Historic gap with Indian stocks due to China's $5 trillion rout

Sunday, October 2, 2022
Compared with a 23% slump for the MSCI China Index, the MSCI India Index rallied almost 10% in the just-ended quarter. The 33-percentage point outperformance by the India gauge is the biggest since March 2000. The big divergence between the two stock markets started to take place in February 2021 as tightening liquidity conditions in China contributed to the unwinding of a two-year rally in equities. Indian stocks, meanwhile, kept hitting record highs thanks to an unprecedented retail investing boom. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1017 points, Nifty at @ 17094.35

Friday, September 30, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 1,016.96 points or 1.80% at 57,426.92, and the Nifty was up 276.20 points or 1.64% at 17,094.30, as the RBI delivered a 50-basis point repo rate hike, and underscored the resilience of the Indian economy in his statement. Stocks of Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Titan Company, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tata Steel, Maruti Suzuki, Axis Bank, and Reliance Industries were among the top index gainers. On the flip side, Asian Paints, Dr Reddy’s, ITC, Tech Mahindra, and Hindustan Unilever capped the index’s losses. Among sectors, the Nifty PSU Bank, and Private Bank indices advanced around 3 percent each, followed by the Nifty Metal, and Financial Services indices, up 2 percent each.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added 1 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex shed over 200 points to trade at 56,200 levels, while Nifty50 declined over 40 points to trade below 17,800 levels

Friday, September 30, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets edged lower in today's(30 September 2022) trade ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) interest rate stance post their 3-day monetary policy committee meeting. Experts expect the central bank to raise interest rates up to 50 basis points. Key indices Nifty50 declined over 40 points to trade below 17,800 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex shed over 200 points to trade at 56,200 levels. The broader markets, too, lost steam as Nifty MidCap 100 and Nifty SmallCap 100 dropped over 0.1 percent each. Reduced risk appetite coupled with rate hike fears brought volatility across sectoral pockets. Nifty Metal and Nifty Pharma indices held up with marginal gains, whereas Nifty Realty, Nifty Bank, and Nifty Auto indices were beaten down in trade. Read more

Sensex and Nifty drop for seventh day running

Friday, September 30, 2022
Benchmark indices fell for the seventh day — their longest losing streak in seven months — ahead of a key rate-setting meeting of the Reserve Bank of India as the selloff in the global markets continued. The central bank is expected to raise the policy rate by 50 basis points (bps). The benchmark Sensex jumped over 500 points in opening trade following an overnight rebound in the US market. However, the optimism was short-lived as the US dollar’s ascent against global currencies continued. The 30-pack index closed at 56,410, down 188 points, or 0.33 percent, over the previous day’s close and 756 points below its day’s high. In the past seven trading sessions, the index is down 3,310 points, or 5.5 percent amid sustained selling by overseas funds, sparked by the decline in the rupee. Previously, the Sensex had declined for seven straight sessions in February. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down

Thursday, September 29, 2022
At Close, Sensex was down 188.32 points or 0.33% at 56,409.96, and the Nifty was down 40.50 points or 0.24% at 16,818.10. Asian Paints, TCS, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Reliance Industries, among others, contributed the most to the indices’ loss. About 1775 shares have advanced, 1435 shares declined, and 102 are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty Pharma index gained 1.3 percent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index up 1.1 percent, the power index down 1.3 percent, and FMCG, metal, and pharma indices were up 1 percent each. On the downside, the Nifty IT index fell 0.9 percent. In the broader markets, the Nifty MidCap, and SmallCap indices added 0.4 percent, and 0.6 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex jumped over 450 points to trade at 57,149 levels, while Nifty50 climbed over 150 points to trade above 17,000 levels

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets snapped the six-day losing streak in today's(29 September 2022) trade on the back of revived global sentiments. Key indices Nifty50 climbed over 150 points to trade above 17,000 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex jumped over 450 points to trade at 57,149 levels. Broader markets, meanwhile, outperformed benchmark indices as Nifty MidCap 100 and Nifty SmallCap 100 indices surged over 1 percent each. All sectors were in positive territory due to bullish sentiments. Nifty Media, Nifty Metal, and Nifty PSU Bank advanced in the range of 1 percent to 2 percent. While Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, SBI, ITC, and Axis Bank, helped benchmark indices gain in trade; Asian Paints, Power Grid, TCS, and Nestle India, weighed on the indices.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex dropped over 500 points to trade at 56,579 levels, while Nifty50 declined over 100 points to trade below 16,900 levels

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Opening Bell: Weak foreign flows, tepid global sentiments, and hopes of tighter monetary policy drove Indian equity markets lower today (28 September 2022) morning. Key indices Nifty50 declined over 100 points to trade below 16,900 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex dropped over 500 points to trade at 56,579 levels. The muted risk appetite among investors also kept broader markets in negative territory as Nifty MidCap 100 and Nifty SmallCap 100 indices slipped in the range of 0.6 to 0.7 percent. Likewise, all sectors started to trade in a bearish tone. Nifty Auto, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Bank indices faced the biggest fall as they declined over 1 percent each. Read more

Closing bell:BSE Sensex stood at 57,107.5, down 38 points and Nifty50 settled at 17,007, down 9 points

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Closing bell: Equity markets in India closed lower for a 4-straight day today(27 September 2022) as global growth concerns remained on investors' minds. The S&P BSE Sensex swung between gains and losses during the day, traversing 754 points intra-day. At close, the index stood at 57,107.5, down 38 points or 0.07 percent. The Nifty50, meanwhile, hit a high of 17,176, and a low of 16,942 during the day. It, eventually, settled at 17,007, down 9 points or 0.05 percent. The broader markets, on the other hand, outperformed as the Nifty MidCap, and SmallCap indices gained up to 0.2 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex jumped over 350 points to trade at 57,535 levels, while Nifty50 climbed 100 points to trade above 17,100

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets started today's (27 November 2022) trade on a positive note as global recession fears receded. Key indices Nifty50 climbed 100 points to trade above 17,100 and the S&P BSE Sensex jumped over 350 points to trade at 57,535 levels. Similar strength was reflected in broader markets too, as Nifty MidCap 100 and Nifty SmallCap 100 surged up to 0.6 percent. All sectors opened with marginal gains. Nifty PSU Bank, Nifty Media, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Auto indices climbed up to 1 percent in trade. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 953 points, Nifty at 17016.30

Monday, September 26, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 953.70 points or 1.64% at 57,145.22, and the Nifty was down 311 points or 1.79% at 17,016.30. Stocks of index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank, ITC, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and Maruti Suzuki India contributed the most to the indices’ fall. About 630 shares have advanced, 2860 shares declined, and 120 are unchanged. All sectors plunged into the sea of red with the Nifty Auto, Nifty Metal, Nifty Media, and Nifty Realty indices taking the biggest hit. Weakness spread to broader markets, too, as Nifty MidCap 100 and Nifty SmallCap 100 indices dropped over 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively. The volatility gauge, India VIX, meanwhile, jumped over 8 percent.

India's FY23 GDP growth at 7.3% and inflation above 6%: S&P Global Ratings projection

Monday, September 26, 2022
S&P Global Ratings projected India's economic growth at 7.3% in the current fiscal with downside risks and said inflation is likely to remain above RBI's upper tolerance threshold. S&P Global Ratings today( 26 September 2022) projected India's economic growth at 7.3 percent in the current fiscal with downside risks and said inflation is likely to remain above RBI's upper tolerance threshold of 6 percent till the end of 2022. In its Economic Outlook for the Asia Pacific, S&P said India's growth next year will get support from domestic demand recovery after the coronavirus pandemic. "We have retained our India growth outlook at 7.3 percent for the fiscal year 2022-2023 and 6.5 percent for the next fiscal year, although we see the risks tilted to the downside," it said. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined over 750 points to trade at 57,282 levels, while Nifty50 shed over 200 points to trade below 17,100 levels

Monday, September 26, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets opened lower today(26 September 2022) as sentiments remain muted overseas. Key indices Nifty50 shed over 200 points to trade below 17,100 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex declined over 750 points to trade at 57,282 levels. Weakness was observed in broader markets, too, as Nifty MidCap 100 and Nifty SmallCap 100 indices dropped over 2 percent each. All sectors were in red with Nifty Auto, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Realty indices bearing the brunt of the worst sell-off. While HUL, Bajaj Finserv, Infosys, Nestle India, and Ultratech Cement, attempted to trim losses for the benchmark indices; Power Grid, M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel, and Wipro contributed to the sharp cuts. Among individual stocks, shares of Goa Carbon gained over 2 percent in a weak market after the company planned to mull fundraise on Thursday, September 29.

M&M Finance tanks 14% after RBI orders to stop using third party recovery agents

Friday, September 23, 2022
Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Financial Services tanked 14 percent to Rs 192.05 in Friday’s intra-day trade, after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed the company to immediately cease any recovery or repossession activities via an outsource till further orders. In its order, the RBI also mentioned that the non-banking finance company may continue with recovery or repossession activities through its own employees. The directive comes days after external loan recovery agents of Mahindra Finance allegedly crushed a 27-year-old pregnant woman in Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand to death under a tractor. The agent was forcibly taking the vehicle away, financed by the company, for non-payment of dues, a senior police official had told PTI."This action is based on certain material supervisory concerns observed in the said NBFC, with regard to the management of its outsourcing activities," RBI said in a statement. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex tanks 1021 points, Nifty at 17327.35

Friday, September 23, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 1,020.80 points or 1.73% at 58,098.92, and the Nifty was down 302.50 points or 1.72% at 17,327.30.amid fears of a global recession. The stock of just Sun Pharma, ITC, and Tata Steel ended in the green. PowerGrid Corporation of India plunged over 8 percent, followed by NTPC, State Bank of India (SBI), Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance, HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation, among others dragged the index the most. About 959 shares have advanced, 2417 shares declined, and 106 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank index plunged 4 percent, while the Nifty Bank, Private Bank, and Realty indices fell 2.6 percent each. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices underperformed the frontline indices as they declined between 2 percent and 2.3 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined over 250 points to trade at 58,867 levels, while Nifty50 dropped over 50 points to trade below 17,600 levels

Friday, September 23, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets opened lower in today's (23 September 2022) trade amid weak global cues and rising rate scenarios. Key indices Nifty50 dropped over 50 points to trade below 17,600 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex declined over 250 points to trade at 58,867 levels. The subdued risk appetite was witnessed in broader markets too, as Nifty SmallCap 100 and Nifty MidCap 100 indices slumped over 0.2 percent. All sectors traded on a volatile note. While Nifty Media, Nifty Pharma, and Nifty Metal indices opened with marginal gains; Nifty Bank, Nifty Realty, and Nifty Energy indices slipped the most - nearly 1 percent. Read more

Infosys share price hits 52-week low amid growth worries

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Shares of Infosys hit a 52-week low at Rs 1,360.15, down 1 % on the NSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade. The stock has dropped 14 percent so far in the last month and tanked almost 27% so far in 2022. amid growing concerns. Analysts peg more pain ahead for the Indian IT companies amid a likely slowdown in revenue growth of the US dollar. All eyes are on Accenture's FY23 growth outlook which will set the tone for growth expectations for the overall IT services industry. The US Fed hiked its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points for the third consecutive time on Sept 21 and gave a hawkish outlook for future monetary tightening to curb the soaring inflation. The IT index hit an intra-day low of 26,552 and traded close to its 52-week low of 26,189 on the NSE. Global brokerage Goldman Sach downgraded its rating on Infosys from ‘Buy’ to ‘Sell’ last week, stating that it remained more optimistic on the EBIT margin estimations of Indian IT companies than their revenue prospects. Read more

Closing bell: Sensex down 337 points, Nifty at 17629.80

Thursday, September 22, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 337.06 points or 0.57% at 59,119.72, and the Nifty was down 88.50 points or 0.50% at 17,629.80, as investors digested a 75-basis point interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. Besides, the weekly F&O derivatives expiry added to the volatility. ITC, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, NTPC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, Nestle India, and Tata Steel were top Sensex gainers. Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Tech Mahindra, Dr. Reddy’s, HCL Tech, and Sun Pharma were Sensex losers. Sectorally, indices ended up mixed with the Nifty FMCG index rising over 1 percent, while the Nifty Bank and Financial Services indices fell to 1.4 percent each. The broader markets, on the contrary, ended in the positive zone, with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advancing up to 0.5 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined over 450 points to trade at 58,996 levels, while Nifty50 dropped 100 points to trade below 17,650 levels

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened lower today(22 September 2022) after the US Federal Reserve's 75 basis point rate hike sent global markets into a tailspin. Key indices Nifty50 dropped 100 points to trade below 17,650 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex declined over 450 points to trade at 58,996 levels. Weakness ensued in the broader markets as well, as Nifty MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped up to 0.1 percent. Barring Nifty FMCG and Nifty Media, which opened with marginal gains, most sectors nosedived in negative territory. Nifty IT and Nifty Bank indices declined the most - up to 1 percent. While ITC, HUL, and Nestle India attempted to trim losses for the benchmark indices; Bajaj Finserv, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, and HDFC contributed to the sharp cuts.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 263 points, Nifty at 17718.35

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 262.96 points or 0.44% at 59,456.78, and the Nifty was down 98 points or 0.55% at 17,718.30, ahead of the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy outcome, which is due later tonight. Stocks of Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), ITC, Bajaj Finance, Tech Mahindra, M&M, Reliance Industries, and Nestle India were the top Sensex gainers. On the contrary, IndusInd Bank, UltraTech Cement, Power Grid Corporation of India, L&T, NTPC, HCL Tech, and Dr. Reddy’s were among the top index laggards. About 1251 shares have advanced, 2115 shares declined, and 117 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty FMCG index was the sole gainer, rising 1.2 percent. The losses, meanwhile, were led by the Nifty Metal index down 2 percent), the Nifty Pharma index 1.4 percent), and the Nifty Oil & Gas index 1.2 percent).In the broader market, the Nifty MidCap and SmallCap indices mildly underperformed the frontline indices as they fell 0.7 percent, and 1 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex was flat at 59,707 levels, while Nifty50was flat below 17,800 levels

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Indian markets were flat on today's(21 September 2022) intra-day trade ahead of the US Federal Reserve's interest rate outcome. Key indices Nifty50 were flat below 17,800 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex was flat at 59,707 levels. Broader markets, however, outperformed benchmark indices as Nifty MidCap 100 and Nifty SmallCap 100 climbed up to 0.4 percent. All sectors traded on a volatile note as they swung between gains and losses. Nifty FMCG and Nifty Media indices climbed over 1 percent. On the other hand, Nifty Bank, Nifty Energy, and Nifty Realty indices were bogged down in trade. Read more

Advanced Enzyme surges 12% as Nalanda India Equity Fund ups stake by 3%

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Shares of enzymes manufacturer Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. jumped 12 percent to Rs 298 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday's intraday, the most since February this year after Nalanda India Equity Fund increased its stake in the company. On September 20, 2022, Nalanda India Equity Fund purchased 2.91 million equity shares, representing a 2.6 percent stake in Advanced Enzyme Technologies, worth Rs 78.62 crore via block deal, NSE data shows. The sellers in this transaction were the company's promoters, who sold 25.7 lakh shares or 2.5 percent of the total equity. As of the quarter ended June, promoters held a 52.7 percent stake in the company. Nalanda India Equity Fund has been consistently increasing its stake in the company as evident from the data. As of the June quarter, the fund held a 6.2 percent stake in the company worth nearly Rs 200 crore. It had increased its stake in the March quarter this year to 6.1 percent from 4.7 percent last year. Read more

Global economy faces four key uncertainties

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
The global economy faces mainly four key uncertainties including a downturn next year, according to economic experts in a signal that policymakers will be in firefighting mode for longer. They listed the severity of the downturn, inflation’s trajectory in the medium term, the impact of geopolitics on markets, and climate risk on portfolios as the main risks to the global outlook. Singapore, like many economies worldwide, is grappling with inflation that’s yet to peak and a tight labor market that still is creating headaches for businesses short on workers as they emerge from the pandemic. Medium-term inflation is likely to be higher for longer, rather than recent benign price gains, and the era of cheap money and cheap labor are most likely over, say experts. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 578 points, Nifty at 17816.25

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 578.51 points or 0.98% at 59,719.74, and the Nifty was up 194 points or 1.10% at 17,816.30, amid a broad-based rally. Stocks of IndusInd Bank, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Finserv, HCL Tech, L&T, Tata Steel, and ICICI Bank were among the top Sensex gainers. While ICICI Bank, and Reliance Industries. HDFC Bank among others contributed the most to the indices gain. while losers included Nestle India, Shree Cements, Grasim Industries, Power Grid Corp, and Infosys. About 2038 shares have advanced, 1334 shares declined, and 123 are unchanged. The broad-based rally was led by the Nifty Pharma index, which rose nearly 3 percent today. Besides, the Nifty Auto and Private Bank indices advanced 1.7 percent each. The Nifty PSU Bank index eked out the least gains as it edged 0.5 percent higher.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1-1.6 percent

