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%.

Stock Market watch out for the week ahead, Monday Nifty Prediction

stock market weekly reportsThe benchmark index of BSE slumped on week ended Friday by 316.41 points to settle below 33K mark to 32,832.94 following the worries on the country’s fiscal deficit
and global risk aspects such as rising crude prices.  The NSE too slipped by 104.75 points to 10,121.80. 

In economic front, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth recovered to 6.3% in quarter ended Sept 2017 from a low of 5.7% recorded in the previous quarter ended June 2017.

Week Ahead Expectations: The result of the RBI monetary policy meeting, Global markets, FPIs & DIIs investment volume coupled with Rupee v/s Dollar movement and crude oil price will be some of the factors to dictate the market trend on next week.

The RBI’s monetary policy committee will meet on 5th and 6th December 2017 for the fifth bi-monthly monetary policy decision for the fiscal 2018.

The Gujarat elections will also be expected to get triggered markets directions next week.
In the primary market, hospital operator Shalby Limited is seeking to raise up to Rs 4.8 billion by selling IPO in a price range of Rs 245 to 248 which will be open for subscription between December 5 & 7 December 7.

Meanwhile, Indian logistics Service Future Supply Chain Solution’s IPO to raise up to Rs 6.5 billion will open next week, adding to what has been a record year for IPO sales in the country. The offer will be open for subscription from December.6 to 8, as per notice.