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 85.91 points or 0.15% at 55,550.30, and the Nifty was up 35.60 points or 0.21% at 16,630.50, as the Assembly elections' euphoria extended into a second day. However, developments around the Ukrainian war, commodity prices, and the US inflation data kept the markets volatile throughout the day. Cipla, BPCL, Sun Pharma, JSW Steel, and IOC were among the top Nifty gainers, while losers were Nestle India, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Consumer Products, Hindalco Industries, and NTPC. While the losers were Nestle India, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Consumer Products, Tata Steel, Britannia, Axis Bank, Hindalco, NTPC, Eicher Motors, and TCS. About 2004 shares have advanced, 1257 shares declined, and 112 shares are unchanged. The Midcap index (up 0.45 percent) and the Smallcap index (up 0.87 percent) on the BSE outperformed the benchmarks. Sectorally, the Nifty Pharma index was the best performing index, rising 2.5 percent on the NSE. The Nifty Auto index, on the other hand, slipped

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose over 150 points to 55,500 levels, while Nifty above the 16,600 level, up around 60 points

Friday, March 11, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started lower today(11 March 2022) with the Sensex falling 300 points at open in line with weak global cues due to the US registering a 40-year high CPI level in February. But, the markets soon reversed losses to slip into the green zone. The BSE Sensex smartly rose over 150 points to 55,500 levels, while the NSE Nifty50 index was above the 16,600 level, up around 60 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Tata Steel, Axis Bank, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Twins, and HDFC Bank were the top gainers now. Maruti, Nestle, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech, meanwhile, were the top losers. Read more

Investors' wealth jumps over Rs 10.83 trn in three days

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Equity investors have become richer by over Rs 10.83 lakh crore as stocks extended their rising streak for the third consecutive session today(10 March 2022). The 30-share BSE benchmark Sensex soared 817.06 points or 1.50 percent to close at 55,464.39. In three days, the benchmark has gained 2,621.64 points. Tracking the ongoing rally in equities, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies jumped by Rs 10,83,103.27 crore in three sessions to stand at Rs 2,51,93,934.31 crore. Read more

Coforge dips 6% after 10% equity changes hands on BSE

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Shares of Coforge dipped 6 percent to Rs 4,260 on the BSE in Thursday's intra-day trade after 10 percent of the total equity of the information technology (IT) consulting & software company changed hands on the BSE. The promoter company Hulst BV sold over 60 lakh shares of the company worth Rs 2,689 crore, at an average price of Rs 4,329 apiece. Hulst BV sold almost 10.2% of its stake in the IT company. It held a total equity stake of 49.97% in the company as of Dec 31, 2021, after selling 83.5 lakh shares through block deals last year. In the past three months, the stock has underperformed the market by falling 19 percent, as compared to a 5 percent decline on the S&P BSE Sensex. The stock had hit a record high of Rs 6,133 on January 4, 2022. Over the past calendar year, Coforge’s CEO & Executive Director, Sudhir Singh sold about Rs 342 million worth equity shares of the company at Rs 5,381 apiece.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 817 points, Nifty at 16594.90

Thursday, March 10, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 817.06 points or 1.50% at 55,464.39, and the Nifty was up 249.50 points or 1.53% at 16,594.90,as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looked set to win four of the five key state elections.HUL was the top gainer on the 50-pack index, followed by Tata Steel, Grasim Industries, SBI, Tata Consumer Products, JSW Steel, Axis Bank, Tata Motors, IOC, and IndusInd Bank. Coal India, Tech M, ONGC, Dr. Reddy's Labs, UPL, and TCS were the top losers. About 2346 shares have advanced, 937 shares declined, and 94 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 1 percent each. All the sectoral indices ended in the green with auto, metal, FMCG, power, capital goods, PSU Bank and realty indices added 1-2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 1,200 points to 55,815, while Nifty climbed 320 points to 16,668 level

Thursday, March 10, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started on an upbeat note with a huge gap-up and extended their two-day gains, riding the rebound across global markets. The BSE Sensex rose 1,200 points to 55,815, while the NSE Nifty50 climbed 320 points to 16,668 levels. The front runners on the Sensex included Asian Paints, Axis Bank, SBI, HUL, Maruti, Ultractech Cement, up to 5 percent higher. Tata Motors was the additional top gainer on Nifty. Asian Paints logged the largest gains on the bourses as crude prices corrected sharply on Wednesday to $110 a barrel from the highs of $130. On the flip side, metals stocks were subdued as commodity prices including those of metals such as aluminum, nickel also have come off from their recent high levels. Tata Steel was the sole Sensex loser, down 0.4 percent, while ONGC, Hindalco, and Coal India were the top Nifty losers, up to 4 percent down. Read more

Sensex soars over 1,200 points; a few factors fueling the rally

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Indian markets gained ground today(9 March 2022) as the Sensex surged over 1,200 points in intra-day trade to reclaim 54,600 levels. Also, the Nifty 50 clawed back to 16,400 levels led by media, realty, and auto stocks. The surge comes in hopes of de-escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict after Ukrainian President Zelenskyy indicated that the country was no longer interested in NATO membership, the main reason behind the war. “With humanitarian causes opening up, markets are recovering losses on hopes of a resolution in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, said an expert. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he has "cooled down regarding the question of a NATO membership for his country", which was a key reason why Russia went to war with Russia, media reports suggested. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 400 points to 53,800 levels and Nifty rose 100 points to stay above 16,100-mark

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended gains into a second session today(9th March 2022) as investors continued to assess the impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis. In early morning deals, the BSE Sensex was up 400 points to 53,800 levels and the NSE Nifty rose 100 points to stay above the 16,100-mark. In line with this, the broader markets were also positive with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices firmly higher by 0.9 percent and 1 percent, respectively. Sectorally, Nifty Banks and Metals were the sole losers on the bourses with marginal losses. While, Nifty IT, Pharma, Realty, and Oil & Gas indices were the leading gainers.

Credit Suisse downgrades India to underweight

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
'Credit Suisse', the global research and brokerage house, has downgraded Indian equities from ‘overweight’ to ‘underweight’ citing soaring oil prices that hit a 14-year high of over $140 a barrel in trade yesterday (7th March 20222) “Because of its strong structural prospects and robust EPS momentum, we will look for opportunities to re-enter the market, but today we tactically cut our India position from overweight to underweight. Higher oil prices hurt the current account, add to inflationary pressures and increase sensitivity to Fed rate hikes,” said a note submitted to Credit Suisse. The funds excess available with Credit Suisse as a result of India's downgrade will be used to buy Chinese stocks, it said while upgrading the stocks to overweight (Market Weight earlier). Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 581 points, Nifty at 16013.45

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 581.34 points or 1.10% at 53,424.09, and the Nifty was up 150.30 points or 0.95% at 16,013.50, amid high volatility led by the realty, IT, pharma names. Sun Pharma, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), NTPC, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, UltraTech Cement, Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories, Infosys, ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel were among top BSE Sensex gainers. On the flip side, Tata Steel, Power Grid Corporation of India, Titan Company, and Reliance Industries (RIL), were among the top index draggers. About 2193 shares have advanced, 1069 shares declined, and 84 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty Realty index advanced 3.25 percent today, the Nifty PSB and IT index rose nearly 3 percent each, and the Nifty Pharma index was up 2.4 percent. On the flip side, the Nifty Metal index slipped 1.5 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 1.45 percent and 1.33 percent, respectively. India VIX was down 2.53 percent to 28.59 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 100 points at 52,736, while Nifty at 15,830, lower by 32 points

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
In the background of recovery in US futures, the Indian benchmark indices started today's (8th March 2022) session with marginal losses. The BSE Sensex was down 100 points at 52,736, while the NSE Nifty was at 15,830, lower by 32 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Maruti, HDFC twins, Asian Paints, Tata Steel, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, IndusInd, and SBI were the top laggards, down up to 2 percent. On the Nifty, Hindalco, Tata Motors, HeroMoto, and Eicher Motors were the additional losers. Powergrid, NTPC, Tech M, ITC, HCL Tech, Bajaj Finance, Sun Pharma, TCS, Adani Ports, BPCL, Divis Labs, meanwhile were the top winners on the bourses, up to 3 percent higher. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the positive territory, up to 1 percent higher. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 100 points at 52,736, while Nifty at 15,830, lower by 32 points

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
On the background of recovery in US futures the Indian benchmark indices started today's (8th March 2022) session with marginal losses. The BSE Sensex was down 100 points at 52,736, while the NSE Nifty was at 15,830, lower by 32 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Maruti, HDFC twins, Asian Paints, Tata Steel, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, IndusInd and SBI were the top laggards, down up to 2 per cent. On the Nifty, Hindalco, Tata Motors, HeroMoto and Eicher Motors were the additonal losers. Powergrid, NTPC, Tech M, ITC, HCL Tech, Bajaj Finance, Sun Pharma, TCS, Adani Ports, BPCL, Divis Labs, meanwhile were the top winners on the bourses, upto 3 per cent higher. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the positive territory, up to 1 per cent higher. Read more

JK Cement slips 9% on board nod for Rs 600 cr investments in paint venture

Monday, March 7, 2022
Shares of JK Cement Ltd. logged the worst day in 14 years, slipped 9 percent to Rs 2,395, also its fresh 52-week low, on the BSE in Monday’s intra-day trade as analysts raised concerns about the company's "aggressive" investment plan to enter the paints business. The company said its board approved an investment of Rs 600 crore into the painting venture, which will be infused over a five-year period.“The subsidiary would undertake manufacturing, selling, trading, importing and exporting and otherwise dealing in all types of paints and allied products and services,” the company said in a stock exchange filing. Consumer preference for existing brands and infrequent purchase cycle could also make it difficult for JK Cement to gain share in the mid-to-premium emulsions business, they said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 1491 points, Nifty at 15863.15

Monday, March 7, 2022
At close, the Sensex is down 1491 points or 2.74% at 52842.75, and the Nifty was down 382 points or 2.35% at 15863.15, as the US and European Union mulled boycotting importing oil from Russia. Consequently, fears of tighter oil and gas supplies, higher inflation, and, thus, faster-than-expected rate hikes by global central banks hit investor sentiment. Bharti Airtel, HCL Tech, Infosys, ITC, and Tata Steel were the top gainers in the Sensex pack.,ONGC, Hindalco, Coal India, UPL, Cipla, ITC, NTPC, and JSW Steel were the additional gainers on the Nifty. On the downside, IndusInd Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, Britannia, Bajaj Finserv, Tata Motors, Ultratech Cement, ICICI Bank, SBI, Hero Moto, HDFC, L&T, HUL, RIL, and HDFC Life were the losers in the Sensex pack.The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 2.2 percent lower each. Sectorally, indices of rate-sensitive sectors such as Auto, Realty, Bank, Financial Services fell between 4 and 5.5 percent. Read more

India's growth will be adversely affected by Russia-Ukraine war

Monday, March 7, 2022
India's growth in the next financial year will be adversely affected by factors like Supply disruptions and trade shocks emanating from the Russia-Ukraine conflict, a possible sharp rise in inflation in the next 6-8 months, fiscal pressures, and a widened current account deficit (CAD). Growth is expected to be less than 8% in FY23, economists said as they pitched for a cut in excise duties on oil to cushion the impact on inflation. The Economic Survey had forecast 8-8.5% growth in FY23 at the end of January, days after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had pegged India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the year at 7.1%. Oil prices have hit their highest levels in almost a decade.HDFC Bank expects FY23 CAD at 2.3% and has lowered its FY23 growth forecast to 7.9% from 8.2% projected earlier. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 1,400 points, breaching the 53K-mark to around 52,920, while Nifty cracked 450 points to 15,780

Monday, March 7, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started to trade with deep cuts today (7th March 2022) as Brent Crude trading at $130 a barrel and global market sell-off.In morning trades, the BSE Sensex was down 1,400 points, breaching the 53K-mark to around 52,920, while the NSE Nifty50 cracked 450 points to 15,780. The losses were spread across the broader markets with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipping 2.3 percent each. On the Sensex, top laggards were ICIC Bank, Maruti, Bajaj Finance, L&T, and Asian Paints, down up to 5 percent. On the Nifty, Eicher Motors, Britannia, and Tata Motors were the additional losers. Read more

Asian Paints near 52 week low on margin worries

Friday, March 4, 2022
Shares of Asian Paints witnessed heavy selling pressure and were down 7 percent at Rs 2,662.35 on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade, falling as much as 16 percent in the past three trading sessions on margin concerns amid rising crude oil prices. Asian Paints is an oil user and uses crude oil derivatives as a raw material to manufacture paint. Inflation in commodity prices and, more specifically, in input materials in the company product segments across geographies, has risen significantly since the last quarter of FY2020-21 and continues to be on the uptrend. Crude oil prices have been climbing amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Fear of supply disruptions from key exporter Russia, in an already very tight market, has sent oil prices spiraling upwards. A report said that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, could raise its official selling prices for Asia for April as buyers scramble to secure additional crude from the Middle East amid the Russia-Ukraine war.

LIC IPO may be delayed to next fiscal year amid market swings: Report

Friday, March 4, 2022
The IPO of LIC of India is set to be delayed into the next financial year amid market swings triggered by the Russia-Ukraine crisis, according to some sources. Bankers and officials are preparing to shift the listing of the state-run insurer to after the current fiscal year, which ends in March, as per the source. A formal announcement could be expected this week or next, they added. LIC’s underwriters have seen muted interest during early meetings with potential anchor investors, according to the people. Many fund managers have been wary of making major commitments amid the market volatility, the people said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 768 points, Nifty at 16245.35

Friday, March 4, 2022
At close, the Sensex is down 768.87 points or 1.40% at 54,333.81, and the Nifty was down 252.60 points or 1.53% at 16,245.40, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine escalated, with Russian forces attacking and seizing control over Europe's largest nuclear power plant earlier today. Dr Reddy’s Lab was the top Sensex gainer, up 2.78% accompanied by ITC, Tech Mahindra, and Ultratech Cement. On the other hand, Titan, Maruti Suzuki, and Asian Paints were the top laggards. The BSE MidCap index declined 2.3 percent and the BSE SmallCap index, meanwhile, settled 1.3 percent lower. Sectorally, only the Nifty IT index eked out again on the NSE, rising 0.14 percent. The Nifty Auto index was the worst hit index today for a second straight day as it ended 3.3 percent down today. All other remaining indices fell between 1 and 3 percent. India VIX closed 0.71% lower.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 763 points to 54,339, while Nifty at 16,289, lower by 208 points

Friday, March 4, 2022
Indian benchmark indices started trade sharply lower today(4 March 2022) in tune with weak global market sentiment. The BSE Sensex fell 763 points to 54,339, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,289, lower by 208 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Asian Paints, Maruti, Axis Bank, Titan, Wipro, Bajaj twins, Kotak Bank, HUL, M&M, Tech M, Infosys, HDFC Bank were the top losers, up to 4 percent lower. On the Nifty, auto players-Hero MotoCorp, Eicher Motors, Tata Motors was the additional laggards. Meanwhile, a few shares were trading higher on the bourses, especially from the Metal pack. These included Tata Steel, Hindalco, JSW Steel, along with NTPC, UPL, and BPCL. Read more

Coal India share price jumps over 7% as arm set to overshoot production

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Shares of Coal India (CIL) surged 7 percent to Rs 198 on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade as the state-run mining giant said that its subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd is set to cross production target of 119 million tonnes for the current fiscal. The stock has been gaining for the last four days and has risen nearly 32 percent during the period on improved outlook amid rising commodity prices. European coal surged to historic highs as sanctions against Russia for its assault on Ukraine tightened the global market supply. Benchmark thermal coal in Asia, the largest market for the fuel, soared 46 percent to a record as concerns about disruption to supplies from Russia turbocharged concerns over tight energy markets, Bloomberg reported. The miner had on Tuesday produced 5.67 lakh tonne of the dry fuel, the highest single-day count since its inception, and the total output in the 2021-22 financial year so far stood at 110.5 million tonnes (mt), up by six percent on a year-on-year. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 366 points, Nifty at 16498.05

Thursday, March 3, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 366.22 points or 0.66% at 55,102.68, and the Nifty was down 108 points or 0.65% at 16,498 as geopolitical uncertainty and weekly F&O expiry kept investors on the sidelines. About 1963 shares have advanced, 1279 shares declined, and 116 shares are unchanged.ONGC, Power Grid, UPL, Wipro, Tech M, HCL Tech, and Coal India were the top gainers on the Nifty index today, On the downside, Ultratech Cement, HDFC Life, Asian Paints, Shree Cement, Eicher Motors, SBI Life, and Tata Consumer Products were the top laggards, The BSE MidCap index settled 0.64 percent down. The BSE SmallCap index, on the other hand, added 0.35 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty Auto index declined 2 percent on the NSE, followed by the Nifty Private Bank, Bank, and Consumer Durable indices, down 1 percent each. On the flip side, the Nifty IT and Metal indices added 1 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 200 points to 55,690 levels, while Nifty index up 60-odd points around 16,650 levels

Thursday, March 3, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started trade fairly higher today(3rd March 2022) tracking firm global market cues after a day of huge sell-off. Though, soon after, the indices pared their opening gains and were modestly higher. The BSE Sensex was up 200 points to 55,690 levels, while the NSE Nifty50 index was now up 60-odd points around 16,650 levels. On the Sensex, IT stocks Tech M, Wipro, HCL Tech, and Infosys were the top gainers, up to 3 percent higher. On the downside, Asian Paints, Ultratech Cement, Kotak Bank, ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank were the top losers. Read more

Indian exporters fear $400 mn stuck in Russia due to SWIFT ban

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
With western nations blocking many Russian banks from accessing the SWIFT international payment banking system, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, roughly $400 million of Indian exporters may get stuck indefinitely. While exporters will get more clarity on the impact when the finer details of the SWIFT ban are spelled out, they have had discussions with the government to deal with payment-related challenges. One of the options could be to restore the rupee-rouble payment mechanism with Russia, an industry official said, adding that the department of commerce is looking into the concerns of the exporters and is likely to come up with some measures soon. Exporters are also hoping for a wind-down period will be available in the sanctions, which will take care of trade transactions in the pipeline. Read more

DB Realty shares hit 5% upper circuit as it wins legal case regarding Mumbai land parcel

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Shares of DB Realty hit the 5 percent upper circuit on Wednesday as the company informed the stock exchanges that the firm has won the title of land owned by it in Mumbai and will now develop a 2 million square feet office complex. The matter which was under the review of The Supreme Court through public interest litigation (PIL), was cleared by the apex court on February 28 in favor of the real estate developer. The court through its order has allowed the subsidiary of the company – Esteem Properties to develop this land in Mumbai. In a regulatory filing, D B Realty informed that its subsidiary Esteem Properties owns about 22,000 square meters of land at Andheri (East) in Mumbai and was the subject matter of Public Interest Litigation."The Company intends to develop the subject land into a 2.00 million sq feet (leasable area) grade A office space in the next 3 years." Read more

Closing bell: Sensex down 779 points, Nifty at 16605.95

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 779 points or 1.38% lower at 55,468 while NSE Nifty 50 ended 187 points or 1.12% in red at 16,605, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict entered its 7th day today. Tata Steel soared 5.66% as the top Sensex gainer, followed by Reliance Industries and Titan. Maruti Suzuki India was the worst-performing stock on Sensex, down 5.95%, accompanied by Dr. Reddy’s and Bajaj Auto. About 1642 shares have advanced, 1537 shares declined, and 101 shares are unchanged. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 0.1 percent lower each. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal index was the top gainer on the NSE today (up 4 percent) while the Nifty Auto index slumped 3 percent. The Nifty Bank, Financial Services, and Pharma indices dipped 2 percent each. India VIX inched higher and closed at 29.23 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 700 points to 55,544, while Nifty at 16,634, lower by 159 points

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices opened gap-down today(2nd March 2022) snapping their two-day previous gains as global market sentiment soured amid soaring oil and commodity prices. The BSE Sensex fell 700 points to 55,544, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,634, lower by 159 points. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, Tata Steel, PowerGrid, NTPC, Tech M, M&M, Reliance were the top gainers, up 0.3-3 percent. ICICI Bank, Maruti, Asian Paints, HDFC twins, Kotak Bank, Ultractech Cement, IndusInd Bank, and Axis Bank, meanwhile, were the top drags, trading 1.4-3 percent lower. On the Nifty, Coal India, ONGC, Hindalco, Tata Steel were the top performers, trading 3-4 percent higher, while Bajaj Auto was the additional top laggard on the index, down 4 percent. Read more

GST collection up 18% YoY at over Rs 1.33 trn in February 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
GST collections in February stood at over Rs 1.33 trillion in February 2022, an 18 percent growth over the year-ago period, the Finance Ministry said today(1st March 2022). The February mop-up was impacted by the Omicron wave that swept through the country and hence, the gross sales tax collection was lower than the record Rs 1,40,986 crore netted in January. "The gross GST revenue collected in February 2022 is Rs 1,33,026 crore of which Central GST is Rs 24,435 crore, State GST is Rs 30,779 crore, Integrated GST is Rs 67,471 crore (including Rs 33,837 crore collected on import of goods) and cess is Rs 10,340 crore (including Rs 638 crore collected on import of goods)," the ministry said in a statement. Read more

State Bank of India stops handling trade with sanctioned Russian entities

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
India's top lender, State Bank of India(SBI) will not process any transactions involving Russian entities subject to international sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, according to a letter seen by Reuters and people familiar with the matter. "No transactions involving entities, banks, ports or vessels appearing" on a U.S., European Union, or United Nations sanctions list shall be processed irrespective of the currency of the transaction, said a letter sent by State Bank of India (SBI) to certain clients. Read more

Piramal Enterprises to raise up to Rs 500 crore via NCDs

Monday, February 28, 2022
Piramal Enterprises Ltd on Monday said the administrative committee of its board of directors has approved raising up to Rs 500 crore through the issue of non-convertible debentures on a private placement basis. The committee at its meeting held on Monday approved the issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) of up to Rs 100 crore along with an option to retain oversubscription of up to Rs 400 crore, aggregating up to Rs 500 crore, Piramal Enterprises said in a regulatory filing. The company reported 11.1% growth in consolidated net profit to Rs 887.96 crore on a 20.4% rise in net sales to Rs 3,816.16 crore in Q3 FY22 over Q3 FY21. The debentures are proposed to be listed on debt segment and capital market segment of National Stock Exchange (NSE) and BSE Ltd, it added. The NCDs will have a tenure of 30 months with a coupon rate of 8 percent per annum, the company said, adding the redemption date is September 2, 2024.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 389 points, Nifty at 16793.90

Monday, February 28, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 388.76 points or 0.70% at 56,247.28, and the Nifty was up 135.50 points or 0.81% at 16,793.90, as Russia and Ukraine began talks at the Belarus border. Tata Steel was the top Sensex gainer, up 6.45%, followed by Power Grid, Titan, and Reliance Industries. Dr Reddy’s was the worst performer, down 2.8%, accompanied by Axis Bank, M&M, and HDFC Bank. About 2071 shares have advanced, 1290 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged. Meanwhile, in the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.8 percent each. On the sectoral front, apart from the Nifty Metal index, which closed nearly 5 percent higher, the Nifty Oil and gas index (up 2.6 percent), IT index (up 1 percent), and the Nifty FMCG index (up 0.6 percent) were the other star performers. On the flip side, the Nifty Auto and Bank indices were the worst hit, down 0.7 percent each. Volatility continued to remain high as India's VIX ended 6.8% higher at 28.57.

Markets and war: Will Sharp recovery follow a steep fall?

Monday, February 28, 2022
For the global equity markets, it was a very tough time over the past few weeks as they have battled several headwinds, including the recent geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine that has also triggered a sharp rise in commodity prices. Market experts say the market fall was a knee-jerk reaction to the Russia – Ukraine conflict and are likely to witness a choppy phase before discounting this development and staging a sharp rebound. Over time, equity markets have generally overreacted near the geopolitical risks. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 688 points to 55,170, while Nifty at 16,481, lower by 177 points

Monday, February 28, 2022
In tune with weakness in Asian and global markets, the Indian benchmark indices started trade lower today(28th Feb.2022) amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict uncertainty. The BSE Sensex fell 688 points to 55,170, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,481, lower by 177 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Tata Steel and PowerGrid were the only gainers, up to 1 percent higher. Bharti Airtel, HDFC Bank, Dr. Reddy's, Asian Paints, Maruti, M&M, Bajaj Finserv, Kotak Bank, and Axis Bank, meanwhile, were the top losers, down up to 3 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the negative territory, down 1 percent each. Read more

Apollo Hospital shares rise 8.35% on inclusion to Nifty 50 index

Friday, February 25, 2022
Shares of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises rallied 8.35 percent to Rs 4,747 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in Friday's intra-day trade after the exchange announced the inclusion of the company in its benchmark Nifty50 index which will replace Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. with effect from March 31, 2022. Apollo Hospitals will become the first-ever healthcare services company to become part of the benchmark index and will replace Indian Oil Corporation. This replacement will also be applicable to NIFTY50 Equal Weight Index. The Nifty 50 is reconstituted twice every year in March and September. Edelweiss Securities expects Apollo Hospital’s inclusion in the index to result in an inflow of $143 billion, while Indian Oil will be removed and it will see an outflow of $91 million, it said.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1328 points, Nifty at 16658.40

Friday, February 25, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 1,328.61 points or 2.44 percent at 55,858.52, and the Nifty was up 410.40 points or 2.53 percent at 16,658.40 levels as investors rushed to bargain buying at a lower level on Friday, after a nearly 5-per cent fall on Thursday Index heavyweights such as ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), and Bajaj Finance contributed the most to the indices’ gain. while losers included Britannia Industries, Nestle India, and HUL.In the broader markets, the MidCap and Smallcap indices on the BSE outperformed the benchmarks and closed a little over 4 percent higher each. Sectorally, the Nifty Realty and PSB indices logged the sharpest rebound today with a 5 percent gain each on the NSE. This was followed by the Nifty Private Bank index (4 percent), Nifty Bank index (3.5 percent), and the Nifty Pharma, Auto, and Financial Services indices (3 percent each).

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 933 points to 55,463 while Nifty climbed 267 points to 16,514

Friday, February 25, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started trade sharply higher today(25th Feb.2022) following the overnight recovery in the global markets and snapped their 7-day losing streak. The BSE Sensex rose 933 points to 55,463 while the NSE Nifty climbed 267 points to 16,514 Among the Sensex-30 shares, IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, M&M, Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Ultratech Cement, Wipro, Bajaj Finance, and SBI were the top gainers, up to 4 percent higher. All Sensex shares were in the green. On the Nifty, Tata Motors, UPL, and Adani Ports were the top additional gainers, trading 3-6 percent up. The broader markets were seen putting up an impressive show outperforming the benchmarks. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 3 percent higher. In comparison, the Sensex and Nifty were up 2 percent each. Read more

Oil Marketing Companies under pressure

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Shares of oil marketing companies (OMC) and city gas distribution players (CGDs) are under pressure, falling up to 6 percent on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade as oil prices topped the $100 a barrel-mark for the first time since 2014 after Russia ordered military operations in Ukraine and reports emerged of blasts in some major Ukrainian cities. Rising crude oil prices are considered a major challenge for India Inc. because any hike in raw material and energy prices may put further pressure on the margins of domestic companies going ahead. Unsurprisingly, following escalating geopolitical tensions, the Indian stock markets nosedived. Following the rise in crude oil prices, the cost of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) has advanced 19 percent to Rs 90,519 per kl from Rs 76,062 per kl on January 1. The rise in ATF prices may hit the balance sheet of airline companies which accounts for more than 35 percent of the cost of running an airline in India. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 2,700 points, Nifty at 16247.95

Thursday, February 24, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 2,702.15 points or 4.72% at 54,529.91, and the Nifty was down 815.30 points or 4.78% at 16,248.00 a day of monthly F&O expiry, as Russia attacked Ukraine. All the 30 stocks on S&P BSE Sensex ended in a deep sea of red. IndusInd Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Infosys, among others, were top index draggers. About 240 shares have advanced, 3084 shares declined, and 69 shares are unchanged. In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap and the BSE SmallCap indices slumped 5.5 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank tumbled over 8 percent, Realty index 7.5 percent, Private Bank 6 percent, and Metal and IT indices 5 percent. The Nifty Bank index, meanwhile, slipped over 2,100 points or 6 percent to end at the 35,200 level. Nifty FMCG too fell over 3 percent. India VIX, the volatility index, rallied 30.31 percent to end at 31.98 levels.