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed over 600 points to trade at 59,761 levels, while Nifty50 rose over 150 points to trade above 17,800 levels

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets opened higher today(20 September 2022) amid modest gains overseas. Key indices Nifty50 rose over 150 points to trade above 17,800 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 600 points to trade at 59,761 levels. Broader markets, too, reflected similar resilience as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged over 1 percent each. All sectors started in positive territory, as Nifty IT and Nifty Media indices led the charge - up over 1 percent. IndusInd Bank, Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Bajaj Finserv, and Infosys, were the top contributors to benchmark indices. Read more

Ambuja Cements, up 10% on Adani's Rs 20,000-cr funding plan

Monday, September 19, 2022
Shares of Ambuja Cements rallied 10 percent to hit a new high of Rs 568 on the BSE in Monday’s intra-day trade following Adani Group's plans to infuse Rs 20,000 crore more in the company. With that, the stock has breached its previous high seen on 16 September. On September 15, 2022, Ambuja Cement’s new board approved an infusion of Rs 20,000 crore in the company by way of preferential allotment of 477.5 million convertible warrants at a price of Rs 419 to Harmonia Trade and Investment (promoter entity) on a preferential basis. The company said the issuance of warrants can be exercised and converted into equity shares in one or more tranches within 18 months. Since then, hopes have been running high that the new management would increase its focus on capacity expansions, where both the companies have been lagging competition, which in turn had weighed on their market share. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 300 points, Nifty at 17622.25

Monday, September 19, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 300.44 points or 0.51% at 59,141.23, and the Nifty was up 91.50 points or 0.52% at 17,622.30, as investors awaited key central banks' decisions, including that of the US Federal Reserve, due later this week. Bajaj Finserv, M&M, Infosys, State Bank of India, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, and Power Grid Corporation of India were among the top index gainers. UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, Titan Company, Tata Steel, HCL Tech, and Maruti Suzuki were index laggards. About 1665 shares have advanced, 1852 shares declined, and 127 are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped 0.16 percent each. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal, and Realty indices closed in the red, falling from 0.5 percent to 0.9 percent. On the contrary, the Nifty PSU Bank index advanced 2 percent, and the Nifty FMCG and Auto indices surged 1 percent each.

Will MPC raise repo rate 35-50 bps?

Monday, September 19, 2022
A heightened pace of policy tightening by central banks in advanced economies is increasing pressure on the RBI to continue front-loading rate hikes in order to maintain adequate interest rate differentials, analysts opined. Also, many financial experts expect the RBI to lower the GDP growth estimate to 7%. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is likely to lift the policy repo rate by 35-50 basis points (bps) on September 30, as it seeks to bring back elevated domestic inflation within its target range.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex traded at 58,828 levels, while Nifty50 opened flat to trade above 17,500 levels

Monday, September 19, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets opened flat today ( 19 September 2022) amid weak global cues due to rate hike fears. Key indices Nifty50 opened flat to trade above 17,500 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex traded at 58,828 levels. Broader markets, too, edged lower in the trade as Nifty SmallCap 100 and Nifty MidCap100 declined up to 1 percent. Barring Nifty PSU Bank, all sectors nosedived in negative territory. Nifty Media, Nifty Pharma, and Nifty Realty indices dropped the most - up to 1 percent. While Bajaj Finserv, Infosys, and Axis Bank, helped trim losses for the benchmark indices; HCL Technologies, Asian Paints, Dr. Reddy's, and Titan, contributed to the sharp cuts. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 1093 points, Nifty at 17530.85

Friday, September 16, 2022
At Close, Sensex declined 1,093.22 points or 1.82 percent to end at 58,840.79. Nifty ended 346.60 points lower at 17,530.80 as recession fears hammered global equities. Index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries, Infosys, HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and ICICI Bank among others, contributed the most to the indices fall. About 952 shares have advanced, 2455 shares declined, and 100 shares were unchanged. The Nifty MidCap 100 and SmallCap 100 fell in the range of 2.5 percent to 3 percent. Among sectors, IT and realty shed over 3 percent. The volatility index -- India VIX -- surged 8 percent today to settle near a 20-odd level.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined over 400 points to trade at 59,533 levels, while Nifty50 opened over 100 points lower to trade below 17,800 levels

Friday, September 16, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets opened lower today(16 September 2022) amid weak global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 opened over 100 points lower to trade below 17,800 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex declined over 400 points to trade at 59,533 levels. Low-risk appetite instilled weakness in broader markets too, as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 dropped up to 0.3 percent. Tech Mahindra, M&M, Wipro, Maruti Suzuki, Infosys, and TCS, contributed to the sharp cuts in benchmark indices. Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, and Asian Paints, however, helped trim losses. All sectors plunged in the sea of red - Nifty Auto, Nifty Metal, and Nifty IT indices slipped the most, over 1 percent. Read more

PVR slips 5% after mega block deals

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Shares of PVR dropped 5 percent to Rs 1,838 on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade, after investors offloaded a 9 percent stake in the company via a block deal on Thursday. The investors who sold stakes in the company were - Multiples PE, Gray Birch, Plenty PE, and Berry Invt, the news channel reported. As per June 2022 shareholding pattern, Gray Brich Investment held 2.2 million (3.6 percent), while Plenty Private Equity FII held a 1.52 million (2.5 percent) stake in PVR. combined 10.25 million equity shares, representing 16.78 percent of the total equity of PVR, changed hands on the NSE and BSE, data shows. With Thursday’s decline, the stock corrected 17 percent, from its 52-week high level of Rs 2,211.55, that it had touched on August 4, 2022. The stock had been gaining after massive earnings from the movie Brahmastra. Read more

Bond investors risk getting burned if India fails to enter global indices

Thursday, September 15, 2022
If a long-awaited inclusion into global indexes once again fails to take place the overseas investors investing into into Indian bonds are at a risk of losses. Bond purchases by global funds under the so-called Fully Accessible Route jumped to 42 billion rupees ($529 million) in August, the most since January. They have already snapped up an additional 31 billion rupees of the securities in September. The inflows have added fuel to a bond rally driven by optimism that JPMorgan Chase & Co. will announce the inclusion of Indian debt in its emerging-markets index as early as the middle of this month. Any disappointment may damp sentiment and lead to a selloff, according to Quantum Asset Management Co.. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 413 points, Nifty at 17877.40

Thursday, September 15, 2022
At Close, Sensex is down 413 points or 0.68 per cent at 59,934. The NSE Nifty, meanwhile, hit a low of 17,861, but ended at 17,877, down 126 points or 0.73 per cent.IT, pharma, and select metal stocks reeled under pressure today with Hindalco, Infosys, Cipla, Tech M, Tata Steel, Divis Labs, and Apollo Hospitals leading the list of Nifty losers. Other losers were Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Auto, Titan, HDFC Life, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance. On the upside, banking and auto stocks zoomed with Maruti Suzuki, Eicher Motors, HDFC, SBI, ICICI Bank, and M&M rising up to 2.6 percent. About 1648 shares advanced, 1754 shares declined, and 113 shares were unchanged. Other gainers were Adani Ports, NTPC, PowerGrid, Grasim, and Coal India. Sectorally, Nifty Auto and Nifty Energy indices held marginal gains, while Nifty Media, Nifty IT, and Nifty Realty indices were subdued in trade. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 0.3 percent and 0.06 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed over 250 points to trade at 60,632 levels, while Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 18,050 levels

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Opening Bell: Modest recovery in global markets spilled strength in Indian equity markets today (15 September 2022). Frontline indices Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 18,050 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 250 points to trade at 60,632 levels. Broader markets, too, reflected similar resilience as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 0.9 percent. Kotak Mahindra Bank, NTPC, M&M, HUL, ITC, and Maruti Suzuki were top contributors to the benchmark indices. Meanwhile, Tata Steel, Infosys, and IndusInd Bank weighed them down. Barring Nifty Media, all sectors started to trade on a positive note with marginal gains. Nifty Bank index hit an all-time high of 41,829. Read more

SBI market capitalisation hits Rs 5 lakh crore

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Shares of State Bank of India on Wednesday became the third lender after HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank. and the seventh Indian company to cross the Rs 5-trillion market cap for the first time after its shares rallied over 22 percent and touched a record high of Rs 564.45 so far this year. Market watchers believe that SBI should deliver healthy core-PPOP (Pre-Provision Operating Profit) growth in FY23E and FY24E led by a gradual improvement in net interest margins, lower credit costs, and strong loan growth over FY22-24E. According to stock market experts, SBI shares are in an ‘uptrend’ and the stock has a strong support base at ₹530 per share levels. They said that those who have this PSU bank stock in their portfolio should continue to hold the stock for an immediate target of ₹600 apiece levels. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ends low 224 points, Nifty at 18003.75

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
At Close, Sensex ended the day 224 points lower at 60,346. Nifty shed 66 points, closing at 18,003, despite weak global cues Stocks of NTPC, Asian Paints, Nestle India, Dr. Reddy’s, and Hindustan Unilever were among the top index gainers. Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services, TCS, HCL Tech, Wipro, L&T, HDFC Bank, Reliance were among the top Sensex draggers. About 1632 shares have advanced, 1740 shares declined, and 140 shares were unchanged. The Nifty IT index slipped 3.4 percent, and the Nifty Metal and the Nifty Bank indices rose over 1 percent each. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index dipped 0.1 percent, while the BSE SmallCap index fell 0.01 percent. The volatility index -- India VIX -- surged 5 percent today.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex slumped over 700 points to trade at 59,867 levels, while Nifty50 declined over 150 points to trade below 17,900 levels

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity indices started lower today (14 September 2022) due to weak global cues on the back of the hotter-than-expected US inflation report in August. Nifty50 declined over 150 points to trade below 17,900 levels, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex slumped over 700 points to trade at 59,867 levels. Broader markets, too, traded feebly as Nifty Smallcap 100 and Nifty Midcap 100 slipped over 1 percent. All sectors nosedived into negative territory with Nifty IT, Nifty Realty, and Nifty Metal indices bearing the brunt of the brutal selloff. Tech Mahindra, TCS, Wipro, and Infosys contributed heavily to the losses in benchmark indices. Asian Paints, NTPC, and Kotak Mahindra Bank, however, attempted to trim losses.

Fineotex Chemicals gained 100 percent in 2 months

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Shares of Fineotex Chemical rallied more than 9% on the BSE to hit a record high of ₹409.45 apiece on the BSE in Friday's trading session, backed by a strong business outlook. The specialty chemical stock has been in an upward moment over the past few sessions. In the past month, the stock has soared 57 percent after the company reported a strong set of numbers for the quarter that ended June 2022 (Q1FY23). In comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 1.7 percent during the period. Further, in the past three months, the stock has zoomed 156 percent, against a 14 percent gain in the benchmark index.In a clarification sought by the stock exchanges for the significant movement in the stock price, the company in a regulatory filing last week said that “we would like to inform you that, at present the Board of the company has not taken any decision which has an impact on the movement in price. Further, the company has declared its yearly and quarterly positive results in the month of April Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 456 points, Nifty at 18070.05

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
At Close, Sensex ended the day 456 points higher at 60,566.16. Nifty gained 130.50 points to close above 18070.05 for the fourth day amid a broad-based rally. Stocks of Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finance, Titan Company, Infosys, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, and HDFC Bank were among the top BSE Sensex gainers. Index heavyweights such as Infosys, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finance, and others contributed the most to the indices gain. The losers were Shree Cement, Cipla, Eicher Motors, TCS, BPCL, Dr Reddy's, and Bajaj Auto. About 1776 shares advanced, 1600 shares declined, and 101 were unchanged. Sectorally, the gains were led by the Nifty Metal index up 1.3 percent, the Nifty Financial Services index up 0.9 percent, and the Nifty Bank index up 0.71 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained over 300 points to trade at 60,432 levels, while Nifty50 opened over 100 points higher to reclaim the 18,000-mark

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Frontline indices Nifty50 opened over 100 points higher to reclaim the 18,000-mark, after a hiatus of five months, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex gained over 300 points to trade at 60,432 levels. The strength spilled across broader markets too, as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 0.6 percent. While Bajaj Finserv, SBI, Infosys, Wipro, Titan, and HDFC Bank were the top contributors to the benchmark indices; weakness in HCL Technologies, Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki, Cipla, and Sun Pharma capped the upside. All sectors opened on a cheerful note with Nifty Media and Nifty Bank indices leading the pack. Among individual stocks, shares of Gujarat Apollo Industries hit a 20 percent upper circuit after the company inked a pact with Belgium-based PFH BV for agricultural components. Besides, shares of IRB Infrastructure gained over 4 percent after the company's toll collection rose 35 percent YoY to Rs 336 crore in August.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 312, Nifty at 17936.35

Monday, September 12, 2022
At Close, Sensex ended the day 312.26 points higher or 0.52 percent at 60,105.40, and Nifty added 97.50 points or 0.55 percent to close at 17,930.80. Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Tata Steel, HCL Tech, M&M, Wipro, TCS, Titan Company, ICICI Bank, Dr. Reddy’s, and Reliance, were among the top index gainers. HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation) was the only S&P BSE Sensex loser. About 2013 shares advanced, 1326 shares declined, and 143 remained unchanged. Sectorally, it was a sea of green with the Nifty Realty and IT indices leading the charts, rising 2 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. The Nifty Auto index posted the smallest gain of 0.27 percent. Nifty Bank index was up 0.3 percent, to trade above 40,540. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced up to 1 percent higher.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed over 250 points to trade at 60,048 levels, while rose over 50 points to trade above 17,900 levels

Monday, September 12, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened on a positive note today(12 September 2022) amid strong global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 17,900 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 250 points to trade at 60,048 levels. Broader markets, too, were upbeat in trade as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 rose up to 1 percent. Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Finserv, M&M, Dr. Reddy's, and Infosys were top contributors to the benchmark indices. Meanwhile, Hindustan Unilever, HDFC, Asian Paints, and Kotak Bank weighed on the indices. All sectors opened in a positive territory with Nifty Media and Nifty IT indices leading the pack. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: BSE Sensex climbed over 350 points to trade above 60,000 levels and the Nifty50 rose 100 points to trade above 17,900 levels

Friday, September 9, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened on a positive note in today's(9 September 2022) trade amidst mixed global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose 100 points to trade above 17,900 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 350 points to trade above 60,000 levels. Broader markets, too, climbed in tandem as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 0.6 percent. IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, HUL, and Tata Steel were top contributors to the benchmark indices. All sectors opened in green with Nifty Bank and Nifty Metal indices leading the charge.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex climbed over 450 points to trade at 59,513 levels and the Nifty50 rose 100 points to trade above 17,700 levels

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened positively in today's (8 September 2022) trade amid firm global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose 100 points to trade above 17,700 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 450 points to trade at 59,513 levels. Broader markets, too, reflected similar resilience as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 1 percent. Tech Mahindra, Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, and Infosys were the top contributors to the benchmark indices. All sectors opened in positive territory with Nifty IT and Nifty PSU Bank indices leading the trade. Among individual stocks, shares of NDTV hit a 5 percent lower circuit for the second consecutive day. Besides, shares of Max Ventures and Industries gained 2 percent after the company planned to buy Acreage Builders for Rs 322.5 crore.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex dropped 400 points to trade at 58,769 levels and the Nifty50 declined 100 points to trade below 17,550 levels

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened weak in today's (7 September 2022) trade amidst dull global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 declined 100 points to trade below 17,550 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex dropped 400 points to trade at 58,769 levels. Broader markets, however, outperformed benchmark indices as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 gained up to 0.2 percent. While Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, and HDFC pulled the indices down; HUL, Dr. Reddy's, and Nestle India helped trim losses. All sectors plunged in a sea of red with Nifty IT, Nifty Bank, and Nifty Realty indices battered in trade. Among individual stocks, shares of Paras Defence gained 3 percent after the company inked a pact with Czech Republic's ELDIS Pardubice.

