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Markets Highlight: Sensex, Nifty end in red; FMCG, IT drag; M&M shine

Share Market Updates: The Indian stock ends in the red as it shed in the second half on Thursday with Sensex dropping 150 pts and Nifty around 50 pts. TechM, Adani stocks and HUL dragged, while M&M and Apollo Hospitals gained. FMCG and IT remained subdued; Realty and Auto sectors climbed.

Sensex Today | Share Market Updates: Fall in oil price and other positive global cues to lift investor sentiment AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEEPremium
Sensex Today | Share Market Updates: Fall in oil price and other positive global cues to lift investor sentiment AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE

Share Market Updates: The Indian stock market remained muted on Thursday with little movement away from yesterday's close. The Realty and Auto sector lifts the market, but heavyweights like IT and FMCG remain subdued.

The benchmark retreated to a three-month low under $80 a barrel. Concerns about supply are giving way to doubts about plunging refinery profits in China and Europe, lackluster physical cargo trading and an uncertain economic outlook for the US.

Most Asian stocks crept back up Thursday after another positive day on Wall Street, with focus on upcoming speeches by Fed officials.

The rupee appreciated 5 paise to 83.25 against the US dollar in morning trade on Thursday, as the crude oil price and the American currency retreated from their elevated levels.

09 Nov 2023, 03:35:33 PM IST

Indices remained under pressure as they shed 0.2% with IT and FMCG dropped in today's session; Auto and Realty sectors gained

Indian shares ended in the red on Thursday as the rally in financials and IT stocks since the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate pause fizzled out.

The NSE Nifty 50 index shed around 40 pts and ended at around 19,400, while the S&P BSE Sensex dropped almost 150 pts as it ended at 64,832. Seven out of 15 broad-based sectoral indices ended in the red in today's session.

M&M jumped more than 3%, while Apollo Hospitals and Power Grid also featured among the top gainers in today's session. Adani stocks fizzled along with Hindustan Lever and Tech Mahindra.

Among sectoral indices, FMCG and IT were the biggest dropped while Finance and Bank indices remained in the flat zone. Realty and Auto were the biggest gainers.

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after another mixed close on Wall Street where benchmarks have been recalibrating following recent big swings.

Japan's Nikkei share average made strong gains, snapping a two-day loss, as robust earnings helped propel energy and consumer-product shares. The Nikkei closed up 1.49%. The broader Topix added 1.26%.

Chinese stocks closed flat after the latest consumer prices data revived worries on recovery, while investors weighed developments in the property sector and other stimulus measures.

The blue-chip CSI 300 Index and the Shanghai Composite Index ended a wobbly session largely unchanged. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index edged down 0.3%.

European shares opened flat after ECB policymakers played down market optimism around rate cuts, while investors once again waited for remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell.

UK's FTSE 100 fell on Thursday, hurt by a drop in shares of Flutter after a dour forecast, with investors awaiting comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to gauge the path for global interest rates.

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09 Nov 2023, 03:27:09 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Wipro likely to skip salary hikes for 'top performers' in major business line, says memo

Wipro may not give hikes to "top performers with higher compensation" as salary revisions are made in December. The move will affect workers in the company's largest business line. Employees will receive their raises on December 1.

As per an internal memo seen by Reuters, Wipro will prioritise employees with lower compensation among those eligible for a raise. Nagendra Bandaru – the managing partner and president of the "Enterprise Futuring" business line – told employees that the company was undertaking a “selective MSI (merit salary increases) rollout" based business affordability. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 03:18:00 PM IST

Sensex Today: Moody's retains India 2023 growth at 6.7% on strong domestic demand

Moody's Investor Services has retained India's economic growth at 6.7% for 2023 stating the emerging economy has shown remarkable resilience amid a global slowdown buoyed by solid domestic demand, the rating agency said on Thursday.

In its report on Global Macro Outlook 2024-25, Moody's also said India along with other emerging market economies like Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia are well-positioned to capture a greater share of global trade flows due to the push from the West to diversify supply chains away from China amid geopolitical tensions. ((Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 03:17:18 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Tesla to recall several cars due to air bag deployment issues. Check models and other details

Elon Musk-led electric car maker Tesla will recall 159 Model S and Model X cars, citing the possibility of the driver airbag deploying incorrectly, reported Reuters quoting a notice by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 9 November.

