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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sensex opened with a positive gap of 336 points at 60,620 and was quoted at 60,505 while Nifty up 83 points at 18,075

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Indian markets opened on a positive note today (13th Oct.2021), with benchmark indices scaling new peaks in opening trades, on the back of better-than-expected CPI September Inflation and August Industrial Output data. The headline inflation dropped to a 8-month low at 4.35 per cent, while the IIP grew at 11.9 per cent. The BSE Sensex opened with a positive gap of 336 points at 60,620, and was quoted at 60,505 at 09:17 AM. The NSE Nifty touched a high of 18,099 in opening deals, and was up 83 points at 18,075. Tata Motors zoomed 15 per cent to Rs 483.90 on the BSE after the company secured funding up to Rs 7,500 crore from TPG for its electric vehicle arm. This is the first major fundraising by an Indian carmaker to push mobility. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 83 points at 60,052 levels while Nifty down 10 points at 17,936

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The markets were exhibiting volatility in early morning trade today (12th Oct.2021), amid negative gloabl cues and stock specific trading action. The BSE Sensex touched a low of 59,992 in the opening deals, but soon recovered losses and jumped to a high of 60,264. The Sensex, however, could not hold gains for long, and slipped back into the negative zone, down 83 points at 60,052.The NSE Nifty 50 index was down 10 points at 17,936. The broader markets, however, were holding some gains. The BSE Midcap was up 0.1 per cent at 26,000, and the Smallcap index was up 0.2 per cent at 29,555. IT stocks continued to reel under selling pressure for the second straight day. The BSE IT index was down 0.4 per cent at 34,600. The BSE Realty index is the other major loser, down 0.8 per cent at 4,177. Read more

Domestic benchmark indices regained their charm after initial weakness

Monday, October 11, 2021
Indian benchmark indices regained their charm after initial weakness today(11th Oct.2021) even as weak global cues weighed on investor morale. Expectation of a better September quarter earnings kept buying intact in most counters.IT stocks were the biggest drags on indices as the underwhelming earnings report by TCS disappointed investors. Rest of the sectors saw heavy buying. After opening in the red, benchmark indices climbed higher. At 10.55 am, BSE flagship Sensex was up 247 points or 0.41 per cent to 60,306. NSE benchmark Nifty advanced 95 points or 0.53 per cent to 17,990. The index hit 18,000 mark during the day. “On the technical front, markets are in a structurally positive trend. Strong support can be seen at 17,700 level and 18,100 level may act as a near-term resistance in Nifty50,” said an expert. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 432 points to 60,110 while Nifty advanced 126 points to 17,917

Friday, October 8, 2021
Indian domestic benchmark equity indices extended their gains today(8th Oct.2021), led by strong global cues and RBI's decision to maintain status quo. Auto and metal stocks saw buying while realty names were under pressure. “The market looks very volatile at the current position. We advise investors to book partial profits and keep a bit of cash balance in hand," said a expert. After opening in the green, benchmark indices maintained the lead. At 10.45 am, BSE flagship Sensex was up 432 points or 0.72 per cent to 60,110. NSE benchmark Nifty advanced 126 points or 0.71 per cent to 17,917. Read more

Sensex soared 576 points at 59,766 levels while Nifty aadvanced 168 points to quote at 17,814

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Indian benchmark indices mirrored trends in Asian markets and posted solid gains today. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex soared 576 points, or 0.97 percent, at 59,766 levels in early deals today led by Titan Company (up 9 percent), IndusInd Bank, Asian Paints, M&M, SBI, Reliance Industries, and ICICI Bank.Nifty50, meanwhile, advanced 168 points to quote at 17,814. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rallied 1 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. The broader markets have also started the day on a firm note, with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices up over a percent each. Here's a detailed view of the broader indices on the BSE. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose over 120 points to trade at 59,872 levels while Nifty above 17,850

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened in the positive territory today(6th October 2021) with Nifty above 17,850. The BSE Sensex rose over 120 points to trade at 59,872 levels. The 50-pack index, meanwhile, gained nearly 50 points at 17,870. ONGC, IOC, and Coal India were the top gainers on the benchmark index. Top laggards were Titan, Divi's Lab, SBI Life, and IndusInd Bank. Sectorally, barring Nifty IT and Pharma, all indices were in the green. The broader indices, too, opened higher. The Nifty Midcap 100 rose 0.4 percent and the Smallcap 100 was higher by 0.7 percent. In pre-open itself, the Midcap index had hit new record high levels. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 100 points at 59,199 while Nifty fell 23 points to 17,667

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
The Indian domestic benchmark indices opened lower today(5th October 2021) amid weak global cues. The Sensex was down 100 points or 0.12% at 59,199. The Nifty, meanwhile, fell 23 points to 17,667. Top gainers in the 50-pack index were ONGC, IOC, UPL, and Maruti Suzuki. Top losers included Cipla, Bajaj Finserv, and Sun Pharma. On the sectoral front, barring Nifty Media, FMCG, and auto, all indices were trading in the red. However, broader markets were in the green, with the Nifty Midcap 100 rising 0.06 percent and the Smallcap 100 up by 0.39 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 350 points at 59,123 and Nifty up 100 points at 17,634

Monday, October 4, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices kicked off the week on an upbeat note amid mixed cues from global markets. The Sensex was up 350 points at 59,123. The Nifty, meanwhile, was up 100 points at 17,634. Top gainers on the 50-pack index include Divi's Lab, Tata Motors, M&M, and NTPC. Grasin, JSW Steel, Eicher Motors, and Nestle India remain top laggards. The broader indices, too, opened in the positive territory with the Nifty Midcap 100 up 0.7 percent and the Smallcap 100 0.09 percent. The volatility indicator-India VIX-rose by 1.6 percent at 17.48 level.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 394 points at 58,732 and Nifty down 110 points at 17,508

