At the close, the Nifty 50 was at 19,396.45 up by 0.01%
Caution at the Opening Bell the day commenced with a cautious opening, as the market traded within a narrow range. Initially, it held onto positive territory but encountered a sudden downturn in the final hour, erasing earlier gains to close the session on a flat note. Benchmark indices struggled to sustain the momentum from the previous trading session, resulting in no significant change.
Global Factors Weighing In persistent concerns over U.S. interest rates and the economic health of China continued to cast a shadow on Indian blue-chip shares. These external factors have contributed to a sense of uncertainty in the market, prompting investors to exercise caution.
Mid-cap Index Shines in contrast to the largely static performance of blue-chip shares, the mid-cap index showcased resilience by rallying to a fresh record. This rally was driven by brighter domestic prospects, indicating a degree of confidence in the Indian market’s potential.
Nifty’s Narrow Gain Nifty 50 started the day on a positive note, with a minimal 0.01% gain, ultimately closing in the green. The index hovered near the 19,400 mark, suggesting that while the broader market experienced turbulence, specific sectors or stocks may still offer opportunities for investors.
Bank Nifty: down by 0.02%
Bank Nifty experienced a modest decline after an initial positive opening, the BSE Sensex managed to edge slightly upwards. This suggests that investors are navigating market dynamics with caution, and specific sectors may exhibit varying levels of resilience.
The Bank Nifty began the trading session on a positive note, opening in the green. However, as the day progressed, it experienced a slight decline of 0.02 percent, eventually closing in the red zone at 43,993.25. This oscillation underscores the dynamic nature of the market. Conversely, the BSE Sensex witnessed a modest gain of 0.01 percent. The index managed to sustain its upward trajectory throughout the session, ultimately closing in the green territory. It reached a high of 65,220.03, reflecting the index’s resilience amidst market fluctuations.
In the sectorial front, the metal sector exhibited a notable gain of 0.85%. Leading the charge, Hindustan Copper Ltd. saw a significant increase of 5.89% in its valuation, while Apl Apollo Tubes Ltd. also contributed positively with a gain of 2.16%. Conversely, the pharmaceutical sector faced a setback, experiencing a decline of 0.20%. Among the top losers, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. registered a notable dip of -1.99% in its valuation, closely followed by Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. which experienced a loss of -1.45%.
FII/FPI activity showed net selling with a value of -495.17 Rs. Cr., as they bought shares worth 8,854.08 Rs. Cr. and sold shares worth 9,349.25 Rs. Cr. Meanwhile, DII activity resulted in net buying of 533.75 Rs. Cr., as they purchased shares worth 6,027.22 Rs. Cr. and sold shares worth 5,493.47 Rs. Cr.
The Nifty Banking sector had some gainers and some losers for the day.
The gainers included AU Bank with a 2.95% increase, IDFC First Bank with a 2.56% increase, Federal Bank with a 1.15% increase, Bandhan Bank with a 0.61% increase, and Axis Bank with a 0.57% increase. On the other hand, the biggest losers in the sector included State Bank of India with a 0.61% decline, ICICI Bank with a 0.54% decline, HDFC Bank with a 0.51% decline, Bank of Baroda with a 0.31% decline, and Kotak Bank with a 0.03% decline. These results suggest that some banking stocks performed better for the day.
Rupee Strengthens Amid Global Market Dynamics
Rupee’s Upward Momentum demonstrated a positive trend, appreciating by 0.13 rupees and reaching a rate of 82.97. This upward movement can be attributed to the weakening of the dollar index, which fell below the critical threshold of $103.
Crude Oil’s Influence a subdued trend in crude oil prices has further contributed to the rupee’s strength. Given India’s reliance on oil imports, lower crude oil prices can alleviate the country’s current account deficit and positively impact the currency’s value.
RBI MPC Meeting Minutes Awaited market attention remains keenly focused on the imminent release of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting minutes. This release, expected on Thursday evening, holds significant importance as it will provide valuable insights into the RBI’s stance on inflation and global economic concerns, offering guidance to investors and market participants.
Foreign Investor Activity despite the rupee’s appreciation, selling pressure exerted by foreign investors, driven by global risk aversion, has tempered sentiments. This underscores the interconnectedness of the rupee with global financial markets and the need for a holistic view when assessing its performance.
Adani Enterprises Ltd. A Prominent Player with Remarkable Performance
Steady Price Surge Adani Enterprises Ltd. exhibited a notable 2.09% increase in its share price, closing at Rs 2,694.90, up from its previous close of Rs 2,639.75. This upward trajectory reflects the company’s positive momentum in the market.