According to details, if the driver's airbag is deployed incorrectly, it increases the risk of an injury during a crash.

09 Nov 2023, 03:16:33 PM IST

Sensex Today: Kama Jewelry has this to say as prices in the diamond industry observes a period of stabilization

Colin Shah, MD, Kama Jewelry on 'The Prices in the diamond Industry observes a period of stabilization': Prices for rounds and fancies diamonds showed a positive trend following a year of declines. Prices for 1-carat stones gained by 1 % between October 24 and November 1. While the index for 0.50-carat diamonds — the weakest category since the start of 2023 — increased 0.3%, and the 3-carat index rose 0.4%.

Having followed by a year of continuous erratic decline due to ongoing conflicts such as the Ukraine-Russia War. And the Isreal - Hamas Conflict. The G7 summit held in October of 2023 stated that the Indian manufacturers worked to reduce inventories in anticipation of upward mobility during the holiday season, competition from synthetics, and further price drops.

With the upcoming Festive and Wedding season it is estimated that the Indian Diamond Industry is to expand even further with its sales volumes which is to see an impactful trade–off in the last quarter of the year.

09 Nov 2023, 02:59:38 PM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: Prestige Estates shares surge 11% in 2 days to hit record high on best-ever quarterly results

Shares of Prestige Estates Projects experienced a significant surge of 11%, reaching their record high over the span of two sessions. This rise follows the realty firm's release of its best-ever results for the quarter ended in September, primarily driven by successful launches. The company achieved its highest-ever quarterly sales, amounting to 7,092 crore, through the sale of 3,659 units during the September quarter.

During today's session (November 9), the stock soared by as much as 5.4%, hitting its all-time high of 877.50. Notably, within the last two sessions, the stock has exhibited an impressive 11% increase, with a 5.3% rise on November 8. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 02:55:40 PM IST

Sensex Today: London stocks slip on Flutter's dour outlook; Powell in focus

UK's FTSE 100 fell on Thursday, hurt by a drop in shares of Flutter after a dour forecast, with investors awaiting comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to gauge the path for global interest rates.

The FSTE 100 slid 0.4% and was set to mark its fourth session of decline in six, while the mid-cap index FTSE 250 edged 0.1% lower.

Flutter dropped 9.0%, dragging the travel and leisure index to over a week's low, after the online betting company said it expects full-year earnings, excluding the nascent U.S. market, at the bottom of its previously forecast range. (Reuters)

09 Nov 2023, 02:37:55 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Brent recovers to trade above $80/bbl amid demand concerns

Global crude oil prices marked a small recovery on Thursday, having slumped in the previous session due to global demand concerns.

Around 1pm, the January contract of Brent on the Intercontinental Exchange traded at $80.08 per barrel, up 0.68% from previous close. The December contract of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) on NYMEX rose 0.61% to $75.79 a barrel.

Analysts attributed the rise in prices to bargain buying. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 02:35:58 PM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: SC refuses relief to personal guarantors under bankruptcy code

The Supreme Court did not provide any relief to personal guarantors under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in a verdict on Thursday, upholding the validity of key provisions relating to the personal guarantor's insolvency resolution under the IBC. The verdict relates to a clutch of petitions that challenged the Constitutional validity of parts of the IBC that pertain to personal guarantors.

The petitioners' main contention was that the personal guarantor is not given a chance to argue his position, contest the start of the insolvency resolution proceedings, or object to the designation of the resolution professional in accordance with the IBC. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 02:30:18 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Private Life insurance industry reports strong growth in retail APE for Oct-23; expect slowdown in growth during Nov-23: Emkay Global Financial Services

Emkay Global Financial Services says, “With growth momentum continuing, private listed life insures offer good value:  The sustained growth delivery by private life insurers addresses the exaggerated concerns on growth post taxation changes on high-ticket non-linked products. With the margin compression story already having played out in FY24, private life insurers are on track to deliver robust VNB growth in FY25 & beyond. Against the backdrop of life insurers underperforming CY23, we find current valuation attractive. We maintain our preference for SBILIFE, HDFCLIFE, MAXF and IPRU, as we believe they offer a promising risk-reward ratio in the foreseeable future."

