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Market update 22nd May 2020. Financials dip after RBI's announcement.

Market update 22nd May 2020. Financials dip after RBI’s announcement.

 

Overall performance:

Indian indices ended on low note today, mostly dragged by banking and financial sector stocks. When market closed, SENSEX was down by 260.31 points or 0.84%, closing at 30,672.59 and NIFTY was down by 67 points or 0.74%, closing at 9,039.25. While, the S&P BSE midcap index was down by 93.82 points or 0.83%, closing at 11,270.02. S&P BSE Small cap decreased by 23.90 points or 0.23%, closing at 10,524.23. NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 12,668.05, down by 94.60 points or 0.74%, closing at 12,668.05 and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 3,850.85, down by 24.35 points or 0.63%.

 

Global indices and commodities:

When Indian market closed, DAX was trading at 11,016.77 down by 49.16 points or 0.44%. NASDAQ was trading at 9,284.88 down by 90.90 points or 0.97% and CAC was trading at 4,435.93, down by 0.21% or 9.52 points. While, SGX Nifty was down by 45.50 points or 0.50% and trading at 9,035.50. Currently, Gold is trading at 46,965 up by 577 points and 1.24%. Silver is trading at 47,719 up by 415 points and 0.88%. Crude oil is trading at 2,424 which is declined by 139 points and 5.42%.

 

Currency:

At the closing time of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.95, up by 0.34%. EURO was trading at Rs 82.69, down by 0.11% and GBP was trading at Rs 92.32, down by 0.10%.

 

Sector:

Among the sectors, IT, Auto, Pharma and media sector ended on high note but banking and financial sector ended on low note. The S&P BSE Auto index increased by 48.79 points while, S&P BSE Energy declined by 18.29 points or 0.41%,.BSE BANKEX fell by 497.17 points or 2.44%. At closing, NIFTY BANK decreased by 456.20 points or 2.57%, closing at 17,278.90 while, NIFTY IT increased by 194.75 points or 1.43%, closing at 13,842.65.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Today, share price of Zee Entertainment increased by 9.30 points or 6.04%, closing at Rs 163.25. Mahindra & Mahindra which is increasing from the last few days, gained 18.05 points or 4.42% and closed at Rs 426.35. Shares of Cipla increased by 22.75 points or 3.69%, closing at Rs 639.35. Shree Cements increased by 659.10 points or 3.42%, closing at Rs 19,910.25 and Infosys was up by 20.15 points or 3% and closed at Rs 692.35.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, shares which declined the most were from the banking or finance sector. Axis bank declined by 20.25 points or 5.67%, closing at Rs 336.95. HDFC shares declined by 5.08% or 81.15 points, closing at Rs 1,516.15. Bajaj Finserv decreased by 223.65 points or by 4.93%, closing at Rs 4,315.55. Share price of Bajaj finance fell by 94.90 points or 4.77%, closing at Rs 1,895.30 and ICICI Bank declined by 13.35 points or 4.39%, closing at Rs 291.05.

 

Stock in news:

Shares of Pharma and Auto sectors ended on high note. IRCTC was in news after booking for passenger trains started their shares are increasing. Today it increased by 22.70 points, closing at Rs 1422.70. Today, 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.

Zee entertainment was in news as share price of the company increased by 6.04 percent and closed at Rs 163.25. Also, Mahindra & Mahindra gained 4.42%, closing at Rs 426.35 . Other than these stocks, most active stocks in terms of volume were Vodafone idea, SBI, ICICI Bank, BHEL, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank and IDFC First Bank in terms of volume.

 

 

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Market update 21st May 2020. ITC record biggest one-day gain in nearly 2 months.

Market update 21st May 2020. ITC record biggest one-day gain in nearly 2 months.

 

Overall performance:

Indian indices ended on high note. While market closed, SENSEX was up by 114.29 points or 0.37%, closing at 30,932.90 and NIFTY was up by 39.70 points or 0.44%, closing at 9,106.25. While, the S&P BSE midcap index was up by 85.62 points or 0.76%, closing at 11,363.84 and S&P BSE Small cap increased by 75.76 points or 0.72%, closing at 10,548.13 NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 12,762.65, up by 98.45 points or 0.78% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 3,875.20, up by 23.45 points or 0.61%.

