Market Highlights: Sensex closes at 54,525, Nifty ends in green at 16,282; Tata Steel, NTPC top gainers

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Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic benchmark indices trimmed losses in the final hour of trade to close the day flat. S&P BSE Sensex closed 28 points lower at 54,526 points while the NSE Nifty 50 ended 2 points higher at 16,282. Bank Nifty failed to mirror the up-move and closed 0.63% lower on Wednesday. Broader markets were largely in the red, except the Nifty Midcap 50 index that closed 0.26% higher. Tata Steel closed 3.8% higher as the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, Power Grid, and Reliance Industries. On the other end of the table, Kotak Mahindra Bank was down 1.9% as the worst Sensex performer of the day, followed by Bajaj Auto, Sun Pharma, and Nestle India.

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    16:17 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Sensex, Nifty rebound from lows to end flat; here's what experts make of today's trade

    Domestic benchmark indices rebounded from intra-day lows in the dying hour of trade on Wednesday to close flat. S&P BSE Sensex closed 28 points lower at 54,526 points while the NSE Nifty 50 ended 2 points higher at 16,282. Tata Steel closed 3.8% higher as the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, Power Grid, and Reliance Industries. On the other end of the table, Kotak Mahindra Bank was down 1.9% as the worst Sensex performer of the day, followed by Bajaj Auto, Sun Pharma, and Nestle India. Bank Nifty failed to mirror the up-move and closed 0.63% lower on Wednesday. Broader markets were largely in the red, except the Nifty Midcap 50 index that closed 0.26% higher. 

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    15:34 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    CLOSING BELL

    Domestic benchmark indices trimmed losses in the dying hour of trade to end flat. Bank Nifty ended the day 0.59% lower. 

    15:22 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Softbank trims stake in major US tech stocks; sells Google, Facebook, Microsoft shares in Q1

    SoftBank has sold its stake in leading US technology companies during the April-June quarter, according to the company’s quarterly report. Shares of Google’s parent company Alphabet, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, Microsoft, and streaming service Netflix were sold during the quarter by Masayoshi Son’s company. SoftBank also trimmed its stake in Amazon during the quarter. The Tokyo based multinational conglomerate, SoftBank, invests in listed stocks through its arm SB Northstar trading. During the first three months of this fiscal year, the tech-heavy NASDAQ index jumped nearly 20%.

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    15:06 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Sensex, Nifty trade flat

    Sensex trimmed most gains to trade flat with a negative bias just ahead of the closing bell. Sensex was above 54,500. Nifty was above 16,250.

    14:14 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Top Sensex gainers

    With a little over an hour to go before the closing bell, Tata Steel was up 3.12% as the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, Power Grid, and Bajaj Finserv.

    13:49 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nifty Midcap 50 in green

    The Nifty Midcap 50 index was trading with gains on Wednesday while the broader markets and benchmark indices, although up from lows, were still in the red. The Midcap index was up 0.15%.

    13:26 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Sensex, Nifty continue to trim losses

    Sensex was now down less than 100 points, regaining 54,400 while Nifty was above 16,250.

    13:25 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Reduce Siemens

    Siemens India Ltd (SIL) delivered revenue/EBITDA/APAT miss of 14%/38/40%, impacted by disruptions induced by the second wave and the lockdown that followed. Margins across all segments increased YoY on a low base and dipped sequentially except for mobility. Strong demand for digital technologies, including cybersecurity solutions, helped the digital industries vertical grow 276% YoY, the most among all segments. SIL commented on seeing the first benefit out of C&S business with integration still on track. With new orders at INR 43bn (16Q high), the order book stands at an all-time high of INR 143bn. We roll forward our valuation (35x) to Sep-23E and arrive at a target price of INR 1,860 vs INR 1,811 Mar-23E. Given punchy valuations, we maintain REDUCE on SIL. We have cut our FY21/22/23E EPS estimates by 22.5/7.8/1.7% respectively on account of weak execution.

