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Sensex Today | Market Crash Highlights : Sensex ends down 900pts, Nifty below 22k; broader market, heavyweights fall

Sensex Today | Market Crash Highlights : Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) net bought shares worth 73.12 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased 2,358.18 crore worth of stocks on March 12, provisional data from the NSE showed.

Sensex Today | Market Crash Highlights : The NSE F&O ban list for March 13 includes National Aluminium Company, Piramal Enterprises, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail, Hindustan Copper, Manappuram Finance, Mahanagar Gas, SAIL, Tata Chemicals, and Zee Entertainment Enterprises. (Photo: Bloomberg)Premium
Sensex Today | Market Crash Highlights : The NSE F&O ban list for March 13 includes National Aluminium Company, Piramal Enterprises, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail, Hindustan Copper, Manappuram Finance, Mahanagar Gas, SAIL, Tata Chemicals, and Zee Entertainment Enterprises. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Sensex Today | Market Crash Highlights : Stocks struggled to maintain momentum in the wake of another record-breaking session on Wall Street, as a rally in Europe took a breather despite dovish comments from policy makers.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index was flat, with gains for retailers and utilities offsetting losses for healthcare and telecommunications stocks.

Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 were little changed. Treasury yields ticked lower and a gauge of the dollar was steady.

Traders held on to Federal Reserve rate cut bets for this year even after US inflation came in higher than expected on Tuesday. The Fed is widely expected to hold interest rates steady for a fifth straight meeting when policymakers gather March 19-20. Much of the focus by investors will be on the Federal Open Market Committee’s quarterly forecasts for rates, including whether fresh employment and inflation figures have prompted any changes.

The European Central Bank is is also poised to start rate cuts soon, with Governing Council member Martins Kazaks saying on Wednesday reductions could come “within the next few meetings."

Bond yields across Europe ticked lower, with the German 10-year yield falling about three basis points to 2.31%.

Shares in mainland China fell, with Country Garden Holdings Co.’s missed bond payment weighing on developers. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index pulled back from the brink of a 20% surge from a recent low.

Japanese equities declined as Toyota Motor Corp. and a slew of other companies agreed to pay increases, adding to signs of a sustainable wage-price cycle that will support the Bank of Japan’s hawkish shift as early as next week. The yen fluctuated.

In other markets, oil advanced after four days of losses as an industry report pointed to shrinking US crude stockpiles, offsetting wavering OPEC cuts. Gold held a decline that snapped a record-breaking run of gains after the hotter-than-expected US inflation print.

13 Mar 2024, 03:42:09 PM IST

Sensex Today Crash Live : Closing Bell

Sensex Today Crash Live : Under pressure from sobering sentiment in global markets, and tempered by the expectation of a delayed rate cut from the US Federal Reserve, Indian benchmark indices mirrored other Asian markets to close significantly lower.

Sensex, which had opened higher, soon gave up its early gains to trend downwards; it had touched a low of 72,515.71, during intraday trades. At close, Sensex was down 906.07 points, or 1.23%, at 72,761.89.

Meanwhile Nifty 50, which had also opened higher, followed Sensex's trajectory to touch a low of 21,905.65 during intraday trades. At close, Nifty 50 was down 338 points, or 1.51%, at 21,997.70.

ITC, ICICI Bank, Nestle India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Bajaj Finance, were the top gainers on the Sensex, while Power Grid Corp., NTPC, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, and JSW Steel, were the top drags. On the Nifty 50, ITC, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Cipla, were the top gainers, while Power Grid Corp., Coal India, Adani Enterprises, NTPC, and Adani Ports & SEZ, were the top losers.

Meanwhile, none of the sectoral indices barring FMCG ended the day in green on Wednesday.

The Nifty Metal index emerged as the top losers, closing down 5.69%, followed by Medai (down 5.62%), and Realty (down 5.32%). Oil & Gas came next, closing down 4.87%, followed by Auto (down 2.84%), and Consumer Durables (down 2.82%).

All the other sectoral indices were also in the red, barring FMCG, which closed up 0.05%.

NOt only that, the broader market also continued its losing momentum for the third straight day, with the BSE MidCap closing down 4.20%, and the BSE SmallCap index down 5.11%.