Russia attacks Ukraine

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine today (24th Feb.2022), as President Vladimir Putin cast aside international condemnation and sanctions, warning other countries that any attempt to interfere would lead to “consequences you have never seen.” Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of a Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government. U.S. President Joe Biden pledged new sanctions meant to punish Russia for an act of aggression that the international community had for weeks anticipated but could not prevent through diplomacy. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex 2000 points lower around 55,300 levels, while Nifty slipped below the 16,500 mark down nearly 600 points

Thursday, February 24, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended their opening losses and slipped around 3 percent each in early morning trades today (24th Feb.2022) after Russia ordered military operations in Ukraine and reports emerged of blasts in some major Ukrainian cities. The BSE Sensex was 2000 points lower around 55,300 levels, while the NSE Nifty50 slipped below the 16,500 mark with a fall of nearly 600 points. Consequently, oil prices also soared and topped the $100 a barrel mark for the first time since 2014. Reports quoted Ukrainian officials as saying that both ballistic and cruise missiles strikes have targeted sites in Ukraine's capital city Kyiv. The city's airport is reportedly being evacuated with blasts being reported in three other major cities of Ukraine. Read more

Sensex settled 69 points lower at 57,232 levels while Nifty shut shop at 17,063, down 29 points

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
A sharp slide in the fag end of the session dragged equities lower for the sixth straight day. Despite starting higher amid cautious global cues, benchmark indices failed to hold on to their gains as investors sold IT, financial, and auto stocks in the latter half of the session. Besides, a volatile situation between Russia and Ukraine also kept investors on their toes as they monitored the implications of the first batch of sanctions on Vladimir Putin's country. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex fell 501 points from the day's high and settled 69 points lower at 57,232 levels. The Nifty50, meanwhile, shut shop at 17,063, down 29 points. Kotak Bank (up 2.5 percent) was the top Sensex gainer today, followed by Titan Company, IndusInd Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Wipro, and Infosys. Read more

Gold emerges as the best-performing asset class in 2022

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
After underperforming most risk assets last year, Gold has emerged as the best-performing asset class in 2022. The metal was trading at around $1,900 per ounce in the international market yesterday(22nd Feb.2022), up from $1,796 at the end of January. The precious metal made an intra-day high of $1,918 on Tuesday. Currently, gold is trading at its highest level since June 2021. The yellow metal is up nearly 5 percent during February and nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the calendar year as stocks and currencies struggle amidst high inflation and geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine. In comparison, the Dow Jones is down 6.2 percent year-to-date (YTD) in 2022, while the Sensex is down 2 percent YTD in dollar terms and 1.6 percent in local currency. Other major stock indices, such as UK's FTSE100, Germany's DAX, Japan's Nikkei 225, and China’s Shanghai Composite, have also underperformed the yellow metal this year so far. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 325 points at 57,626 while Nifty gained 86 points at 17,178 levels

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started to trade on a fairly positive note today (23 Feb.2022)ending the losing streak of the previous five sessions amid the rising geopolitical tensions and oil prices. The BSE Sensex rose 325 points at 57,626 while the NSE Nifty50 gained 86 points at 17,178 levels. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Kotak Bank, Maruti, M&M, Titan, SBI, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, Asian Paints, and Tata Steel were the top gainers, up to 2 percent higher. Tata Motors, Tata Consumer, Coal India, and Adani Ports were the additional gainers on the Nifty. On the downside, ONGC, Divis Labs, Eicher Motors, and L&T, meanwhile were the only losers on the bourses, down up to 0.4 percent. Read more

Indiabulls Real Estate surges 12% after clarification on ED investigation

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Shares of Indiabulls Real Estate gained 12 percent to Rs 115.55 on the NSE in Tuesday’s intra-day trade despite a choppy session, on the back of heavy volumes after the company clarified that Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigation did not pertain to the company and has no bearing on the business and operations of the company.“We wish to clarify that ED has sought some information from Indiabulls Housing Finance (NS: INBF) regarding certain of their clients and it is understood that the necessary data has been provided to ED by IHFL and its officials”, stated the company in an exchange filing. The company’s stock tanked 15% on Monday after the ED conducted searches at the Indiabulls Finance Center in Mumbai and Delhi locations. The raids were conducted based on a Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) case lodged by the ED as an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), against the group’s mortgage lender Indiabulls Housing Finance and its promoters in April 2021. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex down 382 points, Nifty at 17092.20

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 382.91 points or 0.66% at 57300.68, and the Nifty was down 114.50 points or 0.67% at 17092.20, for the fifth consecutive session amid weak global cues due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), and Tata Steel, were the top losers in the Sensex pack, Gainers included M&M, Bajaj Finserv, Eicher Motors, Hindalco Industries, and ONGC. About 684 shares have advanced, 2589 shares declined, and 82 shares are unchanged.Sectorally, all the key indices ended with losses. The Nifty Realty index was the worst hit, down 3 percent, followed by the Nifty Pharma, IT, Metal, and Bank indices, down between 1 and 1.5 percent. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices, which fell up to 2.5 percent intraday, settled 0.7 percent and 1.6 percent lower, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 951 points to 56,732, while Nifty tanked 271 points to 16,935

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started sharply lower with a massive gap today (22 Feb.2022) amid downbeat global sentiment due to tensions around the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The BSE Sensex fell 951 points to 56,732, while the NSE Nifty tanked 271 points to 16,935. The two indices were nearly 2 percent lower. All the Sensex-30 constituents were in the negative territory, led by losses in Dr. Reddy's, Asian Paints, TCS, L&T, IndusInd Bank, HDFC twins, Bajaj Finserv, down 2-3 percent. On the Nifty, ONGC was the sole gainer, up 1.3 percent, while UPL was the additional loser. ONGC was firmly higher as crude oil prices have again jumped higher on the worsening Russia-Ukraine conflict. Read more

Initial signs indicate monsoon 2022 could be 'normal':Skymet

Monday, February 21, 2022
Skymet, the private weather forecasting agency, today(21st Feb.2022) said that the 2022 southwest monsoon could be ‘normal’, finishing around the mid-way mark of the normal range of 96-104 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA). LPA for the four-month southwest monsoon season that starts from June is 881 millimeters. “Monsoon has large inter-annual fluctuations in its arrival, intensity, duration, and withdrawal. It is rather early to decode all these aspects at this stage. But there are precursors to get an early glimpse and gauge its health during the four-month-long season,” Skymet said in a statement. It added that back-to-back La Nina seen in the last two monsoon seasons had started shrinking now, which also means that monsoon 2022 is going to be a devolving La Nina to start with and turn neutral later. Read more

Closing bell: Sensex gyrated 976 points intra-day but ended 149 points,lower at 57,683.5 and Nifty closed at 17,207, down 70 points

Monday, February 21, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices swung in trade today(21st Feb.2022) as investors monitored geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine. While the day began with reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden had agreed in principle to a summit over the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin later said there were no concrete plans yet for a summit. Under these circumstances, the S&P BSE Sensex gyrated 976 points intra-day but ended 149 points, or 0.38 percent, lower at 57,683.5. The Nifty50, on the other hand, closed at 17,207, down 70 points or 0.4 percent. Wipro, Infosys, PowerGrid, Shree Cement, Nestle India, ICICI Bank, and HDFC Bank were the top large-cap gainers today, up between 0.7 percent and 1.7 percent. On the downside, Hindalco, UPL, Sun Pharma, Adani Ports, Divis Labs, and TCS were the top drags, down up to 3.45 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 628 points at 57,204, while Nifty sliding 180 points to 17,096

Monday, February 21, 2022
In line with other global market indices, the Indian benchmark indices started trade lower today(21st Feb.2022) extending losses for the fourth day. At open, the BSE Sensex fell 260 points at 57,572, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,207 lower by 69 points. The indices continued to extend losses for the day and inched lower around 9:45 am, with the Sensex benchmark falling 628 points at 57,204, while the Nifty50 index sliding 180 points to 17,096. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Bajaj Finserv, Nestle, HDFC, L&T, Ultratech Cement, Titan, and Asian Paints were the top losers. On the Nifty, HDFC Life, Tata Consumer, UPL, Britannia, SBI, Bajaj Finserv, and Shree Cement were the top laggards, down up to 1.9 percent. On the flip side, Dr. Reddy's, NTPC, PowerGrid, IndusInd Bank, and TCS were the only gainer on the bourses, up to 0.8 percent higher. Read more

American President Biden is 'convinced' Putin has decided to invade Ukraine

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Yesterday(18th Feb.2022) US President Joe Biden said he's "convinced" that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to launch a further invasion in Ukraine, saying he has "reason to believe" it will occur in the "coming days" and will include an assault on its capital, Kyiv. After weeks of saying the US wasn't sure if Putin had made the final decision to launch a widespread invasion, Biden said that assessment had changed. "As of this moment I'm convinced he's made the decision," Biden said. "We have reason to believe that." He cited the United States' "significant intelligence capability" for the assessment. Biden reiterated his threat of massive economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia if it does invade, and pressed Putin to rethink his course of action. He said the US and its Western allies were more united than ever to ensure Russia pays a price for the invasion.

cryptocurrency News: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Shiba Inu tank 7% each; Dogecoin drops 5% cryptocurrency,Bitcoin, Ethereum, Shiba Inu,Dogecoin

Friday, February 18, 2022
After logging decent gains over the past few days, crypto traders turned defensive today(18th Feb.2022) as tensions between Russia and Ukraine intensified. Following this, the appetite for riskier assets, including the digital token, dropped sharply. Investors now looked for safe heaven bets like gold, dampening the sentiments further. Barring the dollar-pegged Tether, all other top digital tokens were trading in deep red on Friday. Avalanche and Terra dropped 9 percent each followed by Bitcoin and Ethereum, each losing over 7 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex ended the day 54 points lower at 57,833 levels, while Nifty closed at 17,276, down 28 points

Friday, February 18, 2022
The volatile streak in the markets extended into a third straight day today(18th Feb.2022) mainly due to the investor's fear about the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The S&P BSE Sensex ended an extremely choppy day 54 points, or 0.1 percent, lower at 57,833 levels, while the Nifty50 shut shop at 17,276, down 28 points or 0.16 percent. Reliance Industries, Infosys, Ultratech Cement, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel, and M&M were the major drag on the Sensex today(18th Feb.2022), accounting for most of the losses. This downside was capped by gains in HDFC twins, L&T, TCS, and Axis Bank. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices shed 0.8 percent each with individual stocks, including Gland Pharma, Honeywell Automation, Astral Ltd, Hindustan Media Ventures, Asian Energy Services, and Unichem Labs cracking between 4 percent and 8 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 133 points at 57,759 and Nifty at 17,246, lower by 58 points

Friday, February 18, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started to trade lower for the third session in tandem with the bearish global cues on the rising Russian-Ukraine conflict. The BSE Sensex was down 133 points at 57,759 and the NSE Nifty was at 17,246, lower by 58 points. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, NTPC, Maruti, M&M, Tata Steel, L&T, PowerGrid, IndusInd Bank, and SBI were the top gainers, trading up between 0.4-1 percent. On the Nifty, Coal India, UPL were the additional gainers, up 2 percent and 1 percent, respectively. On the downside, Cipla, Wipro, Tech M, Nestle, Infosys, HCL Tech, Ultratech Cement, HDFC Bank, TCS, Asian Paints, meanwhile, were the top losers, down up to 1 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the negative territory, down 0.4 percent each. The volatility index climbed 5 percent as investors grew jittery. Read more

India will soon have Electricity OTC market

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Soon, in India, anyone buy can sell or trade electricity – both conventional (coal, gas hydro) and renewable energy (solar, wind). The over-the-counter (OTC) market allows buyers and sellers to directly transact electricity, and negotiate the price and contract. To facilitate this trade Indian electricity market will have a new platform. Apex regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) last week issued the guidelines for setting up an OTC platform in India, which the sector executives said would be the world’s first regulated OTC platform. The CERC in a 2017 order identified the need for a regulatory framework in India to help electricity consumers buy directly. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 43 points at 57,953, while Nifty flat at 17,326 level

Thursday, February 17, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices turned volatile soon after they opened with modest gains today(17th February 2022). The market sentiment is being weighed on account of the weekly F&O expiry. The BSE Sensex was down 43 points at 57,953, while the NSE Nifty was flat at 17,326 level. Banking stocks came under selling pressure amid losses led by IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and HDFC Bank, down 0.5-1 percent. Other top losers were Shree Cement, Ultratech Cement, Dr. Reddy's, SBI, and Bajaj twins. On the upside, PowerGrid, Reliance, M&M, HDFC, and Titan were the top Sensex gainers, up to 1 percent higher. Cipla, Tata Motors, HeroMoto Corp, ONGC, Tata Consumer, and Bajaj Auto were the top Nifty gainers, up 1-2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex opened 299 points up at 58,442, while the NSE Nifty climbed 81 points to 17,433

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started today's(16th February 2022) session higher extending the previous day's strong rally as concerns around the Russia-Ukraine conflict eased. The BSE Sensex opened 299 points up at 58,442, while the NSE Nifty climbed 81 points to 17,433. The indices soon after the opening were seen turning volatile as they slipped into the red zone. From the Sensex-30 shares, M&M, Bajaj Finance, HDFC, PowerGrid, NTPC, Bajaj Finserv, HCL Tech, Kotak Bank, HDFC Bank, Nestle, ITC, and Bharti Airtel were the top gainers, up 0.3-2 percent. On the Nifty, BPCL, IOC, HDFC Life, Coal India, and Grasim were the additional gainers. On the downside, Titan, Tata Steel, L&T, Shree Cement, Ultratech Cement, Wipro, and ICICI Bank, meanwhile, were the top losers. Read more

Separation of roles of Chairperson and MD made voluntary by SEBI

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The Securities and Exchange Board of India today(15th Feb.2022) changed the requirement for listed companies to separate roles of Chairperson and MD/CEO to voluntary from mandatory. The decision was taken at a Sebi board meet today. Sebi had earlier asked listed entities to split the roles of Chairperson and MD before the April 2022 deadline. Listed entities were initially required to separate the roles of chairperson and MD/CEO from April 1, 2020, onwards. However, based on industry representations, an additional time period of two years was given for compliance. The norms were part of the series of recommendations given by the Sebi-appointed Uday Kotak committee on corporate governance. Read more

Manappuram Finance shares tumbles 13 percent, hits 52-week low

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Shares of Manappuram Finance hit a 52-week low of Rs 123.85 after they slipped 13 percent on the BSE in Tuesday's intra-day trade after the financier reported a 46 percent year-on-year (YoY) drop in consolidated net profit at Rs 261 crore in the December quarter (Q3FY22), due to weak operational performance. The non-banking finance company (NBFC) had posted a net profit of Rs 483 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago. Net interest income (NII) fell 12 percent YoY to Rs 915 crore driven by a sharp compression in spreads. Total income during the October-December period of 2021-22 was down at Rs 1,506.85 crore, as against Rs 1,650 crore in same Technical data of the NBFC stock shows that Manappuram Finance has given a 22% negative return In six months and declined further to 27% in the last year as of February 15. In Q3FY22, profit before tax (PBT) of gold loan and other segments declined 44 percent YoY at Rs 347 crore, Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1736 points, Nifty at 17352.45

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 1,736.21 points or 3.08% at 58,142.05, and the Nifty was up 509.70 points or 3.03% at 17,352.50, as reports of withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border soothed investor's nerves. Crude oil prices also dropped around 3 percent in the latter half of the session, providing further comfort to equity investors. Tata Motors, Eicher Motors, Bajaj Finance, Shree Cements, and Hero MotoCorp were the top Nifty gainers, while losers were Cipla and ONGC. About 1996 shares have advanced, 1286 shares declined, and 90 shares are unchanged. All sectoral indices ended in the green, the Nifty PSU Bank and Auto indices soaring 4 percent each. The Nifty Bank, Financial Services, IT, and Realty indices, meanwhile, gained between 3 and 3.5 percent. The BSE MidCap index gained 2.7 per cent and the BSE SmallCap index advanced around 2 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 104 points at 56,510 and Nifty 25 points higher at 16,868 points

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices pared some of their opening gains in early morning deals today (15th February 2022). The BSE Sensex was now up 104 points at 56,510 and the NSE Nifty50 was 25 points higher at 16,868 points. HUL, Titan, Wipro, Nestle India, Tech M, Infosys, Kotak Bank, L&T, TCS, and HCL Tech were leading gains on the Sensex, up between 0.7-1.7 percent. Tata Steel, NTPC, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and Cipla were the top losers on the Sensex and Nifty. Shares of Cipla slipped 5 percent to Rs 910 on the BSE after more than 2 percent of the total equity of pharmaceutical companies changed hands via a block deal. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices had slipped into red now, trading 0.5 percent and 1 percent lower, respectively. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 1747 points, Nifty at 16842.80

Monday, February 14, 2022
At close, Sensex was down 1,747.08 points, or 3 percent, at 56,405.84, and the Nifty was down 532 points, or 3.06 percent, at 16,842.80, as simmering tensions between Ukraine and Russia crushed equities."Increased tension between the US and Russia over Ukraine sent oil prices rising and forced investors to dump risky assets. Sectorally, all the indices ended in the red with the Nifty PSU Bank index nosediving 5.9 percent; Realty index 5 percent; Private Bank, Financial Services, Bank, and Auto upwards of 4 percent each; and Pharma and IT indices over 2 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices cracked 3.5 percent and 4 percent, respectively.“At present, Nifty has support at 16800/16650 levels while resistance comes at 17100 levels. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 36370 levels while resistance 37600 at levels,” said Sachin Gupta, AVP, Research, Choice Broking.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex was now 1,100 points at 57,041, and the NSE Nifty was at 17,032, lower by 348 points

Monday, February 14, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices held on to sharp losses in early morning trade today (14th February 20222) but were slightly off lows. The indices had slumped at open amid high global volatility on a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. The BSE Sensex was now 1,100 points at 57,041, and the NSE Nifty was at 17,032, lower by 348 points. HDFC, IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, SBI, ICICI Bank, M&M, and Bharti Airtel were the top Sensex laggards, down 3-3.5 percent. JSW Steel led losses on the Nifty, trading 5 percent lower, followed by additional losers-HDFC Life and Tata Motors. The overall market breadth was also highly negative with 2,630 stocks declining on the BSE, while only 517 were trading higher. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 657 points at 58,268, while Nifty at 17,410, lower by 195 points

Friday, February 11, 2022
Indian benchmark indices started to trade on a highly negative note today (11th February 2022) a day after RBI's dovish policy had calmed the markets in line with the soured global sentiment on high US inflation data and rate hike fears. The BSE Sensex was down 657 points at 58,268, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,410, lower by 195 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, only NTPC was in the green, while IT majors Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech and Tech M were the top losers, lower by over 2 percent each. Other losers included Bajaj Twins, HDFC, Dr. Reddy's, Kotak Bank, Titan, TCS, and ICICI Bank. On the Nifty, HeroMoto Corp, Cipla, and Eicher Motors were the additional top losers, down up to 1.6 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the red territory, down 0.77 and 0.9 percent, respectively. Read more

Opening Bell: Sensex gains 142 points, Nifty at 17526.80

Thursday, February 10, 2022
The Sensex was up 142 points or 0.32% at 58650, and the Nifty was up 52 points or 0.30% at 17526. Power Grid Corporation of India, Infosys, Tata Steel, NTPC, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), HDFC Bank, SBI were among the top index gainers. Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Hindustan Unilever, HCL Tech, Wipro were among the top index draggers. Sectorally, Nifty Auto and FMCG indices were leading losers, down 0.3 and 0.7 percent, while Nifty Metals was the top outlier and was trading 1.3 percent higher. Bank Nifty was up 0.06 percent. About 1332 shares have advanced, 1548 shares declined, and 87 shares are unchanged. Meanwhile, as per a CNBC TV-18 report, state insurer LIC's IPO draft papers are likely to be filed with the SEBI tomorrow as the IRDAI has given it a go-ahead for the public offer.

Opening Bell: Sensex gains over 500 points, Nifty above 17,400

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
The Sensex was up 500 points or 0.84% at 58294.54, and the Nifty was up 144.40 points or 0.84% at 17411.20. The up-move was supported by strong gains in IT and private banking counters. Bajaj Finserv, Maruti, HCL Tech, Titan, IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, Wipro, Tech M, Coal India, IOC, Bajaj Auto were the top gainers on the bourses, trading up to 2.6 percent. Investors looked forward to the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy decision due on Thursday. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the positive territory, up 0.9 percent each. Nifty sectoral indices were trading with gains. Bank Nifty was up nearly 1%. Nifty Auto, Nifty IT, Nifty Media, Nifty Realty indices gained up to 1.5 percent. Public banks were subdued in the trade as the PSB index was 0.84 percent down.

Closing Bell: Sensex up 187 points, Nifty at 17252.95

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 187.39 points or 0.33% at 57,808.58, and the Nifty was up 53.20 points or 0.31% at 17,266.80, amid mixed global cues and fag-end buying in metals, financials, select auto, and RIL stock. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel, and Axis Bank contributed the most to the indices’ gain.ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation, Power Grid, SBI Life, L&T, TCS, Tata Consumer Products, Kotak Bank, HDFC Bank, Ultratech Cement, Shree Cement, and SBI were the top laggards on the Nifty index, The BSE SmallCap was hit harder as it declined 1.4 percent on the exchange today. The BSE MidCap index, meanwhile, slipped 0.45 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal and PSU Bank indices each ended 0.8 percent higher. Among losers, the Nifty Realty index dipped 0.8 percent, followed by the Nifty IT index, down 0.3 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex 201 points higher at 57,822, while Nifty at 17,288, up by 74 points

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices opened on a fairly positive note today(8th February 2022) after a day of huge sell-off. The BSE Sensex was 201 points higher at 57,822, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,288, up by 74 points. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in green and were up to 0.49 percent higher. The top Sensex gainers were Maruti, Titan, Tata Steel, Dr. Reddy's, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance, Wipro, Sun Pharma, and Bharti Airtel, trading up to 2 percent higher. Hindalco, Eicher Motors, JSW Steel, and Cipla were the additional gainers on the Nifty. On the flip side, PowerGrid, SBI, NTPC, HDFC, L&T, IndusInd Bank, TCS, Nestle, Infosys, Tata Consumer, and Britannia were the top losers. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 1000 points, Nifty at 17213.60

Monday, February 7, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 1,023.63 points or 1.75% at 57,621.19, and the Nifty was down 302.70 points or 1.73% at 17,213.60 on increasing fears around hawkish outlook from global central banks and unabated rise in oil prices. L&T, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Bajaj Finserv, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Titan Company, ICICI Bank were among the top indexes draggers. On the flip side, stocks of Power Grid Corporation of India, NTPC, Tata Steel, State Bank of India (SBI), and UltraTech Cement were the Sensex gainers. About 1389 shares have advanced, 2044 shares declined, and 131 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, all except the Nifty PSB index ended in the red, led by the Nifty Financial Services index (down 2.5 percent) and the Nifty Private Bank index (down 2.3 percent), The Nifty PSB index, on the other hand, ended 1 percent higher. the MidCap and SmallCap indices on the BSE outperformed the headline indices and ended 1.3 percent and 0.8 percent

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 58,343, down 300 points, while Nifty lower by 90 points at 17,426

Monday, February 7, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices were extending losses amid high volatility and were down 0.5 percent each today(7th February 2022). The BSE Sensex was at 58,343, down 300 points, while the NSE Nifty was lower by 90 points at 17,426. Among top gainers on the Sensex, SBI, PowerGrid, Tata Steel, NTPC, Reliance, Tech M and Bajaj Finserv were the only stocks in the green zone, up between 0.8-2 percent. Bajaj Finance, M&M, Dr. Reddy's, L&T, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, Asian Paints, HDFC twins, Wipro, and ITC were the top laggrads, down 1-2 percent. On the Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, Divis Labs, Cipla, and Eicher Motors were the additional losers. This apart, the BSE Auto index was down over 1 percent and was a prominent loser sectorally. Read more

Cryptocurrency market:Bitcoin hits two-week high; Solana, Ethereum, Dogecoin jump up to 11%,

Saturday, February 5, 2022
The world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency Bitcoin rallied 10 percent to a two-week high today(5t February 2022)mainly due to a return in risk appetite and a rally in stock markets cryptocurrency Ethereum, the second-largest crypto in m-cap terms, also jumped 9 percent. Among key cryptos, Bitcoin was up 10 percent in the last 24 hours at $41,615.37. Earlier, it hit a high of $41,983, taking gains from Thursday's lows to nearly 16 percent and marking a 27 percent rise from the year's low of $32,950.72 on January 24. Ethereum was quoting at $3,030.08, up 8.57 percent. Most of the 10 top digital tokens were trading with strong gains on Saturday. Solana climbed up 10.82 percent, taking its 7-day rise to 23 percent. Polkadot soared 15.37 percent, taking its 7-day rise to 20 percent. At the same time, Terra was up 11.53 percent. BNB, XRP, and Cardano gained 9-12 percent. Tether was trading flat.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 143 points, Nifty at 17516.30

Friday, February 4, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 143.20 points or 0.24% at 58,644.82, and the Nifty was down 43.90 points or 0.25% at 17,516.30, as investors digested key updates from both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank. Sun Pharma was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Asian Paints, Tata Steel, and Ultratech Cement. State Bank of India, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Bajaj Auto were the other top laggards. About 1554 shares have advanced, 1704 shares declined, and 87 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were down 0.7 percent and 0.45 percent, respectively. The Nifty Realty index fell 2.8 percent on the NSE, while the Nifty PSB index dipped 1.9 percent. On the contrary, the Nifty Metal index rose 1.2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Benchmark indices volatile; Sensex up 50 points at 58,837, while Nifty just 6 points higher at 17,567

Friday, February 4, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices were volatile in early morning trade today (4th February 2022) after starting on a lower note as IT stocks traded weak in line with the US tech stock rout overnight. The BSE Sensex was up 50 points at 58,837, while the NSE Nifty was just 6 points higher at 17,567. Tata Steel was the top Sensex gainer, up 2 percent ahead of its Q3 earnings. Ultratech Cement, IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, power grid, Sun Pharma, Dr. Reddy's, L&T, SBI, and NTPC were the other gainers, up between 0.5-1.8 percent. On the flip side, Wipro, Titan, RIL, ITC, HCL Tech, TCS, Infosys, HUL, Maruti, Hero MotoCorp, and Tata Consumer were the top losers on the bourses. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index was marginally up by 0.05 percent, while the SmallCap index was trading 0.34 percent higher. Read more

Titan profit zooms 135% to Rs 987 crore

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Titan saw its December quarter (Q3) net profit zooms 135 percent to Rs 987 crore compared to the year-ago period to Rs. 419, sharply beating analysts' estimate of Rs 847 crore. Titan said the October-December 2021 period was one of its best quarters in terms of growth and profitability. Titan's quarterly revenue increased 30.6 percent on a year-on-year basis to Rs 9,515 crore, according to a regulatory filing. The company said it saw strong demand across its consumer businesses. Its jewelry division did “exceedingly well”, and other divisions also witnessed growth over pre-pandemic levels. The jewelry business of the company jumped 37 percent on year to Rs 8,563 crore in the reported quarter. The watches and wearables business of Titan posted a 29 percent on-year growth in sales to Rs 708 crore, while the eyewear operations grew 26 percent. It posted an EBITDA margin of 14.7 percent in the third quarter of FY22, as against 11.8 percent in the year-ago period. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 770 points, Nifty at 17560.20

Thursday, February 3, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 770.31 points or 1.29% at 58,788.02, and the Nifty was down 219.80 points or 1.24% at 17,560.20, as investors booked profit post a recent rally and tepid global cues. Bajaj Auto was the top gainer, followed by ITC, Maruti Suzuki, SBI, and Asian Paints. HDFC was the top laggard, accompanied by Infosys, Larsen & Toubro, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. About 1663 shares have advanced, 1602 shares declined, and 81 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index fell 0.8 percent and the BSE SmallCap index slipped 0.3 percent. Among sectors, all the key indices ended in the red, led by the Nifty IT index (down 2 percent) and the Nifty Realty index (down 1.7 percent). The nifty Auto index was the only gainer, up 0.4 percent. India VIX rose 2.73%, regaining 19 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex lower by 444 points at 59,114, and Nifty at 17,645, down 134 points

Thursday, February 3, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended losses in noon trade and were now down up to 0.7 percent today(3rd February 2022). The BSE Sensex was lower by 444 points at 59,114, and the NSE Nifty was 17,645, down 134 points. HDFC slipped further and was trading 3 percent lower, followed by L&T, Kotak Bank Infosys, Tech M, HUL, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, RIL, and Dr. Reddy's, all trading 1-2 percent lower. In the broader markets, the SmallCap index had trimmed gains and was down 0.1 percent, while the MidCap index was 0.6 percent lower. The top losers on the index included M&M finance, Godrej Properties, Supreme Ind, Muthoot Finance, Mindtree, Varun Beverages, and InfoEdge, trading 2-6 percent lower. Sectorally, auto shares continued to trade higher, while Financials and IT continued to be top laggards, down nearly 1 percent each. Read more

Tech Mahindra dips 4% as Q3 margins disappoint

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Shares of Tech Mahindra dipped 4 percent to Rs 1,444 on the BSE in Wednesday’s intra-day trade after the IT firm's earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margin declined by 40bps quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to 14.8 percent in the December quarter (Q3FY22) due to salary hikes, higher sub costs, and lower utilization due to aggressive fresher hiring, impacted Tech Mahindra's margins during the quarter. In constant currency terms, the company saw a decent 4.7% revenue growth, sequentially, led by improved growth in the communications, media & entertainment, and enterprise verticals. In a post-earnings conference call, the management said that it remains confident of sustaining revenue growth momentum on the back of broad-based demand across verticals.However, the company’s management remains confident of maintaining EBITM with an upward bias on the back of revenue growth-led operating leverage, employee pyramid rationalization, subcontracting costs optimization, Read more

Closing News: Sensex gains 695 points, Nifty at 17780.00

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 695.76 points or 1.18% at 59,558.33, and the Nifty was up 203.20 points or 1.16% at 17,780, with the frontline indices ending over a percent higher. Bajaj Finserv was the top Sensex gainer, followed by IndusInd Bank, HCL Technologies, and Bajaj Finance. Tech Mahindra was the top laggard on Sensex, accompanied by Nestle India, Ultratech Cement, and Larsen & Toubro. About 2243 shares have advanced, 1038 shares declined, and 90 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also logged strong gains and ended 1 percent and 1.6 percent higher, respectively. The Nifty PSU Bank index was the top gainer today as it ended 3.4 percent higher. This was followed by the Nifty Pharma, Metal, and Realty indices, all up between 1 and 1.4 percent.

The good and bad of Budget 2022 for investors, companies & common man

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The Union Budget 2022 is a mixed bag for India's investors, companies, and the common man. Some measures introduced in the Budget would make for good news to them, while some of them can be seen as coming pain points for these sections. Budget 2022 made no change to the existing income tax structure, leaving the common man and some other sections disappointed. There, however, were steps that could turn out to be a major boost for the economy as a whole, going forward. In a budget without any remarkable good news for the individual, the announcement of the upcoming central bank digital currency (CBDC) garnered some attention from Investors. Also, this financial year, a surcharge on long-term capital gains (LTCG) will be capped at 15 percent, a rule that will be applicable to all assets. Until now, it applied only to listed equity shares and units of the equity-oriented fund. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 546 points at 59,409, while Nifty at 17,744, higher by 168 points

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices steadily held their opening gains with broad-based buying today (2nd February 2022). The BSE Sensex was up 546 points at 59,409, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,744, higher by 168 points. The two indices were up 0.9 percent each. Banking counters were leading gains on the bourses. Bajaj twins, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank were the top gainers on the Sensex, followed by HCL Tech, Wipro, Titan, HDFC, and ITC. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices had also extended gains and were now up 1.1 and 1.4 percent, respectively. On the NSE, Nifty SmallCap 50 and SmallCap 100 indices were the top gainers, up 1.87 and 1.7 percent, respectively. Read more

The budget focuses on the next few years and the thrust has been in infrastructure modernisation: experts

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
The government has done a fantastic job of managing growth and providing the money for Capex in the Budget 2022 proposals according to analysts. They have raised more resources than was expected. The government’s fiscal management in these two years of the Covid pandemic has been phenomenal. The thrust of the Budget has been in infrastructure modernisation. All this will have a multiplier effect on job creation and economic growth. That said, another good thing is that the tweak(s) in the tax rates have been minimal. Even the long-term capital gains tax across asset classes has been capped at 15 percent. The message that the government wants to convey through this is that the tax regime is stable and does not warrant much change. This is one thing that the markets and all investors will like. All this will help investors commit big money. Read more

Infra, construction stocks rally upto 8 percent after govt aims to expand national highway

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Infrastructure and construction stocks gained higher intraday on February 1, after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget speech said the Union government aims to further grow highway networks in the country by 25,000 km in FY23. PM Gati Shakti will encompass the seven engines for multi-modal connectivity for the states with speedier implementation of development projects through technology to facilitate faster movement of people and goods through Rs 20,000 crore financed by the govt to speed up this project," the FM said in her Budget speech in the Parliament. The government is also going to add more Vande Bharat trains, she said. Execution of national highway projects has been one of the highlights of the Narendra Modi-led government, and companies will hope for higher tendering activity from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in the next financial year. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 848 points, Nifty at 17576.85

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 848.40 points or 1.46% at 58862.57, and the Nifty was up 237.00 points or 1.37% at 17576.80, as investors gave a thumbs up to pro-growth Budget 2022. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday unveiled a Budget that aims to boost growth amid continued disruption from Covid-19 and rising inflation. Tata Steel was the top gainer, followed by Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank, Larsen & Toubro, and Ultratech Cement. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top drag, followed by Power Grid Corporation, State Bank of India, and NTPC were the other top laggards. About 1683 shares have advanced, 1583 shares declined, and 98 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index closed with a gain of 1 percent while the BSE SmallCap index ended 0.9 percent up. Among sectors, auto and oil & gas indices ended in the red, while bank, capital goods, FMCG, pharma, IT, realty, and metal indices rose 1-5 percent. BSE midcap and smallcap indices gained 1 percent each. Read more

Budget 2022 updates: Sitharaman reaches Parl; Budget speech at 11 am

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her fourth Union Budget in Parliament at 11 am today(1st February 2022) in a paperless format. The Budget speech will be keenly watched by both domestic and foreign investors, various interest groups like farmers, crypto Investors, anxious middle class, and corporate entities, besides parliamentarians. Ahead of the Budget presentation, Sensex jumped over 700 points. led by gains in IT and banking counters. Clarity on cryptocurrency sops to real estate, and the abolition of STT would be on top of investor radar. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 589 points at 58,603, while Nifty at 17,486, higher by 146 points

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices jumped higher at open today (1st February 2022) and were up 0.9 percent ahead of the Budget. The BSE Sensex was up 589 points at 58,603, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,486, higher by 146 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC twins, Infosys, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Ultratech Cement, L&T were the top gainers, up between 1-2 percent. On the Nifty, Britannia was the additional gainer, up 2 percent. On the flip side, Dr. Reddy's was the sole loser on the Sensex, while BPCL, IOC, ONGC, and Tata Motors were the Nifty losers, down between 1-3 percent. Read more

Sunpharma Q3 profit up 11 percent

Monday, January 31, 2022
Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd gained 2.5 percent on January 31 after the company reported an 11% rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 2,058.80 crore in the December quarter. The pharma major had reported a net profit of ₹1,852 crores in the December quarter of last year. Consolidated net sales for the quarter increased 11.41% from a year ago to Rs 9,814.17 crore. Total cost advanced 12% to Rs 7,829.38 crore. The company's board has also declared an interim dividend of ₹7 for the financial year ending on March 31, 2022. Operating EBITDA margin declined sharply to 17.12% in the quarter from 20.43% a quarter ago and 20.97% a year ago. The sale of formulations in the domestic market during the third quarter was at ₹3,167 crores, up by 15% over last year and accounting for 32% of total sales. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 813 points, Nifty at 17339.85

Monday, January 31, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 813.94 points or 1.42% at 58,014.17, and the Nifty was up 237.80 points or 1.39% at 17,339.80 as investors eyed pro-reforms, pro-growth measures from the annual document and ahead Union Budget to be presented on February 1 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Tech Mahindra was the top gainer, followed by Bajaj Finserv, Infosys, and State Bank of India. IndusInd Bank was the worst Sensex performer, accompanied by Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Hindustan Unilever. About 1773 shares have advanced, 1632 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 1.7 percent and 0.9 percent, The Nifty IT and Realty indices soared 3 percent each, Bank Nifty soared 0.76%, auto, pharma, oil & gas gained 1 percent each. India VIX zoomed 6%

Winter session issues may hit the Budget session also; FM to present Eco Survey today

Monday, January 31, 2022
The winter session of Parliament was a washout and the way things are seen the upcoming Budget session that begins on January 31, with the President's address to both Houses of Parliament, may not be any way better. As Opposition parties reached out to each other to fine-tune parliamentary strategy, the Narendra Modi government is expected to be in the Opposition's crosshairs on issues such as the new revelations on snooping by intelligence interception company Pegasus, farm distress, management of the third wave of Covid-19, the sale of national carrier Air India, and Chinese "incursions" into eastern Ladakh. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 696 points at 57,876 and Nifty at 17,316, higher by 214 points

Monday, January 31, 2022
The Indian 8benchmark indices started higher today(31st February 2022) with support from positive global markets and on the back of broad-based buying. The BSE Sensex was up 696 points at 57,876 and the NSE Nifty was at 17,316, higher by 214 points. Among Sensex shares, Asian Paints, Infosys, Wipro, IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, Bajaj twins, Infosys, Tech M, HCL Tech, Ultratech Cement, Dr. Reddy's, Titan, and SBI were the top gainers, up between 1.5-3 percent. On the Nifty, ONGC, Divis Labs, Britannia, BPCL, and UPL were the additional gainers. On the flip side, IndusInd Bank, L&T, Coal India, and NTPC were the sole losers on the bourses. In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap and SmallCap indices were in the green, up 1.3 and 1.4 percent, respectively. Read more

Union Budget 2022:Crypto industry waiting the passing of the Crypto Currency Bill

Saturday, January 29, 2022
The Union Budget 2022 is being presented at a very crucial juncture for the Indian economy and taxpayers. Covid 19 has resulted in the loss of employment or erosion of income for several personal taxpayers, increased medical expenses, and financial insecurity. Further, the fiscal stimulation measures and higher fiscal deficit have resulted in higher inflation. A major opportunity in investment for the modern generation is cryptocurrency. It is the need of the hour to Introduce clarity on the taxation of cryptocurrency transactions. Read more

TVS Motor acquires 75% stake in Swiss E Mobility Group AG (SEMG).