Friday, October 1, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened lower today(1st October 2021) tracking weak global cues. The Sensex was down 394 points at 58,732. The Nifty, meanwhile, was down 110 points at 17,508. The broader indices were trading mixed with the Nifty Midcap 50 falling 0.3 percent, and the Nifty Smallcap 100 up 0.1 percent. The risk-off in equity markets has gathered momentum with sharp cuts in the US market. The Dow and S&P500 are now more than 5% off from their record highs. Markets, globally, have turned weak. In India too there are indications of a correction. The leader of this rally, IT, is showing signs of exhaustion. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex dropped over 100 points to trade below the 60,000 while Nifty trading near the 17,800-mark at 17,921

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened in the negative territory today(28th Sept.2021) amid tepid Asian cues. The BSE Sensex dropped over 100 points to trade below the 60,000-mark at 59,943. The Nifty50, meanwhile, was trading near the 17,800-mark at 17,921. Coal India, NTPC, UltraTech Cement, ONGC were among the top gainers in the 50-pack index. The top laggards were in the IT sector, namely HCL Tech, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro. On the sectoral front, most indices were in the red with Nifty Realty falling 2 percent. Other losers were Nifty IT, Media, and Pharma. the only gainers were PSU Bank up 1 percent, Nifty Metal, and FMCG.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex trading 240 points up at 60,280 level while Nifty held above the 17,900 level at 17,925

Monday, September 27, 2021
The benchmark indices in India today (27th Sept.2021) kicked off the week on an upbeat note, tracking positive global cues. The BSE Sensex was trading 240 points up at 60,280 levels. The Nifty50, meanwhile, held above the 17,900 level at 17,925. ONGC, Tata Motors, M&M, Maruti Suzuki, and Eicher Motors were among the top gainers in the 50-pack index while the top laggards were Divi's Lab, Wipro, HCL Tech, and Cipla. Nifty Bank led the gainers in the sectoral space after it hit a fresh record high of 38,177. The index was trading nearly 1 percent higher. Other sectors that were gaining included Nifty Realty, Auto, PSU Bank, and Media. Some selling was seen in IT, FMCG, and pharma stocks. The broader indices, too, opened in the positive territory with the Nifty Midcap 100 up 0.1 percent and the Smallcap 100 higher by 0.3 percent. The volatility indicator--India VIX--rose by 3.3 percent at 17.47 level.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE up 351.37 points at 59,278.70 while Nifty 115.10 points higher at 17,661.80

Thursday, September 23, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened on a strong footing today (23rd Sept.2021) after the US Fed signaled that tapering could begin earlier than what market participants expect, but the committee remained equally split on interest rate lift-off. The Sensex was up 351.37 points at 59,278.70, and the Nifty was 115.10 points higher at 17,661.80. The top gainers on the 50-pack index included Coal India, Tata Motors, Axis Bank, and Tata Steel, while the only laggards were Tech Mahindra, Titan, and TCS. The broader indices, too, opened firm, rising around 1 percent each. Sectorally, all indices were trading positively, led by the Nifty Realty (up over 4 percent). Besides, the Nifty Bank, Media, and Metal indices also gained by 1 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex rose 265 points to 58,710 while Nifty added 58 points to trade above 17,450 levels

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices today(21st Sept.2021) rose, defying the weak global market sentiment, tracking gains in IT majors and Reliance Industries. The BSE Sensex rose 265 points to 58,710 while the NSE Nifty added 58 points to trade above 17,450 levels. HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, TCS, and Asian Paints were among the top gainers in the Sensex pack of stocks. On the other hand, Nestle, Maruti, and Ultratech Cement were the only losers. The broader indices traded in tandem with the benchmarks. The BSE Midcap index added 0.31 percent and the BSE Smallcap 0.25 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex trading 140 points down at 58,870 level while Nifty reclaimed the 17,500 mark but down 45 points

Monday, September 20, 2021
Today's session (20th Sept.2021) was kicked off on a gap-down note and the benchmark indices recouped some losses amid buying in FMCG and IT shares. The BSE Sensex was trading 140 points down at 58,870 level while Nifty50 reclaimed the 17,500 marks but was down 45 points. Financials, private banks, and metal stocks were among the worst drags in the opening session. The broader markets, too, declined, underperforming benchmarks. Both the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices dropped over 1 percent. In sectoral space, all indices, barring the Nifty FMCG pack, traded in the red. Nifty Metal tumbled the most, down 3 percent. Meanwhile, PSU Bank, Private Bank, Bank, and Auto indices too shed over 1 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex hit a new pinnacle of 59,551, up 400 points while NSE Nifty claimed 17,747, up 118 points

Friday, September 17, 2021
Today (17th Sept.2021) financial stocks, along with RIL, ITC, and Tata Steel, fired upon the bourses, lifting Indian benchmark indices to fresh all-time highs. The BSE Sensex index hit a new pinnacle of 59,551 in early deals, up 400 points, while the Nifty50 claimed 17,747, up 118 points. Bajaj Finance (up 2.7%), SBI, ITC, Bajaj Finserv, Bharti Airtel, Kotak Bank, Maruti Suzuki, and Titan were the top gainers on the 30-share pack. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank index jumped 1%, followed by the Nifty Bank index (0.8%) and the Nifty Financial Services (0.7%). Shares of Vodafone Idea continued their upward movement and were up 10 percent at Rs 12.37 on the BSE in the intra-day trade today. The stock has zoomed 39 percent in the past two trading days after the government announced a relief package for the telecom sector.