09 Nov 2023, 02:22:37 PM IST

Sensex Today: Pune Property Market Registrations Soar by 27% Y-o-Y, Exceeding 14,900 Units in October 2023: Knight Frank India

Knight Frank India, in its latest assessment noted that property registrations in Pune experienced a significant increase in October 2023, surging by 27% compared to the previous year. During the month, a total of 14,983 units were registered, up from 11,842 registrations in October 2022. Stamp duty collections for October 2023 also showed substantial growth, rising by an impressive 11% year-on-year, totaling INR 495 crores. Additionally, the combined value of registered properties in October 2023 amounted to INR 11,808 crores.

Key Highlights:

  • Real estate transactions in October 2023 amounted to INR 11,808 crore, showing a 65% YoY increase.
  • Since January 2023, more than 122,610 properties have been registered.
  • The state government's stamp duty collections for the first ten months of 2023 reached INR 4,300 crore, marking a 12.5% YoY growth while registrations grew 9.5% to 112,610 units.
  • The share of properties valued over INR 1 crore increased from 9% in October 2022 to 12% in October 2023.

09 Nov 2023, 02:06:34 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: RBI governor Das pitches linking fast payments of India, Japan

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday suggested linking fast payment platforms of India and Japan for easy cross-border transfers.

India’s UPI (unified payments interface) has spurred development of new payment-related products and services, Das said, adding that linking the UPI with fast payment systems of other countries is being undertaken.

“Linkage of fast payment systems of India and Japan may also be explored to leverage the power of fintech and make cross-border payments more efficient and less costly," he said at the Symposium on Indian Economy 2023 in Tokyo. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 02:02:20 PM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: HUL stock struggles as it sheds more than 1.5% and is among the biggest laggards

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09 Nov 2023, 01:42:50 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Hotel transactions, openings pick up; India Q2 property openings at 34

The second quarter of FY24 (June-September), while seeing a little slowdown in revenue per available room for hotels, witnessed an increase in the number of keys signed and opened.

According to a new report, 34 hotels opened in this period, adding about 2,400 keys or rooms to India’s organised hotel business. Interestingly, most of these hotels, over 80%, were in tier-II and tier-III cities.

Consultancy JLL’s Hotel Momentum India (HMI) report said a total of 59 hotels comprising around 4,700 keys were signed in this quarter. As many as 12 of the hotels signed were conversions from other hotel brands, making up 23% of the entire inventory signed in the quarter. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 01:29:21 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: FMCG index sheds the most in today's session as most stocks trade in the red

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Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: JSW Steel's crude steel output grows 12 pc in October

JSW Steel on Thursday reported a 12 per cent rise in its consolidated crude steel production to 23.12 Lakh Tonnes (LT) in October.

Its consolidated crude steel production was at 20.64 LT in the same month last year, according to a statement.

From its India operations, the company produced 22.36 LT of steel in October, up 9 per cent over 20.49 LT in the year-ago period.

India operations' production includes the crude steel production of JSW Ispat Special Products Ltd (JISPL) and its subsidiary Mivaan Steels Ltd.

In India, the capacity utilisation level stood at 95 per cent in October. (PTI)

09 Nov 2023, 01:14:30 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Trent Q2 FY24 results: profit rise by 152.34% YOY

Trent, the retail company, revealed its Q2 FY24 results on November 7, 2023. The company demonstrated substantial growth in both revenue and profit compared to the previous year. The topline experienced a significant 52.73% year-over-year (YoY) increase, while the profit surged by 152.34% YoY.

In comparison to the previous quarter, Trent's revenue grew by 13.47%, and the profit increased by 35.31%. These figures highlight a robust quarter for the company, indicating consistent and strong growth in its financial performance. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 12:59:23 PM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: Deepak Nitrite Q2 FY24 results: profit rise by 17.54% YOY

Deepak Nitrite, a prominent chemical company, released its Q2 FY24 results on November 7, 2023. The company's revenue decreased by 9.36% in comparison to the corresponding quarter last year. However, the profit demonstrated a notable 17.54% increase year-on-year.

Compared to the previous quarter, Deepak Nitrite experienced a marginal 0.55% growth in revenue and a substantial 36.81% surge in profit.