Friday, January 28, 2022
TVS Motor Company has acquired a 75 percent stake in the Swiss e-Mobility Group (SEMG) for $100 million (about Rs 752 crore). TVS Motor plans to buy the remaining 25% stake by next year. The acquisition has been made in an all-cash deal through TVS Motor’s Singapore Subsidiary, TVS Motor (Singapore) Pte. This is the company’s second acquisition in Switzerland in the e-mobility space during the current financial year, after buying 80 percent in EGO Movement for $17.9 million in September 2021. In a statement, the company said, the acquisition reaffirms TVS Motor Company’s commitment to expansion in Europe through a portfolio of premium and technology leading brands, including Norton Motorcycles and EGO Movement, which were recently acquired.“This acquisition furthers TVS Motor’s commitment towards e-personal mobility products. He further said that the acquisition will help strengthen the firm's commitment to environmental sustainability. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 77 points, Nifty at 17101.95

Friday, January 28, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 77 points or 0.13% at 57200.23, hit a high of 58,084-mark, up 807 points intra-day, and the Nifty down 8 points or 0.05% at 17101.95 ended a week of extreme volatility marginally in the red note on Friday, following the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting.NTPC was the top gainer, followed by Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank, and ITC. Maruti Suzuki was the top loser, accompanied by Tech Mahindra, Power Grid Corporation, and ICICI Bank. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices bucked the trend and ended 1 percent higher. Among sectors, financials and autos were the only losers today. The Nifty Bank index slipped 0.7 percent while the Nifty Auto index dropped 0.6 percent. On the contrary, the Nifty IT, Pharma, and Realty indices gained around 1 percent each. India VIX was down 1.76%

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 500 points at 57,774, while Nifty at 17,258 higher by 148 points

Friday, January 28, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices opened fairly positive today(28th January 2022) after being volatile throughout the week amid a global sell-off. The BSE Sensex was up 500 points at 57,774, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,258 higher by 148 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, NTPC, Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, Titan, Wipro, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, M&M, and Asian Paints were the top gainers, up between 1-3 percent. ONGC, Tata Consumer, and IOC were the additional gainers on the Nifty. On the flip side, HDFC twins and Maruti were the only losers on the bourses. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the green zone, up over 1 percent each, respectively. Read more

Air India Officially taken back by Tata Group

Thursday, January 27, 2022
The government on Thursday officially handed over Air India to the Tata Group."We are delighted to have Air India back at the Tata group," Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said. He said the company is looking forward to creating a “world-class airline"."I warmly welcome all the employees of Air India to our Group, and look forward to working together," Chandrasekaran said. "The strategic disinvestment transaction of Air India successfully concluded today with transfer of 100 percent shares of Air India to M/s Talace Pvt Ltd along with management control. A new Board, led by the Strategic Partner, takes charge of Air India," Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey stated. The consideration amount of ₹2,700 crores has been received by the government. The shares have been transferred to Talace. Consideration amount has been received and so the new owner is Talace. The debt of ₹15,300 crores has been accepted by the new owners. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 581 points, Nifty at 17110.15

Thursday, January 27, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 581.21 points or 1% at 57,276.94, and the Nifty down 167.80 points or 0.97% at 17,110.20. Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank, and HCL Technologies among others contributed the most to the indices’ fall. Axis Bank, SBI, Kotak Bank, IndusInd Bank, and Maruti Suzuki are the major gainers in the sense pack. About 1447 shares have advanced, 1832 shares declined, and 90 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank index jumped a massive 5 percent on the NSE, while the Nifty Bank and Private Bank indices added about a percent each. However, FMCG, realty, pharma, and IT indices shed 1-3 percent BSE MidCap index fell over 1 percent while the BSE SmallCap index slid 0.8 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex 926 points down at 56,931, while the NSE Nifty at 17,013, down by 264 points

Thursday, January 27, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices opened on a sharply lower note and were down up to 1 percent today(27th January 2022) amid weak global cues and a possibility of rate hikes by the Federal Reserve from March. The BSE Sensex was 926 points lower at 56,931, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,013, down by 264 points. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in red and were down up to 1.6 percent. All Sensex-30 shares were trading in the negative territory barring Axis Bank, Maruti, and IndusInd Bank. Titan, Wipro, Tech M, HDFC twins, Infosys, Nestle, Dr. Reddy's, HCL Tech, Tata Steel, Bajaj twins, TCS, and Ultratech Cement were the top losers, down 2-3 percent. On the Nifty, ONGC was the sole gainer, up 2 percent. Meanwhile, Grasim, Eicher Motors, and Divis Labs were the additional losers. The fear gauge that is the volatility index was also up 7.6 percent around 23 levels, reflecting nervousness among investors. Read more

IMF cuts India's GDP forecast for FY22 to 9% from 9.5%

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The IMF (International Monetary Fund) has cut India's economic growth forecast to 9 percent (from the earlier forecast of 9.5%) for the current fiscal year ending March 31, on concerns over the impact of a spread of a new variant of coronavirus on business activity and mobility. In its latest update of World Economic Outlook yesterday(25th Jan.2022), the international financial institution, which had in October last year projected a 9.5 percent GDP growth for India, put the forecast for the next fiscal FY23 (April 2022 to March 2023) at 7.1 percent. The Indian economy had contracted by 7.3 percent in the 2020-21 fiscal year. Read more

Maruti Suzuki Q3 Results

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India reported a 48 percent decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,011 crore for the December 2021 quarter, against a profit of Rs 1,941.4 crore in the same quarter last year, mainly due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage and increase in commodity prices. Analysts had expected Rs 1,058 crore. The consolidated revenue from operations declined marginally to Rs 23,253.3 crore in the third quarter, compared to Rs 23,471.3 crore a year ago, it added. The preceding quarter saw the topline at Rs 20,538 crore. The company said despite cost reduction efforts, due to lower sales volume, high commodity prices, and lower non-operating income on account of mark-to-market impact, its profits were comparatively lower. Operating Ebit margin came in at 4.1 percent in Q3FY22 against 6.7 percent in Q3FY21. The profit margin was at 4.6 percent against 8.7 percent in the same quarter last year. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 367 points, Nifty at 17277.95

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 366.64 points or 0.64% at 57,858.15, and the Nifty was up 128.90 points or 0.75% at 17,278.00 after a 5-day losing streak. Asian Paints, Wipro, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank, RIL, Housing Development Finance Corporation, TCS, Infosys were among the top Sensex drags. On the flip side,Maruti Suzuki, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India were among the top BSE Sensex gainers. About 1935 shares have advanced, 1330 shares declined, and 84 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index ended 1 percent higher while the BSE SmallCap index added 0.8 percent. Except IT, all other sectoral indices ended in the green with PSU bank, power, auto, and bank rose 2-4 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex 856 points down at 56,635, while the Nifty at 16,898, lower by 250

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started lower today(25th January 2022) carrying their sharp losses into a sixth straight session. The BSE Sensex was 856 points down at 56,635, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,898, lower by 250. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in red and were down up to 2.8 percent. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, Axis Bank, PowerGrid, Bharti Airtel Tata Steel, and NTPC were the only gainers.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex 856 points down at 56,635, while the Nifty at 16,898, lower by 250

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started lower today(25th January 2022) carrying their sharp losses into a sixth straight session. The BSE Sensex was 856 points down at 56,635, while the NSE Nifty was at 16,898, lower by 250. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in red and were down up to 2.8 percent. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, Axis Bank, PowerGrid, Bharti Airtel Tata Steel, and NTPC were the only gainers.

Vodafone Idea share falls 8 percent After Q3 Loss Widens

Monday, January 24, 2022
Shares of Vodafone Idea fell by over 8 percent in early trade on Monday after the company reported widening of its consolidated losses to ₹ 7,230 crores for the December quarter period of the current fiscal from Rs 4,532.1 crore compared to the corresponding quarter last year. The operational performance of the company was weak in the reported quarter. The Consolidated operating profit of the company declined 1.2 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis to Rs 3,816.5 crore despite the company undertaking tariff hikes in the quarter. Consolidated revenue from operations declined by 10.8 percent to ₹ 9,717.3 crores, from ₹ 10,894.1 crores in the year-ago period. The company's earnings per share dropped from Rs 24.8 lakh in Q2FY22 to Rs 25.2 lakh in the latest quarter. The company reported a paid-up equity share capital of Rs 28,735.4 crore, the same as the previous quarter. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex tanks 1545 points, Nifty at 17149.10

Monday, January 24, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 1,545.67 points or 2.62% at 57,491.51, and the Nifty was down 468.10 points or 2.66% at 17,149.10. Panic selling due to the uncertainty around the quantum of a rate hike by the US Fed spooked the markets. Besides, geo-political tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the rising dollar index, and surging oil prices and bond yield added to the woes. Also, the run-up to the Union Budget 2022 has also induced choppiness in the markets. JSW Steel, Tata Steel, Bajaj Finance, Grasim, Hindalco, Wipro, Tech M, Titan, and Tata Consumer Products were the major losers in the index pack. while gainers included Cipla and ONGC.The BSE MidCap index declined 3.8 percent while the BSE SmallCap index slipped 4.4 percent. All the indices ended with sharp losses, led by the Nifty Realty index down 6 percent, the Nifty Metal index down 5.2 percent, and the Nifty IT index down 3.4 percent.

Biggest fall since last April-Sensex crashes 1,546 pts, Nifty ends below 17,150

Monday, January 24, 2022
Today (24th January 2022) it was all red for Dalal Street with benchmark indices falling the most since April last year in intra-day deals. Panic selling due to the uncertainty around the quantum of a rate hike by the US Fed spooked the markets. Besides, geo-political tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the rising dollar index, and surging oil prices and bond yield added to the woes. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex crashed nearly 2,000 points intra-day, hitting a low of 56,984. It, however, staged a mild recovery in the fag-end and ended 1,546 points, or 2.6 percent, lower at 57,491.5. On the NSE, the Nifty50 shut shop at 17,149, down 468 points or 2.6 percent, with only 2 stocks managing to end higher on the index. Earlier today, it had slipped below the 17,000-mark, hitting a low of 16,998. Read more

As Zomato, Nykaa, MapMyIndia tank up to 20% BSE IPO index plunges 8%

Monday, January 24, 2022
As the recently listed stocks were hammered today(24 January 2022) amid a heavy sell-off in the markets the S&P BSE IPO index plunged 8 percent. The stock markets were under selling pressure for the fifth straight trading session owing to weak global cues on rising concerns about inflationary pressures, surging coronavirus cases, and prospects of interest rate hikes. Zomato, FSN E-Commerce Ventures (Nykaa), C E Info Systems (MapmyIndia), and PB Fintech, the parent company of Policybazaar were down up to 20 percent in intra-day trade so far. All these stocks hit their respective all-time lows since their listing on the stock market. Latent View Analytics, Go Fashion (India), Chemplast Sanmar, Macrotech Developers (Lodha), CMS Info Systems, Sona BLW Precision Forgings and Devyani International slipped between 8 per cent and 10 per cent on the BSE. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 541 points at 58,496 and Nifty at 17,446, lower by 171 points

Monday, January 24, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended their opening losses amid broad-based selling today(24th January 2022). The BSE Sensex was down 541 points at 58,496 and the NSE Nifty was at 17,446, lower by 171 points. Bajaj Finance was the top loser on the Sensex, down 3 percent, followed by Tech M, Wipro, Bajaj Finserv, Titan, Asian Paints, Infosys, Tata Steel, Ultratech Cement, HCL Tech, Dr. Reddy's, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, and TCS. On the Nifty, Divis Labs and Hindalco were the top losers, down 5 and 3 percent, respectively. Sectorally, the NiftyConsumer Durables, IT, Metals, and Realty were now down over 2 percent each. Financials, auto, and pharma were 1 percent lower. Read more

Volatility in market likely to continue next week; investors to be cautious

Saturday, January 22, 2022
The market in India snapped its four-week winning run as benchmark indices fell about three-and-a-half percent amid rising geopolitical tensions and fear of earlier-than-expected interest rate hikes. Foreign institutional investors turned bearish again, withdrawing money from equities and moving debt. Selling was seen across sectors with IT, pharma, and some banking names leading the loss chart. According to many analysts, this volatility in the market will likely continue for a while and advised the investors to be cautious. “Along with global disturbances, the uncertainties regarding the upcoming budget will likely keep the Indian market highly volatile in the coming days,'' said an expert. Global equity markets were also volatile on the back of expectations of faster interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve, rise in US bond yields, higher crude oil prices, and concerns over rising inflation. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex ended the session with 427-points cut at 59,037 level while Nifty gave up the 17,650-mark to end at 17,617, down 140 points

Friday, January 21, 2022
In the Indian equity market all sectors, barring selective FMCG counters, slid into the negative territory for the fourth straight day today(21 January 2022) as Global headwinds weighed upon. The S&P BSE Sensex ended the session with 427-points cut at 59,037 level with 10 index constituents ending the session in the green. The 30-pack index had briefly breached below the 59,000-mark intra-day and hit a low of 58,621. On the NSE, the Nifty50 gave up the 17,650-mark to end at 17,617, down 140 points. The broader markets bled even more with both the mid and smallcap indices closing 2 percent lower each on the BSE. Overall, 2,329 stocks ended in the red on the BSE as against less than 1,048 stocks in the green. Fear gauge, India VIX, soared 6 percent to end near the 19-mark. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 59,180, down 284 points while Nifty at 18,670, lower by 86 points

Friday, January 21, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices today(21 January 2022) made a sharp recovery in early morning trade after starting the session with heavy losses. The BSE Sensex was now at 59,180, down 284 points. This was nearly 500 points higher from its day's low. The NSE Nifty, on the other hand, was at 18,670, lower by 86 points. The indices were seen recouping losses on the back of buying in FMCG major HUL(up 2 percent), HDFC, TCS, ITC (up nearly 0,5 percent each), and PowerGrid (up 1.6 percent). On the Nifty, Hindalco, Bajaj Auto, Tata Consumer Hero MotoCorp were the additional gainers. Meanwhile, the top losers were Bajaj finserv, Tech M Coal India, Divis Labs, Dr. Reddy's, Adani Ports, Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, and Shree Cement. Sectorally, auto, and FMCG were the only gainers on the Nifty wherein the latter was supported by gains in HUL and Asian Paints on the back of their strong Q3 results.

HUL reported a 17% jump in net profit at Rs 2,243 crore for Q3

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Hindustan Unilever today(20th January 2022) reported a 17% jump in net profit at Rs 2,243 crore for the quarter ending December 31, 2021, as it gained market share in both urban and rural areas as India emerged from coronavirus-related lockdowns. It posted a net profit of Rs 1,921 crore in the year-ago period. Growth in the quarter was competitive and profitable with domestic consumer growth of 11%. Business fundamentals remained strong with handsome market share gains in all our divisions, both urban and rural markets and across price segments. Underlying volume growth at 2% was significantly ahead of the market, the company said in a stock exchange filing. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 634 points to end at 59,465 levels and Nifty dropped 181 points to settle at 17,757

Thursday, January 20, 2022
The benchmarks S&P BSE Sensex sank for a third straight day on Thursday, falling 634 points to end at 59,465 levels. With this, the 30-pack index has shed 1,844 points in three days. FII selling, rising US bond yields, soaring oil prices, and concerns over inflation have spooked the market. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex sank for a third straight day on Thursday, falling 634 points to end at 59,465 levels. With this, the 30-pack index has shed 1,844 points in three days. On the NSE, the Nifty50 dropped 181 points to settle at 17,757. Both the benchmarks fell 1 percent today. Analysts, however, expect markets to recover from here on as they have reached their key support zones. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex 142 points lower at 59,956, while Nifty at 17,902 lower by 35 points

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Following the weak global sentiment, the Indian benchmark indices opened on a lower note and extended their losses for a third day today(20th January 2022). The BSE Sensex was 142 points lower at 59,956, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,902, lower by 35 points. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were, however, in the green and were higher by up to 0.2 percent. On the Sensex, PowerGrid, Ultratech Cement, Tata Steel, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finserv Bajaj Finance, and ITC.were the top gainers, up between 0.3-2 percent. On the Nifty, Tata Consumer, Grasim, Coal India, Hero Moto Corp, and Eicher Motors were the additional gainers. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex plunged 656 points to 60,099 while Nifty at 17,943, down 170 points

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Indian benchmark indices ended lower for a second straight day today(19th January 2022) as rising bond yields continued to shift investors away from riskier asset classes. The 10-year US Treasury yield hit 1.9 percent today, its highest point since December 2019. Brent crude futures, too, topped the $88 per barrel mark. Given this, the frontline BSE Sensex index plunged 656 points, or 1.08 percent, to 60,099. The Nifty50, on the other hand, shut shop at 17,943, down 170 points or 0.9 percent. The broader markets, however, outperformed the headline indices with the BSE MidCap index declining 0.34 percent but the BSE SmallCap rising 0.04 percent. Among individual stocks, SBI rose around 2 percent to end as the top Sensex gainer today. This was followed by Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel, Axis Bank, Tech M, and M&M. All these stocks were up in the range of 0.3-1.6 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 285 points at 60,469 while Nifty at 18,044 lower by 68 points

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended their opening losses and were 0.5 percent lower in early morning trade today (19th January 2022). The BSE Sensex was down 285 points at 60,469 while the NSE Nifty was at 18,044 lower by 68 points. The index slipped below 18,000 to a low of 17,950 earlier. Infosys, Asian Paints, HCL Tech, Wipro, Ultratech Cement, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, L&T, TCS, HDFC, HUL, Airtel were the top laggards of the Sensex-30 pack and were trading 0.7-2 percent lower. On the Nifty, Tata Consumer, Adani Ports, HDFC Life, SBI Life, and Shree Cement were the additional losers. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex tumbled 554 points to end the day at 60,755 and Nifty closed at 18,113, down 195 points

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Equity markets turned sharply lower in the fag-end of the session as weak global cues gave ammunition to the bears on Dalal Street. The 10-year US Treasury yield jumped to its highest point in two years, topping 1.83 percent. The yield on the Indian 10-year bond, however, was down 0.2 percent at 6.6 percent. Nonetheless, the move indicates that global investors are preparing for the possibility of more aggressive tightening by the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, in the commodity market, international benchmark Brent crude futures rose 1.6 percent to $87.89 a barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate futures jumped more than 2 percent to hit $85.56. Both oil contracts notched their highest level since October 2014. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex 290 points lower at 61,017 and Nifty down by 94 points at 18,213

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices today (18th Jan.2022) were seen coming under selling pressure in early morning deals after a positive start. The BSE Sensex was 290 points lower at 61,017 and the NSE Nifty was down by 94 points at 18,213. The two indices were down by up to 0.5 percent. On the Sensex, only 8 stocks were now in green, as investors booked profits in others. Losses in RIL, Infosys, HDFC, down ( down 0.7 percent each, Maruti (down 3 percent), and Ultratech Cement (down 2 percent) contributed maximum to the index's losses. On the Nifty, Eicher Motors, UPL, Tata Consumer, Divis's Lab, and Grasim were the additional losers. The broader markets, too, were muted in line with the benchmarks. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were now up to 0.6 percent lower. Read more

BSE Sensex ended at 61,309 levels, up 86 points while Nifty50 closed at 18,309, up 53 points

Monday, January 17, 2022
Nervousness has crept into the markets, with the focus shifting to stock-specific action amid Q3 results season. The BSE Sensex oscillated in a narrow range of 277 points intra-daytoday917TH January 2022), and eventually ended at 61,309 levels, up to 86 points or 0.14 percent. On the NSE, the Nifty50 closed at 18,309, up 53 points or 0.29 percent. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices outperformed the benchmarks and ended up to 0.6 percent higher. According to experts Markets are currently witnessing time-wise correction and are likely to resume the trend soon. "Meanwhile, participants should focus more on risk management citing a rise in volatility due to the earnings. We reiterate our preference for IT, metal, realty, and pharma pack while banking may see further consolidation," they opined.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex up 54 points at 61,277 and NSE Nifty50 36 points up 18,292

Monday, January 17, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started on a slightly positive note today(117th January 2022) amid mixed global cues. The BSE Sensex was up 54 points at 61,277 and the NSE Nifty50 was 36 points up 18,292. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in green and were up 0.4 and 0.6 percent, respectively. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, Maruti, SBI, Infosys, Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, PowerGrid, HDFC Bank, and RIL were the top gainers. On the Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors, ONGC, and BPCL were the additional gainers. On the downside, HCL Tech was the biggest loser, down over 6 percent on the NSE. The IT major had reported its Q3 results over the weekend. While it met street expectations on quarterly revenue and profit. On a yearly basis, the company's PAT fell 13 percent. Read more

Closing Bell: BSE Sensex at 61,223, down 12 points and NSE Nifty ended 2 points down at 18,256 level

Friday, January 14, 2022
The day ended around a flat line today(14th January 2022) as benchmark indices staged a smart-recovery during the second half of the trading session, led by healthy buying in metal and PSU bank stocks. The markets, however, snapped their five-day winning run and ended lower amid weak global cues. The BSE Sensex index opened gap-down and hit a low of 60,757 in early deals today. It staged a smart come-back and bounced 567 points intraday to hit a high of 61,324.5. However, losses in private banks and select heavyweights such as HUL and Bharti Airtel held it from ending in the green zone. By the close, the BSE 30-pack index stood at 61,223, down 12 points or 0.02 percent. Following a similar trajectory, the NSE Nifty hit a low of 18,120 in early deals but recouped losses to hit a high of 18,287. It, eventually, pared gains and ended 2 points down at 18,256 level. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex down 182 points at 61,053 and the NSE Nifty 54 points lower at 18,203

Friday, January 14, 2022
The benchmark indices in India were seen recouping opening losses and were down up to 0.3 percent today (14th Jan.2022). The BSE Sensex was now down 182 points at 61,053 and the NSE Nifty was 54 points lower at 18,203. The mild recovery in the indices was being supported by gains in heavyweights RIL (up nearly 1 percent) and HDFC Bank( up 0.5 percent), followed by L&T, Ultratech Cement, and Maruti. On the Nifty, Tata Consumer, IOC, BPCL, and SBI Life were the additional gainers. The majority of stocks (30), however, were still negative. Broader indices BSE MidCap and SmallCap were, however, outperforming the benchmarks and were up 0.2 and 0.3 percent, respectively. Read more

Closing bell:Sensex ends choppy day 85 pts up(61,235), NSE Nifty50 ended at 18,257, up 44 points

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Frontline indices whipsawed around the flat line today(13th January 2022) as tepid economic data back home and somber global mood hit sentiment. Besides, weekly F&O expiry also added to the volatility. After starting around 150 points higher at 61,260, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex hit a high of 61,348 but erased all the gains to enter the red zone. The index hit a low of 60,950 but managed to eke out gains in the fag-end of the session to close at 61,235. This was 85 points, or 0.14 percent, higher than yesterday's close. Following a similar trajectory, the NSE Nifty50 hit a high of 18,272 and a low of 18,164 during the day. It ended at 18,257, up 44 points or 0.24 percent. Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Coal India, Sun Pharma, UPL, Divis Labs, and L&T were the top gainers on the 50-share index, rising between 2 and 6 percent. Read more

POSCO, Adani Group to invest $5 bn in green projects

Thursday, January 13, 2022
POSCO and the Adani Group together will be investing up to $5 billion and have agreed to explore business cooperation opportunities, including the establishment of green, environment-friendly integrated steel mill at Mundra, Gujarat, as well as other businesses. The non-binding MoU signed between POSCO and Adani will see further collaboration at the group business level in various industries such as renewable energy, hydrogen, and logistics in response to carbon reduction requirements. Both the parties are examining various options to cooperate and leverage the technical, financial, and operational strengths of each company. The collaboration includes evaluating a joint Integrated Steel Mill at Mundra, Gujarat, based on POSCO’s state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge R&D capability, said Adani in its release. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex 115 points higher at 61,265, while the NSE Nifty 37 points up at 18,250

Thursday, January 13, 2022
In the Indian markets, benchmark indices today (13th January 2021)steadily held opening gains in early morning trade. The BSE Sensex was 115 points higher at 61,265, while the NSE Nifty was 37 points up at 18,250. On the Sensex, Tata Steel and PowerGrid were the leading gainers, up 3 percent each, followed by Sun Pharma, NTPC, ITC, L&T, and RIL. On the flip side, Wipro was the biggest loser, down 5 percent, after the company fell short of market expectation, as it’s net profit was up 1.3 percent on a quarter on quarter (QoQ) basis at Rs 2,969 crore for the third quarter ended December 2021 (Q3FY22). READ HERE. HDFC Bank, HCL Tech, M&M, Titan, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, and IndusInd Bank were the other notable losers. Read more

Closing bell: BSE Sensex ended 553 points higher at 61,150 and NSE Nifty ended with a gain of 156 points at 18,212

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended their winning run into the fourth straight trading session backed by solid gains in index heavyweights - Reliance Industries, Infosys, ICICI Bank, and Bharti Airtel. Reliance and Airtel were in the limelight, on reports that the three telecom majors (Jio, Airtel, Voda Idea) have sought 90-95 percent reduction in 5G spectrum auction prices. The IT shares were expected to be in focus owing to results announcements from Infosys, TCS, and Wipro. While IT major Infosys ended with a gain of 1.1 percent, TCS and Wipro, however, were down 1.5 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively, in trades awaiting the Q3 result announcements. Read more

GOI seeks Rs 15-trn valuation for LIC in India's biggest IPO

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
GOI is pushing for a valuation of about Rs 15 trillion ($203 billion) for LIC that’s soon expected to file for the nation’s biggest initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said, even as arrangers awaited a final report on the firm’s estimated worth. The so-called embedded value of Life Insurance Corp. of India is likely to be more than Rs 4 trillion, and its market value could be about four times that amount, the people said, asking not to be identified as the discussions are private. Once the final report is in, the valuation the government is seeking could change. Embedded value, a key metric for insurers, combines the current value of future profits with the net value of assets. The gauge will be part of LIC’s IPO prospectus that’s likely to be filed in the week starting Jan. 31. Typically, the market value of insurers is between three and five times the embedded value. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex up 343 points 60,960, and NSE Nifty nearly 100 points higher at 18,154

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices were firm in early morning deals today(12th January 2022) holding their opening gains on the back of buying in heavyweight RIL, private lender HDFC and select banking counters such as ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, and SBI. All of these were up between 0.9-1.6 percent. The BSE Sensex was up 343 points 60,960, after reclaiming the 61,000 mark at open. The NSE Nifty was nearly 100 points higher at 18,154. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices too were firmly positive and were up 0.7 and 0.8 percent, respectively. Sectorally, on the NSE, the Realty index was the leading gainer, up nearly 3 percent, followed by metals, energy, and PSU Banks. Read more

Voda Idea down 20 percent as board approves conversion of govt dues into equity

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Shares of Vodafone Idea slumped 20 percent to Rs 12.05 on the BSE in Tuesday’s intraday trade after the telecom company’s board approved a plan to convert the full amount of interest related to spectrum auction installments and adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues into government equity."Since the average price of the Company’s shares at the relevant date of 14.08.2021 was below par value, the equity shares will be issued to the Government at a par value of Rs 10/- per share, subject to final confirmation by the DoT. The conversion will therefore result in dilution to all the existing shareholders of the Company, including the Promoters," Vodafone Idea said. The new shareholding structure at Vodafone Idea, with the government, set to hold around a 35.8 percent stake, could turn out to be a significant breakthrough for the financially-stretched mobile operator. It leaves Vodafone with a 28.5 percent holding, while the Aditya Birla Group's stake will be at 17.8 percent. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 221 points, Nifty at 18055.75

