Global Indices 18-Feb Prev_Day Abs. Change
Dow Jones Closed 25,883 NA NA
Nasdaq Closed 7,472 NA NA
FTSE 7,219 7,237 -17 -0.24
Nikkei 21,282 20,901 381 1.82
Hang Seng 28,347 27,901 446 1.60
Indian Indices 18-Feb Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 35,498 35,809 -311 -0.87
Nifty 50 10,641 10,724 -83 -0.78
Nifty 100 10,761 10,846 -85 -0.78
Nifty Bank 26,654 26,794 -140 -0.52
SGX Nifty 10,667 10,768 -101 -0.93
S&P BSE Power 1,771 1,785 -14 -0.81
S&P BSE Small Cap 13,119 13,253 -134 -1.01
S&P BSE HC 13,334 13,433 -99 -0.74
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
18-Feb 22.68 1.21 26.32 1.27
Month Ago 23.96 1.16 26.19 1.24
Year Ago 24.19 1.15 25.32 1.08
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 18-Feb Prev_Day
Bharti Infratel 317 307 3.31
Zee Ente. 439 431 1.76
ONGC 137 135 1.56
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 18-Feb Prev_Day
TCS 1970 2030 -2.93
Yes Bank 214 219 -2.49
Indiabulls HFC 624 639 -2.48
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 856 583
Declines 1709 1216
Unchanged 169 96
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* -1610
MF Flows** 11857
Feb 2019; **15
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Since May-17, MOSPI has revised base year of IIP & WPI from 2004-05 to 2011-12, and for CPI
from 2010 to 2012
• According to media reports, the Reserve Bank of India will pay an
interim dividend of Rs. 28,000 crore to the government. There is a
perception that the move that will help the central government to keep
fiscal deficit in check. It needs to be noted that this is the second
successive year that the Reserve Bank of India will be transferring an
• The government could retain the provident fund interest rate at 8.55%
despite the decline in interest rates. This would benefit more than 60
million subscribers of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(EPFO). The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the EPFO will meet soon
to consider the return for the current year besides an increase in the
minimum pension for subscribers. The doubling of the minimum pension
under the Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) of the EPFO will benefit
nearly five million subscribers.
• According to media reports, two high ranking executives of Cognizant
have been charged by U.S. prosecutors with allegedly paying Tamil Nadu
government officials $2 million in bribes to get building permits for the
company’s Chennai campus.
• According to media reports, Infosys has settled with capital market
regulator a case of alleged disclosure lapses regarding severance
payment made to its former chief financial officer. According to reports,
Infosys paid Rs. 34.35 lakh to settle the case.
• According to media reports, the Supreme Court refused to allow
reopening of Vedanta's Sterlite plant in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.
However, Supreme Court granted it liberty to approach the high court.
• According to media reports, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has received
final approval from the US health regulator for its generic version of
clobetasol propionate foam. The steroid will be used to treat
inflammation and itching of the skin.
• According to media reports, the Reserve Bank of India warned Yes Bank
of several lapses and regulatory breaches in various areas of the bank's
• According to media reports, Larsen & Toubro has won an order worth
over Rs. 7,000 crore for design and construction of an airport.
• Asian equity markets were mostly higher after positive developments
arose from the U.S.-China negotiations in Beijing. The White House
stated that high level U.S.-China trade talks have led to "progress
between the two parties", but "much work remains." Chinese stocks
were at more than six-month high after the U.S. President hinted that he
might extend the tariff deadline of Mar 1 for a deal. Today (as of Feb
19), Asian markets opened modestly higher. Investors traded cautiously
over fresh geopolitical tensions following reports of China accusing U.S.
of fueling cybersecurity fears. Nikkei and Hangseng rose 0.14% and
0.33%, respectively (as at 8.a.m. IST).
• As per the last close, European markets closed with modest gains on
optimism that upcoming round of discussions between the U.S. and
China will move towards achieving a trade deal in the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, trading remained subdued as markets in U.S. remained
• U.S markets were closed on account of President's Day.
• Indian equity markets’ losses continued well into the new week and for
the seventh session in a row. Reducing foreign fund inflows because of
fear of escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan impacted
sentiment. Oil’s recent rising trend and rupee’s fall also led to investors
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 lost 0.87% and
0.78%, respectively, to close at 35,498.44 and 10,640.95, respectively.
S&P BSE Mid-Cap and S&P BSE Small Cap lost 1.04% and 1.01%,
• The overall market breadth on BSE was weak with 856 scrips advancing
and 1709 scrips declining. A total of 169 scrips remained unchanged.
• On the BSE sectoral front, only two sectors gained. S&P BSE Telecom
was the major gainer, up 0.88%, followed by S&P BSE Realty, up 0.62%.
S&P BSE Consumer Durables was the major loser, down 1.39%, followed
by S&P BSE Energy and S&P BSE Fast Moving Consumer Goods, down
1.38% and 1.36%, respectively. S&P BSE Information Technology and S&P
BSE Basic Materials lost 1.14% and 0.97%, respectively.