MARKET UPDATE:Profit taking pulls benchmarks off record highs;BSE Sensex down 5 points at 58,660 level while NSE Nifty slipped below the 17,550 mark

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Indian benchmark indices After hitting fresh record highs in opening trade witnessed some profit-taking and turned flat. The BSE Sensex was down 5 points at 58,660 level while NSE Nifty slipped below the 17,550 marks. It was trading flat at 17,520. Shares of FMCG major ITC witnessed a sharp rally and was the major index contributor. On the other hand, index heavyweights Infosys, TCS, HDFC Bank, and RIL were the top drags. Sectorally, the FMCG index gained the most, up 1.5 percent. The banking, auto, and realty sector were among other gainers.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex was up 192 points at 58,370 while NSE Nifty up 50 points at 17,400

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices today (14th Sept.2021) opened for trade on a firm note amid strong cues from global markets and hopes of continuity in easy RBI money policy following the latest inflation print. The BSE Sensex was up 192 points at 58,370 in the opening session while Nifty was up 50 points at 17,400. Sectorally, all indices gained with Nifty Media leading, up over 4.5 percent. The realty, financial, and pharma sectors also gained traction. The broader markets outperformed as both BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added over 0.6 percent each. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex was down 36 points at 58,172 while NSE Nifty shed 18 points to trade at 17,333

Thursday, September 9, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices continued to consolidate for the third day in a row as they opened marginally in the red. Profit-taking at all-time high levels and tepid global cues kept the market mood subdued. BSE Sensex was down 36 points at 58,172 while NSE Nifty shed 18 points to trade at 17,333. Axis Bank, Infosys, M&M, and Sun Pharma were the top Sensex losers while Kotak Bank, Bajaj Finserc, and Airtel were the best gainers. In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap index was unchanged while BSE Smallcap rose 0.2 percent. Sectorally, IT names continued to be under pressure while banking and financial names gained traction.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile markets;BSE Sensex rose 112 points at 58,409 levels and Nifty at 17,420, up 42 points

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Benchmark indices in India traded with tepid gains today(7th September 2021) amid muted global cues, supported by no negative domestic triggers. The BSE barometer of 30 shares rose 112 points, or 0.2 percent, at 58,409 levels in early deals while the NSE's Nifty50 held above the 17,400-mark at 17,420, up 42 points. Asian Paints, Tata Consumer Products, HUL, ITC, and Britannia lifted the benchmarks, rising up to 1 percent. On the downside, Wipro, BPCL, Coal India, and Sun Pharma capped gains. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Bull run extended;Indices at fresh peaks;BSE Sensex clocked 58,480 and Nifty hit a new lifetime high of 17,421

Monday, September 6, 2021
Indian benchmark indices extended their bull-run and hit new peaks today(6th Sept.2021). The NSE Nifty50 surpassed the 17,400-mark and touched a new lifetime high of 17,421 while the S&P BSE Sensex clocked 58,480. Reliance Industries, up 2.7 percent, was the top-performing stock on the 30-share pack. It hit a new peak of Rs 2,454 apiece on the BSE. HUL, L&T, and M&M were the other gainers on the Sensex index. On the flipside, Tata Steel, Power Grid, Nestle India, and Tech M declined. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index hit a new record high of 24,562.5. The SmallCap index, meanwhile, claimed a new high of 27,502.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex valued past the 58,000 for the first time and Nifty hit a new peak of 17,300

Friday, September 3, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices, led by a positive global market setup, hit new record highs at opening tick today(3rd September 2021). The BSE Sensex valued past the 58,000 marks for the first time. It rose 200 points to 58,081. Meanwhile, NSE Nifty also hit a new peak of 17,300, up 55 points. Kotak Bank, Titan, RIL, and IndusInd Bank were the top gainers in the 30-pack index while HCL Tech, TCS, Nestle India, and Maruti were the top losers. Broader market indices rose in tandem with the benchmark. BSE Midcap and Smallcap were up between 0.4-0.5 percent. Globally, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out record finishes on Thursday, while the Dow also posted a modest gain after data showed the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest since March 2020. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.37 percent, the S&P 500 gained 0.28 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.14 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex traded at 57,679 level, up 126 points and Nifty at 17,176, up 44 points

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Indian benchmark indices came off highs but were trading in the green today(1st September 201) amid gains in realty, energy, FMCG, and auto stocks. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex traded at 57,679 level, up 126 points on the BSE while the broader Nifty50 was at 17,176, up 44 points. Earlier today, the indices hit new lifetime highs of 57,765.92 and 17,185.60, respectively. Axis Bank (up 3 percent), L&T, Bajaj Auto, Asian Paints, and Nestle India were the top gainers on the BSE barometer. On the contrary, HDFC (down 1 percent), Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, and Maruti Suzuki were the top laggards. Meanwhile, in the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 0.7 percent each.

Sensex leaps 546 pts,but investors poorer by Rs 50,000 cr.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Indian benchmark indices continued to scale new record highs today(4th August 2021) as in-line earnings and positive global cues lifted the morale. Bank and financial services stocks were in demand while others saw selling. Broader market indices ended in the red after traders booked profits. However, the volatility indicator cooled off. The return of FIIs also supported the market. The 30-share pack Sensex climbed 546.41 points or 1.02 percent to close at 54,369.77. Its broader peer NSE Nifty advanced 128.05 points or 0.79 percent to 16,258.80. Both indices closed at record high levels. However, overall investor wealth came down by Rs 49,576 crore as the total market cap of BSE-listed companies stood at 239.55 lakh crore. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex rallied 330 points to trade at 52,916 levels and Nifty hovered around the 15,850-mark, up 92 points

Monday, August 2, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices were up by over 0.5 percent today (2nd August 2021) mainly due to hopes of strong June quarter results, supported by a firm global set-up. Japan's Topix index rose 1.5 percent, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.1 percent and South Korea's Kospi index gained 0.3 percent in Asia. The S&P BSE Sensex rallied 330 points in early deals to trade at 52,916 levels while the Nifty50 hovered around the 15,850-mark, up 92 points. In the broader markets, small-cap stocks outperformed the frontline indices. In terms of sectoral rotation, investors moved away from metals towards auto stocks. Forty-nine companies HDFC, Punjab National Bank, and Varun Beverages are among the 49 companies slated to report their June quarter results today.

