Market HIGHLIGHT: Sensex ends up 1,200 pts, Nifty near 14,650 extending Budget day rally; RIL, HDFC Bank gain

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Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices HIGHLIGHT: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 ended nearly 2.5 per cent higher on Tuesday, extending historic Budget day rally.

Share Market Today, Share Market LiveOn Wednesday morning, SGX Nifty was up in green again, hinting at a positive start for Sensex and Nifty. (Representative image/ Reuters)

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices HIGHLIGHT: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 extended their historic Budget day rally into Tuesday, and ended 2.5 per cent higher. BSE Sensex zoomed 1,197 points or 2.46 per cent to 49,797.72, while the broader Nifty 50 index surged 367 points or 2.57 per cent to end at 14,647.85. Index heavyweights such as HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank and State Bank of India, among others, contributed the most to the indices’ rally. Out of 30 Sensex stocks, 27 scrips finished their trade in the positive territory led by SBI shares which surged over 7 per cent. Ultratech Cement, HDFC Bank, Larsen & Toubro were up in the range of 5-6.7 per cent. On the flip side, Bajaj Finserv, Titan Company, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) were the only index laggards. All the Nifty sectoral indices ended with the gains, with Nifty Auto index rising over 4 per cent. In today’s strong trade, Nifty Bank and Nifty Financial Services indices hit a fresh 52-week high.

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    15:53 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Market likely to maintain momentum, may reach the level of 14950-15000

    Strong trends in the market and an attempt to overcome the resistance level around the Nifty 50 Index level of 14750 (high as on 21st Jan 2021). While a breakout above 14750 is the key factor from a short-term perspective, the market is likely to maintain momentum and reaches the level of 14950-15000. The momentum indicators like RSI, MACD to recover from their low made in the last week of January 2021. As such odds of a fresh breakout is significantly high.: Ashis Biswas, Head of Research at CapitalVia Global Research Limited

    15:51 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Nifty support lies at 14100 level

    The Nifty failed to get past the 14750 level which is a crucial point. Crossing this level would cement the upside direction of the markets which should lead us to 15000. However, it is advised to enter on dips or mild corrections. The index has a good support at 14100 and hence we should accumulate positions closer to that level.: Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments

    15:40 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Closing bell: Sensex, Nifty extend historic budget day rally on Tuesday

    BSE Sensex zoomed 1,197 points or 2.46 per cent to 49,797.72, while the broader Nifty 50 index surged 367 points or 2.57 per cent to end at 14,647.85.

    15:28 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Home First Finance IPO listing day strategy: Grey market premium soars; book gains or hold shares?

    The Rs 1153.72-crore Home First Finance Company initial public offer, which saw 26.66 times subscription, is scheduled to make share market debut on Wednesday. The issue had received bids for 41.64 crore shares against 1.56 crore shares on offer. The shares were already seen commanding a strong premium over the IPO price in the grey market today. The issue was sold in the price band of Rs 517-518 apiece. Home First Finance Company shares were quoting a grey market premium of Rs 140 or 27 per cent over the issue price, to trade at Rs 658 apiece on Tuesday.

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    14:51 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Govt has huge execution task cut out for itself

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    14:00 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Indigo Paints share price hits 20% upper circuit on listing day

    Indigo Paints share price zoomed 20 per cent to hit upper circuit at Rs 3,129 apiece on BSE on Tuesday. The stock began trading at Rs 2,607 per share with a 75 per cent premium over the upper band of the IPO price.

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    13:53 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Sensex, Nifty headed up or down after nearing all-time highs in post-Budget rally?

    Indian share market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were trading near all-time high levels on Tuesday. The share market benchmarks hit record highs on January 21, 2021; and since then, tumbled 7.76 per cent till January 29, mainly due to pre Union Budget 2021 jitters. However, on Monday, 1 February 2021, Sensex and Nifty 50 posted the biggest budget gains in 22 years. In 1997, markets surged 6 per cent on the budget day. From Friday’s close, headline indices have zoomed over 8 per cent and are just shy of record-high levels.

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    13:30 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Indigo Paints adds to gains

    Shares of Indigo Paints slipped marginally after a bumper listing debut. However, the stock hit an upper circuit during the day as it climbed 20% over listing price.

