Sensex, Nifty open marginally higher, Infosys shares rise

stock market up The key indices opened the session on a flat note since traders remained cautious ahead of Sept-quarter GDP data to be released on Thursday.

At 10.40 Am., the BSE index Sensex was up 31.91 points at 33,650.50 and the NSE Nifty 50 index was up 8.90 points at 10,379.15.

Shares of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Coal India, Reliance Industries, Dr Reddy’s Lab, ITC, NTPC, Infosys gained up to 1.7% while Axis bank and HDFC dragged the most, lost up to 1.2 percent each. The heavyweight shares of Reliance, ITC and Infosys contributed the most to the Sensex gains, whereas a fall in HDFC twins and Axis Bank cut off most of the gains.

Shares of SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd rose 2.5 percent to Rs. 111.65 after its subsidiary SREI Equipment Finances files draft red herring prospects with regulator Sebi. The initial offer consists fresh issue of shares worth Rs. 1,100 crore and offer for sale of up to 43.86 lakh shares by SREI Infra.

The Indian rupee depreciated 10 paise to 64.51 against the USD in early trade. Earlier yesterday, it has gained 9 paise to conclude at a fresh two-month high against the US dollar.

Weekly Stocks and Events for the week ended 24 Nov 2017

stock market weekly reportsThe market registered notable gains in the week ended Friday, 24 Nov 2017, on strong global cues coupled with some domestic triggers. The Sensex picked up 91 pts on Friday to finish at a 3-week high of 33,679.24, influenced by gains in IT stocks and consumer durables stocks. The Nifty reclaimed the 10,400-mark to scale an intraday high of 10404.50 but profit taking dragged it down to 10389.70, with a gain of 40.95 points, or 0.40%.

Sensex opened the week at 33,365 and made a peak of 33,738, low of 33,288 closing the week at 33, 679. At the same time, the Nifty opened the week at 10,287 and made a high of 10,404 and low of 10261 closing the week at 10,389. Hence, all through the week, the Sensex gained 1 percent or 336.44 pts, while the Nifty rallied 1.03 percent or 106.10 pts. Moody’s S&P kept India-Sovereign rating unchanged with “Stable” outlook.

The global ratings agency maintained that growth will remain strong over coming 2 years and the country will keep up good external accounts position and fiscal deficit will be mostly in line with expectations.

Among important domestic events during the week, the govt promulgated an ordinance to modify the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code-2016, aiming to prevent unscrupulous, undesirable persons from misusing the provisions of the code.

The Parliamentary Affairs Cabinet Committee on Friday recommended that the winter session of Parliament be scheduled from 15 Dec 2017 to 5 Jan 2018.

Stock movements and Stock focus on 14 November 2017, Investment Advisory

sensex down Sensex and Nifty opened the trade on choppy note, following the weaker U.S Markets and passive start of the Asian Indices. At 10.35 am, the BSE Sensex is trading lower by 3.45 points at 33,030 while the NSE Nifty down by 8.85 points to 10,216 levels.

Stock movements in early hours: Shares JP Associates Ltd fell 7.3% to Rs. 19.75 after the Supreme Court directed its directors to personally appear in court and disclose personal assets. Shares of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd fell 3.2 percent, and Jaypee Infratech Ltd was down 2.6 percent.

Shares of Future Enterprises Ltd rose 3 percent to Rs 49.20 after the company reported narrowed loss for its Q2 earnings to Rs. 1.94 crore from Rs. 23.24 crore a year ago.

Shares of  Adani Entertainment Ltd rose 3 percent to Rs. 157.05 after the company reported 9.5 percent increase in its net profit to Rs 844 crore.

Shares of Bharti Airtel Ltd  opened the trading day up by 1 percent while Bharti Infratel Limited plunged 2.3 percent in early trade.

Stock in Focus: In another development, Jaiprakash Associates Limited has informed the Exchange that JSW Infrastructure would get associated with the company in the resolution plan of Jaypee Infratech Limited (JIL). The stock will be in limelight on Tuesday.

Idea Cellular Ltd and Vodafone India have agreed to sell their standalone tower biz to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd for about 1.2 billion dollars.

Adani Enterprises Ltd has posted a net loss of over Rs. 15.00 crore in the Q2FY18 as posted in its Q2FY18 results announced after market hours on Monday.

Best Stock Weekly Review: Market logs strong gains through the week

stock market weekly reports

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.