13 Mar 2024, 03:22:49 PM IST

Sensex Today Crash Live : FMCG longs for rural revival to get into fast-moving lane

Sensex Today Crash Live : For several months, rural India's expenditure has remained stagnant, weighed down by high inflation, an unfavorable monsoon season, and sluggish wage growth. This situation is causing concern for companies in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, as they depend on rural demand for 30-50% of their sales. Analysts who are tracking this sector are also raising concerns, with NielsenIQ forecasting a growth rate of 4.5-6.5% in terms of value in 2024, a significant drop from the 9.3% growth seen in 2023. (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 03:17:08 PM IST

Sensex Today Crash Live : Sector Indices Heat Map

Sensex Today Crash Live : None of the sectoral indices were in the green on Wednesday. The Nifty Realty, Metal, and Media indices were down more than 5%, followed by Oil & Gas (down 4.99%), Consumer Durables (down 2.88%), and Auto (down 2.80%).

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13 Mar 2024, 03:12:22 PM IST

Sensex Today Crash Live : Broader market indices heat map

Sensex Today Crash Live : The broader market continued its losing momentum, with the BSE MidCap down 3.85%, and the BSE SmallCap down 4.71%.

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13 Mar 2024, 03:09:23 PM IST

Sensex Today Crash Live : Gainers and Losers on Nifty

Sensex Today Crash Live : ITC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Cipla, were the top gainers on the Nifty 50, while Power Grid Corp., Coal India, Adani Enterprises, NTPC, and Adani Ports & SEZ, were the top losers. 

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13 Mar 2024, 03:06:29 PM IST

Sensex Today Crash Live : Gainers and Losers on Sensex

Sensex Today Crash Live : ITC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, and HDFC Bank, were the only stocks in the green on the Sensex, while Power Grid Corp., NTPC, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, and Titan, were the top drags. 

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13 Mar 2024, 03:02:34 PM IST

Sensex Today Crash Live : 3 pm Market Update

Sensex Today Crash Live : Indian benchmark indices had crashed significantly on Wednesday.

At 3 pm, Sensex was 1,002.46 points, or 1.36%, at 72,665.50, and Nifty was down 322.95 points, or 1.45%, at 22,012.75.

13 Mar 2024, 02:55:45 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Power Grid, Coal India, ONGC, NTPC among largest loser in Nifty-50 Stocks: Nifty PSE Index cracks 5%

Sensex Today Live : The share price of Power Grid Corporation of India saw a drop of over 6%, while shares of ONGC, Coal India, and NTPC also experienced a decline of 3-5% on Wednesday. These companies, which are part of the Nifty-50 stocks, were among the biggest losers, exerting pressure on the entire Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) pack.

The Nifty PSE index, which fell by more than 5% in intraday trades, was primarily driven by a correction in the stocks of NTPC Ltd and Power Grid Corporation. These companies have the highest weightage in the Nifty PSE Index, with 14.08% and 11.38% respectively. However, all PSUs witnessed a significant downward pressure on their share prices. (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 02:35:57 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Anatomy of a smallcap stock scam

Sensex Today Live : The smallcap market, which is already experiencing high volatility, could face further instability due to emerging connections with the Mahadev betting scandal.

Recently, the Enforcement Directorate confiscated the assets of multiple entities, suspected of being used to launder illegal earnings from the illicit Mahadev Online betting app. It has been discovered that at least four of these entities own more than 1% shares in 13 smallcap companies, valued between 63 crore and 3,300 crore, as per a share ownership review conducted by Mint. (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 02:19:59 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Dilip Buildcon receives appointed date letter from NHAI for projects worth a sum of around ₹2,153 crore

Sensex Today Live : Dilip Buildcon, in an exchange filing today, informed the exchanges that it has received the letter related to the appointed date for the construction of three road projects.

It stated in the letter filed with the exchanges, "We are pleased to inform you that ““Bengaluru-Vijayawada Expressway Package-1 Limited, Bengaluru-Vijayawada Expressway Package-4 Limited and Bengaluru-Vijayawada Expressway Package-7", wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company has received the letter related to appointed date from the National Highways Authority of India (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) and had declared the appointed date w.e.f. 05.02.2024, 05.02.2024 & 07.03.2024 respectively."

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13 Mar 2024, 02:02:39 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : 2 pm Market Update

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices had significantly extended their losses on Wednesday.

At 2 pm, Sensex was down 718.10 points, or 0.97%, at 72,949.86, and Nifty was down 282.45 points, or 1.26%, at 22,053.25.