    ~ HDFC Securities

    12:50 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nuvoco Vistas IPO undersubscribed so far on final day; grey market premium remains weak

    Nuvoco Vistas Rs 5,000 crore IPO remain undersubscribed so far on the final day of bidding. All pockets of investors remain undersubscribed with the overall subscription reaching just 53% today. The IPO can be subscribed to in the fixed price band of Rs Rs 560-580 per share, in a bid lot of 26 shares. In the unlisted space, shares of Nuvoco Vistas have only managed to garner a weak premium, according to people dealing in the grey market. The Nirma Group company is the fifth largest cement company in India and the largest cement company in East India in terms of capacity. Currently, investors have the option to bid for four IPOs, two of whom close today. 

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    12:42 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India VIX cools down

    India VIX, the volatility gauge, was down from its highs but still in the green. The Fear gauge was again below the 13 level mark as benchmark indices trimmed losses.

    12:38 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Sensex, Nifty trim losses

    Sensex was down 190 points, moving above 54,350 mark while Nifty was moving closer to 16,250 as the benchmark indices trimmed losses

    12:14 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nifty likely to remain range bound as 16200 Put and 16300 Call hold significant OI

    As per options data, the Nifty is likely to remain range-bound as 16200 Put and 16300 Call hold significant OI. Nifty futures ended at a discount of 3 points while IV was up by 0.79%. The major Put base is at 16200 strike with 49 lakh shares while the major Call base is at the 16300 strike with 50 lakh shares.

    ~ ICICI Direct

    12:03 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Volatility continues to move higher

    India VIX, the fear gauge of domestic markets, was up 4.7% on Wednesday as benchmark indices slipped deep into red. 

    11:58 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Buy Hindalco Industries Limited

    The company’s revenue surged 63.6% YoY to Rs. 41,358cr in Q1FY22, due to robust growth across all business segments.  EBITDA grew 219.3% YoY to Rs. 6,173cr due to strong volume growth, improved product mix and favourable macro factors. Adjusted PAT rose to Rs. 2,211cr (vs. Rs. 290cr loss in Q1FY21) after adjusting for Brazilian tax litigation and reversal of employee severance cost. The new expansion plans in Brazil and Asian countries, along with higher demand across sectors and improved operating efficiency should boost performance. Hence, we reiterate our BUY rating on the stock with a revised target price of Rs. 512 using SOTP.

    CMP: Rs 427                          Target Price: Rs 512

    ~ Geojit Financial Services

    11:37 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Zomato jumps 5%

    Food-tech company Zomato's share price rose 5% on Wednesday to trade at Rs 131.25 per share as investors reacted to the company's April-June quarter results. 

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    11:30 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    More correction in broader markets?

    "While Nifty continues hovering near record highs, the broader markets have witnessed a notable correction over the last few days with a significant deterioration in the market breadth. As at the time of writing, the Nifty Midcap 100 and Smallcap 100 index are down nearly 5% and 8% from their peaks, respectively. At present, we are witnessing a stealth decline within the context of the larger bull market. Although the larger uptrend remains intact, for the shorter-term, one must be light on positions and trade cautiously, until the broader markets stabilize. For the Nifty Midcap 100 index, the region between 27000 and 26600 is the immediate support zone to watch out for. Similarly, for the Nifty Smallcap 100 index, this zone happens to be between 9800 and 9600. If the indices stabilize around these zones for a few days, a recovery can be expected in the following sessions. If not, we could see an additional 5-6% correction in the days ahead," said Abhishek Chinchalkar, CMT Charterholder and Head of Education, FYERS.