    13:22 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Capital allocation is quite positive

    "It is a growth-oriented budget in every sense. Not only is there a visible push on pump-priming the economy, a lot of effort has been made around creating a solid long-term growth platform. Capital allocation is quite positive with emphasis on capital spending (+35%), and a sizeable boost for both physical and social infra build in both urban and rural areas. A fillip to housing and construction in general will lead to a quicker multiplier effect on the economic activity, while incentives under the PLI scheme will also provide a runway to manufacturing investment. Managing to support it all without raising taxes and relying instead on attracting private capital in various forms is a clearly progressive. Not only will the measures announced today help banks in managing their asset quality challenges better, the ensuing growth can notably ease their burden in this regard. This positions the economy better in terms of resuming the credit cycle," said  Nitin Sharma, Director Research, Fidelity International.

    12:21 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Market seems to have given thumbs up to Budget

    The Budget has given priority to more fiscal support and spending with the hope that the resultant economic growth will offset the negative impact stemming from a higher deficit. The slew of measures announced for infrastructure and rural development should help to bring the economy back on track.  No negative surprises in terms of taxation such as a higher LTCG or new surcharges comes as a further relief for the taxpayers in these difficult times. The market seems to have given a thumbs up to the Budget, posting its best Budget day gain in a long time as measures such as cleaning up of NPAs, vehicle scrappage policy, hiking FDI in insurance, tax incentives for FPIs came as major positives, among others, INDmoney said in a report

    11:49 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    PVR raises Rs 800 cr from investors via QIP

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    11:40 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Top Budget stock picks: Buy these shares to pocket gains as Sensex, Nifty resume upward march

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has forced the bulls to take charge once again with her Union Budget. Dalal Street is saluting the ‘no negative’ budget that the government has delivered with Sensex reclaiming 50,000 and Nifty breaching 14,700. But the question remains where should investors put their money to illicit healthy gains from the resumed rally that Sensex and Nifty seem to be charting on. The Budget is a growth-oriented one, with an aim of keeping India on the growth trajectory as it emerges out of a pandemic.

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    11:13 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    domestic investors are cheering and dominating over FII outflow

    For the currency market, it was just like another instance where USDINR pair was seen trading in a range of 72.80 to 73.15 zone. From off strike, RBI played well by protecting both the side and keep the volatility low on budget day. Today, the USDINR pair is expected to trade in a range of 72.90-73.30. The rebound in the dollar index till 90.90 could also cap emerging market currency’s gain. Today, domestic market opened higher by 2.5% to extend yesterday’s gains. FII might have doubt on the presented budget as there was an outflow of $600 million from equity and $72 million from Debt and Debt-linked VRR. Overall, domestic investors are cheering and dominating over FII outflow. The impact on the USDINR could be mixed as offsetting flows could not affect the market in short term.: Amit Pabari, CR Forex Advisors

    10:47 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Relaxation on TDS deduction on dividend payment by REITs, InvITs will ensure investment

    The Finance Minister has delivered on the expectations from the Union budget. It is a prudent and growth-oriented budget. The announcement of a 1-year tax holiday for affordable housing projects and a 1-year extension for an additional deduction of interest up to Rs 1.5 lakh on loan for affordable housing will boost prospects for the housing and real estate industry. Relaxation on TDS deduction on dividend payment by REITs and InvITs will ensure investment in these instruments.: Nish Bhatt, Founder & CEO, Millwood Kane International on Union Budget

    10:43 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Gold prices fall another Rs 1,800 per 10 gram today post customs duty cut announcement in Budget 2021

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    10:31 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Budget allocation of Rs 1,500 cr to promote digital modes of payments is a welcome step

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    10:01 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Bumper listing for Indigo Paints; shares climb 75% over IPO price on stock market debut

    Indigo Paints shares made a stellar debut on the bourses today as the stock surged to list at a hefty premium over the issue price. Indigo Paints shares began trading at Rs 2,607 apiece on Tuesday morning, a 75% bonus over the upper band of the IPO price. Indigo Paints was commanding a market capitalization of Rs 12,403 crore on listing. The recently concluded IPO of the firm was subscribed a massive 117 times, making it one of the most subscribed recent public issues. Minutes into the trading session, stocks added to gains and zoomed 4% over the listing price.

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    09:58 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Indigo Paints shares list with 75% premium

    Indigo Paints shares began trading at Rs 2,607 per share on Tuesday morning, a 75% bonus over the upper band of the IPO price. 

