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Sensex gains 460 points; Nifty ends above 18,450; banks, metals gain

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Stock Market Today: Indian Indices hit record high on Monday.

  • Market Closing: Indian indices hit record highs on Monday, shrugging off the weakness in Asian stocks. Sensex ended 460 points higher at 61,765, while Nifty closed near 18,450 

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Indian markets ended with record gains on Monday led by banks and financials, IT and metal stocks. Sensex hit a record high of 61,963, while Nifty touched an all-time high of 18,525 points intraday. In Asia, though, markets fell after China's economic growth slowed further.  

18 Oct 2021, 03:49:18 PM IST

Rupee slips 9 paise to end at 75.35 (provisional) against US dollar

18 Oct 2021, 03:41:31 PM IST

Markets close higher for 7th day

Indian indices ended higher for the seventh day in a row led by bank, IT and metal stocks. Sensex ended 460 points higher at 61,765, while Nifty closed near 18,450, up 0.8%.

The broader market was positive with midcap and small-cap stocks also clocking stellar gains. Infosys and Tech Mahindra were among the lead gainers on both the indices.

On Sensex, 17 stocks advanced and 13 declined.

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18 Oct 2021, 03:26:57 PM IST

Narendra Solanki, head- Equity Research (Fundamental), Anand Rathi Shares & Stock Brokers, on market performance

“Indian markets started on a positive note despite weak Asian market cues which traded lower as data showed China’s economy grew less than expected in the third quarter. During the afternoon session markets continued to trade firm amid sustained buying across the board. The sentiment was buoyant with the early data showed Indian economy bouncing back strongly, domestic consumption increasing and industrial production is likely at pre-COVID level. On the sectoral front, shares of metal companies were in focus on rising base metal prices amid higher demand expectations."

18 Oct 2021, 03:24:24 PM IST

BSE Power index up 2.5%; Tata Power soars 16%

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18 Oct 2021, 03:16:56 PM IST

Oil gains more

Oil rose higher on Monday following an eighth weekly gain, spurred on by the energy crunch as winter approaches. Futures in New York were above $83 a barrel.

West Texas Intermediate was at its strongest in almost seven years earlier on Monday, while Brent, the global benchmark, topped $85 a barrel on Friday for the first time since late 2018.

18 Oct 2021, 03:07:02 PM IST

Ramkrishna Forgings up 3.5%; wins ordr from Indian Railways

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18 Oct 2021, 02:50:23 PM IST

Granules gets US FDA nod for dofetilide capsules

The tablets are used to treat certain types of irregular heartbeat

18 Oct 2021, 02:38:46 PM IST

Avenue Supermarts slumps 7% after surging in early trade

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18 Oct 2021, 02:30:41 PM IST

UltraTech Cement Sept qtr consol net profit at ₹13.14 bln, up 12.6%

18 Oct 2021, 02:24:41 PM IST

Nifty PSU bank up 4%, PNB top gainer

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18 Oct 2021, 02:11:15 PM IST

Global stocks rattled by weak Chinese data

Emerging market stocks and currencies fell on Monday as data showing slower-than-expected Chinese economic growth dented sentiment, while investors also fretted over rising inflation pushing up interest rates in the developed world.

MSCI's EM stock index fell 0.3%, with Hong Kong and Chinese stocks weighing the most after data showed the mainland economy hit its slowest pace of growth in a year during the third quarter.

18 Oct 2021, 02:01:02 PM IST

Reliance Industries hits record high, market cap at ₹18.50 lakh cr

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18 Oct 2021, 01:51:55 PM IST

Govt pushing to get LIC IPO done on time: Sitharaman

The government is pushing to get the initial public offering of state-backed Life Insurance Corp. of India across the line by next March and any delay won’t be due to a lack of political will, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Bloomberg.

18 Oct 2021, 01:43:50 PM IST

Vodafone Idea partners Larsen & Toubro for trials of smart city solutions on 5G

18 Oct 2021, 01:36:49 PM IST

Housing sales up 59% in Jul-Sep

Showing signs of recovery, housing sales across eight major cities registered an annual growth of 59% during July-September at 55,907 units, but demand jumped over three-fold against the previous quarter, according to

18 Oct 2021, 01:30:53 PM IST

Six firms get SEBI approval to raise funds via IPO

Six firms, which filed draft papers, have got approval from Securities Exchange Board of India to raise funds via initial public offerings.