 

Global indices and commodities:

When Indian market closed, DAX was trading at 11,067.85 down by 155.86 points or 1.39%. NASDAQ was trading at 9,375.78 up by 190.68 points or 2.08% and CAC was trading at 4,452.40, down by 0.99% or 44.58 points. While, SGX Nifty was down by 18.50 points or 0.20% and trading at 9,064.50. Currently, Gold is trading at 46,692 down by 451 points and 0.96%. Silver is trading at 48,101 down by 957 points and 1.95%. Crude oil is trading at 2,604 which is up by 84 points and 3.33%.

 

Currency:

At the closing time of Indian indices, almost all the currencies were trading at a lower note. USD was trading at Rs 75.60, down by 0.25%. EURO was trading at Rs 82.84, down by 0.11% and GBP was trading at Rs 92.38, down by 0.10%.

 

Sector:

Today, almost all other sectors ended on higher note, expect for the banking sector. The S&P BSE Auto index increased by 311.34 points or by 2.45% and S&P BSE Energy gained 22.61 points or 0.51% while BSE CDGS increased by 2.09%. At closing, NIFTY BANK decreased by 105.10 points or 0.59%, closing at 17,735.10 and NIFTY IT and AUTO increased by 130.55 points and 146.10 points respectively.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Share price of ITC increased by 13.20 points or 7.51%, closing at Rs 188.95. Hindalco gained 129.50 points or 7.20% and closed at Rs 129.50. Asian paints increased by 74.25 points or 4.95%, closing at Rs 1,574.30. Hero MotoCorp increased by 95.90 points or 4.74%, closing at Rs 2,119.50 and Maruti Suzuki was up by 158.15 points or 3.23% and closed at Rs 5,050.10.

 

Top 5 losers:

Bajaj Finserv declined by 162.85 points or 3.46%, closing at Rs 4,539.20. IndusInd bank which is declining from the last few days, declined by 2.94% or 10.50 points, closing at Rs 346.80. NTPC decreased by 2.65 points or by 2.85%, closing at Rs 90.25. Share price of Bajaj Finance fell by 52.60 points or 2.57%, closing at Rs 1,990.20 and Adani ports declined by 6.60 points or 2.04%, closing at Rs 317.15.

 

Stock in news:

Hero MotoCorp was in news as share price of the company increased by 95.90 points and closed at Rs 2,119.50. Also, IRCTC locked in upper circuit at 5% for the second day, closing at Rs 1,400 after bookings for passenger train started. Other than these stocks, most active stocks were Vodafone idea, SBI, ITC, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank and Alok Leyland in terms of volume.

 

 

Market update 20th May 2020. SENSEX, NIFTY close on a positive note.

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Market update 20th May 2020. SENSEX, NIFTY close on a positive note.

Market update 20th May 2020. SENSEX, NIFTY close on a positive note.

 

Overall performance:

Today, for the second consecutive day Indian indices ended on a high note. As market closed, SENSEX was up by 622.44 points or 2.06%, closing at 30,818.61 and NIFTY was up by 187.45 points or 2.11%, closing at 9,066.55 While, the S&P BSE midcap index was up by 166.09 points or 1.49%, closing at 11,278.22 and S&P BSE Small cap increased by 117.19 points or 1.13%, closing at 10,472.37. NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 12,664.20, up by 193.50 points or 1.55% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 3,851.75, up by 39.80 points or 1.04%.

 

Global indices and commodities:

When Indian market closed, DAX was trading at 11,136.49 up by 61.20 points or 0.55%, NASDAQ was trading at 9,185.10 down by 49.73 points or 0.54% and CAC was trading at 4,452.75, down by 0.12% or 5.41 points. While, SGX Nifty was up by 259 points or 2.94% and trading at 9,083.00. Currently, Gold is trading at 47,203 up by 153 points and 0.33%, Silver is trading at 49,045 up by 227 points and 0.46%. Crude oil is trading at 2,442 which is up by 40 points and 1.67%.

