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MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 180 points or 0.5 per cent to settle at 5,650 after witnessing a 700-point swing in the intraday-trade.

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

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Snapping a three-day losing streak, the domestic benchmark indices settled with decent gains on Wednesday, aided by buying in select bluechip counters such as HDFC twins, L&T, Reliance Industries (RIL) and ICICI Bank.

The S&P BSE gained 180 points or 0.5 per cent to settle at 35,650 after witnessing a 700-point swing in the intra-day trade. Bharti Airtel (up 4 per cent) emerged as the top gainer on the index while pharma major Sun Pharma(down nearly 2 per cent) declined the most. 

On NSE, the Nifty50 index added 66 points or 0.62 per cent to close the session at 10,730, with 36 constituents in the green and 14 in the red.

In individual stocks, Brigade Enterprises zoomed 14 per cent on BSE after the brokerage firm Motilal Oswal Securities initiated the coverage on the stock with a Buy rating and 12-month target price of Rs 282. The stock settled at Rs 235 apiece, up 14 per cent. 

Jubilant FoodWorks, which operates the Domino’s franchise, dipped 5 per cent to Rs 1,155, extending its 10 per cent decline in the past two trading days, on concerns of rising employee expenses and higher base and more intense competition from food aggregators. The stock, however, recovered later in the day to end at Rs 1,232, up 1 per cent on BSE. 
 
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended flat at 15,169, down just 1.65 points while the S&P SmallCap index closed the session at 14,439, down 27 points or 0.19 per cent. 

Sectorally, media stocks gained the most, followed by financials and metal counters. The Media pack surged 51 points or 2 per cent to close at 2,465.

Global Markets
 
Asian stock retreated again on Wednesday, extending a rout that began last week as US political uncertainty exacerbated worries over slowing global economic growth.

Investors were unnerved by the US federal government partial shutdown and President Donald Trump’s hostile stance towards the Federal Reserve chairman.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.5 per cent, brushing a two-month low. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.4 per cent while South Korea’s KOSPI shed 1.6 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei, which slumped 5 per cent the previous day, had a volatile session. It swerved in and out of the red, falling more than 1 per cent to a 20-month-low at one stage, before ending the day with a gain of 0.9 per cent.

(with Reuters input)

MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

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MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

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MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

Market at close   The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,650, up 180 points or 0.51 per cent, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,730, up 66 points or 0.62 per cent.

MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

Oil Check Oil prices were mixed on Wednesday as the US benchmark rebounded from steep losses in the previous session, even though concern over the health of the global economy continued to overshadow the market.   US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures, were up 13 cents, or 0.31 per cent, at $42.66 per barrel. Prices earlier rose as much as 2 percent. They slumped 6.7 per cent in the previous session to $42.53 a barrel, the lowest since June 2017. READ MORE

MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

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MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

Top Securities traded in "S&P BSE 500" with respect to Top Volumes Security Name Security Group Open High Low LTP No. of Shares Traded Total Turnover(₹ Lac.) No. of Trades RCOM A 14.20 14.39 13.82 14.36 1,24,44,251 1,749.00 3,21,396 JPASSOCIAT A 7.20 7.20 6.83 7.17 66,81,646 465.00 13,157 YESBANK A 182.20 182.60 174.25 180.50 43,14,903 7,655.00 22,148 SUZLON A 5.50 5.53 5.26 5.44 25,47,341 136.00 20,869 SPICEJET A 85.75 87.60 84.70 87.05 22,15,192 1,913.00 10,205

MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

Kotak Securities on Indian Railways   Indian Railways has benefited from the flexi-fare scheme with a recent response to a Lok Sabha question quantifying Rs 10 billion of additional revenues in FY2018 (amount to 7 per cent growth over AC rail revenues in FY2017). With no meaningful loss seen in occupancy in the key Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains, Indian Railways has made changes to its flexi-pricing scheme largely to address the issue of low-occupancy in other trains.    The changes include:    - discontinuation of such scheme in 15 trains and for another 32 trains during the lean period;  - reducing cap on surge pricing now at 1.4X of base rate versus 1.5X earlier; and - graded discount on trains with low occupancy four days prior to chart preparation. These changes would impact travel after 15th March 2019.

MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

Prabhudas Lilladher on Coal India   Rating: HOLD | CMP: Rs 248 | TP: Rs 270   Coal India (COAL) FYTD Volume growth slowed to 5.5% while, the growth in August--December’18 was mere 1% despite severe shortage of coal, led by improved demand from Power sector and pick-up in economic activity. Overall volumes growth would remain weak for rest of FY19e and FY20e due to poor rail connectivity at newly commissioned mines and peaked out Road/Belt route. We factor in 4.8%/5.5% growth in FY19e/FY20e. As happened in the past, margin rich E-auction volumes faced the brunt to meet the volumes tied-up in Power and Non-power FSAs. Led by weak operational performance and rising headwinds due to Govt policy on opening up the sector. We trim our multiple by 9% to 10xFY20e P/E and downgrade the stock to HOLD with TP of Rs270 (Rs330 earlier).

MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

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MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

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MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

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MARKET WRAP: Indices recoup losses; Sensex up 180 pts, Nifty ends at 10,730

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 180 points or 0.5 per cent to settle at 5,650 after witnessing a 700-point swing in the intraday-trade.

Snapping a three-day losing streak, the domestic benchmark indices settled with decent gains on Wednesday, aided by buying in select bluechip counters such as HDFC twins, L&T, Reliance Industries (RIL) and ICICI Bank.

The S&P BSE gained 180 points or 0.5 per cent to settle at 35,650 after witnessing a 700-point swing in the intra-day trade. Bharti Airtel (up 4 per cent) emerged as the top gainer on the index while pharma major Sun Pharma(down nearly 2 per cent) declined the most. 

On NSE, the Nifty50 index added 66 points or 0.62 per cent to close the session at 10,730, with 36 constituents in the green and 14 in the red.

In individual stocks, Brigade Enterprises zoomed 14 per cent on BSE after the brokerage firm Motilal Oswal Securities initiated the coverage on the stock with a Buy rating and 12-month target price of Rs 282. The stock settled at Rs 235 apiece, up 14 per cent. 

Jubilant FoodWorks, which operates the Domino’s franchise, dipped 5 per cent to Rs 1,155, extending its 10 per cent decline in the past two trading days, on concerns of rising employee expenses and higher base and more intense competition from food aggregators. The stock, however, recovered later in the day to end at Rs 1,232, up 1 per cent on BSE. 
 
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended flat at 15,169, down just 1.65 points while the S&P SmallCap index closed the session at 14,439, down 27 points or 0.19 per cent. 

Sectorally, media stocks gained the most, followed by financials and metal counters. The Media pack surged 51 points or 2 per cent to close at 2,465.

Global Markets
 
Asian stock retreated again on Wednesday, extending a rout that began last week as US political uncertainty exacerbated worries over slowing global economic growth.

Investors were unnerved by the US federal government partial shutdown and President Donald Trump’s hostile stance towards the Federal Reserve chairman.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.5 per cent, brushing a two-month low. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.4 per cent while South Korea’s KOSPI shed 1.6 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei, which slumped 5 per cent the previous day, had a volatile session. It swerved in and out of the red, falling more than 1 per cent to a 20-month-low at one stage, before ending the day with a gain of 0.9 per cent.

(with Reuters input)

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