Live Stock Market Updates – Sensex slips over 100 points; Pharma, Metal slip

stock-market-liveThe Indian stock market fluctuated between gains and losses as a selloff in drug makers was countered by rally in FMCG companies.  The domestic market has opened in green.

At 12:41 PM, the S&P BSE Sensex is trading at 27,349 down 80 points, while NSE Nifty is trading at 8,486 up mere two points.

The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading down 0.85% at 12,903 whereas BSE Small-cap Index is trading down 1.75% at 12,937.

ITC, HUL, Adani Ports, Cipla, GAIL and ICICI Bank are among the gainers, whereas Sun Pharmaceuticals, Dr Reddy’s, Lupin, L&T and Maruti Suzuki are losing sheen on NSE.

Some buying activity is seen in FMCG, private banking, media and metal sectors, while pharma, auto, banking, IT and realty sectors are showing weakness on NSE.

The INDIA VIX is 2.90% at 16.9425. Out of 1,897 stocks traded on the NSE, 1,387 declined, 663 advanced and 397 remained unchanged today.

A total of 25 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 30 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.

Shares of the FMCG stocks rallied after the GST council decided on a four tier tax rate structure. The tax rate slabs have been fixed at 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a press conference in New Delhi. ITC Ltd is currently trading at Rs 250.85, up by Rs 10.5 or 4.37% from its previous closing of Rs 240.35 on the BSE.

Larsen and Toubro slipped 1.3%. Suuti will pare its holding in India’s largest engineering company Larsen and Toubro Ltd through a block deal, as per media reports.

Pharmaceuticals stocks are under pressure as reports suggested that United States may bring charges of price collusion against a group of drug makers before the end of this year.

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd is currently trading at Rs 661.3, down by Rs 43.7 or 6.2% from its previous closing of Rs 705 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 680 and has touched a high and low of Rs 680 and Rs 654 respectively. So far 13128419 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 169676.15 crore.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd is currently trading at Rs 856.95, down by Rs 55.5 or 6.08% from its previous closing of Rs 912.45 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 911.95 and has touched a high and low of Rs 911.95 and Rs 851.35 respectively. So far 924463 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 25746.43 crore.

Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd is currently trading at Rs 3103.95, down by Rs 158.05 or 4.85% from its previous closing of Rs 3262 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 3238 and has touched a high and low of Rs 3238 and Rs 3085 respectively. So far 344198 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 55711.14 crore.

Lupin Ltd is currently trading at Rs 1401.95, down by Rs 71.6 or 4.86% from its previous closing of Rs 1473.55 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 1460 and has touched a high and low of Rs 1461.95 and Rs 1394 respectively. So far 1248551(NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 66492.91 crore.

Union Bank of India gained 0.40% to Rs 138. The bank will announce its Q2 numbers today.

Mphasis slipped 3.4%. The IT company registered 3% rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 211 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 against Rs 204 crore in the same quarter last year.

TD Power Systems fell 3.6%. TD Power posted net profit of Rs 1.3 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 against net profit of Rs 1.1 crore in the same quarter a year ago.

Tube Investment dragged 2.9% to Rs 633. The company reported 113.3% rise in net profit at Rs 54 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 against Rs 25 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago.

Berger Paints inched up 0.52% to Rs.262. The company reported a 55% jump in its consolidated net profit at Rs 139 crore for the quarter ended September, aided by exceptional gains of Rs 44.20 crore.

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd is currently trading at Rs 988.6, up by Rs 37.1 or 3.9% from its previous closing of Rs 951.5 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 972 and has touched a high and low of Rs 1031.6 and Rs 972 respectively. So far 1292938 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 25879.43 crore.

Dabur India Ltd is currently trading at Rs 297.35, up by Rs 5.45 or 1.87% from its previous closing of Rs 291.9 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 293.85 and has touched a high and low of Rs 300.8 and Rs 293.3 respectively. So far 1158967 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 51418.78 crore.

Hindustan Unilever Ltd is currently trading at Rs 856, up by Rs 16.25 or 1.94% from its previous closing of Rs 839.75 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 848 and has touched a high and low of Rs 866.85 and Rs 848 respectively. So far 1226295 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 181744.97 crore.

VST Industries Ltd is currently trading at Rs 2335, up by Rs 29.9 or 1.3% from its previous closing of Rs 2305.1 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 2377 and has touched a high and low of Rs 2440 and Rs 2306.05 respectively. So far 4547(NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 3559.07 crore.

The rupee opened marginally higher by one paise at 66.73/$ as against the previous close of 66.74/$.

Asian markets would see further weakness creep in as the losing streak in equities continues. Historically most US elections have seen a pre-election rally which may not be in the offing this time as uncertainty has been prevalent right till the end of the campaigns, with both participants equally poised near the finish line. However market underperformance before the event could see a smart year end rally as most negatives would be priced in & event uncertainty over equities could bounce sharply from oversold levels.

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