Market Highlights: Sensex dives 333 points, Nifty holds above 15,600; Reliance Industries, Bank stocks drag indices

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Updated: June 9, 2021 4:17:52 pm

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic equity markets saw weakness emerge from the highs on Wednesday as investors booked profits. Bank Nifty closed 0.81% lower.

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Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic benchmark indices ended with losses on Wednesday. NSE Nifty 50 index reached an all-time high of 15,800, after which weakness emerged in the market forcing the index to close at 15,635. S&P BSE Sensex closed the day at 51,941. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer surging 3.8% during the day, followed by NTPC, Titan, and Asian Paints. Reliance Industries, Bharti Airtel, and Larsen & Toubro were the worst performers. All financials on BSE Sensex ended the day in the negative territory. Broader markets mirrored the trend. India VIX, trimmed some losses but closed 3% lower. 

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    16:15 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sensex, Nifty erase intra-day gains to end in red; is market trend turning negative now?

    Sensex and Nifty erased all gains and turned during the latter half of the trading session. S&P BSE closed the day at 51,941, while the Nifty ended down at 15,635, after having reached an all-time high of 15,800 earlier in the day. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer surging 3.8%, followed by NTPC, Titan, and Asian Paints. Index heavyweight Reliance Industries Ltd, Bharti Airtel, and Larsen & Toubro were the top laggards on the index. Bank stocks were under pressure with ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, SBI, and HDFC Bank all closing with losses. Bank Nifty ended 0.8% lower.

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    15:33 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Closing Bell

    Sensex, Nifty closed with losses on Wednesday. Nifty, however, managed to hold above 15,600 which according to some technical analysts is a key support level for the index. 

    15:21 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    ITC’s margins to improve, changing consumer behaviour to drive demand; stock may surge 20%

    ITC reported a strong uptick in revenue, across segments during the January-March quarter as demand recovery aided the topline performance. The performance of the FMCG-to-hospitality is expected to get better going forward, improving margins of the company, domestic brokerage firm Geojit Financial Services said. “With constant focus on innovation and improving product mix, ITC is well-placed to capture demand across segments,” the brokerage firm said while maintaining a ‘Buy’ rating on the stock. Currently, ITC trades at Rs 212 per share, down 0.61% on Wednesday.

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    15:14 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    El Salvador creates history: Becomes world’s first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal currency

    El Salvador is now officially the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. The Central American nation’s Bitcoin law, which was sent to its Congress on Wednesday morning by President Nayib Bukele, was approved in the legislative assembly by a “supermajority” with 62 out of 84 votes. The announcement was made by President Bukele on Twitter. “The #BitcoinLaw has been approved by a supermajority in the Salvadoran Congress. 62 out of 84 votes! History!” the tweet at 11:35 AM IST read.

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    15:07 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Nifty still eyeing 16,000

    Nifty made an exact top at 15,800 this morning, after which profit booking has taken place, said Rahul Sharma, Head of Technical Research, JM Financial. 'Nifty support is placed at 15,470 and we may see index rebounding in a day or two. The target of 16,000 intact,' he added.

    15:05 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sectoral watch

    Nifty Media, Nifty PSU Bank, and Nifty Auto are the worst-performing sectoral gauges on NSE ahead of Wednesday's closing bell. 

    15:00 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Investor confidence in hybrid funds

    “12,000 crs net inflow in equity and equity oriented hybrid funds is a significant jump and a sign of investor confidence – amongst the highest net inflows in a long time especially if one further adds flows into index funds, ETFs and international equity funds. Basis recency bias one is seeing a rising trend of money flowing into international funds and investors need to be wary of trend following piling more and more money into developed market technology stocks in the late stages of a multi-year boom," said Aashish P Somaiyaa, CEO at White Oak Capital.

    14:51 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sensex tanks 420 points

    Sensex dived 420 points, with over half an hour left before the day's closing bell. Nifty 50 index was holding above 15,600.