Moreover, the company's Selling, General & Administrative expenses witnessed a slight 0.69% rise quarter-on-quarter and a notable 8.01% increase year-on-year. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 12:51:59 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: PL Stock Report - R R Kabel (RRKABEL IN) - Q2FY24 Result Update – Healthy revenue growth, margins improved - BUY

Praveen Sahay – Research Analyst, Prabhudas Lilladher Pvt Ltd views on R R Kabel (RRKABEL IN

Rating: BUY | CMP: Rs1,605 | TP: Rs1,800

Q2FY24 Result Update – Healthy revenue growth, margins improved

Quick Pointers:

§ W&C business reported ~28% volume growth in H1FY24.

§ EBITDA margin expanded by 280bps and W&C EBIT margin by 270 bps YoY.

We upward revised our FY24E earnings estimates by 5.8% on account of healthy H1FY24 performance and strong guidance for H2FY24. RR Kabel (RRKABL) reported healthy revenue growth of 17.7% YoY in Q2FY24 mainly with 19% revenue growth in W&C which was driven by export business (+31.3% YoY). The company reported 28% vol. growth in H1FY24 and expected momentum will continue in W&C segment. EBITDA margin reported at 7.5% in Q2FY24 mainly with improvement in gross margin (+240bps YoY) on account of a) product mix, b) pricing, c) cost efficiency.

We believe RR Kabel continue to benefit on account of 1) strong brand with diverse product portfolio 2) well-structured capacity expansion plans, 3) increasing dealers /distribution network and 4) distribution led export business. We estimate Revenue/EBITDA/PAT CAGR of 21.1%/39.3%/44.5% over FY23-26E. Maintain ‘BUY’ at revised TP of 1,800 ( 1624 earlier) given solid H1 performance and strong guidance for coming years.

09 Nov 2023, 12:32:36 PM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: ArcelorMittal Profit Drops as Steel Market Demand Weakens

ArcelorMittal SA’s third-quarter profit fell as steel prices declined in key markets due to weaker demand.

The world’s top steelmaker outside of China reported a 28% decline in earnings from the previous quarter, better than analysts expected. Margins and sales were squeezed as the manufacturing and construction sectors languished.

The steel industry — a proxy for the global economy — is suffering from a slump in demand as tighter monetary policy and China’s weak post-pandemic recovery hit the consumption of raw materials. Furnaces across Europe, where ArcelorMittal has the bulk of its production, have been idled, while rival steelmakers announced job cuts in recent weeks. (Bloomberg)

09 Nov 2023, 12:15:29 PM IST

JM Financial views on Apollo Tyres Ltd | Strong operating performance; Demand recovery in EU remains key

Ronak Mehta of JM Financial views on Apollo Tyres Ltd: Strong operating performance; Demand recovery in EU remains key

BUY INR 475 

During 2QFY24, Apollo Tyres’ consol. EBITDAM of 18.5% was a strong 140bps beat to our estimates led by benign RM cost and lower S&D spends. Operating performance was strong across both India and European (EU) operations. In the domestic market, while OE demand remains steady, replacement demand has picked pace across T&B segment. Near-term demand is expected to remain soft at EU operations owing to inventory correction with gradual recovery expected during 2H. Commodity prices continue to remain volatile (est. to increase c.3% in 3Q). Pricing environment in domestic replacement market is largely stable. Focus on favourable mix and tight cost control is expected to support margins going ahead. Company has guided for lower capex intensity during FY24/25. Focus is on deleveraging and improving ROCE. We have increased our earnings estimate for FY25-26E by 2-3% driven by healthy margin performance. We maintain BUY and ascribe a 14x PE to arrive at Sept’24 TP of INR 475. Continued weakness in EU demand remains a key risk.

09 Nov 2023, 12:09:34 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Landmark Cars Limited Q2FY24 PAT at Rs. 20.5 Cr up by 22% y-o-y

Landmark Cars Limited announced its consolidated unaudited financial results for the quarter and half-year ended 30th September 2023.

