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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.




Market Outlook & News Round Up for the Week Gone By !

Market Outlook & News Round Up for the Week Gone By !

The trend of most world markets remains up.

However in coming days, domestic markets are likely to remain sideways with mostly a positive bias and its trajectory will hinge on FII inflows, external environment and also on the announcement made by G20 ministers that stimulus measures would continue until recovery is secured.


Moreover Q2 results are just round the corner and there is optimism for results as advance tax collections registered a positive growth in the second quarter after witnessing a negative growth in the first quarter.

The US Dollar index movement last week kept all asset classes very volatile.

Nifty has support between 4750-4640 and Sensex between 16000-15500 levels.

As the markets are going higher, expect the volatility to increase.


News Round Up


Inflation further rose to 0.37 per cent for the week ended September 12, from 0.12 per cent in the previous week due to increasing prices of essential food items.

The wholesale price-based inflation stood at 12.42 per cent during the corresponding week a year ago.


Capital Goods

BHEL has bagged a Rs 365 crore order from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited for supply of four steam generators for India’s second 700 MWe nuclear power station, being set up at Rajasthan Atomic Power Project, Kota.



Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India’s largest tractor maker, is planning to consolidate its stake in Swaraj Engines, as part of a plan to expand the diesel engine business.

路Bajaj Auto Ltd is all set to launch the Kawasaki Ninja 250R motorcycle in India on October 5.

The Ninja 250R is considered to be an entry-level sports bike manufactured by Japanese two-wheeler maker Kawasaki.

The bike would be priced between Rs 1.50 lakh and Rs 2 lakh.


Oil & Gas

ONGC plans to invest nearly Rs 5,000 crore in appraisal of its oil and gas fields off the country’s east coast, where production is likely to start from mid-2010.

Tata Power, which is implementing the 4000 MW Mundra ultra mega power project, has said it will exceed the 2012 target by 800 MW.



Future Group chief Kishore Biyani is looking to hive off hypermarket chain Big Bazaar and list it to unlock value as part of ambitious restructuring and growth plans to become a Rs 25,000-crore group in four years.



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