Shares of companies having exposure to Europe rallied on Thursday after the European Union and Britain agreed on a new Brexit deal. The latest deal would pave the way for Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Tata Motors, which generated 16.3% of its revenue from the UK, rallied as much as 9.8% to close at Rs 138.15 on the BSE – its highest level since July 29. The m-cap Tata Motors increased by Rs 4,262 crore to Rs 43,449 crore on Thursday. “Retails sales in Europe declined 4.5% y-o-y on account of continuing diesel uncertainty, Brexit and the change to more stringent world harmonised light vehicle testing procedure (WLTP) emissions testing regime,” Tata Motors said in its FY19 annual report.
The Sensex surged 453.07 points on Thursday to mark its fifth day of gains. The benchmark index closed at 39,052.06 points and has gained over 3% in the last five sessions. The Nifty spiked 122.35 points, or 1.07%, to settle at 11,586.35.
While the stock of Motherson Sumi Systems clocked its biggest single-day gain of 9.3%, Mastek and Tata Elxsi surged up to 5.4%. About half of Tata Elxsi’s revenue was generated from Europe in FY19, whereas 73.9% of Mastek’s revenue came from the UK, Bloomberg data showed.
The BSE Auto index, the best performing sectoral index on Thursday, gained nearly 3% to end at an over three-month high of 17,709.05 points.
Siddharth Khemka, head of retail research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, said: “Britain and the EU have finally struck an outline Brexit deal after days of intense negotiations, though it must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and UK Parliaments. With Brexit deal approved and hopes of US-China reaching close to partial negotiation, market sentiments have turned positive.”