1:22 PM Market Watch
Claris Lifesciences extends fall after board approves delisting proposal
Claris Lifesciences was down 3% to Rs 352, falling 6% from its early morning high of Rs 374 on the BSE on Thursday, after the board of directors of the company approved the delisting proposal received from the promoter Athanas Enterprise Pvt Ltd. The stock ended 1% lower at Rs 362 on Wednesday.
Ready to extend deadline for Aadhaar linking till March 31: Govt to SC
The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it was willing to extend till March 31 next year the deadline fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar for availing various services and welfare schemes.
Shalby IPO subscribed fully; issue closes today
The initial public offer of Shalby Ltd, the Ahmedabad-based multi-specialty hospital chain, was oversubscribed 1.08 times in morning session on the last day of the bidding today.
Oil edges up after drop in U.S. crude inventories, but soaring output weighs
Oil prices inched up on Thursday on a decrease in U.S. crude inventories, but rising gasoline stocks and crude production weighed on the market.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $56.09 a barrel at 0101 GMT, up 13 cents, or 0.23 percent from their last settlement.
Rice shares in focus; LT Foods, Kohinoor Foods, Chaman Lal Setia up over 6%
Shares of rice producers rallied by upto 20% on the BSE on back of heavy volumes. LT Foods, Kohinoor Foods and Chaman Lal Setia Exports have rallied more than 6% on the on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), as compared to 0.64% rise in the S&P BSE Sensex at 10:45 AM.
Top 10 equity schemes give 27.5% returns this calendar yr, HDFC Equity tops
India’s top 10 largest equity schemes, which collectively manage an asset size of nearly Rs 1.7 lakh crore, have made an average return of 27.5% so far this calendar year. During the same time, key stock index Nifty50 returned about 23.6%. HDFC Equity continues to be the largest pure-equity scheme.
IRB Infrastructure hits 11-month low; stock dips 7%
IRB Infrastructure Developers hit an 11-month low of Rs 195, down 7% on the BSE on the back of heavy volumes after the company said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against peoples including senior officials of IRB Infrastructure in the Sessions Court, Pune in the matter of an alleged illegal purchase of government land by its subsidiary, Aryan Infrastructure Investments Private Limited (AIIPL).
Bitcoin surges past $15,000 to trade at all-time high
Popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin on Thursday soared to a record high, surpassing $15,000, continuing its surge from below $1,000 at the beginning of this year. The surge was seen ahead of the launch of Bitcoin futures on Chicago-based CBOE coming Sunday.
The move opens the door to added regulation but also more mainstream adoption, as Bitcoin futures and other derivatives would make it easier to trade in the new asset class.
India Inc seeks income tax cap of 20% in pre-budget meet with Jaitley
Bringing down the maximum Income Tax slab to 20 per cent, convergence to three-four GST slabs and bringing all items under it were among the demands made to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday by industry and trade representatives.
During his pre-Budget consultations, Jaitley urged business leaders to invest in the infrastructure sector to build a stronger India.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Illustration: Ajay Mohanty
10:49 AM Market Watch
Capital-hungry banks seek MF backing for $3-bn QIPs
10:20 AM Nifty Auto index gains nearly 1% post RBI policy
L&T gains on order win of Rs 1,600 crore from HPCL
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) was up 1.4% at Rs 1,207 on the BSE in early morning trade after the construction & engineering giant said that its arm L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has won order worth of over Rs1,600 crore from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL).
The project is part of HPCL Visakh Refinery Modernisation Project (VRMP) and involves engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of 3.053 MMTP full conversion hydrocracker project.
How the US tax cut can benefit Indian IT firms
The approval by the US Senate for tax cut Bill is expected to spur investments in the US and rub off positively on Indian IT companies. The sector, which is struggling with sluggish demand from clients in the US, could benefit once the Bill, which envisages a reduction of corporate tax to 20 per cent from 35 per cent, becomes a law. This is expected to happen in the March quarter of 2018. Despite weak broader markets, most IT firms, barring Wipro, ended in the green on Wednesday.
9:28 AM Sectoral trend
9:21 AM Top Sensex gainers and losers
9:19 AM Broader Markets
In broader markets the BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap indices were up 0.4% each
9:18 AM Markets open
Benchmark indices open higher after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its policy rate steady on Wednesday, as widely expected, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary stimulus.