    14:45 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Fear gauge turns positive

    India VIX, the fear gauge of domestic stock markets was trading with gains ahead of the closing bell on Wednesday. The volatility index started the day, down 4%. As market breadth turned negative, India VIX trimmed losses.

    14:43 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Trend bullish above 15,600

    The market trend is is bullish as long as we keep above 15600 on a closing basis, said Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments.

    14:32 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sensex extends losses

    Sensex slipped below 52,000 as it fell over 300 points on Wednesday. Nifty was below 15,650.

    14:20 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Bank Nifty down 0.45%

    Bank Nifty is down 0.45% with over an hour left till the closing bell. Index heavyweights such as Axis Bank and ICICI Bank deep in red.

    14:19 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Power Grid share price jumps 4%

    Power Grid, the top Sensex gainer on Wednesday, has extended its gains and is now up 4.19%, trading at Rs 283 apiece.

    14:01 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Equity mutual funds see Rs 10,000 cr-inflow in May

    Equity mutual funds witnessed a net inflow of over Rs 10,000 crore in May, making it the third consecutive monthly infusion. This was way higher than Rs 3,437 crore net inflow seen in April and Rs 9,115 crore in March, data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India showed on Wednesday. Prior to this, equity schemes had consistently witnessed outflow for eight straight months from July 2020 to February 2021.

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    13:46 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    DII and retail investors pump money into market

    “This is the third month of net positive flows, with improvement in net sales at 10k cr and positive across all categories. DII’s and retail investors have kept the markets buoyant in last three months when FII’s have been net sellers, therefore the Indian markets are more broad based now with more participants thereby reducing volatility and vulnerability to sentiments of FII’s alone. Broadly, we understand from the first wave of Covid that these waves will be short-lived and eventually economic activities will revive giving boost to market sentiments. Therefore buying on dips always makes sense and which is what reflecting in the mutual funds sales numbers quite positively," said Akhil Chaturvedi, Head of Sales & Distribution, Motilal Oswal AMC.

    13:42 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Bank Nifty down 0.51%

    Axis Bank fell 1.35%, followed by ICICI Bank's 1.22%, and AU Small Finance Bank slipped 0.78%. These are the worst performers on Bank Nifty at this hour.

    13:41 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sensex, Nifty trim losses

    Sensex has trimmed some losses and moved past 52,100 once again. Nifty 50 was above 15,650.

    13:39 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Power Grid, NTPC maintain lead

    Power Grid and NTPC are top Sensex gainers on Wednesday. Both the stocks have managed to hold ground while the market turned negative. While Power Grid has jumped nearly 3%, NTPC is up 2%.

    13:34 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Midcap indices trade flat on NSE

    The Nifty Midcap 50 index was up 0.12%, along with Nifty Midcap 150 index on Wednesday. The benchmark Nifty 50 was down 0.44%.

    13:33 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Equity mutual funds continue to see net inflows

    Equity mutual funds saw net inflows in the month of May, marking the third straight month of positive flows. Data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) showed that investors were net buyers of equity mutual, pumping in Rs 10,082 crore in open-ended equity-oriented funds. Meanwhile, debt mutual funds saw heavy outflows as investors redeemed their positions in liquid and overnight funds. Equity mutual funds had seen net outflows for eight consecutive months till February this year, as investors booked profits after a strong rally on Dalal Street.

    13:32 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Bank Nifty dives

    Bank Nifty was down 0.65% on Wednesday. Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, IndusInd Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank were all in the red.

    13:18 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sensex, Nifty turn red

    Sensex and Nifty turned red on Wednesday, cutting all gains. Nifty was near 15,600 while Sensex was inching closer to 52,000.