13 Mar 2024, 01:54:53 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Praveen Sahay, Research Analyst - Institutional Equities, at Prabhudas Lilladher, recommends to 'ACCUMULATE' Astral Ltd

Sensex Today Live : Rating: ACCUMULATE

CMP: 2,044

TP: 2,244

Management Meet Update – Growth driven by business diversification

"We met management of Astral Ltd. (ASTRA) to gauge the demand scenario, competitive intensity, capacity expansion in plumbing segment and growth & margin guidance in adhesive segment.

The company has maintained its volume growth guidance at >-20% in pipe & fittings business and 15%-20% rev. growth guidance in paints & adhesive business with consolidated EBITDA margin guidance of over 17%+.

Astral is a consistent quality performer and we believe that it is a compounding story given its (a) strong market-share gains in piping business, (b) strong growth in REX & tank businesses, (c) healthy growth path in Bathware & paints business, (d) strong cash flow (FCF of Rs7.7bn over FY24-25E), and (e) healthy growth in dom. adhesive business (+15.2%/>+20% in value/vol. 9MFY24).

We estimate Sales/EBITDA/PAT CAGR of 21.3%/26.1%/33.9% over FY24-26E. We maintain ‘Accumulate’ rating with revised DCF based TP of 2,244 (earlier 2,064), which implies 57x FY26 EPS.

13 Mar 2024, 01:34:55 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Elara Securities India gives an update on the Metals & Mining sector

Sensex Today Live : According to data from the World Steel Association (WSA), global crude steel production was under pressure for the second straight month, down ~2% YoY to ~148mn tonne in January.

This decline is primarily attributed to a fall of ~7% YoY in China’s production while the Rest of the World (ROW) was up ~4% YoY. However, there was a MoM recovery of ~8%, led by a surge of ~15% in China and ~2% in ROW.

In January, India’s crude steel production growth slowed to ~7% YoY vs double-digit growth in the range of 11-19% YoY during June-December 2023. On a MoM basis, growth stood at ~2%. As per provisional data, India’s crude steel production has grown ~14% YoY but fallen ~4% MoM in February, due to lower operational days.

Our view: flat steel pricing pressure to persist

We believe primary long steel prices are close to bottoming considering the spread between primary and secondary rebar has fallen below the long-term average and the recent uptick in thermal coal prices.

However, flat steel prices are expected to remain under pressure in CY24 on account of capacity ramp-up by NMDC and JSPL, inflow of imports and upcoming capacity additions by JSW Steel and Tata Steel.

Aluminum prices are likely to see support from less supply of bauxite from Guinea, the second-largest producing nation, due to nationwide strike by workers' associations.

13 Mar 2024, 01:10:39 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : SJVN subsidiary bags order worth ₹2,700 crore from GUVNL for 500 MW solar power project

Sensex Today Live : SJVN today informed the exchanges today that its renewable energy arm SJVN Green Energy Limited has received the Letter of Intent (LOI) from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for a 500 MW Solar Project in GUVNL Phase -XXI.

Geeta Kapur, Chairman & Managing Director of SJVN Limited, apprised that SJVN Green Energy Limited, has earlier bagged the 500 MW (100 MW + 400 MW Green Shoe) Project through tariff-based competitive bidding at a tariff of INR 2.54 /Unit on Build, Own and Operate (BOO)-basis on e-RA that was conducted on 25.01.2024 by GUVNL.

Kapur further said that the tentative cost of construction and development of this project is INR 2,700 Cr.

The Project is to be developed at GIPCL Solar Park at Khavda.

The power purchase agreement shall be executed with GUVNL after adoption of tariff by GERC. The Project shall be commissioned in a period of 18 Months from the date of signing of PPA i.e. by Nov 2025.

13 Mar 2024, 01:01:39 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : 1 pm Market Update

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices had significantly extended their losses by noon on Wednesday.

At 1 pm, Sensex was down 551.63 points, or 0.75%, at 73,116.33, and Nifty was down 213.25 points, or 0.95%, at 22,122.45.

13 Mar 2024, 12:55:26 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Sudeep Shah, DVP and Head of Technical and Derivative Research Desk, SBI Securities, gives technical view on the Nifty 50 for today

Sensex Today Live : "Nifty 50’s 10-20 EMA (Exponential Moving Average) zone of 22,200 - 22,300 will act as a crucial support zone while resistance of 22,410 needs to be crossed and sustained for a fresh leg on the upside upto 22,550 - 22,600.

