Weekly market update (18th May – 22th May).
Fluctuation was seen in market due to many reasons such as resurgence trade tensions between China and US, rate cut by RBI and disappointing reaction for stimulus packages. On 18th May, SENSEX opened at 31,097.73 and closed at 30,028.98 (down by 1,068.75) while, on Friday market closed at 30,672.59 down by 425.14 points or 1.367 percent compared to opening price on Monday. On the other hand, NIFTY touched low at 8,800 during mid-week.
On Monday, NIFTY opened at 9,136.85 and closed at 9,039.25 on Friday lower by 97.6 points or 1.06 percent. However, the S&P BSE small-cap index increased by 10% to 30%. Around 30 stocks increased in small cap which includes Zen Technologies, Alok industries, Sintex Industries, Prozone Intu Properties Ltd and India cements. While, NIFTYBANK declined by more than 8%.
Global indices, currencies and commodities:
DAX was trading at 10,749.56, up by 287.16 points or 2.74%, on Monday while today it is trading at 11,073.87 up by 7.94 points and NASDAQ was trading at 9,014.56 up by 70.84 points or 0.79% while now it is trading at 9,324.59, up by 39.71. CAC was trading at 4,366.26, up by 2.07% or 88.63 points, now trading at 4,444.56, down by 0.89 points.
When market closed on Monday, Gold was trading at 47,858 up by 489 points and is now trading at 47,056. Silver was trading at 48,552 and is currently trading at 48,338, up by 1,003 points. On Monday, at the time of closing of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.91 which is now trading at Rs 75.95. EURO was trading at Rs 82.20, currently trading at Rs 82.79 and GBP was trading at Rs 92.19 which is now trading at Rs 92.58.
Sector wise update:
On Friday, NIFTY BANK decreased by 456.20 points or 2.57%, closing at 17,278.90 which was trading around 18,529 on Monday. While other sectors like Pharma and Auto sectors increased around 2%-5%.
Top 5 gainers:
This week, share price of ITC increased by 13.18% or by 21.70 points, closing at Rs 186.35, Cipla gained 69.05 points or by 12.11%, closing at Rs 639.3. Shares of Mahindra and Mahindra jumped by 11.81 percent or 45.05 points, closing at Rs 426.35. Bharti Airtel’s share price increased by 39.10 points or 7.06 percent, closing at Rs 593.20 this week, and share price of TCS gained 127.45 points or 11 percent this week and closed at Rs 2,020.35.
Top 5 losers:
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services share price fell by 6.31 percent or by 8.60 points and closed at Rs 127.60. This week, share price of Shriram Transport Finance decreased by 5.78 percent or 33.20 points, closing at Rs 541.40. Axis Bank fell by 5.65 % or 20.20 points, closing at Rs 337.10. Ashok Leyland shares declined by 5.42 percent or 2.50 points, closing at Rs 43.60 and share price of Power Finance Corp declined by 5.31% or 4.20 points and closed at Rs 74.90 on Friday.
Which stocks were in news?
This week, various companies were scheduled to announce their March quarter earnings. This is includes companies such as D-mart (Avenue Supermart), JSW steel, DCB Bank, Alembic Pharma, Bosch, Colgate, Bayer cropscein, UPL, Birla Corp, IDFC first Bank, JSW steel, Bajaj Auto, Cipla and Bharti Airtel. Among these companies, many posted loss for Q4 FY20 which affected their shares. Many stocks from Pharma and Auto sector were also in news as share prices of auto companies such as M&M and Hero MotoCorp increased by 2% to 6%. While, Pharma companies stocks such as Cipla and Dr Reddys labs increased by 4%-10%.
Most active stock by volume were Vodafone Idea, SBI, HUL and Maruti Suzuki, Reliance Power, Axis bank, Yes bank, Tata Power, India Bulls and Bharat Electronics. On Friday, around 31 stocks touched their 52 week low which includes Bajaj Finance, Chennai Petroleum Corporation, SBI, ABB, India Bulls, Cyient, The Karnataka Bank and Power Finance Corporation. IRCTC was in news as bookings for passenger trains started and their shares are increasing and again locked in 5% upper circuit (for 2nd time). On Friday their shares gained 22.70 points, closing at Rs 1,422.70.