Turmeric prices were trading up by 0.80 percent to Rs 7,538/quintal in futures trade today on uptick in domestic and export demand. At the NCDEX, turmeric for delivery in the October month was trading higher by Rs 60, or 0.80% to Rs 7,538/quintal with an open interest of 10,145 lots. Simultaneously, prices of Coriander rose 1.93 percent to Rs 4,551/quintal in futures trade as members widened positions amid rising spot demand, while crude palm oil for delivery this month rose by Rs 1.80, or 0.33% to Rs 543.30/10 kg, in a business turnover of 169 lots. Likewise, the oil for delivery in October went up by Rs 1.20, or 0.22% to Rs 539.80 per 10 kg in 138 lots.
Key benchmark indices opened higher in early trade, Wednesday against the previous day’s closing. The Indian rupee made stronger marginally against the USD. The shares of M&M, Adani Ports and Reliance Industries rose, whereas the shares of Tata Motors and Bharti Airtel fell in the morning hours.
The US Fed Reserve’s 2-day policy meeting will conclude later today. The US central bank is supposed to announce details of its plan to start shrinking the USD 4.5 trillion balance sheet.
Tata Steel has inked MoU for a 50-50 European steel Joint Venture. Its stock rose 1 percent in the morning. Tata Sons has raised stakes in its group firms such as Tata Motors, Tata Chemicals, and TGBL, buying shares worth over Rs 3,200 crore.
Shares of Infosys Ltd rose 0.11 percent at Rs 912.30 after the company announced that Infosys Finacle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company announced its partnership with Niki.AI commerce solutions.
The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd worth Rs 8,400 crore is set to hit the market today, with a price band of Rs 685-700 per share.
Weekly Update- Indian stocks logged strong gains in the week ended Friday, 15 Sept 2017 led by gains in pharma and auto stocks. The BSE Small-Cap and BSE Mid-Cap indices outperformed the Sensex during the week. While the BSE MidCap advanced 217.99 points or 1.38% to settle at 15,972.74, the SmallCap index gained 362.56 pts or 2.22% to settle at 16,687.76.
In the week ended the Sensex rose 585.09 pts or 1.85 percent to settle at 32,272.61. The NSE Nifty index rose 150.60 points or 1.52 percent to settle at 10,085.40.
All through the previous five days, the Sensex had gained 524.44 points on solid global cues on receding concerns on North Korea and sustained buying by domestic investors.
On the macro front, the yearly rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, figured provisionally at 3.24% for August 2017, corresponding to 1.88% in July 2017 and 1.09% in August 2016, as per data which was announced on Friday, 14 Sept 2017.
The price of Oil soared to their highest weekly rise since on higher demand forecasts and the recommence of refineries in US. The OPEC this week predicted higher demand for its oil in 2018 and pointed to cues of a tighter global market.
Price of Gold today took jump from a positive trend overseas by surging Rs 650 per 10 grams to reach Rs 31,000 level, supported by fresh local buying, whereas silver slipped sharply by Rs 350 to Rs 41,500 per kg, on account of softening demand by industrial units and coin makers.
Globally, gold rose by 0.08% to USD 1323.60 per ounce after hitting a 2-week low of USD 1,318.96. Silver also edged up 0.03% to USD 17.75 per ounce in Singapore. In New Delhi, gold of 99.9% purity surged Rs 650 to Rs 31,000 and 99.5% purity surged Rs 30,850 per 10 grams. Gold had lost Rs 650 in the last two days.
However, Sovereign price carried on to be traded at the previous level of Rs 24,700 per piece of 8 grams. But silver ready dropped Rs 350 to Rs 41,500/kg and weekly-based delivery cracked below the 41,000 mark by slipping Rs 370 to Rs 40,930 per kg.
Live Market- Sensex, Nifty open higher on Thursday against the previous session’s closing in the morning hours. The Indian rupee was trading at seven days’ low against the USD. The shares of Reliance Industries, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank rose, whereas the shares of M&M and Wipro fell.
Following stocks, among others, will be in focus today:-
Stocks of Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) will be on watch today as Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today ruled out govt’s intervention to interrupt the daily revision in petrol and diesel prices.
Coal India Ltd is aiming to diversify into new mining areas and the process of finding out the areas is underway, the company said.
Hindalco Industries, the group company of Aditya Birla, plans to prepay another Rs. 1100-crore debts this month to further reducing the level of its debt.
Jet Airways may participate in the second phase of bidding for regional flights under UDAN scheme, but the final decision is awaited.
At 10.30 am, the BSE Sensex is trading at 32,307 levels up 121 points, while NSE Nifty is trading at 10,117 levels up 38 points.
