Commuters walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. Reuters
The Sensex on Tuesday ended 382 points in the red, after touching a record high of 39,572 minutes into the trade. The session started on a firm note with Sensex hitting a life-time high of 39,572, but it failed to hold on to the early gains and ended over 380 points lower.
The S&P BSE Sensex closed 382.87 points or 0.97 per cent lower at 38,969.80 and the broader Nifty fell by 119.15 points or 1.01 per cent. The Bank Nifty and the Nifty index also hit a 52-week high. “The market gave up the gains after testing a new high as the positive sentiment on exit polls was gradually priced-in. The pre-election rally may continue, and quality mid & small caps may out-perform if the election verdict comes in tandem with the exit polls,” said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services.
The downside risk in the market is likely to be protected in the near-term by the extension in economic reforms and the pick-up in earnings. Already the global peers are trading positive with signs of ease in trade tensions,” Nair added.
Shares of Tata Motors fell 7.05 per cent on the BSE after it reported a weak set of numbers for the quarter ended March 2019. Its consolidated net profit fell by 49 per cent to Rs 1,108 crore.
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories shares rose 4.45 per cent on Monday’s correction of created value-buying opportunities for the investors.
Shares of Jet Airways rallied 14.73 per cent on reports of Hinduja Group’s likely bid for the grounded airline this week after it received approval from the airline’s key stakeholders, including founder Naresh Goyal and Etihad Airways, said Deepak Jasani of HDFC Securities.
Indo-Asian News Service
Ahead of the fourth quarter results of the IT heavyweights Infosys and TCS, and key macro data release, major equity indices ended the week on a higher note led by gains in banking stocks. The BSE Sensex closed 160.10 points or 0.41 per cent higher at 38,767.11. The broader Nifty finished 46.75 points or 0.40 per cent higher at 11,643.45. “Market turned positive despite a weak rupee as investors
Major Indian indices − Sensex and Nifty − closed at their highest-ever on Tuesday riding strong and sustained foreign fund inflows and bets of yet another rate cut over a near-normal monsoon forecast. Both indices touched their all-time highs − Sensex at 39,364.34 and Nifty 11,810.95 − during the early trade and mostly held on to the gains
Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Thursday after advancing for four consecutive sessions as investors took to profit booking. Investors also treaded with caution ahead of Q4 results from index heavyweight Reliance Industries. Jet Airways was in the spotlight throughout the day over its steep fall.
Investors on Tuesday traded with caution anticipating a further rise in the international oil prices, and conclusion of the third and largest phase of the general elections. Sensex ended 80 points lower after a range-bound movement throughout the day’s trade.
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE national railway, has approved the award agreement for civil and track works of Packages B and C for Stage Two of the UAE national railway network connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai,
Trade anxiety and escalating tensions between the United States and Iran sent gold soaring to a six-year high on Tuesday, and saw traders dive back into safe-harbour government bonds and the yen and Swiss franc at the expense of the dollar.
The Abu Dhabi Government, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,