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 221.26 points or 0.37% at 60616.89, and the Nifty was up 52.50 points or 0.29% at 18055.80 higher in the volatile session on January 11 led by the IT, power, realty stocks. IndusInd Bank, HDFC, Tata Consumer Products, Hindalco Industries, and Britannia Industries were among major gainers on the Nifty, while Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Coal India, Bajaj Finance, and Nestle India were the major losers. About 1757 shares have advanced, 1481 shares declined, and 55 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the metal index fell over 2 percent, while buying was seen in the IT, power, oil & gas, and realty stocks. The BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended flat.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex up over 174 points at 60,570, and NSE Nifty at 18,047, higher by 44 points

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started on a positive note today(11th January 2022) extending the previous session's strong rally. The BSE Sensex was up over 174 points at 60,570, and the NSE Nifty was at 18,047, higher by 44 points. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the green zone and were up 0.2 and 0.6 percent, respectively. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, HDFC, NTPC, Ultratech Cement, PowerGrid, Sun Pharma, HUL, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Titan, and Dr. Reddy's were the top gainers, up between 0.4-1.6 percent. On the Nifty, Grasim, Tata Consumer, Shree Cement were the additional gainers. Meanwhile, Tata Steel, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, M&M, Kotak Bank, L&T, ICICI Bank, SBI, and Axis Bank were the top losers, down 0.3-4 percent on the BSE. Read more

Banks see uptick in credit growth and asset quality likely to improve

Monday, January 10, 2022
According to some analysts, banks saw some uptick in credit growth during the October – December period of 2021, which could help them report better profitability. The credit growth remained sluggish since the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in March 2020. Q3FY22 saw loan growth improving due to festive season demand along with pent-up demand as there were minimum economic disruptions due to lockdowns. According to Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) data, year-on-year loan growth of banks inched up to 7.3 percent by the end of September, from about 6.1 percent in June end. "Q3FY22 is expected to be sequentially better on the growth and operational front for lenders, in general, barring a few exceptions,” ICICI Securities said in a note. Read more

Paytm sinks to record low as Macquarie expects more downside

Monday, January 10, 2022
Shares of One97 Communications, the parent company of digital payments major Paytm, hit a new low of Rs 1,153, down 6 percent on the BSE in Monday’s intra-day trade after global brokerage Macquarie maintained its ‘underperform’ rating on the stock and reduced its target price (TP) to Rs 900. It also suggested that the company’s future earnings growth may be worse than it had earlier forecast. The target suggests a 58 percent downside over the issue price of Rs 2,150. From prevailing levels, the target suggests 26 percent downside potential. Shares of Paytm have had an abysmal journey on Dalal Street so far since listing in November last year. The brokerage firm has also cut its earnings projections for Paytm. “We are roughly cutting revenue estimates for FY21-26E on an average by 10% every year due to lower distribution and commerce/cloud revenues offset partially by higher payment revenues,” Macquarie said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 651 points, Nifty at 18003.30

Monday, January 10, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 650.98 points or 1.09% at 60,395.63, and the Nifty was up 190.60 points or 1.07% at 18,003.30 was mainly lifted by automobile counters, along with select financials. Hero MotoCorp, Titan, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, SBI, and L&T were the top gainers. Wipro, Divis Labs, Nestle India, Tata Consumer Products, Asian Paints, and Power Grid were the laggards. About 2472 shares have advanced, 948 shares declined, and 88 shares are unchanged. All the sectoral indices ended in the green with PSU Bank, IT, Auto, Capital Goods, Power, Bank, Realty indices up 1-3 percent. The BSE MidCap index added 0.7 percent while the BSE SmallCap index gained 1.2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex up 464 points at 60,209, and NSE Nifty higher by 136 points at 17,949

Monday, January 10, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices today (10th Jan.2021) were firmly holding their opening gains amid broad-based buying and gains in heavyweights ITC, Infosys, and HDFC Bank. The BSE Sensex was up 464 points at 60,209, and the NSE Nifty was higher by 136 points at 17,949. The two indices were up 0.8 percent each. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also higher by up to 0.9 percent. Among the top gainers were Maruti (up 3.6 percent), ITC (up 2.1 percent) Infosys (up 1.7 percent), and banking stocks on the Sensex. Further, shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) jumped 3 percent to Rs 3,979.90 on the BSE after India's largest information technology (IT) firm said its board will consider a buyback proposal on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The stock traded close to its record high level of Rs 3,990 touched on October 8, 2021. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex at 59,869, up 267 points, while the Nifty50 79 points higher at 17,825

Friday, January 7, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started on a fairly positive note today (7th January 2022) a day after heavy sell-offs on weak global cues. The BSE Sensex was at 59,869, up 267 points, while the Nifty50 was 79 points higher at 17,825. The two indices were 0.46 percent up, as compared to yesterday's over 1 percent fall. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in green and were up 0.5 and 0.6 percent, respectively. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, Titan, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, PowerGrid, SBI, and RILwere the top gainers.

Will 'Omicron' force RBI to delay policy normalisation?

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Many economists are expecting RBI to delay the policy normalisation move, which is expected in the February review since COVID-19 infections spike in the country resulting in restrictions in various states and impacting the fragile recovery. The country has reported a single-day rise of 58,097 new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning-the highest in around 199 days- of which 2,135 are Omicron cases and later in the day, the first confirmed Omicron-related death has also been reported. The active cases were recorded above 2 lakh after around 81 days and the COVID toll has climbed to 4,82,551 with 534 daily fatalities. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex 680 points lower at 59,542, and NSE Nifty at 17,730, lower by 195 points

Thursday, January 6, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices were deep in the red as they ended a streak of four-day gains with sharp losses today(6th January 2022). The BSE Sensex was 680 points lower at 59,542, and the NSE Nifty was 17,730, lower by 195 points. The two indices were down over 1 percent each. In tandem with this, the broader markets were also negative but were seen trimming losses. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were down 0.6 and 0.4 percent, as compared to the 1 percent fall in the benchmarks. Sectoral rotation in favour of financials, particularly leading banks, is a likely scenario in 2022. There are market signals and macro triggers favouring financials. So, market corrections may be used to buy high-quality financials and large-cap IT, he said. Read more

New and Stricter Covid-19 curbs back in India as Omicron cases multiply

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
India is in the emerging stage of the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic with a surge in Omicron cases amid an increase in the test positivity rate, more than 37,000 cases on Tuesday (the highest in 118 days), and an uptick in hospitalisation. The number of Omicron cases in the country detected till Tuesday morning reached 1,892. Experts have warned in a country with a huge population such as India, a small proportion of severe Omicron cases could put the health infrastructure to the test. More restrictions such as weekend curfews halved capacity in private offices, and work from home in government offices was imposed in Delhi while the Mumbai authorities warned of lockdown measures if the number of daily cases crossed 20,000. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex up 100 points at 59,962, and NSE Nifty at 17,839, higher by 34 points

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices were seen recovering slightly in early morning deals in a volatile market today(5th January 2021). The BSE Sensex was up nearly 100 points at 59,962, and the NSE Nifty was at 17,839, higher by 34 points. Banking counters were the leading gainers with the Nifty Bank index up 1.2 percent. The top gainers on the Sensex were Bajaj twins(up 2 percent), followed by HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, SBI, up percent each. Metal stocks were also strong with APL Apollo, Jindal Steel, SAIL, JSW Steel, NMDC, HindCopper, Tata Steel, up between 0.6-1.8 percent. On the flip side, IT and Pharma stocks were the major laggards. Tech Mahindra, HCL Technology, Wipro, Infosys, and TCS were trading 0.8-2 percent lower on the BSE. Read more

As bulls ignore Omicron fears investors add Rs 1.87 lakh cr

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Traders on Dalal Street continued to shrug off rapidly rising Covid-19 cases and increasing curbs by buying power and financials stocks and sent benchmark indices soaring for the third straight day today(4th Jan.2020). Mumbai has said it will enforce lockdown if daily virus cases jump above 20,000 while Delhi is going for a weekend curfew. Other states are also enforcing curbs that will likely impact consumer-focused companies. The 30-share pack Senex advanced 672.71 points or 1.14 percent to close at 59,855.93. Its broader peer NSE Nifty rose 179.55 points or 1.02 percent to 17,805.25. Thanks to the rally, equity investors grew their wealth by Rs 1.87 lakh crore as the BSE market cap climbed to Rs 271.13 lakh crore. In the past three sessions' market rally, investors' wealth ballooned by Rs 7.75 lakh crore.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex 332 points up at 59,515 and the NSE Nifty at 17,714, higher by 90 points

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended opening gains and were rallying 0.5 percent higher today(4th January 2022). The BSE Sensex was 332 points up at 59,515 and the NSE Nifty was at 17,714, higher by 90 points. Energy majors NTPC and PowerGrid were the top gainers on the Sensex, up over 3 percent each, followed by banking stocks such as Axis Bank, SBI Bank, ICICI Bank, and heavyweight Reliance Industries. On the flip side, IT stocks Infosys, Wipro, and HCL Technology were down between 0.6-0.8 percent. Pharma stocks Sun Pharma and Dr. Reddy's were also in the red zone. Meanwhile, the broader market was also positive. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 0.1 and 0.3 percent, respectively. Read more

India's Manufacturing PMI falls to three month low in December amid Covid fears

Monday, January 3, 2022
India’s manufacturing activity lost some momentum in December falling to a three-month low after hitting a 10 month high in November, amid fears that the rapidly spreading third wave of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic may hit consumer sentiment and output. Data released by the analytics firm IHS Markit showed that the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing fell to 55.5 in December from 57.6 in November. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in economic activity and a number below that signals contraction. “Companies continued with their stock-building initiatives, as evidenced by another robust upturn in buying levels. Business confidence strengthened, but sentiment was again dampened by concerns surrounding supply-chain disruptions, Covid-19 and inflationary pressures,” the data analytics firm said. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex waat 58, 587, up 334 points, while the Nifty50 was at 17,464, 110 points higher

Monday, January 3, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started on a positive note on the first trading day of the new year(3rd January 2022) and were up by 0.6 percent. The BSE Sensex was at 58, 587, up 334 points, while the Nifty50 was at 17,464, 110 points higher. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the green and were up 0.5 and 0.8 percent. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, Tech Mahindra, TCS, Wipro, Asian Paints, HCL tech, PowerGrid, Infosys, NTPC, Titan, RIL were the top gainers, up 0.6-1 percent. While Ultratech Cement and M&M were the losers. All sectoral indices were also positive except pharma.

For 2022 analysts are betting on IT services, telecom and financials

Friday, December 31, 2021
With the frontline indices – the S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 – surging over 20 percent each and to hit new highs during the calendar year despite threats from Coronavirus variants – Delta and Omicron, high crude oil prices, and change in monetary policy stance by central bankers around the world, the Dalal Street witnessed a record-breaking 2021. Sector-wise, 2021 belonged to power, metal, realty, and information technology sectors that were among the top performers in the year gone by. The phenomenal subscription levels of some of the initial public offers (IPO) and stellar listing saw the BSE IPO index notch up gains of around 54 percent during the year, data show. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex crossed the 58,000 mark and at 58,131, up over 300 points, while the NSE Nifty up nearly 100 points at 17,300

Friday, December 31, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices had a positive start today after four days of muted action and rallied up to 0.6 percent. The BSE Sensex crossed the 58,000 mark and was at 58,131, up over 300 points, while the NSE Nifty was up nearly 100 points at 17,300. The broader markets were also in the green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were 0.7and 0.9 percent higher, respectively. Among the Sensex-30 shares, Titan, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, Ultratech Cement, Reliance, Bharti Airtel, M&M, ITC, HUL, were among the major gainers, up 0.6-2 percent. On the Nifty, Hindalco (up 3.5 percent), Tata Motors( up 1.8 percent), and Grasim( up 1.4 percent) were the additional gainers. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 90.99, Nifty at 17203.95

Thursday, December 30, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 90.99 points or 0.16% at 57,806.49, and the Nifty was down 19.70 points or 0.11% at 17,213.60 as investors preferred to stay on the sidelines amid the year-end celebrative mood. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Tata Steel, Bajaj Finance, State Bank of India (SBI), Maruti Suzuki, among others contributed the most to indices loss. Eicher Motors, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Auto, IndusInd Bank, and Divis Labs were among the top Nifty gainers. About 1969 shares have advanced, 1317 shares declined, and 96 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap was down 0.2 percent, while the Smallcap was up 0.3 percent. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Energy, Oil & Gas and Metal indices declined over a percent each, while the IT index ended a percent higher. India VIX was up nearly 2 percent to 16.57 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:volatile;BSE Sensex nearly 50 points lower at 57,755 while the Nifty50 testing the 17,200-mark

Thursday, December 30, 2021
The benchmark indices opened on a quiet note for a second day amid slow investor participation and concerns around the omicron variant. The BSE Sensex was nearly 50 points lower at 57,755, while the Nifty50 was testing the 17,200-mark. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap was 0.1 percent lower dragged by RBL Bank, Oberoi Realty, Shriram Transport Finance, Godrej Properties, Indian Hotels, Lodha, JSW Energy, IRCTC, down 1-3 percent. The BSE SmallCap index was, however, in the green zone, up 0.3 percent. Among Sensex-30 constituents, PowerGrid, Wipro, Tata Steel, Titan, Bharti Airtel, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra, Dr. Reddy's, Maruti, TCS, Infosys were the leading gainers, up 0.3-1 percent. On the Nifty, Tata Consumer was the additional gainer. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex testing the 58,000-mark,up over 100 points and the Nifty50 nearky 30 points higher, at 17,272

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices continued to inch up and held onto mild gains today (29th December 2021). The BSE Sensex was testing the 58,000-mark and was up over 100 points, while the NSE Nifty 50 was nearly 30 points higher, at 17,272. The broader market was a bit higher than the frontline indices. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 0.4 and 0.7 percent higher, respectively. Among stocks, Amara Raja Batteries was up 1 percent after the company, as part of its strategic initiatives to venture into the new-energy business and EV batteries agreed to invest up to Euro 10 million by way of equity and convertible bonds in InBot Auto AS, Oslo Norway. Read more

Indian economy was growing steadily before Omicron hit

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
In the month of November that saw the omicron variant of coronavirus induce fresh concerns about risks to the recovery, India’s economy was expanding at a steady pace. All eight high-frequency indicators tracked by Bloomberg News were steady last month, keeping the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ unchanged at 5. The level was arrived at by using the three-month weighted average readings to smooth out volatility in the single-month scores. But the pace of activity based on indicators from demand for services to factory output-faces threats from rising cases of the omicron variant first detected in South Africa toward the end of last month. While the Reserve Bank of India this month kept its full-year growth forecast steady at 9.5%, Governor Shaktikanta Das sounded cautious, saying “it is too premature to gauge” the effects of the new strain at this stage. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 393 points at 57,814 and the Nifty50 at 17200, up 114 points

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened higher today(28th Dec.2021) supported by robust global sentiment and were rallying up to 0.7 percent. The BSE Sensex was up 393 points at 57,814 and the Nifty50 was at 17200, up 114 points. In line with this, broader market indices-BSE MidCap and SmallCap-were also in the positive zone, trading 0.5 percent and 0.8 percent up, respectively. On the NSe, Nifty SmallCap 100 and 250 indices were leading the gains, trading 1.2 percent up. On the Sensex, apart from Dr. Reddy's Labs, down 0.5 percent, the rest were trading in the green. Asian Paints, HCL Technology, PowerGrid, Infosys, NTPC, Axis Bank, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Finserv, SBI Bank were the leading gainers, up 0.6-1.4 percent. Read more

GMR Infra gains 12 percent on agreement with Indonesia’s Angkasa Pura II for Medan Airport

Monday, December 27, 2021
Shares of GMR Infrastructure surged 13 percent to Rs 48.45 on the BSE in Monday’s intra-day trade after the GMR Group signed a shareholders agreement with Indonesia's Angkasa Pura II for the development and operation of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia.on December 23. The project scope includes operation, development, and expansion of the airport over a period of 25 years. Kualanamu International Airport is an operating Airport with healthy cash flows, the company said. With the signing of the agreements, GMR enters into a 49:51 partnership with APII, the state-owned enterprise and the bidding authority for the Kualanamu International Airport. The consortium will transform Kualanamu International Airport into the Western International hub of Indonesia. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 296 points, Nifty at 17086.25

Monday, December 27, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 296 points or 0.52% at 57420.24, and the Nifty was up 82.50 points or 0.49% at 17086.25. Tech Mahindra, Dr. Reddy’s, PowerGrid Corporation of India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), HDFC Bank were among top index gainers. On the contrary, Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Bharti Airtel were top index laggards. About 1944 shares have advanced, 1285 shares declined, and 124 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap were up 0.3 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. Among sectors, the BSE Healthcare index surged 1.3 percent. The Bankex was the other notable gainer. Most sectoral indices ended with gains in the range of 0.3-0.5 percent each. Nifty Bank gained 0.58 percent to finish trade at 35,058.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex nearly 500 points down to quote at 56,618 level while the Nifty at 16,891, down 158 points

Monday, December 27, 2021
Indian benchmark indices opened lower today(27th December 2021) amid weak sentiment. The BSE Sensex was trading nearly 500 points down to quote at 56,618 level while the Nifty50 was at 16,891, down 158 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in the red zone, trading 1 percent lower. Among individual stocks that comprise the Sensex, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki, and Axis Bank were among the top losers that slipped 0.7 percent to 4.6 percent. RBL Bank lost 15 percent to Rs 146 levels after the bank said over the weekend that Vishwavir Ahuja, its managing director, and chief executive officer, had gone on leave after the Reserve Bank of India appointed Yogesh K Dayal as an additional director of the bank. Action for RBL is important in light of the problems encountered by private lenders like YES Bank and Lakshmi Vilas Bank last year. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex, Nifty volatile;Sensex around 57,300, down 10 points while the Nifty little changed at 17,050

Friday, December 24, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started on a muted note today(24th December 2021). The BSE Sensex was around 57,300, down 10 points while the Nifty50 was little changed at 17,050. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped up to 0.45 percent. Data Patterns (India) is set to debut on a stellar note today. The IPO had received a strong response with subscriptions of more than 111 times. The Grey Market Premium (GMP) indicates a likely 45-50 percent listing gain versus the issue price of Rs 585 per share.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex surged 261 points to quote at 57,224 level while Nifty at 17,039 up 83 points

Thursday, December 23, 2021
Indian benchmark indices, in line with positive global market trends, the benchmark indices opened higher and rose up to 0.5% today(23rd Dec.2021). The BSE Sensex surged 261 points to quote at 57,224 level while the Nifty50 was at 17,039, up 83 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.6 per cent each.

Wipro acquires US-based Cybersecurity Firm Edgile

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Shares of Wipro moved higher by 3 percent to Rs 689.80 on the BSE in Tuesday's intra-day trade after the information technology (IT) firm announced that it will acquire Austin, Texas-headquartered Edgile for $230 million, a cybersecurity consulting provider that focuses on risk and compliance, information and cloud security, and digital identity. Wipro said that with Edgile, it will develop Wipro CyberTransform an integrated suite that will help enterprises enhance boardroom governance of cybersecurity risk and invest in robust strategies. In addition, the company's "strategy-first" approach and "QuickStart" solutions will allow the combined entity to deliver enhanced value in strategic cybersecurity services, Wipro said in the regulatory filing The transaction is expected to be completed before March 31, 2022, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex up 497 points, Nifty at 16770.85

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 497 points or 0.89% at 56,319.01, and the Nifty was up 156.60 points or 0.94% at 16,770.80, as investors looked for value in beaten-down shares. HCL Tech was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by Tech Mahindra, and Tata Steel. Power Grid was the worst Sensex performer, followed by Axis Bank, and Bajaj Finance. About 2204 shares have advanced, 1033 shares declined, and 111 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices finished with gains of 1.4 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Metal index surged 3 percent. The Consumer Durables index was up 2.2 percent, while the IT, Telecom, and Realty indices rallied around 1.5 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex hit highs of 56,504 (up nearly 650 points) while Nifty at 16,807 levels, up 192 points

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started higher today(21st December 2021), after two days of relentless selling, on the back of broad-based buying. The BSE Sensex climbed 468.5 points at 56,290.5 level while the Nifty50 tested the 16,750-mark, up 128 points. Soon after, the indices extended gains and hit highs of 56,504 (up nearly 650 points) and 16,807 (up 192 points). All the 30 index constituents on the Sensex were ruling higher led by Titan (up 2.5 percent), HCL Tech, Tata Steel, L&T, and ICICI Bank. On the Nifty, only Eicher Motors was in the negative zone. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices on the BSE gained up to 1 percent. Among individual stocks, the shares of IDBI Bank were up 1 percent after the bank clarified that Mumbai-based diamond merchant Sanghavi Diamonds has defaulted on a loan worth Rs 16.72 crore as against the reported amount of Rs 6,710 crore. Read more

Future Group stocks rally up to 20% after CCI suspends Amazon-FRL deal

Monday, December 20, 2021
Shares of Future Group's listed companies rallied up to 20 percent on the BSE in Monday's trade, in an otherwise weak market, after the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday suspended Amazon's 2019 deal with Future Retail (FRL). The antitrust agency has also imposed a ₹ 202 crore penalty on the e-commerce major for certain contraventions. In its 57-page order, CCI said, “It considered necessary to examine the combination afresh, given that the two players were known in the online marketplace and offline retailing and had contemplated strategic alignment between their businesses.” The ruling by CCI assumes significance amid the long-drawn bitter legal battle between Amazon and Future Group over the Indian entity's proposed Rs 24,713 crore-deal with Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL). Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 1190 points, Nifty at 16614.20

Monday, December 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 1,189.73 points or 2.09% at 55,822.01, and the Nifty was down 371.00 points or 2.18% at 16,614.20, as the market sentiment was dented amid fears of a severe-than-expected economic impact owing to the Omicron variant, recently announced hawkish policy stances by global central bankers and persistent FIIs selling. Hindustan Unilever was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Tata Steel was the worst Sensex performer, followed by the State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance. About 621 shares have advanced, 2604 shares declined, and 97 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and the Smallcap - also recovered partially but still ended with losses in excess of 3 percent each. All the sectoral indices ended in the red with the realty, bank, capital goods, and metal indices falling 3-4 percent. India VIX closed 16% higher, regaining 18.97 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex quoted 653 points lower at 56,358 level while Nifty broke below the 16,800-mark at 16,795, down 190 points

Monday, December 20, 2021
Indian benchmark indices opened lower today (20th Dec.2021) as investors continue to track the spread of the Omicron Covid variant. The World Health Organization recently warned that the number of cases is doubling in 1.5 to 3 days in areas with community spread. That apart, Asian stocks dropped in early trading today after China slashed its benchmark lending rate for the first time in more than one-and-a-half years. The move likely indicates policymakers' concerns around the slowing economic growth in China, which worried investors. The BSE Sensex quoted 653 points lower at 56,358 level while the Nifty50 broke below the 16,800-mark at 16,795, down 190 points. Both the indices were down over 1 percent each. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 2 percent each. Read more

No relaxation in asset classification, provisioning norms for NBFCs : RBI

Friday, December 17, 2021
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has turned down the request of non-banking financial companies (NBFC) to relax asset classification and provisioning norms. This will give rise to bad debt numbers of such para banks on technical grounds while making asset quality norms standardised across banks and NBFCs. The para banks are now rapidly filling in the positions left vacant by the risk-averse banks, and their asset book is close to 20 percent of banks’ total credit. The NBFC lobby group Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) had approached the RBI to offer relaxation in the NPA norms, but the RBI has declined to do so, according to the sources. Read more

Persistent Systems gains around 5 percent after bagging deal from ATOSS

Friday, December 17, 2021
Shares of Persistent Systems gained around 5 percent today and hit a 52 week high of Rs 4753 after German software provider ATOSS chose Persistent to transform its customer relationship management with the help of salesforce integrations. Persistent has proven to be a trustworthy partner during the system evaluation process and has given us advice about the options Salesforce offered. ATOSS will use the company's Salesforce platform to automate sales, integrate with existing back-end systems and introduce customer service and event management. Persistent will first implement Sales Cloud to replace and redefine the current sales and service processes at ATOSS.The project will advance ATOSS' strategic goals of long-term customer loyalty through sustainable growth, standardisation, and optimisation of business processes, supported by cloud transformation, transformation of geographic research and organisational transformation, the report said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 889 points, Nifty at 16985.20

Friday, December 17, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 889.40 points or 1.54% at 57,011.74, and the Nifty was down 263.20 points or 1.53% at 16985.20. IndusInd Bank was the top laggard of Sensex, followed by, Kotak Mahindra Bank ,with Hindustan Unilever and Titan. Infosys was the top gainer, accompanied by HCL Technologies, Power Grid, and Sun Pharma.About 913 shares have advanced, 2221 shares declined, and 76 shares are unchanged.The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 2.4 per cent and 2.1 per cent, respectively. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Realty index nose-dived 4 per cent. The Energy, Bankex, Auto and Oil & Gas indices were down over 2.5 per cent each. The IT index also pared gains towards the close, still finsihed more than a per cent higher. India VIX was up 3% sitting near 16.4 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex opened at 57,853.5 level,down 47.5 points while the Nifty at 17,221 levels, down 27 points

Friday, December 17, 2021
Indian equities started off on a cautious note today(17th Dec.2021) amid the acceleration of bond-buying programmes by various central banks to fight off inflation and suck excess liquidity out of the system. After the US Fed, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of Japan have decided to hasten the asset purchase programmes. That apart, the Bank of England became the first global central bank on Thursday to raise the interest rate by 25 basis points. Against this backdrop, the S&P BSE or 0.08 percent. It's NSE counterpart Nifty50, too, quoted at 17,221 levels, down 27 points in early deals. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dipped 0.33 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. Read more

Infosys gains 2 percent on extension of digital innovation deal with Australian Open

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Shares of Infosys gained 2 percent after the company on Thursday announced an extension of its digital innovation partnership with the Australian Open until the end of 2026.“The extended collaboration with Tennis Australia will introduce enhanced broadcast match statistics and new initiatives to make tennis more accessible for all, while continuing to develop innovative digital stakeholder experiences,” the company said in the filing.“The multiyear commitment builds on the last three years of high impact between Infosys and the AO, and follows strong results achieved in a pandemic-impacted 2021 event,” the company said.Andrew Groth, Executive Vice President, Infosys and Region Head, Australia and New Zealand said, "We are delighted to be partnering with Tennis Australia for a further five years, and to continue reimagining the Australian Open's world-class digital offerings. Read more

Steady depreciation in rupee spells trouble for stock prices

Thursday, December 16, 2021
A steady depreciation in the rupee spells trouble for the rally on D-Street. Historically, most rallies in the equity market have occurred either when the rupee has appreciated or has been stable. In contrast, a decline in the value of the rupee against the dollar has been accompanied by market decline. For example, the BSE Sensex is down around 2.6 percent since the beginning of November, against a similar 1.9 percent fall in the value of the rupee against the dollar in the period. Today (16th Dec.2021), the equity market and the rupee ended in the red. The Indian currency closed at around 76.23 to a dollar, down around 0.47 percent, from Rs 75.87 on Tuesday. In comparison, the BSE Sensex was down 0.57 percent on Wednesday. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 113 points, Nifty at 17248.40

Thursday, December 16, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 113.11 points or 0.20% at 57,901.14, and the Nifty was up 27 points or 0.16% at 17,248.40, amid weakness in auto, banking, and realty shares. The top gainer on Sensex was Bajaj Finance, followed by Infosys, Titan, and Reliance Industries. Maruti Suzuki India was the top Sensex laggard, followed by ICICI Bank, Bajaj Auto, and Sun Pharma. About 1462 shares have advanced, 1803 shares declined, and 103 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 0.6 percent each. Bank Nifty closed 0.65% lower. Among sectors, except IT and oil & gas, all other sectoral indices ended in the red.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 482.5 points to quote at 58,270.5 levels while the Nifty climbed 142 points to trade at 17,362

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Indian stocks in tune with Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher today(16th Dec.2021) after the US Federal Reserve said it would end bond-buying stimulus in March to set up three interest rate increases next year to tackle heated inflation. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 482.5 points, or 0.83 percent, to quote at 58,270.5 levels in early trade. The NSE Nifty, too, climbed 142 points to trade at 17,362. The broader indices on the BSE rose in tandem as well and added up to 0.88 percent. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) laid out a scenario in which the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the emergence of the Omicron variant, gives way to a benign set of economic conditions, with inflation easing largely on its own, interest rates increasing comparatively slowly, and the unemployment rate staying low in coming years. Read more

The bumper festival season may help push India’s gold imports to as much as 900 tons this year

Thursday, December 16, 2021
A flurry of weddings is seen as couples rush to tie the knot following a lifting of some virus curbs. About 2.5 million ceremonies are estimated to have taken place since mid-November, around a quarter of this year’s expected annual total, after the government eased some restrictions around gatherings. It’s a stark turnaround for India’s jewelers, who have seen demand hammered for almost two years as the coronavirus led to the postponement of many weddings while broader financial hardship further curbed purchases. The bumper festival season may help push India’s gold imports to as much as 900 tons this year, the highest in six years, Metals Focus Ltd said. That’s up from about 350 tons last year, according to World Gold Council figures. Read more

Paytm shares shed 13% as Lock-In Period For Anchor Investors Expires

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Shares of One97 Communications, the parent company of digital payments major Paytm, slipped 13 percent to Rs 1,297.70 on the BSE in Wednesday’s intra-day trade as the company's institutional investors' one-month lock-in period expired today, December 15, 2021, adding to the pressure following a dismal debut last month. Paytm shares crashed more than 27 percent in India's largest public offering last month. Since the listing on November 22, the stock has logged losses for 13 of the 18 sessions and has never touched its IPO price band of Rs 2,080-2,150. Paytm, which counts SoftBank and Ant Group among its backers, raised $2.5 billion in its IPO, of which $1.1 billion was from institutional investors. Parth Nyati, Founder, Tradingo said Paytm may find buying interest at lower levels but it may remain in the Rs 1,300-1,700 range until the market determines its right value. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 329 points, Nifty at 17221.40

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 329.06 points or 0.57% at 57,788.03, and the Nifty was down 103.50 points or 0.60% at 17,221.40. Bajaj Finance was the top Sensex drag, followed by Bajaj Finserv, and Power Grid. On the other hand, Sun Pharma was the top gainer on Sensex, accompanied by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Maruti Suzuki India. About 1546 shares have advanced, 1574 shares declined, and 90 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index declined 0.7 percent, and the Smallcap index was down 0.4 percent. Except for Auto, all other sectoral indices ended in the red, with IT, metal, realty, and PSU bank indices down 1 percent each. India VIX closed above 17 levels, gaining 1.59%.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 295 points at 57,821 levels,while the Nifty down 79 points at 17,250

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Worries ahead of the US Fed outcome and increasing warning calls by the WHO against the Omicron coronavirus variant are keeping investors on the sidelines. After starting with mild gains, the benchmark indices quickly slipped into the negative zone today(15th Dec.2021). The BSE Sensex was down 295 points at 57,821 levels, while the Nifty50 was down 79 points at 17,250. All sectors, barring the metal index, were in the red. The Fed is the first among the four major global central banks, set to meet this week, to discuss whether to guard against inflation and end the current era of low-interest rates and central bank asset purchases or sit tight given the economic threat posed by the new variant. Against this backdrop, the BSE Sensex started at 58,144 level, up 27 points. The NSE Nifty, too, was little changed at 17,335.25, up 10 points.M&M (up 2 percent) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ITC (1 percent), Axis Bank, Power Grid, NTPC, and HDFC Bank. Read more

