Global Indices 12-Mar Prev_Day Abs. Change
Dow Jones 25,179 25,336 -157 -0.62
Nasdaq 7,588 7,561 28 0.36
FTSE 7,215 7,225 -10 -0.14
Nikkei 21,824 21,469 355 1.65
Hang Seng 31,594 30,996 598 1.93
Indian Indices 12-Mar Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 33,918 33,307 611 1.83
Nifty 50 10,421 10,227 195 1.90
Nifty 100 10,748 10,565 183 1.73
Nifty Bank 24,664 24,296 368 1.51
SGX Nifty 10,444 10,229 215 2.10
S&P BSE Power 2,171 2,137 34 1.59
S&P BSE Small Cap 17,403 17,306 97 0.56
S&P BSE HC 13,542 13,450 92 0.68
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
12-Mar 23.42 1.16 25.44 1.25
Month Ago 24.15 1.15 25.48 1.07
Year Ago 22.06 1.42 23.20 1.24
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 12-Mar Prev_Day
Bharti Airtel 422 402 4.82
Vedanta Limited 317 304 4.36
ITC 270 259 4.19
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 12-Mar Prev_Day
Coal India 298 304 -2.10
Aurobindo Pharma 583 592 -1.62
SBI 253 253 -0.16
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 1346 984
Declines 1370 832
Unchanged 184 57
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* 3018
MF Flows** 25164
Mar 2018; **8
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
• Indian equity markets closed in the green amid positive cues from the
global peers which moved up on the back of strong U.S. jobs report for
Feb 2018. Further, continued positive impact of easing concerns over the
trade war added to the gains in the global market.
• Investors also remained focused on retail inflation data for Feb 2018
and IIP data for Jan 2018 that was scheduled after market hours.
Meanwhile, as per Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers,
domestic passenger vehicle sales number moved up 7.77% YoY to
2,75,329 units in Feb’18.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 grew 1.83% and
1.90% to close at 33,917.94 and 10,421.40, respectively. S&P BSE Mid-
Cap and S&P BSE Small-Cap grew 0.76% and 0.56%, respectively.
• On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE Information technology was the
major gainer, up 2.57%, followed by S&P BSE Metal that grew 2.32%.
S&P BSE FMCG and S&P BSE Oil & Gas each grew 2.13%. S&P BSE Basic
Materials and S&P BSE Utilities witnessed growth of 1.91% and 1.69%,
• The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation or retail inflation grew
4.44% in Feb 2018, down from 5.07% in the previous month and up from
3.65% in the same month of the previous year. Though retail inflation
growth subdued, it surpassed Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term
target of 4% for the fourth consecutive month. The Consumer Food Price
Index also grew 3.26% in Feb 2018, down from 4.70% in the previous
month and up from 2.01% in the same month of the previous year.
• India’s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew 7.5% in Jan 2018 as
against growth of 7.1% in Dec 2017 and 3.5% in the same period of the
previous year. The manufacturing sector also surged 8.7% in Jan 2018
from 2.5% growth in the same period of the previous year. However, IIP
growth for Apr to Jan 2018 slowed to 4.1% from 5.0% in the same period
of the previous fiscal.
• Data from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) showed
that domestic passenger vehicle sales grew 7.77% to 275,329 units in Feb
2018 from 255,470 units in the same period of the previous year.
Domestic car sales grew 3.7% to 179,122 units as against 172,737 units in
Feb 2017. Motorcycle sales during the same period grew 26.48% to
1,053,230 units as against 832,695 units a year earlier. Sales of two-
wheeler vehicles grew 23.77% to 1,685,814 units compared with
1,362,043 units in the year-ago month. Vehicle sales across categories
witnessed an increase of 22.77% to 2,111,383 units from 1,719,806 units
in Feb 2017.
• Larsen & Toubro said its construction arm has won orders worth Rs.
25.97 billion across business segments. It further added that it has
received order from the National Highways Authority of India for the
construction of the 8.7 Km long Dwarka Expressway in Haryana in
Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) mode.
• According to media reports, Eicher Motors will shut down with
immediate effect the personal utility vehicle division that it had set up as
an equal joint venture with American firm Polaris. The joint venture
incurred a loss of Rs. 0.91 billion in FY17.
• Asian markets traded in the green following easing global trade war
and after the geopolitical tension eased as North Korean leader offered
to halt nuclear and missile tests. However, upside was limited as Japan's
business survey index of large manufacturers fell in the Mar quarter.
Today (As of Mar 13), Asian markets opened higher amid gains in stocks
of regional peers. However, concerns over tariffs on steel and aluminum
imports capped the gains. Nikkei and Hang seng grew 0.07% and 0.35%,
respectively (as at 8.a.m. IST).
• As per the last close, European markets ended almost higher amid
continued positive impact of strong U.S. jobs report for Feb released last
week. However, gains were capped due to imposition of tariffs on steel
and aluminum by the U.S. President. Lack of both economic and
corporate news further restricted the gains.
• As per the last close, U.S markets ended almost lower amid concerns
over the impact of trade war after U.S. President implemented tariffs on
steel and aluminum imports. However, losses were capped on continued
positive impact of strong U.S. jobs report for Feb released last week.