The market went on a downhill on Monday as India recorded its highest-ever surge in Covid cases. Investors’ wealth declined by Rs 8.69 lakh crore as the total market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies came down to Rs 200.94 lakh crore. The 30-share pack Sensex plunged 1,707.94 points or 3.44 per cent to close at 47,883.38. Its broader peer NSE Nifty tanked 524.05 points or 3.53 per cent to settle at 14,310.80.
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“The new short-term range for the index will be in the 14,200-14,700 range,” said Gaurav Ratnaparkhi of Sharekhan.
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While its stock has gained over the past few days following the anticipation of robust quarterly performance and weakness in the rupee against the dollar, the latest quarterly numbers may help it sustain the current valuation.
How the RBI intervened to arrest rupee’s fall
The central bank, according to market sources, net sold an estimated $600 million in the exchange traded futures market to arrest the rupee’s free fall against the dollar amid apprehension that a renewed lockdown, triggered by a second wave of Coronavirus may scuttle a nascent economic recovery.
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Sebi slaps Rs 25 crore fine on YES Bank in AT-1 bonds case
The watchdog has imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on Vivek Kanwar, who was the Managing Director of Yes Bank, Rs 50 lakh each on Ashish Nasa and Jasjit Singh Banga, who were part of the bank’s private wealth management team at the time of violation.
CCI approves Poonawallas’ stake buy in Magma Fincorp
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Nasdaq opens lower; earnings, data in focus
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 19.54 points, or 0.05%, at the open to 33,781.30. The S&P 500 opened lower by 2.66 points, or 0.06%, at 4,126.14, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 47.75 points, or 0.34%, to 13,853.02 at the opening bell.
TCS Q4 results: Consolidated PAT rises 15% YoY, misses estimates; board okays Rs 15/sh dividend
Analysts polled by ETMarkets.com had expected the company to report a topline of Rs 43,574.7 crore and a bottomline of Rs 9,305.9 crore.
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Tech View: Nifty trend turns negative; consider sell on rise
Fibonacci retracement showed the index went down to hit the 61.8 per cent retracement of the February rise, said Gaurav Ratnaparkhi of Sharekhan.
PSU bank stocks plunge up to 12% on asset quality woes
Nifty PSU Bank plunged 9.26 per cent led by Indian Bank, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and Bank of India that dropped over 10 per cent each in a single session.
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This is how the 30-pack Sensex moved in today’s session. It touched a high of 48,956.65 and a low of 47,693.44 to finally settle at 47,883.38
CLOSING BELL: Sensex dives 1,708 pts, logs worst fall since Feb 26; Nifty below 14,350; India VIX surges 15%
- Financials and RIL lead the market fall
- 29 of 30 Sensex stocks end the day in the red
- Index contributors: RIL, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC, Bajaj Finance
- Top Index gainers: DRL (7.04%)
- Top Index losers: IndusInd Bank (8.54%), Bajaj Finance (7.25%), SBI (6.33%)
- All BSE sectoral indices end the day in the red
- S&P BSE REALTY biggest sectoral loser, down 7.70%
- Volume toppers: SBI, Bajaj Finance, RIL, Infosys, ICICI Bank
Tourism and hospitality stocks bleed. Here are the top laggards
Price as on 12 Apr, 2021 03:24 PM, Click on company names for their live prices.
Samir Arora explains how to spot value amid volatility
Individuals seeking yield in India snap up risky firms’ debt
We would like to buy dips, and expect the rupee to weaken against the dollar. We expect that in the next six months, the Indian economy may progress in fits and starts, and the relatively slow progress of vaccination in the country means that we will be slower to recover compared to the US. We hence would like to emphasise that we like IT, exporters (chemicals), global cyclicals and insurance, besides private banks.
– R Venkataraman, IIFL Securities
Market breadth extremely negative
Overall market breadth remained sharply lower throughout the session, with only 456 stocks trading higher against 2,463 scrips in the negative territory on BSE. On NSE, 221 stocks advanced against 1,731 that declined.
HDFC twins, RIL, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance biggest drags on Sensex
Selloff in financial services, oil & gas sectors weighs on Nifty
On the other hand, gains in the pharma sector offered some support to the 50-scrip index, arresting its drop.
Concerns about rising Covid-19 cases in the country and fears of lockdowns in some states weighed on sentiment throughout most sectors after a gap-down opening. Dalal Street tried to gain some momentum, but selling pressure intensified after the benchmark index breached the 14,500 mark.
– Gaurav Garg, CapitalVia Global Research
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PNB tanks 10%, SBI 7%; Bank Nifty index tumbles 5%
Price as on 12 Apr, 2021 01:08 PM, Click on company names for their live prices.
Buy Lupin, Tata Motors, Tata Elxsi: Motilal Oswal
- Buy Lupin, target price Rs 1,200
- Buy Tata Motors, target Rs 400
- Buy Ipca Laboratories, target Rs 2,480
- Buy Tata Consumer Products, target Rs 710
- Buy Tata Elxsi, target Rs 3,220
On BSE, 166 stocks hit upper circuit while 388 stocks hit lower circuit
Structurally positive on cement, UltraTech, Dalmia Bharat, JK Cement top picks: Motilal Oswal
Price as on 12 Apr, 2021 12:43 PM, Click on company names for their live prices.
For every stock that rose on BSE, 6 stocks fell to trade in the red.
Nifty Pharma index climbs over 1%
Price as on 12 Apr, 2021 12:29 PM, Click on company names for their live prices.
