Market Highlights: Sensex, Nifty end lower for second consecutive day, Vodafone Idea tumbles 22%, Airtel top gainer

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Updated:Feb 14, 2020 4:18:24 pm

Share Market Highlights: S&P BSE Sensex ended 209 points or 0.50 per cent lower at 41,250, while the broader Nifty 50 index finished at 12,113 points, down 61 points or 0.50 per cent

Share Market Today, Share Market LiveVodafone Idea shares tumbled 22.32 per cent to Rs 3.48 per cent apiece on BSE after Supreme Court AGR order on modification pleas filed by telecom companies

Share Market Highlights: Domestic equity market benchmarks Sensex and Nifty extended the losses and finished half a per cent lower for the second day on BSE on Friday dragged down by HDFC Bank, ITC, SBI, IndusInd Bank and Axis Bank. S&P BSE Sensex ended 209 points or 0.50 per cent lower at 41,250, while the broader Nifty 50 index finished at 12,113 points, down 61 points or 0.50 per cent. As many as 22 stocks out of 30 Sensex stocks ended in red today. IndusInd Bank was the top loser with a 4.24 per cent decline, followed by Power Grid, NTPC, Hero MotoCorp and M&M. Conversely, Bharti Airtel was the top Sensex gainer with a growth of 4.71 per cent. HCL Tech, RIL, ICICI Bank and Tech Mahindra were among the top gainers on the index. All the nifty sectoral indices ended lower, with PSU Bank Index down 2 per cent weighed by weakness in J&K Bank, Indian Bank, UCO Bank and SBI. Nifty Bank, auto, FMCG, metal and realty were down over a per cent. In the broader markets, S&P BSE Midcap index fell 0.88 per cent to 15,647.89, while S&P BSE Smallcap index settled 0.46 per cent lower at 14,673 points.

Vodafone Idea shares tumbled 22.32 per cent to Rs 3.48 per cent apiece on BSE after Supreme Court AGR order on modification pleas filed by telecom companies. The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the modification pleas filed by the telcos seeking new schedule of AGR payments.

S&P on Thursday affirmed India’s rating at BBB-/A-3 while keeping the outlook stable, global news agency Reuters reported. The global rating agency also said that India’s structural growth outperformance remains intact. “India’s stable outlook reflects the view that India’s growth will stabilize and begin to recover from its current low ebb,” S&P said. The rating agency, however, pointed out that India’s fiscal position remains precarious, with elevated fiscal deficits and net government indebtedness.

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    15:48 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Sensex, Nifty end lower for second consecutive day

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    12:01 (IST)14 Feb 2020
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    10:21 (IST)14 Feb 2020
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    10:01 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Telecom stocks in focus today, hoping to get relief on AGR dues from Supreme Court

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    09:32 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Vodafone Idea shares surge 15% in early trade

    Shares of Vodafone Idea surged 15 per cent to Rs 5.15 apiece on BSE as Supreme Court is likely to hear the modification pleas of the telcos including Vodafone Idea today.

    09:18 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Sensex, Nifty trade higher in early deals

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    08:59 (IST)14 Feb 2020
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    08:45 (IST)14 Feb 2020
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    08:33 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Q3 loss at Rs 6,453 crore! Viability under threat, says Vodafone Idea

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    08:32 (IST)14 Feb 2020
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    08:29 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Oil prices climb on prospects for deeper OPEC+ output cuts

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    08:29 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    US stocks slip in overnight trade

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    08:27 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Asian stocks fall in early trade

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    08:25 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Sensex, Nifty end lower on Thursday

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    08:23 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Last leg of earnings announcement would induce stock-specific volatility in select companies: Ajit Mishra, VP - Research, Religare Broking Ltd

    After two consecutive days of healthy gains, the Indian markets witnessed selling pressure at higher levels and Nifty ended the session lower by 0.2% to close at 12,175 levels. Unsupportive global cues and profit-taking led to a decline in the benchmark indices. The updates on the spread of Coronavirus would continue to remain one of the key monitorable for market participants. On the domestic front, the last leg of earnings announcement would induce stock-specific volatility in select companies. Further, given the higher than expected CPI data and lower IIP growth numbers disappointed the street, however, WPI data scheduled to release tomorrow would also be actively tracked. We continue to maintain our cautious stance due to stretched valuations and subpar earnings season, says Ajit Mishra, VP - Research, Religare Broking Ltd

    08:21 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Indian markets could open in the positive despite negative US markets: Deepak Jasani- Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities

    Indian markets could open in the positive despite negative US markets on Thursday and following largely positive Asian markets today. Nifty seems stuck at the hurdle of around 12250 levels. Present minor weakness is so far not raising any threat to the recent uptrend of the Nifty. The crucial lower supports to be watched around are at 12100-12050 and a move below this support could be considered as a top reversal pattern in the market. At the same time, on the upper side 12250-12275 is proving to be a key overhead resistance for the next few sessions, says Deepak Jasani- Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities

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