Market HIGHLIGHTS: Sensex plunges 984 pts, ends below 49,000, Nifty gives up 14,650; RIL falls over 1% ahead of Q4

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Updated: April 30, 2021 4:27:10 pm

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices HIGHLIGHTS: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 ended 2 per cent lower on Friday, snapping a four-day gaining spree.

Share Market Today, Share Market LiveNifty Bank index tanked 2.77 per cent, Nifty Financial Services 3.03 per cent while Nifty IT index slipped nearly one per cent

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices HIGHLIGHTS: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 ended two per cent lower on Friday, on the back of weak Asian cues and rising COVID-19 cases. Sensex tumbled 984 points or 2 per cent down at 48,782, while the broader Nifty 50 index plunged 264 points or 1.77 per cent to 14,631. HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Asian Paints, Mahindra & Mahindra Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) were among top Sensex losers. In contrast, ONGC, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s and Bajaj-Auto managed to close in green. Barring Nifty Pharma, all the sectoral indices ended in deep sea of red. Nifty Bank index tanked 2.77 per cent, Nifty Financial Services 3.03 per cent while Nifty IT index slipped nearly one per cent.


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    15:42 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Sensex tanks 984 pts, Nifty plunges 264 points

    Sensex tumbled 984 points or 2 per cent down at 48,782, while the broader Nifty 50 index plunged 264 points or 1.77 per cent to 14,631

    15:33 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Nifty holds above 14,400; it may head towards 15,100

    The support of 14400 still holds and the markets have the potential to turn from here and head towards 15100. The risk reward ratio is now skewed in favor of the reward and hence a buy on dips approach will be most appropriate to adopt. Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments

    15:32 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Sensex falls 1,000 pts

    Sensex fell 1,000 pts, while Nifty 50 index gave up the crucial 14,650 level

    15:27 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    How stock brokers are redefining trading for millennials using technology

    For many years, the Indian industry wondered what the real impact of India’s demographic dividend was going to be. As a country with one of the largest population of young people, who are usually between the ages of 18 to 35, our future is intertwined with the choices they make. If we go by recent trends, we can ascertain that both millennials and the markets benefited from market deregulations and digitization of various services. Be it capital markets, e-commerce, digital marketing or social media, the sales and branding aspects of a business are increasingly driven by the interests of millennials.

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    15:03 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Brokerage view on HUL post Q4 results

    HUL posted an in-line performance, with revenue/EBITDA clocking growth of 35/43% YoY (HSIE 34/46%). Ex-GSK, revenue grew by 21% YoY (6% 2-year CAGR) with UVG of 16% YoY (4.5% 2-year CAGR). The company saw demand recovery in in discretionary and OOH categories and revenue pressure eased out. Health, Hygiene and Nutrition (80% mix) continued to deliver strong double-digit growth, supported by new launches and price hikes. Market share gains (>80% portfolio gained share) continued, well supported by strong rural and sustained momentum in e-comm (most profitable channel for HUL). Varun Lohchab, Institutional Research Analyst, HDFC Securities, Naveen Trivedi, Institutional Research Analyst, HDFC Securities

    14:26 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Top brokerage houses give subscribe rating to PowerGrid InVIT IPO

    PGInVIT, the first Infrastructure Investment Trust from a public sector company, is seen as a low-risk security that could provide superior returns than traditional fixed income products. Many analysts feel that a Government backed sponsor like PGCIL further instills confidence. PG InvIT is AAA rated and at the issue price of Rs. 100 per unit, offers 12.0% yield, trading at a spread of ~600 bps to the 10 year G-sec (6.0%). "Such a spread is very attractive given the high degree of certainty of cash flows & distribution per unit going forward. Investor return in PG Invit which is a quasi-equity instrument will be a combination of quarterly dividend (our expectation of Rs. 3 per unit per quarter) and the unit’s price appreciation (our expectation of 20-30% listing gain),” said Nirmal Bang Securities.

    14:24 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Sensex plunges over 750 pts, Nifty gives up 14,700

    Sensex was trading 770 points or 1.55 per cent down at 48,995, while the broader Nifty 50 index plunged 199 points or 1.34 per cent at 14,696

    14:15 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Indian Railways expands Oxygen Express to Telangana, Haryana

    Indian Railways has expanded their ‘Oxygen Express’ operations to Haryana and Telangana after Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi to bring relief to the states as India battles the second wave of Covid 19. Presently, four ‘Oxygen Express’ trains are on the run.

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    13:35 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Government to import 4.5 lakh vials of antiviral drug Remdesivir

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    13:24 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Wall Street inches closer to pre-covid normal; is it now time to ditch the stay-at-home trade?

    Amid a global lockdown, Wall Street saw a massive surge in the so-called ‘stay-at-home’ stocks. These included the likes of Zoom Video, Netflix, and other tech stocks that benefitted from people staying confined to their homes. Zoom Video’s share price soared 450% between March and October of last year, while Shopify surged 200% and Netflix gained 50%. However, now after the successful roll-out of vaccines, United States is closer to the old normal. But, would this shift could also force investors to ditch the ‘stay-at-home’ trade?

