Market Highlights: Sensex ends 465 pts lower, Nifty just shy of 14,500; Reliance Industries shares fall over 2%

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Updated: May 4, 2021 4:08:07 pm

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Benchmark indices gave up all intra-day gains to end with losses on Tuesday. Nifty PSU Bank index was the only sectoral index to close in the green.

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Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic benchmark indices began trading in the positive territory but gave up all gains to finishing deep in the red. S&P BSE Sensex ended at 48,253, down 465 points while Nifty 50 index closed just shy of 14,500. Reliance Industries was the biggest Sensex drag, falling 2.11% on Tuesday. It was followed by Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s, and HDFC Twins. ONGC, Bajaj Finance, and TCS were the top gainers.  Nifty PSU Bank index was the only sectoral gauge to close in the green. Broader markets mirrored the fall and closed with losses.

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    16:04 (IST)04 May 2021
    Sensex, Nifty give up intra-day gains to end deep in red; here's what experts make of today's trade

    Benchmark indices erased all intra-day gains to end in the negative territory on Tuesday. S&P BSE Sensex ended at 48,253, down 465 points while the Nifty 50 index closed just shy of 14,500. Index heavyweight Reliance Industries was the biggest Sensex drag, falling 2.11% on Tuesday. It was followed by Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy's, and HDFC Twins. ONGC, Bajaj Finance, and TCS were the top gainers. Broader markets followed the benchmark indices. Among sectoral indices on NSE, only the Nifty PSU Bank index closed with gains.

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    15:34 (IST)04 May 2021
    CLOSING BELL

    Sensex gave up all intra-day gains to finish in the negative territory on Tuesday. Nifty closed just below 14,500 mark. 

    15:23 (IST)04 May 2021
    Bank stocks give up gains on Sensex

    After leading with gains on Tuesday morning, all Bank stocks on Sensex are down in the red as closing bell inches closer. HDFC Bank was down 1.7% as the worst bank stock on Sensex. 

    15:17 (IST)04 May 2021
    Re-opening US economy already priced in by Wall Street; Morgan Stanley downgrades small-caps

    With the US economy now re-opening and getting back to the old normal, Morgan Stanley’s Chief U.S. Equity Strategist, Mike Wilson says he is now concerned about the risks that come with the move. “Rather than getting excited about the reopening, we are getting a bit more concerned about execution risk and what's already priced,” Mike Wilson, Chief Investment Officer and Chief U.S. Equity Strategist for Morgan Stanley said in a podcast. Morgan Stanley has downgraded small-caps and consumer discretionary stocks while recommending a move up on the quality curve. 

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    15:11 (IST)04 May 2021
    Broader markets follow

    With Nifty down nearly 1%, broader markets were following the downward momentum. Volatility Index was down with losses. 

    14:44 (IST)04 May 2021
    Dalal Street bleed red

    Benchmark indices along with the broader market was down deep in red on Tuesday, ahead of the closing bell. Among sectoral indices on NSE, only Nifty PSU Bank index was trading with gains. 

    14:35 (IST)04 May 2021
    Sensex dives 300 points

    Sensex is down nearly 300 points with less than an hour to go before the closing bell today. Nifty was well below 14,600.

    14:14 (IST)04 May 2021
    Yes Bank share price under pressure as Axis Bank, FPIs cut stake, Q4 results disappoint; falls 7.6% in Apr

    Yes Bank share price is under severe pressure, after heavyweight investors cut stake in the previous quarter, and the company posted disappointing fiscal fourth quarter results. Yes Bank stock fell 7.6 per cent in the month of April. It further tanked over 13 per cent intraday yesterday after reporting a net loss of Rs 3,787.75 crore in January-March 2021, against a profit of Rs 2,629 crore in the same period a year ago.

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    14:13 (IST)04 May 2021
    JSW Hydro Energy to issue USD-denominated notes in overseas markets to raise funds

    JSW Energy on Tuesday said its arm JSW Hydro Energy will issue USD-denominated notes (green bonds) in overseas markets to raise funds. However, the company did not disclose the amount to be raised under this issue. This issue is part of a total notes programme of USD 750 million of JSW Hydro Energy, which was approved by the board of JSW Hydro Energy on March 26, 2021. ~ PTI

    13:45 (IST)04 May 2021
    Mahindra Logistics launches Oxygen on Wheels; connects producers with hospitals

    Mahindra Logistics on Tuesday launched, Oxygen on Wheels (O2W), a free service to augment the availability of oxygen by connecting producers with the hospitals and medical centres. The service has been rolled out in cities such as Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Chakan, Nasik and Nagpur in Maharashtra with the company deploying around 100 vehicles to overcome the transportation bottleneck with safe and quick transportation to deliver oxygen cylinders on demand, a release said.