    12:12 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Cyclical, digital stocks set for mass rating upgrades; these shares to benefit from AMFI rejig

    Upcoming reclassification of shares by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), may see cyclicals and digital stocks take centre stage. Domestic brokerage and research firm ICICI Securities said that cyclicals such as industrials and lenders along with scrips inclined to the digital domain could be upgraded by AMFI. The reclassification of all listed companies is done semi-annually. AMFI is expected to announce the changes in the first week of July. Based on the revised list released by AMFI, fund houses rejig their portfolios to match the fresh classifications.

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    11:42 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Nifty support maintained at 15,200

    Structurally, the formation of higher high-low backed by rejuvenation of market breadth signifies inherent strength that makes us confident to retain support base at 15200 as it is confluence of:

    a) 61.8% retracement of past three week’s rally (14885-15779), at 15225

    b) past two week’s low is placed at 15145.

    ~ ICICI Securities

    10:58 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Bullish above 15,600

    "Although the markets are headed to 15900-16000, it is facing resistance at higher levels. The trend is bullish as long as we keep above 15600 on a closing basis. Hence, any drop in the index can be positively utilized by entering long positions on the Nifty," said Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments.

    10:31 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    DHFL stock tanks 10%, hits lower circuit; experts warn sell now, stay away, relisting prospects unclear

    Investors buying shares of Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL) could be latching onto a pipe dream which may never fructify. The soon-to-be delisted company was in high demand on the stock exchanges on Tuesday, with 44 lakh shares exchanging hand on the BSE and a whopping 1.46 crore on the NSE. Today the stock hit the lower circuit to trade at Rs 20.60 apiece. However, The sharp drop in the shares of the soon-to-be delisted company comes after the stock soared 31% in the first 8 days of this month. 

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    10:03 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Gold Price Today, 9 June 2021: Yellow metal firms on positive global cues; check support, resistances

    Gold prices edged marginally higher in India on Wednesday, following global rates as a fall in US bond yields supported yellow metal prices. Moreover, investors were seen holding back from making large bets ahead of US inflation data and the European Central Bank policy meeting this week. On Multi Commodity Exchange, gold August futures were trading Rs 28 up at Rs 49,155 per 10 gram, as against the previous close of Rs 49,127

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    09:56 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sharp rise in midcap, smallcap stocks a sign of worry?

    "There are conflicting signals for the market. Softening US 10-year bond yield ( now at 1.53%, significantly down from the recent peak of 1.74%), rising FII inflows( Rs 1422 cr yesterday) and more importantly steadily falling fresh Covid-19 cases and daily deaths are clear positives. But robust US jobs data and rising crude are negatives from the market perspective. IT is outperforming Banking this month. Huge delivery volumes in IT majors indicate high institutional investor confidence in this segment. A disturbing trend in the market is the sharp rise in the prices of many mid and small-caps of unproven track record. Many retail investors are over-doing the unlock trade," said V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

    09:36 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Blackstone-backed Sona BLW Rs 5,550-crore IPO opens June 14; firm announces price band

    Sona BLW Precision Forgings’ (Sona Comstar) Rs 5,550-crore initial public offering (IPO) will open for subscription on June 14, 2021, at a price band of Rs 285-291 per share. Blackstone-backed Sona BLW issue will close on June 16, 2021. Auto component maker public issue comprises fresh issue of equity shares of up to Rs 300 crore and offer-for-sale (OFS) of up to 5,250 crore by selling shareholder Singapore VII Topco III Pte Ltd, an affiliate of the Blackstone Group Inc.

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    09:25 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sensex, Nifty slip

    Sensex and Nifty moved into the negative territory after having opened flat with positive bias. Nifty was holding above 15,700.

    09:19 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    OPENING BELL

    Sensex and Nifty started trading on Wednesday on flat note with some positive bias. Bank Nifty was in the red. Broader markets were outperforming benchmarks. 

    09:10 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Pre-open takes indices hgiher

    Sensex was above 52,400 at the end of the pre-open session on Wednesday. Nifty 50 index was holding above 15,750.

    09:05 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Nifty nears all-time highs

    Nifty 50 index was trading at 15,773, just shy of its all-time high of 15,778, during the pre-open session on Wednesday.