 

Currency:

At the time of closing of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.79, up by 0.21%. EURO was trading at Rs 82.80, up by 0.22% and GBP was trading at Rs 92.79, up by 0.13%.

 

Sector:

Today, almost all other sectors ended on a high note. The S&P BSE Auto index rose by 258.63 points and S&P BSE Energy rose by 84.07 points or 1.93%. At closing, NIFTY BANK increased by 353.95 points or 2.02%, closing at 17,840.20 while, NIFTY IT increased by 70.80 points or 0.53%.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Share price of Shree Cements increased by 1,070.90 points or 5.84%, closing at Rs 19,411.65. Mahindra & Mahindra gained 22.15 points or 5.78% and closed at Rs 405.05. Shares of Dr Reddys Labs increased by 210.60 points or 5.69%, closing at Rs 3,910.20. HDFC gained 87.15 points or 5.66%, closing at Rs 1,627 and Eicher Motors was up by 708.90 points or 5.47% and closed at Rs 13,675.10.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, Bharti Infratel declined by 17.90 points or 8.18%, closing at Rs 200.85. Vedanta, which is decreasing from last 2 days, declined by 1.61% or 1.45 points, closing at Rs 88.55, IndusInd bank decreased by 10.50 points or by 2.85%, closing at Rs 357.30. Share price of Hero MotoCorp fell by 49.90 points or 2.41%, closing at Rs 2,023.60 and Bharti Airtel declined by 4.75 points or 0.79%, closing at Rs 594.05.

 

Stock in news:

Today, shares of Pharma, banking and Auto sectors ended on higher note. Shree cements was in news as share price of the company increased by 1,070.90 points and closed at Rs 19,411.65. Bharti Infratel was also in news as today their share price decreased more than 8%, closing at Rs 200.85 and Mahindra and Mahindra shares which was declining since last few days, today gained 22.15 points. Other than these stocks, most active stocks were Vodafone idea, SBI, Tata powers, ICICI Bank, BHEL and Alok Industries in terms of volume.

 

 

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Market update 19th May 2020. Vodafone Idea rises 17%

Market update 19th May 2020. Vodafone Idea rises 17%

 

Overall performance:

After 3 days, Indian indices ended on higher note. However, NIFTY did not cross the 8,900 mark. After market closed, SENSEX was up by 167.19 points or 0.56%, closing at 30,196.17 and NIFTY was up by 55.85 points or 0.63%, closing at 8,879.10 While, the S&P BSE midcap index was up by 56.96 points or 0.52%, closing at 11,112.13 and S&P BSE Small cap declined by 21.13 points or 0.20%, closing at 10,355.18 NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 12,471.15, up by 61.80 points or 0.50% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 3,811.95, up by 7.05 points or 0.19%.

 

Global indices and commodity:

When Indian market closed, DAX was trading at 10,975.92, down by 76.266 points or 0.69%, NASDAQ was trading at 9,234.83 up by 220.27 points or 2.44% and CAC was trading at 4,447.57, down by 1.13% or 50.77 points. While, SGX Nifty was up by 42.50 points or 0.48% and trading at 8,828.00 Currently, Gold is trading at 46,718 up by 56 points and 0.12%, Silver is trading at 47,520 down by 182 points and 0.38%. Crude oil is trading at 2,401 which is down by 1.00 points and 0.04%.

 

Currency:

At the closing time of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.64, down by 0.36%. EURO was trading at Rs 82.82, up by 0.29% and GBP was trading at Rs 92.49, up by 0.23%.

 

Sector:

Today, other than banking sector, all other sectors ended on a higher note. The S&P BSE Auto index increased by 144.11 points and S&P BSE IT gained 100.68 points or 0.75% At closing, NIFTY BANK fell by 86.95 points or 0.49%, closing at 17,486.25. While, NIFTY IT increased by 132.20 points or 0.99%.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Share price of Bharti Airtel increased by 60.75 points or 11.29%, closing at Rs 598.80, Adani Ports gained 25.90 points or 8.83% and closed at Rs 319.20. ONGC increased by 4.25 points or 5.83%, closing at Rs 77.15. Bharti Infratel gained 11.65 points or 5.63%, closing at Rs 218.75 and UltraTechCement which is increasing from two consecutive days, was up by 130.35 points or 3.94% and closed at Rs 3438.15.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, UPL declined by 36.15 points or 9.62%, closing at Rs 339.65. Vedanta fell by 2.70% or 2.50 points, closing at Rs 90, Induslnd bank decreased by 8.95 points or by 2.38%, closing at Rs 367.80. Share price of Reliance fell by 31.85 points or 2.21%, closing at Rs 1408.90 and Larsen declined by 17 points or 2.09%, closing at Rs 796.35.

