Share Market Highlights: Monday madness on D-Street as Sensex nose-dives 525 points on closing, Nifty gives up 17400

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Updated: September 20, 2021 4:25:46 pm

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic equity benchmark indices BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 closed deep in the red after a volatile trading session. Bank Nifty ended with losses.

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Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic benchmark indices made a smart intra-day recovery after opening with losses but failed to hold gains and closed the day deep in the red. On the closing bell, S&P BSE Sensex was down 525 points or 0.89% at 58,490 while the NSE Nifty 50 index was down 188 points or 1.07% at 17,396. Bank Nifty ended 1.76% lower at 37,175. India VIX zoomed 14.85% during the day to close at 17.49. Broader markets ended in the red. Hindustan Unilever was the top Sensex gainer, ending 2.96% higher, followed by Bajaj Finserv, and ITC. Tata Steel shares tanked 9.53%, followed by State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, and HDFC.

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    16:25 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Monday massacre: Sensex, Nifty nosedive nearly 1% each, are bears back to haunt Dalal Street?

    Monday madness on Dalal Street forced Sensex and Nifty to end deep in the red with losses, giving up intra-day gains. On the closing bell, S&P BSE Sensex was down 525 points or 0.89% at 58,490 while the NSE Nifty 50 index was down 188 points or 1.07% at 17,396. Hindustan Unilever was the top Sensex gainer, ending 2.96% higher, followed by Bajaj Finserv, and ITC. Tata Steel shares tanked 9.53%, followed by State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, and HDFC. Bank Nifty ended 1.76% lower at 37,175. India VIX zoomed 14.85% during the day to close at 17.49. Broader markets ended in the red. 

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    15:53 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Dow futures tank 400 pts ahead of Fed meet as US stock indices, FAANGM turn negative month-to-date

    Dow Jones futures were trading 500 points lower on Monday hinting at a turbulent start for US stock markets later today. US stock futures tanked after Dow Jones Industrial, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ ended deep in red on Friday, marking the third consecutive week of losses and turning negative month-to-date. Along with Dow futures, NASDAQ and S&P 500 futures were also down with losses ahead of US Federal Reserve’s September meeting scheduled to end on Wednesday this week. Investors will be keenly watching US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s address later in the week.

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    15:33 (IST)20 Sep 2021

    Domestic equity benchmark indices BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 closed deep in the red after a volatile trading session. Bank Nifty ended with losses.

    15:23 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Nifty gives up 17,400

    Nifty 50 gave up 17,400 during the dying hours of trade on Monday. The index dell 190 points or 1.09% to trade at 17,391.

    15:13 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    India VIX skyrockets

    India VIX, the volatility gauge of domestic stock markets, zoomed 12.34% on Monday as headline indices tanked. The fear index was sitting above 17 levels.

    15:07 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Nifty support at 17,350

    "Nifty Technical support seen at 17,350; Expect volatility to settle down by Wednesday; Fed meet (tomorrow) + also China is closed today/tomorrow so any regulatory support would come only by Wednesday," said Rahul Sharma, Director & Head - Research, JM Financial.

    15:00 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Nifty Metal index down 5.7%

    Nifty Metal index was down 5.7% with just minutes left before the closing bell. National Aluminium Company, Tata Steel, and Jindal Steel were among the worst performers, falling more than 8% each. SAIL was down 5.91%.

    14:53 (IST)20 Sep 2021
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    14:47 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Formalisation in Indian economy: Invest in good quality, clean companies; don’t look at valuation in isolation

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    14:46 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Sensex, Nifty deep in red

    Benchmark indices were sitting deep in red with less than an hour left before the closing bell. Nifty was just above 17,450. 

    14:28 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Sensex tumbles over 400 pts from day's high

    BSE Sensex tanked 442 points from day's high in the afternoon session on Monday, on the back of profit booking

    14:18 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    ITC share price hits new 52-week high, rallies 12% in one week; should you buy, sell or hold?

    ITC share price extended the rally, rising over 2 per cent to Rs 239.40 apiece on BSE in intraday deals on Monday. The stock surpassed its previous high of Rs 239.15 apiece, touched on 9 February 2021. ITC share price has rallied over 12 per cent in the last one week, as compared to a rise of 1.8 per cent in S&P BSE Sensex. Technical analysts see ITC stock hitting Rs 250 apiece, a gain of a further 4.4 per cent from current levels, suggesting investors to buy the stock. ITC has seen some retracement after hitting a new high. “Technically, it has strong resistance at 238-239 zone. If the price moves above 239, it would result in an actual breakout. At present, it has just attempted a breakout and has retraced after meeting resistance. Fresh buy is advised if the stock moves above 239,” Milan Vaishnav, CMT, MSTA, Consulting Technical Analyst and founder, Gemstone Equity Research & Advisory Services, told Financial Express Online.