    11:16 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Warburg Pincus backed Fusion Microfinance files draft IPO papers with SEBI; will raise over Rs 600 cr

    Fusion Microfinance has filed its draft IPO (Initial Public Offering) papers with the capital markets regulator SEBI. Backed by private equity firm Creation Investment and an arm of Warburg Pincus, Fusion Microfinance is a financial services firm serving in rural and semi-rural India. The company is looking to raise Rs 600 crore from a fresh issue of equity and an offer for sale (OFS) by existing shareholders including promoters Devesh Sachdev, Creation Investments Fusion, and Warburg Pincus backed Honey Rose Investment. On listing the company could join listed peers such as Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, Suryoday Small Finance Bank, and Bandhan Bank among others.

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    11:02 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nifty below 16,200

    Nifty has fallen below 16,200 levels on Wednesday as benchmark indices moved lower. Nifty 50 was down more than 0.50%.

    10:25 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nifty's strength is largely due to high-quality financial stocks

    "The outperformance of large-caps, which started a few days back, gathered momentum yesterday with Nifty Mid-cap & Small-cap indices declining by 1.09 % and 2.05% respectively while  Nifty moved up. Nifty's strength is largely due to the resilience of high-quality financials, particularly the HDFC twins, ICICI Bank and Kotak Bank. This divergent performance is desirable and healthy since it is removing the froth in the broader market and rewarding quality. The underperformance of the broader market may continue," said V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

    10:10 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Bullish above 16,100

    "The Nifty continues it's struggle to keep above the 16300 level. It is facing resistance every time it tries to conquer it. If we can get past that on a closing basis, we should go up higher to 16600. On the flip side, good support lies at 16100. As long as that holds, we are in bullish terrain," said Manish Hathiramani, Proprietary Index Trader and Technical Analyst, Deen Dayal Investments.

    10:01 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Rupee update

    "As the DXY index moves higher and Asian currencies fall USDINR moves higher albeit slowly as flows dominate the scene despite some buying shown by IOC and ONGC. The current crop of IPOs not showing interest from FPIs so flows are limited. Exporters to wait for 74.50 to sell while importers to buy near 74.30 and below. The tapering issue to continue as we wait for the US CPI data this evening," said Anil Kumar Bhansali, Head of Treasury, Finrex Treasury Advisors.

    09:57 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Sensex down 200 points

    Sensex fell 200 points on Wednesday, giving up 54,400 levels. Nifty 50 moved below 16,250. 

    09:32 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India VIX in green

    India VIX, the volatility gauge, was up 0.59% on Wednesday morning as benchmark indices moved in a range. 

    09:18 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    OPENING BELL

    Domestic benchmark indices started the day’s trade in the positive territory. Broader markets were mirroring the up-move. Bank Nifty was above 36,100. 

    09:11 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Pre-open session takes Sensex, Nifty higher

    Sensex crosses 54,700 during Wednesday's pre-open session while the NSE Nifty 50 was above 16,300. 

    09:06 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nifty 50 shall continue its upside momentum

    'Benchmark indices are expected to open slightly on a positive note as suggested by trends on SGX Nifty. US markets closed in green yesterday after the Senate passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. European indices were also closed with modest gains yesterday. Oil prices bounced from recent losses led by signs of global demand recovery. Stock specific actions can be witnessed in stocks such as Chalet Hotels (Appointed Milind Wadekar as CFO), Insecticides India (Closed buyback on August 10), GMR Infrastructure (Board to meet on August 13 to consider raising up to Rs 6,000 crore). Key earnings to watch today include Bata India, Pidilite Industries, Endurance Technologies, HEG, India Cements etc. On the technical front, Nifty 50 shall continue on its upside momentum with support levels of 16,100 and the near term resistance at 16,400. We believe any significant dip is a good opportunity to accumulate quality stocks in these markets,' said Mohit Nigam, Head - PMS, Hem Securities.

    09:04 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nifty moves past 16,300

    Nifty moved past 16,300 during the pre-open session. Sensex was above 54,650.

    09:02 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Sensex, Nifty gain

    Sensex and Nifty were trading with gains during the pre-open session on Wednesday. Nifty was nearing the crucial 16,300 mark while Sensex was above 54,600.