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    09:56 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    If Nifty crosses 14750, the index will move to 14900-15000

    After a stellar run yesterday, the markets have opened with a gap up this morning. Traders should not be hasty as the run-up has been sharp and the stops are wide at this point in time. While the overall trend remains positive, a 'buy on dips' strategy would be advisable. The Nifty would gain further momentum after it crosses the high of 14750 as that would lead the index to 14900-15000. The current support for the Nifty is as low as 14100 so cautious trading should be implemented: Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments

    09:36 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    MCX gold becomes cheaper due to duty cut

    COMEX gold trades little changed near $1865/oz after a 0.7% gain yesterday. Gold is choppy amid mixed trade in US dollar index and as market players assess possibility of US stimulus deal. Support from rising virus cases, uneven global economic recovery and hopes of higher Indian demand is countered by continuing ETF outflows which shows weaker investor interest. Gold may continue to witness mixed trade reflecting mixed trend in US dollar but general bias may be on the upside owing to global growth worries and possibility of US stimulus. Domestic gold price have become cheaper due to duty cut however general price trend will be determined by international markets: Ravindra Rao, VP- Head Commodity Research at Kotak Securities

    09:29 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Nifty Bank index at new 52-week high

    All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the positive territory led by Nifty Bank and Nifty Financial Services indices, up over 3 per cent. Nifty Bank index hit a fresh 52-week high today.

    09:27 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    L&T top BSE Sensex gainer

    Barring Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), all the BSE Sensex constituents were trading in the green. LT was the top Sensex gainer, followed by HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, Tech Mahindra, HDFC and SBI.

    09:25 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    HDFC Bank, HDFC, ICICI Bank top Sensex contributors

    HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, Infosys, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) were among top BSE Sensex contributors.

    09:20 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Sensex tops 49,450; Nifty crosses 14,500

    Sensex zoomed 816 points or 1.68 per cent to 49,450, while the broader Nifty 50 index crossed 14,500, up 256 points or 1.8 per cent.

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    09:13 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    5 Nifty stocks to buy post Budget 2021; technical charts show strong gains as Nifty 50 eyes further upside

    Markets are happy with the outcome of the Union Budget. Banks, infra and commodities were preferred sectors from major participants of the market on the completion of the Budget announcements.

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    09:06 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    ICICI Bank, M&M top Sensex gainers in pre-open

    ICICI Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Kotak Mahindra Bank, SBI, RIL, among top BSE Sensex gainers in the pre-opening session today.

    09:05 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Sensex back above 49,000; Nifty tops 14,500 in pre-open

    BSE Sensex jumped 478 points or 0.98 per cent to 49,078, while the nifty 50 index was trading above 14,500 in the pre-opening session on Tuesday.

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    08:47 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    FIIs turn net buyers

    On Monday, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) lapped shares worth Rs 1,494.23 crore, whereas domestic institutional investors (DIIs) offloaded shares worth Rs 90.46 crore on a net basis in the Indian equity market, according to the provisional data on the NSE.

    08:46 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Stocks in focus: HDFC, Indigo Paints, Adani Green, Maruti, M&M, Balrampur Chini, bank, auto stocks

    A total of 69 companies including Housing Development Finance Corporation, Ajanta Pharma, Balrampur Chini Mills, Carborundum Universal, Dhampur Sugar Mills, Dixon Technologies, Escorts, IIFL Wealth Management, PI Industries, Tata Consumer Products, Vinati Organics and Wonderla Holidays are scheduled to announce their quarterly earnings on February 2.

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    08:16 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    HDFC, Dixon Technologies among 69 companies to announce Q3 earnings

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    08:10 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Indigo Paints grey market premium still strong

    Indigo Paints is the fifth largest decorative paints manufacturer in India. Indigo Paints has grown at a 42% CAGR over the financial year 2010 to 2019 against a 12-13% CAGR recorded by top four players. The decorative Paints industry is a Rs 40,300 crore industry, according to brokerage and research firm Motilal Oswal. The brokerage firm added that the industry is expected to grow at CAGR 13% between the Financial year 2019 and 2024. When compared to peers such as Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Nerolac, and Akzo, Indigo Paints displayed highest revenue CAGR over the fiscal years 2018-2020.

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    08:08 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Budget 2021: Bank Nifty skyrockets on privatisation plan; re-rating on cards for Bank stocks?

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    08:08 (IST)02 Feb 2021
    Budget for stock markets: Doyens of Dalal Street laud announcements, see positives for equities

    Sensex and Nifty recovered almost half the losses they had suffered in the last six trading sessions after Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled her Union Budget. This was for the first time that a Budget speech by Nirmala Sitharaman has resulted in Bulls running the show on Dalal Street.

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