Bank Nifty’s 20-Day EMA zone of 46,900 did act as a support, and we expect 46,900 - 47,000 to continue acting as a strong support going forward. Till 46,900 holds, the sentiments could be Buy on dips and gradually Bank Nifty could inch up higher upto 47,700 - 47.800.

A sustainable move above 47,800 could lead to the Indices moving upto 48,100 - 48,200. While on the downside, breach of 46,900 would lead to further profit booking upto 46,500 - 46,300 zone.

--Sudeep Shah, DVP and Head of Technical and Derivative Research Desk, SBI Securities

13 Mar 2024, 12:42:33 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Kush Gupta, Director at SKG– Investments & Advisory, view on SME IPOs amid SEBI's strict comments in the space ahead of the KP Green engineering IPO

Sensex Today Live : "SME IPOs have seen a stellar run in 2023 with close to 180 listings, but going forward we are expecting consolidation in this space. Like any other investment cycle, super-normal profits are followed by saturation and investors get cautious. But the vision with which the SME IPO market started is far from achieved, it’s a great platform for good profitable companies to tap into capital for growth. With an increase in equity participation across, SMEs provide a new opportunity for investors to diversify thereby bridging the demand-supply gap.

SEBI’s protective stance is valid in the interest of investor protection, which is their primary mission. SME is not a space for risk-averse and less informed investors. There are some valid concerns over valuation that will normalise with some profit booking and correction which is important for sustained growth. It will only create stability and reshape this sector to absorb more capital and increase investor confidence. As for IPOs, they may not enjoy the massive over-subscription that they have in 2023 but we see no reason to believe that their required capital raise will not be fulfilled in the current scenario."

--Kush Gupta, Director at SKG– Investments & Advisory

13 Mar 2024, 12:31:00 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Man Industries (India) to allot shares worth ₹169.9 crores to Ashish Kacholia and others on preferential basis

Sensex Today Live : Man Industries (India) today informed the exchanges that it will allot 4.6 million shares, to raise nearly 170 crores, from select non-promoter entities, including ace investor Ashish Kacholia.

In an exchange filing, the company said, "We hereby inform that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on 13th March, 2024, has considered and approved the following matters:

1. Allotment of 46,32,133 (Forty-Six Lakhs Thirty-Two Thousand One Hundred and Thirty-Three) fully paid-up equity shares on preferential basis to the non-promoters."

The exchange filing added, "Preferential Issue of Equity Shares in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Chapter V of the SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018, provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder at a price of Rs. 367/- (Rupees Three Hundred Sixty-Seven only) per Equity Share including a premium of Rs. 362/- (Rupees Three Hundred Sixty-Two only) per Equity Share, on preferential basis, aggregating to cash consideration of Rs.1,69,99,92,811 /- (Rupees One Hundred Sixty-Nine Crores Ninety-Nine Lakhs Ninety-Two Thousand Eight Hundred Eleven only)".

13 Mar 2024, 12:15:05 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Sector Indices Heat Map

Sensex Today Live : Barring FMCG, all other sectoral indices were in the red, with the heavyweight Nifty Bank down 0.31. Among the top losers , was Reaslty (down 4.60%), PSU Bank (down 3.86%), followed by Oil & Gas (down 3.09%), Consumer Durables (down 2.16%).

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13 Mar 2024, 12:10:40 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Broader market indices heat map

Sensex Today Live : The broader market was deep in the red, with the BSE MidCap index down 2.93%, and the BSE SmallCap index down 3.82%. 

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13 Mar 2024, 12:08:30 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Gainers and Losers on Nifty

Sensex Today Live : ITC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Britannia, and Nestle India, were the top gainers on the Nifty 50, while Power Grid Corp., Adani Enterprises, NTPC, Adani Ports & SEZ, and ONGC, were the top drags. 

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13 Mar 2024, 12:05:51 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : Gainers and Losers on Sensex

Sensex Today Live : Power Grid Corp., NTPC, Tata Steel, Tital and Larsen and Toubro, were the biggest drags on the Sensex, while ITC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Nestle India, and Bajaj Finance, were the top gainers. 

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13 Mar 2024, 12:03:04 PM IST

Sensex Today Live : 12 pm Market Update

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices had significantly extended their losses by noon on Wednesday.

