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Market Wrap: Sensex closes 73 points lower, Nifty at 10,679, IT, FMCG stocks fall
BSE Sensex closed lower by 73.28 points at 35,103.14, while the Nifty 50 fell 38.40 points, or 0.36%, to 10,679.65. Here are the latest updates from the markets
Last Modified: Thu, May 03 2018. 04 56 PM IST
- 3.34 pm ISTClosing bell
- 3.22 pm ISTHindusthan Urban Infrastructure shares rise 5%
- 1.50 pm ISTSensex trades flat, Nifty below 10,700
- 1.47 pm ISTPC Jeweller shares rises 3%
- 1.43 pm ISTEuropean stock markets fall at open
- 1.40 pm ISTOil prices dip on rising US crude inventories, record production
- 1.37 pm ISTKirloskar Ferrous Industries shares slump 7% after Q4 result
- 12.17 pm ISTMarket update
- 12.10 pm ISTHindustan Construction shares tank 18% following Lavasa defaults on bond payment
- 12.00 pm ISTIndiGo shares plunge 18%, its biggest fall since January 2016
- 10.10 am ISTMarket update
- 10.07 am ISTHCL shares fall 7%
- 10.03 am ISTFirms shelve $3 billion bond sales on fears of Fed hike
- 10.00 am ISTBiocon shares fall 4% after regulators issue observations
- 9.45 am ISTIndiGo shares down 5%
- 9.30 am ISTSensex, Nifty trade marginally lower
- 9.27 am ISTRupee opens marginally higher against US dollar
- 9.25 am ISTAsia stocks down after Fed policy outcome
- Mumbai: Benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE’s Nifty 50 closed lower on Thursday, dragged by losses in IT and FMCG stocks. Moreover, shares in Europe and Asia also declined as investors are digesting US Federal Reserve decision and as trade negotiations between US and China began in Beijing. Meanwhile, on a net basis, foreign investors sold shares worth Rs525.93 crore, while domestic investors bought shares to the tune of Rs165.84 crore in Wednesday’s trade, provisional data showed. Here are the latest updates from the markets:
- 3.34 pm IST Closing bellBSE Sensex traded lower by 73.28 points, or 0.21%, to 35,103.14, while the Nifty 50 fell 38.40 points, or 0.36%, to close at 10,679.65. Sixteen out of 19 sectoral indices on BSE ended lower with realty, IT, teck, capital goods and industrials losing over 1%. BSE MidCap and SmallCap declined 1.16% and 0.84%, respectively. Sun Pharma, NTPC, Tata Steel and Axis Bank were top gainers, whereas Wipro, Kotak Bank, Asian Paints and LT were among the major losers.
- 3.22 pm IST Hindusthan Urban Infrastructure shares rise 5%Hindusthan Urban Infrastructure Ltd shares were trading 5% at Rs1037.40. The company’s March-quarter net profit rose to Rs7.4 crore from Rs5.89 crore a year ago. The company’s revenue for the quarter stood at Rs227 crore versus Rs219 crore year ago.
- 1.43 pm IST European stock markets fall at openEurope’s main stock markets dropped at the start of trading on Thursday following drops across much of Asia and on Wall Street. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index fell a few points to 7,540.20. In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX 30 lost 0.2% to 12,775.66 points and the Paris CAC 40 shed 0.3% to 5,515.36.
- 1.40 pm IST Oil prices dip on rising US crude inventories, record productionOil prices dipped on Thursday, weighed down by swelling US crude inventories and record weekly US production that undermined efforts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) to cut supplies, although potential new US sanctions against Iran kept markets on the edge.Brent crude oil futures were at $73.31 per barrel at 12.24pm, down 5 cents from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down just 1 cent at $67.92 per barrel. (Reuters)
- 1.37 pm IST Kirloskar Ferrous Industries shares slump 7% after Q4 resultKirloskar Ferrous Industries Ltd shares plunged 7.07% to Rs96 after the company reported a net profit of Rs14.92 crore in the March 2018 quarter versus a profit Rs10.34 crore a year ago. Revenue from operations stood at Rs470 crore versus Rs362 crore last year.
- 12.17 pm IST Market updateBSE Sensex traded lower by 129.02 points, or 0.37%, to 35,047.40, while the Nifty 50 fell 57.20 points, or 0.53%, to 10,660.85. All the sectoral indices on BSE traded lower with realty, capital goods, industrials and FMCG losing up to 2%. BSE MidCap and SmallCap declined 1.31% and 1.16%, respectively. Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Adani Ports and Sun Pharma were top gainers, whereas L&T, Kotak Bank, Yes Bank and Tata Motors were among the major losers.
- 12.10 pm IST Hindustan Construction shares tank 18% following Lavasa defaults on bond paymentHindustan Construction Co. Ltd shares fell 18% to Rs19.10 after its arm Lavasa said that it has defaulted on dues payable to bond holders and also has external borrowing from bank and financial institutions, principal and interest repayment of which has been delayed.
- 12.00 pm IST IndiGo shares plunge 18%, its biggest fall since January 2016Shares of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd on Thursday plunged nearly 18%, its steepest fall since January 2016, after the company reported a 75% drop in its March-quarter earnings. IndiGo shares fell as much as 17.57% in intraday trade, its biggest fall since 22 January 2016 and touched a low of Rs111.30 a share—a level last seen on 18 October 2017. At 9.50am, the stock was trading at Rs1,142.70 on BSE, down 15.25% from its previous close. So far this year, it declined 4.5%.
- 10.03 am IST Firms shelve $3 billion bond sales on fears of Fed hikeUncertainty around possible rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve and a consequent rise in volatility in the US bond market has led several Indian firms and financial institutions to shelve their overseas fund-raising plans. Indian corporate bond issues worth over $3 billion have been shelved as firms wait on the sidelines, keeping a vigil on interest rates in the US.
- 10.00 am IST Biocon shares fall 4% after regulators issue observationsBiocon Ltd shares fell 4.24% to Rs635.35 after the company said it has received observations from US and European regulators.The USFDA has completed pre-approval inspection of the sterile drug product manufacturing facility in Bengaluru this week and issued a Form 483 with 7 observations, the filing said. The company has also this week received the preliminary report from the European Regulator post inspection of its sterile drug product facility in Bengaluru in March 2018, the spokesperson added.
- 9.45 am IST IndiGo shares down 5%Interglobe Aviation Ltd shares fell 5% to Rs1289 after the company reported 73% drop in net profit in March quarter to Rs 117.64 crore from Rs 440 crore a year ago.
- 9.27 am IST Rupee opens marginally higher against US dollarThe Indian rupee on Thursday opened marginally stronger against the US dollar in opening trade. The rupee opened at 66.66 a dollar. At 9.15am, the home currency was trading at 66.61 against US dollar, up 0.08% from its Wednesday’s close of 66.67. Yields on 10-year government bond stood at 7.725% from its previous close of 7.735%. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.
- 9.25 am IST Asia stocks down after Fed policy outcomeAsian stocks tracked U.S. shares lower after the Federal Reserve said inflation is close to its target, without indicating any need to waver from its path of gradually tightening monetary policy. Fed officials may have signaled their willingness to allow inflation to exceed their 2 percent goal somewhat by adding a reference to the “symmetric” nature of their target. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 1.5%, Kospi index was little changed and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5%. The MSCI Asia Pacific excluding Japan Index fell 0.4%.
First Published: Thu, May 03 2018. 09 33 AM IST