Indian stock markets have opened the day on a strong note on Friday on positive global cues. The BSE Sensex surged 377.48 points to 33,483.30
Oil & Gas company stocks are rising up with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation, Castrol India and Petronet LNG
Key benchmark indices opened marginally higher on Thursday with the BSE Sensex rising over 183 points at 32944 levels
The key benchmark indices extended losses with Sensex lost 125 points to hit the day’s low of 32,816 levels while the NSE Nifty dropped 44 points
Sensex and Nifty opened the trade on choppy note, following the weaker U.S Markets and passive start of the Asian Indices. At 10.35 am, the BSE Sensex is trading lower by 3.45 points at 33,030 while the NSE Nifty down by 8.85 points to 10,216 levels.
Stock movements in early hours: Shares JP Associates Ltd fell 7.3% to Rs. 19.75 after the Supreme Court directed its directors to personally appear in court and disclose personal assets. Shares of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd fell 3.2 percent, and Jaypee Infratech Ltd was down 2.6 percent.
Shares of Future Enterprises Ltd rose 3 percent to Rs 49.20 after the company reported narrowed loss for its Q2 earnings to Rs. 1.94 crore from Rs. 23.24 crore a year ago.
Shares of Adani Entertainment Ltd rose 3 percent to Rs. 157.05 after the company reported 9.5 percent increase in its net profit to Rs 844 crore.
Shares of Bharti Airtel Ltd opened the trading day up by 1 percent while Bharti Infratel Limited plunged 2.3 percent in early trade.
Stock in Focus: In another development, Jaiprakash Associates Limited has informed the Exchange that JSW Infrastructure would get associated with the company in the resolution plan of Jaypee Infratech Limited (JIL). The stock will be in limelight on Tuesday.
Idea Cellular Ltd and Vodafone India have agreed to sell their standalone tower biz to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd for about 1.2 billion dollars.
Adani Enterprises Ltd has posted a net loss of over Rs. 15.00 crore in the Q2FY18 as posted in its Q2FY18 results announced after market hours on Monday.
The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty rose marginally in opening trade on Monday on mixed cues from global markets. At 10.20 am, BSE Sensex traded lower by 82.88 points to 33,231.80, while the NSE Nifty 50 fell 37.80 points to 10,283.95. Gains are mainly seen in auto stocks and software stocks, while realty and Capital good stocks were witnessing majority of the selling pressure in the morning hours.
Stock Movements in early hours: Shares of L&T fell 3% to Rs. 1236 after the company reduced its order inflow guidance for the full year ended March 2018.
Stocks of RCom fell 8% to Rs13 after the company posted a fourth consecutive consolidated loss to Rs. 2,709 crore in the quarter ended September against profit of Rs 62 crore a year ago.
Shares of Axis Bank Ltd rose 2% after the bank on Friday said its board had approved raising up to Rs.11,625.8 crore through a private placement of shares led by private equity fund Bain Capital.
Stock in focus: Tata Chemicals, Idea, Indian Hotels, Apollo Hospitals, NTPC, Future Enterprises, Gujarat State Petronet, among others, are scheduled to report their quarterly earnings during the day.
New India Assurance Company’s recently concluded IPO, will make its stock market debut on Monday.
Larsen & Toubro has reported a net profit Rs 1,820 cr in the second quarter of 2017-18, up 27 % YoY.
Reliance Communications Limited has posted a consolidated loss of Rs 2709 cr for the Sept end quarter compared to a loss of Rs 1210 cr in the previous quarter.
Stock Markets settled higher on GST relief on Friday, but post weekly loss to some extent. Nifty registered marginal profit taking and lost over 1% in the passing week. The Bank Nifty index has been consolidating in a narrow range close to its record high, while Nifty IT index surpassed the benchmark index and spurted strongly in the passing week.
The key benchmark Sensex & Nifty overcame a spell of the extreme end volatility to close with modest gains today as investor sentiment got a lift after the GST Council trimmed tax rates on a wide range of items.
