Live Stock Market Updates – Nifty holds 8,100 mark; Bharti Airtel up 4.6%

nse-buildingThe domestic market are trading flat due to lack of directional cues from global markets.The Indian stock market has opened in red as the Sensex is down 118.97 points, while the Nifty50 is down 39.25 points. Banking stocks slip in opening trade after RBI hikes CRR on incremental deposits. The central bank hopes to curtail surging banking system liquidity that risks stocking inflation.

At 1:24 PM, the S&P BSE Sensex is trading at 26,333, up 17 points, while NSE Nifty is trading at 8,136 up 22 points. Out of 1,889 stocks traded on the NSE, 400 declined, 1,150 advanced and 339 remained unchanged today.

A total of 17 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 13 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.

The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading up 0.69% at 12,267, whereas BSE Small-cap Index is trading up 0.82% at 12,127.

Power Grid, BPCL, Idea Cellular, Bharti Airtel and Hero MotoCorp are among the gainers, whereas Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, SBI, Wipro and TCS are losing sheen on BSE.

Some buying activity is seen in media, metal, auto, pharma and IT sectors, while PSU Bank, Bank Nifty and Private Bank are showing weakness on NSE.

The INDIA VIX is down 2.01% at 17.2575.

Suzlon Energy has secured a fourth consecutive order for 50.40MW wind power project from a business house. The project consists of 24 units of S95 90m tubular tower with rated capacity of 2.1 MW. Located in the district of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, the project is scheduled for completion in March 2017. The stock is currently trading at Rs 14.87, up by Rs 0.29 or 1.99% from its previous closing of Rs 14.58 on the BSE.

ICICI Bank Ltd is currently trading at Rs 255.1, down by Rs 4.75 or 1.83% from its previous closing of Rs 259.85 on the BSE. Around 21.3 lakh shares were traded in a single block.

Thirumalai Chemicals reported a net profit of Rs 37 crore for the first half of financial year 2017 as against a profit of Rs 4 crore a year ago. The stock is currently trading at Rs 719.05, up by Rs 34.2 or 4.99% from its previous closing of Rs 684.85 on the BSE.

Amtek Auto Ltd has informed BSE that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company meeting will be held on November 30, to consider the proposal of infusion of fresh equity by the new investors and restructuring of the Company as proposed by investors.

Cipla rose 1.6%. Cipla Ltd is in discussions to sell Cipla Vet, its animal health division, as per media report. According to the report, the company hired global investment bank Rothschild to find potential buyers.

Shares of airline stocks rose on Monday as uncertainty over the deal to cut output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries at a meeting on Wednesday pushed oil prices down. SpiceJet reported a rise of 103% in its net profit for the second quarter of 2016-17. The company’s Q2 net profit stood at Rs 58.9 crore from Rs 29 crore reported in the corresponding quarter of 2015-16.

Ashok Leyland inched up 1.2%. Ashok Leyland has completed the acquisition of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s stake in each of the three joint ventures formed between the two companies.

Aurobindo Pharma is trading lower at Rs 736. Arrow Generiques SAS, the French subsidiary of Aurobindo Pharma, has signed an agreement to acquire select commercial products in France from Teva.

BEML zoomed 2.5%. The company reported standalone net loss narrowed to Rs 16.6 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2016, against that of Rs 24.6 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal.

Strides Shasun gained 1%. Strides Shasun’s wholly owned subsidiary Strides Arcolab International, UK has entered into an agreement with Moberg Pharma, Sweden to acquire the ‘PediaCare’ brand for a total consideration of $5 million plus inventory value at closing.

Hathway Cable & Datacom slipped 2.6%. The company has reported a net loss of Rs 40 crore for the quarter under review as compared to a net loss of Rs 32 crore for the same quarter in the previous year.

The BSE Oil and Gas index is trading up 1.6% or 190 points at 11,943 as against the previous close of 11,753.