Key Financial Highlights (Consolidated)

  • Consolidated Q2FY24 Proforma Revenue witnessed a 19.9% QoQ growth and stood at Rs. 1120Cr
  • EBITDA for Q2FY24 stood at Rs. 57.1 Cr and has demonstrated a growth of 22% QoQ.
  • Consolidated Q2FY24 Net Profit stood at Rs. 20.5 Cr as compared to Rs. 16.8 Cr in Q2FY23, indicating a rise of 22% YoY

09 Nov 2023, 12:01:56 PM IST

Sensex at Noon: Indices remain flat on Thursday with Realty and Auto stocks rising, while IT and Finance sectors dragging

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09 Nov 2023, 11:57:46 AM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: Bombay HC orders tax refund of ₹1,128 crore to Vodafone Idea; shares gain

The Bombay High Court has directed the Income Tax department to refund 1,128 crore to Vodafone Idea Limited paid by the telecom operator in taxes for the assessment year 2016-2017. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 11:48:04 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Bayer CropScience Limited reports Q2 Results for FY 2023-24

Nayer CropScience Limited announced today its unaudited results for the quarter (Q2) and half year ended (H1) September 30, 2023. Revenue from Operations of Rs16,172 million. Profit Before Tax of Rs3,057 million.

For Q2 ended September 30, 2023, Bayer CropScience Limited (BCSL) registered Revenue from Operations of Rs16,172 million as compared to Rs14,519 million in the corresponding period of FY 2022-23. Profit Before Tax stood at Rs3,057 million, compared to Rs2,290 million in the corresponding period of the previous financial year. (ANI)

09 Nov 2023, 11:47:16 AM IST

Sensex Today: Genpact appoints BK Kalra as next CEO as ‘Tiger’ Tyagarajan to retire in February 2024

Genpact, a global professional services firm, has unveiled its leadership succession plan. NV 'Tiger' Tyagarajan, the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, is set to retire on February 9, 2024. The company's board has named Balkrishan 'BK' Kalra as his successor.

Currently serving as Genpact's Global Business Leader for Financial Services and Consumer & Healthcare, Kalra will assume the top position on February 9, 2024. Despite his retirement, Tyagarajan will remain a member of the Board of Directors. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 11:20:34 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Lotus revs up for Indian debut with Exclusive Motors partnership; likely to launch Eletre electric SUV

British sports car manufacturer Lotus is set to make its debut in the Indian market. Known for producing high-performance models like the Emeya, Eletre, Emira, and Evija, Lotus has officially announced its entry into the Indian market, with the launch slated for November 9, 2023, as per reports in the Financial Express.

According to the FE report, the renowned British brand has partnered with Exclusive Motors, based in New Delhi, to serve as its dealer and service provider in India. Exclusive Motors, which also manages Bentley Motors in India, will additionally function as Lotus's distributor. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 11:07:38 AM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: Tata Power share price falls 3% after Q2 results

Tata Power's share price experienced a decline of nearly 3% during early trade on Thursday, following the release of the company's earnings report for the quarter ended September 2023. Tata Power shares fell by as much as 2.96% to 247.35 per share on the BSE.

Despite the decline in share price, Tata Power Company posted an 8.79% growth in its consolidated net profit for the July-September quarter, amounting to 1,017.41 crore compared to the same period last year. Additionally, the company's revenue in Q2FY24 saw a 9% year-on-year increase, reaching 15,442 crore.

Furthermore, Tata Power's EBITDA surged by 75.5% to 3,090.4 crore from 1,760.5 crore, with the EBITDA margin rising to 19.6% from 12.5% on a year-on-year basis. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 11:05:42 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: HMA Agro Industries declares 1:10 stock split after four months of share listing

The board of directors of HMA Agro Industries Ltd has approved a stock split in a 1:10 ratio. This decision signifies that one share of HMA Agro with a face value of 10 each will be subdivided into ten shares, each with a face value of Re 1 per equity share. Notably, this stock split proposal was sanctioned during the consideration of the company's un-audited financial results for the July to September 2023 quarter.

It is worth mentioning that the company announced this stock split four months after its listing. HMA Agro Industries shares were listed on both the BSE and NSE on July 4, 2023. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 10:49:02 AM IST

Sensex Today: Realty index continues to march as it jumps more than 1% with most stocks in the green

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09 Nov 2023, 10:45:20 AM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: Rupee rises 2 paise to 83.25 against US dollar in early trade

The Indian rupee strengthened by 2 paise to 83.25 against the US dollar during Thursday's morning trade. This rise was supported by a decrease in crude oil prices and a weakening of the US currency. The rupee commenced trading at 83.26 against the dollar, slightly improved from its previous closure of 83.27.