    09:04 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Every dip an opportunity to buy quality stocks

    'Benchmark Indices are expected to open on a flat note as indicated by trends on SGX Nifty. Dow Jones fell -0.09% while NASDAQ added 0.31% yesterday. 10-year treasury yield fell to lowest in a month to 1.53%. European markets closed slightly higher yesterday as Eurozone growth data revised higher. Asian markets were mixed early Wednesday with Japanese, Korean and Taiwan markets trading lower while Chinese and Hong Kong markets trading higher. Stock specific actions due to Q4 results can be witnessed in stocks like Bata India, IGL, GAIL, Star Cement, Munjal Auto etc. Immediate resistance levels for Nifty 50 are 15850 and 16000 while key support levels for Nifty 50 are 15500 and 15300. We are seeing the positive momentum to continue in the market with every dip presenting an opportunity to buy good quality stocks for a longer-term,' said Mohit Nigam, Head,PMS - Hem Securities.

    09:02 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Sensex, Nifty gain in pre-open

    Sensex soared nearly 200 points to cross 52,400 mark during Wednesday's pre-open session. Nifty was above 15,750.

    08:57 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    SGX Nifty hints at cautious start for Sensex, Nifty; 5 things to know before market opens

    Nifty futures were trading 9 points lower at 15,754.50 on Singaporean Exchange in early trade. BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were set to open in the negative territory on Wednesday. Investors will track Covid-related newsflow, oil price movement and rupee trajectory for market direction. Besides, corporate results, stock-specific developments and other global cues will also be watched by market participants. In absence of any trigger, analysts expect further consolidation in the index. “It’s prudent to continue with a stock-specific trading approach. Needless to say, stability in the banking index is critical for further directional move in Nifty else the lackluster move would continue,” Ajit Mishra, VP – Research, Religare Broking Ltd said.

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    08:57 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    DHFL, GAIL, Bata India, PNB Housing, Tata Motors, Adani Enterprises, Bandhan Bank stocks in focus

    Domestic equity market indices BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were likely to open flat on Wednesday, as suggested by trends on SGX Nifty in the early trade. In the previous session, Sensex closed flat at 52,275, while the Nifty 40 index ended 11.55 points lower at 15,740. Analysts say that the advance-decline ratio though in positive is falling and hence showing signs of profit-taking across the markets. “Sector rotation continues as does some specific stock rotation based on news and developments. 15630-15840 remains the band for the Nifty for the near term,” Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research, HDFC Securities, said.

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    08:52 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    Trading strategy for the day

    Minor Short build up in Nifty futures, Short build up in the Bank Nifty Futures & Call writing at 15800-16000 levels Indicates that one should remain cautious on the markets. Therefore, our advice is to be bearish with the trailing stop loss of 15800 levels. On the lower side, 15600-15700 levels could act as immediate support where maximum OI in the Put is seen. In the Bank Nifty, our advice is to sell on rise with SL of 35500 level. On the lower side, support is seen in the vicinity of 34500-34000 levels.

    ~ HDFC Securities

    08:41 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    More upside for Nifty if index crosses 15,800

    "Nifty and Bank Nifty Futures OI remained flattish while call writers were active at 15,800. Bank Nifty witnessed an addition in calls across strokes from 35,000 to 35,500. FIIs bought in cash, index options and sold stock futures. Nifty HH and H&L structure is still intact. Supports at 15,680 and 15,595. More upside if 15,800 is taken out however, stay close the door in case the bulls stop partying," said Rahul Sharma, Head, Technical and Derivatives Research, JM Financial Services.

    08:36 (IST)09 Jun 2021
    15,850 to act as resistance for Nifty

    "Nifty finds support around 15,600 while 15,850 will act as resistance on the upside. Bank Nifty finds support at 34,800 while 35,750 will act as strong resistance on the upside," said IIFL.

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