Working on road map to advanced economy: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
“The next 25 years will be very critical for India. We have to work towards maintaining the growth momentum. So together with the central bank, the ministry of finance will be working out a pathway which will be predictable and consistent and which will give every stimulus required for growth of the Indian economy,” Sitharaman said while speaking at an event organised by Elara Capital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on August 15 had called upon citizens to make India a developed nation when it celebrates 100 years of Independence in 2047. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 300 points to 59,540, and the Nifty50 gained 81 points to 17,747

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets opened with nominal gains today(6 September 2022) tracking strength in Asian markets, which rose up to 1 percent. The BSE Sensex rose 300 points to 59,540, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 81 points to 17,747. Barring ITC and Nestle, all Sensex stocks opened higher. NTPC, IndusInd Bank, Reliance, Maruti, Powergrid, and Bharti Airtel were the top winners, up to 1 percent higher. The broader markets also started in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.7 percent higher. DreamFolks Services is set to make its debut today. The IPO was subscribed 56.68 times, and the issue price is fixed at Rs 326. As per IPO Watch, DreamFolks could list up to 30 percent higher than the issue price.

M&M Finance shares hit 52-week high on 75% growth in August disbursements

Monday, September 5, 2022
Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (MMFSL) hit a 52-week high of Rs 216.75 on the BSE, gaining 4 percent in Monday's intra-day trade after the company recorded a 75 percent on-year growth in disbursements in August, In an exchange filing last week, the company mentioned that it disbursed Rs 3,740 crore in August. However, on a sequential basis, the number is down 4.4 percent. The number is also lower than the disbursals made in July Rs 3,912 crore and June Rs 3,750 crore."The year-to-date (YTD) disbursement is at approximately Rs 17,150 crore and registered a YoY growth of 104 percent. This has resulted in YoY growth of around 12 percent and sequential month-on-month growth of around 3 percent in gross business assets," MMFSL said in the August month business update.The Collection Efficiency during the month of August remained stable at 96 percent, compared to 97 percent in August 2021.The figure has oscillated between the 95-97 percent mark over the last four months Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 443 points, Nifty at 17665

Monday, September 5, 2022
At close, the 30-pack Sensex was up 443 points, or 0.75 percent, at 59.246 and the Nifty ended the day with a gain of 126 points, or 0.72 percent, at 17,666 on robust economic growth prospects. Tech Mahindra, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, HCL Tech, Reliance Industries, NTPC, Axis Bank, and State Bank of India were among the top S&P BSE Sensex gainers. Nestle India, Dr. Reddy’s, Hindustan Unilever, M&M, and Power Grid Corporation of India are among the top index losers. Nifty Metal climbed over 1.5 percent closely following Nifty Media which was up 2 percent. Nifty Bank index gained more than 0.6 percent to 39,666 on Monday. Nifty Private Bank index gained 1 percent gain. The BSE MidCap index added 0.46 percent to the broader market, and the BSE SmallCap index gained 0.9 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex opened 200 points higher topping 59,000, and Nifty50 gained 55 points to 17,594

Monday, September 5, 2022
Opening bell: Indian equity markets opened with tepid gains today(5 September 2022) as global sentiment remained mixed. The BSE Sensex opened 200 points higher topping 59,000, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 55 points to 17,594. On the Sensex, NTPC, Tata Steel, HCL Tech, Tech M, IndusInd Bank, and ICICI Bank were the top winners, while six stocks opened lower led by Nestle, Dr. Reddy's, and Wipro, which fell up to 0.4 percent. The broader markets are also firmly higher. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rose up to 0.7 percent. Tamilnad Mercantile Bank’s three-day IPO offer will open for subscription today. The private sector lender has fixed the price band at Rs 500-525 per share for its Rs 832-crore initial share offer.

Larsen and Toubro gains 2 percent on strong revenue outlook

Friday, September 2, 2022
Shares of Larsen & Toubro hit an over six-month high of Rs 1,951 after rising 2 percent on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade as the company’s strong order book of nearly Rs 4 trillion suggests good revenue visibility in coming years. The stock was the trading highest level since February 2, 2022. L&T primarily operates in infrastructure, heavy engineering, defense engineering, power, hydrocarbon, and services business segments. The consolidated order book of the group was at a record Rs 3.63 trillion as on June 30, 2022, with international orders having a share of 28 percent In the April-June quarter (Q1FY23), L&T secured orders worth Rs 41,805 crore at the group level, registering a growth of 57 percent over the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The domestic order environment in Q1FY23 was also significantly better compared to Q1FY22.

Closing Bell: Sensex ends flat at 58803.33, Nifty at 17,539.50

Friday, September 2, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 36.74 points or 0.06% at 58,803.33, and the Nifty was down 3.30 points or 0.02% at 17,539.50, as a lack of domestic and global cues kept investors on the sideline. Shares of Adani Enterprises hit a record high of Rs 3,290 after they gained 2% on the NSE intra-day.BPCL, Shree Cements, Hero MotoCorp, Hindalco Industries, and ONGC were among the major losers on the Nifty, while gainers were HDFC, ITC, Adani Ports, Larsen, and Toubro, and HDFC Bank About 1726 shares have advanced, 1612 shares declined, and 137 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index dipped 0.35 per while the BSE SmallCap index eked out gains of 0.04 percent Among sectors, the Nifty Financial Services, and FMCG indices added 0.5 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively, while the Nifty PSU Bank index fell 0.77 percent..

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex climbed over 200 points to trade at 58,979 levels and the Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 17,600 levels

Friday, September 2, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened on a positive note in today's(2nd September 2022) trade amid mixed global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 17,600 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 200 points to trade at 58,979 levels. Broader markets, too, reflected similar resilience as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 0.7 percent. All sectors opened in the green zone with marginal gains. Nifty Energy bucked the trend as the index gained over 1 percent in trade. NTPC, Bajaj Finserv, and Kotak Bank were top contributors to the benchmark indices. Meanwhile, Nestle India and Maruti Suzuki weighed on the indices. Among individual stocks, shares of Adani Enterprises hit a 52-week high of Rs 3,290 per share on reports of inclusion in the Nifty50 index. Besides, shares of NTPC surged 3 percent after the state-run power giant received bids for a minority stake sale for its green unit.

Maruti Suzuki sales up by 26 percent to 1,65,173 units in August

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Automaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Thursday reported a 26.37 percent increase in total sales at 1,65,173 units in August 2022 as compared to 130,699 units sold in the same month of 2021This figure includes domestic passenger vehicle sales and exports. Total domestic passenger vehicle sales were at 1,34,166 units as compared to 1,03,187 units in the year-ago month, a growth of 30 percent, it added. The total number of vehicles exported by Maruti Suzuki for the month of August 2022 is 21,481 units. Sales of mini segment cars, comprising Alto and S-Presso, grew to 22,162 units as against 20,461 units in August 2021. Sales of compact cars, including Baleno, Celerio, Dzire, Ignis, Swift, Tour S, and WagonR, rose by 57 percent to 71,557 units as compared to 45,577 units in the year-ago month. Utility vehicles, consisting of Brezza, Ertiga, S-Cross, and XL6, clocked sales of 26,932 units last month as compared to 24,337 units earlier. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 770 points, Nifty at 17542.80

Thursday, September 1, 2022
At Close, the Sensex fell 1,014 points intra-day before closing at 58,766.5, down 770.5 points or 1.29 percent. The Nifty50, too, hit a low of 17,468 before ending 216.5 points, or 1.22 percent, lower at 17,543. About 1904 shares have advanced, 1446 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged. Hindalco Industries, Reliance Industries, ONGC, TCS, and SBI Life Insurance were among the top losers on the Nifty. At the same time, the gainers were Tata Consumer Products, Bajaj Finserv, Asian Paints, Eicher Motors, and Hero MotoCorp. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices settled 0.5 percent higher each. Among sectors, the Nifty Realty index added 1 percent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index up 0.7 percent. On the downside, the Nifty IT index declined 1.9 percent, followed by the Nifty Pharma index down 1.12 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined over 800 points to trade at 58,734 levels and the Nifty50 opened over 200 points lower to trade below 17,550 levels

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Opening Bell: Bears pulled markets lower today( 1 September 2022) amid weak global sentiments. Frontline indices Nifty50 opened over 200 points lower to trade below 17,550 levels, while the S&P BSE Sensex declined over 800 points to trade at 58,734 levels. Broader markets, too, declined in tandem as Nifty Smallcap 100 and Nifty Midcap 100 slipped up to 0.5 percent. Sectorwise, barring Nifty Realty, all sectoral indices dropped into negative territory. Nifty IT and Nifty Bank faced the worst brunt as both indices dropped over 1 percent each.

Gautam Adani becomes world’s third-richest person

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Gautam Adani is now the third richest person in the world, according to the latest Bloomberg Billionaires data. The Indian businessman, a college dropout who first tried his luck as a diamond trader before turning to coal, this week became the world’s third-richest person. Adani, who runs one of India's top conglomerates, is now believed to be worth approximately $137 billion, the tracker shows. While Telsa chief Musk has a net worth of $251 billion, Amazon founder and CEO Amazon - Jeff Bezos - has a total worth of $153 billion. Gautam Adani has surpassed French business magnate Bernard Arnault, the co-founder of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, commonly known as LVMH, a world leader in luxury fashion. Adani, 60, has spent the past few years expanding his coal-to-ports conglomerate, venturing into everything from data centers to cement, media, and alumina. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1567 points, Nifty at 17759.30

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
At Close, Sensex clocked a one-way rally of 1,564 points, or 2.7 percent, to end at 59,537. The Nifty50, too, surged 446 points, or 2.58 percent, to close at 17,759 as broad-based buying emerged across sectors. All the 50 constituents of the Nifty50 index settled higher Bajaj Finserv, IndusInd Bank, Maruti, Bajaj Finance, and Tata Motors were the top Nifty gainers, while Dr. Reddy’s was the sole loser. The BSE MidCap index added about 2 percent, while the BSE SmallCap index gained 1.3 percent. The Nifty Financial Services index is up 3.5 percent, the Nifty Realty index 3.4 percent, the Nifty Bank index 3.3 percent, and the Nifty IT and Auto indices 2.6 percent each. According to Devang Mehta, Head – of Equity Advisory at Centrum Wealth, Indian markets bounced back with renewed vigor after a sharp fall on Monday, led by the inflation and interest rate rhetoric from the US.

India's GDP is estimated to rise 15.4% in the three months to June from a year ago-Bloomberg survey

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Last quarter economy of India probably grew at the fastest rate in a year driven by healthy consumption, but the pace of expansion is seen slowing as policymakers prioritize rising prices overgrowth. Gross domestic product is estimated to rise 15.4% in the three months to June from a year ago, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. That’s the fastest reading since the April-June quarter of 2021 and compares with a 4.09 expansion in the previous three months. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed 400 points to trade at 58,392 levels and the Nifty50 rose over 100 points to trade above 17,450 levels

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Opening Bell: Markets opened on a positive note in today's(30 August 2022) trade amid mixed global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose over 100 points to trade above 17,450 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed 400 points to trade at 58,392 levels. Broader markets, meanwhile, outperformed benchmark indices as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 0.9 percent. Bajaj Twins, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, and Tata Steel, were top contributors to the benchmark indices. Meanwhile, Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel weighed on the indices. All sectors opened in the green zone with Nifty Media, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Energy indices rising over 1 percent each. Among individual stocks, shares of Ashok Leyland gained 1 percent after the automaker announced 6 new models for their LCV range.

Reliance AGM 2022 highlights

Monday, August 29, 2022
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) held its 45th annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday. RIL's chairman Mukesh Ambani made a slew of announcements. He said Reliance Jio 5G will be rolled out by Diwali across multiple key cities including metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata He said that the company will invest Rs 2 lakh crore for a pan-India 5G network. Reliance Retail will launch its FMCG business this year, Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd Director Isha Ambani said on Monday. The objective of this business will be to develop and deliver products and solve every Indian's daily needs, with high-quality products at affordable pricing, Meta and Jio Platforms announced the launch of an end-to-end shopping experience on WhatsApp, where consumers can shop from JioMart right within their WhatsApp chat. Mukesh Ambani announced that the company will be setting up gigafactories for photovoltaic panels, energy storage, green hydrogen, and for fuel cell systems. Read more

Major factors for today's market mayhem

Monday, August 29, 2022
US markets plunged sharply after Powell’s speech on Friday. The Nasdaq shed the most by falling nearly 4 percent. The futures of the frontline indices were also steeply lower in after-market hours. The same was true for Asian equities as Nikkei, Hang Seng, and Strait times indices tanked up to 2.9 percent on Monday. Fresh recession fears: The US Fed's chair not only maintained that the bank would continue with interest rate hikes but also triggered renewed fears of an impending recession in the US economy. That apart, spiraling gas prices spiral in Europe are further lending strength to fears of a recession in major Western economies. European gas prices hit a record high above €343 per megawatt hour ($100 per million British thermal units) on Friday, hinting at the stark threat to energy-intensive industries. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 861 points, Nifty at 17312.90

Monday, August 29, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 861.25 points or 1.46% at 57,972.62, and the Nifty was down 246 points or 1.40% at 17,312.90, as a lack of innovative fresh investments across verticals dented sentiment. Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, and TCS were among the significant Nifty losers, while Britannia Industries, Maruti Suzuki, Apollo Hospitals, Nestle India, and Asian Paints were the gainers. About 1414 shares have advanced, 1989 shares declined, and 205 are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed up to 0.8 percent down in the broader market. Among sectors, the Nifty FMCG index was the sole gainer, up 0.3 percent. On the flip side, losses were led by the Nifty IT index down 3.5 percent, and the Nifty Bank index down 2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex crashed over 1,300 points to trade at 57,520 levels and the Nifty50 declined over 350 points to trade below 17,200 levels

Monday, August 29, 2022
Opening Bell: Markets opened lower in today's(29 August 2022) trade amid weak global sentiments marked by fear of rising interest rates. Frontline indices Nifty50 declined over 350 points to trade below 17,200 levels, while the S&P BSE Sensex fell over 1,300 points to trade at 57,520 levels. Broader markets, too, declined in tandem as Nifty Smallcap 100 and Nifty Midcap 100 dropped over 2 percent. All sectors were in red with Nifty IT, Nifty PSU Bank, and Nifty Realty indices battered in trade. Among individual stocks, shares of Reliance Industries slipped nearly 1 percent ahead of their 45th Annual General Meeting.

CLOSING BELL: Sensex ended at 58,834, up 59 points and the Nifty50 shut shop at 17,559, up 36 points

Friday, August 26, 2022
CLOSING BELL: It was a range-bound trade on the bourses today(26 August 2022) as investors awaited US Fed chief Jerome Powell's address at the Jackson Hole Symposium later tonight. The S&P BSE Sensex traded between 58,723 and 59,321, and ended at 58,834, up 59 points or 0.1 per cent. The NSE Nfty50, meanwhile, shut shop at 17,559, up 36 points or 0.21 percent. It touched a high of 17,686 and a low of 17,519 on the NSE. In the broader markets, the Nifty MidCap 100 and the Nifty SmallCap 100 settled up to 0.7 percent higher. Sector-wise, the Nifty Metal index rose 1.7 percent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1 percent. On the flipside, the Nifty Private bank index fell 0.3 percent. Read more

Sensex climbed over 450 points at 59,248 levels and the Nifty50 rose over 100 points to trade above 17,650 levels

Friday, August 26, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened today (26 August 2022) on a positive note amid firm global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose over 100 points to trade above 17,650 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 450 points at 59,248 levels. Broader markets, too, reflected similar resilience as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 1 percent. M&M, Tata Steel, Titan, and Infosys were top contributors to the benchmark indices. Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel, Dr Reddy's, Asian Paints weighed on the indices. All sectors opened in the green zone with Nifty Auto, Nifty Metal, and Nifty PSU Bank leading the pack. Among individual stocks, shares of Titan gained 2 percent on the company's expansion plans overseas. Besides, shares of Nelco soared 10 percent post-tie-up with Intelsat on in-flight connectivity services.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed over 250 points at 59,326 levels and the Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 17,650 levels

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened on a positive note in today's(25 august 2022) trade on the BSE amid strong global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 17,650 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 250 points at 59,326 levels. Broader markets, too, reflected similar resilience as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 0.7 percent. All sectors turned in the green zone. Nifty Media, Nifty Realty, and Nifty IT lead the charge. Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, Titan, and HUL were top contributors to the benchmark indices. Meanwhile, Asian Paints and Nestle India weighed on the indices. Among individual stocks, shares of NHPC gained 2 percent after the subsidiary signed MoU with the government of Rajasthan. Besides, shares of RBL Bank soared over 23 percent in three days after the board cleared the Rs 3,000 crore fundraising.