    08:57 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Petrol and diesel price today 11 August 2021: Rates steady for 25th day; check price in Delhi, Mumbai here

    Petrol and Diesel Rate Today in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad: Oil marketing companies have left the price of petrol and diesel untouched today for the 25th consecutive day. Today, petrol in the national capital costs Rs 101.84 per litre, while Diesel in the capital city is retailing at Rs 89.87 per litre. Fuel prices have increased 41 times since May 4, now sitting at all-time highs. The price of petrol in Delhi has increased by Rs 11.15, while diesel price has surged Rs 10.80 per litre since rates were first hiked more than 3 months back. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) revise the fuel prices daily in line with benchmark international price and foreign exchange rates.

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    08:45 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nifty to open positive

    "Nifty is expected to open positive, up by about 40 points at 16310 levels. For the last few days, Nifty had been trading in the 16180 to 16360 range. On the break of 16360 on a closing basis with higher than average volumes, Nifty can test 16450 and 16500 levels in the next few days. Bank Nifty can test 37000 levels if it closes above 36200 with good volumes. The trend in Nifty will remain bullish as long as it is trading above 15900 levels," said Gaurav Udani, Founder & CEO, ThincRedBlu Securities.

    08:41 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Zomato, Coal India, Reliance Infrastructure, Jindal Steel and Power, among stocks to watch today

    Domestic benchmark indices continue to move higher while broader markets witness a correction. Nifty and Sensex scaled fresh all-time highs yesterday while midcap and smallcap indices on NSE were down 2% or more. On the charts, Nifty formed a small positive candle was formed with upper and lower shadow, according to Nagaraj Shetti, Technical Research Analyst, HDFC Securities. “Technically, this action signal a formation of high wave-type candle pattern. Normally, such high wave formation after a reasonable upmove or decline more often act as a reversal. But, having formed this pattern amid sideways range movement, the significant predictive value is ruled out,” he added.

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    08:10 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Nifty trend bullish for medium-term, support at 16150-16050; buy these stocks for gains

    In the last week, the benchmark index Nifty/ Sensex first time hit the 16000/ 53500  mark and also registered fresh all-time highs of 16349.45 and 54633.58, respectively. Technically, on weekly charts, the Nifty/ Sensex has formed a strong breakout formation, which indicates a further uptrend from current levels. Post breakout the Nifty is consolidating and the intraday charts suggest narrow rage activity likely to continue in the near future.  We are of the view that the medium-term trend is bullish and buying on dips and sell on rallies would be the ideal strategy for the positional traders. 16150-16050 /54000-53500 would be the strong support zone.  Trading above the same uptrend wave is likely to continue till 16400-16550/ 54700-55000. Below 16050/ 53500 breakout traders may prefer to exit from trading long positions.

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    07:55 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Expect positive momentum

    "Going ahead, the market would be tracking global cues for the further direction in the market. Passage of infrastructure bill by US Senate will be the key event and would propel positive momentum in the market. However, volatility around the US Fed taper talk continues to worry the investors. Apart from this, the market would also keep an eye on US and China inflation data along with UK GDP data, due later this week. Overall, we expect positive momentum in the market on account of strong domestic economic data, impressive quarterly results and unlocking in various states," said Siddhartha Khemka, Head - Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

    07:54 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Last day to bid for CarTrade Tech and Nuvoco Vistas IPO

    IPO of CarTrade Tech and Nuvoco Vistas close for subscription today. Both the IPOs have not been fully subscribed so far. While CarTrade Tech has been subscribed 0.99 times, Nuvoco Vistas IPO has been subscribed 0.29 times so far.

    07:52 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    SGX Nifty sits in green

    SGX Nifty was trading 16 points higher on Wednesday morning. Nifty futures trading with gains, hint at some positive momentum ahead of the day's opening bell. 

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