Thank you readers! Here are the key highlights from today's session
- Financials Lead Market Higher; Sensex, Nifty & Midcap Index At 6-mth Highs
- Midcap Index Almost Positive For The Year; Nifty Bank At A 1-mth High
- HDFC Twins, ICICI, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Fin & RIL Top Contributors To Nifty
- Sensex Gains 364 Points To 38,799 & Nifty 95 Points To 11,466
- Nifty Bank Advances 533 Points To 22,833 & Midcap Index 119 Points To 17,101
- 7 Of Top 10 Nifty Gainers Are Financials; Kotak Bank & Bajaj Fin Top Gainers
- Eicher Motors fails To Hold Opening Gains, Slips 10% From Intra-day High
- Zee Ent Moves 5% Higher After Board Member Manish Chokhani Buys 1 Lakh Shares
- Bharti Airtel Gains 4% From Lows Amid AGR Case Hearing At SC; Voda Idea Up 7.6%
- Jubilant Food, Adani Ent, IDFC First Bk, GMR Infra Amongst Top Midcap Gainers
- Market Breadth Favours Advances: Advance-Decline Ratio At 4:3
Closing Bell: Sensex ends 364 points higher, Nifty above 11,450; banks lead
Indian indces ended higher on Monday led by a surge in heavyweight financials. HDFC twins, ICICI Bank and Kotak Bank contributed the most to the indices. The Sensex ended 364 points higher at 38,799 while the Nifty rose 95 points to settle at 11,466. Broader markets were also positive with the midcap and smallcap indices up 0.8 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. On the Nifty50 inde, Zee, Kotak Bank, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance and HDFC Bank were the top gainers while PowerGrid, M&M, Adani Ports, Hindalco, and Grasim led the losses. Among sectors, Nifty Bank and Nifty Fin Services surged over 2 percent while Nifty Media added 0.7 percent. Meanwhile, Nifty Pharma and Nifty IT lose 0.3 percent each during the day.
Zee Entertainment shares jump 6% after Manish Chokhani buys stake in the firm
Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) rose nearly 6 percent on Monday after veteran investor and the company's Independent Director Manish Chokhani bought shares of the company. Chokani bought around 1 lakh shares for Rs 2 crore at a share price of Rs 200 per share. Chokhani now owns 2 lakh shares in the company, the company disclosed in a recent filing. The stock rose as much as 5.8 percent to its intra-day high of Rs 203.35 per share.
Sunil Bohra, group CFO of Minda Industries says:
Speaking about capacity utilization, Sunil Bohra, group CFO of Minda Industries said, “Compared to last year August to this year July, 2-wheeler is leading the pack with demand close to 80-90 percent of last year and 4-wheelerrs also fast catching up.”
Union Bank of India shares rise 5% after Q1 profit jumps to Rs 332 crore
Union Bank of India share price jumped almost 5 percent after the PSU bank declared its June quarter results. The PSU lender on August 21 has reported a profit of Rs 332.74 crore for the quarter-ended June after the merger with Corporation Bank and Andhra Bank. Profit in the year-ago period was Rs 224.43 crore. It had posted a loss of Rs 2,503.2 crore in the March quarter.
Minda Industries rights issue opens tomorrow: Here are the key things to know
The maiden rights issue of Minda Industries is set to open tomorrow, i.e. August 25. The last day for submission of the application will be on September 8, 2020. The auto parts maker said that its board has fixed Rs 20 per share as the issue price for the issue. The issue price is at 26.8 percent discount to August 21's closing price of Rs 341.50 per share. The company said that it will issue 1 crore fully paid equity share of face value of Rs 2 each for an amount aggregating to Rs 250 crore. “The company has made necessary arrangements with NSDL and CDSL for the credit of the rights entitlements in dematerialized form in the Demat account of the eligible equity shareholders as on the record date,” Minda Industries said. More here
Next few years to see big growth boost for midcap IT firms, says Raamdeo Agrawal
The next few years will see a big growth boost for the midcap IT companies in India, said Raamdeo Agrawal, chairman, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, adding that these firms have done more business in the last four months than the last few years in the country.
According to Agrawal, the midcap IT space looks very interesting as "India has an edge here". While sharing his views and outlook on markets in an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18, Agarwal said that he is focusing on figuring out how good or bad the current business conditions are and understanding the impact of the pandemic on the earnings power of the companies. More here
This smallcap stock rose 13% after Porinju Veliyath bought shares in the company
Shares of Orient Bell rose nearly 13 percent on Monday after ace investor Porinju Veliyath-owned Equity Intelligence India acquired an additional 80,000 shares in the company on Friday. As per the NSE data, the equity was bought at Rs 91.87 per share. As of June 2020 end, Equity Intelligence India already held a 1.57 percent stake, or 2,25,000 shares, in the company. The stock rallied as much as 12.8 percent to Rs 104.50 per share. However, on a year-to-date basis, the stock has declined nearly 30 percent on a year-to-date basis while as compared to around 7 percent declined in the same period.
MCX launches Bulldex, making it easier to track gold
In a first, MCX, the largest commodity exchange in the country, on Monday, launched trading in bullion index futures on MCX iCOMDEX Bullion index or the MCXBULLDEX. The index will track the real-time performance of flagship near month MCX Gold (1 Kg) and Silver (30 Kg) futures contracts. The weightage of gold in the index is 70.52 percent and that of silver is 29.48 percent. Three futures contracts of the bullion index expiring in September to November are available for trading. The contracts would be settled in cash. The lot size of the index is 50 lots. It means the profit and loss in Re 1 movement is Rs 50. More here
Kalyan Jewellers files DRHP for Rs 1,750-crore IPO, says report
Private equity major Warburg Pincus backed jewellery retail firm Kalyan Jewellers has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with market regulator Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a Rs 1,750-crore initial public offer (IPO), according to a report by Moneycontrol. The fresh issue component will be Rs 1,000 crores and the promoters and Warburg Pincus will dilute stake worth Rs 250 crore and Rs 500 crore, respectively, the Moneycontrol report added quoting people with the knowledge. The IPO will facilitate a partial exit for the private equity investor and also facilitate debt reduction, it added. More here
Continue to remain bullish on HDFC Bank, says Helios Capital’s Samir Arora
We have added select financial stocks, said Samir Arora, founder & fund manager of Helios Capital in an interview to CNBC-TV18. However, we continue to remain negative on the auto sector. According to him, auto sales have picked up only because of pent-up demand. Speaking about stocks, Arora said we continue to remain bullish on our biggest holding, HDFC Bank. He further said that we are negative on consumer stocks owing to elevated valuations. We have bought Indian Hotels recently, added Arora. See the video
Gold rate today: Yellow metal falls on steady dollar; support placed at Rs 51,500 per 10 grams level
Gold prices in India fell on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) Monday following weakness in international spot prices amid steady dollar. Silver prices also declined by over 1 percent. At 11:13 am, gold futures for October delivery fell 0.59 percent to Rs 51,710 per 10 grams as against the previous close of Rs 52,016 and opening price of Rs 51,860 on the MCX. Silver futures traded 1.31 percent lower at Rs 66,191 per kg. The prices opened at Rs 66,589 as compared to the previous close of Rs 67,067 per kg. More here