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Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Jayant Manglik, President, Retail Distribution, Religare Securities   Markets traded under pressure and lost over half a percent, pressurised by feeble global cues and slide in IT major Infosys. Sentiment was downbeat from the beginning on the news of terrorist attack in Spain and gloomy geo-political situation between the US and North Korea. On local front, the stock of Infosys witnessed sharp decline on the news of Vikas Sikka stepping down as CEO, which further added to negativity.    Indications are in the favour of further slide, thus traders should add few shorts as hedge and give preference to PSU banks and pharma counters for fresh selling. Majority is facing issues due to volatility and we do not expect any relief from that front. Nifty has immediate support at 9,780 and any decisive fall below that mark will trigger fresh decline. 

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Sensex heatmap at close Source: BSE

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Infosys posts its second highest turnover  Infosys was the most traded counter on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and BSE with the cumulative turnover of Rs 8,414 crore on Friday. A combined 90.34 million equity shares representing 3.9% of total equity of the company changed hands today.   Earlier, on December 8, 2014, Infosys had recorded a combined turnover of Rs 8,711 crore.

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Infosys top loser  Infosys ended 9.6% lower, recording its sharpest decline since April 12, 2013 on closing basis. The stock hit 52-week low of Rs 884, down as much as 13.4% in intraday trade after Vishal Sikka resigned as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company with immediate effect. READ FULL REPORT HERE 

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Market breadth remains negative The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was strong. On the BSE, 1,534 shares declined and 1,002 shares rose. A total of 122 shares remained unchanged.  

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Broader markets The BSE Midcap index settled 0.1% lower, while BSE Smallcap index shed 0.5%. 

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Markets at close The Sensex settled at 31,524, down 270 points, while the broader Nifty50 quoted 9,837, down 66 points at close.

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO: Hits and misses of his 3-year journey CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Dow futures US equity futures signalled a weaker opening on Wall Street. Dow Futures were trading at 21,720, down 12 points or 0.06%.

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

Equinomics' View on Infosys   Certainly it is  a negative development, no doubt.  However, our contention is that Infosys has already emerged as an institution. Company with an annual turnover of around Rs.60,000 crore with a net profit of over Rs.13,000 crore, can manage this kind of setback easily - this is our firm view. For such a large institution, in our view, it wouldnt bet difficult to attract a talent of high order

Sensex ends 270 points lower, Nifty below 9,850 as Infosys cracks 9%

European markets trade lower   The pan-European STOXX 600 index opened 0.9% lower. Losses were led by travel and leisure as investors reacted to the Barcelona attack by selling shares in airlines such as Ryanair, EasyJet and Spanish airport firm AENA.   France's CAC 40 has seen the widest sell off, falling 1.16% to 5,087.04. London's FTSE 100 was down 0.9% and Germany's Dax lost 0.84%.

First Published: Fri, August 18 2017. 15:40 IST
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