At 9:17 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 32,703, up 106 points while the broader Nifty50 index was trading at 10,070, up 26 points
Shalby IPO subscribed 32% on Day Two
The initial public offer (IPO) of Shalby received bids for 66.41 lakh shares on the second day of the bidding for the IPO today, 6 December 2017, data on NSE showed as at 17:00 IST. The IPO was subscribed 0.32 times. The price band of the IPO has been fixed at Rs 245 to Rs 248 per share. The IPO opened for subscription on 5 December 2017. The issue closes on 7 December 2017.
Future Supply Chain Solutions IPO subscribed 32% on Day One
The initial public offer (IPO) of Future Supply Chain Solutions received bids for 2.1 million shares on the first day of the bidding for the IPO today, 6 December 2017, data on NSE showed as at 17:00 IST. The IPO was subscribed 0.32 times. The price band of the IPO has been fixed at Rs 660 to Rs 664 per share. The IPO opened for subscription on 6 December 2017. The issue closes on 8 December 2017.
Stock brokers seek status quo on long-term capital gains tax
Association of National Stock Exchange Members (Anmi), the body of brokers on the bourse, has opposed a recently aired recommendation to remove the exemption on long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax.
Anmi representatives met the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes to urge no change in the tax structure for the capital markets.
“Doing away of the LTCG benefit will have a major impact on institutional investors and impact trading volumes significantly,” said K Suresh, president of Anmi.
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Perspective on Monetary policy from Dhiraj Relli, MD & CEO at HDFC Securities
As expected, the MPC of RBI kept the key interest rate (repo rate) unchanged at 6% maintaining a neutral stance. It raised the fiscal second half inflation estimate range marginally to 4.3-4.7% (from 4.2-4.6% earlier) while highlighting dangers to meeting the fiscal deficit target for FY18. It noted several factors that could help push growth in the coming quarters.
Currently we are witnessing rising spreads between 10 year bond yield and repo rate and between the top rated and bottom rated borrowers. Also liquidity is back to normal levels in peak season. At such a time, interest rates in the system have little room on the downside in the next few months. We anticipate no further rate moves in FY18.
Infosys files settlement plea with Sebi over Bansal pay
Infosys on Wednesday said it had approached market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), to settle issues arising out of alleged disclosure lapses in the severance package paid to former chief financial officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal.
Recapitalisation to eradicate boom-and-bust lending cycles in PSBs: RBI Chief
Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel said the planned Rs 2.11-trillion fund infusion for state-run banks is not only a recapitalisation package but to ensure that the seeds of the boom-and-bust-lending cycle are not sown in future.
The Nifty50 futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange were trading 5 points higher at 10,077 indicating a flat opening for the domestic market.
Asia shares hover near two-month low
Asian shares held close to a two-month low on Thursday as softer oil and copper as well as U.S. policy uncertainty kept sentiment in check, while high-tech stocks struggled to recover after a searing sell-off.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely changed in early trade, still hovering near a two-month low touched the previous day. From its 10-year peak hit on Nov. 23, it has slipped 4.6%.
Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.2% after having suffered its biggest fall since late March on Wednesday.
MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe hit a two-week low on Wednesday while Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index edged down for its fourth straight session of losses.
US markets end lower
A gauge of global stocks fell on Wednesday and benchmark government bond yields declined as investors weighed signs of risk in the markets and with US policy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 39.73 points, or 0.16%, to 24,140.91, the S&P 500 lost 0.3 points, or 0.01%, to 2,629.27 and the Nasdaq Composite added 14.16 points, or 0.21%, to 6,776.38.
Nifty outlook and top trading ideas by Prabhudas Lilladher
BHEL – BUY
CMP: Rs 90.30
TARGET: Rs 99
STOP LOSS: Rs 87
The stock has been forming a series of higher bottom formation pattern in the daily chart and overall is in an upward trending mode showing potential and strength to rise further upward. The RSI has been showing a positive trigger and can scale upward to indicate a positive bias. With decent volume participation witnessed, we recommend a buy in this stock for an upside target of 99 keeping a stop loss of 87
Nomura on RBI policy
The rise in the inflation forecast is hawkish, but the dissenting vote suggests some dovish views persist at the RBI. External conditions remain a major market focus in the near term amid the recent equity sell-off. We remain constructive on INR, owing to a credible monetary policy, recovering growth, BOP and FX reserve positions. The Gujarat elections may provide support in the near term, while RBI USD-buying FX intervention may be constrained by the US Treasury’s focus. Rates: We expect the rates market’s focus to now shift towards developments on the fiscal front and commodity prices. We expect a range-bound market in the near term; however, we believe rates markets are beginning to offer value from a medium-term perspective.
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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 13:02 IST
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