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    13:24 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Dr Reddy's launches Albendazol in US

    Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. along with its subsidiaries together today announced the launch of Albendazole Tablets, USP, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Albenza Tablets, 200 mg, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The Albenza brand and generic had U.S. sales of approximately $27 million MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in November 2020 according to IQVIA Health*. Dr. Reddy’s Albendazole Tablets, USP are available in 200 mg tablets in bottle count sizes of two. Albenza is a trademark of Glaxosmithkline. This is a positive development for the company but we don’t expect it to make any huge difference on Drreddy top line as product sales in the USA market was less. Yash Gupta Equity Research Associate, Angel Broking Ltd

    12:47 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Brokerage view on Titan Company

    Strong earnings run rate in H2FY21 offers visibility of the likely earnings recovery in FY22 on full unlocking. TITAN remains our preferred pick in discretionary, offering a faster growth outlook. Maintain Buy with a revised TP of Rs1,725, rolling forward o Jun'23E EPS.

    12:27 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Wipro ups IT services revenue guidance to 8-10 pc in June quarter

    Wipro on Friday revised upwards its IT services revenue outlook to 8-10 per cent sequential growth in the June 2021 quarter, following the completion of its USD 1.45 billion buyout of Capco. While announcing its March quarter results earlier this month, Wipro had said it expects to log a sequential growth of 2-4 per cent in its IT services revenues in the June 2021 quarter without including revenue from Capco and Ampion acquisitions.

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    12:26 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Motilal Oswal Financial Services reports highest ever Q4FY21 PAT of Rs 448 crore

    In Q4FY21, Motilal Oswal Financial Services' consolidated revenues grew by 316% YoY at Rs 1,200 cr, Consolidated PAT grew by 34% QoQ at Rs 448 cr including gains on investments (Rs 264 cr, +25% QoQ). Consolidated revenues in FY21 grew by 69% YoY at Rs 3,923 cr, consolidated profit grew by 579% YoY at Rs 1,245 cr including gains on investments (Rs 779 cr).

    12:04 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Cognizant to contribute USD 1.5 million towards fight against COVID-19 in India

    IT services major Cognizant on Thursday said it is providing USD 1.5 million (about Rs 10 crore) towards operationalising efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Cognizant, which has about two lakh employees in India, is also providing an additional USD 2 million (about Rs 15 crore) in emergency funding to UNICEF in India to help address acute shortages in oxygen and deploying medical and testing supplies.

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    11:57 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    RIL shares trade flat; analysts expect 100% jump in Reliance Industries Ltd’s net profit in Q4 on low base

    RIL share price was trading flat with a negative bias at Rs 2,021.90 apiece on BSE, ahead of January-March quarter earnings on April 30. Analysts expect double digit revenue growth for RIL in the fourth quarter of FY21. RIL stock has rallied 42 per cent in the past one year, the stock is down 3 per cent so far in April. Oil-to-telecom major will also announce dividend on Friday. Brokerage firm JM Financial sees profit for Reliance Industries Ltd rising 107 per cent to Rs 13,150 crore. Those at Kotak Securities see consolidated profit rising 109 per cent to Rs 13,248 crore as against Rs 6,348 crore in the year-ago quarter.

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    11:14 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Covid concerns prevail but Chris Wood remains bullish on India; increases weightage in Asia portfolio

    While the second wave of covid-19 continues to wreak havoc across the country, Dalal Street has remained resilient. The NSE Nifty-50 index is down just 3.4% since the middle of February while the daily new case count continues to surge higher. Seeing this strength in the market, coupled with other fundamental reasons, Chris Wood, Global Head (equity strategy) at Jefferies has decided to increase India’s weightage in his Asia Pacific ex-Japan relative-return portfolio. Chris Wood had trimmed India’s weightage at the end of the previous quarter when cases started to increase rapidly.

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    10:44 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Gold prices flat as international prices fall on strong US data; where is MCX gold headed?

    Gold was trading flat to negative on Friday, mirroring the trend in international spot prices where strong US economic data and elevated Treasury yields dampened the yellow metal’s appeal. On the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold June futures were trading Rs 25 down at Rs 46,701 per 10 gram, as against the previous close of Rs 46,726. Silver July futures were also flat at Rs 68,627 per kg, down from the previous close of Rs 68,637. Analysts say that the trend in dollar has been pretty bearish as the rupee has appreciated in recent sessions.

