Sensex pares gains to turn flat, Nifty below 9,950; L&T up 4%


Equity benchmarks ended flat with a positive bias on Friday. L&T, HDFC Bank and ITC helped the market close higher but Infosys and HDFC capped upside.

The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 24.78 points at 31,687.52 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 4.90 points at 9,934.80.

The market breadth turned negative in afternoon trade today as about three shares declined for every share rising on the BSE.

IDBI Bank shares gained a percent as the board of directors has approved divestment of its stake in SIDBI.

Glenmark Pharma shares dropped more than 3 percent after brokerage house Credit Suisse slashed its target price on the stock to Rs 650 from Rs 750 per share.

Bajaj Finance shares fell more than 3 percent in the afternoon as the company raised funds through QIP at a discount to its floor price.

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Nifty ends flat on Friday, up 1.5% for the week; RIL, Lupin top gainers


Benchmark indices settled the day flat tracking weaker global cues amid concerns that central banks are moving closer to removing the monetary stimulus. The intra-day losses were recouped after index heavyweight Reliance Industries rallied to hit 9-year high. Losses were also capped as pharma and realty indices surged through the day on value buying.

Nifty was up 1.5% for the week, snapping a three-week losing streak, its biggest weekly gain since late May. On the other hand, BSE Sensex was up 1.4% for the week, extending gains for the second consecutive week.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 31,360, down 9 points after while the broader Nifty50 was ruling at 9,666, down 9 points

In the broader market, the S&P BSE Midcap was a little changed but ended in red while S&P BSE Smallcap index gained 0.3%.

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Sensex closes above 31,000 for first time ever, up almost 2% for the week


Markets continued their bull run to settle at fresh closing highs on Friday with the S&P BSE Sensex scaling past the 31,000-mark and the broader Nifty50index hitting 9600-mark for the first time ever as higher derivatives rollover led to strong follow-up buying in index heavyweights on the first day of June series.

Settling at fresh closing high, the 30-share Sensex ended at 31,028, up 278 points. The index was up 1.8% for the week. On the other hand, Nifty50 also ended at new peak of 9,595, up 85 points with a weekly gain of 1.7%.

Both frontline indices peaked fresh highs at intra-day level also. The S&P BSE Sensex rallied as much as 324 points to hit its new high of 31,074 surpassing its previous peak of 30,793 reached yesterday, while the broader Nifty50 gained 95 points to touch its fresh high of 9,592, overriding the previous milestone of 9,432, hit on May 17.

Broader market outperformed benchmark indices with the S&P BSE Midcap and the S&P BSE Smallcap indices gaining 2% and 1.6% respectively.

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Repost: We are at the start of a bull market, it is going to make us forget 2003: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala


The original interview with Rakesh Jhunjhunwala appeared on The Economic Times and is available here.

In an exclusive interview with ET Now, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Partner, Rare Enterprises, says markets could correct any time it is going to correct more time wise rather than price wise. Edited excerpts
ET Now: I want to start with something which I picked up on my WhatsApp couple of days ago and it says that there is a strong market rumour that a big bull, which is you, has informed his close circle of friends and his associates that markets have topped out and now we may see a significant correction going forward. Have you told your friends anything like this?

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala: My opinion especially in oil, I think $60 for oil is not to be crossed. Onshore oil costs $3 and the fracking capacity is 10%, 15% of oil capacity in America. The whole world has still not even started and in lot of other countries there are not so many as might have been concerns as there are in America. Third thing is with lower prices, OPEC countries are compelled to produce more because of the cost. So I think personally oil prices at $60 is a line which is not going to be crossed, it is a prediction, I reserve the right to be wrong but it is my opinion that to cross it is very, very difficult. Even in other metal areas, I am not very bullish on prices. I think metal prices in general may have topped out.
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Nifty closes above the psychological 8800! Telecom rebounds.


Renewed buying interest drove equity benchmarks nearly 3 percent higher during the week, which was the first weekly rally after consolidation for a month.

Late buying helped the Nifty close above psychological 8800 level for the first time since April 2015, driven by banks, auto and telecom stocks.

The 30-share BSE Sensex rose 108.63 points to 28532.11 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 35 points at 8809.65.

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Reblog – The Week Ahead (Week beginning August 8, 2016)


The original blog post is written by Hemant Parikh and can be found here.

RBI’s policy outcome, corporate earnings and macroeconomic data to dictate trend.

Next batch of Q1 June 2016 corporate results, progress of monsoon rains, macroeconomic data, trends in global markets, investment by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) and domestic institutional investors (DIIs), the movement of rupee against the dollar and crude oil price movement will dictate market trend in the near term.

The major domestic event in the upcoming week is the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) third bi-monthly monetary policy meeting scheduled on Tuesday, 9 August 2016. The central bank had left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6.5% at its last meeting.

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The week gone by but with Political results across 5 states


The market ended with heavy losses. The Nifty ended below 7850, down 33.70 points or 0.4 percent. The Sensex is down 97.82 points or 0.4 percent at 25301.90. About 871 shares advanced, 1679 shares declined, and 197 shares are unchanged.

ITC gained 1 percent after posting better-than-expected Q4 results. Adani Ports, ONGC, NTPC and Bajaj Autowere top gainers in the Sensex. Losers were Lupin (down 9 percent), ICICI Bank, Reliance, M&M and Tata Motors.

After the political results of 5 states yesterday, there was a glimmer of hope of seeing the GST bill through but we can only hope things fall in place soon.

Here are some picks from the week gone by:

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View with a difference


So far we have informed our readers on how StockArchitect brings to you the views of analysts. Not only do we bring to you the views of analysts, we also capture and bring to you the views of top anchors. In short, we have readied for your reference the views of the people who matter. After all, our mission is to help you make informed decisions.

Here are the views of some of the people from the week that went by.

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Winners from the week gone by


Another week ends and we are nearing the financial year end. We at StockArchitect hope that all of you have made a lot of money during this financial year. Our motto is to help investors take an informed decision based on the collective views of others.

Here are some picks we pulled out from the week gone by.

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