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    13:09 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    How to select the right ELSS fund and create wealth

    When you embark on an investment journey, you are often confronted with questions about the products that can work best for you. One instrument that probably works on both returns and tax-saving aspects is Equity-Linked Savings Schemes or ELSS. It is a diversified equity scheme that not only helps you in achieving long-term financial goals but also helps get a tax deduction benefit of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for your investments under Section 80C of the I-T Act. ELSS comes with a mandatory lock-in period of three years, which means you cannot redeem or switch during this duration. Therefore, it becomes extremely important to choose the right scheme for yourself to get the best results.

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    12:11 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    TCS, Infosys, Wipro share price targets raised, may rally up to 40%; Edelweiss ups IT stocks targets

    TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra, and other IT stocks may remain in strong upward momentum, continuing the stellar performance of the last 18 months, said domestic brokerage and research firm Edelweiss Securities. The brokerage firm has been bullish on domestic IT stocks for the last couple of months now; however, it said it has “underestimated the tidal digital wave on both growth and margins”. “We now forecast industry revenue growth for the next three years will be 18-20% while margins, on average, will expand 100-200bps vis-a-vis FY21 led by pricing power and many of the costs not returning to pre-pandemic levels ever,” Edelweiss said.

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    12:02 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Paras Defence IPO opens tomorrow, grey market premium more than doubles; should you subscribe?

    Paras Defence and Space Technologies Rs 170.77-crore IPO is scheduled to open for subscription on 21 September, at a price band of Rs 165-175 per share of the face of Rs 10 each. In the primary market, the premium has more than doubled from the issue price. On Monday, Paras Defence and Space Technologies were trading at Rs 370, a premium of Rs 195 or 111 per cent, in the grey market, according to people who deal in unlisted shares of the company. The company does not have any listed industry peers in India.

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    11:53 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Sensex, Nifty trim gains

    Sensex and Nifty were dancing between gains and losses on Monday morning after trimming their gains. Bank Nifty was down in the red while Bank Nifty was up 7.8%.

    11:52 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Nifty open interest Put Call Ratio falls

    Nifty Open Interest Put Call Ratio fell sharply to 1.15 levels from 1.58 levels. Amongst the Nifty options (23-Sep Expiry), Put writing was seen at 17300-17500 levels, Indicating Nifty is likely to find support in the vicinity of 17300 - 17500 levels. On the higher side, an immediate resistance is seen in the vicinity of 17700 - 17800 levels where we have seen Call writing.

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    11:48 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    USD-INR may move towards 73.80-90 today

    A weaker global bias on account of China’s deteriorating fundamentals and rising tapering expectations from the Fed is setting a bullish tone for the USD. And hence, the USDINR could move towards its upper hand of 73.80-90 today. If that is taken out then we could move towards 74.20-74.40 levels. On the contrary side, support lies at 73.50 and 73.30 levels. Amit Pabari, managing director, CR Forex Advisors

    11:17 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    17700 – 17800 immediate hurdles for Nifty

    "17700 – 17800 are to be seen as immediate hurdles; whereas on the flipside, 17450 – 17250 should be treated as key supports. The first sign of real weakness would come only if we start sliding below the lower range," said Sameet Chavan, Chief Analyst-Technical and Derivatives, Angel Broking.

    10:22 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Sensex regains 59,000

    Sensex has regained 59,000 mark on Monday morning after opening deep in the red. Nifty was above 17,550.

    10:15 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Nifty needs to hold above 17400

    "The Nifty has opened with a gap down this morning. What needs to be monitored is whether it breaks the low of 17400. If that were to happen, we could slide further to 17250-17300. This would be more of a short term move. The medium-term trend continues to remain positive until we do not break 17100 on a closing basis," said Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments.

    10:14 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Sensex, Nifty cut losses

    Sensex trades flat with a negative bias, but still below 59,000. Nifty 50 was hovering 17,550.

    09:37 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Gold price slips on strong dollar; bullion rates expected to trade sideways this week

    Commodity prices traded lower with most of the commodities in non-agro segment witnessed selling except Crude oil. Bullion prices traded lower on a stronger dollar and FED tapering expectations. Base metals traded down on weak China cues amid real estate crisis and lower demand. Crude oil prices extended weekly gains on higher demand outlook and lower supply from Gulf of Mexico.

