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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.


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.


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.


Foreign Investors Poured $9 Billion in Indian Stock Market :)


Foreign investors have poured Rs 43,837 crore (USD 9.05 billion) into the country’s stock markets so far this year, reflecting confidence of foreign funds in the Indian equity markets.


At the close on Wednesday, overseas investors were gross buyer of shares worth 4,17,121 crore and gross sellers of stocks valued at Rs 3,73,283 crore, resulting in a net flow of Rs 43,837 crore into the stock markets so far this year.

This latest data has been announced by the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).


Significantly, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex has gained nearly 73 per cent so far this year.


The National Stock Exchange barometer Nifty – composed of 50 shares — has also advanced fairly and for the first time in more than a year it touched 5,000 level on Thursday.

(Read more about that on previous blog).

Global fund houses have made a total net investment of Rs 3,564 crore so far in September, according to the SEBI data.


After pulling out a huge sum of Rs 52,986 crore (USD 11.9 billion) from the local stock markets, foreign investors are now moving their money towards emerging economies like India.


However in debt market segment, overseas investors have not turned net investor so far this year.

FIIs were net sellers of debt instruments worth Rs 527 crore (USD 49 million) in 2009 so far according to the latest data received from the market regulatory body,SEBI.


FII Net Inflow Crossed $8 Billion in 8 Months :)

FII Net Inflow

FIIs’ net investments in Indian equities crossed $8 billion in calendar 2009 with foreigners buying stocks worth $274 million on Friday.


At the end of July, net inflows from FIIs stood at $7.3 billion and it took another 20 trading sessions before net inflows crossed the $8-billion mark, the first time this year.

The sensex has risen 65% till now in 2009.


Last year, hit by recession back home FIIs took out nearly $12 billion from Indian stock markets but with sentiment improving from March this year, they have returned with net investment amounting to $9.3 billion, Sebi data shows.


Data include stocks bought by FIIs through QIPs and public offers, buybacks and also investments in unlisted companies, fund flow trackers said.


As per experts this phenomena has happened because India is being considered as one of the better performing market since the October crash.


Experts maintains that despite immediate headwinds such as impact of poor monsoons on agriculture and uncertain rural economy, the growth potential in the economy cannot be overlooked.


“Investors will be looking for value and India could be very well the destination” experts pointed out.

With FIIs holding 16% of India’s biggest 500 companies, market experts believe FII holding may rival the 19.1% peak in 2007 as the third-largest Asian economy continues to grow at a decent pace.


FII infusion tops $60bn

FII infusion tops $60bn

FII infusion tops $60bn

Total investments by FIIs in domestic equities have crossed the $60 billion mark — the first time since June 2008 — in what could be gauged as renewed commitment by overseas investors to the Indian stock market.

Since March this year, foreign investors have once again started aggressive buying as they have pumped in nearly $7 billion in just 60 days, according to Sebi data.

Extrapolating the numbers would mean that the FIIs have invested (net) of around $120 million every day since March 9. This has led to the net investment position of FIIs increase from $53.3 billion in March 9 to over $60.3 billion till June 10.

The data pertains to all the activities undertaken by FIIs in Indian securities market, including trades done in secondary market, primary market (IPO) and activities involved in right/bonus issues, private placement, merger & acquisition.

As on date, the number of registered FIIs is 1,660 and the number of registered sub-accounts has crossed the 5,000 mark.
The sheer pace of incoming foreign money has made FIIs net buyers to the tune of $5.2 billion in 2009 even as they were net sellers of nearly $12 billion in 2008, Sebi data showed.

Re rises over 10% from March: Rupee ended at 47.24/25 per dollar, about 0.5% stronger than 47.48/49 at close on Tuesday. Foreign institutional investors inflows of nearly $7 billion since early March have helped the rupee climb about 10.5% from its low of 52.2 recorded at the same time.