Simultaneously, the US dollar index, reflecting the greenback's performance against a group of six currencies, experienced a marginal decline of 0.06%, settling at 105.52. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 10:42:36 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Mamaearth-parent Honasa Consumer stock now down over 5% from IPO price

Shares of Honasa Consumer, the parent company of Mamaearth, continued their downward trajectory, declining by nearly 5% on Thursday. This follows a flat listing on Wednesday, primarily due to profit booking activities.

The stock plummeted by 4.7% during intraday trading, reaching a new low of 307. Currently, the stock stands 5.2% below its IPO price of 324.

During yesterday's trading, the stock dropped below its issue price, closing at 322.50. However, it had initially debuted at 330 per share, representing a 1.85% premium to the issue price, and was listed at 324 on the BSE, aligning with the issue price. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 10:31:39 AM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: M&M stock shines in today's trading as it jumps more than 2% 

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09 Nov 2023, 10:18:00 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: LKP Securities on SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE - Q2 FY24 Result Update - BUY

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE: Q2 FY24 Result Update

Business momentum remains positive across its traditional and emerging businesses and we expect this to continue as core data improves which reflects on the overall business it operates in with adequate digitalization opportunities and positive outlook ahead. Further, company’s performance has been consistent for FY22, FY23 and H1FY24 wherein execution has remained strong with consistent margin improvement and expects it to continue with strong order book and pipeline ahead including focus of management remains on collections and cash. Overall company remains optimistic in the short to mid-term with support from the government in the form of investment, reforms and policies. Considering the strong H1FY24 performance we are increasing the estimates and target upwards given strong margin beat in first half. Hence, we maintain BUY with a revised TP of 400

09 Nov 2023, 10:16:40 AM IST

Sensex Today: Lupin share price gains up to 1.7% as strong US Sales help net profit growth of 277%, beating estimates

Lupin Ltd witnessed a rise of up to 1.7% in its share price on the NSE during the opening trades on Thursday, buoyed by the company's robust profit growth of 277% for the quarter ending in September. This surge in profit was primarily attributed to the substantial sales growth in the US markets.

The company's strategic launch of limited competition opportunities, such as the generic versions of Spiriva (a respiratory treatment drug), Prezista (an antiretroviral drug), and Suprep (a Bowel kit) under exclusivity, is believed to have significantly contributed to the growth in Lupin Ltd's US sales. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 09:50:47 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Protean eGov Technologies Limited IPO: GMP, how to check allotment status online

The finalization of share allocation is expected shortly after the closure of the Protean eGov Technologies Limited IPO subscription on Wednesday. Following the T+3 listing regime, it is anticipated that the listing date for the Protean eGov Technologies Limited IPO will be on November 13, 2023. Market observers have noted that shares of Protean eGov Technologies Limited are currently trading at a premium of 94 in the grey market today, indicating that the Protean eGov Technologies Limited GMP today stands at 94. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 09:41:54 AM IST

Sensex Today: Burman Family says allegations of fraud by Religare independent directors are baseless, devoid of any merit: Report

The Burman Family has dismissed the accusations of fraud and breaches put forth by Independent Directors of Religare Enterprises, as reported by CNBC-TV18. In their response, they labeled the allegations as baseless and lacking in merit, emphasizing that any claims regarding their activities being fraudulent or illegal were unfounded and defamatory. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 09:40:46 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Disney Q4 Results: Profit beats Wall Street estimates; seeks to cut extra $2 billion in cost

Walt Disney’s fourth-quarter profit beat analysts’ Wall Street's earnings expectations led by higher attendance at its Shanghai and Hong Kong theme parks. Walt Disney share price rose 3% in after-hours trading to $87.14 on Wednesday after the entertainment company’s better-than-expected results and announcement of cutting additional $2 billion in expenses.

Walt Disney reported adjusted per-share earnings of 82 cents for the fiscal fourth quarter ended September 30, topping an average forecast of 70 cents, according to LSEG data. The company’s quarterly revenue of $21.2 billion was largely in line with consensus estimates, Reuters reported. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 09:27:38 AM IST

Sensex at Open: Indices stay flat at open with marginal loss; TechM and IndusInd drag, while M&M shines

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09 Nov 2023, 09:13:29 AM IST

Sensex Today Live:: Pre-market comment by Choice Broking: Markets may rise towards the next resistance, which are the 19750–19800 zones

Deven Mehata, Research Analyst, Choice Broking: The benchmark Sensex and Nifty indices are likely to open higher on November 09 as trends in the GIFT Nifty indicate a positive start for the broader index with a gain of 40 points.