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    09:51 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Nifty support at 14,400 now

    The Nifty seems a little lost in its direction this morning. However, the current trend continues to remain bullish and dips like these can be utilized to trickle in buy positions for a higher target of 15100. A strong support lies at 14400 and since that is a steep stop to maintain, a buy on dips approach would be most advisable. Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments

    09:29 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Nifty Bank index falls over 2%

    Barring Nifty IT and Nifty Pharma indices, all the sectoral indices were trading in the red. Nifty Bank index fell 2.10 per cent while Nifty Financial Services was also down over 2 per cent

    09:26 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    HDFC Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank top Sensex draggers

    ICICI Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), HDFC Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Titan Company, Kotak Mahindra Bank were among top Sensex draggers

    09:25 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Powergrid InvIT’s IPO supported Rupee on Thursday

    The April expiry was favorable for equity but not favorable for Rupee as it depreciated by 1.90%. The partly reasons for recovery in the domestic equity was due to DII’s dominance over FII’s selling and hence equity and FX markets were seen diverging. Yesterday, Powergrid InvIT’s IPO inflow was supporting the equity and hence rupee too, to trade at 74.00 mark. Amit Pabari, managing director, CR FOrex Advisors

    09:24 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Rupee may trade in 73.90-74.30 range

    Today, the Indian Rupee is expected to trade in the range of 73.90-74.30 with a mixed bias. The strong US growth data helped US treasuries to jump as much as 1.68% and some relief to the US dollar index. The resumption of the bullish trend in yield could support the US dollar index and hence, it could cap bullish momentum in the Emerging market currencies. Amit Pabari, managing director, CR FOrex Advisors

    09:22 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Bajaj Auto shares jump over 2%

    Bajaj-Auto, ONGC, Dr Reddy's, Infosys, Sun Pharma were trading higher in the range of 2-0.6 per cent

    09:21 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    RIL shares trade flat ahead of Q4 results

    RIL shares were trading flat with a negative bias at Rs 2,021.85 apiece on BSE, ahead of its January-March quarter results later in the day

    09:19 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Sensex falls 500 pts, Nifty gives up 14,800

    Sensex fell 516 points or 1.04 per cent to 49,249, while the broader Nifty 50 index gave up 14,800 and was ruling at 14,789, down 105 points or 0.70 per cent

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    09:12 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    GST exemption sought on Covid drugs, equipment

    A plea has been filed by NGO Public Policy Advocates before the Supreme Court seeking an exemption for Covid-19 drugs remdesivir, tocilizumab, favipiravir and other drugs with a similar generic composition and related medical equipment from Goods and Service Tax (GST).

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    09:07 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Sensex falls 300 points, Nifty gives up 14,800

    Sensex fell 300 points to 49,400, while the broader Nifty 50 index gave up 14,800 and was ruling below 14,750 in the pre-open

    09:00 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Sensex, Nifty may open weak following Asian markets

    Indian markets might give a gap down opening today taking cues from the weak Asian markets & an absence of respite in daily covid cases domestically. 14650 is an immediate intraday support. The result season has so far been good across different sectors which is likely to prevent a sharp correction. Reliance industries' results will be keenly watched today. Mohit Nigam, Head, PMS, Hem Securities

    08:57 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Petrol and diesel price today 30 April 2021: Rates unchanged for 15th day; check prices in Mumbai, Delhi here

    Petrol and Diesel Rate Today in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad: Prices of Petrol and Diesel have now remained unchanged for fifteen consecutive days. Fuel prices were last cut on April 15. Today, the Petrol price in Delhi is Rs 90.40 per litre, while Diesel prices were at Rs 80.73 per litre. Fuel prices remain the highest in Mumbai at Rs 96.83 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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    08:49 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    FIIs remain net buyers in Indian share market

    On Thursday, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers of shares worth Rs 809 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) net offloaded shares worth Rs 942 crore in the Indian equity market

    08:47 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Reliance Industries, Yes Bank, HUL, Future Retail, Vedanta, Equitas SFB stocks in focus

    Nifty fututres were trading one per cent or 147.5 points down at 14,783.50 on Singaporean Exchange, suggesting a negative opening for BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 on Friday. Investors will continue to watch rising COVID-19 cases, on-going vaccination drive, fresh restrictions and lockdown in some states, oil prices, rupee movement and other global cues. Analysts say Nifty has been forming higher highs – higher lows from the last five trading sessions but formed a Bearish candle on daily scale

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    08:29 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Plants gaining from M-SIPS not eligible for solar PLI scheme

    Any manufacturing unit that has availed the benefit under the modified special incentive package scheme (M-SIPS) programme of electronics ministry will not be eligible for the Rs 4,500-crore production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for solar module manufacturing, as per the Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE).

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    08:28 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Sensex, Nifty may open in red; 5 things to know before today’s opening bell

    Domestic equity markets enter the final trading session of the week on the back of four consecutive days of gains. S&P BSE Sensex now sits at 49,765 while the 50-stock NSE Nifty is at 14,894. On Friday morning, SGX Nifty was sitting deep in the negative territory, hinting at a weak start to the day’s trading session. Global cues were mixed on Friday morning. Investors continue to focus on Q4 earnings on Dalal Street. Volatility has remained firmly above 23 levels for the last few sessions.

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    08:23 (IST)30 Apr 2021
    Reliance Industries stock price may rise to these levels; foreign investors maintain bullish stance

    Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has seen increased interest from foreign portfolio investors in the last one year. Foreign Portfolio Investor’s (FPI) shareholding in RIL has jumped 1.59% in the January-March quarter, from a year-ago period. Meanwhile, mutual funds have trimmed their stake in the oil-to-telecom conglomerate by 1%, during the same period.

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