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Downward Movement Hits Indian Equities Markets

Downward Movement Hits Indian Equities Markets

Downward Movement Hits Indian Equities Markets

Indian equities markets entered into a consolidation zone with analysts terming the downward movement as long expected.

A benchmark index fell 5.44 percent from its last weekly close and ended trade below the 16,000-mark.

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The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) ended 914.53 points, or 5.44 percent lower, at 15,896.28 points at the weekly close Friday, as opposed to the previous week’s close at 16,810.81 points.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), too slipped, closing at 4,711.7 points, down 5.7 percent from its last weekly close.

However, companies with large-to-medium market capitalization saw greater selling with the BSE midcap index ending 7.36 percent lower and the BSE smallcap index losing 8.01 percent over the last week.

“This consolidation was expected anyways as the valuations were not commensurate with the earnings of corporates. To an extent a correction in valuations was warranted,” said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equities head of brokerage and capital markets consultancy SMC Capital.

The markets started on a cautious note Monday ahead of the Reserve Bank of India‘s mid-year policy review Tuesday.

The Sensex ended a volatile day at 16,740.50 points — 70.31 points or 0.42 percent lower than Friday’s close.

The Nifty followed a similar trajectory and ended in negative at 4,970.9 points, down 0.52 percent.

Both benchmark indices nosedived Tuesday as the RBI indicated in its policy review that it would start tightening the monetary policy and look at exiting the stimulus measures.

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Data with markets watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) showed that foreign funds were net sellers during the week, having sold scrips worth $12.8 million.

The top gainers this week on the Sensex were

Tata Motors (up 7.2 percent),
Ranbaxy Labs (up 4.8 percent),
Wipro (up 2.9 percent),
Grasim (up 1.6 percent) and
Hindustan Unilever (up 1 percent).

The top losers were :

DLF (down 18.5 percent),
Reliance Capital (down 14.5 percent),
Reliance Infrastructure (down 14.2 percent),
Hindalco (down 13.9 percent) and
Reliance Power (down 12.9 percent).

“Broadly speaking only about one percent of the quarterly results show a sound top line growth. Profits might have increased, but that is not because of increase in core operations – cost cutting and other income have contributed towards it,” said Thunuguntla.

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Corporate India, global cues push Sensex to 13-month high

Corporate India, global cues push Sensex to 13-month high

Corporate India provided a much needed boost to investors this week and buying interest at Indian equities markets resurfaced in the wake of a good set of earnings reports, pushing a key index to a 13-month high.

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Other Asian markets also provided a prop to their Indian peers, with some key indices touching new highs.


The 30-share sensitive index ( Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rose 291.35 points or 1.89 percent over previous Friday’s close and ended trade at 15,670.31 points.

This was its highest closing figure since June 17, 2008.

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The broader S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) followed the Sensex, moving up 1.5 percent from its last weekly close to end at 4,636.45 points.

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Lesser market capitalized scrips did better with the BSE’s midcap index closing 3.52 percent higher than its previous weekly close, while the BSE smallcap index was up 2.57 percent.

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Data with markets watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) showed that foreign funds were net buyers during the week, having bought scrips worth $735.7 million.


In July, foreign investors bought a total of $2.28 billion.

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‘Positive results by corporates is proof that the economy is on the verge of a turnaround. This will continue to help the markets gain momentum,’ said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equity head at SMC Capitals.

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The Nifty, however, closed 0.08 percent higher at 4,572.3 points. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the first quarterly monetary policy review on Tuesday, but it turned out be a non-event for the markets with the central bank maintaining a status quo on key policy rates.


The week’s top gainers on the Sensex were Ambuja Cements (up 14.1 percent), Tata Motors (up 13.1 percent), Tata Power (up 11 percent), TCS (up 9.1 percent) and ITC (up 7.3 percent).


Among losers were Hero Honda (down 7.5 percent), Grasim (down 3.4 percent), Cipla (down 3.1 percent), Reliance Industries (down 3 percent), and Reliance Power (down 2.6 percent).