Market open higher, Reliance, ITC, HDFC Bank earnings in focus

Sensex nifty up Sensex, Nifty edged higher in early trade led by Asian stock’s firmness and the GST council in its last meet slashed the tax rate on 54 services and 29 items together easing the return filing process for businesses boosted sentiment. Q3 earnings heavy weight companies like HDFC Bank, ITC Ltd, Reliance Industries and Wirpro are also under focus. 

The BSE Sensex was trading at 35,384.30, up 124 points, while the broader Nifty 50 index was ruling at 10,843, up 25 points in later morning hours.

HDFC Bank, HCL Technologies, Reliance Industries Ltd, ITC Ltd, and Wipro Ltd are among the major companies that will be unveiling their Q3 results on Friday.

Major contributors to Sensex gain include Reliance Industries Limited, HDFC, Adani Ports, ITC Ltd, SBI and Larsen and Toubro.

Shares of HCL Technologies rose 0.4 percent after the company retained its full fiscal year revenue and margin growth guidance.

Private banking stocks were also among the major gainers with those of Yes Bank up 1.8 percent.
Bharti Airtel Ltd shares fell 1% and were the worst hit on Nifty50 index, since the company reported an 11 pct on-quarter decline in its consolidated net profit.

Sensex rallies 345 pts, Nifty nears 10,900; Banking stocks gain

stock market highIndia’s share markets extended the session at fresh lifetime highs tracking global cues, and after media report that the govt is allowing 100 percent FDI in the banking sector. The BSE Sensex gained 344.69 points at 35,426.51 while NSE Nifty added 78 points to mark the new high of 10,866.50 on Thursday, later morning.

The value buying in the shares such as ICICI Bank, HDFCs, SBI, ITC, Axis Bank, HUL, L&T and Yes Bank led the key equity indices to fresh record peaks.

Banking stocks gained after media reports that the govt considered allowing 100 percent FDI in the banking sector. Effectively, ICICI Bank, SBI, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank, PNB, Federal Bank, Bank of Baroda, Indusind Bank rose in different extents.

Shares of SBI, HDFC Bank, Hero MotoCorp, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank were the top five gainers among the Sensex stocks on Thursday.

Shares of Yes Bank jumped 3.36 pct to the day’s high of Rs. 354 ahead of its Q-3 earnings, while stocks of HDFC Bank rose 2.32% to hit an all-time peak of Rs. 1,935.

Shares of UltraTech Cement, Adani Ports SEZ, Yes Bank and Bharti Airtel will be watched ahead of their respective third-quarter earnings scheduled today.

 

Nifty gainers and losers

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.

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%.