At 12 pm, Sensex was down 543.82 points, or 0.74%, at 73,124.14, and Nifty was down 219.45 points, or 0.98%, at 22,116.25.

13 Mar 2024, 11:46:05 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Shakti Pumps (India) receives work order worth ₹73.32 crores from Haryana Renewable Energy Department for 2,130 pumps

Sensex Today Live : Shakti Pumps (India) today informed the exchanges today that it has received the 4th work order under the KUSUM‐3 scheme from Haryana Renewable Energy Department (HAREDA) for 2,130 pumps. The total amount of the work order is for around Rs. 73.32 Crores (inclusive of GST), it said in an exchange filing.

13 Mar 2024, 11:40:35 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Larsen & Toubro's construction arm bags order worth ₹1,000-2,500 crore to build AIIMS in Madurai Tamil Nadu

Sensex Today Live : Larsen & Toubro today informed the exchanges today that it has secured a significant order from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, to build the AIIMS project set to come up in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

In an exchange filing, the company, said, "The Buildings & Factories (B&F) vertical of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured an order from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Madurai, Tamil Nadu under the PMSSY division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in this month."

It added, "The scope of work includes construction of a 720-bed hospital, a 150-bed Infectious Diseases Block, a 30 bed AYUSH Block, a 150-seat medical college, a nursing college, a 750-seater auditorium, hostel, and residential facilities. The project is to be executed in 33 months. The total built up area is 2.1 mn Sq. ft."

The company classifies projects falling within the 1,000 crore to 2,500 crore ballpark as a significant one.

13 Mar 2024, 11:33:55 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : JSW Steel to raise Rs500 crores through non-convertible debentures

Sensex Today Live : JSW Steel today informed the exchanges today that it is in the process of raising 500 crores, through the issuance of non-convertible debentures.

In an exchange filing, the company said, "We wish to inform you that the Finance Committee (“Committee"), pursuant to powers conferred upon it by the Board of Directors of the Issuer, at its meeting held on i.e. March 13, 2024, has allotted 50,000 (Fifty Thousand) unsecured, listed, rated, redeemable, Non-Convertible Debentures (the “NCDs" or “Debentures") bearing a face value of INR 1,00,000 (Indian Rupees One lakh only) each, aggregating to INR 500,00,00,000 (Indian Rupees Five Hundred Crores Only) to the investors identified by the Committee at its meeting held on March 12, 2024."

13 Mar 2024, 11:28:26 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Nazara Technologies pledges $100 Million (~ ₹830 crore) to propel global expansion through strategic M&As

Sensex Today Live : Nazara Technologies today informed the exchanges that it has set aside $100 million for strategic acquisitions with a view to expand globally.

The company in an exchange filing today, unveiled its ambitious strategy to earmark US$100 million (~INR 830 cr) towards mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the next 24 months.

The filing said, "Following a recent successful fundraise that garnered Rs. 760 crore (~$90 million) via a preferential allotment that attracted marquee investors such as Nikhil Kamath, ICICI Prudential MF and Plutus Wealth Management among others, Nazara is poised for significant expansion in the coming years."

Commenting on global expansion Nitish Mittersain, Jt. MD & CEO of Nazara Technologies, said, “Nazara has seen significant success in its ‘acquire and scale’ strategy over the last few years as can be seen by the post-acquisition growth in Kiddopia, Nodwin Gaming and Sportskeeda among others... The $100 million pledge will further boost this opportunity for us in that direction. We are particularly focused on investing in and acquiring gaming studios globally with a specific focus on India’s 500 million gamers as well as the large North American market."

13 Mar 2024, 11:18:37 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Man Infraconstruction delivers two residential towers in Aaradhya Highpark, 21 months ahead of schedule

Sensex Today Live : Man Infraconstruction Limited today informed the exchanges that it has delivered two residential towers (E & F) in Aaradhya Highpark, a residential project located near Dahisar at Mira Road, ahead of schedule.

In an exchange filing, the company stated, "With the completion of the remaining two towers in 'Aaradhya Highpark', the group has delivered over 1,300 apartments in a record time, including shops, across its six residential towers and one commercial tower - 'Aaradhya Primus'.

Launched in October 2018, 1st four residential towers and 1 commercial tower were delivered in November 2022, while the remaining two residential towers launched in August 2021, were delivered 21 months ahead of the schedule.