CLOSING BELL: Sensex closed at 59,085, up 54 points and the Nifty50, ended 27 points higher at 17,605

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Indian equities whipsawed in trade today(24 August 2022) as investors juggled between expensive valuation, tepid global mood, and robust domestic outlook. The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 59,085, up 54 points or 0.09 percent. The NSE Nifty50, meanwhile, ended 27 points, or 0.16 percent, higher at 17,605. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 0.7 percent each. Sector-wise, the Nifty Media index climbed 1.7 percent, the Nifty Realty added 1.8 percent, and the Nifty Private Bank index gained 1.6 percent. On the flipside, the Nifty IT and Pharma slipped 0.3 percent each. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex inched above 59,000 levels and the Nifty50 climbed above 17,550 levels

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Opening Bell: Markets opened on a flat note amid weak global cues today(24 August 2022). Frontline indices Nifty50 climbed above 17,550 levels, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex inched above 59,000 levels. Broader markets marched forward in the trade as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 0.5 percent. Sector-wise, Nifty Media and Nifty Realty opened with marginal gains. Nifty Auto and Nifty Financial Services, however, opened with minor losses. IndusInd Bank, ITC, Sun Pharma, and TCS supported the benchmark indices, whereas, Bharti Airtel, Asian Paints, and Maruti weighed on the benchmark indices. Besides, shares of NDTV hit 5 percent upper circuit as Adani Group plans to acquire a 29.1 percent stake.

Devyani International Plunges 7% amid bulk deal reports

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Shares of Devyani International (DIL) tanked 7 percent to Rs 182.50 on the BSE in Tuesday’s intra-day trade. This comes after it saw a huge block deal change hands. Around 26.4 million shares or 2.33 percent stake of the company changed hands, according to a Bloomberg report. However, the details of buyers and sellers were not known by the time of writing this report. As of June 30, 2022, the promoters held a 62.80 percent stake in DIL. Among the public shareholders, Dunearn Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd held 98 million shares or 8.13 percent holding in the company, the shareholding pattern data shows. Earlier, CNBC TV reported that Dunearn Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd is likely to sell a nearly 3 percent stake at Rs 182-196.25 per share. The base offer was expected at 2.6 crore shares (2.19 percent equity) with an upsize option of 87.76 lakh shares ( 0.73 percent equity). The total deal size is expected at $80-86 million. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 257 points, Nifty at 17577.50

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 257.43 points or 0.44% at 59031.30, and the Nifty was up 86.80 points or 0.50% at 17577.50. Equity markets oscillated between gains and losses on Tuesday as investors read the global mood for further cues. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top-gaining stock, up 4.18% on Sensex, followed by Bajaj Finserv and Tata Steel. Infosys was the laggard, down 1.7%, accompanied by TCS, HUL, and Tech Mahindra. About 2077 shares have advanced, 1235 shares declined, and 146 are unchanged. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 1 percent and 0.78 percent, respectively. Among sectoral indices, the Nifty PSU Bank index gained 2.34 percent, while the Nifty IT index fell by the same percentage. Bank Nifty zoomed 1% while India VIX closed flat at 19 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex was up 200 points near 59,000 level and the Nifty50 above the 17,550-mark, rising over 70 points

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Opening Bell: In a sharp rebound, equity markets reversed morning losses and were trading with decent gains today(23 August 2022). Frontline Nifty50 index was back above the 17,550-mark, rising over 70 points, while the S&P BSE Sensex was up 200 points near 59,000 levels. Broader markets, too, recouped losses as the Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 advanced up to 0.9 percent. While NTPC, M&M, and Sun Pharma were supporting the indices to trim losses; Infosys, Wipro, and Tech Mahindra weighed heavily on the indices. . All sectors opened in the negative zone with Nifty IT and Nifty Metal indices battered in trade. Among individual stocks, shares of Infosys dropped over 2 percent after the IT major slashed the average variable payout for the June quarter. Besides, shares of RBL Bank gained over 2 percent after the board approved fund raise of Rs 3,000 crore.

Paytm share jumps 3.5 percent after Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s reappointment at AGM

Monday, August 22, 2022
Paytm share price jumped more than 3.5 percent to Rs 800.05 apiece on BSE on Monday, after the shareholders of One97 Communications approved the re-appointment of Vijay Shekhar Sharma as managing director and chief executive officer of the company for five more years. Around 99.7% of the shareholders of Paytm's parent, One97 Communications, have voted in favor of a resolution to reappoint Vijay Shekhar Sharma as MD & CEO of the company and approved his remuneration. All seven resolutions passed by the Paytm board, including the reinstatement of Madhur Deora as the executive director, president, and group chief financial officer, the inclusion of Elevation Capital’s managing partner Ravi Adusumalli as a board member, and the decision on Sharma’s and Deora’s remunerations were approved by the shareholders. In February this year, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) made it voluntary for India Inc to have a separate chairperson and managing director or CEO. In its statement. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 872 points, Nifty at 17490.70

Monday, August 22, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 872.28 points or 1.46% at 58773.87, and the Nifty was down 267.80 points or 1.51% at 17490.70, as global macroeconomic concerns resurfaced. ITC gained 0.58% to end as the top gainer followed by Nestle India. All other Sensex stocks closed in the red, led by Tata Steel, down 4.3%. Asian Paints, L&T, and Ultratech Cement were the other laggards.About 1228 shares have advanced, 2214 shares declined, and 163 are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index skidded nearly 2 percent in the broader markets, while the BSE SmallCap index ended at 1.15 percent lower. All the sectoral indices ended in red. Bank Nifty was down 1.77% on the closing bell while India VIX zoomed 4% to close at 19.04.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined over 650 points to 58,986 level and the Nifty50 extended loss over 150 points lower to trade below 17,600 levels

Monday, August 22, 2022
Bears pulled markets into negative territory today (22 August 2022) as Nifty50 extended a loss of over 150 points lower to trade below 17,600 levels. The S&P BSE Sensex declined over 650 points to 58,986 levels. Broader markets, too, edged lower in the trade as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 slipped over 1 percent each. Barring Nifty FMCG, all sectors dropped in the negative zone with Nifty IT, Nifty Realty, and Nifty IT indices the most battered trade. Among individual stocks, shares of Adani Power hit a 52-week high of Rs 427 per share after the company acquired DB Power for around Rs 7,000 crore. Besides, shares of Delhivery shed over 5 percent after the logistics firm net loss widened to Rs 399 crore in Q1FY23.

Adani power share rallies 300 percent in 8 months

Friday, August 19, 2022
Adani Power's share price soared 5 percent to a new 52-week high of Rs 419 apiece on Friday, taking its rally so far in 2022 to 307 percent. Adani Power surpassed the state-owned electric utility company NTPC in terms of market capitalization (market-cap) after a sharp rally in the share price of Gautam Adani-led Group company. Adani Power stood at 35th position with an m-cap of Rs 160,4291 crore, while NTPC stood at 37th spot in the overall ranking with a market cap of Rs 154,710 crore, BSE data shows. Adani Power also surpassed automobile company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), which has an m-cap of Rs 156,394 crore, data shows. Adani Power's share price has risen over 40 percent in the last month. Adani Power reported a 17-fold jump in its consolidated profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 4,780 crore in the June quarter (Q1FY23). The Adani Group electric utility company had posted PAT of Rs 278 crore in Q1FY22. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 652 points, Nifty at 17758.45

Friday, August 19, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 651.85 points or 1.08% at 59,646.15, and the Nifty was down 198 points or 1.10% at 17,758.50 snapping an 8-day gaining streak and ending lower amid weak global cues.IndusInd Bank, Apollo Hospitals, Bajaj Finserv, Tata Motors, and Hindalco Industries were among the major Nifty losers. The gainers were Adani Ports, L&T, Infosys, Eicher Motors, and Bajaj Auto. About 1387 shares have advanced, 1927 shares declined, and 122 shares are unchanged. Broader markets, too, inched lower in the trade as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 declined over 1 percent. Sector-wise, Nifty Media and Nifty IT bucked the trend. Nifty Pharma, Nifty Bank, and Nifty FMCG, however, were the losers among the pack. Nifty Bank index fell 0.2 percent to 39,572.55 levels.

Sona BLW Precision slips 6% after huge block deals

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Shares of Sona BLW Precision Forgings (Sona Comstar) slipped 6 percent to Rs 505 on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade after more than 100 million equity shares of the company changed hands via block deals. An affiliate of the US firm is offering shares in Sona BLW Precision Forgings Ltd, as Sona Comstar is formally known, at Rs 500 per equity. This is a discount of 7.2 percent on Wednesday’s closing price. The shares on sale amount to 79.43 million shares, or a 13.6 percent stake in Sona Comstar. Mint had reported on Wednesday that Blackstone will sell Sona BLW Precision’s shares worth Rs 3,971.7 crore in a block deal. If there’s enough investor demand, Blackstone could reportedly also increase the deal size to Rs 39.7 billion, according to the terms. Blackstone held 34.12% in Sona BLW as of 30 June 2022 after selling a large chunk of its shareholding worth ₹5,250 crores during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in June last year. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 38 points, Nifty at 17956.50

Thursday, August 18, 2022
After falling as much as 300 points during the day, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex recouped all of its losses to end at 60,298, up 38 points or 0.06 percent. The NSE Nifty50, too, recovered from a low of 17,852 to settle at 17,965, up 21 points or 0.12 percent. Stocks of Bajaj Finserv, Power Grid Corporation of India, Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India, UltraTech Cements, Asian Paints, and Kotak Mahindra Bank are among the top index gainers. On the flip side, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Sun Pharma, Wipro, Infosys, TCS, and HCL Tech were among the top BSE Sensex losers. The broader BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices, meanwhile, outperformed the frontline indices throughout the day and closed up to 0.4 percent higher. Among sectors, the Nifty Metal and Realty indices gained over 1 percent each, the Nifty Pharma index was down 1.2 percent. Nifty Bank index fell marginally to 39,435.25, while Nifty IT fell 0.7 percent.

HDFC AMC surges after 6 percent equity change hands on BSE

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Shares of HDFC Asset Management Company (AMC) surged 12 percent to Rs 2,185.30 on the BSE in Tuesday’s intra-day trade after nearly 6 percent of the total equity of the company changed hands via block deals. As many as 1.3 crore shares, or nearly 6 percent stake in the company worth Rs 2,520 crore, changed hands on the BSE at Rs 1,951 apiece, ABRDN Investment Management Limited (Formerly Standard Life Investments Limited), one of the promoters of HDFC AMC, held 16.21 percent stake in the company as on June 30, 2022, the shareholding pattern data shows. On September 29, 2021, Standard Life Investments Limited sold 10.65 million shares of HDFC AMC on the BSE at an average price of Rs 2,873.79 per share. Standard Life Investments held a 21.23 percent stake in the company as of June 30, 2022, as per BSE data.The block deal in the stock comes after a strong rally in the counter over the last three months. Shares of the asset manager have risen 21.5 percent in the past 90 days on the back of Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex up 379 points, Nifty at 17825.25

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 379.43 points or 0.64 percent at 59,842.21, and the Nifty was up 127.10 points or 0.72 percent at 17,825.30, as fag-end buying in Reliance Industries' stock pushed indices off lows. Besides, an upbeat global mood, and a steady decline in inflation (CPI and WPI), kept the bulls charged on Dalal Street.M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever, Ultratech Cement, Housing Development Finance Services (HDFC), Reliance Industries, Titan Company, ICICI Bank were among top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, the index laggards were Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India (SBI), Bajaj Finance, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices settled 1 percent higher in the broader markets. Sectorally, the Nifty Auto index jumped 2.5 percent, followed by the Nifty Realty index (up 2 percent). On the flipside, the Nifty PSB index dipped 0.3 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed over 300 points at 59,793 levels and the Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 17,750 levels

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Opening Bell: Markets opened higher in today's ( 16 august 2022) trade on the BSE amid positive global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose over 50 points to trade above 17,750 levels, while the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 300 points at 59,793 levels. Broader markets, too, rose in tandem as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 surged up to 0.6 percent. Sector-wise, Nifty Auto, Nifty Bank, and Nifty IT were the winners. Nifty Metal, however, was the sole sectoral loser in the trade. Among individual stocks, shares of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) hit a 52-week high of Rs 1,298 per share after the auto major launched five new electric SUVs.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away

Monday, August 15, 2022
Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away at 62 in Mumbai on14th August. Jhunjhunwala, over the years, invested in many well-known and established companies and upcoming startups. Jhunjhunwala's net worth was $5.8 billion, as of August 2022. He invested in his individual capacity, and via his firm Rare Enterprises. Low-cost carrier Akasa Air, which Rakesh Jhunjhunwala backs, was inaugurated on August 7. Jhunjhunwala was India's 36th richest person in 2021 and the 438th richest man in the world, so far in 2022, according to Forbes. Team Knowmystock expresses heartfelt condolences

Tata Elxsi brings new age solutions for driverless cars

Friday, August 12, 2022
Shares of Tata Elxsi hit a new high at Rs 10,150 as they rallied 6.8 percent on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade on the back of a strong growth outlook. Equipped with new-age technology, design, and tech service provider Tata Elxsi is helping customers reimagine products and services in the three key verticals of transportation, media, telecom, and healthcare, says the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Nitin Pai. The result is product engineering services to help customers transform their products, and our own platforms such as AUTONOMAI for driverless cars, TETHER for connected cars, and TE Play for OTT services. Stressing on the success of Tata Elxsi products and initiatives that fuse domain, digital, and design to deliver powerful use cases, he said TETHER Auto, for instance, has been adopted by Tata Motors and is powering connectivity and data-led services for almost 500,000 on-road vehicles across their range of electric, passenger and commercial vehicles. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex up 130 points, Nifty at 17698.15

Friday, August 12, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 130.18 points or 0.22% at 59,462.78, and the Nifty was up 39.20 points or 0.22% at 17,698.20, as investors awaited India's retail inflation data for July. ONGC, Tata Steel, NTPC, UPL, and Power Grid Corp were among the major Nifty gainers, while Divis Lab, Apollo Hospitals, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, and Tata Consumer Products were the laggards. About 1771 shares have advanced, 1531 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged. Oil & Gas indices rose 2.5% and Metal and Power added 1.5% each. On the other hand, the Pharma index shed 1% and Information Technology (IT) index declined 0.76%.In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 0.15 percent and 0.4 percent higher, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex shed 100 points to trade at 59,226 levels and the Nifty50 slipped below 17,650 levels

Friday, August 12, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened flat in today's(12 august 2022) trade on the BSE. Frontline indices Nifty50 slipped below 17,650 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex shed 100 points to trade at 59,226 levels Broader markets outperformed benchmark indices as Nifty Smallcap 100 and Nifty Midcap 100 surged up to 0.2 percent. Power Grid, NTPC, Tata Steel, SBI, and IndusInd Bank were the top contributors to the benchmark indices. Maruti, Nestle India, and Tech Mahindra, on the other hand, weighed on benchmark indices Sector-wise, Nifty Realty and Nifty Metal led the pack. Nifty IT, Nifty Auto, and Nifty Media, however, were losers in the trade. Among individual stocks, shares of Oil India climbed 1 percent after the state explorer tripled its net profit to Rs 1,555.4 crore in Q1FY23

ICICI Bank market-cap hits Rs 6 trillion

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Shares of ICICI Bank hit a record high of Rs 865.55, up 2 percent on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade, on a strong growth outlook. The market capitalization of the ICICI Bank touched Rs 6 lakh crore mark in the afternoon trade. The lender became the seventh Indian stock to hit such a milestone. The stock of the private sector lender surpassed its previous high of Rs 859.70 touched on October 25, 2021. In the past two months, the stock has rallied 26 percent. While in the past month, it has gained 12 percent, as compared to a 9.75 percent rise in the S&PBSE Sensex. Before ICICI Bank hit Rs 6 lakh crore market-cap mark, Reliance Industries, Tata Consultancy Services, HDFC Bank, Infosys, and Hindustan Unilever also hit this mark. In the first quarter of the current financial year, the private lender had reported a 49.5 percent on-year rise in its net profit to Rs 6,905 crore on the back of healthy loan growth. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 515 points, Nifty at 17659.00

Thursday, August 11, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 515.31 points or 0.88% at 59,332.60, and the Nifty was up 124.20 points or 0.71% at 17,659.00 as lower-than-expected inflation in the US bolstered equities across the globe as investors turned to riskier assets. Tech Mahindra, Wipro, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, HCL Tech, Titan Company, and Bajaj Finance were among the top S&P BSE Sensex gainers. The losers included Tata Consumer Products, Apollo Hospitals, ITC, Hindalco Industries, and NTPC. About 1772 shares have advanced, 1530 shares declined, and 138 are unchanged. From a sectoral viewpoint, the Nifty PSB index gained the most, up 2.3 percent, followed by the Nifty IT index, up 1.8 percent. Meanwhile, in the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices edged between 0.5 per cent and 0.8 per cent higher.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex surges 500pts, Nifty50 above 17,700 in pre-open deals