 

Stock in news:

UPL was in news as share price of the company fell around 10%, even after the market ended on higher note today and closed at Rs 339.65. Bharti Airtel was also in news as today their share price increased by more than 11%, closing at Rs 598.80. Other than these stocks, most active stocks were Vodafone idea, SBI, Tata motors, ICICI Bank, BHEL and Bank of Baroda in terms of volume.

 

 

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Weekly market update (11th May - 15th May)

Weekly market update (11th May – 15th May)

 

Overall performance:

Indian stock market started with on a good note this week but ended at lower note and market saw the most volatile week because of many reasons such as resurgence trade tensions between China and US and Rs 20 lakh package which announced by PM Narendra Modi attracted investors and indices to rise by 2 percent. After the announcement of details of this stimulus package by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, market witnessed decline in indices.

On 11th May, SENSEX opened at 31,479.74 and closed at 31,561.22 while on Friday market closed at 31,097.73 down by 382.01 points or 1.7 percent compared with opening price on Monday. On the other side, NIFTY opened at 9,226.9 on Monday and closed at 9,136.85 on Friday lower by 90.05 points or 1.2 percent. However, the S&P BSE 500 Index increased by 10-30 percent which includes around 30 stocks. The S&P BSE mid-cap index increased by 0.67 percent and the S&P BSE Small-cap index increased by 0.47 percent.

 

Global indices, currencies and commodities:

Global indices, DAX was trading at 10,818.48, down by 86.00 points or 0.79% on Monday while today it was trading 10,465.17, up by 128.15 points and NASDAQ was trading at 9,121.32 up by 1.58% or 141.66 points while now it is trading at 9,014.56, up by 70.84.
When market closed on Monday, Gold was trading at Rs 45,656 which is now trading at Rs 47,381 and silver was trading at Rs 42,972, and currently trading at Rs 46,718.
On Monday, at the time of closing of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.74 which is now trading at Rs 75.56. EURO was trading at Rs 81.96, currently trading at Rs 81.98 and GBP was trading at Rs 93.37 which is now trading at Rs 91.89.

 

Sector wise update:

On Friday, NIFTY bank closed at 18,833.95 which was around 19,600 on Monday when market opened, lower by around 766.05 points. While, NIFTY Auto which increased 4.26 percent on Monday, declined by 97.35 points or 0.73% closing at 13,196.35 on Friday.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Share price of jubilant life sciences increased by 21 percent this week closing at 472.40. Vedanta gained 20 percent after they decided to delist at price of Rs 87.50, closing at Rs 92.95 on Friday. Shares of Indian cements jumped by 16 percent this week and on Friday it gained by 13.22 percent, closing at Rs 114.30. MphasiS share price increased by 14 percent this week, closing at Rs 845.30 and share price of Escorts gained 11 percent this week and closed at Rs 823.55.

 

Top 5 losers:

Reliance industries share price fell by 6.56 percent or by 102.40 points and closed at Rs 1,459.40 on Friday. Share price of Dr. Reddys Lab decreased by 6.25 percent or 248.90 points, closing at 3,735.10, then GAIL India fell by 6.08% or 5.55 points, closing at Rs 85.80, IndusInd bank shares declined by 4.92 percent or 21.65 points, closing at Rs 85.80 and share price of tech Mahindra declined by 4.78% or 25.65 points and closed at Rs 510.55 on Friday.

 

Which stocks were in news?