The project has secured the Occupancy Certificate (OC) for all the towers, demonstrating MICL Group's adherence to high standards of quality and compliance."

13 Mar 2024, 11:02:23 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : 11 am Market Update

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices had pared their early gains to slip into the red on Wednesday.

At 11 am, Sensex was down 74.02 points, or 0.10%, at 73,593.94, and Nifty was down 76.75 points, or 0.34%, at 22,258.95.

13 Mar 2024, 10:54:44 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Amnish Aggarwal, Director – Research at Prabhudas Lilladher gives update on factory output following IIP data release

Sensex Today Live : Looking ahead, factory output is likely to benefit from recovering domestic demand.

However, subdued global demand may erode growth of export intensive sectors such as leather, textiles and apparels.

The Government’s continued focus on infrastructure building coupled with growing private capex bodes well for the infrastructure and capital goods sector.

Consumer non-durables growth is likely to be guided by growth in urban employment and rural income while consumer durables trajectory will be lead by inflation and interest rates ruling in the economy.

§ Manufacturing slowed marginally to 3.16% during Jan’24 as compared with 4.49% during Dec’23.

§ Mining (5.88% in Jan’24 vs 5.20% Dec’23) and electricity (5.63% vs 1.23%) depicted pickup benefitting the overall index.

§ Infrastructure (4.58% vs 5.15%) and Capital goods (4.10% vs 3.60%) indices benefitted from government and private capex plans.

§ Consumption activity growth was led by consumer durables (10.94% vs 5.33%) while consumer non-durables (-0.30% vs 2.41%) contracted.

13 Mar 2024, 10:48:43 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Sona Machinery share price makes a lackluster debut, stock opens with 12.6% discount at ₹125 apiece on NSE SME

Sensex Today Live : Sona Machinery's shares had a subdued start on the NSE SME today, opening at 125. This was 12.59% below the issue price of 143. Despite the lukewarm debut, the share price of Sona Machinery managed to rebound by approximately 4%.

The IPO for Sona Machinery was available for subscription from Tuesday, March 5, and it closed on Thursday, March 7. (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 10:37:35 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Aditya Birla Capital on uptrend after subsidiary merger, 33% upside seen at revised TP of ₹240; Time to buy?

Sensex Today Live : Aditya Birla Capital (ABC) is preparing for a merger with its fully-owned subsidiary, Aditya Birla Finance Ltd (ABFL). This news has led to a nearly four per cent increase in the company's shares, reaching an intra-day peak of 190.65. JM Financials, a domestic brokerage firm, has maintained its 'buy' recommendation for the Aditya Birla Group stock, forecasting a potential 33 per cent rise to a revised target price of 240 within the next year from the current levels.

The brokerage has increased its target price for the stock by 9.1 per cent from its previous target of 220, stating that the merger with the subsidiary will benefit the parent company. The merger will also enable the unlisted subsidiary, ABFL, to bypass the public listing requirement mandated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 10:32:29 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Manish Chowdhury, Head of Research of StoxBox says, ITC shares could come under pressure after British American Tobacco sold upto 3.5% stake in ITC

Sensex Today Live : "We believe that shares of ITC could be under pressure in the near term amid a large supply of shares after an expected 3.5% stake sale by British American Tobacco (BAT). A near term top seems to be in place around Rs. 500-odd levels which happened just before the announcement of the demerger of the hotel business into a new entity in August 2023. However, we remain constructive on the company from a medium to long term perspective owing to its strong brand recall and enormous runway for its FMCG business ahead. With inflation expected to moderate further ahead, especially the rural side, we expect volumes in the overall business to come back as we move forward. At the current valuation, we believe that most of the negatives are already priced in and investors could start considering adding the stock to their portfolio at every dip."

--Manish Chowdhury, Head of Research, StoxBox

13 Mar 2024, 10:17:35 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Gold loan NBFCs make hay while the sun shines

Sensex Today Live : With the soaring prices of gold, Muthoot Finance Ltd and Manappuram Finance Ltd, two prominent gold loan providers, are currently drawing significant attention.

The domestic gold prices are now surpassing the significant threshold of 65,000 per 10 grams, suggesting a strong demand for gold loans. This trend is beneficial for both Muthoot and Manappuram as it could potentially stimulate the growth of their assets under management (AUM). Moreover, the escalating gold prices may assist in mitigating the squeeze on margins to some degree in the face of increasing borrowing costs. (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 10:07:38 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Nifty FMCG gains 1.47%, led by ITC

Sensex Today Live : The Nifty FMCG index gained 1.47%, led by a surge in ITC stocks, that was up 5.62%. 

