Market HIGHLIGHTS: Sensex ends in red for second straight day, L&T jumps over 4%, Sun Pharma, Airtel fall 2%

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Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices HIGHLIGHTS: Domestic equity market benchmarks Sensex and Nifty settled in red for the second consecutive session in Thursday's volatile trade

Share Market Today, Share Market LiveNifty PSU Bank index fell over one per cent, while the Nifty Auto index gained 1.22 per cent.

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices HIGHLIGHTS: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 settled in the negative territory for the second day on the trot in Thursday’s choppy session. After much ups and downs, Sensex ended at 38,310, down 59 points or 0.15 per cent, while the broader Nifty 50 index settled at 11,300. Among top Sensex gainers were L&T (up 4.3%), Titan Company (up 3.62%), NTPC (up 1.33%), HCL Tech (up 1.21%) and UltraTech Cement (up 0.89%). On the other hand, Bharti Airtel was the top Sensex loser, down 2.35 per cent, followed by Sun Pharma, ITC, State Bank of India (SBI), Axis Bank, HDFC and HDFC Bank. The trend among the sectoral indices was mixed. Nifty PSU Bank index fell over one per cent, while the Nifty Auto index gained 1.22 per cent.

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    15:36 (IST)13 Aug 2020
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    15:01 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Lemon Tree Hotels shares: Buy or Sell? Stocks up 35% this week, here’s what brokerages suggest

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    14:55 (IST)13 Aug 2020
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    14:29 (IST)13 Aug 2020
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    What's happening with Bharti Airtel?

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    14:01 (IST)13 Aug 2020
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    13:17 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    iPhone maker Foxconn says China’s days as world’s factory over; can now make in India, other countries

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    13:04 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Foreign Portfolio investment into equities turns positive year-to-date. Is it time for investors to turn cautious?

    After months of hovering in the negative territory, Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) into domestic equity markets has finally turned positive year-to-date. On the back of strong inflows being pushed into the equity segment since the month of May began, now FPI investment calendar year-to-date stands at Rs 11,242 crore. This month foreign investment into equity markets has climbed up to Rs 22,192 crore with still over half the month remaining. However, market experts are advising investors to tread cautiously as the investment flows could be temporary and as liquidity diminishes investment may steer away from domestic equities.

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    12:27 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Tata Power share price rallies 9% today on merger proposal, Q1 results; more than doubles in 3 months

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    11:39 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Minda Industries Rights Issue

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    11:07 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Sensex, Nifty resume up move after one day blip; check what pushing markets higher today

    BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were trading with gains on Thursday, following a one-day blip in the previous session. At 10.30 AM, the 30-share index Sensex was up 102 points or 0.27 per cent to trade at 38,472, while the broader Nifty 50 was ruling at 11,347, up 36 points or 0.34 per cent. Index heavyweights such as Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, TCS, L&T and Titan Company were the top index contributors, keeping the Sensex in the green.

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    10:44 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Gold prices give up Rs 52,000 per 10 gm; yellow metal plunges 7.5% from record high

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    10:32 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    IndiGo shares up 19% this week; here’s why the stock is surging while airlines have their wings clipped

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    10:23 (IST)13 Aug 2020
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    10:03 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Nifty resumes up move after brief pause yesterday

    The Nifty has resumed its up move after a brief pause yesterday. We should be heading to levels closer to 11500 during the course of this month's expiry. The support for the Nifty is at 11150 so a closing below that level could be kept as a stop for all long trades: Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments

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    09:43 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Brokerage view on Tata Power

    The approval of a tariff hike at Mundra, the merger of CGPL & Tata Power Solar with TPWR, and favorable InvIT valuations provide upsides. Upgrade to Buy, with TP of INR66/sh. While certain clarity is pending with regard to upcoming new regulations for Indonesian coal mines (concerning tax and royalty), at current levels, we view the risk-reward as favorable: Motilal Oswal

    09:32 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Top BSE Sensex gainers and losers

    Out 30 Sensex stocks that make up BSE Sensex, 24 scrips were trading in the positive territory.ONGC, TCS, Tech Mahindra, SBI, NTPC, UltraTech Cement and HCL Tech were among gainers. On the flip side, Bharti Airtel, ITC, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj-Auto, HDFC and Sun Pharma were the top laggards on the Sensex.