The BSE Sensex, after a start at 33,235 levels, rebounded to the day’s high of 33,380.42 in the late afternoon trade of the week ended Friday, but lost some ground to end at 33,314.56, up 63.63 points, or 0.19%, from its earlier close. The NSE Nifty 50 index, after moving between 10,254.10 and 10,344.95, finally ended 12.80 points, or 0.12%, higher at 10,321.75. For the week, Sensex index fell by 371 pts, whereas the Nifty lost 130.75 pts.
The GST Council on Friday provided release to several sectors by reducing tax rates an array of consumer items to 18% from current 28% and cut rates on 177 goods.
Stock Market Update: Sensex and Nifty open significantly lower on negative global cues. At 10.30 am, BSE Sensex, was down 25.71 points at 33,225 levels while the NSE Nifty50 index was down 10.85 points at 10,298 levels. Shares of Oil & Gas companies decline, OMCs hit with HPCL and BPCL losing over 1 percent in the early trading hours today. Shares of Tata Motors, RIL, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, TCS, and Adani Ports lost up to 1.5% whereas ONGC socks, ICICI Bank, L&T, SBI, HUL and are rising up to 0.9%.
Stock Movements: Shares of State Bank of India was trading 0.43% higher at Rs 315.1.
Mahindra & Mahindra edged down 0.59% to Rs 1,353.45 ahead of their respective Q2 results today.
Stocks of Divi’s Laboratories Ltd rose 5.1% to Rs. 1061 in the early hours after the company announced in a notice to BSE that the US food & drug regulator has completed evaluation of corrective action.
Shares of Bharat Petroleum Corp fell 1.4% to Rs. 515 prior to its earnings expected to take place later in the day. As per reports, it is expected to post a net profit of Rs2160.10 crore while net sales will be at Rs 59286.20 crore.
Corporate Earnings: The stocks of companies such as Mahindra & Mahindra, MRF, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Nestle, Balaji Telefilms, Bank of Maharashtra, Motherson Sumi Systems, Sobha, Sun TV, Cochin Shipyard, DLF and Suzlon among others will be in focus today as these companies scheduled to announce their earnings today.
Rupee Watch: The Indian rupee opened at 65.07 a dollar and was trading at 65.08 against the USD, down 0.23% from its Thursday’s close of 64.94.
Indian equity markets opened in the green on Thursday following positive cues from global markets. At 10.30 am, the BSE Sensex is trading higher by 120 points at 33,339 levels while the NSE Nifty is trading higher by 44 points at 10,347 levels. The surge is led by strong buying in industrial heavy-weights such as, Tata Motors, RIL, ICICI Bank, and SBI Bank. Markets are likely to take further strides from the GST Council meet on Nov 9 & 10 in Assam.
Stock Movements in the early hours today:- Shares of Tata Motors Limited rose 2.2% to Rs. 448.50 ahead of Q2 earnings due later today. The company is expected to post a net profit of Rs. 1,835.10 crore.
Shares of Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co. Ltd rose 5% to Rs. 204.65 after the company reported a profit of Rs. 52.79 crore in Sept quarter against a loss of Rs. 36.56 crore a year ago.
Shares of Petronet LNG Ltd rose 4% to Rs. 270.50 after the company posted a 28% rise in its net profit to Rs. 588.78 crore in Sept quarter from Rs. 459.56 cr a year ago.
Quarterly Results: Aurobindo Pharma, Amara Raja Batteries, HPCL Ltd, The India Cements Ltd, Tata Motors Ltd and SRF Ltd are some of the companies, among others, that will announce their Q2 earnings on Thursday.
Buzzing Stocks: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infra has bagged Rs. 1000 cr EPC contract from NIPC for two Kudankulam units in Tamil Nadu.
Arvind Limited, the textile manufacturing company, will demerge and publicly list its branded apparel and engineering Biz to focus better on its core textiles business.