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    13:21 (IST)04 May 2021
    Sensex, Nifty turn red

    Sensex and nifty began trading with losses on Tuesday. Index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank were among the top drags on Sensex.

    13:07 (IST)04 May 2021
    Is advancement in Blockchain technology giving birth to new frontier of competition law?

    Blockchain technology, often dubbed as next major digital revolution began to gain traction after the dramatic rise of Bitcoin in 2017. The technology is now at the forefront of innovation in multiple industries, ranging from financial services, retail, and real estate to healthcare. It is therefore no surprise that companies looking to remain relevant in the global economy are examining and testing potential uses for Blockchain. 

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    12:19 (IST)04 May 2021
    Sensex, Nifty trade flat

    Once again, Sensex and Nifty were trading flat. Broader markets continue to outperform the benchmark indices. India VIX was inching closer to 23 levels, cutting its losses.

    11:56 (IST)04 May 2021
    Can Nifty reclaim 14,800-14,900?

    "14,550 - 14,400 remains to be a sacrosanct support zone; whereas on the higher side, we may see Nifty reclaiming 14,800 - 14,900 once it surpasses the 14,700 mark," said Sameet Chavan, Chief Analyst-Technical and Derivatives, Angel Broking.

    11:47 (IST)04 May 2021
    RIL share price falls for 2nd straight day after Q4 results; charts show it may fall more

    RIL share price fell as much as 1.5 per cent to Rs 1,930 apiece on BSE in intraday deals on Tuesday. Reliance Industries Ltd stock has fallen for the second consecutive day after the company reported the fiscal fourth quarter net profit below expectations. Analysts said that even though the fourth-quarter results of RIL were excellent on a year-on-year basis, it was below lofty street estimates.

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    11:16 (IST)04 May 2021
    Nifty Metal index up 62% since February as steel prices soar; check top stock to buy now

    The Nifty metal index is on a remarkable run since the beginning of February, surging 62% so far. Even the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has failed to clamp down on the rally in the metal index. The up-move has been aided by an improving commodity cycle, soaring steel prices, and robust demand. Domestic brokerages, foreign brokerages, and even the Big Bull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala have time and again voiced bullish views on metal stocks. Further, the recent tax change in China is expected to support the up-trend.

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    10:54 (IST)04 May 2021
    Covid-19: Pfizer seeks speedy nod for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine supply in India

    Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla on Monday said the company was in discussions with the Indian government to expedite the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use in India. He said the application had been submitted months ago.

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    10:14 (IST)04 May 2021
    Gold, silver prices fall on weak international cues; check MCX gold, silver, COMEX trading strategies

    Gold prices were trading flat to negative on Tuesday, following international prices as a stronger dollar and comments from US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on the economy weighed on yellow metal’s safe-haven appeal. MCX gold June futures were trading Rs 34 down at Rs 47,285 per 10 gram, against the previous close of Rs 47,319. Silver July futures were ruling at Rs 70,738 per kg, down Rs 162 or 0.23 per cent. In the previous session, silver futures ended at Rs 70,900 per kg. Globally, spot gold was down 0.2 per cent at $1,789.02 per ounce. The metal touched its highest since February 25, at $1,797.75 on Monday. US gold futures fell 0.2 per cent to $1,788.80 per ounce, according to Reuters.

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    09:57 (IST)04 May 2021
    Strong support at 14,400

    "The markets are still unsure of its direction. We have a strong support at 14400 which we are not breaking and there is a stiff resistance at 14700 which we are unable to get past convincingly. Until either level is not taken out, we will not see a meaningful move in the markets. If we can get past 14700, the Nifty could scale higher to 15100. If the index breaks 14400, it could drop to 14100," said Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments

    09:43 (IST)04 May 2021
    Trading flat

    Sensex and Nifty trimmed opening gains to trade flat on Tuesday morning. Nifty had opened above 14,700 but was now trading below the said levels. 

    09:36 (IST)04 May 2021
    DII buying supports markets

    "This bull market, which has been climbing many walls of worries, is likely to remain resilient supported by positive news on the Covid front. The latest data indicates plateauing of the Covid curve and a steady decline in Covid numbers in 13 states including Maharashtra. Daily numbers after peaking at 4.02 lakhs on May 1st have been steadily declining and now stands at 3.5 lakhs. This can give further support to the ' hope trade' that is currently on, despite the grim health crisis. Q4 results continue to be good across sectors. The FIIs continue to be on the sell side but this is being neutralised by DII buying. IT, pharma, telecom are safe sectors in the context of the lockdowns during the second wave," said V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

    09:18 (IST)04 May 2021
    OPENING BELL

    Sensex, Nifty zoomed on the opening bell. Sensex was nearing 49,000 while the Nifty 50 was above the 14,700 mark.