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13 Mar 2024, 10:02:56 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : 10 am Market Update

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices had pared their early gains to slip into the red on Wednesday.

At 10 am, Sensex was down 18.49 points, or 0.03%, at 73,649.47, and Nifty was down 50.80 points, or 0.23%, at 22,284.90.

13 Mar 2024, 09:33:45 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Infibeam Avenues' CCAvenue enters into payment processing partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Awwal Bank to offer services in the country

Sensex Today Live : Infibeam Avenues informed the exchanges today that it has entered into a payment processing partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Awwal Bank

The company also said that it has secured a eMSP Payment technical service provider approval from SAMA (Saudi Payments), in its exchange filing.

Infibeam Avenues said its international subsidiary Infibeam Avenues Saudi Arabia has received a PTSP Certification from the SAMA (Saudi Payments) to operate as a Payment Processor (PTSP - Payment Technical Service Provider) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), in its exchange filing.

Post-certification, the company’s flagship payment brand, CCAvenue, will establish itself as a payment gateway (PTSP) player for digital transactions in the Saudi Arabian market.

The company’s CCAvenue payment gateway solution has already done data localisation and hosting within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as well as secured PTSP processing approval from the authorities.

13 Mar 2024, 09:27:49 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Sector Indices Heat Map

Sensex Today Live : Barring a few, most of the sectoral indices were in the green. Among the losers were Metal (down 0.66%), Pharma (down 0.54%), Health (down 0.57%), and Oil & Gas (down 0.52%).

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13 Mar 2024, 09:25:10 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Broader market indices heat map

Sensex Today Live : The broader market had finally shaken off two days on its losing streak, with the indices opening in the green. The BSE MidCap index was up 0.20%, while the BSE SmallCap index was up 0.23%. 

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13 Mar 2024, 09:23:11 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Gainers and Losers on Nifty

Sensex Today Live : ITC, Nestle India, LTI Mindtree, Wipro, and SBI Life, were the top gainers on the Nifty 50, while Power Grid Corp., NTPC, Bharti Airtel, ONGC, and Coal India, were the top losers. 

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13 Mar 2024, 09:21:13 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Gainers and Losers on Sensex

Sensex Today Live : ITC, Nestle India, Wipro, ICICI Bank, and IndusInd Bank, were the top gainers on the Sensex, while Power Grid Corp., NTPC, Bharti Airtel, HUL, and Sun Pharma, were the top losers. 

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13 Mar 2024, 09:18:58 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Opening Bell

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices opened in the green on Wednesday, led by positive cues from global peers.

At opening bell, Sensex was up 325.44 points, or 0.44%, at 73,993.40, and Nifty was up 60.50 points, or 0.27%, at 22,396.20.

13 Mar 2024, 09:14:47 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Salasar Techno Engineering bags contracts worth ₹1,033.8 crore from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd

Sensex Today Live : The company informed the exchanges today that it has secured a Notification of Award (NOA) for 7 disInct contracts aggregately worth Rs. 10,337.8 Mn from Tamil Nadu GeneraIon and DistribuIon CorporaIon Limited (TANGEDCO).

The company, in an exchange filing, said, "As part of the contract, Salasar, operaIng within the framework of Revamped Reforms based and Results-linked, DistribuIon Sector Scheme:

o Will deliver a comprehensive turnkey service (except supply of DTs, Poles, and its Base Plate) in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu.

o Will undertake the development of distribuIon infrastructure prioriIzing the reducIon of losses and the enhancement of operaIonal efficiency across various districts of Tamil Nadu. These include Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, ChengalpaZu, Karur - Rural Division in Karur District, Karur District, Krishnagiri District, Pallikonda, Vellore & Katpadi divisions in Vellore district, and Gingee division in Villupuram district."

13 Mar 2024, 09:10:17 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Benchmark indices firm up at pre-open

Sensex Today Live: Indian benchmark indices were climbing up during pre-open on Wednesday, following positive cues from global markets.

Sensex was up 320.60 points, or 0.44%, at 73,988.56, and Nifty was up 96.50 points, or 0.43%, at 22,432.20 during pre-open.

