Sensex logs new all-time high, Nifty too ends at record high; ITC, RIL, HDFC twins, ICICI Bank shares shine

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Share Market Today: Indian stock markets (Sensex and Nifty) surged to record highs in the late afternoon deals with BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty finishing at all-time highs following the sharp rally in the shares of ITC, RIL, ICICI Bank, HDFC, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank.

Share Market Today: Earlier yesterday, both the key equity indices, Sensex and Nifty, concluded at their respective closing all-time highs. (Image: Reuters)

Share Market Today: Indian stock markets (Sensex and Nifty) surged to record highs in the late afternoon deals with BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty finishing at all-time highs following the sharp rally in the shares of ITC, RIL, ICICI Bank, HDFC, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank. Both the key indices Sensex and Nifty edged higher in the late trade on the sustained upsurge in the shares of ITC, RIL, HDFC, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank. The markets traded higher in the afternoon deals on Friday holding the early gains with BSE Sensex flirting with 37,300 and NSE Nifty hitting fresh all-time high following the uptick in ITC coupled with a rally in RIL and HDFC Bank shares.

India’s share markets held the early gains and traded higher in the mid-morning deals on Friday with BSE Sensex hitting a new all-time high of 37,327 and NSE Nifty touching a fresh peak of 11,253.9 following the boost from ITC, RIL, ICICI Bank, SBI and Infosys shares. Shares of heavyweight scrip RIL (Reliance Industries Ltd) joined the stock market rally steering Sensex and Nifty to hit new all-time highs. The oil-to-textile-to-telecom conglomerate RIL led by India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani is scheduled to report its Q1 FY19 earnings.

The domestic stock markets went beyond the early session peaks in the late morning deals with BSE Sensex rallying 340 points to hit an all-new all-time high and NSE Nifty surpassing the key level of 11,250 for the first time in stock market history.

Shares of India’s largest FMCG firm ITC were the biggest gainers among all the components of Sensex and Nifty on Friday. ITC share price on Friday rose more than 6% to hit a 52-week high following the Q1 FY19 financial results. Indian equities started higher on Friday with BSE Sensex hitting a fresh all-time high for the fifth day in a row and NSE Nifty breaching the psychological level of 11,200. Earlier yesterday, both the key equity indices, Sensex and Nifty, concluded at their respective closing all-time highs following the sharp rally in the shares of ICICI Bank and SBI.

Meanwhile today, Asian stocks struggled to gain traction on Friday, following a mixed Wall Street finish and as the worsening Sino-US trade dispute kept investors in the region cautious, despite signs of rapprochement between the United States and Europe, Reuters said in a report.

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15:30 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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15:25 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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15:22 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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15:14 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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14:58 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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14:23 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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14:18 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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13:24 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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Shares of IL&FS Transportation Networks zoomed nearly 19% on Friday after the company concluded the proposal of a rights issue. Following the development, IL&FS Transportation Networks shares rose 18.85% to a day's high of Rs 43.50. 

"The board of directors of the company concluded today at 12.15 p.m., the proposal for issue of equity shares of the face value of Rs 10 each of the company to the existing shareholders of the company on a rights basis ('rights issue') upto Rs 3,000 crore was approved subject to all applicable statutory and regulatory approvals," IL&FS Transportation Networks said in an exchange filing. 

13:12 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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13:00 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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12:58 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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12:54 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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12:50 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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12:48 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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12:40 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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12:33 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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"PayPay Corporation, a joint venture established by SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) and Yahoo Japan Corporation (“Yahoo Japan”), today announced that the company will launch “PayPay” smartphone payment services using barcodes (QR code) in fall 2018. PayPay Corporation will team up with India's largest digital payment company Paytm, a SoftBank Vision Fund portfolio company, to utilize Paytm's technology and expertise in mobile payments," SoftBank said in a statement. 

12:29 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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Shares of industry heavyweights -- ITC (India's largest FMCG firm) & RIL (India's second largest firm) -- provided the biggest boost to Sensex and Nifty on Friday. On a collective basis, RIL and ITC shares alone added more than 180 points to the Sensex uptick. The boost provided by these stocks vastly outperformed the wipeout due to the plunge in shares of HUL and TCS.

12:20 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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12:13 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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The Indian rupee fell as much as 17 paise in the afternoon session against US dollar at the interbank foreign exchange market. The rupee dropped by 17 paise at 68.71 apiece US dollar from a day's high of 68.5350, Bloomberg data showed. 

12:11 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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12:06 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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11:54 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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11:51 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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Shares of the domestic research, advisory and brokerage firm Motilal Oswal Financial Services rose more than 10% in the early afternoon deals on Friday. The stock of Motilal Oswal Financial Services jumped 10.83% to day's high of Rs 930 on BSE today. The stock was the biggest gainer among 'A' group on BSE today. 

11:34 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
PSU Bank stocks rally for second straight day | Nifty PSU Bank up 1%

11:17 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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BSE Sensex geared up again in the mid-morning deals on Friday and hit a fresh lifetime peak at 37,327, up by 342.36 points and NSE Nifty touched a fresh top of 11,253.9, up by 86.6 points. 