    09:05 (IST)04 May 2021
    Sensex closes in on 49,000

    Sensex was gaining momentum during the pre-open session on Tuesday and was nearing 49,000 ahead of the opening bell. 

    09:03 (IST)04 May 2021
    Sensex, Nifty zoom in pre-open

    Senex and Nifty were trading with gains during the pre-open session on Tuesday. Nifty was nearing 14,700.

    08:59 (IST)04 May 2021
    SHX Nifty turns green

    Ahead of the pre-open session SGX Nifty turned positive, hitting at a flat to positive start for domestic markets.

    08:50 (IST)04 May 2021
    Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years of marriage, ask for ‘space and privacy’

    The Microsoft co-founder and his wife said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation. In identical tweets, they said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years. “We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said in a statement. “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

    08:43 (IST)04 May 2021
    Petrol and diesel price today 4 May 2021: Fuel rates hiked after 18 days; check price in Mumbai, Delhi here

    Petrol and Diesel Rate Today in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad: Prices of Petrol and Diesel were today hiked for the first time after 18-days of unchanged rates. Today, the price of Petrol in Delhi stands at Rs 90.55 per litre, up 15 paise from yesterday, while Diesel prices were hiked by 18 paise to Rs 80.91 per litre. Fuel prices remain the highest in Mumbai at Rs 96.95 per litre for Petrol. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) revise the fuel prices on a daily basis in line with benchmark international price and foreign exchange rates.

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    08:37 (IST)04 May 2021
    IndusInd Bank: Upgrade to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ ~ Edelweiss

    IndusInd Bank (IIB) posted better-than-expected Q4FY21 PAT of Rs 9.3billion with visible signs of improvement across critical business metrics. Loan momentum improved—driven by strong retail disbursements. Most importantly, deposits rose further 6.8% QoQ—a commendable feat. Asset quality is along expected lines, and we reckon provision buffers are adequate to deal with current uncertainty. IIB has been steadily delivering on core performance. Stabilisation of deposits and its stance of building on its existing provision buffer render outlook stable. Factoring these in, we are raising the target to 1.8x P/B (earlier 1.5x), which yields a TP of Rs 1,150 (up from Rs 880). Consequently, we are upgrading IIB to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’.

    ~ Edelweiss 

    08:33 (IST)04 May 2021
    Sensex, Nifty may open in red on Tuesday; 5 things to know before opening bell today

    Nifty futures were trading 30 points or 0.20 per cent down at 14,650.80 on Singaporean Exchange, indicating a negative opening for BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 on Tuesday. Currently, the 30-share Sensex sits at 48,718 while the Nifty 50 index is at 14,634. Global cues were positive on Tuesday morning. Investors will continue to watch rising COVID cases, ongoing inoculation, Q4 results, rupee movement, oil prices and other global cues.

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    08:11 (IST)04 May 2021
    Markets to remain range-bound?

    "Going forward, markets are likely to be range-bound as the fear of the continuous rise in covid cases and extended lockdowns in various states, are likely to cap the upside. We expect Nifty to trade in the range of 14200-15000 zone. So far the strong quarterly earnings season has been supportive to the market but the poor progress on the vaccination front is denting the sentiments. Investors should seize the opportunity of accumulating stocks during this volatility phase, while traders should be cautious and stock specific with timely profit booking approach," said Siddhartha Khemka, Head - Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

    08:03 (IST)04 May 2021
    SGX Nifty trades in red

    Nifty futures on the Singapore exchange were down in the red on Tuesday morning, hitting at another negative opening for Dalal Street.

    08:01 (IST)04 May 2021
    Kotak Bank, Adani Ports, ICICI Bank, Tata Chemicals, JSW Energy, L&T Tech stocks in focus

    After ending flat in the previous session, BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 are looking to open in the negative territory on Tuesday. In the previous session, S&P BSE Sensex ended 63 points lower at 48,718 while the Nifty 50 index closed at 14,634. Trends on SGX Nifty were hinting at a gap-down start for the domestic market indices. Technical analysts believe that if Nifty 50 gets past 14,700 level and stay above it, it may move towards the target of 15,100. “If we break 14400, we could slip further to 14100,” said Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments.

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    08:00 (IST)04 May 2021
    Covid-19 curbs push unemployment rate to four-month high of 8%

    Covid-induced lockdowns and restrictions on mobility have pushed India’s unemployment rate to a four-month high of 7.97% in April compared with 6.5% in March, 6.89% in February and 6.52% in January this year, data compiled by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) showed.

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