Sell-off in pharma stocks: Sensex drops 274 points

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Weak global cues and some disappointing shows by India Inc. in the June quarter pushed benchmark indices lower today(27th July 2021), wiping off early gains. Pharma stocks were among the biggest drags. Investors grew nervous on the back of selling across Chinese markets by global funds. On the other hand, certain pockets across the broader market like textile exporters and coffee stocks posted smart gains on the back of rising coffee futures, according to an analyst. The 30-share pack Sensex declined 273.51 points or 0.52 percent to close at 52,578.76. The index fell nearly 450 points from its highs. Its broader peer NSE Nifty fell 78 points or 0.49 percent to 15,746.45. Barring Nifty Metal and Nifty PSU Bank that rose 1.46 percent and 0.38 percent, respectively, all other sectoral indices on NSE ended in the red. Nifty Pharma tanked the most at 4.33 percent. Nifty Private Bank and Nifty Realty fell about a percent each. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex tumbled 147 points to quote at 52,828 levels and Nifty held at 15,807 levels, down 47 points

Monday, July 26, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices started weak today(26th July 2021), in tune with the other Asian markets, dragged by financials. The headline S&P BSE Sensex tumbled 147 points, or 0.28 percent, to quote at 52,828 levels in early deals while the broader Nifty50 held above the 15,800-mark at 15,807 levels, down 47 points. Shares of RIL dipped 0.35 percent after the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 12,273 crore for the three months ended June 30, 2021 (Q1FY22), down 7.2 percent from Rs 13,233 crore posted in the same period last year (Q1FY21). However, last year's June quarter profit included an exceptional gain of Rs 4,966 crore. This will mean a 48.4 percent growth in adjusted profit after tax over last year's Rs 8,267 crore. Read more

Global sell-off: Investors lose Rs 1.2 trillion as Sensex drops 587 pts

Monday, July 19, 2021
Indian benchmark indices plunged today(19th July 2021) joining the global sell-off on unchecked virus surge in parts of Asia and faltering economic growth. Metal and banks were among the biggest losers on indices. The 30-share pack Sensex declined 586.66 points or 1.1 percent to close at 52,553.40.NSE Nifty dipped 171 points or 1.07 percent to 15,752.40. During the sell-off, equity investors lost Rs 1.16 lakh crore as the total market capitalization of BSE-listed companies rose to Rs 234.46 lakh crore. "Shadowing global sell-off, Indian indices slipped, succumbing to world inflation woes, FOMC meeting next week and rising covid cases. Banks led the domestic downtrend as initial quarterly results pointed to cautious asset quality due to the impact of the second wave,” said an expert. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: sensex at 53,067 levels, up 160 points and Nifty up 41 points, to quote at 15,895 levels

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Indian benchmark indices saw modest gains on Dalal Street today(15th July 2021) amid mixed global cues. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex was at 53,067 levels, up 160 points or 0.31 percent. It's NSE counterpart, Nifty50, added 41 points, or 0.26 percent, to quote at 15,895 levels. Shares of Infosys added 1 percent in early deals as the IT major raised its revenue growth guidance for FY22 to 14-16 percent from an earlier estimate of 12-14 percent. L&T, HCL Tech, and Tech M were the other top gainer on the BSE barometer. The BSE MidCap index added 0.25 percent while the BSE SmallCap index advanced 0.63 percent. Twenty-two companies, including Wipro, Angel Broking, Tata Elxsi, L&T Infotech, and Cyient are slated to post their quarterly numbers today. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex dipped 135 points to quote at 52,633 levels and Nifty hovering just above 15,750-mark, down 44 points

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Indian benchmark indices were trading lower today(14th July 2021), tracking mixed cues from other Asian markets. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex dipped 135 points, or 0.26 percent, to quote at 52,633 levels. Its NSE counterpart Nifty50, on the other hand, was hovering just above the 15,750-mark, down 44 points. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap index and SmallCap indices were up 0.06 percent and 0.32 percent, respectively. Sectorally, the Nifty IT index advanced over 1 percent while the Nifty Financial Services index dropped 0.6 percent. Nineteen companies including Infosys, 5paisa Capital, Craftsman Automation, Dodla Dairy, L&T Technology Services, and Hatsun Agro Product are slated to post their quarterly earnings today. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 246 points at 52,632 levels and Nifty traded above 15,750 levels, up 81 points

Monday, July 12, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started gap-up on Dalal Street today (12th July 2021), mirroring firm trends in Asia. S&P BSE Sensex jumped 246 points, or 0.47 percent, in early deals to quote at 52,632 levels. NSE's Nifty50, meanwhile, traded above 15,750 levels, up 81 points. ICICI Bank, Grasim Industries, Tata Motors, and Maruti Suzuki were the top gainers on the broader 50-share index. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index advanced 0.6 percent while the BSE SmallCap index added 0.91 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank index was ruling as the best performing index, up 1 percent. A total of 11 companies, including HFCL, Steel Strips Wheels, and Welcure Drugs & Pharmaceuticals will release quarterly earnings today.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 310 points to 52,260 levels and Nifty gave up the 15,700-mark

Friday, July 9, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices fell over half a percent in morning deals today(9th July 2021), tracking weak cues from their Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 310 points, or 0.6 percent, to 52,260 levels and the Nifty50 index gave up the 15,700-mark. Axis Bank, indusInd Bank, and Reliance Industries were the top Sensex drags. The stock of TCS was trading 0.85 percent lower at Rs 3,229 at 09:32 am, marginally recouping the morning loss. It had hit a high of Rs 3,274 in opening trade. There is a sudden bout of negative news for markets. The elusive virus, which is foxing even the World's best epidemiologists, has again become a threat with countries like South Korea and Australia imposing fresh restrictions. However, the valuations are excessive and there is room for markets to correct significantly. 'Buy on dips' may not prove to be a good strategy now. Profit booking and increasing the cash component in the portfolio are advisable, according to analysts.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex hovered around 52,920 levels, down 120 points and Nifty gave up the 15,850 level

