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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 131 points or 0.36 per cent to settle at 35,981 with Sun Pharma (up 4 per cent) being the top gainer and Kotak Mahindra Bank (down over 1 per cent) the worst performer.

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

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The domestic equity market ended in the positive territory for the third straight day on Tuesday, aided by supportive global cues and buying in heavyweights such as ICICI Bank, SBI, Axis Bank and Sun Pharma. The S&P BSE gained 131 points or 0.36 per cent to settle at 35,981 with Sun Pharma (up 4 per cent) being the top gainer and Kotak Mahindra Bank (down over 1 per cent) the worst performer.  

The broader Nifty50 index of National Stock Exchange (NSE) reclaimed the crucial 10,800 level to end at 10,802, up 30 points or 0.28 per cent with 24 components advancing and 26 declining. 

In the broader market, the S&P BSE Midcap index ended at 15,127, down 25 points or 0.16 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index signed off the day 24 points or 0.17 per cent higher at 14,625.

BUZZING STOCKS

Shares of ICICI Bank ended at a record high of Rs 381.60 apiece on BSE, up 3.46 per cent. The stock surpassed its previous high of Rs 375.25 touched on November 16, 2018.

During the past four weeks, the stock of private sector lender has outperformed the market by surging 9.5 per cent on hopes of strong earnings in the October-December quarter (Q3FY19). In comparison, the S&P BSE gave 2 per cent return during the same period.

Shares of Gruh Finance tanked 16.39 per cent to Rs 256 apiece after it announced amalgamation with Bandhan Bank in an all-stock deal. According to the share swap ratio, for every 1,000 shares of Gruh Finance shareholders will get 568 shares of Bandhan Bank. This is around 7 per cent discount to the closing price of Gruh Finance as of Monday (January 7, 2019).

Gruh Finance, promoted by the country's largest mortgage firm HDFC, is into the financing of affordable housing segment. HDFC owns 57.86 per cent in Gruh Finance as on September 30, 2018.

Sectorally, PSU bank stocks gained the most followed by pharma and private sector lenders. The PSU Bank index soared 2.77 per cent to end at 3,195, with all the 12 components ending in the green. 
 
Global Markets

Asian shares rose for the third straight session on Tuesday as investors bet that Washington and Beijing are inching toward a trade deal and that US Federal Reserve would halt its tightening if economic growth slows further.

Japan's Nikkei rose 1.0 per cent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 per cent.

Oil Prices

Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, supported by hopes that US-Chinese talks in Beijing would bring a halt to a trade dispute between the world’s biggest economies, while the start of OPEC-led supply cuts also tightened

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil futures were at $48.69 per barrel, up 17 cents, or 0.4 per cent from their last settlement. International Brent futures had yet to trade.

(with Reuters input)

MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

Market at close   The S&P BSE Sensex added 131 points or 0.36 per cent to settle at 35,981 while the broader Nifty50 index of NSE closed at 10,802, up 30 points or 0.28 per cent. 

MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

Oil prices steady on trade talk hopes and OPEC cuts, but slowdown looms Oil prices were stable on Tuesday, supported by hopes that talks in Beijing between US and Chinese officials might defuse trade disputes between the world's biggest economies, while OPEC-led supply cuts also tightened markets. International Brent crude futures were at $57.42 per barrel, up 9 cents, or 0.2 per cent from their last close. Read more

MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

Market check Index Current Pt. Change % Change   S&P BSE SENSEX 35,921.34 +71.18 +0.20   S&P BSE SENSEX 50 11,281.61 +24.15 +0.21   S&P BSE SENSEX Next 50 32,615.91 +35.97 +0.11   S&P BSE 100 11,070.41 +22.01 +0.20   S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index 3,472.65 +4.31 +0.12

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex gains 131 pts, Nifty ends at 10,802; banks, pharma rise

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 131 points or 0.36 per cent to settle at 35,981 with Sun Pharma (up 4 per cent) being the top gainer and Kotak Mahindra Bank (down over 1 per cent) the worst performer.

The domestic equity market ended in the positive territory for the third straight day on Tuesday, aided by supportive global cues and buying in heavyweights such as ICICI Bank, SBI, Axis Bank and Sun Pharma. The S&P BSE gained 131 points or 0.36 per cent to settle at 35,981 with Sun Pharma (up 4 per cent) being the top gainer and Kotak Mahindra Bank (down over 1 per cent) the worst performer.  

The broader Nifty50 index of National Stock Exchange (NSE) reclaimed the crucial 10,800 level to end at 10,802, up 30 points or 0.28 per cent with 24 components advancing and 26 declining. 

In the broader market, the S&P BSE Midcap index ended at 15,127, down 25 points or 0.16 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index signed off the day 24 points or 0.17 per cent higher at 14,625.

BUZZING STOCKS

Shares of ICICI Bank ended at a record high of Rs 381.60 apiece on BSE, up 3.46 per cent. The stock surpassed its previous high of Rs 375.25 touched on November 16, 2018.

During the past four weeks, the stock of private sector lender has outperformed the market by surging 9.5 per cent on hopes of strong earnings in the October-December quarter (Q3FY19). In comparison, the S&P BSE gave 2 per cent return during the same period.

Shares of Gruh Finance tanked 16.39 per cent to Rs 256 apiece after it announced amalgamation with Bandhan Bank in an all-stock deal. According to the share swap ratio, for every 1,000 shares of Gruh Finance shareholders will get 568 shares of Bandhan Bank. This is around 7 per cent discount to the closing price of Gruh Finance as of Monday (January 7, 2019).

Gruh Finance, promoted by the country's largest mortgage firm HDFC, is into the financing of affordable housing segment. HDFC owns 57.86 per cent in Gruh Finance as on September 30, 2018.

Sectorally, PSU bank stocks gained the most followed by pharma and private sector lenders. The PSU Bank index soared 2.77 per cent to end at 3,195, with all the 12 components ending in the green. 
 
Global Markets

Asian shares rose for the third straight session on Tuesday as investors bet that Washington and Beijing are inching toward a trade deal and that US Federal Reserve would halt its tightening if economic growth slows further.

Japan's Nikkei rose 1.0 per cent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 per cent.

Oil Prices

Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, supported by hopes that US-Chinese talks in Beijing would bring a halt to a trade dispute between the world’s biggest economies, while the start of OPEC-led supply cuts also tightened

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil futures were at $48.69 per barrel, up 17 cents, or 0.4 per cent from their last settlement. International Brent futures had yet to trade.

(with Reuters input)

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