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Stock Market Highlights: Sensex ends 296 points higher, Nifty50 tops 17,050; Tech Mahindra, Cipla, Dr Reddy's jump 2 3%

Stock Market Highlights: Sensex ends 296 points higher, Nifty50 tops 17,050; Tech Mahindra, Cipla, Dr Reddy's jump 2-3%

Stock Market Highlights: Sensex ends 296 points higher, Nifty50 tops 17,050; Tech Mahindra, Cipla, Dr Reddy's jump 2-3%
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Stock Market Highlights: Indian equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty50 ended a volatile session higher on Monday tracking strength across most global markets, though investors remained cautious amid concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Gains in financial, IT and healthcare stocks aided the rebound in the market. Broader markets also strengthened, with the midcap and smallcap indices rising 0.2-0.4 percent. RBL Bank shares plunged after a top executive stepped down and the RBI appointed an executive to its board. HP Adhesives shares made a strong debut on stock exchanges.

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Dec 27, 2021 5:20 PM

Strong base for Nifty at 16,800, immediate resistance at 17,200-17,300: Ruchit Jain

Ruchit Jain, Lead Research at 5paisa.com, believes the market has been on a recovery path, with the bulls gaining their strength back. "The support base for the Nifty has now shifted to 16,800 and till this in intact, we do not expect any sharp sell-off. On the flipside, 17,200-17,300 levels are now seen as the immediate resistance range and if the index manages to surpass the same, the bulls will be back on front seat to lead the index higher. Traders are advised to look for buying opportunities on declines and trade with a positive bias. However, one should trade with proper risk management and aggressive positions should be built only on a confirmation above the mentioned range," he said. 

Dec 27, 2021 5:20 PM

Rupee ends higher at 74.96 against US dollar

The rupee ended at 74.96 against the greenback as against its previous close of 75.02.

Stock Market Highlights: Sensex ends 296 points higher, Nifty50 tops 17,050; Tech Mahindra, Cipla, Dr Reddy's jump 2-3%
Dec 27, 2021 5:16 PM

Avoid bottom fishing in RBL Bank: Karvy Capital's Kunj Bansal

Kunj Bansal, CIO of Karvy Capital, advises against bottom fishing in RBL Bank shares. "When a stock becomes a newsflow-driven one instead of being driven by financials or fundamentals, especially the safer, the risk averse investor should clearly avoid it. It becomes suitable either for very high risk investors or for traders. I wouldn't advise anybody to start bottom fishing right now. Hold on for some more time," he said. 

"If we look at this stock, after having achieved its peak about one-and-a-half or two years ago, leaving aside in between recoveries that have been there, the stock is actually on its way down. For quite some time, it is much below the IPO offer price also, so for anybody who has got it in IPO or has been holding on to it, it has turned out to be a negative investment. As of now, one is better advised to avoid and wait for some developments, and actual, concrete newsflow to happen," he added.

Dec 27, 2021 5:12 PM

Market At Close | Sensex, Nifty begin last week of 2021 with gains

Here are some highlights: 

--Sensex, Nifty near intraday highs 

--ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank contribute most to Nifty Bank gain; RBL Bank drags

--Major private banks recover 2-3% to end at day’s high

--Midcap index up 130 points; Adani Enterprises, GMR Infra, Divi’s top gainers

--RBL Bank at lowest level since June 2020 after board, management rejig

--Pharma stocks rise after PM announces booster for healthcare, frontline workers

--Nifty IT top sectoral gainer; Nifty Media top loser dragged by Zee 

--Market breadth favours bulls; advance-decline ratio at 3:2

Dec 27, 2021 4:45 PM

Bullish on Cadila, Dr Reddy's: Dipan Mehta

Dipan Mehta, Director at Elixir Equities, believes the best way to play the vaccine makers is by going for companies that have their own vaccines or manufacturing partnerships. "There are a few of them. Cadila certainly has a great opportunity in front of it because everybody wants to get a mixture of vaccines, and what we thought that once you took Covishield, you were over and done with that, that's not going to be the case going forward," he said. 

"Cadila and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories are among the top picks over there. I also like Sun Pharma purely because of its differentiated business strategy," he added.