Lupin shares gains 10 percent after getting EIR from USFDA for Goa plant

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Shares of Lupin surged 10 per cent to Rs 972.50 on the BSE in Tuesday’s intra-day trade, after the drug-maker announced that it has received the Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) from United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for its Goa manufacturing facility. The US FDA has determined that the inspection classification of the facility is Voluntary Action Indicated (VAI), the Mumbai-headquartered company said in a regulatory exchange filing."We are very happy to have received the EIR from US FDA with Voluntary Action Indicated classification for our Goa plant. This is a significant milestone as we build back our reputation of being best-in-class in Quality and Compliance. We are committed to manufacture and supply products of the highest quality from all our manufacturing sites." said Vinita Gupta, CEO, Lupin. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex down 166 points, Nifty at 17324.90

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
At Close, Sensex down 166.33 points or 0.29% at 58117.09, and the Nifty shedding 43.40 points or 0.25% at 17324.90, on a negative note, and thereafer made multiple attempts to recover on the back of fresh buying interest in IT and select banking stocks.Power Grid Corporation, Nestle India, Axis Bank and Dr Reddy’s Labs were the top gainers while ITC, Bajaj Finance, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Bharti Airtel were the top losers. About 1695 shares have advanced, 1462 shares declined, and 109 shares are unchanged.The BSE Midcap index declined 0.4 per cent, While the smallcap index ended almost flat. Among the sectors, power, pharma and oil & gas ended in the green while auto, FMCG and PSU Bank index ended in the red.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined 383 points to 57,900 levels while the Nifty gave up 17,300-mark and was down 97 points

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The BSE Sensex declined 383 points, or 0.66 percent, to 57,900 levels in early deals, dragged by Bajaj Finance, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, and Kotak Bank in today's (14th Dec.2021) early deals in the background of WHO's grim statement on the 'Omicron' coronavirus variant, coupled with a downward revision of growth forecast by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The NSE Nifty, on the other hand, gave up 17,300-mark and was down 97 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dipped up to 0.5 percent. Among individual stocks, shares of Shriram Transport Finance dropped over 3 percent after the Group announced a restructuring plan. As part of the plan, the Shriram Group, Shriram Capital, and Shriram City Union Finance will merge with Shriram Transport Finance Company. Those of Greenlam, on the contrary, were up 6 percent as the company plans to invest Rs 950 crore in 2-3 years as part of its Capex plan. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 503 points, Nifty at 17368.25

Monday, December 13, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 503.25 points or 0.86% at 58,283.42, and the Nifty was down 143.00 points or 0.82% at 17,368.30, on the back of weakness in select financial shares, FMCG, and index heavyweight Reliance Industries. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Axis Bank, Tech Mahindra, and Maruti Suzuki India. In the red was Bajaj Finance, accompanied by Bajaj Finserv, Nestle India, and Reliance Industries. About 1840 shares have advanced, 1554 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index was down 0.5 percent, while the Smallcap index was up 0.2 percent. Among sectors, except Nifty IT all other sectoral indices ended in the red. India VIX was down 2%

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex zoomed 326 points to quote at 59,113 levels while the Nifty rallied above 17,600-mark, up 100 points

Monday, December 13, 2021
On Dalal street Bulls reigned in early deals this Monday (13th December 2021), mainly due to firm global equities and bargain buying in metal and PSU bank stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex zoomed 326 points, or 0.52 percent, to quote at 59,113 levels. The Nifty50, meanwhile, rallied above the 17,600-mark, up 100 points. This was Nifty's highest level since November 21. Barring Bajaj Finance, all other Sensex stocks were trading with a bullish bias. Power Grid (up 3 percent), Axis Bank, NTPC, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, and Asian Paints were the outperforming stocks on the index. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.66 percent and 0.94 percent, respectively. Individually, shares of PB Fintech (Policybazaar) were down 2 percent as its anchor lock-in period ended today. Read more

Bajaj Electricals surges 12 % on board nod for business restructuring plan

Friday, December 10, 2021
Shares of Bajaj Electricals surged 11 percent to Rs 1,159.95 on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade after the household appliances company announced that its board approved business restructuring. The Board has informed the exchanges that it would explore a full range of options and alternatives, including demerger, subsidiarization, and strategic partnerships. The board has also approved the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, which could provide a ready vehicle to enable the above restructuring it added. Considering the varied nature and potential opportunities of each of the business segments and the need for a focused approach to unlock these opportunities, the Board of Directors of the Company has decided that the Company should undertake a comprehensive review of the existing corporate structure, the company said in a press release.The board of directors has authorized the BEL management to evaluate and recommend such options and alternatives, Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 20.60 points, Nifty at 17511.30

Friday, December 10, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 20.46 points or 0.03% at 58,786.67, and the Nifty was down 5.50 points or 0.03% at 17,511.30 amid volatility. Asian Paints was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Sun Pharma, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Maruti Suzuki India. Titan was the laggard, accompanied by Tech Mahindra, Bajaj FInserv, and HDFC. About 2024 shares have advanced, 1165 shares declined, and 125 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index advanced 0.3 percent, and the Smallcap index jumped 0.8 percent. Among sectors, realty and PSU Bank indices rose nearly 3 percent each, while metal, oil & gas, power indices ended in the green. India VIX was up half a percent.

Nomura's outlook for India reg.economy,markets and investing strategy in 2022

Friday, December 10, 2021
Most brokerages, including Nomura, had downgraded Indian equities in October 2021. Heading into 2022, a change in policy stance by the US Federal Reserve (US Fed), inflation risk, and the new Covid variants are some of the risks that will impact the global economy and financial markets, including India, Nomura said. Despite these headwinds, Nomura expects Asian stocks to deliver double-digit returns by end-2022 (base case end-2022F MXASJ target is 925; around 18 percent higher from the current levels), driven largely by earnings growth and flat multiples from a low base. “Material declines for Asia stocks are unlikely, as we see several buffers this time (valuations, positioning, fundamentals). Peaking US inflation, and the bottoming out of growth and modest policy easing in China into Q1-2022 should provide relief for Asia stocks eventually,” Nomura said. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex opened 197 points lower at 58,610 levels while the Nifty at 17,480, down 36 points

Friday, December 10, 2021
Indian equities began on a quiet note today(10th December 2021) as investors await inflation data in India and the US. The S&P BSE Sensex opened 197 points, or 0.33 percent, lower at 58,610 levels. The Nifty50, meanwhile, was at 17,480, down 36 points. ITC, up 1.5 percent, extended Thursday's gains and was the top performer on the Sensex. Asian Paints, M&M, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Auto, and Sun Pharma were also among the outperforming counters on the 30-pack index. On the downside, Titan, Axis Bank, HCL Tech, Tech M, and Bajaj Finance, and RIL were limiting the upside. The broader MidCap and SmallCap indices on the BSE, on the contrary, gained 0.11 percent and 0.27 percent, respectively. Among the lot, Go Fashion was up 3.6 percent after SBI Mutual Fund acquired 1.5 million equity shares in the company via the bulk deal. Sectorally, pharma, and realty stocks were supporting the markets while financials and IT were capping the gains.

Vodafone Idea hits 52-week high, stock up 64% in 3-weeks

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Shares of Vodafone Idea (Vi) hit a fresh 52-week high of Rs 16.40, on surging 15 per cent on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade amid heavy volumes after the media report suggests the firm has raised enough fund for the repayment of interest owed to bondholders within the December 13 deadline , amounting to nearly ₹ 6,000 crore. The company had also fixed the record date for the next tranche of 7.77 per cent unsecured redeemable non-convertible debentures on December 20, the report said.The stock has been on an uptrend over the last few days. Some of the other factors that may have impacted the stock positively include the ongoing efforts of the company to boost its revenue, including the recent tariff hike, traders said.In past three weeks, the stock price of Vi has zoomed 64 per cent after the company increased its prepaid tariff by 20-25 per cent from November 25, 2021. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 157.45 points, Nifty at 17516.85

Thursday, December 9, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 157.45 points or 0.27% at 58,807.13, and the Nifty was up 47 points or 0.27% at 17,516.80. ITC was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Larsen & Toubro, Asian Paints, and Reliance Industries. HDFC Bank was the top laggard, followed by Titan, Nestle India, and NTPC. About 2046 shares have advanced, 1153 shares declined, and 115 shares are unchanged. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Capital Goods index gained 2 percent. The FMCG and Energy indices were up 1.5 percent each. The Telecom and Oil & Gas indices also jumped a percent each. The Bankex, however, was down 0.5 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up 0.4 percent, and the Smallcap index had surged 0.8 percent. The volatility index continued to move lower, slipping at 3.88%.

The Rs 1,039.61 crore IPO of CE Info Systems (MapmyIndia) kicked off today

Thursday, December 9, 2021
The company has fixed the price band for the stake sale at Rs 1,000-1,033 apiece and investors can bid for a minimum of 14 shares and then in multiples thereof. The majority of the brokerage houses have suggested investors subscribe to the issue, thanks to its high growth potential, conservative valuations, robust client base, and entry barrier to the business. Founded in 1992, MapmyIndia is a leading provider of advanced digital maps, geospatial software, and location-based IoT technologies in India. While consumer-based apps like Google Maps are free, API and enterprise-based solutions are paid services and the company has an edge due to its maps being more accurate compared to peers, said Reliance Capital in its IPO note. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex jumped 224 points, at 58,874 levels while the Nifty added 60 points, to 17,530-mark

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Market bulls roared on Dalal Street for the third straight day today(9th December 2021) amid across-the-board buying. Besides, a firm global set-up amid encouraging news flow around the efficacy of Pfizer's vaccine against the Omicron variant boosted investor confidence. The S&P BSE Sensex jumped 224 points, or 0.4 percent, at 58,874 levels in early deals. The Nifty50, too, added 60 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,530-mark. BPCL, M&M, Ultratech cement, L&T, Infosys, RIL, and ICICI Bank were the outperforming large-caps on the 50-pack index. Read more

RIL gains 2% on JV with Abu Dhabi-based TA’ZIZ for chemical projects

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Shares of Reliance Industries gained 2 percent in early trade on December 8 after the company announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Company RSC Ltd (TA’ZIZ) for chemical projects worth USD 2 billion in Ruwais. The joint venture, called TA'ZIZ EDC & PVC, will construct and operate a Chlor-alkali, ethylene dichloride (EDC) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production facility, the statement said. This is the first investment by RIL in the region, the statement added. This is in line with RIL’s announcement to invest in West Asia when its oil–to-chemicals stake sale deal with Saudi Aramco was put on the back burner. The JV aims to export the materials to target markets in Southeast Asia and Africa as well as sell them domestically. Representing the first production of these chemicals in the UAE, the project will enable the substitution of imports and the creation of new local value chains, while also meeting the growing demand for these chemicals globally. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1016 points, Nifty at 17469.75

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 1,016.03 points or 1.76% at 58,649.68, and the Nifty was up 293.10 points or 1.71% at 17,469.80 as the key benchmark indices logged back-to-back strong gains today helped by a status-quo RBI policy by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). About 2270 shares have advanced, 941 shares declined, and 121 shares are unchanged. Bajaj Finance was the top index gainer, up 3.3%, followed by ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finserv, and SBI. Power Grid was the only Sensex constituent to trade in the red. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Auto index rallied 2.3 percent and was the major percentage gainer. The rest of the prominent indices such as Energy, FMCG, Healthcare, IT, Bankex, Metal, Oil & Gas, and Realty were up 1-2 percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were up 1.4 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively.

RBI leaves key interest rates unchanged;economy better prepared to deal with Covid, says RBI Governor

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
The Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee (MPC) today(8th December 2021) maintained key interest rates for a ninth straight meeting, retaining an accommodative stance amid the threat surrounding the Omicron coronavirus variant. Repo and reverse repo rates remain unchanged at 4 percent and 3.35 percent, respectively, said RBI governor Shaktikanta Das in a statement after a three-day meeting of the committee in Mumbai. The central bank maintained its FY22 GDP forecast at 9.5 percent and projected retail inflation to be at 5.3 percent. "Indian economy hauled itself out of its deepest contraction; we are better prepared to deal with Covid-19,” said the RBI Governor. "Given the slack in the economy and the ongoing catching up of activity, especially of private consumption, which is still below its pre-pandemic levels, continued policy support is warranted for a durable and broad-based recovery," he said. Read more

BSE IT Index trading at P/E multiple of 34.3x - nearly 29% higher than that of Sensex

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Wipro, and HCL Technologies, etc., India’s leading information technology (IT) services companies, are the flavor of the season on D-Street. The IT industry valuation premium over the broader market is now at its highest level in more than a decade as investors continue to accumulate the shares of top IT companies and go underweight on at-risk sectors, such as banking, oil and gas, metals, and even fast-moving consumer goods companies (FMCG). The BSE IT Index is currently trading at a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 34.3x — nearly 29 percent higher than the benchmark BSE Sensex P/E multiple of 26.6x. In contrast, till six months ago, the IT index was trading at a discount to the benchmark index. This is the first time in five years that the IT index valuations are higher than the benchmark indexes. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 642 points at 58,276 levels while the Nifty back above the 17,350-mark

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices started firm today(8th December 2021), ahead of the RBI's monetary policy outcome. The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC), headed by Governor Shaktikanta Das, is likely to maintain key interest rates for a ninth straight meeting, retaining an accommodative stance amid the threat surrounding the Omicron coronavirus variant. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 642 points, or 1.11 percent, at 58,276 levels in early deals while the Nifty50 index was back above the 17,350-mark. The 50-pack index gained 192 points or 1.12 percent. 49 of the 50 Nifty constituents were trading in the green, led by ONGC (up 2.5 percent), Infosys, Wipro, ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries, Indian Oil Corporation, and Bharti Airtel. The only loser was Divis Labs, down 0.15 percent. Read more

Tanla hits 5% upper circuit on tie-up with Voda Idea

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Shares of Tanla Platforms were locked at a 5 percent upper circuit and hit a 52 week high of Rs 1,675.90 on the BSE on Tuesday after the company announced the partnership with Vodafone Idea. Tanla and Vodafone Idea announced a partnership wherein Tanla will be the exclusive provider of solutions to secure, encrypt and enhance performance for the entire international messaging traffic on the Vi network. India’s international messaging market is estimated to be around Rs 3,500 crore annually," Tanla Platforms said in an exchange filing. The companies entered into a partnership to deploy patented block-chain enabled Wisely Platform to manifold increase ROI for global enterprises, The partnership will be hosted on Tanla’s cloud-based ‘Wisely’ platform, co-developed with Microsoft, and is expected to help the telco strengthen its position in the global enterprise market. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 886 points, Nifty at 17176.70

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 886.51 points or 1.56% at 57,633.65, and the Nifty was up 264.40 points or 1.56% at 17,176.70 as global fears of a significant impact on economic recovery owing to Omicron variant receded and also investors lapped up banking shares a day ahead of the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) meeting outcome. About 2278 shares have advanced, 924 shares declined, and 114 shares are unchanged. Tata Steel was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, and SBI. Bharti Airtel and Asian Paints were the only stocks in red among the 30-stock Sensex. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rallied over a percent each. India VIX was 7% in the red. All sectoral indices ended in the green with bank, metal, and realty added 2-3 percent.

Apollo Hospitals or Info Edge may replace IOC in Nifty 50 in April 2022

Monday, December 6, 2021
Apollo Hospitals or InfoEdge (Naukri) will enter the Nifty50 index, and replace Indian Oil Corp which will be announced in February based on January 31, 2022, price according to Edelweiss Alternative Research. The research firm said, among the two, Apollo Hospitals has a slightly higher chance than Info Edge to enter the Nifty 50, based on calculations using the past four months of free-float market cap and assumption of the next seven weeks’ average market cap. Currently, both the stocks are 1.5 times higher than Indian Oil’s free-float market cap. While IOC’s free-float market cap, as of December 6, stood at Rs 30,756 crore, Info Edge’s was at Rs 43,824 crore and Apollo Hospital’s free float was at Rs 53,774 crore. “We at Edelweiss Alternative Research have done a pre-emptive analysis of the Semi-Annual Index Rejig of Nifty Indices which will officially be announced in the second half of February 2022,” it said. The rebalance will take effect from March 2022. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 949 points, Nifty at 16912.25

Monday, December 6, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 949.32 points or 1.65% at 56,747.14, and the Nifty was down 284.40 points or 1.65% at 16,912.30 as investors continued to adopt a cautious approach given the uncertainty around the Omicron virus and the upcoming RBI policy meeting on December 08. All Sensex constituents closed in red with IndusInd Bank as the worst performer, followed by Bajaj Finserv, Bharti Airtel, TCS, Tata Consumer Products, and HCL Technologies. About 1340 shares have advanced, 1948 shares declined, and 165 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE IT index cracked 2.5 percent. The Energy and Telecom indices were down 2 percent each. The FMCG, Healthcare, Auto, and Realty indices were the other major losers, down over 1.5 percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices declined 1.4 percent each.India VIX zoomed 8.78% higher to finish at 20.08 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex slipped 71 points at 57,625 levels while the Nifty50 was at 17,169, up 28 points

Monday, December 6, 2021
Indian equities started in the red today(6th December 2021), down 0.12 percent, on the bourses. The BSE Sensex slipped 71 points at 57,625 levels while the Nifty50 was at 17,169, up 28 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index was up 0.15 percent and the BSE SmallCap index added 0.14 percent. Sectorally, realty and media stocks were the only gainers. On the flip side, auto, financials, and IT stock were in the red. The overall market breadth was in the favour of buyers with over 1,500 stocks advancing on the BSE. Meanwhile, around 990 stocks were in the red.

Unichem Labs surges 15% on ANDA nod from USFDA for Aripiprazole tablets

Friday, December 3, 2021
Shares of Unichem Laboratories surged 15 per cent to Rs 257 on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade after Unichem Laboratories has received ANDA approval for its Aripiprazole Tablets USP, 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market a generic version of Abilify Tablets, 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg, of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company. Aripiprazole tablets are indicated for Schizophrenia and Irritability associated with Autistic Disorder. The product will be commercialized from Unichem’s Ghaziabad Plant, the company said. The company reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 12.82 crore in Q2 FY22 as compared to a net profit of Rs 8.74 crore in Q2 FY21. Net sales during the quarter decreased 8.5% Y-o-Y (year-on-year) to Rs 290.66 crore.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 765 points, Nifty at 17196.70

Friday, December 3, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 764.83 points or 1.31% at 57,696.46, and the Nifty was down 205 points or 1.18% at 17,196.70 Indices reversed their two-day winning streak with losses in excess of a percent. Power Grid was the top loser on Sensex, followed by Reliance Industries, Asian Paints, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Larsen & Toubro was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, Ultratech Cement, and TCS. About 1722 shares have advanced, 1453 shares declined, and 137 shares are unchanged. Except for capital goods, all other sectoral indices ended in the red. The BSE Midcap index ended almost flat, while the Smallcap index added 0.3 percent. India VIX closed with gains.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex advanced 253 points at 58,714 levels while Nifty at 17,461, up 60 points

Friday, December 3, 2021
Indian equities extended their buying spree into the third straight session today(3rd December 2021) amid broad-based buying. The S&P BSE Sensex advanced 253 points, or 0.43 percent, at 58,714 levels in early deals. The NSE Nifty, meanwhile, was at 17,461, up 60 points. L&T, BPCL, Axis Bank, and Kotak Bank, were the top gainers on the 50-pack index while Nestle India, Hindalco, Tata Consumer Products, Bajaj Auto, and HUL were the top laggards. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap index rose 0.34 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.

Jet Airways is in talks with planemakers Boeing Co and Airbus SE

Thursday, December 2, 2021
India's Jet Airways is in talks with planemakers Boeing Co and Airbus SE for an order worth $12 billion,.The new owners of the airlines – United Arab Emirates-based businessman Murari Lal Jalan and United Kingdom-based investment firm Kalrock Capital have told that Jet is planning to buy at least 100 narrow-body aircraft.The group is set to invest about $200 million through equity and debt in Jet over the next six months, BloombergQuint said.The Jalan-Kalrock consortium's resolution plan for Jet was approved by India's bankruptcy court in June, with the airline poised for takeoff by the first quarter of 2022 as it gears up to resume domestic operations.Shares of the airline jumped as much as 3.7% to 85 rupees on Thursday and were trading 2.4% higher.The news on Jet comes a month after billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed low cost Indian carrier Akasa Air placed a $9 billion order for 72 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 776, Nifty at 17401.65

Thursday, December 2, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 776.50 points or 1.35% at 58,461.29, and the Nifty was up 234.80 points or 1.37% at 17,401.70 ended higher for the second consecutive session on December 2 as bulls attempted to come back on Dalal Street. Power Grid was the top index gainer, followed by HDFC, M&M, and Titan. Axis Bank and ICICI Bank were the top laggards, accompanied by Larsen & Toubro, and SBI. About 2139 shares have advanced, 1040 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. All the sectoral indices ended in the green with IT, metal, realty, auto, FMCG, oil & gas, power indices up 1-2 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up 1.1 percent, and the Smallcap index advanced 1.2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex started at 57,818 level, up 133 points while Nifty opened at 17,210, up 43 points

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Indian equities started higher today(2nd December 2021) amid mixed global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex started today's session at 57,818 level, up 133 points or 0.2 percent. The Nifty50 opened at 17,210, up 43 points. M&M (up over 2 percent), HDFC, Power Grid, Titan, and Sun Pharma were leading the list of gainers on the Sensex index. On the flipside, L&T (down 0.8 percent), ICICI Bank, Nestle India, Axis Bank, and SBI were trading in the red. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.29 percent and 0.22 percent, respectively. Among individual stocks, NDTV shares were locked at a 5 percent upper circuit after the company has signed an exclusive 10-year deal worth Rs 750 crore with Taboola – a global leader in powering content recommendations on the open web. Read more

Indian stocks unlikely to recoup recent losses: Poll

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
According to a Reuters poll of strategists, Indian equities will not recoup recent losses until after mid-2022 on worries over Coronavirus (COVID-19) resurgence and global monetary policy tightening. The report also predicted a likely correction in the next six months. Buoyed by easy monetary policy, a gradual re-opening of the economy, and a rapid vaccination drive, the benchmark BSE Sensex Index has rallied nearly 20% year-to-date. But the BSE index has dropped around 8% from its all-time high of 62,245.43 sets on Oct. 19 as concerns mount over the Omicron coronavirus variant, dampening investor sentiment further. The Nov. 16-30 Reuters poll of 35 equity strategists forecast the benchmark Sensex index to touch 60,450 by mid-2022, a gain of around 5.6% from Monday's close of 57,260.58. If realised, the gain would not be enough to recoup recent losses. However, the index was expected to rise further to hit a high of 63,000 by end-2022. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 659 points at 57,724 levels while Nifty at 17,183, up 200 points

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The Indian frontline indices started gap-up today (1st December 2021) on the back of strong GDP growth of over 8 percent in Q2. With this, India continues to remain the fastest-growing large economies in the world. That apart, firm Asian cues also supported the sentiment on the Street. The BSE Sensex was up 659 points, or 1.15 percent, at 57,724 levels. The Nifty50, on the other hand, was at 17,183, up 200 points. IndusInd Bank (up 3.7 percent) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Tech M, HDFC, NTPC, Tata Steel, and UltraTech Cement. Power Grid was the only loser on the index, down 0.2 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.9 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. Read more

Go Fashion surges 94 percent on listing day

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Shares of Go Fashion (India) Limited, which owns women's wear brand Go Colors, made their stock market debut with a strong premium of 90% at ₹1,310 per share on the NSE as compared to its IPO issue price of ₹690 apiece. Post listing the stock hit a high of Rs 1,341 and a low of Rs 1,215 on the BSE. The three-day initial public offering (IPO) of Go Fashion had received a whopping 135.46 times subscription on its last day of subscription that concluded on November 22. The ₹1,013.6-crore IPO received bids for 1,09,44,34,026 shares against 80,79,491 shares on offer.The company plans to use the proceeds of the fresh issue to fund the roll-out of 120 new exclusive brand outlets and support working capital requirements. While most of the brokerages had recommended subscribing to Go Fashion IPO. As of September 30, 2021, the company sold bottom-wear in 50 styles and more than 120 colors. Read more

Whether For FIIs India is becoming less and less attractive?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
After a world-beating rally, Indian markets are losing their allure to emerging market (EM) peers. The foreign portfolio investors have turned cautious on India. according to some experts, this year’s rally is primarily driven by domestic money and those flows could dry up. Covid-19 impacted the unorganised or the informal economy but the listed space has largely benefited. also in 2020-21, despite the economy shrinking 7.5 percent, the earnings growth for Nifty companies was probably the best in a decade. The recovery from lockdowns has been reasonably good without any big government stimulus. The domestic supplies of vaccines helped and the execution program was stellar. Read more

Crypto Bill will be introduced in Parliament after Cabinet nod: FM

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today(30th Nov.2021) clarified in Rajya Sabha that the government is not considering a ban on cryptocurrency advertisements and that a bill will be introduced in Parliament after Cabinet approval. "This is a risky area and not in a complete regulatory framework. We are not considering a ban on advertisements, but we've been taking steps to caution the public through RBI and SEBI. The guidelines of the Advertising Standards Council of India are being studied and the regulations that they have are being looked into so that we can make a decision on how to handle it, if necessary," said Sitharaman. The government will soon introduce a Bill related to cryptocurrencies once the Cabinet clears it, she added. Last week, the government had listed a bill for the ongoing winter session of Parliament seeking to ban all private cryptocurrencies. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 195 points, Nifty at 16983.20

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
At cLose, Sensex ended 195.71 points lower or 0.34% at 57064.87, and the Nifty shed 81.40 points or 0.48% at 16972.60 after US pharma major Moderna warned that Covid-19 shots seemed less effective against Omicron. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Titan, State Bank of India, and Bajaj Finance. While Tata Steel, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Reliance Industries, and Bajaj Auto are the top losers. About 1675 shares have advanced, 1383 shares declined, and 112 shares are unchanged. Among the sectors, the metal index fell over 2 percent followed by banks, auto, and power while IT, Realty, and FMCG closed in the green. while India VIX was down more than 5%.The BSE Midcap index gained 0.3 percent, while the Smallcap index rallied 1.5 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 57,957 level, up 697 points while Nifty hovered above 17,250-mark, up 200 points

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Indian benchmark indices today (30th Nov.2021) extended their gains and were trading near the day's high level, lifted by realty, IT, and PSU Bank stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex was at 57,957 level, up 697 points or over 1 percent. The Nifty50, on the other hand, hovered above the 17,250-mark, up 200 points. The Nifty Realty index is up 4 percent; IT index 2.2 percent; PSB Index 1.8 percent. Shares of Go Fashion clocked a solid listing on the bourses today, debuting at 91 percent premium on the BSE. The shares are listed at Rs 1,316 per share compared with the issue price of Rs 690. On the NSE, the shares debuted at Rs 1,310 apiece.

LIC gets RBI's nod to increase stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank

Monday, November 29, 2021
Private lender Kotak Mahindra Bank today ( November 29 )said that Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to increase its stake in the Bank up to 9.99%. The approval is valid for a period of one year, the bank said. Currently, the life insurer holds 4.96 per cent in the private lender.As per RBI norms, prior approval of the RBI is required to increase stake in private banks beyond 5 per cent."We wish to inform you that Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited ("Bank") has received an intimation from Life Insurance Corporation of India ("LIC") stating that the Reserve Bank of India had granted its approval to UC, for increasing its holding in the Bank up to 9.99% of the paid up equity share capital of Bank," Kotak said in an exchange filing. LIC is one of the biggest institutional investors in India’s stock market and has stakes in a number of private and public sector banks. It also holds 49.24 per cent stake in IDBI Bank. Read more

Hope lingers for market amid gloom over Omicron variant Covid-19

Monday, November 29, 2021
The BSE benchmark index, the Sensex, dipped to a low of 56,383 in early deals today(29th Nov.2021), and then rebounded and surged to a high of 57,627 - up 1,244 points from the day's low. The BSE index, which, was up over 500 points at the highs of the day eventually ended with a minor gain of 154 points at 57,261. The NSE Nifty cracked to a low of 16,782 in opening deals and then pulled back to a high of 17,161. The Nifty 50 finally settled at 17,054, up 28 points. Benchmark indices the Nifty and Sensex have fallen as much as 8 percent from their all-time highs last month. The high valuation was already a hurdle for the market and now, the new risk emerging on the Covid-19 front has added fuel to the fire. It is a fact that despite the pullback, India remains among the top performers in CY21, with the Nifty up 21 percent in CY21 YTD versus a flattish performance of the MSCI EM Index. But a correction in the market was overdue. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex up 153.43 points, Nifty at 17,054.00.

Monday, November 29, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 153.43 points or 0.27% at 57,260.58, and the Nifty was up 27.50 points or 0.16% at 17,054.00. Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top gainer,, followed by HCL Technologies, Titan, TCS, and Bajaj Finance. Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, NTPC were the top laggards. About 875 shares have advanced, 2337 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged.Among sectoral indices, the Power index plunged 2 per cent, the Realty and Oil & Gas indices dropped 1.6 per cent each. The IT index, however, was up 0.7 per cent. The BSE Midcap index shed 0.9 per cent, and the Smallcap index dropped 1.9 per cent.India VIX closed at 20.83 points.

Has Markets over-reacted to Omicron Covid variant?

Monday, November 29, 2021
Global equity markets, including India, have seen a sharp sell-off over the past few sessions as the Omicron Covid variant reignited concerns of sporadic lockdowns and limit movement of goods and people across key economies. Analysts, however, believe that the markets have overreacted to the development, and a market falls from here on, if any, should be used to add to positions from a medium-to-long-term perspective. The omicron variant was labeled a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization (WHO) last Friday that sent global equity markets into a tailspin. As a result, the BSE Sensex and Nifty tanked nearly 3 percent each in a broad-based sell-off. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Frontline indices extended their losses;Sensex tumbled 439 points to 56,668 levels while Nifty at 16,863, down 163 points

Monday, November 29, 2021
The Indian frontline indices extended their losses in today's(29th Nov.2021) deals amid weakness in Asian markets as investors continue to monitor developments surrounding the recently discovered omicron, Covid variant. The BSE Sensex tumbled 439 points, or 0.77 percent, to 56,668 levels and the Nifty50 slipped below 16900-mark at 16,863, down 163 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell up to 3 percent.

Sensex tanks:Correction was overdue;“buy on dips” allocation strategy may be followed

Friday, November 26, 2021
Stocks eroded over Rs 7.36 lakh crore in investor wealth, as concerns over a new little-known South African variant of Covid with several mutations sent shivers down Dalal Street. The domestic market was already seeing sharp foreign outflows amid rising inflation globally and a hawkish US Federal Reserve stance. The fresh Covid fears may result in a flight to safe havens and selling in riskier assets, which could only increase equity outflows from emerging markets like India. Data showed investor wealth, as measured by BSE market capitalisation, plunged Rs 7.36 lakh crore to Rs 258.30 lakh crore from Rs 265.66 lakh crore a day ago, with severe fall coming in the second rung indices that fell up to 3 percent. The market breadth was extremely weak, with two stocks falling for every one that rose. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex falls 1687 points, Nifty at 17026.45

Friday, November 26, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 1,687.94 points or 2.87% at 57,107.15, and the Nifty was down 509.80 points or 2.91% at 17,026.50, "triggered by the new covid variant in South Africa, markets plummeted into negative territory following weak global peers. Dr. Reddy was the top Sensex gainer, followed Nestle India while all other stocks were down in red. IndusInd Bank was the top laggard, down 6.2%, followed by Maruti Suzuki India, Tata Steel, and Bajaj Finance. About 964 shares have advanced, 2163 shares declined, and 80 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank index fell 3.6 percent and the Nifty Realty index slipped 6 percent. The Nifty Pharma index, up 1.7 percent, was the only gainer on the NSE. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 3.2 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively. India VIX climbed 25 percent and hit a 6-month high of 21-level.

