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%.

Weekly Market snapshots: Market posts Sixth weekly straight gains

stock investment Share Markets scaled fresh all time highs in the week ended day on Friday, 12 January 2018, led by financials and energy stocks, since investors expected the monthly inflation data for clues on the central bank`s monetary policy. The BSE Sensex rose 88.90 points to close at new high of 34,592.39 while the Nifty-50 jumped up 30.05 points to record 10,681.25.

This was the 6th weekly straight gain for the domestic benchmarks. During the week, the Sensex gained 438.54 pts, or 1.28%, whereas the Nifty-50 rose 122.40 pts, or 1.15%. The Nifty50 surpassed its previous record closing of 10,651.20 hit on Thursday.

Optimistic trade in global market and hopes of revival in the first half domestic corporate earnings from is upholding the healthy sentiment.

Domestic institutional investors have bought equities to the tune of Rs 7.70 billion, while FPIs sold shares worth Rs 6.24 billion on net basis on Thursday, as per data.

Shares of TCS slipped 0.56% after the Company on Thursday reported a 3.6% fall in net profit for the Q3 at Rs 6,531 crore. The other IT major Infosys Ltd posted a 38.3% growth in consolidated net profit to Rs 5,129 crore for the Oct – Dec quarter of 2017-18.

In the Sensex pack, ICICI Bank emerged as the top performer with a rise of 2.63%, followed by Maruti Suzuki at 1.27%. Other major gainers included ONGC, Reliance, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, HDFC Ltd, Larsen and Toubro, IndusInd Bank, Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra, rising by up to 1.26%.

The rise in sector-wise, the oil and gas rose 0.69%, banking sector 0.50%, capital goods 0.48%, metal sector 0.45%, auto 0.28%,, infrastructure 0.14% and IT 0.03%.

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.