    09:26 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Sensex, Nifty open higher on Thursday

    The 30-share index Sensex gained 107 points or 0.28 per cent to trade at 38,477, while the broader Nifty 50 index was up 43 points or 0.38 per cent to rule at 11,351.

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    09:09 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Stocks in focus: Eicher Motors, BPCL, Aurobindo Pharma, Hero MotoCorp, Indiabulls Housing, IT stocks

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    08:59 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Nifty's short-term uptrend intact; chartists see strong support for these two stocks in coming weeks

    After the formation of a doji type pattern in the previous couple of sessions, Nifty slipped into weakness in the early part of Wednesday's session, but shifted into a sustainable upside recovery for the better part and closed the day with an upside recovery note. Nifty closed the day lower by 14 points lower on Wednesday at 11308.40. A small body of positive candle was formed with minor lower shadow at the lows. Technically, this signal formation of high wave type pattern and this indicate that bulls are holding their defense. This choppy movement below the hurdle of previous swing high could eventually result in a retesting of recent swing highs (11373) or scale higher.

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    08:54 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Breakdown below the 11100 levels could trigger a further supply till 10850 level

    Benchmark index is trading in a very narrow range since it tested its lower band of the rising channel pattern on a daily time frame. Their no such progressive change in this week’s daily chart while comparing to its previous week's charts. We expect some consolation at the current level with time-wise correction. The breakdown below the 11100 levels could trigger a further supply till 10850 level and resistance is coming near 11375 levels, a break of this level will open the gate for 10600 in the Benchmark index: Vishal Wagh, Research Head at Bonanza Portfolio Ltd

    08:38 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Gold, silver may extend gains this Thursday morning

    Upbeat inflation data also supported prices as gold is seen as a hedge against inflation. The consumer price index rose 0.6% last month amid broad gains in the costs of goods and services. International gold and silver extended gains in early trade this Thursday morning in Asian trade. However, markets will remain volatile and could witness consolidation in the coming sessions. Weak US Dollar could limit downside. Domestic bullion could extend gains this Thursday morning tracking a firm start in the overseas prices. However, prices could remain volatile and could witness consolidation in the coming sessions: Sriram Iyer, Senior Research Analyst at Reliance Securities

    08:26 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Sensex, Nifty stare at tepid start; 5 things to know before the opening bell today

    Sensex and Nifty stare at a tepid opening on Thursday with the SGX Nifty trading higher by only 6 points during the early hours of trade. On Wednesday equity benchmarks snapped a four day winning streak to end slightly lower. S&P BSE Sensex closed down by 37 points at 38,369 points while the Nifty 50 managed to stay just above the 11,300 mark. Analys claim that in the near-term the outlook for indices remains positive, however, weaker macro data and rising number of coronavirus in India do pose a threat. 

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    08:24 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    IPCA Lab rating: Retain ‘hold’ with revised target price of Rs 1,950

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    08:21 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    US stocks end higher in overnight trade

    In overnight trade on Wall Street, US stock indices ended higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.05 per cent, the S&P 500 gained 1.40 per cent and the Nasdaq Composite added 2.13 per cent.

    08:21 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Asian stock markets mostly higher

    Most of the Asian peers were seen surging in the early trade on Thursday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 bounced 1.83%, while the Topix was also up 1.07%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.20%.

    08:20 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    SGX Nifty up just 10 points in early trade

    Nifty futures were trading just 10 points or 0.09 per cent at 11,324.80 on Singaporean Exchange, indicating a flat to positive start for BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 on Thursday

    08:20 (IST)13 Aug 2020
    Sensex, Nifty on Wednesday

    The 30-share Sensex ended 37 points or 0.10 per cent down at 38,369. While the broader Nifty 50 index gave up five-day winning run and settled in the negative territory, holding above 11,300. NSE’s Nifty 50 index settled 13 points or 0.12 per cent lower at 11,308.

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