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Opening Bell: The Indian equity markets are likely to open on a positive note amid supportive global cues. As of 7:50 AM, the SGX Nifty Futures quoted 17,743 levels, indicating a gap up open of over 200 odd points on the Nifty50. Globally, better-than-expected US inflation data at 8.5 percent in July cheered Wall Street on Wednesday. Dow Jones jumped 500 points to 1.6 percent, while the S&P 500 climbed 2.1 percent, and NASDAQ Composite advanced 2.8 percent. Asia-Pacific markets followed suit and climbed in Thursday's morning trade. Australia's S&P 200 rose 0.9 percent, while South Korea's Kospi was 1.3 percent higher. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 58,822 levels and the Nifty50 rose 18 points to trade above 17,500 levels

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Opening Bell: The Indian markets opened flat in today's(10 August 2022) trade on the BSE amid weak global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose 18 points to trade above 17,500 levels, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex was at 58,822 levels. Broader markets, however, were positive in the trade as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Small Cap 100 gained up to 0.2 percent. Nestle India, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, Power Grid, and Bharti Airtel were the top contributors to benchmark indices. Sectorally, Nifty led Auto and Nifty FMCG indices led the charge. Nifty IT and Nifty Realty, however, were bogged down in trade. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 465 points, Nifty at 17525.10

Monday, August 8, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 465.14 points or 0.80% at 58,853.07, and the Nifty was up 127.60 points or 0.73% at 17,525.10,amid a broad-based rally.Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Maruti Suzuki were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. On the downside, BPCL, SBI, Ultratech Cement, Britannia, Adani Ports, and Hero MotoCorp fell over 1 percent each. About 1864 shares have advanced, 1535 shares declined, and 173 are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices in the broader markets edged 0.3 percent higher each. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank index slipped 0.4 percent, followed by the Nifty IT index (down 0.02 percent. All other indices clocked gains.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex shed 100 points at 58,299 levels and the Nifty50 was down 30 points to trade below 17,400 mark

Monday, August 8, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian equity markets opened weak today's(8 August 2022) trade on BSE amid weak global sentiments. Benchmark indices Nifty50 was down 30 points to trade below the 17,400 mark, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex shed 100 points at 58,299 levels. Broader markets, too, reflected the tepid mood as Nifty Midcap 100 underperformed Nifty Smallcap 100 and lost 0.06 percent in trade. sector-wise, Nifty Metal, Nifty Pharma, and Nifty Auto defied the overall market mood. However, Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty Realty were bogged down in trade. Among individual stocks, shares of Titan gained over 1 percent after net profit jumped three-fold to Rs 790 crore in Q1FY23. Besides, shares of Adani Ports climbed 0.7 percent ahead of their Q1FY23 results.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 89 points, Nifty at 17397.50

Friday, August 5, 2022
At Close, Sensex was up 89.13 points or 0.15% at 58387.93, and the Nifty added 15.50 points or 0.09% at 17397.50, as a hawkish monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) led to a tug of war between bulls and bears. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top laggard on Sensex, down 2%, followed by Reliance Industries, Maruti Suzuki India, and IndusInd Bank. Ultratech Cement added 2.31%, accompanied by ICICI Bank, and Airtel. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added up to 0.2 percent in the broader market. Among sectors, the Nifty Auto index fell over 1 percent, On the upside, the Nifty IT index gained 0.6 percent. Indi VIX closed 1.77% lower at 18.92.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed over 200 points to trade at 58,517 levels and Nifty50 rose 40 points to trade above 17,400 levels

Friday, August 5, 2022
The Indian equity markets steered in a positive direction after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked repo rates by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.4 percent. With this rate-hike cycle, the Indian central bank has raised interest rates by 140 bps so far. Frontline indices like Nifty50 rose 40 points to trade above 17,400 levels, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex climbed over 200 points to trade at 58,517 levels. Rate-sensitive sectors like Nifty Bank and Nifty Realty gain up to 0.4 percent. Nifty Auto, however, was down 0.1 percent in trade.

Dabur India Q1 result

Thursday, August 4, 2022
India's leading Science-based Ayurveda major Dabur India Ltd today reported an 8.1% growth in Consolidated Revenue for the First Quarter of 2022-23 with an underlying Volume growth of 5% in the India FMCG business. Consolidated profit after tax (PAT) for the quarter ended June 2022 (Q1FY23) was at Rs 441 crore as compared to the year-ago period. The PAT has improved marginally by 0.6 percent from Rs 438 crore last year. On a sequential basis, it surged 50 percent from Rs 294 crore PAT recorded during the previous quarter. Dabur reported a Consolidated Revenue of Rs 2,822 Crore in the first quarter of the 2022-23 financial year, up from Rs 2,612 Crore in the same quarter a year ago. Consolidated Revenue for the quarter reported a 2-year CAGR of 19.4%. Growth in revenue was aided by modest volume growth across the healthcare (herbal) business as demand for its power brands is seen normalizing. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 52 points, Nifty at 17382.00

Thursday, August 4, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 51.73 points or 0.09% at 58,298.80, and the Nifty was down 6.20 points or 0.04% at 17,382, as investors booked profit after six consecutive sessions of the rally, and ahead of the RBI monetary policy outcome on Friday. Sun Pharma jumped 2.46% to end as the top gainer while Nestle India was up 2.39%, followed by Infosys, Dr. Reddy’s, and M&M. NTPC was the worst performer, accompanied by State Bank of India, Axis Bank, and Reliance Industries. About 1515 shares have advanced, 1735 shares declined, and 141 are unchanged. The Nifty Pharma is up 2.37 percent, Nifty IT 1.2 percent, and Nifty FMCG 0.5 percent indices clocking the most gains. PSU banks were the worst hit today with the Nifty PSB index down 1.75 percent. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively. India VIX jumped more than 4% to end above 19 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 300 points to 58,676.8 levels and the Nifty50 opened over 50 points higher to trade above 17,450 levels

Thursday, August 4, 2022
Opening Bell: Bulls drove Indian markets higher as they opened in positive territory at the BSE today(4 August 2022). Frontline indices Nifty50 opened over 50 points higher to trade above 17,450 levels, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex was up 300 points to 58,676.8 levels. The strength spilled across broader markets as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 climbed up to 0.8 percent. Hindalco, Infosys, Shree Cements, UPL, IndusInd Bank, Ultratech Cement, TCS, Bajaj Finserv, and Axis Bank were the top contributors to the benchmark indices. Sector-wise, Nifty IT and Nifty Media led the upside. Nifty Realty, however, was the sore sectoral loser. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed 100 points to 58,245 levels and the Nifty50 rose 33 points above 17,350 levels

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Opening Bell: The Indian equity markets today(3 August 2022) opened on a positive note at the BSE despite mixed global cues. Frontline indices Nifty50 rose 33 points above 17,350 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex climbed 100 points to 58,245 levels. While Eicher Motors, JSW Steel, and Cipla were the top contributors to the 50-packed index, Bharti Airtel, Reliance, and Tata Steel were top contributors to the S&P BSE Sensex. Broader markets, meanwhile, were mixed in trade. Nifty Midcap 100 was down 0.1 percent, whereas Nifty Smallcap 100 surged 0.3 percent. Sector-wise, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Pharma opened with marginal gains. However, Nifty Auto and Nifty Media indices were bogged down in trade. Read more

Closisng Bell: Sensex gains 21 points, Nifty at 17345.45

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 20.86 points or 0.04% at 58,136.36, and, the Nifty was up 5.50 points or 0.03% at 17,345.50, for a fifth straight day, albeit amid volatility, as losses in HDFC twins, ICICI Bank, Infosys, L&T, and Bharti Airtel nearly balanced gains in Kotak Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Asian Paints, and Bajaj Finance.IndusInd Bank was the top gainer on Sensex, up 2%, followed by Asian Paints, and NTPC. Tech Mahindra was the worst performer, ending 1.85% lower accompanied by HDFC, L&T, and HDFC Bank. About 1829 shares have advanced, 1460 shares declined, and 122 are unchanged. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rose up to 0.5 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank index surged 2.7 percent, while the Nifty Realty index fell 1.7 percent. Bank Nifty outperformed and closed above the 38,000 mark while India VIX ended 5.95% higher at 18.53 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down over 150 points to 57,929 levels and the Nifty50 slipped over 50 points below 17,300 levels

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Opening Bell: The Indian markets opened choppy today (2 August 2022) morning at the BSE amid weak global sentiments. Frontline indices Nifty50 slipped over 50 points below 17,300 levels, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex was down over 150 points to 57,929 levels. Also, broader markets were under pressure as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 declined 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. Sector-wise, the Nifty Metal index bled over 1 percent in trade. However, Nifty FMCG and Nifty Media indices opened with marginal gains. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 545 points,nifty at 17340.05

Monday, August 1, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 545.25 points or 0.95% at 58,115.50, and the Nifty was up 181.70 points or 1.06% at 17,340 for a fourth straight day as hefty buying in auto, metals, financials, and Reliance Industries lifted sentiment.M&M was the top gainer on Sensex, up 6.29%, followed by Power Grid, NTPC, and Bharti Airtel. Sun Pharma was the top laggard, down 2.81%, accompanied by HUL, IndusInd Bank, and Nestle India. About 2230 shares have advanced, 1145 shares declined, and 187 are unchanged. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 1.5 percent each. Sectorally, the Nifty Auto index soared 3.3 percent, and the Nifty PSB and Metal indices were 1.5 percent each. The Nifty Pharma index was the only loser, down 0.08 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex climbed to 57,823 levels and the Nifty rose to 17,222 levels

Monday, August 1, 2022
Opening bell: Indian markets opened in positive territory today(1st August 2022) at BSE. Nifty50 rose 0.3 per cent, to 17,222 levels, while the S&P BSE Sensex climbed 0.2 per cent to 57,823 levels. Broader markets, too, were exuberant in the trade as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 inched higher up to 0.5 percent. Sector-wise, Nifty Auto and Nifty Media hogged the limelight as they climbed to 2 percent in trade. UPL surged 2.09 percent among individual stocks ahead of their June quarter results (Q1FY23). Besides, shares of Zee Entertainment were up 3.6 percent in trade after exchanges approved their merger with Sony Pictures Networks India.

HDFC Q1 profit jumps 22% YoY to Rs 3,669 crore

Friday, July 29, 2022
Housing finance major HDFC on Friday posted a 22 percent jump in its standalone profit after tax to Rs 3,669 crore for the June 2022 quarter, compared with Rs 3,001 crore in the corresponding period a year ago. Sequentially, the profit decreased marginally by 0.8 percent from the profit of Rs 3,700 crore reported in Q4FY22. The consolidated Profit After Tax for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, stood at Rs 5,574 crore. Its net interest income (NII) from April-June 2022 stood at Rs 4,447 crore, about 7.8 percent higher than Rs 4,125 crore a year ago.HDFC vice-chairman Keki Mistry said that the full impact of the lending rate hikes undertaken by HDFC is yet to show on the loan book, which kept net interest income low for the quarter. The management said assets under management (AUM) at the end of the June quarter stood at Rs 6.71 trillion, as against Rs 5.74 trillion at the end of Q1FY22. At the end of the March 2022 quarter, HDFC’s AUM stood at Rs 6.54 trillion. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 712 points, Nifty at 17158.25

Friday, July 29, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 712.46 points or 1.25% at 57,570.25, and the Nifty was up 228.70 points or 1.35% at 17,158.30, as investors lapped up metal and IT shares, along with index heavyweights shares. Tata Steel was the top Sensex gainer, soaring 7.4%, followed by Sun Pharma and HDFC. Dr Reddy’s dropped 3.9% to end as the worst performing Sensex stock, accompanied by Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India, and Axis Bank. About 2037 shares have advanced, 1197 shares declined, and 140 are unchanged. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal index climbed 4 percent, followed by the Nifty IT index by 2 percent. Public sector banks were the only losers with the Nifty PSB index down 1.2 percent. India VIX closed with losses, giving up 17 levels while Bank Nifty was up 0.30%. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices, too, added over 1 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex soared 500 points to 57,354, and the Nifty50 advanced 160 points to 17,090

Friday, July 29, 2022
OPENING BELL: The Indian markets opened firmly higher today(29 July 2022) tracking strength in US markets overnight. The BSE Sensex soared 500 points to 57,354, and the NSE Nifty50 advanced 160 points to 17,090. Tata Steel, Bajaj Finserv, Power Grid, Titan, M&M, L&T, Wipro, and Nestle led gains on the Sensex, up to 2 percent higher. On the downside, Dr. Reddy's slipped the most, down 4 percent after weak Q1 results. It also pulled down other pharma majors with Sun Pharma, Cipla, and Divi's Labs sliding up to 1 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 500 points to 56,313, and the Nifty gained 120 points to 16,760

Thursday, July 28, 2022
OPENING BELL: The Indian markets perked up today(28 July 2022), opening firmly higher after the US Fed hinted at slowing down rate hikes eventually, which lifted global stocks. The BSE Sensex rose 500 points to 56,313, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 120 points to 16,760. All Sensex stocks opened higher. Bajaj Finance led gains on the index, up over 5 percent. Bajaj Finserv moved 4 percent higher. Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, Wipro, Axis Bank, and Kotak Bank were the other notable winners. On the downside, Dr. Reddy's and Sun Pharma came under pressure, slipping up to 2 percent. Bharti Airtel, ITC, and Nestle were also subdued. In the broader markets, Nifty500, Nifty MidCap 50, and Nifty SmallCap 50 also sat in green, up to 0.7 percent higher. Read more

Bajaj Finance Q1 results beats street expectations

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Bajaj Finance on Wednesday reported a 159% jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 2,596 crore for the quarter ending June 30, 2022, beating street estimates. It reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 1,002 crore in the year-ago period.Net interest income (NII) climbed by 48% to ₹6,638 crores in the quarter under review from ₹4,489 crores in Q1 of last year. New loans booked during the quarter grew by 60% to 74.2 lakh as against 46.3 lakh in the corresponding year-ago quarter. Customer franchise stood at 6.03 crore, registering a growth of 20 percent. The company recorded its highest ever quarterly increase in its customer franchise of 27.3 lakh in Q1FY23. The company's assets under management grew by 28% to Rs 2.04 trillion as of June 30, 2022. Loan losses and provisions for Q1FY23 were at Rs 755 crore as against Rs 1,750 crore in Q1FY22. The company holds a management and macro-economic overlay of Rs 1,000 crore, Bajaj Finance said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex up 547.83 points, Nifty at 16641.80

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was up 547.83 points or 0.99% at 55816.32, and the Nifty was up 158.00 points or 0.96% at 16641.80, as a broad-based rally ensued on Dalal Street. The markets seemed unnerved ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy outcome later tonight and rather focused on falling bond yields and domestic corporate earnings. Sun Pharma was up 3.3% on the closing bell as the best performing Sensex stock, followed by State Bank of India, and Larsen & Toubro. In the red was Bharti Airtel, falling 1.25%, accompanied by Kotak Mahindra Bank, and NTPC. About 1714 shares have advanced, 1521 shares declined, and 136 are unchanged. The rally was across-the-board with the Nifty Pharma and PSB indices climbing over 2 percent each, followed by the Nifty IT index (up 1.7 percent), and the Nifty Bank index (1 percent). The broader BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices underperformed at the bourses as they advanced up to 0.90 percent. Indi VIX closed 0.22% lower but was still above 18 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 11 points to 55,257 and the Nifty around the previous close at 16,472

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
OPENING BELL: The Indian markets opened flat today(27 July 2022) tracking global peers that were also subdued. The BSE Sensex was down 11 points to 55,257 and the NSE Nifty50 was around the previous close at 16,472. L&T, Maruti, M&M, Power Grid, Asian Paints, TCS, and Ultratech Cement were the top Sensex winners, while Bharti Airtel, Dr. Reddy's, Titan, Kotak Bank, and HUL led losses. The broader markets also suffered losses. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.3 percent lower. Sector-wise, Nifty consumer durables slipped the most, down over 1 percent. All other pockets also turned negative soon after opening. Nifty IT was flat. Read more

Asian Paints Q1 result

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Asian Paints on Tuesday reported a consolidated net profit of ₹1,036 crores, up over 80% as compared to ₹574 crores in the same quarter last year, as the business grew both in volume and value terms. Its revenue surged more than 54% to ₹8,607 crores as against ₹5,585 crore year-on-year (YoY).On a standalone basis, Asian Paint's revenue for the quarter under review increased by 59.6% whereas standalone Net Profit for the quarter rose by 70.7%. Asian Paints' total expenses were at Rs 7,287.84 crore, up 48.91 percent in Q1/FY 2022-23, as against Rs 4,893.87 crore in the corresponding period."The domestic decorative business more than doubled its volume and delivered stellar revenues over the lower base of last year, which had suffered from the first nationwide lockdown. The industrial business and the home improvement business also doubled its revenue on last year's low base," Amit Syngle, Managing Director & CEO of the paint company said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex sheds 498 points, Nifty at 16483.85