Thursday, July 8, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices edged lower in morning deals today(8th July 2021), ahead of the weekly options expiry. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,920 levels, down 120 points and the broader Nifty50 index gave up the 15,850 level. Hindustan Unilever, Sun Pharma, and Nestle India were the top Sensex drags. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty IT index, up 0.5 percent, leading the gainers. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex hovered around 52,800 levels, down 60 points and Nifty slipped below the 15,800-mark

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices traded flat with a negative bias in early deals today(7th July 2021), amid weak global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,800 levels, down 60 points and the broader Nifty50 index slipped below the 15,800-mark. Titan fell over 1 percent and was the top Sensex laggard post Q1 update. Mahindra & Mahindra and IndusInd Bank were the other top laggards. All the Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty Realty index, traded in the red, with the Nifty Auto index, down 0.6 percent, blee. ding the most. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex traded 60 points up at 52,940 levels and Nifty holding the 15,800-mark

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
The benchmark indices in Indian markets traded flat with a positive bias in morning deals today(6th July 2021). The S&P BSE Sensex traded 60 points up at 52,940 levels and the Nifty50 index was holding the 15,800-mark. HDFC Bank, Maruti Suzuki, and Bajaj Finance were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices traded mixed, with the Nifty Realty index, up 0.55 percent, leading the gainers. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 0.23 percent and 0.47 percent higher in the broader markets, respectively. Shares of cement companies were in focus on the bourses today in an otherwise subdued market with Ambuja Cement (up 6 percent to Rs 360) and JK Lakshmi Cement (up 4 percent at Rs 622.50) hitting their respective record highs on the expectation of the profitability of the sector companies remaining intact despite cost rise.

MARKET UPDATE:Indices trade flat;Sensex hovered around 52,320 levels and Nifty below the 15,700-mark

Friday, July 2, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded flat in early deals (2nd July 2021), despite favourable global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,320 levels and the Nifty50 index was below the 15,700-mark. TCS, Infosys, and Tata Steel were the top Sensex laggards, while ICICI Bank and Reliance Industries gained the most. The Nifty sectoral indices traded mixed, with the Nifty Realty index, up 0.9 percent, leading the gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index was flat while the SmallCap index rose half a percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex traded around 52,480 levels, and Nifty hovered near the 15,750-mark

Thursday, July 1, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fluctuated between gains and losses in early deals today(1st July 2021), amid mixed cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 52,480 levels, and the broader Nifty50 index hovered near the 15,750-mark. IndusInd Bank, Infosys, and Ultratech Cement were the top Sensex laggard. On the other hand, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, and Asian Paints were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices were largely in the green, led by the Nifty Auto index, up 0.8 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index traded flat, while the SmallCap index ticked up 0.2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 52,750 levels and Nifty fell below the 15,850-mark

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices traded flat in early deals today(29th June 2021), amid largely weak cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,750 levels and the Nifty50 index fell below the 15,850-mark. Asian Paints, Reliance Industries, and Larsen & Toubro were the top Sensex gainers. On the other hand, HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the top laggards. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with Nifty Private bank, down 0.4 percent, taking the deepest cuts. The broader markets outperformed their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes trading 0.37 percent and 0.47 percent higher, respectively. IRCTC, Ruchi Soya, Cochin Minerals & Rutile, DCM, Omaxe and Sintex Industries are among the list of companies that will announce their quarterly earnings today.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 250 points at 52,560 levels and Nifty topped the 15,750-mark

Thursday, June 24, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices traded nearly half a percent higher in early deals today (24th June 2021) ahead of 44th Reliance Industries AGM and the monthly F&O expiry. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 250 points, or 0.5 percent, at 52,560 levels and the Nifty50 index topped the 15,750-mark. TCS, Infosys, and Tata Steel were the top Sensex gainers, while Bajaj Auto and NTPC were the top laggards. Majority of the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by the Nifty IT index, up 0.9 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index was flat in the broader markets while the SmallCap index ticked up 0.3 percent. The shares of Shyam Metalics and Sona Comstar are slated to list on the bourses today. A strong debut is on the cards for Shyam Metalics while Sona Comstar is likely to witness a muted listing, suggest grey market trends. Read more

Indian benchmark indices snapped their three-day winning streak as investors booked profits

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Benchmark indices snapped their three-day winning streak and ended half a percent lower today(23rd June 2021) as investors booked profits at higher levels. Besides, a cut in India's CY21 growth forecast by Moody's further dampened the sentiment on the Street. Barring the auto segment, all other sectoral indices settled the session in the red with the Nifty Metal (1 percent) and IT (0.87 percent) indices nursing the steepest losses. Overall, the S&P BSE Sensex index closed at 52,306 levels, down 282.6 points or 0.54 percent while the Nifty50 index ended at 15,687 levels, down 86 points or 0.54 percent. Maruti Suzuki, Titan Company, Bajaj Finserv, M&M, Ultratech Cement, Hero MotoCorp, and ONGC were the top gainers in the large-cap space while Adani Ports, Wipro, JSW Steel, Divis Labs, Shree Cement, L&T, Kotak Bank, and TCS were the top laggards. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 52,680 levels, up 90 points and Nifty topped the 15,800-mark

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded flat with a positive bias in morning deals today(23rd June 2021)after a volatile start to the session. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,680 levels, up 90 points, or 0.17 percent, and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 15,800-mark. IndusInd Bank and Tata Steel were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 0.8 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index was flat while the SmallCap index ticked up 0.2 percent. Sixty-four companies, including Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, Mcleod Russel India, Allcargo Logistics, and HCC are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

