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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 187 pts up, reclaims 34,000 mark; Airtel rises 10%

Among the sectoral indices, Nifty Financial Service index settled 1.4 per cent higher led by Bajaj Finance and IIFL.

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

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The benchmark indices snapped their four-session losing streak, ending over 0.5 per cent higher on Wednesday led by a rise in financial and OMC stocks ahead of the expiry of October-series futures and options (F&O) contracts.

The S&P BSE ended at 34,034, up 187 points, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,225, up 78 points.

Among the sectoral indices, Financial Service index settled 1.4 per cent higher led by Bajaj Finance and IIFL.

Among key stocks, Bharti Airtel surged over 10 per cent to end at Rs 317 on the BSE after the telecom service provider said that the global investors comprising Warburg Pincus, Temasek, Singtel, SoftBank Group International and others will invest $1.25 billion in company’s subsidiary Airtel Africa.

Bajaj Auto fell 4.3 per cent to settle at Rs 2,475 on the BSE after the company’s ebitda (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) margin declined by 280 basis points at 18% in September quarter (Q2FY19), owing to higher input costs, adverse product mix and increase in incentives. The company had ebitda margin at 20.8% in the same quarter last fiscal. Bajaj Auto reported a single digit 4% year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth in its net profit at Rs 11.52 billion in Q2FY19 against Rs 11.12 billion in the corresponding quarter of last fiscal. Net sales grew 22% at Rs 80.71 billion on Y-o-Y basis.

In other stocks, BPCL, HPCL and IOC rose in the range of 4 per cent to 6.6 per cent higher on the BSE following a dip in global oil prices.

Earlier in the day, the rupee hit a three-week high of 73.14 per dollar in intra-day trade, up from its previous close of 73.57 per dollar.
 
Global Markets

Asian stocks turned up on Wednesday as fresh signs of stimulus from China propped up sentiment despite Wall Street's overnight losses, while oil approached two-month lows after Saudi Arabia flagged possible supply increases.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was last up 0.2 per cent following a decline of more than 2 per cent in the previous session.

Global stocks have suffered this week on worries about US earnings, Italian government finances, US trade tensions and mounting pressure on Saudi Arabia over the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.25 per cent while the volatile Shanghai Composite Index was last up 1 per cent, supported by fresh signs of government support. South Korea's KOSPI was 0.3 per cent lower and Japan's Nikkei added 0.5 per cent.
 
(with Reuters input)
 

First Published: Wed, October 24 2018. 08:08 IST
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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 187 pts up, reclaims 34,000 mark; Airtel rises 10%

Among the sectoral indices, Nifty Financial Service index settled 1.4 per cent higher led by Bajaj Finance and IIFL.

The benchmark indices snapped their four-session losing streak, ending over 0.5 per cent higher on Wednesday led by a rise in financial and OMC stocks ahead of the expiry of October-series futures and options (F&O) contracts.

The S&P BSE ended at 34,034, up 187 points, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,225, up 78 points.

Among the sectoral indices, Financial Service index settled 1.4 per cent higher led by Bajaj Finance and IIFL.

Among key stocks, Bharti Airtel surged over 10 per cent to end at Rs 317 on the BSE after the telecom service provider said that the global investors comprising Warburg Pincus, Temasek, Singtel, SoftBank Group International and others will invest $1.25 billion in company’s subsidiary Airtel Africa.

Bajaj Auto fell 4.3 per cent to settle at Rs 2,475 on the BSE after the company’s ebitda (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) margin declined by 280 basis points at 18% in September quarter (Q2FY19), owing to higher input costs, adverse product mix and increase in incentives. The company had ebitda margin at 20.8% in the same quarter last fiscal. Bajaj Auto reported a single digit 4% year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth in its net profit at Rs 11.52 billion in Q2FY19 against Rs 11.12 billion in the corresponding quarter of last fiscal. Net sales grew 22% at Rs 80.71 billion on Y-o-Y basis.

In other stocks, BPCL, HPCL and IOC rose in the range of 4 per cent to 6.6 per cent higher on the BSE following a dip in global oil prices.

Earlier in the day, the rupee hit a three-week high of 73.14 per dollar in intra-day trade, up from its previous close of 73.57 per dollar.
 
Global Markets

Asian stocks turned up on Wednesday as fresh signs of stimulus from China propped up sentiment despite Wall Street's overnight losses, while oil approached two-month lows after Saudi Arabia flagged possible supply increases.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was last up 0.2 per cent following a decline of more than 2 per cent in the previous session.

Global stocks have suffered this week on worries about US earnings, Italian government finances, US trade tensions and mounting pressure on Saudi Arabia over the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.25 per cent while the volatile Shanghai Composite Index was last up 1 per cent, supported by fresh signs of government support. South Korea's KOSPI was 0.3 per cent lower and Japan's Nikkei added 0.5 per cent.
 
(with Reuters input)
 

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