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 497.73 points or 0.89% at 55,268.49, and the Nifty was down 147.20 points or 0.89% at 16,483.80, as investors chose to stay on the sidelines ahead of the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy outcome on Wednesday. Infosys was the worst performing stock on Sensex, down 3.45%, accompanied by Hindustan Unilever, and Axis Bank. Zomato dived another 12.5% on Tuesday. Bajaj Finserv zoomed 5.58%, along with Power Grid and Bharti Airtel. About 1119 shares have advanced, 2128 shares declined, and 138 are unchanged. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dropped over 1 percent each. All the sectoral indices ended in the red with metal, IT, pharma, auto, bank, capital goods, realty, and FMCG indices down 1-2 percent. Bank Nifty ended at 36,408, down 0.87% while India VIX rise 2.77% to breach 18 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 200 points to 55,560, and Nifty slipped 65 points to 16,565

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
OPENING BELL: The Indian markets had a tepid opening today(26 July 2022) amid sombre global mood as investors turn cautious ahead of the US Fed rate decision on Wednesday. The BSE Sensex fell 200 points to 55,560, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 65 points to 16,565. Bajaj twins, Tech M, Tata Steel, ITC, and SBI were the only gainers on the Sensex, while Axis Bank, Dr. Reddy's, Asian Paints Maruti, and Infosys were the top losers. The broader markets also opened in the red. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.3 percent lower.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 306 points, Nifty at 16631.00

Monday, July 25, 2022
At Close, the Sensex was down 306.01 points or 0.55% at 55,766.22, and the Nifty was down 88.50 points or 0.53% at 16,631. Mahindra & Mahindra was the worst-performing Sensex stock, down 3.83%, followed by Reliance Industries and Maruti Suzuki India. Zomato’s share price tanked 11%. Tata Steel rose 3.1% as the top Sensex gainer, accompanied by IndusInd Bank and Asian paints. About 1465 shares have advanced, 1878 shares declined, and 168 are unchanged. Among sectors, Nifty Auto fell 1.7 percent, Bank Nifty index closed flat with a negative bias while India VIX rose 6.19%while Nifty Metal added 1.5 percent. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap index gained 0.03 percent but the BSE SmallCap index eased 0.13 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell over 200 points to 55,890, and the Nifty slipped 42 points to 16,680

Monday, July 25, 2022
Opening Bell: The Indian markets started the new week today (25 July 2022) on a weak footing in line with the subdued global trends and earnings impact. The BSE Sensex fell over 200 points to 55,890, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 42 points to 16,680. Reliance led Sensex losses, dropping 2.5 percent after brokerages cut the company's earnings estimates after its Q1 miss. Tech M, Infosys, Ultratech Cement, Kotak Bank, and TCS were the other top laggards, while ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Tata Steel were the top winners. Read more

Ultratech cement gains 6 percent on strong revenue growth

Friday, July 22, 2022
UltraTech Cement shares rose as much as 6 percent on Friday after the company’s quarterly earnings beat estimates on all parameters during the June quarter. It reported a net profit of Rs 1,582 crore for the quarter that ended June 2022 7.45 percent lower than Rs 1,700 crore in the same quarter of last year. Its revenue from operations was up 28.18 percent to Rs 15,163.98 crore during the quarter under review as against Rs 11,829.84 crore in the corresponding period of the last fiscal. Profit before interest, depreciation, and tax was at ₹3,204 crores compared to ₹3,512 crores.UltraTech Cement’s total expenses were at Rs 12,980.06 crore, up 36.51 percent in Q1 FY23 as against Rs 9,508.26 crore. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 390 points, Nifty at 16719.45

Friday, July 22, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 390.28 points or 0.70% at 56,072.23, and the Nifty was up 114.20 points or 0.69% at 16,719.50, for the sixth day in a row, despite tepid global cues. Ultratech Cement, Grasim, UPL, HDFC, HDFC Bank, Eicher Motors, and ICICI Bank were the top gainers, rallying over 2% each. Infosys, Tata Consumer Products, NTPC, and Power Grid, on the other hand, shed over 1%. About 1732 shares have advanced, 1511 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, the Nifty Bank added 1.6 percent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index up 1.5 percent. Nifty IT fell 0.6 percent, and power fell 0.5 percent. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap index fell 0.2 percent, but the BSE SmallCap index added 0.2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 250 points to 55,916, and the Nifty gained 72 points to 16,677

Friday, July 22, 2022
Opening Bell: Indian markets opened higher today(22 July 2022) tracking strength in global markets. The BSE Sensex rose 250 points to 55,916, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 72 points to 16,677. Ultratech Cement, Tata Steel, Nestle, Tech M, M&M, Kotak Bank, Asian Paints, SBI, and HDFC were the top winners on the Sensex. UPL, Eicher Motors, and Adani Ports were the additional gainers on the Nifty. Infosys, IndusInd Bank, L&T, Bajaj Finance, Divis Labs, and ONGC were the top index losers. Read more

Droupadi Murmu becomes India's first tribal President

Friday, July 22, 2022
Droupadi Murmu (64) made history by becoming India’s first tribal president. Fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Murmu got more than 64 percent of the votes cast, and at least 20 opposition votes, winning the election by a massive margin, defeating common opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha (84) and winning voters in the electoral college with her charm, simplicity and determined conviction protect tribal identity. Tribal chiefs from all over the country are planning to troop into Delhi to felicitate the new president when she takes oath on July 25, putting on display a new, different, iridescent India. Read more

Gland Pharma fell 12 percent post Q1 result

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Shares of pharmaceutical company Gland Pharma hit a 52-week low of Rs 2,182 as they slipped 12 percent on the BSE in Thursday's intra-day trade. Consolidated net profit declined 35% YoY and 20% sequentially to Rs 229 crore in the Apr-Jun quarter, led by lower operating income and a 26% YoY fall in revenue from operations at Rs 857 crore in the period. The pharmaceutical company's PAT stood at Rs 351 crore in Q1FY22. On a sequential basis, PAT was down 20 percent from Rs 286 crore in Q4FY22The company's revenue from operations declined 26 percent YoY to Rs 857 crore from Rs 1,154 crore, and 22 percent QoQ from Rs 1,103 crore. Last year's revenue was higher due to Covid-19-related product sales. The company said continued supply disruption, cost escalation, and the Company’s decision to shut down two of its manufacturing lines for productivity improvement have affected the business for the quarter. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 284 points, Nifty at 16605.25

Thursday, July 21, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 284.42 points or 0.51% at 55,681.95, and the Nifty was up 84.50 points or 0.51% at 16,605.30 for the fifth day, amid mixed global mood, and weak oil prices. IndusInd Bank, L&T, Bajaj Finance, Tata Consumer Products, UPL, L&T, Bajaj Finserv, Asian Paints, and Hindalco were the top gainers. At the same time, Kotak Bank, Dr. Reddy’s Labs, SBI Life, Cipla, and Reliance Industries fell the most, down to 2 percent. About 1950 shares have advanced, 1302 shares declined, and 155 shares are unchanged. The broader markets, however, outran the frontline indices with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices climbing up to 1.3 percent. Among sectors, the Nifty PSU index rose 1.56%, Oil & Gas, Power, and Capital Goods indices rose 1-2 percent. while Nifty Pharma slipped 0.4%.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 100 points to 55,305, and the Nifty slipped 30 points to 16,490

Thursday, July 21, 2022
The Indian equity markets opened weak today(21 July 2022) amid mixed cues from overseas. Weekly F&O expiry was also weighed. The BSE Sensex fell 100 points to 55,305, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 30 points to 16,490. IndusInd Bank, Sun Pharma, M&M, Maruti, and Bharti Airtel were the top gainers on the Sensex, while Wipro, L&T, Kotak Bank, Infosys, TCS, and Asian Paints slipped up to 1.8 percent. The broader markets, meanwhile, opened in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.17 percent higher. Sectorwise, Nifty FMCG, Realty, Metal, and Auto held gains. While IT index suffered the most losses as Wipro dragged other peers. Read more

Windfall tax cut

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
The government's quicker-than-expected cut in windfall tax on fuel exports should "normalize equity multiples" of Reliance Industries and state-owned ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation), said market experts today(20 July 2022). Besides, they see ONGC earning a profit per barrel worth $25, which is 20 percent higher than last year's profit. Technically, Reliance Industries shares opened a gap-up over the 200-day moving average (DMA) set at the Rs 2,507 mark. If the stock manages to hold ground above the same, a positive upside can be expected as the stock has held support near the Rs 2,350 level earlier.

CLOSING BELL:Sensex stood at 55,397, up 630 points while Nifty reclaimed the 16,500-mark to end at 16,521, up 180 points

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
The market sentiment on Dalal Street was lifted today(20 July 2022) on Supportive global cues amid consistently falling commodity prices, and the government's decision to cut windfall tax on fuel exports. The S&P BSE Sensex opened gap-up with a gain of over 600 points and built on them to hit a high of 55,630. By the close, the index stood at 55,397, up 630 points or 1.15 percent. The Nifty50, on the other hand, reclaimed the 16,500-mark to end at 16,521, up 180 points or 1.1 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex soared over 650 points to 55,350, and the Nifty topped 16,550, gaining 200 points

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
The Indian markets, uplifted by the reduction in windfall tax on fuel exports and oil output, sharply edged higher today(20 July 2022) led by Reliance and ONGC, which rose 3-5 percent. The BSE Sensex soared over 650 points to 55,350, and the NSE Nifty50 topped 16,550, gaining 200 points. The broader markets also sat in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.9 percent higher. Among sectors, Nifty IT, metals, and oil & gas packs rose the most by 1.8 percent each. All other pockets also sat with firm gains of up to 1 percent. Rallis India fell 2 percent in a strong market reporting an 18.1 percent decline in Q1FY23 net profit at Rs 67.47 crore when compared with Rs 82.42 crore in Q1FY22. Uplifted by the reduction in windfall tax on fuel exports and oil output, x sharply edged higher on Wednesday led by Reliance and ONGC, which rose 3-5 percent.

CLOSING BELL:Sensex surged 246 points to close at 54,768, while the Nifty reclaimed 16,300-mark to end at 16,341

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Indian benchmark indices rose at the fag-end of a choppy session, amid gains in PSU and select private banks, financial services, and select heavyweight stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex surged 246 points higher to close at 54,768, while the Nifty50 reclaimed 16,300-mark to end at 16,341. The index was 62 points higher at the end of the session. The indices were up 0.45 percent and 0.38 percent, respectively. Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, M&M, Tata Steel, Ultratech Cement, Bajaj Finserv, Bharti Airtel, SBI, Coal India, Eicher Motors, and ICICI Bank were the top rulers, up between 1-2.3 percent. On the flipside, ONGC, Nestle India, HDFC Life, Sun Pharma, Tata Consumer, Cipla, Hero MotoCorp, and SBI Life ended lower, down up to 2.6 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 200 points to 54,360, and the Nifty slipped 50 points to 16,227

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
The BSE Sensex fell 200 points to 54,360, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 50 points to 16,227. Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, Reliance, Ultratech Cement, PowerGrid, and Dr. Reddy were the handful of gainers on the Sensex. ONGC and Coal India were the additional Nifty winners. On the flipside, HCL Tech, Asian Paints, Tech M, TCS, Infy, Bajaj Finserv, HUL, Nestle, Tata Consumer, HDFC Life, and Britannia led losses on the two indices, down up to 1.5 percent. However, the broader markets opened in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.14 percent higher. Sectorally, Nifty auto, metals, and pharma indices outperformed the weak market, rising up to 0.6 percent. Financials, FMCG and IT sat with losses. Among stocks, Surya Roshini rose over 4 percent on winning an order worth Rs 91 crores. In the currency market, the rupee breached the 80/$ mark at open before slightly pulling back to 79.95/$.

Morgan Stanley cuts India's GDP forecast to 7.2% in FY23

Monday, July 18, 2022
Analysts at Morgan Stanley, have lowered their GDP growth estimates following Nomura slashed India's 2023 GDP growth forecast to 4.7 percent from its earlier projection of 5.4 percent amid recession fears and rising interest rates. Analysts in Morgan Stanley now expect the Indian economy - as measured by GDP - to grow at 7.2 percent in fiscal 2022-23 (FY23), 40 basis points (bps) lower than their earlier estimates. For FY24, the revised projection stands at 6.4 percent - down 30 bps. Read more

CLOSING BELL: Sensex jumped 760 points to end at 54,521 level while the Nifty closed at 16,279, up 229 points

Monday, July 18, 2022
Indian benchmark indices surged over 1 percent higher today(18 July 2022), led by nearly broad-based buying driven by upbeat global momentum. The S&P BSE Sensex jumped 760 points to end at the 54,521 level while the Nifty closed at 16,279, up 229 points. The frontline indices climbed on the back of gains in Infosys, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, TCS, Axis Bank, L&T, SBI, and Reliance Industries. All these index heavyweights rallied between 0.85 percent and 4.5 percent. Separately, Tech M, Bajaj twins, Wipro, Ultratech Cement, Tata Steel, Titan, and Asian Paints were the other gainers rising up to 3.5 percent. On the downside, Dr. Reddy's Labs, HDFC Bank, HUL, Nestle, M&M, Maruti Suzuki, and HDFC were the laggards, down in the range of 0.5 percent to 1.7 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose over 450 points to 54,237, while Nifty advanced 130 points to 16,180

Monday, July 18, 2022
Indian stock markets opened with strong gains today(18 July 2022) tracking strength in Asian and US equities. The BSE Sensex rose over 450 points to 54,237, and the NSE Nifty50 advanced 130 points to 16,180. Infosys, Tech M, L&T, Dr. Reddy's, Sun Pharma IndusInd Bank, HUL, Tata Steel, and ICICI Bank led gains on the Sensex, rising 1-2 percent. Hindalco, JSW Steel, UPL, and ONGC were the additional gainers on Nifty. While HDFC twins, Britannia and M&M were the sole index losers holding tepid cuts. Read more

Bharti Airtel jumps 2% after Google buys 1.2% stake in Bharti Airtel for $700 million

Friday, July 15, 2022
Shares of Bharti Airtel climbed nearly 2 percent on July 15 after the company said it is allotting 7.11 crore shares to Google on a preferential basis. The allotment is part of Google's commitment to invest $1 billion with Airtel, which included equity investment in the company worth $700 million, about Rs 5,224 crore, while the remaining $300 million will be invested through commercial agreements over the next five years, which include investments in scaling Airtel's offerings that cover a range of devices to consumers via innovative affordability programs. .“The ‘special committee of directors for preferential allotment of the company has approved the allotment of 71,176,839 equity shares of the face value of ₹5 each fully paid up, on a preferential basis to Google International LLC (Google) at an issue price of ₹734 per equity share (including a premium of ₹729 per equity share)," the carrier said in a note to BSE on Thursday. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 344.63 points, Nifty at 16049.20

Friday, July 15, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 344.63 points or 0.65% at 53,760.78, and the Nifty was up 110.50 points or 0.69% at 16,049.20. Hindustan Unilever was the top gaining stock on Sensex, up 2.86%, followed by Titan and Maruti Suzuki India. Tata Steel, Power Grid, and HCL Tech were the laggards. About 1712 shares have advanced, 1491 shares declined, and 147 are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index added 0.85 percent in the broader market, and the BSE SmallCap index, too, gained 0.5 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty Auto index was the biggest gainer, up 2 percent, and FMCG and Capital Goods indices rose 1 percent each, Bank Nifty ended 0.09% higher. The Nifty Metal, on the contrary, eased 0.8 percent. India VIX fell 4% to settle at 17.6%.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 300 points to 53,717, and Nifty gained 88 points to 16,030

Friday, July 15, 2022
The Indian markets opened with nominal gains today(15 July 2022) tracking mixed cues from overseas amid declining commodity prices. The BSE Sensex rose 300 points to 53,717, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 88 points to 16,030. Bharti Airtel, SBI, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd, L&T, Kotak Bank, HUL, Infosys, and Tech M led gains on the Sensex. Britannia, Apollo Hospital, and Tata Consumer were the additional winners on Nifty. On the flipside, Tata Steel, HCL Tech, Axis Bank, Wipro, Tata Steel, JSW Steel, ONGC, and Hindalco were the top index drags. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 98 points, Nifty at 15938.65