These stocks show positive momentum

Monday, June 21, 2021
Taking cues from global markets, the Indian benchmark indices have declined over 2 percent from recent peaks while the Nifty Bank index has tumbled over 5.50 percent from its peak. Today(21st June 2021), the Indian benchmark indices clawed their way out of the early lows but were still trading half a percent down. The weakness, however, can be seen as an opportunity by investors as major medium-term supports are not broken, technical charts suggest. Here are some stocks showing positive momentum. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex slid 350 points to 51,960 levels and Nifty around the 15,550-mark

Monday, June 21, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fell over half a percent in early deals today(21st June 2021), tracking weak cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex slid 350 points, or 0.68 percent, to 51,960 levels and the broader Nifty50 index was around the 15,550-mark. ICICI Bank fell 2 percent and was the top Sensex laggard, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, State Bank of India, and IndusInd Bank (all down over 1%). The Nifty sectoral indices were painted red, with Nifty Metal and Nifty PSU Bank indexes, down 2 percent each, bleeding the most. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 0.9 percent and 0.7 percent down in the broader markets, respectively. Seventy companies, including Oil India, Info Edge, Bharat Dynamics, TCNS Clothing, and VST Tillers Tractors, are slated to post their quarterly numbers.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex traded around 52,390, up 70 points and Nifty holding the 15,700-mark

Friday, June 18, 2021
The benchmark indices in India edged up in early deals today(18th June 2021), but off the day's high, amid mixed global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 52,390, up 70 points and the broader Nifty50 index was holding the 15,700-mark. Bajaj Finserv and Sun Pharma gained 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. On the other hand, ONGC fell 2 percent. The Nifty sectoral indices traded mixed, with the Nifty IT index, up 0.8 percent, leading the gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index fell 0.2 percent while the SmallCap index was up 0.25 percent. Fifty-two companies, including Ashoka Buildcon, GMR Infrastructure, Hinduja Global Solutions, Insecticides (India), and Welspun Specialty Solutions are set to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 210 points to 52,290 and Nifty traded below the 15,700-mark

Thursday, June 17, 2021
In Indian markets, benchmark indices followed the losses in global markets and edged lower in early deals today(17th June 2021) amid the US Federal Reserve's indication that it could begin raising interest rates in 2023. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 210 points to 52,290 and the broader Nifty50 index traded below the 15,700-mark. HDFC Bank, HDFC, Axis Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank fell 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards. All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the red, with the Nifty Metal index, down 1.5 percent, bleeding the most. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index fell 0.6 percent, while the SmallCap index was flat. Thirty-three companies, including Power Grid Corporation, Natco Pharma, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, DB Corp, and Khadim India are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 160 points at 52,100 levels and Nifty hovered around the 15,700-mark

Thursday, June 10, 2021
The benchmark indices in India were trading nearly half a percent in early deals today(10th June 2021), amid favorable cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 160 points at 52,100 levels and the Nifty50 index hovered around the 15,700-mark. PowerGrid, Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance rose 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty FMCG, traded in the green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 1.3 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ruled 0.85 percent and 1.32 percent higher, respectively. Sixty-four companies, including Century Plyboards, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, NHPC, and SAIL, are scheduled to announce their quarterly earnings today.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 52,275 levels, down 53 points and Nifty at 15,740-mark, down 11.5 points

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Indian Benchmark indices traded range-bound around flat line today(9th June 2021). However, broader markets scaled fresh record peaks as stock-specific action dominated the equity markets today. The BSE-barometer of 30 shares ended at 52,275 levels, down 53 points or 0.10 percent while the Nifty50 shut shop at 15,740-mark, down 11.5 points or 0.07 percent. Tata Motors, Tech M, Bharti Airtel, Indian Oil Corporation, HCL Tech, and Infosys were the top gainers on the indices. Hindalco, Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Kotak Bank, HDFC, and SBI, meanwhile, were the top laggards. In the broader market space, the BSE MidCap index hit a record peak for the fifth consecutive day, at 22,822.6 levels, and ended the day at 22,769.5 levels, up 0.36 percent. The SmallCap counterpart, on the other hand, closed 0.9 percent higher at 24,827 levels after hitting a new peak of 24,868 earlier today. Read more

Fag-end buying in Reliance Industries, auto, and metal counters helped Indian benchmark indices erase most of the day's losses

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Fag-end buying in Reliance Industries, auto, and metal counters helped Indian benchmark indices erase most of the day's losses and helped them end nearly flat for the second straight day. Moreover, a surge in Brent Crude price, which was hovering around $71 per barrel, exerted pressure on the bourses. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex ended at 51,849 levels, down 85 points or 0.16 percent, with ITC (down 3 percent), Asian Paints, HDFC, Axis Bank, Tech M, HCL Tech, and TCS leading the list of losers. This was countered by gains in IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries, SBI, Power Grid, Bajaj Auto, and Maruti Suzuki, which rallied up to 2 percent. On the NSE, the Nifty50 index settled at 15,576 levels, up 1 point. Both the indices hit their respective lows of 51,450 and 15,460 earlier in the day. The BSE MidCap index, which hit a record peak of 22,164 earlier today, closed 1.7 percent higher at 22,141 levels. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down by 320 points at 51,600 levels and Nifty traded around the 15,550-mark

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
The benchmark indices in India slid over half a percent in early deals (today 2nd June 2021), amid mixed global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 320 points, or 0.64 percent, at 51,600 levels and the Nifty50 index traded around the 15,550-mark. Tech Mahindra and ITC fell 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty Metal index, up 1 percent, leading the gainers. The broader markets, meanwhile, outran their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.7 percent and 0.6 percent higher, respectively. Twenty-three companies, including Motherson Sumi Systems, MTAR Technologies, Muthoot Finance, and PVR are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 50,680 levels, up 40 points and Nifty holding above the 15,250-mark

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices traded flat with a positive bias in early deals today(26th May 2021) on the back of mixed global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 50,680 levels, up 40 points and the Nifty50 was holding above the 15,250-mark. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty Metal index (down 1.5 per cent), traded in the green. Fifty-two companies including Berger Paints, BPCL, Burger King India, and Pfizer are slated to report their March quarter results today.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 300 points at 49,530 levels and Nifty topped the 14,900-mark

