MARKET COMMENT: Jayant Manglik, President, Religare Broking Markets witnessed a breather today and gained nearly a percent, taking pause after the recent decline. Nifty opened gap-up, tracking firm global cues but profit taking at higher levels capped upside. Meanwhile, participants were busy in bargain hunting and almost all the sectoral contributed in the move. We feel global cues will continue to dominate our market trend, in absence of any major event. Nifty may some bounce or consolidate further however sustainability at higher level seems difficult. Traders should use further recovery to reduce existing longs and creating fresh shorts. PSU banks are still weakest while others are seeing mixed trend Top Sectoral gainer: Nifty Realty Sectoral Trend Sensex losers and gainers Market at close The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,300, up 295 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,540, up 85 points. Edelweiss Research on ONGC's Q3FY18 results Key highlights: 1) gas production growth at 4% missed 6% estimate, due to delay in Vashista project, which will likely ramp up to 2.5mmscmd by Mar’18; 2) net realisation at USD61/bbl was inline, implying no oil subsidy; 3) cash cost/barrel at USD9/bbl came 4% higher on one-off depletion expense, which will normalise in Q4FY18. We expect ONGC’s Rs 800bn projects under implementation to significantly revive gas production (FY17-20E CAGR of 8%). We have trimmed FY19E gas production by 2%, factoring in slight delay in projects commissioning, and introduced contribution from OPAL (ONGC’s stake: 49%). Maintain ‘BUY’ with DCF-based target price of Rs 239
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,300, up 295 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,540, up 85 points.
The mid-and small-cap indices outperformed their larger peers on Monday. The S&P BSE Mid-cap index gained 1.3 per cent by close, while the S&P BSE Small-cap index moved up 1.6%. 3M India, Amara Raja Batteries, Vakarangee, MRF, Tata Global and IGL were some of the top gainers in the mid-cap segment.
Indian equity, commodity and forex markets will remain closed on Tuesday on account of Maha Shivratri.