The domestic market are trading flat as global investors remained cautious as the acrimonious US presidential election campaign entered its final week. The Bank of Japan on Tuesday held off on expanding stimulus and maintained short-term interest rate target. Market is also watching global cues, with the U.S. Federal Reserve’s meeting set to begin on Tuesday, which could provide clues on a December rate hike.
The Indian equity market opened higher on Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing gauges climbed to two-year highs and Bank of Japan kept monetary rates unchanged.
At 1:36 PM, the S&P BSE Sensex is trading at 28,009 up 78 points, while NSE Nifty is trading at 8,662 up 36 points.
The Nikkei Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) a gauge of manufacturing performance jump to 54.4 in October from 52.1 in September, indicative of a robust improvement in manufacturing business conditions in the country. Manufacturing sector growth in India hit a 22-month high in October, driven by a sharp and accelerated increase in new orders, purchasing activity and output.
The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading up 0.37% at 13,523 whereas BSE Small-cap Index is trading up 0.21% at 13,612.
HDFC, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Steel, Lupin and Adani Ports are among the gainers, whereas ONGC, Axis Bank, Infosys, M&M, Coal India and Sun Pharmaceuticals are losing sheen on BSE.
Some buying activity is seen in metal, telecom, power, utilities and basic materials sectors, while consumer durables, banking,power, IT, teck and FMCG are showing weakness on BSE.
The INDIA VIX is up 0.85% at 15.6225. Out of 1,888 stocks traded on the NSE, 760 declined, 832 advanced and 296 remained unchanged today.
A total of 115 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 10 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.
Ashok Leyland Ltd is currently trading at Rs 91.55, up by Rs 0.2 or 0.22% from its previous closing of Rs 91.35 on the BSE. The company posted its total sales in October at 12,533 vehicles versus 9,803 vehicles last year. The company said October M&HCV sales were at 9,574 vehicles versus 7,176 vehicles last year. Its LCV sales stood at 2,959 vehicles compared to 2,627 vehicles last year.
PC Jeweller Ltd is currently trading at Rs 497.5, down by Rs 13.55 or 2.65% from its previous closing of Rs 511.05 on the BSE.
Nihar Info Global Ltd advanced 1.6%. The company has received the Purchase Orders from My Home Constructions, Rain Industries and Pamidi RSB Build Tech in the last ten days.
Eicher Motors jumped 3% after the company reported a 33% increase in total sales in October 2016 at 59,127 units as against 44,522 units in the same month last year. During October 2016, the number of motorcycle units exported, increased by 95% to 748 units from 384 units in October 2015.
Strides Shasun Limited gained 1% after the company announced that it has received approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Abacavir Tablets USP, 300 mg.
Maruti Suzuki dropped 0.32% to Rs 5,880 after its sales dipped in the month of October. The company sold 1,33,793 units in October compared to 1,34,209 vehicles in October 2015.
BGR Energy Systems soared 5.3% after the company has been awarded the Balance of Plant (BoP) Contract from TANGEDCO for 1×800 MW North Chennai Thermal Power Project – Stage III. BGR Energy secured this contract in an International competitive bidding which witnessed stiff competition. The value of the contract is Rs 2,600 crore The contract completion period is 36 months from the date of award.
Allcargo Logistics rose 1% to Rs 191 after the company said its board will meet on 7 November 2016, to consider a proposal for buyback of the equity shares of the company.
Sical Logistics gained 2% to Rs 222.10 after the company securing contract from West Bengal Power Distribution Corporation.
Kitex Garments tanked 10.4% to Rs 458 on BSE after net profit fell 52.4% to Rs 12.92 crore on 20.5% decline in net sales to Rs 95.55 crore in Q2 September 2016 over Q2 September 2015.
Bharti Infratel zoomed 2%. KKR and pension giant Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) are in talks with Bharti Airtel to acquire a significant stake in its listed tower arm Bharti Infratel, as per media reports.
Reliance Industries is trading marginally higher on the BSE. The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons is understood to have computed the penalty payable by Reliance Industries (RIL) for exploiting natural gas that migrated to its KG-D6 block from ONGC’s adjacent asset at upwards of $1 bn, as per media reports.
NBCC inched up 1% after the government will engage state-run construction company NBCC to monetise around 771 acre of prime land held by erstwhile VSNL, a company that the government had sold to the Tata group in 2002 as part of its asset-sale programme.
ONGC slipped 1% to Rs 287. ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned ONGC, has completed the acquisition of additional 11% interest in Russia’s Vankor oilfield, taking its total stake to 26%.
Karnataka Bank is trading lower by 0.57% on the BSE. The bank informed the BSE that the board of directors at its meeting held on Friday finalised the right issue opening and issue closing dates. The issue opens on November 7, and closes on November 21. Last date for request of split application form is November 15.
Ujaas Energy climbed 13.8%. The company reported a net profit of Rs 9.7 crore for the quarter ended September 30 compared with Rs 3.3 crore reported in the year-ago period.
Heritage Foods slipped 2.4%. The company said it would acquire the dairy business of Reliance Retail through a slump sale. The company has executed a binding agreement for the acquisition. The proposed transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions and procedures that are customary for similar transactions, Heritage Foods said in a BSE filing.
Avanti Feeds gained 2% after the company reported its consolidated net revenue for Q2 of FY17 was 34% higher YoY at Rs 713 crore. However, reported Ebitda fell by 11% YoY to Rs 56 crore and Ebitda margins shrank 397 bps YoY to 7.9%.
The rupee opened higher by seven paise at 66.72/$ as against the previous close of 66.79/$.
Asian markets opened on a weak note following the US indices which closed marginally in the red after very range bound trade. Uncertainty on the US elections which are due next week coupled with rise in bond yields kept sentiment weak. The only exception continues to be Brazil & Russia where the indices continue to tread higher with more money chasing growth as economies see better times ahead. Mutual Funds pumped in net Rs. 8,106 crore, foreign funds pulled out more than Rs. 10,000 crore in October; a bulk of the withdrawals was in debt.
The dollar has weakened. China’s manufacturing sector saw its fastest pace of expansion in recent years as Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) moved higher to 51.2 in October.
Crude oil prices, which were subdued for weeks rose marginally on expectations of some consensus among OPEC members in managing production. The email saga may be haunting Clinton but polls suggest she is still ahead in the race for US President. The Bank of Japan maintained status quo on rates. Fed outcome tomorrow will be eyed though nothing much is expected ahead of US presidential elections.
India’s core sectors grew 5% in September driven by strong growth in the steel and petroleum products sectors. The growth in the Index of Eight Core Industries is stronger than the 3.2% rise in August.