MCX Gold extended Losses after breaking Rs.30,000. The metal slipped heavily yesterday due to global prices slipped following a rebound in US equities. US stocks rose following the modest pullback in last week. COMEX Gold has tanked all the more today as Asian equities edged up. The metal quotes at USD 1328.30 per ounce, down 0.62 percent on the day. MCX Gold ended down 1.10 % at Rs 29,930 per 10 grams yesterday and this break under Rs 30,000 levels should extend further today.
Meantime, the Indian rupee dropped further Versus the USD in early trades on Tuesday, 12 Sept 2017 as the dollar strengthened overseas. Gains in domestic equity markets capped some of the losses. The rupee opened lower at 63.98 /dollar against last close of 63.93 /dollar.
Sensex, Nifty posted modest losses in the week ended 8 Sept 2017, as rising geopolitical worries between the US & North Korea diminished sentiments. In the weekend, BSE Sensex closed higher by 25 points, or 0.07%, to 31,688, while the Nifty 50 edged up by 5 points, or 0.05%, to 9,935.
In the past week beginning from August 31, 2017 to September 07, 2017, market was volatile. Weak GDP data, geopolitical worries are some of the key factors that affected the movements of the Indian indices. Sensex ended 68 pts lower, while Nifty managed to close positively, up 12 pts from the last week.
Increasing foreign investors selling due to premium valuation, lackadaisical earnings season and geopolitical worries kept the dictations for the market. Concerns on the North Korea front persisted, however, the good part was inflows by DIIs (Domestic institutional investors) and vigor in the rupee, which offset the downside.
Lack of clarity on the impact of GST in corporate earnings of the companies added to cautiousness. However, for the coming week, the market would keenly watch for the development in global markets. The key data points to be on the lookout are IIP, CPI and WPI.
On account of in demand at domestic spot market, prices of crude palm oil edged up by 0.42% to Rs 528.80 /10 kg in futures trade Friday. At the MCX, crude palm oil for delivery in October month edged higher by 0.42% to Rs 528.80 /10 kg in business turnover of 38 lots. In the same manner, the oil for delivery in Sept contracts has been trading higher by 0.32 % to Rs 530.20 / 10 kg in 109 lots.
Mentha oil prices softened by 0.21% to Rs 1,218 / kg in futures market today as speculators trimmed their exposure under negative cues from spot market. Moreover, abundant stock positions on higher supplies from producing regions kept the momentum downtrend. At the MCX, mentha oil for delivery in October was trading lower by 0.21% to Rs 1,218 per kg in business turnover of 140 lots. Likewise, the oil for delivery in Sept contracts was down by Rs 2, or 0.17% to Rs 1,203.50 / kg in 442 lots.
The stock of Larsen and Toubro (L&T) was registering an upward momentum on the exchanges today’s’ trade since the stock surged over 4 percent amid high volume trading. The company is hopeful of bagging some six defence contracts amounting to Rs 40,000 crore. L&T stock gained 4.83% to Rs 1,181 in intraday trade on the BSE. The stock was the top gainer on both Sensex & Nifty.
The counter has witnessed huge trading activities with a combined 2.9 million shares exchanging hands on both Exchanges so far. On an average a combined 1.3 million shares were traded daily in the past fourteen days on BSE & NSE.
The stock attracted a volume of 30,20,232 shares and traded value of Rs. 35,190.23 lakh on the NSE. L&T had hit its 52-week high value of Rs 1,222.63 on May 30, 2017, and 52-week low of Rs 863.40 on Nov 9, 2016, on the NSE.
Sensex, Nifty opened higher on Thursday aligned with the last closing session. The Indian rupee made stronger against the US dollar. ICICI Bank, Coal India, Adani Ports rose, while HDFC bank and NTPC fell.
Some top stocks, among others, that are likely to be in limelight in today’s trading session are as follows:
Reliance Industries Ltd has acquired Kemrock Industries and Exports after the lenders of Kemrock put up the company and its assets up on the block, RIL said in a statement.
Eicher Motors rose 2.1 percent to Rs. 32,700 after reports that the maker of Royal Enfield motorbikes is eying to bid for Italian bike-maker Ducati USD 2 billion. The move will further strengthen its brand equity, portfolio, global reach and access to technology.
HCL Technologies Limited has informed a partnership involving purchase of select assets with Alpha Insight for monitoring operational intelligence and business volume. HCL said that the proposed asset purchase consideration shall be up to 3.25 million euro, including payments subject to certain financial milestones.
The IPO of ICICI Lombard General Insurance got an approval and it will open the offer from 15 to 19 September.