Sensex falls 145 points, Nifty below 10,100, Dr. Reddy’s shares gain

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At 11:20 am The BSE Sensex dropped by 105.68 points, to 32,295, while the Nifty fell 41 points to 10,100.

Asian stock shares struggled for direction on Thursday morning since the US stock markets closed mixed and the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but there is hopes that it expects another increase by the end of the year.

Shares of Divi’s Laboratories gained 2.35 percent at Rs 964.95/share, Cipla gained 1.02 percent at Rs 575.50/share, Glenmark Pharma gained 0.90 percent at Rs 615.70 per share and Aurobindo Pharma gained 0.77 percent at Rs 751.30 per share.

Dr Reddy’s Lab surged over 6.5 percent to Rs. 2462.90 after it has got an Establishment Inspection Report from the US food & drug regulator for its Srikakulam plant. The stock of Dr. Reddy Lab was the major gainer on Sensex, Nifty hitting its highest price since 31 July 2017.

Weekly Reports -Stock Overview for the week ended Sept.1, 2017

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The benchmark indices BSE Sensex and the Nifty 50 index clocked impressive gains in the week ended Friday, 1 Sept 2017 on positive global cues. Except sharp losses on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, the two key indices registered modest gains in 4 trading days of the week.

Through the week, a stellar auto sales and cheering August manufacturing data supported investors put behind the unsatisfactory GDP numbers. The benchmark Sensex went up 162 points to end at 31,892.23 as a three-week high, whereas the Nifty closed short of 10,000. Broad market depicted strength. The BSE Mid-Cap index rose 2.84%. The BSE Small-Cap index advanced 3.09%.

Throughout the week following stocks captured attention:

  • Software major Infosys rose 0.83% at Rs 920.10.
    Wipro advanced 2.49% at Rs 296.80.
    Dr Reddy’s surged 6.2% at Rs 2,217.35.
    Lupin rose 0.18% at Rs 993.50.
    Maruti Suzuki India rose 2.77% at Rs 7,812.70.
    Bajaj Auto jumped 6.74% at Rs 2,918.65.
    Reliance Industries rose 2.68% at Rs 1,609.35.
    L&T rose 0.74% at Rs 1,139.70.

Market week ahead: A slew of companies will be announcing their April-June 2017 quarterly results next week, which include Skipper & Tamilnadu Petro products, Digjam and Indian Hume Pipe, Vaibhav Global and Honda Siel Power Products, Hotel Leela venture & UFO Moviez India.

Commodity Market: Gold price today,Oil prices fall on worries of oversupply

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Oil prices slipped early on Wednesday, pressed between concerns of oversupply, on account of rising Libya output, and worries of reduced future investment in the industry.  Brent crude oil futures, were at USD 51.61 per barrel at down 0.5%, from their previous close. 

Gold: Price of Gold inches on a strong dollar today with investors looking for direction from geopolitical significance and the central banking conference this week in U.S.

The MCX Gold futures closed down 0.62 percent at Rs, 29,100 per 10 grams on Tuesday close after testing a low near Rs 29,000.

Agri-commodity: The Agri-commodity such as Chana, crude palm oil falls on sustaining its spiraling streak for the second day. Chana prices shot up by 1.59 percent to Rs 5,759/ quintal in futures trade Wednesday, since participants engaged in adding their positions, with a strong trend at spot market on rising demand.