On Friday, various companies were scheduled to announce their March quarter earnings. This includes L&T Finance and technology services, Cipla, Mahindra and Mahindra financial services, Tata chemicals, Nippon life asset management, Crompton greaves consumer and IIFL Securities. Most of these companies posted losses. Many Auto sector stocks were also in news as share prices of auto companies increased in mid-week. Most active stock by volume were Reliance, ICICI bank, HUL and Maruti Suzuki, Tata motors, Axis bank, Yes bank, Biocon, SAIL and BPCL.

Vedanta was in news after they announced to delist from stock market at a price of 87.50, After online bookings for passenger train started, shares of IRCTC locked in 5 percent upper circuit closing at Rs 1,303.55 and up by 62.05 points on Monday. Stocks of aviation sector saw slight increase after announcement of packages by finance minister, Indigo gained around 2 percent, closing at Rs 984 and spice jet increased around 3% and closed at Rs 45.60 on Friday.

 

 

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Goods exports decline in April

Goods exports decline in April

India’s export is reduced by 60.28 percent in the month of April, due to the lock down imposed by the government which is equivalent to $10.36 billion. However, in March country’s export was declined by 34.57 percent. On the other side, the country’s import is also affected. There was a 58.65 percent  decline in imports in April which amounted to $17.12 billion. However, India’s Imports have decreased by 28.72 percent from previous year making it $31.16 billion in March 2020. This is the lowest percent that India has seen since August of 2016. Overall trade deficit in April is $6.76 billion which was $15.33 billion in April 2019. This year’s trade deficit is lowest since May 2016 which was $6.27 billion.

 

Sector and commodities wise:

There is decline in 30 major import sectors such as gold, silver, coal, fertilizer, machinery, transport equipment and machinery. All these sector have reported negative growth in the month of April. Since the first day of the countrywide lock down, oil imports have seen a drop by 15 percent and non-oil purchases dropped to 33.78 percent. Imports of electronic items have dipped down by 29.09 percent. Lastly gold have plunged by 62.64 percent in March. In April, non-oil imports is reduced by 58.5 percent to $12.46 billion and Gold imports stood at $2.83 million which was $4 billion last year. However, other Oil imports was at $4.66 billion, which is 59.03 percent lesser than last year for the same period.

Commodities wise, export of rice declined by 28.28 percent, cereals export saw decline by 33.42%, tea exports fell by 33.74 percent, organic and inorganic material export reduced by 32.88 percent, ready-made garments fell by 34.91 percent and plastic and linoleum declined by 35.67 percent. Imports of commodities is also affected due to lock down, import of precious stone declined by 53.46 percent, electrical and non-electrical machinery fell by 31.72 percent, electric good import fell by 29.09 percent and coal, coke and briquettes declined by 23.54 percent.

However, gems and jewellery shipments fell by 98.74 percent, leather shipments fell by 93.28 percent, and petroleum products declined by 66.22 percent, chemical shipments fell by 42 percent and engineering goods declined by 64.76 percent. Only pharmaceutical and iron ore reported positive growth during last the 2 months.

 

Impact on foreign reserves:

One big reason for this surge in foreign exchange reserves is temporary closure of imports to India as this has blocked the outflow of foreign exchange reserves, keeping it intact. The reserves showed a surge of $113 million to $479.455 billion in mid-April. The forex reserves show an all-time high of $487.23 billion in early March, after it lofted by $5.69 billion. During FY20, the nation’s forex reserves ascended by nearly $62 billion. In the week of April 27, 2020, a significant part of the overall reserves which is the foreign currency assets (FCA), hiked by $1.752 billion to $443.316 billion.

 

Government measures:

Due to the lock down, major industrial units are closed. There is restriction for movement in the goods and various other issues such as job loss, 70-80 percent cancellations in orders and increasing non-performing assets is already been noticed. Therefore, government has announced various measures and packages to cope up this situation. For Agri-infrastructure, the government has allocated Rs 1 lakh crore so that farm gate infrastructure such as cold chain are strengthened and Rs 500 crore for operation greens has implemented, for better price realization for farmers.

Government will amend essential commodities act and allow market force to deregulate price. The government will intervene if any emergency situation arises such as drastic hike in price or any other crisis. These announcements will help government to achieve their target of $100 billion Agri exports.

 

 

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