Praj Industries bags order for syrup-based ethanol plant from Godavari Biorefineries
Praj Industries on Monday said it has bagged an order to set up a syrup-based ethanol plant from Godavari Biorefineries in Karnataka.As a part of this project, Praj will expand the existing ethanol manufacturing capacity of Godavari Biorefineries from 400 KLPD (kilo litre per day) to 600 KLPD, using sugarcane syrup, Praj Industries said in a regulatory filing.
Top losers of the day
Price as on 12 Apr, 2021 12:12 PM, Click on company names for their live prices.
Investors’ wealth tumbles Rs 7 lakh crore
Investors’ wealth tumbled by Rs 6,86,708.74 crore on Monday following massive losses in the equity market as sentiments remained muted amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.
Maharashtra may announce 15-day lockdown soon post Ambedkar Jayanti
Maharashtra government may announce a 15-day lockdown after Ambedkar Jayanti to stem the concerning rising in COVID-19 cases in the state, a source-based report by Times Now said. Domestic stock markets slumped in reaction to the development. India’s richest state is the epicenter of an increasingly accelerating second wave of infections in the country. On Monday, India reported a record 168,912 new cases suggesting that the virus is spreading like wildfire within the country.
PSU banks among worst affected
Price as on 12 Apr, 2021 11:55 AM, Click on company names for their live prices.
Fear gauge index India VIX spikes 15 per cent
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April 13 is a settlement holiday on account of Gudi Padwa, said brokers. A settlement holiday is a day when trading is possible but clearing and settlement are closed for the pay-in and pay-out of stocks and funds. On April 14, the financial market as well as banks will be closed on account of Ambedkar Jayanti. Hence, settlement will not take place on that day either.
Praj Industries bags order for syrup-based ethanol plant from Godavari Biorefineries
Praj Industries on Monday said it has bagged an order to set up a syrup-based ethanol plant from Godavari Biorefineries in Karnataka. As a part of this project, Praj will expand the existing ethanol manufacturing capacity of Godavari Biorefineries from 400 KLPD (kilo litre per day) to 600 KLPD, using sugarcane syrup, Praj Industries said in a regulatory filing.
49 stocks hit 52-week highs on NSE
Among the stocks that touched their 52-week highs on NSE were: Cadila Healthcare, Cipla, Infosys, Dr. Lal Path Labs, MindTree, Prabhat Dairy, Nureca, Supreme Petrochem, Mphasis, Coforge and Aurionpro Solutions.
Domestic equities do not look to be inspiring at the moment. A sharp increase in COVID-19 daily cases in the country, and possibility of large economic restrictions are expected to keep investors nervous in the near term. Further, the possibility of lockdown in large states like Maharashtra will weigh on investors’ sentiments.
– Binod Modi, Head Strategy at Reliance Securities
Financial stocks among the worst affected
Price as on 12 Apr, 2021 11:23 AM, Click on company names for their live prices.
Paytm shares rebound, but dry up fast in unlisted market
The unlisted shares of Paytm promoter One97 Communications have surged up to 25 per cent from Rs 9,000-9,500 to Rs 11,000-11,500 in the last one quarter. The scrip still trades 40 per cent below the lifetime high of Rs 18,500-19,000 which it had scaled before the pandemic.
JMC bags new orders worth Rs 1,262 cr
Kalpataru Power Transmission arm JMC Projects has won new orders worth Rs 1,262 crore. “Kalpataru Power Transmission Projects arm JMC Projects , a civil engineering and EPC company has secured new orders of Rs 1,262 crore (received orders of Rs 431 crore in March 2021 and Rs 831 crore in month of April 2021 till date),” a BSE filing said.
Pharma stocks buck trend
Price as on 12 Apr, 2021 11:01 AM, Click on company names for their live prices.
Man Industries bags new order worth Rs 766 cr
Pipe manufacturer Man Industries on Monday said it has bagged a new order worth Rs 766 crore. “The company has received a new order worth Rs 766 crore from the domestic hydrocarbon sector,” Man Industries said in a regulatory filing.
Rupee slips below 75/USD level in early trade ahead of release of key macroeconomic data
The rupee opened on a weak note and fell below the 75 per US dollar level in early trade on Monday amid lacklustre opening in domestic equities ahead of the release of key macro-economic data. Moreover, rising crude oil prices, foreign fund outflows, spiking COVID-19 cases and heavy selling in domestic equities weighed on the domestic currency. At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 74.97 then lost further ground and fell to 75.14 against the US dollar, showing a decline of 41 paise over its previous closing. The Indian rupee on Friday had closed at 74.73 against the US dollar.
Stocks that are down 5% or more
On the BSE, Gujarat Hy-Spin (down 15.52 per cent) , Lambodhara Textiles (down 15.20 per cent) , Ram Info (down 14.97 per cent) , Dhanalaxmi Roto (down 14.82 per cent) , Adhunik Industries (down 13.43 per cent) , Oriental Trimex (down 13.26 per cent) , Bharat Bhushan (down 12.18 per cent) , SPML Infra (down 11.96 per cent) , Indbank Merchant Banking (down 11.53 per cent) and Country Club Hospitalities (down 11.11 per cent) were among the top losers.
Rupee fall key reason for market turmoil: Sandip Sabharwal
“If you go and do analysis of the rupee movement, 95 per cent of the time when the rupee has declined, the stock market has declined along with it. A rupee decline obviously leads to higher inflation because every RBI studies over the years have shown that a 1 per cent decline in the rupee impact inflation by 0.3 per cent. If the rupee declines by 4-5 per cent very fast, it has an adverse impact on the market,” Sabharwal said.
Tata Power tumbles 6% on terminating Petronas deal
Shares of Tata Power tumbled after the company terminated its near $2- billion investment deal with Malaysian state owned oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in proposed renewable energy infrastructure investment trust (InvIT). The stock was trading down 5.81 per cent to Rs 98.10.