Impressive Returns Over the past three years, Adani Enterprises Ltd. has delivered a remarkable return of 1031.24%, vastly outperforming the Nifty 100, which recorded a return of 66.52%. This indicates the company’s ability to generate substantial value for its investors.
Daily MACD Crossover An interesting technical development to note is the appearance of a daily MACD crossover. Historically, this signal has been associated with an average price gain of 7.22% within 10 days over the last decade, making it a noteworthy indicator for traders.
Strong Revenue Growth Adani Enterprises Ltd. has demonstrated exceptional annual revenue growth, standing at an impressive 96.18%, surpassing its 3-year Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 45.79%. This signifies the company’s ability to generate robust income.
Intraday Gains Over the last 18 years, it’s worth mentioning that only 4.83% of trading sessions witnessed intraday gains higher than 5%. This underlines the company’s stock stability and consistent performance.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Navigating Market Challenges with Resilience
Temporary Dip in Share Price BPCL experienced a modest decline, with its share price falling by -1.46% from its previous close of Rs 352.05 to a last traded price of Rs 346.90. Such fluctuations are common in the stock market and often reflect short-term market sentiment.
Challenges in Recent Returns Over the past three years, BPCL reported a return of -14.16%, which is in contrast to the Nifty 100’s return of 66.52%. This underperformance can be attributed to a variety of factors impacting the energy sector.
Strong Revenue Growth Despite challenges in stock returns, BPCL demonstrates robust annual revenue growth at 35.99%, surpassing its 3-year Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.13%. This suggests the company’s ability to generate substantial income, which is a positive indicator for its long-term prospects.
Stability in Intraday Trading It’s worth noting that over the last 18 years, only 1.82% of trading sessions witnessed intraday declines higher than 5%. This showcases the relative stability of BPCL’s stock, even during turbulent market conditions.
Advance Decline Ratio
Today, the advance-decline ratio was 1.70, and the market breadth was positive. The volatility index India Vix decreased by 1.77 percent to settle at 11.75 and the FIIs were net sellers today.
DAILY MARKET ACTION
Advancers – 1476
Decliners – 867
52Wk High – 145
52Wk Low – 16
High Band Hitters – 102
Low Band Hitters – 33
200d SMA – 18327
50d SMA – 19335
20d SMA – 19541
Top Gainers and Losers Stocks
The top gainers were Adani Enterprises (+2.09%), HDFC Life (+1.53%), ITC (+1.47%), NTPC (+1.12%), and Hero MotoCorp (+0.93%).
The top losers were Jio Financial (-5.00%), BPCL (-1.46%), Cipla (-1.04%), Eicher Motors (-0.82%), and Bajaj Finserv (-0.66%).
Top Gainers and Losers Sector
The top gainers sectors were Metal (+0.85%), Consumer Durables (+0.69%), FMCG (+0.66%), Media (+0.59%), and Auto (+0.52%).
The top losers sectors were Pharma (-0.20%), IT (-0.11%), and Financial Services (-0.10%).
The Nifty Midcap 50 was up by 0.96 percent, while the Nifty Small Cap 50 was up by 0.86 percent on the day.
The Nifty Midcap 50 index currently closed at 11,009.20, while the Nifty Small Cap 50 index currently closed at 5,378.05.
SECTORS – NOTABLE ACTION
CONSUMER DURABLES +0.69%
FINANCIAL SERVICES -0.10%
Stocks Ban List
(SEBI) F&O ban list (METROPOLIS open at -1351.00 and close at -1328.70), (MANAPPURAM open at -147.00 and close at -146.95), (HINDCOPPER open at -137.50 and close at +144.85), (INDIACEM open at +246.70 and close at -239.95), (GNFC open at +543.90 and close at +550.20), (PNB open at -62.35 and close at +62.45), (DELTACOR open at -180.95 and close at -181.40), (SAIL open at +86.70 and close at +85.70), (IBULHSGFIN open at -155.40 and close at -151.80), (ZEEL open at -271.95 and close at -272.45), and (CHAMBLFERT open at +260.40 and close at +264.05) are not currently on the stock exchange.
A stock enters the Ban List if its MWPL is above 95%. Implying that, Ban List shows the Futures and Options (FnO ) stocks whose combined open interest in all FnO contracts for a given period crosses 95% of Market-Wide Position Limit.
BHEL, RECLTD, CANBK, RBLBANK, NMDC, BALRAMCHIN, and L&TFH stocks has the possibilities of enterance in the ban list.
SAIL, IBULHSGFIN, ZEEL, and CHAMBLFERT stocks has the possibilities of exit from the ban list.
As per the above pivots data, 19360 to 19450 is the Nifty 50 trading range.
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