These six companies are FSN E-Commerce Ventures, Adani Wilmar, Star Health and Allied Insurance Company, Sigachi Industries, Latent View Analytics and Penna Cement Industries.

18 Oct 2021, 01:19:21 PM IST

Equitas Small Finance Bank board approves raising up to ₹10 billion through QIP

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18 Oct 2021, 01:08:59 PM IST

Fans to be key growth driver for manufacturers of consumer durables

Manufacturers of consumer durables have been in focus amid the ongoing festival season sales. Sales pickup is necessary for earnings to get a boost in a year that saw demand take a hit during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Even as large appliances such as air-conditioner, washing machines, refrigerators, among others, draw attention, analysts believe that smaller electrical appliance manufacturers are in a sweet spot. (Full report)

18 Oct 2021, 12:59:37 PM IST

Infy, ICICI Bank, RIL power gains on Sensex

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18 Oct 2021, 12:51:25 PM IST

Sensex at day's high

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18 Oct 2021, 12:47:27 PM IST

Embassy Office Parks REIT raises ₹4600 crore

Blackstone-backed Embassy Office Parks REIT, India’s first real estate investment trust, has raised 4600 crore to refinance 4530 crore of existing debt.

The debt has been raised through allotment of debentures ( 2000 cr) and lease rental discounting from a bank ( 1100 crore).

18 Oct 2021, 12:38:41 PM IST

Yash Gupta, Equity Research Analyst, Angel One, on Indiabulls Real Estate's Q2 earnings

Indiabulls Real Estate Limited has reported results better than market expectations for Q2FY22. Its revenue from operation rose to 349.7 crores as compared to 20.14 crores in Q2FY21. In Q2FY21 several companies’ operations were stuck due to covid 19 lockdown. The company reported a profit of 5.64 crore for Q2FY22 as compared to the loss of 76 crores in Q2FY21.

The company has reported a very strong first half of 2022 and we expect the same momentum to continue for the upcoming quarter also.'

18 Oct 2021, 12:31:28 PM IST

HCL Technologies to onboard 2,600 students in Vietnam in five years

HCL Technologies Ltd has launched its TechBee early career programme in Vietnam with plans to onboard 2,600 candidates in the next five years, starting in 2021.

Designed exclusively for high-school graduates, the TechBee programme prepares students technically and professionally for global IT careers in HCL, where candidates undergo an extensive 12-month training to become successful IT professionals and work for global companies.

18 Oct 2021, 12:23:31 PM IST

India in no hurry to unwind pandemic-sra stimulus, Sitharaman says

18 Oct 2021, 12:14:03 PM IST

Jyoti Roy - DVP- Equity Strategist, Angel One, on HDFC Bank

"HDFC Bank reported a 12.1% YoY increase in net interest income to 17,684 crore driven by advances growth of 15.5%, while reported NIM for the quarter stood at 4.1%. Pre provisioning profit for the quarter was up by 14.4% YoY to Rs. 15,807 crore...Overall HDFC Bank delivered another solid quarter of earnings growth while there was an improvement in asset quality with GNPA improving to 1.35% from 1.47% in Q1FY22 while slippages reduced to 1.8% of loans... At current levels, the stock is trading at 3.4xFY23 adjusted book which is below historical average. Post the Q2FY22 numbers we continue to maintain our BUY rating on HDFC Bank with a target price of Rs. 1862."

18 Oct 2021, 12:02:09 PM IST

Sensex at noon

Titan and Infosys led gains, up around 3% each, while HCL Tech and Bajaj Auto lagged in mid-market trade. 

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18 Oct 2021, 11:55:32 AM IST

Tata Motors launches 'Punch' starting at ₹5.49 lakh

18 Oct 2021, 11:49:04 AM IST

Paras Defence to incorporate a company in association with Krasny Defence Tech; stock hits 20% upper circuit

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18 Oct 2021, 11:39:18 AM IST

Zerodha informs users about possible issues with stock sale

18 Oct 2021, 11:34:50 AM IST

Angel One on Ashok Leyland

‘Ashok Leyland Ltd is one of the leading player in India CV industry with a 32% market share in the MHCV segment. The company also has a strong presence in the fast growing LCV segment. Demand for MHCV was adversely impacted post peaking out due to multiple factors including changes in axel norms, increase in prices due to implementation of BS 6 norms followed by sharp drop in demand due the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. While demand for the LCV segment has been growing smartly post the pandemic, demand for the MHCV segment has also started to recover over the past few months before the 2nd lockdown. We believe that the company is ideally placed to capture the growth revival in the CV segment and will be the biggest beneficiary of the Government’s voluntary scrappage policy and hence rate the stock a BUY.’

