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Stock Market Highlights, April 4: Sensex ends 351 pts higher, Nifty tops 22,500; HDFC Bank gains 3%, DMart 4%

Stock market Update on Thursday, April 04: In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended mixed with the former down 0.1 per cent but the latter up 0.56 per cent

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Stock Market Highlights, April 4: Sensex ends 351 pts higher, Nifty tops 22,500; HDFC Bank gains 3%, DMart 4%

Closing Bell on April 4: Equity markets charted a U-shaped trajectory on Thuraday, starting and ending the session with healthy gains. The S&P BSE Sensex hit a record high of 74,502 in the early hours, before turning lower for better part of the day. The index gained strength again in the fag-end, closing at 74,228, up 351 points or 0.47 per cent. 

The Nifty50, too, steered a similar course where it hit a lifetime high of 22,169 in opening deals. It, then, turned lower before ending the session at 22,515, up 80 points or 0.36 per cent.

Most of these gains were on account of a 3-per cent rally in the stock of HDFC Bank. That apart, Tech M, Asian Paints, TCS, Titan Company, Maruti Suzuki, Wipro, Bajaj Finserv, and Ktak bank gained over 1 per cent each.

In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended mixed with the former down 0.1 per cent but the latter up 0.56 per cent.

Among sectors, the trend was mixed with the Nifty Private Bank, and IT indices advancing over 1 per cent each, but th Nifty Oil and Gas index down 1.4 per cent. 

3:50 PM

Tech View :: Bank Nifty needs to hold this level to touch 50,000-mark

Following a strong resurgence, the Bank Nifty surged past the significant resistance level of 48,000, coinciding with the peak open interest on the call side. The immediate support for the index has now shifted to 47,500, where the highest open interest is concentrated on the put side. Post the RBI policy announcement, sustaining above the 48,000 level is crucial for the continuation of the uptrend towards the 49,000/50,000 levels.

Views by: Kunal Shah, Senior Technical & Derivative Analyst at LKP Securities
3:49 PM

Tech View :: Key levels on Nifty after Thursday's record high run

The Nifty remained highly volatile as the index fluctuated within the range of 22,300 and 22,600 throughout the day. On the daily chart, the index has formed a hanging man pattern, indicating a potential bearish reversal in the short term.

Immediate support is positioned at 22,300; a decisive drop below this level could lead the index towards 22,000-21,900 in the short term. On the upside, resistance is observed at 22,600-22,650.

Views by: Rupak De, Senior Technical Analyst, LKP Securities
3:48 PM

Comment :: 'Markets eye RBI policy on Friday'

Market breadth displayed a positive trend within a narrow trading range, with attention focused on the RBI's upcoming monetary policy announcement tomorrow. Expectations lean towards the likely status quo in the repo rate due to prevalent inflation worries. Meanwhile, the broader market has shown resilience in select sectors like banks in anticipation of decent Q4 results and exports based on composite PMI data reflecting strong business conditions.

Views by: Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services
3:46 PM

Currency Update :: Rupee ends 1 paise down vs US dollar

3:45 PM

Broader markets :: MidCap index slips, SmaCap holds gains

3:43 PM

Sectoral trends :: Pvt Bank, IT indices up 1% each

3:41 PM

Sensex Heatmap :: HDFC Bank does the heavy lifting for 30-stock index

3:39 PM

CLOSING BELL :: Nifty reclaims 22,500

3:37 PM

CLOSING BELL :: Sensex ends off record highs, gains 351 pts

3:26 PM

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3:18 PM

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3:10 PM

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2:58 PM

Record demand for exports spurs India's services PMI to 61.2 in March

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2:44 PM

Securitisation volume growth slows to 4% in FY24 on HDFC merger: ICRA

The overall securitisation volume growth slowed to 4 per cent in FY24 to Rs 1.88 trillion due to the impact of the HDFC twins merger, domestic rating agency ICRA said on Thursday.

In FY23, the securitisation volume had grown by 33 per cent to Rs 1.80 trillion, and mortgage major HDFC was the biggest originator. Read more

2:28 PM

Recent volatility won't affect rupee's exchange rate, say bankers

The Indian rupee's exchange rate will not be affected by the recent volatility in the currency's exchange-traded derivatives, which was sparked by traders furiously unwinding positions to comply with a central bank rule, four bankers said on Thursday.

The considerable volatility in the rupee's exchange-traded derivatives, particularly options, on Wednesday persisted on Thursday as brokers asked clients to unwind positions or provide proof of underlying forex exposure, market participants said. Read more

Rupee, Indian Rupee

2:15 PM

ONGC, Oil India dip 4% on profit booking after hike in windfall tax

Shares of state-owned oil exploration & production companies Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India slipped 4 per cent on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade after the government hiked the windfall tax on petroleum crude to Rs 6,800 a metric ton from Rs 4,900 with effect from April 4.

The windfall tax, which is revised fortnightly, remains at zero for diesel and aviation turbine fuel. Read more
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1:50 PM

OMCs in focus: HPCL, IOCL fall up to 3% as Brent crude nears $90/bbl

Shares of oil marketing companies were under pressure in Thursday's trade amid a persistent rally in oil prices. Among individual shares, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) declined 3 per cent to Rs 460 per share, while those of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) shed 2.7 per cent to Rs 169 per share.

\Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), too, fell 2.5 per cent to Rs 595.5 per share in the intraday trade. By comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.27 per cent, but the S&P BSE Oil and Gas index was down 1.5 per cent at 1:15 PM. Read more
1:22 PM

Why are Tesla shares falling since January 2024? Here are 4 reasons

The Tesla stock price has plummeted by more than 33 per cent in calendar year 2024 (CY24) to around $170 levels now, marking the electric vehicle giant as the worst performer in the Nasdaq 100 Index and the second worst in the S&P 500 Index.

Technical analysts suggest that the stock has support at $150 levels. A fall below that, they said, can take the counter down further. Read more

1:14 PM

HAL, BEL, Data Patterns: Why is Jefferies bullish on these defence stocks?

Global brokerage firm, Jefferies in its report on India's aerospace and defence electronics related stocks this month, has reiterated its positive view on Bharat Electronics (BEL) and initiated coverage on Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Data Patterns with a 'Buy' rating.

The report states that ongoing global geo-political tensions and India's rising focus on self-reliance has been fueling order flow and revenue growth for Indian firms in the defence space. Read more

1:01 PM

Market Check :: Benchmarks swing back in the green; Nifty tops 22,450

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First Published: Apr 04 2024 | 7:39 AM IST

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