The BSE Oil and Gas index opened at and hit a high of 11,953.45 and a low of 11,705. The oil stocks are trading higher as international oil prices decline after a planned meeting today between OPEC and non-OPEC producers was canceled.

Oil rebounds from 2% losses as OPEC embarks on a last-ditch diplomatic push to reach a production cut and will meet in Vienna on Wednesday; a meeting with non-OPEC producers today was canceled after Saudi Arabia decided not to attend and suggested the oil-club doesn’t necessarily need to curb output.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd is currently trading at Rs 479.4, up by Rs 17.2 or 3.72% from its previous closing of Rs 462.2 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 464 and has touched a high and low of Rs 481.25 and Rs 462.35 respectively. So far 2129614 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 46954.05 crore.

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd is currently trading at Rs 659.9, up by Rs 20.25 or 3.17% from its previous closing of Rs 639.65 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 639.65 and has touched a high and low of Rs 663.85 and Rs 639.65 respectively. So far 1597983 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 92504.17 crore.

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is currently trading at Rs 304, up by Rs 7.5 or 2.53% from its previous closing of Rs 296.5 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 297 and has touched a high and low of Rs 306.3 and Rs 295.5 respectively. So far 1239474 (NSE+BSE) shares were traded on the counter. The current market cap of the company is Rs 143977.58 crore.

Oil India Ltd is currently trading at Rs 442.05, up by Rs 5.15 or 1.18% from its previous closing of Rs 436.9 on the BSE. The company will announce its Q2 numbers today.

Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals climbed 5.3%. The company has entered into a share purchase agreement with the prospective buyer, for the sale of the wholly-owned subsidiary Company Trident Sugars, having the sugar factory at Telangana. As per the said agreement, the prospective buyer is expected to close the sale transaction by March 31, 2017.

GPT Infraprojects advanced 1%. The company announced bourses that it has bagged an order value at Rs 73 crore from Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.

Uflex zoomed 5.6%. The company reported 17% rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 90 crore for the quarter ended on September 30, 2016. It had posted a net profit of Rs 77 crore for July-September quarter in the year-ago period.

State Bank of India slipped 2% on the BSE. The bank said it will raise Rs 56.81 billion by issuance of preferential shares to the central government, its majority shareholder.

The Indian rupee opened higher by four paise at 68.42/$ against the previous close of 68.46/$.

The demonetization drive of the government is likely to see some protests on the street in various parts of the country as few political parties have joined hands for ‘Akrosh Divas.’

Parliament may see less activity today as attention will be on the protests and dealing with the Opposition tirade. The old tradition of Black Friday is losing its charm abroad; online sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rose about 18 pc to $5.27 bn.

Saudi Arabia seems to suggest that oil producers need not reduce output. With the Dow Jones having crossed the key milestone of 19000 & the S&P 2200 markets could see consolidation globally as investors take stock of the last fortnight. Also the rise in bond yields in tandem with the US $ may not last & pause here would be prudent as markets digest the gains.

Falling crude prices cooled Asian shares while the dollar has stepped back against Asian peers. India’s foreign exchange reserves fell for the second consecutive by $1.542 bn to $365.5 bn in the week ended Nov 18.

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Live Stock Market Updates – Sensex up 100 ponts; Nifty hovers around 7,950 mark

nifty-updates-capitalheightAt 9:41 AM, after crossing the psychological 26,000 market, the S&P BSE Sensex is trading at 25,924 up 160 points, while NSE Nifty is trading at 8,007.10 up 78 points.

Out of 1,854 stocks traded on the NSE, 307 declined, 1152 advanced and 395 remained unchanged in the opening hour.

The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading up 1.13% at 11867, whereas BSE Small-cap Index is trading up 1.22% at 11633.

Hindalco, Tata Motors, Maruti, Adani Ports, and Bank of Baroda are among the gainers, whereas NTPC, Bharti Airtel, Bosch, Dr Reddy and Sun Pharma are losing sheen on Nifty 50.