11:15 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Bharti Airtel gains 4%

Shares of telecom giant Bharti Airtel rose more than 4% following the better-than-expected Q1 FY19 financial results. The stock of Bharti Airtel surged 4.5% to a day's high of Rs 373.9. According to a Reuters report, out of the 30 brokerages covering the stock, 22 rates it "buy" or higher, four rates it "hold" and four "sell" or lower with a median price target Rs 500.

11:10 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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11:05 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Chinese yuan drops vs US dollar

China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Friday, breaching the key 6.8 per dollar level, dragged lower by a weaker midpoint and fears of further depreciation amid Sino-U.S. trade tensions.

10:59 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Biocon up 9% on Q1 FY19 results

Shares of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw founded pharmaceuticals company Biocon surged more than 9% in the morning session on Friday after the Bengaluru-based biopharmaceutical company reported a rise of 47% in the April-June quarter. The stock of Biocon was the biggest gainer among all the components of Nifty Pharma index. Today, Biocon shares saw their biggest intraday percentage gain since 4 December 2017.

10:45 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Market at records: Sensex, Nifty resistance and support levels.

The S&P BSE Sensex hit the all-time high for the fifth straight day on Friday on the back of corporate earnings optimism. BSE Sensex has touched an all-time peak of 37,325.62 while NSE Nifty marked an all-time high at 11,252.9 on Friday. According to a Reuters report, the 30-share barometer Sensex may test a resistance at 37,618.55 while wider share indicator Nifty may test next resistance at 11,305.94. 

Sensex support level: 37,106.14 | Nifty support level: 11,162.05 (Source: Reuters)

10:36 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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The benchmark Nifty FMCG index was the biggest gainer among all the sectoral indices on NSE following the sharp uptick in the share price of ITC.

10:33 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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10:32 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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Sensex Live: The benchmark Sensex index hit an all-new all-time high in the mid-morning deals following the big upmove in the shares of ITC and a considerable upsurge in shares of ICICI Bank, SBI, Axis Bank, Reliance Industries, Bharti Airtel and Kotak Mahindra Bank. BSE Sensex added as much as 340.98 points to hit a fresh all-time high at 37,325.62 while NSE Nifty advanced 85.6 points to hit a lifetime peak of 11,252.90.

10:28 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
ITC share price target raised

Following the ITC's Q1 earnings release, the global research and brokerage firm has raised its target price to Rs 345 per equity share from Rs 330 and has maintained a buy rating. With improving growth trajectory (both top line and bottom line), less likelihood of increase in cess on cigarette and strong valuation comfort, ITC can potentially outperform the sector over the next 6-9 months, Jefferies was seen as saying in a Reuters report. CLSA Research has raised target price to Rs 390 from Rs 340 with "buy" rating given strong Q1, Reuters reported. 

10:24 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Asian stock markets edge higher

Asian shares were mostly higher early Friday as investors shrugged off Facebook's nearly $120 billion overnight plunge in market value, the biggest-ever one-day loss in dollar value for a US company, AP said in a report. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.3% to 22,648.67, South Korea Kospi edged 0.1% higher to 2,290.98 while China's Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.1% to 2,880.51 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was little changed at 28.769.49, the report added. 

10:11 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Bharti Airtel gains over 2%

Shares of Bharti Airtel rose more than 2% on Thursday following the Q1 earnings release. Bharti Airtel reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 97 crore for the April-June period of FY19. However, Bharti Airtel posted its first ever loss of Rs 940 crore from its India business for the June quarter. The stock of Bharti Airtel surged 2.6% to Rs 366.9 from a share price level of Rs 357.6 on BSE today. 

10:01 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
ITC soars 6%

Shares of ITC extended morning gains in the early session and surged more than 6% to hit a fresh 52-week high. The stock of ITC gained 6.53% to a fresh 52-week high of Rs  305.90 on BSE today. 

09:58 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
ITC Q1 FY19 results play!

India's largest FMCG company ITC reported better-than-expected Q1 FY19 results on Thursday with net profit rising 10% following the lower excise duty on manufactured goods. ITC's net profit increased 10% to Rs 28.19 billion in the first quarter ended 30 June from Rs 25.61 billion in the same period a year earlier. Excise duty paid during the quarter fell to Rs 1.68 billion from Rs 38.46 billion a year ago.

09:49 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
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09:43 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
ITC rallies 5%, hits 52-week high

Shares of India's largest FMCG company ITC surged more than 5% in the morning session to hit a 52-week high on Friday. The stock of ITC rallied 5.45% to a 52-week high of Rs 302.85 from a share price level of Rs 287.2 on NSE today. 

Earlier yesterday, the massive plunge in Facebook Inc's shares pushed the Nasdaq down more than 1%, the index's biggest one-day drop in a month, but industrial stocks rose after the United States and the European Union said they would negotiate on trade, a Reuters report said. Facebook shares dived 19% their biggest ever one-day percentage drop, after the social media giant forecast years of lower profit margins. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.44% to 25,527.07, the S&P 500 lost 0.30% to 2,837.44 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.01% to 7,852.19, the report added.
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