13 Mar 2024, 08:59:57 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : US inflation rises again in February

Sensex Today Live : Inflation in the US increased consecutively for two months, with February seeing a rise due to elevated gasoline prices.

The core Consumer Price Index (CPI), which does not take into account the costs of food and energy, saw an increase of 0.4% from January to February. This was a slight acceleration compared to the 0.3% increase observed in the previous month, as per the data released by the government on Tuesday.

When viewed on a yearly basis, consumer prices experienced a 3.2% increase last month, which is a faster pace compared to the 3.1% increase seen in January. (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 08:58:10 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Factory output: India's industrial production at 3.8% in January

Sensex Today Live : The industrial production growth in India remained steady at 3.8% in January, mirroring the consistent growth trajectory of the Indian economy.

The most recent data from the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) suggests a continuous rise in manufacturing activity into January, bouncing back from a slowdown in previous months and picking up pace in December. From April to January, the factory output saw an expansion of 5.9%, slightly higher than the 5.5% growth observed during the same period in the previous year.

The manufacturing sector, which constitutes more than 77% of the industrial output, saw a growth of 3.2%. Meanwhile, the mining and power sectors experienced growth rates of 5.9% and 5.6% respectively. (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 08:54:55 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : February inflation remains steady at 5.1% but food inflation up

Sensex Today Live : In February, Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation declined by one basis point to 5.09%, compared to 5.1% in January 2024. This information was reported by the statistics ministry on Tuesday.

Despite this slight decrease, February inflation remained above the central bank’s target of 4%, but still within its tolerance range of 2-6% for the sixth consecutive month. Notably, prices of food and beverages continued to rise, remaining above 7% for four consecutive months. This upward trend was driven by increases in the prices of eggs, meat, fish, and vegetables. However, other primary categories such as clothing, footwear, housing, and transport experienced marginal easing.

In comparison, in February 2023, inflation had exceeded the upper tolerance band, reaching 6.44%. Subsequently, inflation rates stood at 5.5% in November 2023 (up from 4.87% in October) and 5.02% in September 20231. The economic landscape continues to evolve, and policymakers closely monitor these fluctuations to make informed decisions. (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 08:45:28 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Stocks to watch today

Sensex Today Live : ITC, SBI, Vedanta, ZEE, HCC, RIL, Dr Reddy's, are some of the stocks likely to be in focus on Wednesday, March 13.

13 Mar 2024, 08:31:33 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : What to expect from Indian stock market in trade on March 13

Sensex Today Live : The Indian stock market indices, Sensex and Nifty 50, are likely to sart on a flat-to-higher note on Wednesday, influenced by the gains in global counterparts. The Gift Nifty trends also suggest a slightly positive kick-off for the Indian benchmark index. The Gift Nifty was observed trading around the 22,460 mark, a premium of more than 10 points from the Nifty futures’ last close.

On Tuesday, the domestic equity benchmark indices concluded the volatile session with a slight upward tilt. Nifty 50 exhibited a neutral candlestick pattern on the daily chart following a bearish engulfing, indicating persistent bearish pressure in the market.

Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research at HDFC Securities, stated, "The bearish Evening star pattern formed in the previous session has not been invalidated yet. Nifty is now expected to hover in the 22,224 - 22,526 range for the near term. The unfavorable breadth data is causing concern among investors and traders." (Read the full story here.)

13 Mar 2024, 08:16:55 AM IST

Sensex Today Live : Eight key things that changed for market overnight - Gift Nifty, US inflation to oil prices

Sensex Today Live : On Wednesday, the domestic stock market indices are projected to start on a higher note, influenced by encouraging signals from global markets. Asian markets were seen trading positively, and US stock indices closed significantly higher the previous night. Despite the persistent inflation data, the anticipation of interest rate reductions by the US Federal Reserve in the upcoming months has not deterred investors.

On Tuesday, the Indian stock market indices concluded a volatile trading session with a slight upward trend. Siddhartha Khemka, Head of Retail Research at Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd, warned that the broader market is likely to continue experiencing discomfort due to overvaluation and SEBI's warning signals. He added that the obligatory mutual fund disclosure format from SEBI, which will provide insights into the funds' stress situation and is due by March 15, is contributing to the existing worries. As a result, he anticipates that the volatility in midcap and smallcap could restrain the benchmark indices. (Read the full story here.)

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