18 Oct 2021, 11:26:45 AM IST

Broad market indices firm, but volatility index up 9%

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18 Oct 2021, 11:23:24 AM IST

BSE SmallCap up more than 1%

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18 Oct 2021, 11:13:16 AM IST

BSE MidCap gains 1.4%

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18 Oct 2021, 11:03:40 AM IST

Bajaj Finserv hits record high

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18 Oct 2021, 10:55:52 AM IST

Domestic gold prices weak

Gold struggled in Indian markets amid subdued global cues. On MCX, gold futures were up 0.11% to 47265 per 10 gram. Silver rose 0.16% to 63371 per kg. 

18 Oct 2021, 10:49:08 AM IST

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund rejigs equities team

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund hired two fund managers in its equity team to take over the responsibilities of Roshi Jain, a long standing fund manager with the fund house.

Alongside Anand Radhakrishnan, who is chief investment officer (CIO), Equities, Jain manages numerous key funds for Franklin Templeton including Franklin India Bluechip, Franklin India Focused Equity, Franklin Build India Fund, Franklin India High Growth Companies Fund and Franklin Asian Equity Fund.

18 Oct 2021, 10:42:29 AM IST

PNB Housing Finance down 5%

The lender has aborted 4,000-crore share sale plan to US-based private equity firm Carlyle Group and others. The deal got mired into legal tangles on matters of valuation. Sebi had last month approached the Supreme Court against the Securities Appellate Tribunal's order in the matter related to the company's 4,000 crore equity capital raise plan. The matter is pending before the apex court.

18 Oct 2021, 10:36:13 AM IST

Coal India up 2%

The mining major reduced supply to the non-power sector, but did not stop it altogether as alleged by some quarters, to fulfil emergency requirements for electricity plants amid shortage of the fuel, a senior CIL official told PTI.

18 Oct 2021, 10:34:14 AM IST

Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst, Deen Dayal Investments

"We achieved the 18400 level! This is the second pit stop we were aiming for post 18250. If we can close above 18400, the Nifty will aim for 18600 and then 18900 as the next two target levels. The weekly support has been updated to 18200 and as long as we do not disrespect this level, we are headed higher and all dips can be utilized to accumulate long positions."

18 Oct 2021, 10:18:03 AM IST

Route Mobile up 2.5%

Route Mobile has received shareholders' approval to raise 2,000 crore through sale of securities. A majority of shareholders also approved increasing limits of foreign portfolio investments in the company.

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18 Oct 2021, 10:10:53 AM IST

Rupee opens flat at 75.25 per dollar

18 Oct 2021, 10:07:02 AM IST

Nifty Metal up 2.6%; Hindustan Zinc jumps 10%

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18 Oct 2021, 10:00:26 AM IST

Covid update: India records 13,596 fresh cases

India recorded 13,596 fresh covid-19 infections in a day, the lowest daily rise in 230 days, while active cases dropped further to 1,89,694, the lowest in 221 days, according to the Union Health Ministry's data on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,52,290 with 166 more fatalities. The country has so far reported 3,40,81,315 covid cases, it said.

18 Oct 2021, 09:56:25 AM IST

Sunteck Realty acquires 110 acres to enter second-home market

The real estate firm on Monday said it has acquired about 110 acres on Pen-Khopoli Road, in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), to enter the second home segment. The acquisition has been done with an asset light joint development agreement strategy.

18 Oct 2021, 09:47:40 AM IST

Avenue Supermarts zooms 7%

The Avenue Supermarts Ltd stock is on fire. Shares of the company surged more than 7% on the NSE in Monday's opening reacting to its solid September quarter, which were announced on Saturday last week. With this latest up move, the stock hit a new 52-week high of 5,900 on the NSE intraday.

18 Oct 2021, 09:39:37 AM IST

HDFC Bank up 1.5%

The bank's profit rose 18% in the quarter ended September, buoyed by strong loan growth. Net income stood at 88.3 billion rupees ($1.17 billion), compared to 75.1 billion rupees a year ago. That beat the average estimate of 86.50 billion rupees.