Thursday, July 14, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 98 points or 0.18% at 53,416.15, and the Nifty was down 28 points or 0.18% at 15,938.70, as the global mood turned cautious amid 40-year high inflation in the US. Sun Pharma was the top gainer on Sensex, up 2.55%, followed by Dr Reddy’s, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Axis Bank was the worst performing Sensex constituent, accompanied by HCL Tech and State Bank of India. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank index declined by 2 percent, while the Nifty IT index eased by 1.4 percent. On the upside, the Nifty Pharma index added 0.78 percent, Oil & Gas and Power indices gained 1-1.6 percent. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped up to 0.56 percent. India VIX was in the red on the closing bell, hanging just above 18 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 180 points to 53,700, and the NSE Nifty50 advanced 60 points to 16,031

Thursday, July 14, 2022
The Indian markets started today's(14 July 2022) session with tepid gains as investors digested a 41-year high retail inflation in the US at 9.1 percent for June. The BSE Sensex rose 180 points to 53,700, and the NSE Nifty50 advanced 60 points to 16,031. Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, Titan, Nestle, L&T, HUL, Power Grid, and Dr. Reddy were the top winners of the Sensex. Apollo Hospitals, Tata Consumer, and Britannia were additional gainers on the Nifty. On the other hand, SBI, Axis Bank, ITC, Tata Steel, and JSW Steel were among the handful of index losers. The broader markets also opened in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.11 percent higher. Read more

Nomura cuts India 2023 GDP forecast to 4.7%

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Analysts at Nomura have cut its 2023 forecast for economic growth in India, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), to 4.7 percent from its earlier projection of 5.4 percent amid worries of recession picking up across the world in an inflationary environment as it expects growth to slow down over the next year. “We see rising medium-term growth headwinds from higher inflation, monetary policy tightening, dormant private capex growth and, most importantly, global growth slowdown,” Consequently, we lowered our 2023 GDP growth projection from 5.4% to 4.7%," the firm said in a note co-authored by Aurodeep Nandi and Sonal Varma. The Indian economy has been racing above its pre-pandemic level, led by a sharp recovery in the services sector, and supported by the lagged effects of easy financial conditions, a public capex push, and a rise in real bank credit growth and the improvement in growth has been broad-based across consumption, investment, industry and the external sector. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex tanks 327 points, Nifty at 15966.65

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 372.46 points or 0.69% at 53,514.15, and the Nifty was down 91.60 points or 0.57% at 15,966.70, as investors turned cautious ahead of the key US retail inflation data due later tonight.IndusInd bank was the top BSE Sensex loser, followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Bharti Airtel, HDFC Bank, and Reliance Industries, among others. On the flip side, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Asian Paints, Sun Pharma, Kotak Mahindra Bank, NTPC, Nestle India, Power Grid Corporation of India, Infosys, ITC, and others capped the index’s losses. About 1649 shares have advanced, 1584 shares declined, and 141 are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 0.32 and 0.04 percent higher, respectively. Among sectors, banks & financials, and oil & gas pockets on the Nifty were the top laggards, each closing 1 percent lower. Nifty IT also ended with marginal cuts, while, FMCG and Pharma indices ended with strong gains of 1 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE: Markets are likely to open on a positive ground;SGX Nifty Futures quoted 16,115 levels, up around 50 points

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Indian markets are likely to open on a positive ground despite mixed global cues today(13 July 2022). As of 7:40 AM, SGX Nifty Futures quoted 16,115 levels, up 50-odd points on the Nifty50. today(13 July 2022), investors will closely monitor the US inflation data for June. Back home, HCL Technologies will be on investors' radar after the IT major saw a rise in net profit by 2.4 percent year-on-year (YoY) to Rs 3,283 crore. Globally, the US markets closed lower on Tuesday on recession fears. While Dow Jones slipped 0.6 percent, both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite declined 0.9 percent each. However, major markets in Asia-Pacific traded higher on Wednesday morning. Japan's Nikkei 225, South Korea's Kospi, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.3 percent each. Meanwhile, prices of crude oil tumbled below $100 per barrel on a stronger dollar and weak demand outlook. On Wednesday, Brent Crude hovered at $99 per barrel and WTI Crude was at $95 per barrel.

Ahluwalia Contracts gains 12 percent on order win worth Rs 150 crore

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Shares of Ahluwalia Contracts (India) gained 12 percent to Rs 467 on the BSE in Tuesday's intra-day deals, in an otherwise weak market, after the company secured new order worth Rs 150 crore from Ritnand Salved Education Foundation for the construction work of Amity Campus Bengaluru. Post this order, the total order inflow during the FY2022-23 stands at Rs863 crore. Last month, Ahluwalia Contracts secured an order worth approximately Rs 209 crore for the construction of Adani Connex Data Centers at Noida (UP) from D C Development Noida Ltd. The company had also secured new orders aggregating to Rs 442 crore for the construction of the National Police Academy in Nepal under a joint venture (JV). The total work order for this project was Rs 630.95 crore and the company's share is Rs 442 crore for its 70 percent share in the JV. n FY22, the company had recorded 35.8 percent growth in turnover at Rs 2,692 crore and Ebitda margin of 10.61 percent. As of March 31, 2022, the company's net o Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 508 points, Nifty at 16058.30

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 508.62 points or 0.94% at 53,886.61, and the Nifty was down 157.70 points or 0.97% at 16,058.30, amid nervousness in the global markets. Stocks of Infosys, Nestle India, HCL Tech, HUL, Mahindra & Mahindra, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, and Titan Company were among the top index drags. On the flip side, NTPC, Bharti Airtel, and Bajaj Finance were the only gainers on S&P BSE Sensex. About 1436 shares have advanced, 1784 shares declined, and 157 are unchanged. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices outperformed the benchmark indices as they shed just 0.5 percent. All but the Nifty Realty index traded with losses, led by auto, IT, and metal counters. Nifty Bank index declined 0.95 percent to finish trade at 35,132. India VIX rose 1 percent to settle at 18.55 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex quoted at 54,084, down 311 points, while Nifty hovered around 16,108, down 108 points

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Indian benchmark indices started on a subdued note today (12 July 2022), following weakness in Asian markets. The 30-pack S&P BSE Sensex quoted at 54,084, down 311 points or 0.57 percent, in early deals while the Nifty50 hovered around 16,108, down 108 points or 0.67 percent. Tata Steel, HCL Tech, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Titan, Bajaj Finserv, and M&M were the major losers in the large-cap space, falling up to 2 percent in morning trade. Meanwhile, in the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 0.5 percent each. Individually, shares of Spandana Sphoorty fell 5 percent after the company's consolidated net profit dropped 42 percent to Rs 28.6 crore in the March quarter (Q4FY22) after one-time settlement fees and transition expenses.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 87 points, Nifty at 16216.00

Monday, July 11, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 86.61 points or 0.16% at 54,395.23, and the Nifty was down 4.60 points or 0.03% at 16,216. Stocks of Bharti Airtel, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HCL Tech, Infosys, Wipro, HUL, and State Bank of India (SBI) ended up to 5 percent down. On the flip side, Tata Steel was the top BSE Sensex gainer, followed by M&M, Dr Reddy’s, ICICI Bank, Asian Paints, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and Reliance Industries, among others. About 2035 shares have advanced, 1297 shares declined, and 155 are unchanged. Sectorally, except for the Nifty IT index, which closed 3 percent lower, all other indices eked out gains. The Nifty PSU Bank index was the top gainer, up 2 percent, and auto, metal, oil & gas, realty, and power indices rose 1-4 percent.BSE midcap and smallcap indices rose 0.5-1 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 300 points to 54,177, while Nifty slipped 82 points to 16,138

Monday, July 11, 2022
The Indian markets opened weak today(11 July 2022) tracking subdued global sentiment. To add to the pressure, IT giant TCS fell 3 percent as investors reacted to the company's soft Q1FY23 earnings. The BSE Sensex fell 300 points to 54,177, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 82 points to 16,138. On the Sensex, all other IT companies also suffered losses with Infosys, HCL Tech, Wipro, and Tech M falling 1-2 percent. Bharti Airtel was the top loser, dipping 4 percent after the Adani group announced its plan to participate in the 5G spectrum auction to create the group’s own private networks and support its businesses. Read more

IT stocks likely to remain under pressure amid global headwinds

Sunday, July 10, 2022
Information technology stocks are likely to remain under pressure in the near term amid headwinds emanating from the worsening economic situation in key global markets and financial market volatility, according to analysts. While the country's largest software exporter TCS reported a 5.2 percent rise in June quarter net profit on Friday, kicking off the latest earnings cycle, IT shares have been sliding, with the BSE Information Technology index tumbling nearly 24 percent so far this year. Cross-currency headwinds and large-scale talent churn resulting in higher wage hikes could also add to the challenges, especially in terms of the impact on operating margins, analysts opined. Read more

M&M rallies 5%, hits record high as automaker looks to invest in new EV entity

Friday, July 8, 2022
Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) hit a new high of Rs 1,191.90 after they rallied 5 percent on the BSE in Friday's intra-day trade. This comes after the company the automaker inked a pact with the British International Investment (BII) to invest Rs 1,925 crore each in a wholly-owned subsidiary of the home-grown auto major, focusing on four-wheel passenger electric vehicles.BII will invest up to Rs 1,925 crores in the form of compulsory convertible instruments at a valuation of up to Rs. 70,070 crores, resulting in 2.75% to 4.76% ownership for BII in the EV Co.," M&M said in a stock exchange filing. The total capital infusion for the EV Co. is envisaged to be approximately Rs 8,000 crores / $1 billion between FY24 and FY27 for the planned product portfolio. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 303 points, Nifty at 16220.60

Friday, July 8, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 303.38 points or 0.56% at 54,481.84, and the Nifty was up 87.70 points or 0.54% at 16,220.60, as a lack of fresh triggers kept indices directionless. L&T stock price gained 4.56% as the top Sensex gainer, followed by Power Grid, and NTPC. Tata Steel was the top laggard, down 1.6%, accompanied by Maruti Suzuki, and IndusInd Bank. TCS closed 0.61% lower ahead of its Q1 results. About 1859 shares have advanced, 1352 shares declined, and 146 are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty Metal index was the sole loser, down 0.8 percent. The Nifty Bank and FMCG indices, meanwhile, were the outperformers, up 0.5 percent each. BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended with marginal gains. India VIX was down 4%, giving up 19 levels while Bank Nifty ended at 35,124.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 300 points to 54,527, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 90 points to 16,222

Friday, July 8, 2022
Indian equity markets started today's(8 July 2022) session firmly higher tracking strength in Asian and the US markets. The BSE Sensex rose 300 points to 54,527, and the NSE Nifty50 gained 90 points to 16,222. M&M, L&T, ICICI Bank, NTPC, Infosys, Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, ITC, HCL Tech, and Tech M were the top winners on the Sensex. Coal India, Grasim, and Britannia were the additional top gainers on Nifty. On the downside, Asian Paints, Titan, Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Dr Reddy's, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, Hindalco, and ONGC were the top losers across the two benchmarks. The broader markets also opened in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.3 per cent higher. Sector-wise Nifty Bank, Auto, Financials led sectoral gains. Nifty metals were the sole laggard among sectors. Among stocks, Suven Pharmaceuticals rose 2.6 per cent. The company has received US FDA approval for Glycopyrrolate. Glycopyrrolate is used to treat peptic ulcers in adults.

Titan Shares gains 8 percent after Q1 result

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Shares of Tata group firm Titan surged 8 percent to Rs 2,170.95 on the BSE in Thursday's intra-day trade after the company said its total sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2022-23 (Q1FY23) grew 205 percent year-on-year (YoY) led by strong wedding demand and a low base. Its network expansion and campaigns continued to progress well throughout Q1FY23, which was the non-disrupted first quarter in the last three years, said Titan in its quarterly updates. In Q1FY23, jewelry revenue nearly tripled, clocking a growth of 207 percent. The Division had a good start to FY23 with robust sales on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya in May month after 2 years of Covid-induced lockdowns in this period. Both walk-ins and buyers grew in line with revenues whereas ticket size marginally improved compared to Q1FY22, Titan Company said in its exchange filing. Read more

Closing bell: Sensex jumps 427 points, Nifty at 16132.90

Thursday, July 7, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 427.49 points or 0.80% at 54,178.46, and the Nifty was up 143.10 points or 0.89% at 16,132.90 for a second straight day, as falling commodity prices eased inflationary concerns. Titan was the top gainer, ending 5.88% higher, followed by Tata Steel, L&T, and IndusInd Bank. Dr Reddy’s was the top laggard, falling 1.3%, accompanied by Nestle India, and Bharti Airtel. About 2201 shares have advanced, 1013 shares declined, and 146 are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices in the broader markets edged over 1 percent higher. The Nifty PSU Bank and metal index advanced the most, up 3.4 to 4 percent. The Nifty FMCG index, meanwhile, settled 0.08 percent down. while India's VIX fell 5.28% to give up 20 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 450 points to 54,200, and Nifty advanced 150 points to 16,140

Thursday, July 7, 2022
The Indian markets opened gap-up today(7 July 2022), tracking positive cues from overseas amid a sharp fall in crude and strongly extended their previous session's gains. The BSE Sensex rose 450 points to 54,200, and the NSE Nifty50 advanced 150 points to 16,140. Titan, Asian Paints, M&M, Kotak Bank, Power Grid, ICICI Bank, and IndusInd Bank led the upmove on the Sensex, while Bharti Airtel was the sole index loser, down 0.5 percent. The broader markets also opened firmly higher. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained up to 0.8 percent.

Bajaj Finance stock jumps 5% after quarterly result

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Bajaj Finance's share price rose 5 percent on July 6 after the company reported better numbers for the quarter that ended June 2022. Bajaj Finance, a leading NBFC company, witnessed a 31% Year-on-Year (YoY) growth in its core assets under management in the quarter that ended June 30, 2022. The company's AUM grew from approximately Rs 156,115 crore on 30 June 2021 to Rs 204,000 crore as of 30 June '22. Bajaj Finance witnessed the highest ever quarterly increase in its customer franchise of 2.7 million in the initial quarter of FY23. Customer franchise of the company increased from 50.5 million in June 2021 to 60.3 million in June 2022 and new loans booked during the first quarter of 2023 were 7.4 million compared to last year’s 4.6 million, the company said in a filing to the exchanges. Bajaj Finance continues to remain well-capitalized with a CRAR of ~ 26.2%. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 617 points, Nifty at 15989.80

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 616.62 points or 1.16% at 53,750.97, and the Nifty was up 178.90 points or 1.13% at 15,989.80, aided by a dramatic fall in oil prices and strength in global peers. Asian Paints was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Bajaj Finance, and IndusInd Bank. Tata Steel was the top laggard, accompanied by Power Grid, and NTPC. About 1779 shares have advanced, 1436 shares declined, and 131 are unchanged. From sectors, the Nifty metals index closed flat amid a continuous slide in metal prices. The oil & gas pocket was the sole loser, ending 0.17 percent down. On the other hand, Nifty Auto, FMCG, Realty, and Consumer Durables led the most gains, gaining 2-2.6 percent each. Bank nifty index was above the 34,000 mark while India VIX was in the red but still above 20 levels. The BSE midcap index rose 1.7 percent, and smallcap index added 0.94 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 250 points to 53,400, and Nifty advanced 55 points to 15,865

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
The Indian equity markets opened with nominal gains today(6 July 2022) tracking subdued trade in other Asian markets. The BSE Sensex rose 250 points to 53,400, and the NSE Nifty50 advanced 55 points to 15,865. Asian Paints, L&T, Axis Bank, Bajaj twins, Kotak Bank, Maruti, Tech M, HUL, Ultratech Cement, and IndusInd Bank led gains on the Sensex, while Tata Steel, Nestle PowerGrid, NTPC, and ITC were the sole losers. The broader markets also opened in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.4 percent higher.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 100 points, Nifty at 15810.85

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 100.42 points or 0.19% at 53,134.35, and the Nifty was down 24.50 points or 0.15% at 15,810.90.PowerGrid, Shree Cement, Apollo Hospitals, Hindalco, Bajaj Finserv, ONGC, Tata Motors, and HUL were the top gainers on the 50-pack index, while ITC, Wipro, HDFC Life, Britannia Industries, Maruti Suzuki, and M&M were the top draggers. About 1671 shares have advanced, 1538 shares declined, and 150 are unchanged. Overall, the Nifty Metal index was the best performing sectoral index today, up 0.3 percent. On the flipside, the Nifty IT index slipped 0.7 percent, the Power index gained 0.6 percent, while selling was seen in the realty, IT, auto, and banking names. In the broader markets. the BSE MidCap index fell 0.4 percent, but the BSE SmallCap index rose by 0.2 percent.

