Weekly Market Watch: Sensex posts biggest weekly rise in a year

Stock markets on the week ended Friday, 19 January 2018, posted their 7th consecutive weekly longest winning flash since February 2012 led by strong report strong earnings of the companies. The Sensex gained 2.7 percent by 919 points during the week, clocking the biggest weekly jump in a year, helped by govt’s move to slash additional borrowing and expectations of higher FDI in the banking sectors.

The BSE Sensex jumped 0.7% with 251 points to 35,511.58, while the NSE Nifty added 0.72% with 77.70 points to 10,894.7 a new all-time peaks for both the indices. The Nifty gained 304 points, or 2.85%. The broader market, underperformed with the BSE-500 index gaining only 0.62 percent.

As per Bloomberg estimates, Nifty company profits for Oct – Dec are expected to rise an average of 17% from a year earlier, greater than the 13% growth in the previous quarter.

The government this week slashed levies ahead of the February 1 budget presentation.

Bank stocks extended gains from Thursday on report that India is considering allowing foreign investors to own larger stakes in them.

Banking stocks kept in focus amid reports that the govt is considering raising the foreign investment upper limit in private banks to 100% and in public sector lenders to 49%.

Sensex up 114 points, Nifty above 10,720 mark; TCS, Infosys rose

stock market high Key Indices after opening in a flat note in the morning due to weak Asian cues. However, Sensex and Nifty erased their early losses and were trading in the green. The BSE Sensex was up 79.02 points or 0.23 per cent at 34,850.07 and the Nifty was up 10.4 points or 0.1 per cent at 10,710.85 in later hours.

The Sensex helped by a surge in prices of Infosys and TCS which were up by more than 2 percent each. Shares of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Dr Reddy’s Lab were up by more than 1 percent each. Asian Paints, Coal India, Power Grid shares were among the top losers in the Sensex.

GAIL India, Zee Entertainment and Wipro shares registered gains in the Nifty, whereas shares of Kotak Mahindra Bank and Ambuja Cement posted declines. GAIL India’s stock was up over 1% as the company and Russia’s Gazprom have renegotiated their long-term 2.5-mtpa liquefied natural gas supply pact.

Shares of Sun Pharma rose over 1 percent to Rs. 583 after the company announced that it got license to sell the generic version of Linzess in US.

Shares of IPCA Laboratories Limited rose over 1 percent to Rs. 580.50 after the company said it acquired Pisgah Labs in US for USD 9.65 million.

Monday high- Sensex jumps 209 pts, Nifty hits 10,700 for first time

Sensex Nifty highKey indices moved on a higher note on Monday with Sensex & Nifty hitting all-new record peaks on the back of Q3 earnings hopes and positive global cues.

The BSE Sensex spiked 238.64 points at 34,831.03 while NSE Nifty added 67.75 at 10,749 in the late morning, for the first time ever. It is hoped all through this week, the stock markets are expected to be guided by the third-quarter earnings of major companies like HDFC Bank, ITC Ltd, Wipro Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bharti Airtel and Yes Bank etc.

The stock of ICICI Bank extended the gains rising 3.29% to the day’s high of Rs 328.05 while HDFC shares rose 2% to the day’s high of Rs 1,796.7 after the company approved raising up to Rs 13,000 crore in its banking arm.

Shares of ICICI Bank, HDFC, Power Grid, Wipro, TCS, RIL, and SBI were the major gainers IN Sensex while Bharti Airtel and IndusInd Bank traded a little lower.

Infosys shares rose 1.26 percent to a fresh 52-week high of Rs 1092.05 after the company on Friday reported a rise of 38.22 percent in the net profit to Rs 5129 crore for the Oct –Dec quarter for the current fiscal.

12 Jan (Friday) Sensex up 104 points, metal and capital goods shares rose

Sensex Nifty up Live Market- Sensex, Nifty edged higher in early trade Friday hitting new record highs on continued buying by retail investors amid strong global cues. Shares of Coal India, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank were top gainers, while Infosys, TCS and Power Grid fell in the early trading.

The BSE Sensex traded higher by 104.62 points to 34,608 levels, while the NSE Nifty-50 rose 30.80 points to 10,682 in later morning hours.

Except IT sector, all other BSE sectoral indices were moving in the green, out of the metal index gained the most by 0.71%, capital goods 0.61%, infrastructure 0.56% and banking stock 0.47%, however, IT index was down 0.1%.

Major Sensex gainers include ICICI Bank, HDFC, Larsen & Toubro, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Reliance Industries whereas the major losers were PowerGrid, IndusInd Bank, YES Bank and Infosys.

Shares of TCS fell 1.1 percent to Rs. 2762 after the company reported weaker earnings in its segments.

Shares of Infosys Ltd inched up 0.01 percent to Rs. 1,075.75 ahead of its Q3 earnings due later today.

11 Jan Sensex, Nifty trading flat, O&G, capital goods down

Sensex Nifty flat note India’s share markets began on a cautious note on Thursday as investors were eagerly waiting for the Q3 earnings of TCS and IndusInd Bank. 

The BSE index Sensex was down 23 points at 34,409 levels and the NSE index Nifty was down 13 points at 10,618 levels in the later morning hours.

Oil and gas index fell 0.2%, followed by capital goods 0.14%, banking 0.11% and PSU 0.08%, while the realty stocks gained the most by 1.25%, consumer durables 0.32%, IT 0.3 percent.

Top Sensex gainers were includes Kotak Bank, Bharti Airtel, Infosys Ltd, Tata Motors and ONGC. On the other hand the major losers were Axis Bank, Wipro, Coal India, ICICI Bank and YES Bank.

Stocks of Maruti Suzuki India spiked 0.16 percent at Rs 9,398.85 after the company announced a price in its variants owing to increase in commodity and allied costs.