Monday, May 10, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded firm, up over half a percent, in early deals today(10th May 2021), tracking similar trends in other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 300 points, or 0.6 percent, at 49,530 levels and the Nifty50 index topped the 14,900-mark. Dr Reddy's rose 2 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ONGC, Titan, and Kotak Mahindra Bank (all up 1%). The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 2.9 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ruled 0.5 percent and 0.8 percent higher, respectively. Twenty-two firms, including Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals, Venky's, JMC Projects, and Zydus Wellness are slated to post their quarterly numbers today.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 48,820 levels, up 150 points, and Nifty topped the 14,650-mark

Thursday, May 6, 2021
The benchmark indices in Indian markets traded with slim gains in today's(6th May 2021) morning deals amid favourable cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 48,820 levels, up 150 points, and the Nifty50 index topped the 14,650-mark. Bajaj Auto, ONGC, and Bajaj Finance gained 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. Among other individual stocks, IDBI Bank zoomed 15 percent after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment along with transfer of management control in the bank. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 2.8 percent. Read more

Sensex ends 984 points lower, halts 4-day rally-investors' wealth came down by Rs 2.02 lakh

Friday, April 30, 2021
Indian benchmark indices put an end to a four-day winning run today(30th April 2021) as a worsening pandemic and shortage of vaccines in the country spooked Dalal Street bulls. Investors dumped whatever was in their hands on fears that a recovery could now be delayed. In the freefall, investors' wealth came down by Rs 2.02 lakh crore as the total market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies plunged to Rs 207.01 lakh crore. For Dalal Street investors bears came roaring amid weakness in Asian markets and an unabated rise in Covid-19 cases along with hiccups in vaccination drive back home. Profit booking too weighed on markets following four straight sessions of gains that led to a 4 percent rally in the benchmark indices this week. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 400 points to 49,620 and Nifty gave up the 14,800-mark

Monday, April 5, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fell over half a percent in today's(5th March 2021) early deals amid worry over the rapidly increasing Covid-19 cases in the nation. The volatility index, India VIX, rose 6 percent to 21.2 levels. Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex fell 400 points, or 0.8 percent, to 49,620 and the Nifty50 index gave up the 14,800-mark. Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Auto fell over 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards. The Nifty sectoral indices were largely in the red, with Nifty Bank, Nifty Financial Services, and Nifty Realty index falling over 1 percent, each. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 0.4 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 500 points to 50,280 levels and Nifty gave up the 14,900-mark

Monday, March 15, 2021
The benchmark indices in India added to their early losses and were trading over 1 percent lower in today's(15th March 2021) morning deals. Meanwhile, the volatility index, India VIX, ticked up 5 percent to 22.9 levels. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 500 points, or 1 percent, to 50,280 levels and the Nifty50 index gave up the 14,900-mark. Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC, State Bank of India, and HDFC Bank fell over 1 percent each and were the top Sensex laggards. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted red, with the Nifty Bank index, down 1.8 percent, bleeding the most. In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were down 0.5 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rallied 600 points to 49,750 levels and the Nifty topped the 14,700-mark

Monday, March 1, 2021
The benchmark indices in India made a firm start to the first trading session of March, up over 1 percent, in early deals, on the back of upbeat global mood and the Q3 GDP print. The S&P BSE Sensex rallied 600 points to 49,750 levels and the Nifty50 index topped the 14,700-mark. ONGC, PowerGrid, and IndusInd Bank rose over 3 per cent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, with the Nifty IT index, up 1.6 percent, leading the gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 1 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE: Indices volatile;Sensex trading around 51,280 levels and the Nifty hovered around 15,100

Thursday, February 11, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fluctuated between gains and losses in today's(11th February 2021) early morning deals, ahead of the weekly options expiry. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading around 51,280 levels, down 30 points while the broader Nifty50 index hovered around 15,100. Titan slid 2 percent after the announcement of its December quarter results and was the top Sensex laggard, followed by ONGC, Mahindra & Mahindra, and HDFC (all down over half a percent). Among other individual stocks, Magma Fincorp rallied 10 percent on a report that Adar Poonawalla-controlled Rising Sun Holdings will acquire a 60 percent stake in the non-banking financial company by subscribing to a Rs 3,456-crore preferential issue. The Nifty sectoral indices were trading mixed, with the Nifty Auto index, down 0.7 percent, being the worst-performer. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 360 points at 51,700 levels and the Nifty hit the 15,200-mark

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
The benchmark indices in india extended their winning run and scaled fresh lifetime highs in today's(9th Feb.2021) morning deals, lifted mainly by tech stocks, after opening higher for the seventh straight day. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 360 points at 51,700 levels and the Nifty50 hit the 15,200-mark. HCL Tech, Infosys, Titan, ONGC, and UltraTech Cement were all up 1 per cent, each. On the other hand, State Bank of India, Axis Bank, and Bajaj Finserv fell 1 per cent, each. The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the red, with Nifty PSU Bank index slipping 1.4 per cent. Two hundred and eighteen companies, including Tata Steel, Adani Ports, Berger Paints India, and Burger King India are set to announce their quarterly earnings today.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex trading 320 points up at 50,118 levels and Nifty testing the 14,750-mark

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
The benchmark indices in India scaled their fresh lifetime highs in morning trading of today's(3rd February 2021) volatile session. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading 320 points up at 50,118 levels. The index had earlier hit a fresh lifetime high of 50,231. The broader Nifty50 index was testing the 14,750-mark. Kotak Mahindra Bank and Maruti Suzuki slipped 1 percent each and were the top Sensex laggards. On the other hand, Dr. Reddy's zoomed 4 percent. The trend among Nifty sectoral indices was mixed, with the Nifty Pharma index, up 2 percent, leading the gainers. The broader markets, meanwhile, outran their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes up 0.9 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex trading 400 points down at 46,990 levels and Nifty slipped below 13,900

