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At 01:29 PM; the S&P BSE Smallcap index, the largest loser among sectoral indices, was down 3.2% as compared to 2.5% decline in the S&P BSE Midcap and 2.6% fall in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex. The market is reacting to the global cues and hardening of bond yields across markets.
The midcap index hit intra-day low of 15,776, has slipped 14% from its all-time high of 18,321 touched on January 1, while Sensex touched a low of 33,483 in early morning trade, down 8% from its record high of 36,444 reported on January 29.
The broader NSE Nifty and the benchmark BSE Sensex each fell as much as 3.7% today, heading for a sixth consecutive session of falls, with both erasing their gains for the year.
The slump in Wall Street overnight comes as India’s record-setting share rally came under threat following the government’s announcement of a 10% long-term capital gains tax in equities, which starts in April. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL REPORT.
Gautam Duggad, Head of Research, Motilal Oswal Institutional Equities believe the correction is offering a good opportunity to buy from a 2-3 year perspective, with earnings recovery – 3QFY18 earnings are in-line so far – panning out.
“Our preference continues for large-caps over midcaps as Nifty valuations at 17-17.5x FY19 projected EPS, while not inexpensive is not out of whack either,” he added.
As many as 89 stocks from the smallcap index hit their respective 52-week lows today. Total 11 public sector banks from the index include Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Indian Overseas Bank, Uco Bank and Dena Bank hit 52-week lows.
Total 124 stocks have fallen more than 25% from their respective all-time highs touched in January 2018. Of these 26 stocks slipped an over 30%, the list include Fineotex Chemicals, Philips Carbon Black, NACL Industries, BLS International, VIP Clothing, TPL Plastech and PC Jeweller.
|Company||Date||Price (Rs)||LTP||% chg|
|G M Breweries||08/01/2018||1212.00||828.00||-31.7|
|HBL Power System||09/01/2018||76.40||52.40||-31.4|
|LTP - Last traded price on BSE in Rs at 01:24 PM|