ONGC, Biocon, Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Ajanta Pharma, RIL, Fortis Health are few of the stocks among others to watch out for in today’s trade today, 31 August 2017.
Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is about to seek consent of shareholders to raise a debt of Rs 25,000 crore to fund the planned acquisition of Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL). ONGC has endorsed raising the debt and would take the proposal to shareholders soon.
India’s major auto players Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki look forward to a slump in demand after the cabinet has approved an ordinance that will permit the cess on sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and larger passenger cars to be raised at 25% from 15% under the GST regime.
Future and Option (F&O) watch:
Benchmark indices opened on a careful note ahead of the expiry of August (F&O). With a single session left in August series, market rollovers moved to 53 percent compared to average roll-overs of 57 percent for last three series. Market wide F&O open interest is Rs 1.36-lakh cr. approx, as compared to Rs 1.40 lakh crore on the D-1 of July expiry.
Live market: Benchmark indices in the meantime are trading with weak note while broader market indices carry on trading in positive terrain. At 10.25 am, the BSE Sensex was trading at 31,596 down 50 points, while Nifty ws trading at 9874 down 10 points.