India's services activity touches an eleven-year high of 59.2 in June

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
In June 2022 India’s services activity expanded at the fastest pace in eleven years. Rising from 58.9 in May to 59.2 in June, the seasonally adjusted S&P Global India Services PMI Business Activity Index was at its highest mark since April 2011. The June data pointed to further accelerations in new business growth and output at Indian services companies amid ongoing improvements in demand conditions. Although firms expect the recovery to be sustained over the coming 12 months, concerns surrounding price pressures restricted business confidence. Input costs continued to rise at a historically elevated pace, although one that was the slowest in three months, while charge inflation hit a near five-year high. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex surged 600 points to 53,830 and Nifty was seen back above the 16,000-mark

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices extended gains for the second straight day as investors bought beaten-down shares in hopes of a relief rally. The BSE Sensex surged 600 points to 53,830. The NSE Nifty was seen back above the 16,000-mark after almost a month. In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap gained 0.8 percent while the SmallCap index jumped 1.2 percent. The overall breadth too was pretty optimistic with nearly three advancing stocks for every declining share. Among stocks, Marksans Pharma surged over 11 percent after the company said it would consider a share buyback. MMTC also soared 7 percent. The company has completed the sale of Neelachal Ispat Nigam to Tata Steel Long.

Tata power to invest Rs 3000 cr to set up solar cell

Monday, July 4, 2022
Indian power giant Tata Power on July 4 Monday announced that it has inked a pact with the Tamil Nadu government to invest Rs 3,000 crore for setting up a new facility to manufacture solar cells and modules in the Tirunelveli district of the state. Tata Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tamil Nadu government to invest about ₹3,000 crores to set up a solar cell, module manufacturing unit in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. Both parties pledged to encourage the state's shift to clean energy and employment. Investment in the facility will be made over a 16-month period that will result in the creation of more than 2,000 job opportunities, with the majority of workers in the workforce being female. The MoU was signed by S Krishnan, additional chief secretary to the government of Tamil Nadu, Industries Department, and Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power, in the presence of state chief minister M K Stalin and senior officials of the state Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 300 points, Nifty at 15835.35

Monday, July 4, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 326.84 points or 0.62% at 53,234.77, and the Nifty was up 83.40 points or 0.53% at 15,835.40.ITC was the top gaining stock on Sensex, followed by IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, HUL, and Powergrid. Tata Steel was the top laggard, accompanied by M&M, Cipla, JSW Steel, and TCS. About 1976 shares have advanced, 1330 shares declined, and 171 are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.8 percent and 0.6 percent in the broader markets, respectively. Among sectors, the Nifty FMCG advanced 2.6 percent, bank and capital goods indices rose 1 percent, while the Nifty Metal slipped over 1 percent. India VIX was up 1% just shy of 22 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Indian equity markets are likely to start trade on a flattish note

Monday, July 4, 2022
The Indian equity markets are likely to start trade today (4 July 2022) on a flattish note. As of 8:00 AM, the SGX Nifty Futures quoted 15,729 levels, indicating a cut of 23-odd points on the Nifty50. However, globally, the US markets closed in positive territory on Friday. Dow Jones advanced 1.05 percent, while the S&P 500 rose 1.06 percent, and NASDAQ Composite was up 0.9 percent. Asia-Pacific markets, too, imitated the positive cues from the US markets and edged higher on Monday morning. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.09 percent and South Korea's Kospi was up 0.2 percent. Back home, macro data and corporate earnings season will steer the markets this week. That apart, among individual stocks, HDFC and HDFC Bank will be in focus after both stock exchanges approved their proposed merger.

Reliance Industries plunge over 8%, on excise duty hike on fuel

Friday, July 1, 2022
Shares of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), witnessed a sharp fall after the export tax hike announcement. RIL shares plunged more than 7%, its biggest decline in about 18 months, The sharp drop can be attributed to the government levying additional tax on domestically produced crude oil to take away windfall gains, according to experts. “Reliance is witnessing a sharp fall after the Government has levied taxes on windfall gains made by domestic refineries. The government on Friday announced an increase in taxes on the export of petrol, diesel, and aviation turbine fuel (ATF). The centre has also mandated exporters to meet the requirements of the domestic market first. The government has levied a ₹6 per litre tax on exports of petrol and ATF and ₹13 per litre on exports of diesel. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 111 points, Nifty at 15752.05

Friday, July 1, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 111.01 points or 0.21% at 52907.93, and the Nifty was down 28.30 points or 0.18% at 15752. Benchmark indices staged a smart recovery in the dying hours of trade and even turned positive just a few minutes before closing in the red.ONGC, Reliance Industries Power Grid Corporation, Bajaj Auto, and Bharti Airtel were among the top Nifty losers. ITC, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Britannia Industries, and Cipla were among the gainers on the index. About 1708 shares have advanced, 1503 shares declined, and 144 shares are unchanged. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 0.07 percent and 0.46 percent, respectively. Among sectors, the BSE Oil and Gas Index dropped 3.5 percent, and Realty and FMCG indices were up 1-2 percent. Bank Nifty gained 0.34% while India VIX was down 2.7% but still above 21 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Indian equity markets are likely to open lower

Friday, July 1, 2022
The Indian equity markets are likely to open lower in trade today(1 July 2022) amid unfavourable global sentiments. As of 7:50 AM, the SGX Nifty Futures quoted 15,722 levels, signaling a cut of 50-odd points on the Nifty50. The US markets continued to be under selling pressure yesterday. Fed's tough talks coupled with recession fears eroded investor sentiment and bogged down the S&P 500 to the path of the worst first half of the year since 1970. Both Dow Jones and the S&P 500 shed 0.8 percent each, whereas, NASDAQ Composite lost 1.3 percent. Read more

Ratnamani Metals zooms 16% ahead of record date for bonus shares issues

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Shares of Ratnamani Metals and Tubes Ltd jumped to hit a 52-week high level of ₹1,920 apiece on the BSE in Thursday's early deals as the stock started trading ex-bonus, a day ahead of its record date for the bonus shares issue. The company will issue one bonus share for every two shares held by the existing shareholders. The bonus issue of shares was announced on May 18, 2022. The record date for the bonus issue is July 1. The Bonus Shares will be issued out of Securities Premium Reserve, Free Reserves, Retained Earnings available as at March 31, 2022. The Bonus shares will be credited/dispatched within 2 months from the date of board approval i.e. latest by July 17, 2022, it had said.“The Bonus shares once allotted shall rank pari-passu in all respects and carry the same rights as the existing Equity Shares and shall be entitled to participate in full in any dividend and other corporate action, recommended and declared after the new equity shares are allotted," the company added. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex eends flat down 8.03 points, Nifty at 15780.25

Thursday, June 30, 2022
At close, the Sensex was down 8.03 points or 0.02% at 53018.94, and the Nifty was down 18.80 points or 0.12% at 15780.30, amid weakness in US stock futures and European markets. Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel, Bajaj Finserv, HCL Tech, M&M, and HDFC were among the top index draggers. On the flip side, Axis Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Kotak Mahindra Bank, NTPC, ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd, and L&T were among the top BSE Sensex gainers. About 1336 shares have advanced, 1857 shares declined, and 138 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices shed 0.5 and 0.7 percent, respectively. Sectorally, Nifty Banks and financials were the sole outperformers, ending around 0.5 percent up. On the flip side, metals led losses closing 2 percent down. Other top drags were auto, IT, realty, and PSBs, which cracked a percent each.

MARKET UPDATE: Indian equity markets: Likely to open on a muted note

Thursday, June 30, 2022
As global cues turn mixed, the Indian equity markets are likely to open on a muted note today(30 June 2022). At 7:54 AM, the SGX Nifty Futures quoted 15,740 levels, indicating a cut of over 50 points on the Nifty50. Globally, the US markets closed mixed yesterday (29 June) after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell emphasised the central banks' hawkish stance to tame high inflation. While Dow Jones advanced 0.2 percent, both NASDAQ Composite and the S&P 500 dropped into the negative zone - falling to 0.03 percent and 0.07 percent, respectively. Read more

Route Mobile shares fall as board approves buyback

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Shares of Route Mobile dipped 7 percent to Rs 1,236.65 on the BSE in Wednesday's trade, falling 10 percent in two trading days, after the board approved share buyback via Open Market. Route Mobile's board has approved the buyback by the company of its fully paid-up equity shares at a price not exceeding ₹1,700 per equity share (Maximum Buyback Price) and for an aggregate amount not exceeding ₹120 crores (maximum buyback size), from the shareholders of the company, excluding promoters, promoter group and persons who are in control of the company payable in cash via the 'Open Market' route through the stock exchanges mechanism," Route Mobile said in an exchange filing. The maximum number of shares bought back would be 705,882 which is 1.12% of the total number of paid-up shares of the company. The maximum buyback size represents 9.95 and 7.31 percent of the total paid-up equity share capital and free reserves of the company, respectively. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 150 points, Nifty at 15799.10

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
At Close, Benchmark indices ended in the red on June 29 snapped a 4-day winning streak and closed 150 points down or 0.28% at 53026.97, and Nifty was down 0.32% or 51.1 points at 15799.1. HDFC Life, HUL, Apollo Hospitals, Axis Bank, Tata Consumer Products, Bajaj Finserv, and UPL were the major draggers, down up to 4.5 percent. Reliance Industries, Bharti Airtel, ITC, and NTPC were the major gainers in the Sensex pack. In the broader markets, the BSE SmallCap index settled a wee bit in the red, while the BSE MidCap index fell 0.7 percent. Sectorally, most of the indices closed with losses barring the Nifty Oil and Gas index (up 0.9 percent). The Nifty IT, Bank, and FMCG indices dropped over 1 percent each. Among sectors selling was seen in the bank, IT, and FMCG names.

MARKET UPDATE: Indian equity markets: A tepid opening is on cards

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
As global sentiments turn bearish a tepid opening is on cards for the Indian equity markets today(29 June 2022). At 7:44 AM, the SGX Nifty Futures were quoted at 15,697 levels, indicating a gap-down of over 100 points on the Nifty50. The US equity markets suffered from big cuts in trade on Tuesday. Dow Jones fell 1.5 percent, the S&P 500 dropped 2.01 percent, and NASDAQ Composite slipped 2.9 percent. Meanwhile, investors will keenly watch the US quarterly GDP data today' Markets in Asia-Pacific imitated the sour global mood and fell in trade on Wednesday morning. While Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.9 percent, South Korea's Kospi was down 1.5 percent. That apart, prices of crude oil edged higher in trade. Brent Crude jumped 2.5 percent to $117.58 a barrel and WTI Crude added 2 percent to $111.76 a barrel. Read more

India defies global slump with a record dealmaking spree in Q2

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
While dealmaking elsewhere in the world slows to a crawl bankers in India recorded their best-ever quarter for mergers and acquisitions. India saw $82.3 billion pending and completed M&A deals in the second quarter, the highest amount on record, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s more than twice as much as the previous record of $38.1 billion in the third quarter of 2019. Globally, M&A volume in the quarter reached $827.6 billion, down 8.7% from the same period in 2021. The surge in India was dominated by HDFC Bank Ltd.’s $60 billion all-stock purchase of Housing Development Finance Corp. in April, combining India’s most valuable bank and largest mortgage lender in the country’s biggest-ever M&A transaction. The move illustrated how India’s flagship companies, facing disruptive trends such as the rise of fintech and climate change, are turning to dealmaking as a tactic to dramatically reshape themselves. Read more

Mukesh Ambani resigns as director of Reliance Jio, Akash Ambani appointed Chairman

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The Reliance Jio board on Tuesday approved the appointment of Akash Ambani as the chairman of the board. Mukesh Ambani has resigned as the director of the company effective from 27 June. He has also been appointed as the Non-executive Director of Reliance Jio. The board at its meeting today also approved the appointment of Pankaj Mohan Pawar as Managing Director of the Reliance Jio for five years commencing from June 27, 2022.Jio named Raminder Singh Gujrat, K V Chowdhary as Additional Directors of the Company, designated as Independent Directorsdirectors for a period of five years commencing from June 27, 2022. "In accordance with the circular dated June 20, 2018, issued by the Stock Exchanges, we hereby confirm that Raminder Singh Gujral and KV Chowdary are not debarred from holding the office of Director by virtue of any Securities and Exchange Board of India order or any other such authority," the company said in a regulatory filing.

Closing Bell: Sensex ends flat up 16 points, Nifty at 15850.20

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 16.17 points or 0.03% at 53,177.45, and the Nifty was up 18.20 points or 0.11% at 15,850.20. as the benchmark indices whipsawed wildly in the intra-day trade before ending flat with a positive bias. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top Sensex gainer, up 2.84% on the closing bell. Reliance Industries, Tata Steel, and Dr Reddy’s were other top gainers. Titan was the top laggard, down 3.39%, followed by Asian Paints, and Bajaj Finserv. About 1737 shares have advanced, 1460 shares declined, and 139 are unchanged. The Nifty MidCap added 0.3 percent, but the Nifty SmallCap fell by an equal percentage. Among major sectoral indices, the Nifty Metal index advanced around 2 percent, while the Nifty Private Bank index dropped 0.8 percent.

MARKET UPDATE: Indian equity markets are likely to open on a choppy ground

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The Indian equity markets are likely to open on the choppy ground today(28 June 2022) as investors' moods turn cautious overseas. As of 7:58 AM, the SGX Nifty Futures quoted 15,736 levels, indicating a cut of 96-odd points on the Nifty50. Globally, the US equity markets turned muted as all major indexes on Wall Street dropped in trade on Monday, June 27. Dow Jones slipped 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 dropped 0.3 percent, and NASDAQ Composite fell 0.7 percent. Today morning, major markets in Asia-Pacific, too, traded mixed as covid-19 clampdown drowned hopes of a robust recovery. While Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was 0.7 percent, Japan's Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4 percent. Among individual stocks, Bajaj Auto will see some action as the board-approved buyback worth up to Rs 2,500 crore. Besides that, Moody's upgraded Tata Steel's outlook to 'positive' from 'stable' on strong operational performance backed by a healthy liquidity position.

M&M stock hits all time high on hopes of strong domestic demand

Monday, June 27, 2022
Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra hit a new high of Rs 1,095, up 2.3 percent on the BSE in Monday’s trade, and outperformed the market on a strong business outlook. In the past week, the stock rallied 12 percent, With this, M&M has zoomed 63 percent over three and a half months. Earlier, the stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 671 on March 8, 2022.M&M is a conglomerate with a presence in auto, IT, financial services, logistics, hospitality, and real estate among others. At a standalone level, it is India’s largest tractor manufacturer with around 40 percent market share in FY22 and the second-largest commercial vehicle (CV) maker. The management said the company is witnessing strong bookings and have a robust pipeline. We announced the launch of Scorpio-N, which is generating very high-interest levels and promises to be yet another blockbuster from Mahindra. The company’s commercial vehicles have also registered strong growth across segments. . Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 433 points, Nifty at 15832.05

Monday, June 27, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 433.30 points or 0.82% at 53,161.28, and the Nifty was up 132.70 points or 0.85% at 15,832, rallied for a third straight day, as prospects of a slowing economic growth fanned hopes that global central banks may go slow on interest rate hikes. Larsen & Toubro was the top Sensex gainer, up 2.99%, followed by HCL Technologies, Infosys, Coal India, and Tech Mahindra. Kotak Mahindra bank dropped 0.45% as the worst Sensex stock, accompanied by Reliance Industries and Titan. About 2311 shares have advanced, 1030 shares declined, and 140 are unchanged. The Nifty MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 1 percent and 2 percent in the broader markets, respectively. Sectorally, the broad-based rally saw the Nifty Auto index ending with a 2-per cent gain and the Nifty Metal index with a 1.6-per cent rally. All the sectoral indices closed with green. India VIX regained 21 levels.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rose 700 points to 53,335, while Nifty gained 180 points to 15,880

Monday, June 27, 2022
The Indian markets were firmly higher in early trades today(27 June 2022) tracking strength in the US and Asia. The BSE Sensex rose 700 points to 53,335, while the NSE Nifty gained 180 points to 15,880. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also sat in the positive territory, rising 1 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively. Sector-wise also all pockets moved higher. Nifty IT and metals led the gains, rising over 2 percent each. Banks, Auto, Financials, and Realty also gained over 1 percent each. Among stocks, Hindustan Copper gained over 2 percent. The state-owned company will meet on Thursday to consider a proposal to raise up to Rs 500 crore via debentures. SBI cards rose 3 percent after the company's May credit card spending rose by 8 percent from April.

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.