Dec 27, 2021 4:39 PM

GMR Infra has been a terrific outperformer in last 12-24 months: Dipan Mehta

Dipan Mehta, Director at Elixir Equities, said GMR Infra has been a terrific outperformer in the past 12-24 months. "Once they decided to split the business into airport and non-airport units, and got external investment in the airport business, there's a lot of interest in the stock. We all have seen how Adani group companies have done well; a lot of it is based on their activities in the airport division. Generally the market is of the view that that's a nice solid business and once the pandemic is over and done with, it could be a good business, with steady income and good RoIs as well," he said. 

"There's a great deal of monetisation opportunities in real estate. GMR also owns the Delhi and Hyderabad airports. So all hopes are based on a successful split of the company and then once there is a split, the residual value of the power business, the road business...even if you account for some value to that, you will realise that on a cumulative basis, you have made a decent profit because the airport business will be in the limelight, and go from strength to strength," Mehta added.

Dec 27, 2021 4:35 PM

Market At Close | Tech Mahindra, Cipla, DRL, UPL, Kotak Bank top blue-chip gainers

On the other hand, Hindalco, Britannia, ONGC, IndusInd and Maruti Suzuki were the worst hit among the 10 laggards in the Nifty50 pack. 

Stock Market Highlights: Sensex ends 296 points higher, Nifty50 tops 17,050; Tech Mahindra, Cipla, Dr Reddy's jump 2-3%
Dec 27, 2021 4:07 PM

Closing Bell | Sensex jumps nearly 300 points, Nifty tops 17,050 led by financial, IT stocks

The 30-scrip index ended 295.9 points higher at 57,420.2 and the broader Nifty50 benchmark settled at 17,086.3, up 82.5 points from its previous close. (Read more on the closing bell)

Dec 27, 2021 3:42 PM

Peak of COVID Wave 2 was a difficult period: Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran to employees 

Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said in a letter to employees that he is proud how the Tata group has responded to the pandemic this year.

"Our strategy, looking ahead, has four themes: digital, new energy, supply chain resilience, and health. Our companies are already adapting to these changes, and we are witnessing stronger performance. Our new pilots and businesses, from 5G to TataNeu and Tata Electronics, are poised to benefit from these four themes going forward," he wrote. 

"I am optimistic about what we can do next in the years ahead. Recent success has given our Group a great platform to build on. I am excited by the heights I know we can reach, not just financially, but also in terms of the difference we can make to communities. We can set new standards in technology, sustainability, and skills development," Chandrasekaran added.

Dec 27, 2021 3:25 PM

Specialty chemicals segment to continue to do well: Rajesh Kothari

Rajesh Kothari, MD at AlfAccurate Advisors, believes the specialty chemicals segment has a long runway ahead. "The earnings growth will continue to surprise investors. Similarly, building material is proving to be a rewarding strategy. In IT, things still continue to be positive, but the valuations are also very high. So one needs to be careful while playing IT because high earnings growth is already getting built into high valuations,” he said.

Dec 27, 2021 3:18 PM

HDFC twins, ICICI Bank, Tech Mahindra, Kotak Mahindra Bank top Sensex movers

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Stock Market Highlights: Sensex ends 296 points higher, Nifty50 tops 17,050; Tech Mahindra, Cipla, Dr Reddy's jump 2-3%
Dec 27, 2021 3:04 PM

Allcargo Logistics | Management says shareholding of demerged entities to stay same

Allcargo Logistics is demerging its businesses to attract the right investors, Chairman Shashi Kiran Shetty told CNBC-TV18.

The company’s board has approved the separation of its asset-heavy and asset-light businesses. The container freight station and inland container depot businesses will be demerged into Allcargo Terminals, and the equipment rental, logistics parks and other real estate assets will be demerged into Transindia Realty. (Read more)

Allcargo shares were down 2.3 percent at Rs 367.3 apiece on BSE in late afternoon deals. 

Dec 27, 2021 2:46 PM

Exclusive | BMC Commissioner says curfew doesn't mean everything will shut down after 9 pm

In an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV18, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal responded to some of the common questions that every Mumbaikar is asking. He said that curfew doesn't mean that everything will shut down post-9 pm.

According to Chahal, only crowding at public places has been restricted. (Read more)

Dec 27, 2021 2:44 PM

Google seeks more time from CCI to respond to probe over Play Store policies

Dec 27, 2021 2:40 PM

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