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    09:22 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Crucial support for Nifty 50 at 17,300

    "Asian shares eased and the dollar held firm on Monday ahead of a week graced with no less than a dozen central bank meetings, highlighted by the federal reserve which is likely to take another step toward tapering. US Stocks ended sharply lower in a broad sell-off on Friday, ending a week buffeted by strong economic data, corporate tax hike worries, the delta COVID variant, and possible shifts in the US Federal Reserve’s timeline for tapering asset purchases. Ten-year Treasury yields have risen ahead of the Fed meeting this week where policy makers are expected to start laying the groundwork for pairing stimulus .Oil down on stronger greenback, rising US rig count. Iron ore will be closely watched after falling below $100 a metric ton for the first time in more than a year. Stock specific actions can be witnessed in stocks such as Sobha Ltd (Chief Financial Officer Subash Mohan Bhat has resigned. He will continue in his position till a new CFO is appointed) Bajaj Holdings (Board has approved an interim dividend of Rs 90 per equity share. The record date for the interim dividend will be Sept. 29, 2021). Crucial support for Nifty 50 is 17,300 while Nifty may face some resistance at 17,600," said Mohit Nigam, Head - PMS, Hem Securities.

    09:18 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Opening bell

    Sensex and Nifty started the day's trade deep in red. Sensex slipped below 59,000 mark while Nifty was near 17,450.

    09:08 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Dalal Street set up open in red

    "Nifty is expected to open with a gap down of 150 points around its support zone at 17450. Traders need to be cautious and need to keep a strict stoploss. Any close below 17400 may take Nifty up 17250. Trend in Nifty is bullish and shorts are not advised as long as it is trading over 17200," said Gaurav Udani, CEO & Founder, ThincRedBlu Securities. 

    09:08 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Sensex, Nifty set to open in red

    Sensex was down near 58,632 during the pre-open session while Nifty was just shy of 17,450 mark. Benchmark indices look set to open with losses on Monday.

    09:03 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Sensex, Nifty dive

    Sensex was down more than 300 points in pre-open session while Nifty 40 was nearing 17,400 during the pre-open session.

    08:50 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Wipro, Zomato, Vodafone Idea, PNB, Yes Bank, Dish TV, Cadila Healthcare stocks in focus

    Nifty futures extended losses, were now trading 162 points or 0.92 per cent down at 17439.50 on the Singaporean Exchange. BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were set to witness a gap-down start today. Analysts say that the constitution of a 'Bad Bank' is a positive development as the focus remains on faster resolution of stressed assets, which will improve the balance sheet of the banks. "Valuations are not comfortable and hence could lead to bouts of profit booking. The weak global cues on account of worry over slower economic growth and rising Delta variant cases globally would market oscillating between greed and fear," said Siddhartha Khemka, Head - Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, said.

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    08:39 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    SGX Nifty suggests gap-down start for Sensex, Nifty; 5 things to know before market opens

    Nifty futures tanked 134.50 points or 0.76 per cent in the early trade on Singaporean Exchange, suggesting a gap-down start for BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 for Monday. Equity benchmarks surged to their fresh lifetime peaks on Friday. During the last week, the 30-share BSE benchmark jumped 710 points or 1.21 per cent. With no major domestic macroeconomic data announcement this week, investors would keenly track the US Fed interest rate decision and other global trends to decide its further movement. Moreover, market participants would also track foreign institutional investors movement, rupee-dollar trend, brent crude, and other global cues.

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    08:31 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Buy these two stocks for gains; Nifty resistance at 17800–17850, Bank Nifty likely to outperform

    Nifty 50 traded in a band of almost 200 points between September 6 and September 14 without giving any meaningful indication. On September 15, the Benchmark index finally witnessed a breakout on the higher side of a narrow range consolidation pattern and continued to trade higher for the next couple of trading sessions and registered its lifetime high of 17792 on September 17. 

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    08:01 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    SGX Nifty tanks

    SGX Nifty was down 140 points ahead of the opening bell. Nifty futures trading deep in red ahead of the opening was hinting at a negative start for domestic markets.

    08:00 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Shapoorji Pallonji Group sells Eureka Forbes to Advent in Rs 4,400-crore deal

    The Shapoorji Pallonji Group on Sunday announced the sale of its consumer durables business under the Eureka Forbes label to American private equity fund Advent International. Under a Rs 4,400-crore deal, the PE firm will acquire a controlling stake of 72.56% in the business, which will come under a standalone company.

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