Thursday, January 28, 2021
The benchmark indices in India continued their weak run and fell one percent in today's(28th January 2021) morning deals, ahead of the monthly derivatives contracts expiry later in the day. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading 400 points down at 46,990, thus giving up the psychological mark of 47,000. The index fell to as low as 46,821 in intra-day deals. The broader Nifty50 index, meanwhile, slipped below 13,900. The HDFC twins fell 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex drags. Besides, Sun Pharma, HCL Tech, and PowerGrid were also down 2 percent, each. On the other hand, RIL was up 1 percent. The Nifty sectoral indices were trading weak, with the Nifty PSU Bank index, down 2 percent, faring the worst. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 0.6 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 350 points and hovered around 48,900 levels and the Nifty held above 14,400

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices made a strong start today(19th January 2021), tracking firm cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 350 points and hovered near 48,900 levels. The index hit an intra-day high of 49,060. The broader Nifty50 index held above 14,400. Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank (both up 2%) were the top Sensex gainers. Besides, Reliance Industries, HDFC, and Maruti Suzuki were also trading over 1 percent, each. Among other individual stocks, shares of Mindtree gained 4 percent after the company's consolidated net profit jumped 65.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) to Rs 326.5 crore in the December 2020 quarter. The trend among Nifty sectoral indices was positive, with the Nifty Realty index, up 2.2 percent, leading the list of gainers.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 310 points at 47,660 levels and the Nifty50 index hovered around 13,960 zone

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
The benchmark indices in India scaled fresh lifetime highs today(29th December 2020) after opening higher for the fifth straight session, on the back of favorable global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 310 points at 47,660 levels and the Nifty50 index hovered around the 13,960 zones, inching closer to the landmark of 14,000. IndusInd Bank (up 2%), HCL Tech, Axis Bank, and State Bank of India (up 1%) were among the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, with the Nifty Bank index, up 1 percent, leading the gainers. The broader markets tracked the gains in their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.6 percent and 0.8 percent higher, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Indian benchmark indices in red;Sensex hovered around 45,240 levels, down 310 points and Nifty fell below the 13,300-mark

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The Indian benchmark indices quickly erased their opening gains and slipped into the red, down over half percent, in today's(22nd December 2020) morning deals as investors were unable to shake off concerns amid the new strain of Covid-19. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 45,240 levels, down 310 points, after hitting an intra-day high of 45,938. The broader Nifty50 index also fell below the 13,300-mark. HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra (both up 2%) were the top Sensex gainers, followed by ONGC, NTPC, and PowerGrid (up to over 1% each). On the other hand, Bajaj Finance and Reliance Industries slipped 1 percent, each. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty IT, were trading lower. In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading half a percent and 0.8 percent higher, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Indian benchmark indices erased their early losses;Sensex trading 33 points up at 46,990 and Nifty testing the 13,750-mark

Monday, December 21, 2020
The domestic benchmark indices in India erased their early losses and turned flat after falling nearly 0.5 percent in today's(21st December 2020) opening deals amid weak cues from their Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading 33 points up at 46,990 after hitting an intra-day low of 46,694. The broader Nifty50 index was also testing the 13,750-mark. ONGC, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and Mahindra & Mahindra (all down 2%) were the top Sensex laggards. On the other hand, Reliance Industries rose 1 percent after the conglomerate and its partner BP announced the first gas from the R Cluster, an ultra-deep-water gas field in block KG D6 off the east coast of India. Meanwhile, aviation stocks were under pressure in intra-day deals over the UK border closure, with SpiceJet and InterGlobe Aviation falling 5 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 100 points at 46,799 and Nifty fell below the 13,750-mark

Friday, December 18, 2020
The benchmark indices in Indian markets came under slight pressure in today's(18th December 2020) early trade after scaling fresh lifetime highs in their opening deals, with the Sensex hitting the 47,000 level for the first time ever. The S&P BSE Sensex was down 100 points at 46,799, after hitting an intra-day high of 47,026. The broader Nifty50 index fell below the 13,750-mark. IT stocks lead the way for the gainers, with HCL Tech and Infosys (both up 2%) being the top gainers, followed by TCS and Tech Mahindra (both up 1%). The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty IT index, up 2 percent, leading the list of gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were down 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up by 120 points,hovered around 39,870 levels,and Nifty holding 11,650-mark

Friday, October 30, 2020
The Indian benchmark indices rose half a percent after a volatile start today(30th October 2020). Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 39,870 levels, up 120 points, and the Nifty50 index was holding the 11,650-mark. Nestle India, IndusInd Bank, and HCL Tech (all up 1%) were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green, led by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1 percent. Meanwhile, in the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were ruling 0.9 percent and 0.8 percent higher, respectively. Seventy -seven companies including Reliance Industries, IndusInd Bank, DLF are slated to report their quarterly earnings today. In a Bloomberg poll, 14 analysts estimated a net profit of Rs 8,194 crore for Reliance Industries; 10 analysts estimated revenue of Rs 1.11 trillion for the company.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 440 points to 38,630 levels and the Nifty testing the 11,400-mark

Thursday, September 10, 2020
The Indian benchmark indices added to their opening gains and were trading over 1 percent higher in today's(10th Sept.2020) late morning session. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 440 points to 38,630 levels and the Nifty50 index was testing the 11,400-mark. IndusInd Bank (up 3%) was the top Sensex gainer. Meanwhile, Reliance Industries scaled a new lifetime high after gaining 2 percent amid reports that marquee investors including KKR, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) could be in line to pick stakes in the company's retail-arm Reliance Retail Ltd. All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green, led by Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1.9 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were trading 1 percent and 1.7 percent higher, respectively. Seventy-four companies including Hindustan Aeronautics and J&K Bank are scheduled to announce their June quarter results today.

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