MARKET UPDATE:‘Black Friday’;Sensex shaved-off over 1,400 points in intra-day deals while Nifty lost over 400 points

Friday, November 26, 2021
It was a horrible ‘Black Friday’ for the Indian markets that saw an across-the-board sell-off. The S&P BSE Sensex shaved off over 1,400 points in intra-day deals. Its counterpart on the National Stock Exchange, the Nifty50 index, lost over 400 points. The negative sentiment today(26th Nov.2021) in the Indian markets was on account of weak global cues. Most Asian markets were a sea of red with Japan’s Nikkei down 2 percent and Straits Times slipping nearly one percent. Shanghai Composite, Kospi, and Taiwan were down 0.2-0.4 percent, each. The US markets, however, were shut on account of the Thanksgiving holiday. This weak sentiment across Asian markets was triggered by fears of a sooner-than-expected rate hike by the US Federal Reserve (US Fed). Investors and traders, according to analysts, now expect the US central bank to raise rates faster on the back of the recently released FOMC minutes. Read more

Siemens plunges nearly 8% post Q4 earnings.

Thursday, November 25, 2021
Shares of Siemens dipped 8 percent to Rs 2,099 on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade on profit booking after the company reported 250 basis points (bps) decline in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) margin of 10.4 percent in September quarter (Q4FY21) as against 12.9 percent in Q4FY20 impacted by higher other expenses, gross margins. Siemens' Q4 (July-September) net profit was down 7.2% at Rs 330.9 crore versus Rs 356.7 crore in the same period last fiscal. The company’s disappointing performance in the quarter gone by was primarily on account of a rise in costs of raw materials and logistics, a BSE filing on Wednesday showed. Its revenue was up 21.1% at Rs 4,296.1 crore versus Rs 3,546.8 crore YoY. The company has recommended a dividend of Rs 8 per equity share of Rs 2 each (400 percent) for the Financial Year ended September 30, 2021. Read more

5 bank stocks that may give up to 10% return in a month

Thursday, November 25, 2021
The current market sentiment is uncertain and may provide opportunities in major stocks. Here are five bank stocks that look good on the technical charts for a 10 percent upside in one month. 1. State Bank of India Likely target: Rs 530 Upside potential: 8% The shares of the banking major took support at its 50-day moving average (DMA), located at Rs 479 recently. As long as this support is defended, the positive bias may help resume an upward momentum towards Rs 530, its next major hurdle, according to the daily chart. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) has reached near the zero line and if shows a similar reversal like stock price, the direction and leadership may show an aggressive bullish sentiment. Read more

Moody’s pegged GDP growth for India at 9.3% in FY22

Thursday, November 25, 2021
Moody’s Investors Service in its latest report has projected that the economic growth in India will rebound strongly. It has pegged GDP growth for the nation at 9.3% and 7.9% in FY22 and FY23, respectively. Steady progress in Covid vaccination will support a sustained recovery in India’s economic activity, Moody’s analyst Sweta Patodia said. “Consumer demand, spending, and manufacturing activity is recovering following the easing of pandemic restrictions. These trends, including high commodity prices, will propel significant growth in rated companies’ EBITDA over the next 12-18 months,” Patodia added. India recently hit record Covid-19 vaccination rates. Moody notes that the vaccination drive in India has gathered pace after the second wave. Around 30% of the population of India is now fully vaccinated with two doses while around 55% of the population has received at least one dose. Improved vaccination coverage has led to stabilisation in consumer confidence. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 454 points, Nifty at 17536.25

Thursday, November 25, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 454.10 points or 0.78% at 58,795.09, and the Nifty was up 121.30 points or 0.70% at 17,536.30 led by strong gains in the index heavyweight Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries was the top Sensex gainer, surging 6.1%, followed by Infosys, ITC, and Tech Mahindra. Maruti Suzuki India, ICICI Bank, and IndusInd Bank were among the top laggards. About 2054 shares have advanced, 1166 shares declined, and 106 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Energy index soared 4.6 percent. The Healthcare and Realty indices were up 1.7 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively. The Oil & Gas and IT indices were also up around a percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were up 0.7 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

Star Health: Good opportunity for long-term investors

Thursday, November 25, 2021
Star is the largest standalone health insurer. It has an excellent distribution network and a large hospital network of 11,778 hospitals. The network of 460,000 agents accounted for 79 percent of gross written premium (GWP) in 2020-21. The agent network is three times as large as the next-largest standalone health insurer. All claims processing is in-house, which means lower expenses. Star holds a 15.8 percent market share in the health segment, with a GWP of Rs 9,349 crore in 2020-21 and a GWP of Rs 5,070 crore in the first half of 2021-22. The product suite insured 20.5 million in FY21. Retail health and group health, accounted for 89.3 percent and 10.7 percent respectively, of health GWP in FY21. In retail, Star’s market share was 31 percent (ex-travel) and the CAGR for retail was 33 percent over the past three financial years. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex, Nifty volatile;Sensex dipped 29.5 points to trade at 58,311 levels while Nifty little changed at 17,418

Thursday, November 25, 2021
The benchmark indices slipped marginally in early deals today(25th Nov. 2021). The losses were, however, limited by gains in heavyweights like RIL, Bharti Airtel, and Maruti Suzuki. The BSE Sensex dipped 29.5 points, or 0.05 percent, to trade at 58,311 levels while the Nifty50 was little changed at 17,418. UPL (up 2 percent), Reliance Industries, Tech M, Infosys, and Sun Pharma were the top gainers on the 50-share index. The top laggards were ICICI Bank, Indian Oil Corporation, Shree Cement, NTPC, and HDFC. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.22 percent and 0.38 percent, respectively. Sectorally, the Nifty Bank and Private Bank indices slipped 0.5 percent each, followed by the Nifty Financial Services index (down 0.4 percent). On the upside, the Nifty Realty and IT indices added nearly 1 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.

A bill listed in winter session of Parliament seeking to ban all private cryptocurrencies

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
In the upcoming winter session of Parliament, starting November 29, the government has listed a bill seeking to ban all private cryptocurrencies. This is among the 26 pieces of legislation, including the repeal of three farm laws, listed for the session. The price of Bitcoin was down sharply from Rs 46 lakh to Rs 40 lakh in just about 90 minutes after this news came in. The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, seeks to “prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India, however, it allows for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses,” according to the list of businesses for the winter session of Parliament. Read more

Bharti Airtel hits 52 week high on Moody's Outlook Revision

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Shares of the telecom giant Bharti Airtel gained almost 3.5%, hitting new 52 weeks high of Rs 781.65 apiece on Wednesday, after the bond credit rating company Moody’s raised the rating outlook of the Sunil Mittal-led telco and its subsidiary Bharti Airtel Int'l (Netherlands) B.V. and revised it from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’, on Tuesday. In the past three trading days, the stock of the telecom services provider has rallied 9 percent following the announcement of increased tariffs in a range of services effective November 26. Moody’s has also affirmed Bharti's Ba1 corporate family rating (CFR) and senior unsecured rating, as well as the Ba1 rating on the backed senior unsecured notes issued by Bharti Airtel Int'l (Netherlands) B.V., state “The outlook change to positive reflects Bharti’s improving operating performance and credit metrics which, if sustained, could support an upgrade to investment grade within the next 12-18 months,”Moody’s Senior Vice-President Annalisa Di Chiara said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 323 points, Nifty at 17415.05

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 323.34 points or 0.55% at 58,340.99, and the Nifty was down 88.30 points or 0.50% at 17,415 dragged by weakness in key index heavyweights like Infosys, ITC, and Reliance Industries NTPC was the top gainer on Sensex, up 1%, followed by Power Grid, and Bharti Airtel. Reliance Industries was the top loser on Sensex, followed by Asian Paints, Infosys, and Tech Mahindra. About 1950 shares have advanced, 1249 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged. The small-cap index ended with a gain of 0.4 percent, while the Midcap index was down 0.6 percent in line with the Sensex. Among sectors, the BSE Auto and IT indices declined over a percent each. FMCG and Capital Goods were the other prominent losers. The Oil & Gas index, however, was up 0.8 percent. India VIX was deep in the red.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 58,711, up 47 points while Nifty added 30 points to hold 17,550-mark

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Indian equities started higher today(24 Nov.2021), supported by firm global cues and buying in heavyweights such as Bharti Airtel, SBI, Axis Bank, and TCS. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex advanced 47 points, or 0.08 percent, to quote at 58,711 in opening deals. The NSE Nifty50, on the other hand, added 30 points to hold the 17,550-mark. Among key movers in early trades, Bharti Airtel's shares moved up by 0.5 percent after Moody's Investors Service revised the company's and its subsidiary Bharti Airtel Int'l (Netherlands) BV's rating outlook to positive from stable. In the broader markets, the BSE SmallCap index is outperforming both, large-cap and mid-cap, indices. The index is up over 1 percent. Sectorally, select IT and auto stocks, including Coforge, Infosys, Tech M, Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp, and M&M, are trading with a negative bias. Meanwhile, the volatility index, India VIX, eased about 5 percent.

Vedanta raises 8 percent on reports of multiple block deals

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Vedanta surged nearly 8 percent to a high of Rs 354 in early deals on the BSE on Tuesday after nearly 7 percent of the total equity of the metal company changed hands via multiple block deals. The stock has rallied 15 percent in the past two trading days in an otherwise weak market. The promoters were looking to increase their stake by up to 4.57 percent amid efforts to restructure the organization and spin-off several businesses. Twin Star Holdings and Vedanta Netherlands Investments B.V will buy around 17 crore shares amounting to a 4.57% stake in a block deal. The offer is priced at Rs 350 per share—a 6.6% premium to the share’s closing price on Monday—valuing the transaction at Rs 5,950 crore. The deal will take place through the accelerated book-building method, with JP Morgan India Pvt. serving as a broker to the promoters. Read more

Paytm's IPO flop may disillusion millions of retail investors

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
In what was supposed to be the country’s breakout year the shocking two-day plunge by India’s Paytm after its initial public offering casts a shadow over the prospects for technology firms preparing to go public. Retail investors, who bought an unprecedented amount of shares in Paytm’s parent One 97 Communications Ltd., have seen more than 35% of their value wiped out in just two trading sessions. Further losses may be in store if the stock slumps from its Monday closing price of Rs 1,359.6 to the Rs 1,200 predicted by Macquarie Group Ltd. “The event in a way will nudge people to be cautious and not take the market for granted by blindly placing bets,” said an investment expert. “It is important that a company’s story and prospects are well understood by investors”, he said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 198 points, Nifty at 17503.35

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 198.44 points or 0.34% at 58,664.33, and the Nifty was up 86.80 points or 0.50% at 17,503.30 on the back of pull-back in select index heavyweights following the recent sell-off. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer, up 3.89%, followed by NTPC, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, and Sun Pharma. On the other hand, IndusInd Bank was the top laggard, down 2.59%, followed by Asian Paints, Infosys, Bajaj Auto, and Maruti Suzuki India. About 2346 shares have advanced, 829 shares declined, and 153 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Metal and Power indices soared over 3 percent each. The Realty, Telecom and Capital Goods indices were up around 2 percent each. Except IT, all other sectoral indices ended in the green. The BSE Midcap index advanced 1.6 percent, and the Smallcap index added 1.8 percent.

India's GDP to grow 9.1% in 2022: Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Wall Street brokerage Goldman Sachs today (November 23) estimated India's GDP growth at 9.1% in 2022. After India's economy contracted by a sharp 7% in 2020, Goldman Sachs pegged the economy to grow at 8% in 2021 and 9.1% in 2022. It earlier estimated India's economic growth to 11.1% in the fiscal year to March 31, 2022. It expects consumption and investment to be the key drivers of growth in 2022. "We expect consumption to be an important contributor to growth in 2022, as the economy fully re-opens driven by a notable improvement in the virus situation and adequate progress on vaccination," Goldman Sachs said in a report. The brokerage also forecasts the headline CPI inflation to increase to 5.8% in 2022 from 5.2% in 2021, led by an increase in core inflation as manufacturers pass on input cost increases to consumers as demand recovers with full economic re-opening.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 58,370, down just 95 points while Nifty reclaimed the 17,400-mark after the early morning debacle

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
The benchmark indices staged a recovery after the early morning debacle as the bulls are trying to wrestle their way back on Dalal Street today (23rd Nov.2021). After the early morning debacle, where the BSE Sensex hit a low of 57,718, the 30-share index was at 58,370, down just 95 points on the BSE at 10:05 AM. The NSE Nifty, meanwhile, reclaimed the 17,400-mark, down only 6 points. All the sectoral indices recouped their losses and were trading higher on the NSE, barring the Nifty IT index (down 0.7 percent). The Nifty Metal pack was leading the recovery, up 2.5 percent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank and Realty indices, up 1.7 percent each. Among individual stocks, Vedanta surged nearly 8 percent to a high of Rs 354 in early deals on the BSE on Tuesday after nearly 7 percent of the total equity of the metal company changed hands via multiple block deals. Read more

Biggest market crash in 7 months ; investors lost Rs 8 lakh crore in equity wealth

Monday, November 22, 2021
Benchmark indices crashed for the fourth day in a row today(22nd Nov.2021). In the biggest daily plunge on Dalal Street since April, investors lost as much as Rs 7.86 lakh crore in equity wealth. All sectors bled profusely along with broader markets. The repeal of the agriculture laws had an impact on the PSU stocks while the O2C deal not going through left a deep cut on Reliance. Even as IPO Investors come to terms with the reality, the inflationary impact on demand across several sectors continues to worry the street. The 30-share pack Sensex tanked 1,170.12 points or 1.96 percent to close at 1,170.12. This was after the index pared some losses due to late buying. Its broader peer NSE Nifty declined 348.25 points or 1.96 percent to 17,416.55 Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 1170 points, Nifty at 17416.55

Monday, November 22, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 1,170.12 points or 1.96% at 58,465.89, and the Nifty was down 348.30 points or 1.96% at 17,416.50 due to selling pressure seen in almost all sectors. Bharti Airtel was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Asian Paints, Power Grid, and IndusInd Bank. Bajaj Finance was the worst-performing Sensex stock, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries, and NTPC. About 842 shares have advanced, 2479 shares declined, and 157 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Realty and Energy indices were the major losers, down around 4 percent each. The Bankex, Healthcare, Auto, Consumer Durables, and Oil & Gas indices also plunged over 2 percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 2.5 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively.

Reliance Industries down 4% on calling-off Saudi Aramco deal

Monday, November 22, 2021
Reliance Industries (RIL) share price fell 4 percent in early trade on November 22 after the company and Saudi Aramco decided to re-evaluate the proposed investment in the O2C business in light of the former's energy forays. The two companies had signed a non-binding letter of intent in August 2019 for a potential sale of a 20 percent stake in RIL’s O2C business to Saudi Aramco for $15 billion. With today’s intra-day fall, the stock of RIL has declined 14 percent from its record high level of Rs 2,750 touched on October 19, 2021. Due to evolving nature of Reliance’s business portfolio, Reliance and Saudi Aramco have mutually determined that it would be beneficial for both parties to re-evaluate the proposed investment in O2C business in light of the changed context. Consequently, the current application with NCLT for segregating the O2C business from RIL is being withdrawn, RIL said in a statement. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex tumbled 495 points to hit a low of 59,125 while Nifty gave up 17,700-mark, down 87 points

Monday, November 22, 2021
Indian equity markets started the week on a negative note amid an across-the-board selloff. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex fell 259 points, or 0.43 percent, to quote at 59,377 levels in opening deals. The index extended its decline further and tumbled 495 points to hit a low of 59,125. The Nifty50, on the other hand, gave up 17,700-mark, down 87 points. Shares of RIL dropped 4 percent after the company, late on Friday, called off the deal with the global oil giant Saudi Aramco for a 20 percent stake acquisition by the Saudi firm in the oil to chemicals (O2C) business of the former company. On the upside, Bharti Airtel shares advanced 5 percent after the telecom major revised tariff on prepaid talk-time plans earlier today by 20-25 percent and data top-up plans by 20-21 percent. Read more

Extreme volatility remains a hallmark of crypto investing

Sunday, November 21, 2021
As Bitcoin has lost almost 20% in less than two weeks, it looks like extreme volatility remains a hallmark of crypto investing. But, it’s largely business as usual with bullish conviction intact in the bitcoin market. whereas in traditional markets moves on this scale are met with alarm. The largest cryptocurrency edged higher after earlier slipping as much as 3.4% to $55,663 on 19th Nov.2021. Some analysts say a sharp pullback is normal after prices skyrocketed 40% in October. China’s crypto crackdown and new U.S. tax-reporting provisions that are being viewed as unfriendly to crypto investors have also soured sentiment. “During 2016/17 Bitcoin winter, the thing that really took the wind out of the sails of crypto was when interest rates rose and liquidity was draining from the system,” said a financial expert. Read more

Equity, currency, and derivatives markets are closed for trading today (Friday, November 19)

Friday, November 19, 2021
Equity, currency, and derivatives markets are closed for trading on Friday, November 19 as the Street and the nation observes Guru Nanak Jayanti. Commodity markets are closed for the morning session but will open in the evening. The day marks the last trading holiday for the market in the current calendar year. The market will resume trading on Monday, November 22. Meanwhile, the domestic market tanked sharply in the last three trading sessions, clipping nearly 1,100 points as inflationary pressure dealt heavy blows to the bulls. The weak listing of the mega IPO of Paytm NSE -27.40 % also hit investor confidence. The 30-share pack Sensex dropped 372.32 points or 0.62 percent to close at 59,636.01 on Wednesday. Its broader peer NSE Nifty declined 133.85 points or 0.75 percent to 17,764.80. Read more

PM Narendra Modi withdraws 3 farm laws, says govt had 'good faith'

Friday, November 19, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 9 am today(19th Nov.2021), announcing a repeal of the three contentious farm laws that farmers' have been protesting for more than a year. Addressing the nation on the occasion of Guru Purab, PM Modi said the three laws will be repealed in the winter session of Parliament starting later this month. "The three laws were in the benefit of farmers but we could not convince a section of them despite our best efforts", the PM said, adding that he was not laying the blame for this on anyone on an auspicious day. He said the three laws, against which tens of thousands of farmers have been holding strong protests for more than a year, were brought to empower farmers, especially the small farmers. Read more

Escorts hits 52 week high as Japan's Kubota to raise stake

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Shares of Tractor and farm equipment maker Escorts Ltd touched a 52-week high of Rs 1,793.15, rising 9 percent intraday on November 18 after Japan-based Kubota Corporation acquired a stake in the company. Kubota Corporation announced that Kubota and Escorts Limited (EL) have reached an agreement under which Kubota will increase its shareholding in EL by March 31, 2022, by means of subscription to third-party preferential primary share allotment and open offer bid. According to a release issued by Escorts to the BSE, the company has raised Rs 1,872.74 crore by way of preferential issue of 96.64 lakh equity shares to Kubota at Rs 2,000 per share. In addition, Kubota will make an open offer at a preferential allotment price of Rs 7500 crore. Kubota corporation holds 9.09% stake in the company as of September 2021. Post preferential allotment, the Japanese partner's investment in the company be 14.99%, it said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 433 points, Nifty at 17764.80

Thursday, November 18, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 372 points or 0.62% at 59636.01, and the Nifty was down 133.90 points or 0.75% at 17,764.80 ended lower for the third consecutive session on November 18, with selling seen in auto, metal, IT, pharma, realty names. ITC was the top Sensex gainer, up 1%, followed by State Bank of India, Power Grid, and Titan. In the losses were Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki India, and Dr. Reddy’s. About 997 shares have advanced, 2252 shares declined, and 133 shares are unchanged. All the sectors ended in the red with auto and metal indices losing over 2 percent each. The BSE midcap and smallcap indices fell 1.5 percent each. India VIX was down 0.81 per cent to 14.86 levels. Debutant Paytm had a disappointing outing. The stock was listed at a 9 percent discount at Rs 1,950 when compared to its issue price of Rs 2,150 and went on to extend losses throughout the day. The stock finally ended at the day's low at Rs 1,564 - a huge 27.3 percent discount to its issue price.

Paytm shares disappointed IPO investors, lists at 9% discount to its issue price

Thursday, November 18, 2021
The parent company of Paytm, One 97 Communications, disappointed IPO investors as the unicorn's stock got listed today(18th Nov.2021) at Rs 1,950 on NSE, a discount of 9.3 percent over its price of Rs 2,150. At BSE, the stock got listed at Rs 1,955. The mega share sale of Paytm was the largest ever initial stake sale by any domestic company via the primary route. The company raised as much as Rs 18,300 through its IPO. The initial stake sale of One97 Communications was open for subscription between November 8-10. The company sold its shares in the range of Rs 2,080-2,150. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex added 76 points to quote at 60,084 levels while Nifty hovered around 17,900-mark

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started higher on Dalal Street today(18th Nov.2021) amid gains in PSU Bank, FMCG, and metal stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex added 76 points, or 0.13 percent, to quote at 60,084 levels in early deals while the Nifty50 hovered around 17,900-mark. In the broader markets, the BSE SmallCap index extended its outperformance into the third day, up 0.32 percent. Among individual stocks, ITC rose 1 percent and was the top performer on the Sensex index, followed by SBI, Asian Paints, Power Grid, and Titan Company. On the downside, M&M was the biggest laggard, down 1.2 percent. Shares of Vedanta, meanwhile, slipped around 2 per cent on the Nifty on profit booking after the company said it has appointed a committee of directors to evaluate and recommend a range of options and alternatives, including demergers, spin-offs, or strategic partnerships of its aluminium, iron & steel, and oil & gas businesses. Read more

L&T Technology Services share price hits 52-week high on tie-up with NVIDIA & Mavenir

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
L&T Technology Services Limited announced that it has been selected as an engineering partner by Mavenir and NVIDIA, to accelerate the adoption of the industry’s first converged AI-on-5G. Shares of the engineering services company L&T Technology Services Ltd surged almost 6% to Rs 5,682 a piece on Wednesday, touching its 52-week high value. The company will support Mavenir with customization, integration, and deployment of AI applications for deployment on NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G Platform. AI is already transforming many industries across the globe. When combined with the power of 5G networks, the two technologies will enable powerful new use cases in a quick, secure, and cost-effective manner.NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G platform is a unified platform that brings together developments at the edge to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises across all industries. Read more

LIC IPO expected to hit market by Q4: DIPAM Secy Tuhin Kanta Pandey

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The much-awaited LIC IPO is expected to hit the market by the fourth quarter of the current fiscal, said Department of Investment and Public Asset Management Secy Tuhin Kanta Pandey. The government is seeking to raise as much as Rs 10 trillion ($133 billion) by selling up to a 10% stake. The sale of a 5% stake would make it India’s largest IPO, while a 10% dilution would make it the second-biggest of an insurer globally, Bloomberg reported. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 314 points, Nifty at 17898.65

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 314.04 points or 0.52% at 60,008.33, and the Nifty was down 100.50 points or 0.56% at 17,898.70. Asian Paints was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by Maruti Suzuki, Power grid, and NTPC. Reliance Industries was the top laggard, followed by Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, Bharti Airtel, and Titan. About 1382 shares have advanced, 1758 shares declined, and 95 shares are unchanged. Among sectoral indices, the Energy, Realty, and Oil & Gas indices shed 1.8 percent, 1.8 percent, and 1.4 percent, respectively. While selling was also seen in the metal, capital goods, and banking names. The Auto and Power indices were up 0.6 percent each. The BSE Smallcap index managed to end with a wee bit of gains, while the Midcap index slipped 0.2 percent.

Government and regulatory authorities may consider a legislative and regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Finally, it looks like the government and regulatory authorities appear to be getting together with stakeholders to consider a legislative and regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. These virtual assets have been around for over a decade — the pioneer bitcoin started trading in 2010. There are literally thousands of cryptos. Some have given truly extraordinary returns. Investors see these instruments as potential hedges against currency volatility and inflation. Traders who pay in rupees generate over Rs 50 crore in daily cryptocurrency volumes and Indians actually invest a great deal more in forex-denominated trades. There’s a substantial, active Indian crypto-investment community which multiple sources estimate holds over $15 billion worth of crypto assets. Moreover, the related non-fungible token, or NFT, market is booming and there’s been an advertising blitz tempting Indians to invest in cryptos. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 210 points in early deals at 60,113 levels while Nifty at 17,939-mark

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The downtrend in the domestic equities extended today(17TH Nov.2021) also as a global rating agency, Fitch rating's, negative outlook on India weighed on sentiment. Besides, Sebi's proposal to tweak rules governing initial public offerings (IPOs) to bring in more transparency and accountability kept investors on the edge. The BSE Sensex fell 210 points, or 0.35 percent, in early deals at 60,113 levels while the Nifty50 was at 17,939-mark. Trends in the broader markets were mixed with the Midcap index down 0.02 percent and SmallCap index up 0.25 percent. Axis Bank, RIL, Grasim Industries, UPL, HDFC twins, and Divis Labs were the top laggards on the Nifty while Asian Paints, SBI Life, Maruti Suzuki, and Eicher Motors helped limit downside. Read more

Policybazaar surges 16% after strong debut

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Shares of PB Fintech, the parent company of Policybazaar, rallied another 16 percent to Rs 1,397 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in Tuesday’s intra-day trade after a strong market debut on Monday. With today’s rally, the stock has surged 43 percent against its issue price of Rs 980 per share. The stock listed at 17.35% premium on the BSE and hit an intraday high of Rs 1,249.00, The initial share sale was oversubscribed nearly 17 times. A sharp rally in the market price of the company has helped PB Fintech enter the top-100 most valuable companies in terms of market capitalization with a market cap of Rs 60,842 crore and stood at the 95th position overall market-cap ranking, the BSE data showed. The company is a leading Fintech firm that aims to enhance its visibility and awareness along with increasing its customer base which is expected to be beneficial for the company. Read more

Ethereum Meta (ETHM) surged more than 2.35 lakh per cent in the last 24 hours

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Cryptocurrencies are known for their wild swings in a very short span of time, while micro tokens are renowned for their bizarre moves. Such tokens, with minuscule market cap and extremely trimmed liquidity, deliver ultra-multi-bagger returns in just a day or two. However, not all investors can make money in such tokens. Squid Games-based SQUID and Kokoswap (KOKO) are prime examples. The latest entry to this list is Ethereum Meta (ETHM), which has surged more than 2.35 lakh percent in the last 24 hours, according to data from Coinmarketcap. The digital token skyrocketed a whopping 2,37,000 percent in a matter of hours. The price of this token hit $0.0001194 from merely $0.00000005033 during the period. However, it was trading at $0.00006449 at 11.30 am IST. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 396 points, Nifty at 17999.20

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 396.34 points or 0.65% at 60,322.37, and the Nifty was down 110.30 points or 0.61% at 17,999.20. Reliance Industries Limited was the worst-performing stock on Sensex, followed by State Bank of India, and Ultratech Cement. Maruti Suzuki India was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, Tech Mahindra, and Infosys. About 1496 shares have advanced, 1639 shares declined, and 122 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Auto index surged 2.4 percent, The BSE Energy index shed 2.6 percent. The Bankex, Oil & Gas, Pharma, and Realty indices were also down over a percent each. The BSE midcap index was down 0.22 percent, while the smallcap index ended with marginal gains.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined 134 points at 60,585 levels while Nifty dipped 32 points to quote at 18,077-mark

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices started in the negative territory today(16th Nov.2021) amid selling in metals and financial counters. The BSE Sensex index declined 134 points, or 0.22 percent, in early deals at 60,585 levels, dragged by Tata Steel, HDFC, Reliance Industries, Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, and Asian Paints. The NSE Nifty50, too, dipped 32 points to quote at 18,077-mark. Meanwhile, the broader MidCap and SmallCap indices on the BSE rose up to 0.2 percent. Among individual stocks, Escorts rose 0.23 percent after the company said its board is scheduled to meet on November 18, to consider and evaluate proposals for raising funds by way of issue of bonds/ debentures/ any other securities. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ends flat, Nifty at 18109.45

Monday, November 15, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 32.02 points or 0.05% at 60718.71, and the Nifty was up 6.70 points or 0.04% at 18109.50. Power Grid Corporation was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ITC, Asian Paints, and Nestle India. Tata Steel was the worst-performing, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, and Bajaj Auto. About 1218 shares have advanced, 2038 shares declined, and 145 shares are unchanged. The Healthcare index surged 2.1 percent, and the FMCG index was up 0.8 percent. Whereas the Metal index dropped 2.4 percent, and the Telecom index declined 0.7 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up 0.4 percent, while the Smallcap index was down 0.2 percent. India VIX closed 1.64% higher at 15.49 levels.

Policybazaar listed at Rs 1,150, a 17 per cent premium over to its issue price of Rs 980

Monday, November 15, 2021
With shares listed at Rs 1,150, a 17 percent premium over its issue price of Rs 980 per share on the BSE PB Fintech, the parent company of Policybazaar, made a good stock market debut. Post listing, the stock moved higher to Rs 1,194.95, a 22 percent premium to its issue price. At 10:02 am; PB Fintech was trading at Rs 1,185, up 3 percent from its opening level on the BSE. In comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.40 percent at 60,928. Around 468,000 equity shares changed hands at the counter on the NSE and BSE. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of PB Fintech had received a good response with the issue subscribed nearly 16.59 times. The institutional portion was subscribed 24.89 times; the wealthy investor portion by 7.82 times and the retail investor portion 3.31 times, data shows. The IPO consisted of a fresh issue to raise Rs 3,750 crore and an offer for the sale of shares worth Rs 1,960 crore by existing shareholders. Read more

India's Oct WPI accelerates to 5-month high of 12.54%

Monday, November 15, 2021
Annual wholesale price-based inflation in India accelerated in October to a five-month high, pushed up by increases in fuel and manufacturing prices, fuelling concerns of rising inflationary pressures for firms. The gap between retail and wholesale price-based inflation has widened in recent months as many companies and retailers are still trying to absorb galloping input costs that threaten to hit their bottom lines. Annual wholesale price-based inflation in October rose to 12.54% from the previous month's 10.66%, remaining in double-digits for the seventh month in a row, government data showed on Monday. Consumer prices based on inflation, the main gauge monitored by the monetary policy committee of the Reserve Bank of India, rose 4.48% in October from the same month last year, speeding up from September's 4.35%, separate data released on Friday showed. Read more

Sigachi Industries lists trading at 252 percent premium

Monday, November 15, 2021
Shares of Sigachi Industries made a strong listing on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and BSE at 252% premium over the issue price of ₹163 apiece. The stock is listed at Rs 575, a premium of 252.7% over its IPO price of Rs 163, according to Bloomberg data. The stock then gained further to hit an intraday high of Rs 603.75, up over 270%, on the NSE. Post listing, the market capitalization of the company stood at ₹1,856 crores, according to BSE data. The demand was very high for Sigachi Industries shares as it was locked in the 5 percent upper circuit. The chemical maker's IPO was subscribed nearly 102 times. The company was looking to raise ₹125.43 crores by selling 76.95 lakh shares through the IPO with a price band of ₹161 to ₹163 per share. Incorporated in 1989, the company is engaged in the manufacturing of microcrystalline cellulose, the polymer that is widely used for finished dosages in the pharmaceutical industry. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex quoted at 61,026 levels, up 339 points, while Nifty at 18,197 levels, up 94 points

Monday, November 15, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices started nearly 0.5 percent higher today (15th Nov.2021) supported by firm global cues and broad-based buying back home. In early deals, the BSE Sensex quoted at 61,026 levels, up 339 points, while the Nifty50 was at 18,197 levels, up 94 points. Hero MotoCorp was among the top gainers on the Nifty index, up 3 percent, on a healthy operational performance in Q2. The company reported standalone Ebitda of Rs 1,156 crore, up from Rs 515 crore YoY, and higher than Street estimates of Rs 904 crore. Margins, meanwhile, came in at 13.5 percent, up from 9.4 percent YoY and Bloomberg estimate of 11.2 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added up to 0.4 percent. Read more

Hindalco Q2 Consolidated PAT surges 783% to Rs 3,417 cr

Friday, November 12, 2021
Hindalco Industries, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group on Friday reported a 783 percent year-on-year (YoY) rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 3,417 crore, for the September quarter (Q2FY22), when compared with ₹387 crores in the corresponding quarter of last year. On a sequential basis, consolidated PAT increased by 23 percent consolidated revenue for the second quarter stood at Rs 47,665 crore (vs Rs 31,237 crore), up 53% YoY. The revenues in this quarter are up 15 percent against Rs. 41,358 crore was reported in the previous quarter. The company has also posted its all-time high Consolidated EBITDA (Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) at ₹8,048 crores, up 56% year-on-year. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 767 points, Nifty at

Friday, November 12, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 767.00 points or 1.28% at 60,686.69, and the Nifty was up 229.20 points or 1.28% at 18,102.80. Infosys, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Tech Mahindra, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) contributed the most to the indices gain. On the other hand, Bajaj Auto, Tata Steel were the major loser. About 1556 shares have advanced, 1628 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged. The BSE IT index surged 2 percent. Telecom, Reality, and Power indices were up around 1.5 percent each, while Energy and Capital Goods indices too moved 1.3 percent higher. BSE MidCap index gained 0.6 percent or 150 points to end at 26,369, while BSE SmallCap index was up 0.25 percent or 73 points to settle at 29,232. India VIX, the volatility index, tumbled nearly 7 percent to finish trade at 15.22 levels.