18 Oct 2021, 09:34:36 AM IST

Nifty Bank jumps 1.3%

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18 Oct 2021, 09:25:25 AM IST

Nifty stocks at open 

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18 Oct 2021, 09:22:41 AM IST

Sensex surges over 500 points

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18 Oct 2021, 09:20:30 AM IST

Markets open at record high

18 Oct 2021, 09:05:44 AM IST

Sensex at pre-open

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18 Oct 2021, 09:02:30 AM IST

Markets in the green at pre-open

18 Oct 2021, 08:42:48 AM IST

Growth helps HDFC Bank, but stress remains a worry

HDFC Bank’s bullishness on balance sheet growth in the coming quarters, buttressed by a healthy performance for the September quarter, should be reason enough for investors to cheer.

India’s most valuable lender reported a net profit of 8,834 crore, a 17.5% year-on-year growth, for the September quarter. This was marginally higher than Street estimates. But more than the beat on profit, the bank’s business growth and the outlook on the same seem to have aided optimism over its valuations.(Read more)

18 Oct 2021, 08:32:22 AM IST

China's economic growth weakens

China's economic growth sank in the latest quarter as a slowdown in construction and curbs on energy use weighed on its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The world's second-largest economy grew by 4.9% over a year ago in the three months ending in September, down from the previous quarter's 7.9%, government data showed Monday.

Factory production, retail sales and investment in construction and other fixed assets all weakened.

18 Oct 2021, 08:24:58 AM IST

Indian markets likely to be steady

Indian markets are likely to be steady on Monday as traders return from a three-day holiday. Trends in SGX Nifty suggest a positive opening for domestic indices.

On Thursday, the BSE Sensex ended at 61,305.95, up 568.90 points or 0.94%. The Nifty was at 18,338.55, up 176.80 points or 0.97%.

18 Oct 2021, 08:10:37 AM IST

Collapse of Carlyle deal foils PNB Housing Finance plans

The collapse of a 4,000-crore investment plan led by Carlyle Group has muddied the fundraising plans of PNB Housing Finance Ltd, with the private equity firm now seen as unlikely to increase its stake in the mortgage lender.

Carlyle Group, the second-biggest shareholder in PNB Housing Finance, on 31 May agreed to invest up to 3,185 crore in the company through a preferential allotment at 390 per share. The investment was to be routed through Pluto Investments S.a.r.l., an affiliate of Carlyle Asia Partners IV, L.P. (Read more)

18 Oct 2021, 08:05:49 AM IST

High jobless rates in north India pose new challenges

Joblessness in at least 12 states and Union territories has been stubbornly defying a declining national trend, with eight of them reporting double-digit unemployment rate in September, reflecting parts of the economy that have been left sputtering by the covid pandemic.

In Delhi, the unemployment rate is at a four-month high of 16.8%. Rajasthan has an unemployment rate of 17.9%, Haryana 20.3%, Jammu and Kashmir 21.6% and Bihar, Tripura, Jharkhand and Puducherry between 10% and 15.3%. (Full report)

18 Oct 2021, 07:58:57 AM IST

Stocks to watch: HDFC Bank, Adani Enterprises, HCL Tech

HDFC Bank, Adani Enterprises, HCL Tech, Coal India are among the top 10 stocks in focus today. Among major companies that will declare September quarter earnings on Monday are UltraTech Cement, Alok Industries, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd, and Tata Coffee.

18 Oct 2021, 07:38:52 AM IST

Oil climbs further

Oil advanced in Asian trading after an eighth weekly gain with the market facing a global energy crunch ahead of winter. Futures in New York climbed above $83 a barrel after adding 3.7% last week, capping the longest run of weekly gains since 2015. A shortage of natural gas and coal from Asia to Europe is driving additional demand for oil products in power generation. That’s coincided with key economies rebounding from the pandemic, leading to a significant tightening of the market.

18 Oct 2021, 07:24:35 AM IST

Asian shares mixed

Asian shares were mixed on Monday ahead of the release of Chinese economic data for the third quarter, as investors fret about the health of the world's second-largest economy even as US companies report strong quarterly earnings.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed in early trading on Monday, off 0.07%, while Japan's Nikkei lost 0.12%. U.S. stock futures, the S&P 500 e-minis, were down 0.13%.

18 Oct 2021, 07:20:49 AM IST

US stocks gain Friday

Stocks surged globally on Friday in their best day in five months on strong US corporate earnings reports though three-year-high oil prices kept inflation risks alive.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 1.1% in its best weekly performance since June 25. The S&P 500 climbed 0.75% to notch its best week in 2-1/2 months, and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.5%.

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