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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

In sectors, the Nifty FMCG index slipped 0.9 per cent, weighed by fall in Godrej Consumer Products and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), which lost 2.7 per cent to end the day at Rs 1,606 levels.

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

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The benchmark indices settled lower as investors stayed cautious due to sliding rupee, surging bond yields, and oil prices.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 38,018, down 140 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,477, down 43 points.

Earlier in the day, the rupee pared its initial gains to drop to a fresh all-time low of 71.97 against the US dollar in intra-day deals.

Among key stocks, Reliance Industries (RIL) fell around 1.5 per cent at Rs 1,224 levels and was among the top Sensex losers.

FMCG stocks weak

In sectors, the Nifty FMCG index slipped 0.9 per cent, weighed by fall in Godrej Consumer Products and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), which lost 2.7 per cent to end the day at Rs 1,606 levels.

While most analysts believe the fundamentals of FMCG stocks continue to be strong, the concern is largely on absolute valuations and the premium the sector gets, as compared to the broader markets. READ MORE HERE

 
India's services growth slows in August

India's dominant services sector expanded at a slower pace last month than in July as weaker demand and rising input costs kept a lid on hiring, a private survey showed on Wednesday.

The Nikkei/IHS Markit Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) declined to 51.5 in August from a 21-month high of 54.2 in July.

Global Markets
 
Stock markets fell in Asia on Wednesday and the safe-haven dollar hovered near a two-week high as heightened worries over international trade conflicts and emerging market weakness curbed investors' appetite for riskier assets.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 1 per cent, hitting a two-week trough. Japan's Nikkei shed 0.25 per cent. The Shanghai Composite Index retreated 0.9 per cent, weighed down by expectations the United States will impose more tariffs on Chinese goods this month, adding to pressure on China's cooling economy.

(with wire inputs)


MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

Nifty FMCG index ends 0.87% lower. Top losers: COMPANY LATEST PREV CLOSE LOSS() LOSS(%) GODREJ CONSUMER 1350.05 1399.15 -49.10 -3.51 GLAXOSMITH C H L 7250.10 7499.45 -249.35 -3.32 HIND. UNILEVER 1606.25 1651.20 -44.95 -2.72 BRITANNIA INDS. 6196.50 6344.05 -147.55 -2.33 GODREJ INDS. 603.00 612.15 -9.15 -1.49

MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

Nifty sectoral gainers and losers of the day

MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

BSE Sensex: HUL, RIL among top losers of the day, YES Bank top gainer

MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

Market at close The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 38,018, down 140 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,477, down 43 points.

MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

Economists expect RBI to hike rates in Oct policy as rupee fall continues With the continued fall in the rupee, economists and bond market participants expect the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to hike rates in its October policy. The rupee closed at 71.57 a dollar, down from its previous record close of 71.18. Other emerging markets currencies also fell against the dollar. READ MORE

MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

COMMENT Nomura on rupee •  A deteriorating EM risk backdrop and pressure on current account deficit currencies has led USD/INR to multi-year highs. We see risk of continued INR depreciation in the near term and enter a short-dated long USD/ INR call spread position.   •  Local factors for depreciation include limited intervention by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and limited concerns, in our view, over FX depreciation (watch this space), a lack of urgency to hike rates, rising political risks, and a large trade deficit with a higher oil price and portfolio outflows.   •  However, there are reasons to expect INR depreciation to be controlled, given the substantial space for policy action by the RBI and government (if desired). Option positioning risk (selling of high strike INR puts) is also less of an RBI concern, while the dual deficits are a drag on INR, but have become less so over the past five years.

MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

Stock view: Balkrishna Industries The Board of Directors of Balkrishna Industries (BIL) has approved a capex outlay of Rs 1,700 crore, which will be completed over 30 months. Incorporating the revised capex outlay disclosed by the company and consequent decline in other income, we change our PAT estimates for FY18-20E. We now expect BIL to clock PAT CAGR of 24.4% vs. 30.3% in the past. We also reduce our valuation multiple, to value BIL at 21x P/E on FY20E EPS of Rs 59.2 and assign a target price of Rs 1250 with a HOLD rating on the stock.   (Source: ICICI Securities)

MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

Amazon follows Apple Inc, hits $1 trillion market value milestone Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday became the second US company to reach $1 trillion in stock market value, just weeks after Apple Inc hit the same milestone on Aug 2.   Shares in the world's largest online retailer last traded up 1.4 per cent at $2,041.68. Its shares hit the $2050.2677 level to give its stock a value of $1 trillion. READ MORE  

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 140 pts down, FMCG stocks slip; Rupee hits new low

In sectors, the Nifty FMCG index slipped 0.9 per cent, weighed by fall in Godrej Consumer Products and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), which lost 2.7 per cent to end the day at Rs 1,606 levels.

The benchmark indices settled lower as investors stayed cautious due to sliding rupee, surging bond yields, and oil prices.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 38,018, down 140 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,477, down 43 points.

Earlier in the day, the rupee pared its initial gains to drop to a fresh all-time low of 71.97 against the US dollar in intra-day deals.

Among key stocks, Reliance Industries (RIL) fell around 1.5 per cent at Rs 1,224 levels and was among the top Sensex losers.

FMCG stocks weak

In sectors, the Nifty FMCG index slipped 0.9 per cent, weighed by fall in Godrej Consumer Products and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), which lost 2.7 per cent to end the day at Rs 1,606 levels.

While most analysts believe the fundamentals of FMCG stocks continue to be strong, the concern is largely on absolute valuations and the premium the sector gets, as compared to the broader markets. READ MORE HERE

 
India's services growth slows in August

India's dominant services sector expanded at a slower pace last month than in July as weaker demand and rising input costs kept a lid on hiring, a private survey showed on Wednesday.

The Nikkei/IHS Markit Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) declined to 51.5 in August from a 21-month high of 54.2 in July.

Global Markets
 
Stock markets fell in Asia on Wednesday and the safe-haven dollar hovered near a two-week high as heightened worries over international trade conflicts and emerging market weakness curbed investors' appetite for riskier assets.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 1 per cent, hitting a two-week trough. Japan's Nikkei shed 0.25 per cent. The Shanghai Composite Index retreated 0.9 per cent, weighed down by expectations the United States will impose more tariffs on Chinese goods this month, adding to pressure on China's cooling economy.

(with wire inputs)


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