Some buying activity is seen in Auto, Metal, Bank, Consumer Durables and Information Technology sectors, while Telecom, Power and Realty showing weakness on BSE.

The INDIA VIX is down 1.80% at 18.7525.

A total of 4 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 23 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.

The Indian rupee opened marginally higher by three paise at 68.13/$ against the previous close of 68.16/$.

Asian markets excluding Japan all traded in the green as an earthquake in Japan & threats of a Tsunami break out kept the Japanese index flat to marginally negative. This after oil hit a new 4 week high along with the Dow Jones, Nasdaq & the S&P index rising in tandem. The risk on trade is back in action as globally bullishness resurfaces with Japan & the US indices in new bull markets.

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PSU banks deposit rises in Q2 ahead of demonitisation: Why so?

PSU BankAccording to CNBC-TV18 research, there was a smart jump in deposits growth in July to September quarter. This raises question whether some people perhaps knew about demonetisation and were already pushing in hoarded cash into the banking systems

CNBC-TV18’s  Latha Venkatesh reports deposit jump in Q2 seems to be curious coincidence.

State Bank of India   ‘s (SBI) deposit grew 4.3 percent in Q2 compared to 1-3 percent rise (quarter-on-quarter) in previous quarters. Similarly, Punjab National Bank   ’s (PNB) deposits jumped 3.8 percent in Q2 against growth of 1.6-0.8-0.2 percent growth in the deposits in the last few quarters.

Bank of India   (BoI), which has seen contraction of deposits,  made huge 1.5 percent growth. In last few quarters, its deposits grew 0.7 percent three quarters ago then a minus 3 then a minus 2.9.

Likewise, Union Bank   after seeing a contraction of deposits in the previous quarter of 1.2 percent, made a growth of huge 6.7 percent in deposits.

Bank of Baroda   ’s (BoB) deposit growth was at 1 percent in Q2 versus contraction in previous three quarters.

This coincidence of deposits growing for all banks and the fact that India is staring at a demonetization of notes gives rise to a suspicion. Several questions are raised if  some people knew about it before-hand and therefore  could push in their hoarded money into deposits. It just raises  doubt that there is a synchronous rise in deposit growth at a time when the economy was not doing well as the index of industrial production (IIP) shows as the results of several company show.

There is no upturn in the economy then why this sudden growth in deposits, is it fishy?

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Bank of Baroda Q2 FY17 net profit at Rs 552 crore YoY

bank-of-barodaBank of Baroda has announced the following Unaudited Standalone results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016:

The bank has posted a net profit of Rs 552 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 as compared to Rs 124.5 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Total Income has decreased from Rs 12,300 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 to Rs 12,046.6 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

The Bank’s Total Business stood at Rs 9,21,681 crore as at September 30, 2016 down from Rs 10,27,358 crore as at September 30, 2015 on account of planned and structured rundown of assets and liabilities.

Total Deposits stood at Rs 5,67,531 crore as at September 30, 2016 as against Rs 6,12,458 crore as at September 30, 2015. Corresponding figures for Average Deposits (based on daily averages) were Rs 5,52,714 crore and Rs 5,83,650 crore.

Total Advances (Net) were Rs 3,54,150 crore as at September 30, 2016 against Rs 4,14,900 crore as at September 30, 2015 and Average Advances (Gross-based on daily averages) were Rs 3,76,955 crore and Rs 4,06,391 crore respectively. The Bank’s International Business continues to occupy a significant position. As of September 30, 2016, the International Operations contributed 29.34% to the Bank’s Total Business. As a part of rebalancing of the international book, a portion of low yielding assets have been substituted with higher yielding local credit.

The Net Interest Margin (NIM) for domestic operations has improved from 2.80% to 2.85% while global margin improved to 2.29% from 2.23% last quarter.
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BSE 160.70 [4.10] ([2.49]%)
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