According to the charts, Nifty may be taking support at 19420, followed by 19,400 and 19,350. On the higher side, 19,550 can be an immediate resistance, followed by 19,600 and 19,650.

The charts indicate that the Bank Nifty may get support at 43,500, followed by 43,450 and 43,400. If the index advances, 43,900 would be the initial key resistance level to watch out for, followed by 44,000 and 44,100.

Foreign institutional investors offloaded shares worth 84.55 crore, while domestic institutional investors bought 524.47 crore worth of stocks on November 8, provisional data from the National Stock Exchange showed.

A decrease in FII sales has been observed, which will support an increase in market prices. The markets may rise towards the next resistance, which are the 19750–19800 zones. Around the 19300 support level, traders should maintain long positions with a trailing stop loss.

09 Nov 2023, 09:11:31 AM IST

Sensex Today: Geojit Financial Services views on today's market: If the US bond yields continue to decline, FIIs will also become buyers in the market

Dr V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services: The favourable market texture continues with declining bond yields in the US (10- year yield is at 4.48%) and Brent crude dipping below $80. The resilience of the market is forcing the FIIs to substantially reduce their selling which dwindled to 85 crores yesterday. The FOMO ( Fear of Missing Out) factor is likely to restrain the FIIs from aggressive selling. This will be favourable for the financial sector which has been bearing the brunt of FII selling.

While declining crude is a positive for India it also is indicative of the slowing global economy. The three drivers of the global economy - US, China and the Euro Zone - are likely to struggle in CY 24. Even though India is outperforming now, it would be difficult for India to completely decouple from this global slowdown. Therefore, Investors may focus on domestic demand driven sectors like banking and automobiles. A safe bet now is quality pharmaceutical stocks which are exhibiting resilience.

09 Nov 2023, 09:04:18 AM IST

Sensex Today at Preopen: Sensex starts flat at the preopen session; PFC, Bata India, Tata Power to be in focus in today's session

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09 Nov 2023, 08:52:39 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Q2 Results today: Adani Ports, Ashok Leyland, ZEEL, Muthoot Finance among 719 companies to announce Q2 earnings

The companies that will declare their Q2 results today include Aurobindo Pharma, ABB, Abbott India, Bosch, Page Industries, Piramal Enterprises, Cholamandalam Financial Holdings, Dish TV India, GlaxoSmithKline Pharma, SJVN, Torrent Power, The Ramco Cements, NALCO, Suven Pharma, NBCC India, Finolex Cables, eClerx Service, NCC, Graphite India, Granules India, among others. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 08:40:34 AM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: BHEL Q2 results: Company reports a net loss of ₹238 crore

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) reported a net loss of 238 crore in the September quarter of FY24, a significant downturn from the 12 crore profit in the same period last year. The company's revenue also experienced a 1.5% decrease, amounting to 5,125.3 crore in the September quarter compared to 5,202.6 crore in September FY24.

Furthermore, BHEL's performance in the previous April-June quarter demonstrated a 30.8% reduction in net loss from 343.89 crore. In Q2 FY23-24, BHEL's EBITDA loss amounted to 387.7 crore. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 08:39:03 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Indian adhesive maker Pidilite Industries' Q2 profit jumps; to enter lending

India's Pidilite Industries on Wednesday posted a jump in second-quarter profit on the back of lower costs, and said it would enter the lending business.

The Fevicol-maker posted a consolidated net profit of 4.5 billion rupees ($54.1 million) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up over 35% from last year.

Profit growth was helped by an over-50% decline in prices of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), a key raw material for adhesives, which analysts said helped adhesive makers keep costs under control.

Pidilite's expenses fell nearly 4%, while revenue grew 2.2%.