Discretionary products Companies to increase prices by 8-10%

Friday, November 12, 2021
Companies and retailers selling discretionary products such as apparel, electronics, liquor, and cosmetics said they will increase prices by 8-10% to offset rising raw material and supply chain costs although it could impact demand for some products. Companies across grocery essentials, personal care products, packaged food, and dining had already raised prices and will make another round of hikes in the new year. The cost challenge comes at a time when retailers across segments breached the pre-pandemic sales mark during the festive season and are trying to sustain the momentum in the next few quarters. Read more

Air India will be transferred to Tata Group by the third week of January 2022

Friday, November 12, 2021
Air India will be transferred to Tata Group, the new owner, by the third week of January 2022, Union aviation minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia said at the Times Now Summit 2021 yesterday(11th Nov.2021). India will also see a startup, Akasa, take to the skies along with a reborn Jet Airways next year. January 23 is the 'long stop date' by which Tatas have to take over the airlines. Soaring aviation turbine fuel prices have led to a 400% increase in Indian airlines’ operating cost in recent months, Scindia said, adding that had the government not recently raised domestic fare bands by 12.5%, there “won’t have been any airline left for us to board”. “We are seeing a tremendous amount of green shoots. The last weekend saw a high of 3.8 lakh passengers daily, with the pre-Covid high being 4.2 lakh. So we are only 10% below the pre-Covid high. Almost 90% of (domestic) traffic has recovered. But it is important to be cautious,” he said.

Sensex up 362 points at 60,281.5 levels and Nifty at 17,973-mark, up 100 points

Friday, November 12, 2021
Equity markets clocked a gap-up start on the bourses today(12th Nov.2021) amid across-the-board buying. Besides, firm Asian cues also supported the sentiment on the Street. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 362 points, or 0.6 percent, in early deals at 60,281.5 levels while the Nifty50 quoted at 17,973-mark, up 100 points. Among individual stocks, Tata Steel added around 2 percent after the Tata Group company reported an 8-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 11,918 crore in the September quarter. Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, Nestle India, Tech M, Infosys, and HDFC were the other top gainers on the Sensex. Meanwhile, in the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added up to 0.65 percent. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 433 points, Nifty at 17873.60

Thursday, November 11, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 433.13 points or 0.72% at 59,919.69, and the Nifty was down 143.60 points or 0.80% at 17,873.60 on the back of weakness in financial and healthcare shares. Titan Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), IndusInd Bank, and Tata Steel share prices gained despite overall weak market momentum. On the flip side, State Bank of India, Bajaj Finserv, Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), ICICI Bank were top Sensex losers. About 1398 shares have advanced, 1769 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. the BSE Realty index plunged 2.5 percent. Nifty Metal and Nifty Consumer Durables ended in the green. While Bank Nifty fell over 1 percent to end at 38,560. Nifty Auto, Nifty Media, Nifty Financial Services, Nifty Pharma, Nifty Realty ended up to 2.3 Read more

Alembic Pharma share price falls 5% after quarter results

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Alembic Pharmaceuticals' share price fell over 5 percent intraday to Rs 757 after the company reported a weak set of numbers for the quarter ended September 2021. The company's consolidated profit declined 49 percent year on year (YoY) at Rs 169 crore in the September quarter (Q2FY22), due to lower revenue. The pharmaceutical company had posted a profit of Rs 333 crore in the year-ago quarter. The revenue was down 11.3% at Rs 1,292.32 crore versus Rs 1,457.10 crore, YoY. The US revenue declined 40 percent to Rs 348 crore on a YoY basis. However, India's business grew 23 percent to Rs 509 crore over the previous year's quarter. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) were down 42 percent at Rs 257.2 crore versus Rs 443.5 crore and the margin was down at 19.9% versus 30.4%, YoY. The management believes the current US sales figures ($47 million per quarter) are the new base, and these are expected to improve hereafter, led by new launches. Read more

GDP to clip at 9.5% as growth impulses strong: RBI Governor

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das yesterday(10th Nov.2021) expressed confidence in the economy clipping at the projected 9.5 percent this fiscal as per the growth impulses and the strong fast-moving indicators. Giving all the credit for the faster-than-expected recovery of the economy to the government, Das said the central bank has only been supporting the government in reviving the economy ravaged by the pandemic. Citing a slew of measures the government has taken since the pandemic struck in March 2020, the governor specifically mentioned tax cuts on fuels, tax resolution for the telecom sector, annulling of the retro tax legislation, sale of Air India, plans to sell some of the public sector banks and PLI scheme as the major reforms and growth-drivers bearing fruits now. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex at 60,133 levels, down 220 points and Nifty down 75 points at 17,942 levels

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started lower for the third straight day today(11th Nov.2021) amid tepid global cues. The BSE Sensex was quoting at 60,133 levels, down 220 points or 0.36 percent, in early deals dragged by Tech M, HDFC, ICICI Bank, HCL Tech, M&M, and Axis Bank. On the upside, Titan Company, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel, L&T, and NTPC were lending some support. All these stocks were up in the range of 0.2 percent and 1.7 percent. Its NSE counterpart, Nifty50, was down 75 points at 17,942 levels. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.05 percent and 0.17 percent, respectively. Among individual stocks, shares of Zomato surged 5 percent in the intra-day trade on the BSE after the company said it will invest $50 million in e-commerce start-up Magicpin for a 16 percent stake as part of the total funding round size of $60 million. Read more

Nykaa makes a stellar debut, stock lists at Rs 2,247 with 98% premium

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Beauty startup Nykaa's founder Falguni Nayar has become India’s wealthiest self-made female billionaire, who owns almost half of Nykaa’s shares is now worth $6.5 billion as shares surged as much as 98% when they started trading Wednesday.Nayar, who formerly led a top Indian investment bank, founded Nykaa in 2012.Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad graduate Nayar has previously worked with AF Ferguson & Co and Kotak Mahindra Group. Heading a team of over 1600, Falguni has built beauty and lifestyle retail empire Nykaa which has emerged as India’s leading beauty retailer with a portfolio of 1500+ brands, including its own private label, available online and across 68 stores in India. Nayar owns her company stake through two family trusts and seven other promoter entities. Nykaa’s (FSN E-Commerce Venture Limited) shares were offered within a price range of ₹1,085 to ₹1,125, but the company made its stock market debut ₹2,001 earlier today. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 80.63, Nifty at 18017.20

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 80.63 points or 0.13% at 60,352.82, and the Nifty was down 27.10 points or 0.15% at 18,017.20.About 1601 shares have advanced, 1530 shares declined, and 129 shares are unchanged. Bharti Airtel, M&M, Sun Pharma, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ITC, Dr. Reddy’s, Bajaj Finserv were among the top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Asian Paints, Titan, HDFC Bank ended in the negative territory. The Metal index shed 2 percent, and the Realty index was down 1.6 percent. On the positive side, the Telecom index jumped 2 percent, and the Energy index was up a percent. The BSE Midcap index declined 0.6 percent, while the Smallcap index ended flat.

FSN E-commerce Ventures (Nykaa) listed at Rs 2,018 on the NSE, a premium of 78 per cent over its issue price

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Shares of FSN E-commerce Ventures (parent company of Nykaa) made a stellar debut on the bourses today (10-11-2021). Its scrip was listed at Rs 2,018 on the NSE, a premium of 78 percent over its issue price of Rs 1,125. Similarly, it marked its debut at Rs 2,001 on the BSE, a premium of 77 percent. The listing of Nykaa was pushed a day earlier to Wednesday. The company was earlier scheduled to list on Thursday. According to analysts investors should not think of making any fresh investment in the company at this point in time. "Investors should book partial profits in the company after this robust listing. One can book 50-75 percent of holdings and keep the remaining portion for a longer-term," they said. Nykaa IPO was open for subscription from October 28-November 1, 2021. The company raised Rs 5,352 crore from its primary stake sale. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 428 points at 60,005 and Nifty down 121 points at 17,923

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The BSE benchmark index, the Sensex, opened 138 points lower at 60,295, and soon extended losses in the opening trades on account of subdued global cues, a spike in crude oil prices, and persistent selling by foreign investors. At 09:20 AM, the BSE Sensex was down 428 points at 60,005. The NSE Nifty once again gave up the 18,000-mark and was down 121 points at 17,923. Index heavyweight, HDFC was down 1.5 percent at Rs 2,898. Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, and IndusInd Bank were the other prominent losers in the Sensex 30 stocks. On the other hand, Mahindra & Mahindra extended its upward move following the September quarter results. The stock was up 1.5 percent at Rs 807. The broader indices were slightly better-off, with the BSE Midcap index down 0.3 percent, and the Smallcap index almost unchanged.

150 stocks including Infosys, HUL and TechM sending buy signals on MACD

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Even as Nifty50 was trading lower in Today's trade, as many as 150 NSE listed stocks, including Infosys, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), and Tech Mahindra (TechM), was sending 'buy' signals on MACD or moving average convergence divergence chart. The momentum indicator has signaled bullish crossovers on such stocks — a sign of bullish undertone — hinting at possible upsides in the days ahead. Fortis Healthcare, Delta Corp, Mindtree, Wockhardt, Parag Milks, Trent, and PVR were some other stocks sending out bullish signals on the technical indicator. MACD is known for signaling trend reversals in traded securities or indices. It is the difference between the 26-day and 12-day exponential moving averages. A nine-day exponential moving average called the ‘signal line’, is plotted on top of the MACD to indicate ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ opportunities. Read more

Mahindra & Mahindra gains after September Quarter Profit rises to Rs 1432 crore

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) gained 5 percent to Rs 905 after the company's Net profit rose 785.15% to Rs 1431.73 crore in the quarter ended September 2021 as against Rs 161.75 crore during the previous quarter ended September 2020 due to a low base but the operating performance was hit by higher input prices. The company's revenue grew 15 percent year-on-year (YoY) to Rs 13,305 crore during the quarter under review, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) declined 19 percent to Rs 1,660 crore. The company said it sold 99,334 vehicles during the period under review, up 9 percent from 91,536 units in the second quarter of last fiscal. On a consolidated basis, the Mahindra Group reported a PAT of Rs 1,929 crore as compared with Rs 615 crore in the Q2 of 2020-21.M&M said its auto business continues to maintain a strong booking pipeline for its key products. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 112.16, Nifty at 18044.25

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 112.16 points or 0.19% at 60,433.45, and the Nifty was down 24.20 points or 0.13% at 18,044.30. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), State Bank of India (SBI), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel were top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Titan Company, HCL Tech, ITC were among the top index draggers. Nifty Bank index was down 0.18 percent, while Nifty Financial Services fell 0.7 percent. The Nifty Auto index was the top sectoral gainer, up over 1 percent. The Capital Goods, Energy, and Oil & Gas indices were also up around a percent each. The Metal index, however, was down 0.8 percent. The BSE midcap index was up 0.8 percent and smallcap index rose 0.67 percent.

Central govt policies of unifying rules across states will help the country in the long run : Mark Mobius

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Veteran investor Mark Mobius has allocated almost half of his emerging-markets fund to India and Taiwan to help offset a slide in China shares that has dragged down returns from developing nations as a whole. “People say emerging markets look bad because China is dragging down the index, but they have to look at other areas such as India that are going up,” said Mobius, who founded Mobius Capital Partners LLP after a career at Franklin Templeton Investments. Mobius’ bullish view on India clashes with those of analysts at Morgan Stanley and Nomura Holdings Inc., who have downgraded the stock market after the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex Index more than doubled from a March 2020 low. Emerging-market equities have trailed behind their developed-nation peers this year, held back by losses in China as the government has roiled markets with a widespread regulatory crackdown. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex at 60,531 levels, down 14 points, and Nifty unchanged at 18,068 levels

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started flat, with a negative bias, today(9th Nov.2021) amid profit booking in financial, metals, and FMCG space. In early deals, the 30-pack Sensex index was at 60,531 levels, down 14 points or 0.02 percent. Its NSE counterpart, Nifty50, meanwhile, was unchanged at 18,068 levels. Divi's Labs, ONGC, M&M, Hindalco, and Tata Motors were the top-performing stocks on the 50-share index while Britannia, HDFC, HDFC Bank, Infosys, and Power Grid were the top laggards. On the contrary, the MidCap and SmallCap indices on the BSE were up 0.6 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. Among individual stocks, TVS Motor Company surged 10 percent in the mid-cap space amid reports that the company is evaluating the possibility of a fund raising exercise for its Electric Vehicle business. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 478 points, Nifty at 18068.55

Monday, November 8, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 477.99 points or 0.80% at 60,545.61, and the Nifty was up 151.70 points or 0.85% at 18,068.50. Maruti Suzuki, Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T, Bharti Airtel, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Titan Company were top index gainers. IndusInd Bank, Asian Paints, M&M, Tata Steel, HCL Tech, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), TCS, Infosys top Sensex draggers. Except for pharma and bank all other sectoral indices ended in the green with capital goods, PSU Bank, IT, metal, power, oil & gas, and realty indices up 1-2 percent. The BSE Consumer Durables index surged 2.2 percent. The Capital Goods, Oil & Gas, and Power indices were up around 1.5 percent each. The Healthcare index, however, was down 0.7 percent. Nifty Bank fell 0.75 percent, while Nifty Pharma plunged over 2 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up a percent, and the Smallcap index added 0.7 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 92 points at 59,975 levelsand Nifty at 17,878 levels, down 38 points

Monday, November 8, 2021
Equity markets were volatile on the first trading day of Samvat 2078(8th November 2021). After hitting an opening high of 60,434, the BSE Sensex gave up gains and was down 92 points at 59,975 levels in early deals. Its NSE counterpart Nifty50, on the other hand, was at 17,878 levels, down 38 points. IndusInd Bank was the biggest loser, down 10 percent, amid reports of lapses in governance and accounting norms related to allegedly 'evergreen' loans running into thousands of crores since the outbreak of Covid-19. On its part, IndusInd Bank on Saturday admitted that its micro-finance arm gave nearly 84,000 loans "without customer consent" due to a "technical glitch" on May 21, but denied whistleblowers' allegations of "evergreening". Sun Pharma, Asian Paints, Tata Steel, M&M, HCL Tech, and HDFC Bank were some of the other tops drags on the 30-pack index. On the upside, L&T, Kotak Bank, Maruti Suzuki, and Airtel were trading with up to 1 percent gains. Read more

Paytm, 2 other public issues to open next week

Friday, November 5, 2021
With three firms- One97 Communications, owner of Paytm; Sapphire Foods India, which operates KFC and Pizza Hut outlets; and Latent View Analytics set to launch their initial share-sales to collectively mop up about Rs 21,000 crore, the hectic fundraising through IPOs will continue next week. This comes after five companies successfully concluded their public offerings (IPOs) this week. The three-day IPOs of Paytm, Sapphire Foods India, and Latent View Analytics are scheduled to open on November 8, November 9, and November 10, respectively. So far in 2021, as many as 46 companies have floated their IPOs to raise Rs 80,102 crore and market experts believe that the year should close with the Rs 1-lakh crore primary market fundraising. Read more

Bull run can be expected next week as optimism for economy rises

Friday, November 5, 2021
Benchmark equity indices are likely to extend their gains next week as investor optimism for the ongoing economic recovery strengthens on the back of the government's move to cut excise duty on retail fuel according to the market analysts. The Nifty50 and BSE Sensex rose over 1 percent this week despite closing lower in two out of the four sessions. Analysts suggested that a major part of the recent correction for the market seems behind us as focus shifts to a sharp recovery in the economy in the October quarter. The government on Wednesday cut excise duty on retail fuel, which analysts believe could reduce concerns over high inflation and provide impetus to the domestic consumer economy. The move is also likely to provide some relief to sectors like logistics where high fuel costs have eaten into margins. Read more

Muhurat Trading session to be held today (6:15 pm to 7:15 pm)

Thursday, November 4, 2021
The Muhurat Trading session to be held on Thursday(4th Nov.2021) evening is considered one of the auspicious occasions to invest in the stock market. This year, the Muhurat trading session will begin at 6:15 pm and end at 7:15 pm. The session will mark the end of the previous Samvat 2077 and the beginning of a new year for the financial community. Sentiment heading into the session has been muted given the correction seen in the market over the past two weeks. Hence the correction has provided buying opportunities in certain large-cap stocks. Indian Energy Exchange, Container Corporation of India, Honeywell Automation, Whirlpool of India, Clean Science Tech, and KPR Mill are some such stocks as suggested by some analysts. Read more

SBI Q2 profits jumps 67 percent to ₹ 7,627 Crore

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday reported a 67 percent year-on-year (YoY) jump in net profit at Rs 7,627 crore in the July-September quarter (Q2FY22), with easing asset quality pressure and fall in provisions & credit cost.SBI's net profit in the second quarter of the current financial year jumped 67 percent to ₹ 7,627 crores from ₹ 4,574.16 crores during the same quarter last year. The bank's earnings were better than estimates as analysts polled by Reuters expected SBI to report a net profit of ₹ 7,182 crores.Net interest income of the lender jumped 10.6 percent YoY to Rs 31,184 crore during the quarter under review. The domestic net interest margin of the lender stood at 3.50 percent in Q2FY22, up 16 bps YoY.SBI has incurred an exceptional item during the second quarter after it fully provisioned ₹7,418 crores on account of a change in family pension rules, even as the regulator granted dispensation to amortize in 5 years. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 257 points, Nifty at 17829.20

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 257.14 points or 0.43% at 59,771.92, and the Nifty was down 59.80 points or 0.33% at 17,829.20 for the second straight day on the back of selling pressure in select index heavyweights, like Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, and HDFC Bank. Larsen & Toubro Ltd. was the top Sensex gainer, up 4%, followed by Ultratech Cement, Asian Paints, and State Bank of India. Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank were among the top laggards. About 1509 shares have advanced, 1662 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. The BSE Capital Goods and Realty indices were up over 2 percent each. On the other hand, The Telecom, Bankex, Auto and Consumer Durables indices declined over a percent each. India VIX closed in the red.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 311 points at 60,340, and Nifty gained 92 points at 17,981

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The key benchmark indices managed to hover near the highs of the day(3rd Nov.2021) due to buying support in select index heavyweights like - HDFC, Larsen & Toubro, and Infosys. The BSE Sensex was up 311 points at 60,340, and the NSE Nifty had gained 92 points at 17,981. The broader markets were also seen holding gains towards the end of the first hour of trades. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were up 0.5 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. The breadth too was fairly positive early on, with two advancing shares for every single declining stock on the BSE. Larsen & Toubro was up 3.3 percent at Rs 1,876 and was the top gainer among the Sensex 30 stocks. Tech Mahindra, UltraTech Cement, and Kotak Bank were the other prominent gainers. On the other hand, Sun Pharma has slipped 1.5 percent. Read more

Sun Pharma Q2 Results : Profit Rises 13% In September

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Shares of the country's leading drug maker - Sun Pharma on Tuesday reported a 13 percent year-on-year (YoY) rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 2,047 crore, compared to Rs 1,813 crore reported in the same quarter in 2020. which was sharply above analysts’ expectations. Strong operating performance and healthy revenue growth supported the bottom line during the quarter. Analysts had expected the company to report a consolidated net profit of Rs 1,698.7 crore and revenues of Rs 9,443.4 crore for the reported quarter. Consolidated revenue came in higher at Rs 9,626 crore for the quarter, compared to Rs 8,553 crore in September 2020 quarter, registering a 12.5 percent growth. Sun Pharma's India sales jumped 26 percent to ₹ 3,187 crores while its sales in the US came in at $361 million, up 8 percent annually. Sun Pharma's EBITDA also known as operating profit came in at ₹ 2,560.8 crores, up 21 percent over Q2 last year, with a resulting EBITDA margin of 26.8 percent. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ended 109 points lower at 60,029 while Nifty settled with a loss of 41 points at 17,889

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The broader markets outperformed the key benchmark indices in trade today(2nd Nov.2021) on the back of buying in auto and realty shares. The BSE benchmark index, the Sensex, jumped to a high of 60,421 in early trade, but eventually ended 109 points lower at 60,029. The NSE Nifty rallied past the 18,000-mark, in opening deals to a high of 18,012, but soon the rally fizzled and the index dropped to a low of 17,848. The Nifty 50 index finally settled with a loss of 41 points at 17,889. The broader markets outperformed the key benchmark indices with a huge margin. The BSE Midcap index was up 0.6 percent at 25,869, and the Smallcap index surged 1.1 percent to 28,607. The overall market breadth was also fairly positive, with 1,952 advancing shares as against 1,301 declining stocks on the BSE. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex at 60,118 levels, down 21 points,while at 17,923, down 6 points

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Profit-booking in metals, pharma, and select market heavyweights like Reliance Industries, HDFC, ITC, SBI, and Tech M has brought the benchmark indices off highs today(2nd Nov.2021) At 10:10 AM, the Sensex index was at 60,118 levels, down 21 points, while the Nifty50 was at 17,923, down 6 points. In the broader market, however, the BSE MidCap index was up 0.4 percent and the BSE SmallCap index was up 0.8 percent. Sectorally, shares of the companies engaged in the Shipping business were rallying on the bourses after data showed exports in the month of October surged over 40 percent. Shreyas Shipping rallied over 13 percent in the intra-day trade, followed by GE Shipping Corp (4 percent), and SCI (3 percent). The Nifty Healthcare index was down 1 percent with Sun Pharma falling over 3 percent, Dr. Reddy's Labs (1.5 percent), and Dr. LalPath Labs (1 percent). In the currency markets, the rupee opened at 74.85 per US dollar compared with Monday's close of 74.87/$.

Closing Bell: Sensex settled with a gain of 831 points at 60,138 and Nifty ended 258 points higher at 17,930

Monday, November 1, 2021
The markets reversed its 3-day losing streak led by renewed buying interest in IT and select financial shares. The BSE Sensex reclaimed the 60,000-mark, and surged to a high of 60,220, before settling with a gain of 831 points at 60,138. The NSE Nifty touched a high of 17,954 and ended 258 points higher at 17,930. India VIX was down 1.4 percent at 17.18. The broader markets also logged strong gains. The BSE Midcap index surged 1.8 percent, while the Smallcap index moved up 1.1 percent. Among sectors, the BSE Realty index soared 3.7 percent, while the Telecom and Metal indices surged around 3.5 percent each. The IT index was up 2.3 percent, and the Bankex jumped 1.8 percent. The overall market breadth was also fairly positive, with 2,171 advancing shares versus 1,137 declining stocks on the BSE. Read more

Telecom stocks;Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea gain upto 7%

Monday, November 1, 2021
Shares of telecom service providers gained up to 7 percent on the BSE in today’s(1st Nov.2021) intra-day trade after RJio launched the much-awaited JioPhone Next. Jio Platforms (“Jio”), a majority-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries (RIL). JioPhone Next will be made available from November 4. The device is priced at Rs 6,499. However, the company is offering customers EMI options starting at Rs 300 per month with a down payment of Rs 1,999. According to ICICI Securities, the pricing per se is not disruptive given the slew of smartphones already available in the Rs 5,000-7,000 range as well as the current mix of Rs sub 3,000 phone and sub Rs 100 ARPU paid by existing lower strata of 2G users. “We expect Jio move to target ARPU up gradation as well as retention of its own existing low-cost JioPhone users,” the brokerage firm said in a note. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex was at 59,821 levels, up 514 points while Nifty at 17,815 levels, up 144 points

Monday, November 1, 2021
Dalal street started the day (1st Nov.2021) with a positive note driven by Supportive global cues, marginal ease in crude oil prices, and the ongoing earnings season. Besides, low-level buying after last week's profit-booking resulted in a bounce-back rally. In early deals, the BSE Sensex was at 59,821 levels, up 514 points or 0.87 percent, led by Bharti Airtel (up 3 percent), Axis Bank, Titan, Tech M, and Tata Steel. The Nifty50, on the other hand, was at 17,815 levels, up 144 points. In the broader markets, meanwhile, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 0.89 percent and 0.92 percent, respectively. Sectorally, the Nifty Realty index was up 3 percent, followed by the Nifty Metal index (up 1.4 percent). On the downside, the Nifty Auto index was down 0.5 percent. Read more

Closing Bell : High volatility;BSE Sensex ended 678 points lower at 59,307 and Nifty down 185 points at 17,672

Friday, October 29, 2021
Today(29th Oct.2021) the markets exhibited a high amount of volatility for the second day in a row on the back of unabated selling pressure in select index heavyweights. The BSE Sensex tumbled to a low of 59,089, but eventually ended 678 points lower at 59,307. In the process, the BSE index has now shed 5 percent (2,938 points) from its recent peak of 62,245. The NSE Nifty logged its second straight weekly loss, down 185 points at 17,672. The Nifty has declined 3.8 percent (677 points) in the last two weeks. In intra-day trades on Friday, the 50-share index dipped to a low of 17,613 and was within striking distance of its 50-DMA (Daily Moving Average) at 17,570-odd levels. Read more

Extension given to Mr. Shaktikanta Das, RBI governor, is good for the markets

Friday, October 29, 2021
According to expert economists, the extension given to Mr. Shaktikanta Das, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is good news for the market, as the economy is in the preparation mode for a takeoff. The government has quite rightly made the announcement before the term came to an end so that there is certainty on all sides. From a market perspective, this means that the mindset of the Governor is known and there will be no surprises. While it is true that institutions are more important than the person, the ideology and approach of Governors of central banks are important. Mr. Das has followed a very cogent approach of patiently hearing out the market before taking any decision, which has been a strength. There have hence been some major achievements under his first term, which has helped the economy and market. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex down 743 points at 59,241 levels while Nifty at 17,676-mark, down 180 points

Friday, October 29, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices extended yesterday's decline today(29th Oct.2021) as well with the frontline S&P BSE Sensex sliding 743 points at 59,241 levels, while the Nifty50 at 17,676-mark, down 180 points. Only 2 constituents, Tata Steel and Asian Paints were trading in the green on the Sensex, while Bajaj Finserv, NTPC, IndusInd Bank, and L&T fewere leading the list of losers. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap declined 1.5 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively. Dalal Street is witnessing an across-the-board sell-off with banks being the worst lot. The Nifty PSU Bank index is down 2.6 percent while the Nifty Bank index is trading over 2 percent lower. All other key sectoral indices were down up to 1 percent. Read more

Paytm pegs IPO at $20 bn valuation

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Paytm officially revealed for the first time today(28th Oct.2021) that its IPO will be at a $19.5 billion to $20 billion valuations. Paytm was valued at $16 billion when it raised funds two years ago. The IPO was priced at a lower valuation so that more people can participate, the company said. Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma said, "Our life is going to become QSQT now or quarter se quarter tak (from one quarter to next)." He added that there is no interesting acquisition target on the horizon and the company is more focused on building itself as compared to buying. "But never say never," he added. The payments unicorn claims to have become contribution margin neutral, meaning it is recouping its cost from operating revenue. The company's contribution margin grew 198 percent to Rs 245 crore in Q1FY22 compared to the corresponding quarter in the previous financial year. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex closed 1,158 points lower at 59,985 and Nifty lost 354 points to end the day at 17,857 levels

Thursday, October 28, 2021
The key benchmark indices broke respective psychological levels in trade today(28th Oct.2021) amid heavy broad-based sell-off. While the Sensex closed 1,158 points lower at 59,985, the Nifty lost 354 points to end the day at 17,857 levels. At the end of the day, the Nifty has slipped below its 20-DMA, which has opened the door for further downside, technical analysts said. "Relentless selling by FIIs is a key reason for this correction in the market. The next support level for the Nifty is around 17,650 level. Below this, 17,450-17,250 will be the next support zone. On the upside, 18,150-18,300 has become an immediate supply zone," said Santosh Meena, head of research at Swastika Investment. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex at 60,962 levels, down 181 points while Nifty at 18,139 levels, down 72 points

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started in the negative territory today(28th Oct.2021), ahead of the monthly F&O expiry later today. In early deals, the BSE Sensex was at 60,962 levels, down 181 points or 0.3 percent led dragged by Titan, ICICI Bank, and ITC. Its NSE counterpart Nifty50 was at 18,139 levels, down 72 points or 0.4 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped up to 0.34 percent. Among individual stocks, shares of ITC dipped 2 percent after the cigarette-to-hotels major reported a 10.09 percent YoY increase in consolidated profit at Rs 3,763.73 crore in the September quarter of FY22, led by a recovery across segments. Meanwhile, Titan shed 4 percent after the jewelry firm's net profit jumped 270.5 percent to Rs 641 crore in Q2FY22 when compared to Rs 173 crore during the same period last year at a consolidated level, riding on recovery in demand across its consumer businesses. Read more

Today's Market Movers

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The 65 percent decline in Maruti Suzuki Q2 profit could not drag the auto stock any further. Instead, the stock rose 0.40 percent, on a bad day for the market, to close at Rs 7,325.20 on the BSE. The company said adverse commodity prices and lower sales volume due to electronic component shortages impacted its performance in the September quarter. What might have lifted sentiment is the fact that the company had more than 2,00,000 pending customer orders at the end of the quarter. Analyst views are awaited though. Asian Paints climbed 4.43 percent to Rs 3,094.40 after a couple of brokerages said their interactions with dealers suggest the paintmaker plans to execute another 15-45 percent price increase, effective November 12. This is in addition to the recent 7.5 percent price increases, they said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex lost 207 points and closed at 61,143 while Nifty ended 57 points lower at 18,211

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
In today's trading, the key benchmark indices ended in red as select financial shares extended losses at close. The BSE Sensex had touched a high of 61,577 in morning deals but slipped to a low of 60,989 at the fag end of the day. The Sensex finally ended with a loss of 207 points at 61,143. The NSE Nifty from a high of 18,342, slipped to a low of 18,168, and eventually ended 57 points lower at 18,211. India VIX was up 0.8 percent at 16.88. The broader indices also trimmed gains towards the end. The BSE Midcap index ended a wee bit in green at 25,591 as against the day's high of 25,757. The Smallcap index settled at 28,534, up 0.3 percent as against the day's high of 28,696. The overall breadth was marginally positive, with 1,780 advancing shares as against 1,466 declining stocks on the BSE. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 37 points at 61,387 levels and Nifty at 18,284 levels, up 16 points

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Healthy corporate earnings and tepid trading among Asian markets, led to a volatile start for benchmarks in Indian markets today(26th Oct.2021). In early deals, the frontline BSE Sensex was trading at 61,387 levels, up 37 points, supported by Asian Paints, Dr. Reddy's Labs, and ITC. The Nifty50, on the other hand, was at 18,284 levels, up 16 points. Among individual stocks, Axis Bank slipped nearly 4 percent amid profit booking after the private lender posted its highest-ever quarterly profit of Rs 3,133 crore, backed by robust growth in fee income and a sharp fall in provisions. Bajaj Finance was also down 3 percent on profit booking after Q2 consolidated net jumped 53 percent to Rs 1,481 crore for the quarter ended September on healthy interest income. Total income rose 19 percent YoY to Rs 7,732 crore. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ended 383 points higher at 61,350 while Nifty with a gain of 143 points settlled at 18,268

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The key benchmark indices gyrated between zones in trade day before firming up in the latter half of the trading session taking cues from the broader markets. The BSE Sensex opened marginally higher at 60,997 but soon jumped to a high of 61,405. The BSE index thereafter slipped into the negative zone on account of weakness in select index heavyweights only to bounce back in the green. Aggressive buying towards the fag end of the trading day, saw the Sensex jump to a high of 61,498, and finally, end 383 points higher at 61,350. The NSE Nifty moved in a range of 211 points, between a high of 18,310 and a low of 18,099, before settling with a gain of 143 points at 18,268. Read more

MARKET VIEW: Broader market tide is receding

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
According to experts, there are two important trends in the market now. One, there is selling pressure in the broader market. While Nifty is up 1.52 % for the last one month, Nifty Small-cap is down 1.11%. Nifty Mid-cap is down 8% from its peak. Two, FIIs are continuously selling in the market; they have sold Rs 10300 cr worth equity in the last 5 days in the cash market. If this FII selling sustains that would be a major drag on the market. The 8% correction in the mid-cap space is not getting reflected in the large-cap indices. The run-up in many micro-caps and penny stocks has been totally irrational. There are clear signs of the broader market tide receding.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 61,231 levels, up 263 points while Nifty testing 18,200 levels

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
In Indian markets, the frontline indices extended their winning ways into the second day, on the back of across-the-board buying. Positive global cues also lent support to the markets in early trade, the headline S&P BSE Sensex was at 61,231 levels, up 263 points or 0.43 percent while the Nifty50 index was testing 18,200 levels. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.4 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively. Among individual stocks, Tech M shares surged over 5 percent in early trade after the company's Q2FY22 net rose 25.8 percent YoY to Rs 1,339 crore, while revenue grew 16.1 percent YoY to Rs 10,881 crore. However, CEAT shares declined over 6 percent after Q2FY22 net plunged 76.9 percent to Rs 42 crore as against Rs 181.9 crore in Q2FY21. Revenue, however, was up 23.9 percent at Rs 2,451.8 crore from Rs 1,978.5 crore in the same period. Read more

CLOSING BELL: Sensex snaps 4-day losing run, index rises 145 pts; Nifty ends at 18,125

Monday, October 25, 2021
After a volatile start, the benchmark indices gained ground to trade on a firm footing amid gains in banking stocks. A firm start for the European markets also helped the market sentiments. The BSE Sensex reclaimed the 61,000 mark and was up 291 points or 0.48 percent at 61,113. Meanwhile, NSE Nifty traded at 18,169, 55 points or 0.3 percent higher. ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and SBI were the top Sensex contributors. The broader markets, on the other hand, languished with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices down over 1 percent each. The Nifty Bank hit a fresh 52-week high. Realty and IT counters were off day's low but still down 1 percent and worst losers. The BSE index after touching a low of 60,450, bounced back into the positive zone as ICICI Bank and select banking shares extended gains. The Sensex finally snapped its 4-day losing streak and ended 145 points higher at 60,967. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 115 points at 60,706 while Nifty below 18,100 mark, down 60 points

Monday, October 25, 2021
The Indian markets were off to a volatile start today(25th Oct.2021) as investors assessed the September quarter results of index heavyweights. Meanwhile, the choppy Asian market mood also rubbed off on investor sentiment back home. At 9.30 am, Sensex was down 115 points at 60,706 while Nifty was below the 18,100 mark, down 60 points. Nifty Realty was the worst sectoral performer, followed by Pharma, IT, and FMCG. The banking and financial sectors held ground in an otherwise weak market. Broader markets tumbled in tandem with benchmarks, while the volatility index, India VIX, spiked 5%. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ended with a minor loss of 100 points at 60,822 andNifty settled 63 points lower at 18,115

Friday, October 22, 2021
Financial shares came to the rescue of the benchmark indices for the second straight day, today (22nd Oct.2021) as select index heavyweights weighed under selling pressure. The BSE benchmark index, the Sensex, opened 120-odd points higher at 61,044 and rallied to a high of 61,420 on the back of fresh buying in early trades. Selling pressure re-emerged in the second half of the trading session, with ITC, technology, and metal stocks leading the fall. The BSE 30-share index slid to a low of 60,551 - down 869 points from the day's high. The Sensex eventually ended with a minor loss of 100 points at 60,822. The NSE Nifty from a high of 18,314, dropped to a low of 18,034, and finally settled 63 points lower at 18,115. The India VIX declined 1.8 percent to 17.70. Read more

Big Indian companies are steping up investments following the post pandemic

Friday, October 22, 2021
With healthy cash reserves and aided by stronger balance sheets post-Covid, Indian companies are looking to step up their capital expenditure and investment plans. Industry captains and analysts say a mix of factors such as accommodative monetary policy and lower interest rates, reduced corporate tax rates and government incentives such as Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, global liquidity, and upward commodities cycle are fueling optimism among companies. "Corporates are sitting on cash as profitability has picked up in the post-pandemic period. They are looking to invest in order to capture available opportunities of increased government spending, divestment, consumer demand revival, and export market. PLI scheme and revival of real estate and housing will make a positive impact on the investment cycle. We believe sectors like IT pharma steel, sugar, cement, real estate, and infrastructure will take lead on investment" says an economic expert. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex at 61,327 levels, up 403 points while the Nifty at 18,281 level, up 103 points

Friday, October 22, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices are holding on to their opening highs, although some pressure in the metal space is capping gains. At 10:05 AM, the BSE Sensex index was at 61,327 levels, up 403 points or 0.66 percent. It touched an intra-day high of 61,420 levels earlier today (22nd Oct.2021). NSE Nifty, too, was off the morning high of 18,314 level, and quoted at 18,281 level, up 103 points. Among individual stocks, shares of the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) rallied 10 percent to Rs 832.85 on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade, after the company posted strong earnings for the second quarter ended September 2021 (Q2FY21) and also announced bonus shares in the ratio of 2:1. The stock, however, partially pared gains and was trading 4 percent higher at Rs 789.15 on the BSE.

Rakesh Jhujhunwala ups stake in Tata Motors DVR

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Ace investor Rakesh Jhujhunwala has bought an additional 10 million equity shares in Tata Motors DVR in July-September (Q2FY22), increasing his stake in the Tata Group company to 3.93 percent in Q2 from 1.97 percent at the end of June quarter (Q1), according to the shareholding pattern filed by the company. As per the data, Rakesh Radheshyam Jhunjhunwala held a 2.70 percent stake or 13.75 million equity shares in Tata Motors DVR in Q2, as against a 1.97 percent stake (10 million shares) in the previous quarter. The ace investor has purchased a 1.23 percent stake or 6.25 million shares in name of Rakesh Jhujhunwala during the quarter, against nil or below 1 percent holding in the previous quarter, data shows. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Differential Voting Rights (DVR) shares are shares that are permitted to be issued with differential voting and differential dividend rights. Read more

Closing Bell :Sensex down 337, Nifty at 18178.10

Thursday, October 21, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 336.46 points or 0.55% at 60,923.50, and the Nifty was down 88.50 points or 0.48% at 18,178.10. Kotak Mahindra Bank rallied 6.5% to close as the top Sensex gainer, followed by HDFC, ICICI Bank, NTPC, and State Bank of India. Asian Paints, Reliance Industries, and Infosys were the worst performing Sensex constituents. About 1580 shares have advanced, 1627 shares declined, and 130 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty Bank gained 1.7 percent, PSU Bank, auto, oil & gas, and power indices ended in the green, while metal, IT, energy, and FMCG indices ended lower. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively.

Asian Paints down 7 percent post Q2 results

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Shares of Asian Paint were down 7 percent, hitting an over two-month low of Rs 2,961 on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade, after the company, reported a 29 percent fall in the net profit to Rs 605.2 crore in Q2FY22 as against Rs 852 crore in the same quarter a year ago, while its revenue jumped by 32.6 percent to Rs 7096 crore in the July-September quarter of FY22 versus Rs 5350 crore during the same quarter in FY21. The company’s bottom line performance missed expectations of all eight brokerages polled by ETMarkets.com.The company’s board also approved an interim dividend of Rs 3.65 per share at its meeting held earlier today. The decline in the company’s bottom line was largely due to a sharp spike in expenses during the quarter. Asian Paints’ total expenses jumped 49 percent on-year to Rs 6,418.2 crore led by a 73 percent rise in the cost of raw materials. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex, touched a high of 61,621 in opening trades, and then slipped to a low of 61,164while the Nifty more or less unmoved at 18,267

Thursday, October 21, 2021
The BSE Sensex touched a high of 61,621 in opening trades and then slipped to a low of 61,164. The 30-share index was now down 21 points at 61,239. The NSE Nifty was more or less unmoved at 18,267. Experts say that the ongoing market correction is not an overreaction and can sustain in the near term due to high valuations. However, in the future Indian corporates will benefit from the reforms & China plus one strategy which happened during 2020-21. Alongside, the long-term economy & market trend is intact due to further re-opening of the economy, low-interest cycle, and fiscal & private spending. This correction will give leeway for value-buying, defensives, and upcoming stocks & sectors that evolved from this new demand. Read more

IRCTC tanks nearly 50 per cent from record high. Should you buy

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corp (IRCTC) stock tanked nearly 50 percent in two days after touching a record high of Rs 6396 on account of profit booking. It declined 18 percent to hit an intraday low of Rs 4371.25 on the Bombay Stock ExchangeThe market capitalization of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has declined to Rs 69,936 crore in intra-day trade today. It touched Rs 1.02 lakh crore in intra-day trade on Tuesday and has been included among nine stocks/securities under futures and options (F&O) ban for trade by the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. On this speculation, investors started squaring up their positions and booked profits in the stock. In the past six months, the market price of IRCTC has appreciated by nearly 300 percent from the level of Rs 1,612, as compared to a 30 percent rally in the S&P BSE Sensex during the same period till yesterday. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 456 points, Nifty at 18266.60

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 456.09 points or 0.74% at 61,259.96, and the Nifty was down 152.20 points or 0.83% at 18,266.60 on account of profit-taking in metals, energy, capital goods, and consumer-related stocks like FMCG, durables, and discretionary goods & services. Bharti Airtel was the top gainer on Sensex, gaining 4%, followed by State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance. Titan was the worst-performing Sensex stock, falling 2.62%, followed by HUL, NTPC, and Bajaj Finserv. About 877 shares have advanced, 2351 shares declined, and 115 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index shed 1.9 percent at 25,915, and the Smallcap index tumbled 2.3 percent to 28,879. The BSE Consumer Durables index plunged 3.3 percent. The Basic Materials, Utilities, and Metal indices dropped 2.3-2.5 percent each. The Power and Realty indices were down around 2 percent each, while the FMCG and Industrials declined 1.5 percent. The BSE Telecom index, however, gained 3 percent at 1,797.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex up 394 points at 62,159 and the Nifty down 64 points at 18,355

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened a quiet note amid positive global cues today(20th Oct.2021). The BSE Sensex opened 84 points higher at 61,800, and after touching a high of 61,873, the index soon slipped into the negative zone. The BSE Sensex was down 164 points at 61,553. The NSE Nifty touched a high of 18,458 but was down 64 points at 18,355. Among the Sensex 30 stocks, Tata Steel has slipped 1.5 percent. Asian Paints, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Auto, IndusInd Bank, and NTPC are the prominent losers. On the other hand, Nestle India, Larsen & Toubro, HCL Technologies, Infosys, and Bajaj Finance were up marginally. In the broader market, IRCTC has hit the 10 percent lower circuit at Rs 4,830. The stock had crossed the Rs 1 trillion mark yesterday in intraday deals after it hit a fresh all-time high at Rs 6,393. Mastek and Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) have also tumbled over 10 percent each. Read more

Indian Energy Exchange gains 20 percent on bonus share plan

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) gained 20% to a record high of Rs 956.15 on Tuesday, after the energy trading platform said it would consider a bonus issue of shares on october 21st.Increased economic activity after the second wave of the coronavirus has resulted in a shortage in coal supply and driven up electricity demand, proving a boon for New Delhi-based IEX which controls 95% of the power exchange market.The company board will consider and approve the unaudited financial results for the quarter and half year ended September 30, 2021 on Thursday. IEX is the premier electricity exchange in India, which facilitates electricity trade. IEX commands a market share of around 95% in the power exchange market. The stock has surged surged around 160% in the past six months whereas it has delivered multibagger return of over 315% in 2021 (year-to-date) so far. Read more

HUL Q2 results:Numbers good, revenue slightly higher than estimated: Experts

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
HUL could be gaining market share in the fabric care business. So that is happening right now and probably would continue in the forthcoming quarters, say experts. According to the prima facie, the HUL numbers are upbeat. In their estimates, both profit, as well as the EBITDA numbers, look higher than what is estimated. Even the revenue number is slightly higher than what they estimated. So the numbers overall look good. We will have to look at it in terms of the volume numbers and the second important factor will be the gross margins. "We were estimating around 5% volume growth for the quarter but the number could probably be slightly higher or in line. We will have to wait and watch out for the volume numbers but our estimate was 5% for the quarter" they say. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 50 points, Nifty at 18418.75

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 49.54 points or 0.08% at 61716.05, and the Nifty was down 58.20 points or 0.31% at 18418.80. Tech Mahindra was the top index gainer, followed by Larsen & Toubro, Infosys, and Bajaj Finserv. ITC was the top loser on Sensex, followed by HUL, Titan, and Tata Steel. About 959 shares have advanced, 2321 shares declined, and 122 shares are unchanged. The Nifty IT index is up 2.35 percent, the Nifty Realty is down 4.8 percent, the PSB index down3.7 percent, and the FMCG index down3 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended nearly 2 per cent down each, India VIX gained 1.11%.

Top Nomura analyst cuts RIL rating for first time in years

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
A downgrade of Reliance Industries Ltd by Nomura Holdings Inc. analyst Anil Sharma’s team will pique investor interest for multiple reasons. Apart from the timing, with commodities hitting new records and Reliance’s earnings due on Friday, this move to slash billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s oil-to-tech conglomerate to neutral from buy may carry more weight with investors due to the analyst’s background. It’s also the broker’s first downgrade on the stock in many years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. While the outlook for Reliance’s key businesses has continued to improve, the company’s valuations look expensive after a recent surge in its shares, Sharma and his associate Aditya Bansal wrote in a note dated Oct. 18. Shares have risen more than 30% from the end of July, compared with an 18% advance in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex Index. Read more

The Indian economy is picking up leaving behind the shadow of the pandemic: RBI report

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The Indian economy is picking up leaving behind the shadow of the pandemic as consumer demand improves and supply constraints ease due to strong Kharif agricultural production and revival in manufacturing and services. Also, softer food prices are aligning headline inflation closer to the target of 5.3 percent for FY'22. "The green shoots of revival have spilled out of the high-frequency indicators and on to the headline metrics in a recovery that is progressively solidifying," the report said. RBI's Economic Activity Index (EIA) indicates that real GDP grew by 9.6 percent in July-September 2021

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 394 points at 62,159 and the NSE Nifty up 112 points at 18,589

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The Indian markets were trading on a firm note in morning trade today(19th Oct.2021), with the BSE Sensex up 394 points at 62,159, and the NSE Nifty up 112 points at 18,589. The broader market was also trading on a firm note, with both the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices up around 0.8 percent each. The overall market breadth was also largely positive, with nearly 1,700 advancing shares versus 1,100 declining stocks on the BSE. IRCTC joined the elite club of companies commanding Rs 1-trillion market capitalization (m-cap) on the BSE after its share price hit a new high of Rs 6,332.25 in the intra-day trade today. The shares rallied nearly 8 percent today and have zoomed 33 percent in the past five trading days and a whopping 293 percent in the last six months. L&T Infotech surged 10 percent to a high of Rs 6,496 on the NSE on the back of 21 percent YoY growth in Q2FY22 net at Rs 552 crore. Revenue was up 25.6 percent at Rs 3,767 crore in the same period.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 459 points, Nifty at 18477.05

Monday, October 18, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 459.64 points or 0.75% at 61,765.59, and the Nifty was up 138.50 points or 0.76% at 18,477. Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, ITC, and Maruti were the top prominent gainers. On the other hand, HCL Technologies and Mahindra & Mahindra were the losers followed by Dr. Reddy's, Asian Paints and Bajaj Auto were the other notable losers. About 1677 shares have advanced, 1563 shares declined, and 127 shares are unchanged. Bank Nifty zoomed 0.87% and closed at 39,684. Except for pharma, all other sectoral indices ended in the green with Metal, Power, and PSU Bank indices added 2-4 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up a percent at 26,952, and the Smallcap index added 0.7 percent to 30,101. India VIX jumped 9% to end at 17.19 levels.

Govt approves 31 proposals for telecom PLI scheme entailing Rs 3,345 cr investment

Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Department of Telecom today(14th Oct.2021) approved 31 proposals entailing an investment of Rs 3,345 crore over the next four and a half years. "The investment of Rs 3,345 crore in the next 4.5 years is just a beginning. Government is helping you (industry players) as a catalyst," Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan said. The companies selected for the PLI scheme include Nokia India, HFCL, Dixon Technologies, Flextronics, Foxconn, Coral Telecom, VVDN Technologies, Akashastha Technologies, and GS India. The DoT notified the PLI scheme for telecom and networking products on February 24, 2021, with a financial outlay of Rs 12,195 crore, over the five years. The scheme for telecom gear manufacturing in India is expected to encourage the production of equipment worth Rs 2.44 lakh crore and create direct and indirect employment for about 40,000 people. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex registered a new high at 61,159 while Nifty touched a new summit at 18,295

Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Indian markets continue to trade on a firm note well supported by IT stocks following a good Q2 show today(14th Oct.2021). The BSE Sensex so far has registered a new high at 61,159 and was up 352 points at 61,089. The NSE Nifty touched a new summit at 18,295 and was up 111 points at 18,273. The BSE IT index has pared considerable gains but is still up 1.2 percent at 35,217. The index had touched a high of 35,794. The BSE Realty, Metal, and Capital Goods indices are the other major gainers, up 1.3-2.7 percent, each. Infosys which touched a high of Rs 1,784, was up 1.4 percent at Rs 1,733. Wipro touched a new high at Rs 723.65 on the BSE and continues to trade firm, at Rs 705, up 4.8 percent. Tech Mahindra has gained 1.4 percent, while HCL Technologies has slipped into the red, down 0.8 percent at Rs 1,255 ahead of its results. Read more

Infosys Quaterly Result

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The country's second-largest IT services company Infosys reported consolidated profit at Rs 5,421crore in the quarter ended September 2021 quarter, up 12 percent year on year. It was ₹4,845 crores in the year-ago period and sequentially grew by 4.3 percent from ₹5,195 crores in the June quarter. Revenue for the quarter was up 20 percent at Rs 29,602 crore, from Rs 24,570 crore in the year-ago period. The company has revised the revenue guidance for FY22 to 16.5%-17.5% but retained the margin guidance at 22%-24%. The Board has also approved an interim dividend of ₹15 per equity share.“Our stellar performance and robust growth outlook continue to demonstrate our strategic focus and the strength of our digital offerings,” said Salil Parekh, CEO at Infosys in a press statement. Parekh said that the continued momentum in the business has given Infosys the confidence to raise its guidance for growth in revenues in 2021-22 to 16.5-17.5 percent from 14-16 percent earlier Read more

Closing bell: Sensex gains 452 points, Nifty at 18161.75

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 452.74 points or 0.75% at 60,737.05, and the Nifty was up 169.80 points or 0.94% at 18,161.80 for the fifth straight session on Wednesday as macroeconomic tailwinds put stocks in top gear. Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, M&M, and Bharat Forge were the top gainers in today's Sensex pack. Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, Coal India, SBI Life Insurance, and HUL were among the big losers. About 1602 shares have advanced, 1504 shares declined, and 118 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index closed with gains of 1.62 percent after hitting a fresh lifetime high of 26,590 in the intra-day trade. The BSE SmallCap index, meanwhile, up 0.6 percent, after hitting a new peak of 29,846 in the intra-day session. The Nifty Realty index ended the session in the green led by the Nifty Auto index up 3.4 percent. While energy, infra, IT, metal, power, and capital goods indices are up 1 percent each.

Midcaps and smallcaps to contribute to profitability this time: Experts

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
People should always focus on high-quality companies but the opportunity set itself is going to be very different from the ones that we saw in 2018 and 2019 where the markets got very narrow on the top. I see a much wider breadth of industries starting to contribute to the overall profit pool, say, experts. Actually, they believe that while there has been a very strong consolidation in every sector and the big are getting bigger and the strong are getting stronger, the breadth of the market is likely to remain much wider and the opportunity set is likely to remain much wider. People should always focus on high-quality companies but the opportunity set itself is going to be very different from the ones that we saw in 2018 and 2019 where the markets got very narrow on the top. Read more

Sensex opened with a positive gap of 336 points at 60,620 and was quoted at 60,505 while Nifty up 83 points at 18,075

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Indian markets opened on a positive note today (13th Oct.2021), with benchmark indices scaling new peaks in opening trades, on the back of better-than-expected CPI September Inflation and August Industrial Output data. The headline inflation dropped to a 8-month low at 4.35 per cent, while the IIP grew at 11.9 per cent. The BSE Sensex opened with a positive gap of 336 points at 60,620, and was quoted at 60,505 at 09:17 AM. The NSE Nifty touched a high of 18,099 in opening deals, and was up 83 points at 18,075. Tata Motors zoomed 15 per cent to Rs 483.90 on the BSE after the company secured funding up to Rs 7,500 crore from TPG for its electric vehicle arm. This is the first major fundraising by an Indian carmaker to push mobility. Read more

Is Bitcoin headed towards record high?

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency was trading just above $57,000 as of 7:52 a.m. in London, some $7,700 shy of its April record. A recent rally in digital tokens like Bitcoin and second-ranked Ether contrasts with the travails of assets such as stocks, bonds and gold amid a bout of jitters in global markets. Record highs for Bitcoin are possible, maybe at around $80,000 to $85,000 based on chart patterns, say some experts. Bitcoin’s climb has activated an inverted head and shoulders chart pattern. The so-called measured objective for Bitcoin derived from this pattern is about $79,000, which would top the all-time high of almost $65,000 from April. A study of Bitcoin and Ether price momentum shows that short-term momentum has crossed above the longer term trend. Over the past five years, both tokens were significantly higher a year after each such crossover. Positioning in the options market suggests bets on a continuation of the Bitcoin advance. Read more

Rising prices of coal to effect on steel companies' September qtr earnings

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Rising prices of international coal – both coking and thermal - used in the making of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, respectively, are expected to have an impact on margins of metals companies in July-September quarter (Q2) as steel companies may see margins getting eroded, while the base firms could stand to benefit, said experts. Since metals is a cyclical sector, a year-on-year comparison for earnings would give a better picture. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and last year’s low base, sequential comparison has been taken in consideration to show a clearer picture on pricing and volume trend. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 83 points at 60,052 levels while Nifty down 10 points at 17,936

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The markets were exhibiting volatility in early morning trade today (12th Oct.2021), amid negative gloabl cues and stock specific trading action. The BSE Sensex touched a low of 59,992 in the opening deals, but soon recovered losses and jumped to a high of 60,264. The Sensex, however, could not hold gains for long, and slipped back into the negative zone, down 83 points at 60,052.The NSE Nifty 50 index was down 10 points at 17,936. The broader markets, however, were holding some gains. The BSE Midcap was up 0.1 per cent at 26,000, and the Smallcap index was up 0.2 per cent at 29,555. IT stocks continued to reel under selling pressure for the second straight day. The BSE IT index was down 0.4 per cent at 34,600. The BSE Realty index is the other major loser, down 0.8 per cent at 4,177. Read more

Tata Motors gains 39 percent in a month on a strong outlook

Monday, October 11, 2021
Shares of Tata Motors hit an over three-year high of Rs 415.30 as they rallied 8.5 per cent on the BSE in Monday’s intra-day trade, continuing their journey northward on the back of a strong growth outlook for Jaguar Land Rover products.The Tata group subsidiary's scrip has rallied around 21% in the past five sessions, whereas in a month, it has risen about 39%. The company, however, warned that retail sales of Jaguar Land Rover for three-month ended September 2021 was constrained by the impact of the global semiconductor shortage.Tata Motors is in the advanced stages to raise $1 billion through the stock sale of its electric vehicle unit, the Times of India reported on Friday. "The global semiconductor supply issue represents a significant near-term challenge for the industry which will take time to work through. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex 76.72, Nifty at 17,946.

Monday, October 11, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 76.72 points or 0.13 percent at 60,135.78, and the Nifty was up 50.80 points or 0.28 percent at 17,946. HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, ITC, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Kotak Mahindra, others contributed the most to the indices’ gain today. TCS, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, HCL Technologies and Wipro were among the losers.BSE Midcap index gained over half a per cent or 141 points to 25,978, while the SmallCap index added 0.60 per cent or 176 points. The Nifty Bank index hit a new liftime high of 38,495 in the intra-day trade before closing 1.4 per cent higher at 38,294 levels. The Nifty Auto index was the biggest gainer of the day, up 2.7 per cent, while the Nifty IT index declined the most, down over 3 per cent. India VIX, the volatility index, was up 2.8 per cent to settle at 16.09 levels.

Domestic benchmark indices regained their charm after initial weakness

Monday, October 11, 2021
Indian benchmark indices regained their charm after initial weakness today(11th Oct.2021) even as weak global cues weighed on investor morale. Expectation of a better September quarter earnings kept buying intact in most counters.IT stocks were the biggest drags on indices as the underwhelming earnings report by TCS disappointed investors. Rest of the sectors saw heavy buying. After opening in the red, benchmark indices climbed higher. At 10.55 am, BSE flagship Sensex was up 247 points or 0.41 per cent to 60,306. NSE benchmark Nifty advanced 95 points or 0.53 per cent to 17,990. The index hit 18,000 mark during the day. “On the technical front, markets are in a structurally positive trend. Strong support can be seen at 17,700 level and 18,100 level may act as a near-term resistance in Nifty50,” said an expert. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex drops 100 points, Nifty at 17,875

Monday, October 11, 2021
The renewed strength in the equity market, which got a boost from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) persisting with its accommodative monetary policy on Friday,8th October, could push the Nifty past the 18,000-mark in the days ahead. While investors will shift focus to September quarter earnings season starting this week, analysts warn that disappointments could take the wind out of their sails as stronger profits are seen as imperative to justify elevated share valuations. On 8th October (Friday), the Sensex reclaimed the 60,000 and the Nifty ended 0.6% shy of 18,000,though the market gave up a portion of early gains sparked by the Indian central bank's continued monetary support. Both indices had gained 2% last week, shrugging off global concerns over the likelihood of persistent high inflation, which is putting upward pressure on US bond yields.

Piramal Enterprises down 5 percent on demerger plan of pharma business

Friday, October 8, 2021
Shares of Piramal Enterprises were down 5 per cent to Rs 2,727.80 on the BSE in Friday's intra-day trade on profit booking after the company's board approved the demerger of the pharmaceuticals business and simplification of the corporate structure."The board of directors of Piramal Enterprises on October 7, approved a composite scheme of arrangement providing for the demerger of the pharmaceuticals business from Piramal Enterprises and simplification of the corporate structure to create two industry-focused listed entities in financial services and pharmaceuticals," company said in its release. While the financial services, including the recently acquired DHFL, will remain under Piramal Enterprise Ltd (PEL), the pharmaceutical operations will be carved out into a separate entity called Piramal Pharma Limited (PPL). Existing shareholders of PEL will get four shares of PPL for one share of PEL. Read more

RBI’s no change policy hints at rate hike ahead

Friday, October 8, 2021
Analysts across the spectrum lauded the Reserve Bank of India's money policy, as they believe a 'wait and watch' approach is appropriate for the time being. RBI kept all policy rates unchanged to bolster a fragile economic recovery and reiterated an accommodative stance to back sufficient liquidity and keep borrowing costs low for both the state and companies to help drive investments. Analysts, though, saw some signs of tightening ahead in Shaktikanta Das’ speech. “RBI signalled the beginning of gradual 'tapering'of liquidity by extending VRR auction tenor, a measure widely expected by markets. While RBI has refrained from committing any GSAP amount to support bond yields, its emphasis on an ‘orderly evolution of the yield curve’ should provide comfort to the bond market,” said Churchil Bhatt, EVP Debt Investments, Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 381 points, Nifty at 17895.20

Friday, October 8, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 381 points or 0.64% at 60059.06, and the Nifty was up 104.9 points or 0.59% at 17790.30 for the second consecutive session and as a result, the market closed higher in four out of five sessions this week, driven by positive global cues, and RBI policy, and ahead of September quarter earnings. Reliance Industries Ltd was the biggest gainer followed by Infosys, Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), L&T, Tata Steel, among others. On the flip side, NTPC, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Maruti Suzuki, Dr. Reddy’s, Titan Company, Kotak Mahindra Bank were among index laggards. Bank Nifty gained 0.6 percent, Nifty Auto was up 0.4 percent while Nifty IT soared 2 percent, and Nifty PSU Bank index 1.65 percent. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.15 percent higher and the BSE SmallCap index added 0.92 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 432 points to 60,110 while Nifty advanced 126 points to 17,917

Friday, October 8, 2021
Indian domestic benchmark equity indices extended their gains today(8th Oct.2021), led by strong global cues and RBI's decision to maintain status quo. Auto and metal stocks saw buying while realty names were under pressure. “The market looks very volatile at the current position. We advise investors to book partial profits and keep a bit of cash balance in hand," said a expert. After opening in the green, benchmark indices maintained the lead. At 10.45 am, BSE flagship Sensex was up 432 points or 0.72 per cent to 60,110. NSE benchmark Nifty advanced 126 points or 0.71 per cent to 17,917. Read more

Key factors driving today's market rally

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Tata Motors, IndusInd Bank, Eicher Motors, ICICI Bank, SBI Life Insurance, and Reliance Industries were among other gainers.ONGC was the top loser in the pack, down 2.17 percent. Divi’s Labs and Britannia Industries were among those that traded in the red. FACTORS DRIVING MARKETS: Crude oil cools off: Oil prices dropped back from multi-year highs hit a day earlier, having been a major contributor to this week's equities sell-off. Gas prices also fell, a day after Russian leaders indicated that supply to Europe could increase. Read more