The company, which commands a lion's share of India's adhesive market, acquired Pargro Investments for 100 million rupees for the new lending business, and said it would invest one billion rupees over the next two years. (Reuters)

09 Nov 2023, 08:35:20 AM IST

Sensex Today Live | Share Market Updates: Stocks to Watch: Power Finance, Tata Power, Lupin, Raymond, HAL, Bata India, BHEL, Titagarh Rail Systems, Oil India, and Pidilite

  • Power Finance Corporation (PFC): Recorded a 27% rise in consolidated net profit to 6,628.17 crore, with total income reaching 22,403.69 crore.
  • Tata Power: Reported an 8.79% YoY growth in consolidated net profit to 1,017.41 crore, with revenue rising by 9% to 15,442 crore.
  • Lupin: Noted a substantial 277% increase in net profit at 490 crore, with total revenue from operations at 5,039 crore, marking a 21% YoY increase.
  • Raymond Ltd: Registered a marginal rise in net profit to 159.78 crore, and a 4% YoY growth in revenue to 2,253.4 crore, despite a delayed festive and wedding season.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL): Signed a technology transfer agreement with CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) for manufacturing the BMI Engine Bay Door for the LCA – Tejas Mk1A.
  • Bata India: Experienced a 38% decline in consolidated net profit at 33.9 crore, with a 1.3% drop in revenue from operations to 819 crore.
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL): Reported a net loss of 238 crore in the September quarter of FY24, with revenue decreasing by 1.5% to 5,125.3 crore.
  • Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd: Plans to raise up to 700 crore through a Qualified Institutions Placement (QIP) and seeks a strategic partner for its shipbuilding, bridges, and defense business.
  • Oil India: Noted over an 80% drop in second-quarter profit, setting aside 2,363 crore for an ongoing litigation, with profit for the quarter at 325 crore.
  • Pidilite Industries: Posted a consolidated net profit of 4.5 billion rupees for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up over 35% from last year, and announced plans to enter the lending business. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 08:21:18 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Bata India Q2 Results: Net profit falls 38% to ₹33.9 crore, revenue down 1% YoY

Bata India released its fiscal 2023-24 second-quarter results (Q2FY24) on November 8, indicating a significant 38% decrease in consolidated net profit, which amounted to 33.9 crore, in contrast to the previous year's corresponding period, which had recorded 54.8 crore.

The company's revenue from operations during the second quarter of the current fiscal year totaled 819 crore, showcasing a marginal decline of 1.3% when compared to the earnings of 829.7 crore registered during the same period in the previous year. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 08:11:48 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Titagarh Rail plans to raise up to ₹700 cr via QIP, seeks JV partner for shipbuilding vertical

Engineering company Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd on Wednesday said it plans to raise up to 700 crore through a Qualified Institutions Placement (QIP) and seeks a strategic partner for the shipbuilding, bridges, and defence business.

In a regulatory filing, the company said proceeds from the QIP will be used to strengthen the company's position in its core businesses and to fund future growth initiatives.

The company will seek the requisite approval from its shareholders for the QIP issue.

Its board approved the QIP plan at its meeting and also constituted a committee for scouting a partner for the Shipbuilding, Bridges and Defence (SBD) business. Currently, wagons and rail passenger coaches are its core operation and are foraying into railway wheels through a joint venture. (PTI)

09 Nov 2023, 08:10:03 AM IST

Sensex Today: Nazara Technologies Q2 net profit surges 53%, revenue up 13%

Online gaming and sports company Nazara Technologies Ltd on Wednesday reported a 53% jump in consolidated net profit to 24.2 crore for the quarter ended September.

The company’s revenue from operations grew by 13% year-on-year to 297.2 crore in July-September.

“We are delighted to report consistent year-on-year growth in both revenue and profit for Q2 and H1FY24. Our strategic focus remains strong as we lay a robust foundation not only for the remainder of FY24 but also for FY25," said Nitish Mittersain, founder, CEO of Nazara Technologies Ltd. (Read More)

09 Nov 2023, 07:47:40 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Power Finance Corporation Q2 results: Net profit up 27% to ₹6,628 crore

State-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has reported a substantial surge in its consolidated net profit, marking a remarkable 27% increase, with figures reaching 6,628.17 crore during the July-September quarter, in contrast to the previous year's data.

According to a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the company's consolidated net profit for the quarter concluding on September 30, 2022, stood at 5,229.33 crore.

Additionally, there has been a notable growth in the company's total income, which has escalated from 19,344.39 crore to 22,403.69 crore in the corresponding quarter, signaling a significant upswing. (Read More)

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