Global Indices 15-Apr Prev_Day Abs. Change
Russell 3000 1,317 1,338 -21 -1.55
Nasdaq 8,393 8,516 -123 -1.44
FTSE 5,598 5,791 -194 -3.34
Nikkei 19,550 19,639 -89 -0.45
Hang Seng 24,145 24,435 -290 -1.19
Indian Indices 15-Apr Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 30,380 30,690 -310 -1.01
Nifty 50 8,925 8,994 -69 -0.76
Nifty 100 9,128 9,178 -49 -0.54
Nifty 500 7,344 7,360 -16 -0.22
Nifty Bank 19,057 19,488 -431 -2.21
S&P BSE Power 1,441 1,434 7 0.49
10,367 10,246 120 1.17
S&P BSE HC 14,758 14,770 -13 -0.09
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
15-Apr 18.37 1.43 20.11 1.70
Month Ago 20.82 1.28 22.66 1.53
Year Ago 28.20 1.12 29.18 1.13
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 15-Apr Prev_Day
United Phos 351 325 7.88
HUL 2488 2346 6.01
Britannia Industries Limited 2837 2706 4.85
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 15-Apr Prev_Day
Kotak Bank 1174 1251 -6.17
Hero Moto 1824 1919 -4.95
Bajaj Finance 2182 2287 -4.58
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 1437 1213
Declines 955 650
Unchanged 178 100
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* -50157
MF Flows** 36637
Apr 2020; **9
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Data as on 13 Apr 2020
Mutual Fund Investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.
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 red as investors fretted about the
probable economic downturn owing to extension of the nationwide
lockdown. Additionally, IMF's statement that the global economy faces the
worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930s due to the
coronavirus pandemic also dented the investor confidence.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 lost 1.01% and 0.76%
to close at 30,379.81 and 8,925.30 respectively. S&P BSE MidCap and S&P
BSE SmallCap gained 1.32% and 1.17% respectively.
• The overall market breadth on BSE was strong with 1,437 scrips advancing
and 955 scrips declining. A total of 178 scrips remained unchanged.
• On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE FMCG was the major gainer, up 4.33%
followed by S&P BSE Basic Materials, up 2.43% and S&P BSE Realty, up
1.92%. S&P BSE Bankex was the major loser, down 2.49% followed by S&P
BSE Finance, down 2.38% and S&P BSE Energy, down 2.27%.
• Government data showed that India’s trade deficit narrowed to $9.76
billion in Mar 2020 from $11.00 billion in the same month of the previous
year. Imports over the year fell 28.72% while exports fell 34.57% in the
same time period. Except for Iron ore, whose exports grew 58.43% over the
year, export of all other commodities contracted on a yearly basis. Import
of Pearls, Precious and Semi-Precious Stones witnessed the maximum
decline of 53.46%.
• Government data showed that the wholesale price index (WPI) based
inflation slowed to 1.00% in Mar 2020 from 2.26% in the previous month
and 3.10% in the same month of the previous year. WPI inflation slowed as
inflation for vegetables fell sharply to 11.90% in Mar 2020 from 29.97% in
the previous month. Inflation in fuel and power contracted 1.76% in Mar
2020 compared to a growth of 3.38% in the previous month.
• According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), India will receive
normal monsoon this season. The rainfall is expected to be 100% of the
Long Period Average (LPA) with a modal error of 5%. Normal relief augurs
well for the agriculture sector as it is expected to result in better crop yield
and provide the much-needed relief to the domestic economy that is
currently under pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Wipro reported 6.3% YoY fall in net profit at Rs. 2,326.10 crore for the
quarter ended Mar 31, 2020. Revenue from operations grew 4.69% to Rs.
15,711 crore as against Rs. 15,006.30 crore in the corresponding quarter of
the previous fiscal.
• A major global rating agency lowered Tata Steel Ltd’s long-term foreign
currency rating from 'BB-' to 'B+' following weaker credit metrics than
previous expectations amid COVID-19 related disruptions and the
• Asian markets slipped after the International Monetary Fund said that the
global economy may contract by about 3% in 2020 amid the spread of the
coronavirus. Chinese markets could not hold on to gains even after the
country’s central bank cut the interest rate on its medium-term funding for
financial institutions to a record low to counter the economic fallout from
the coronavirus health crisis. Today (as on Apr 16), markets traded low as
investors remained concerned over the scale of economic fallout as a result
of the coronavirus pandemic. Both Nikkei and Hang Seng are down 1.57%
and 0.65%, respectively (as at 8.a.m. IST).
• European markets slumped as investors’ confidence remained low after the
IMF said the global economy will likely suffer the worst financial crisis since
the Great Depression.
• U.S. markets closed in the red amid caution ahead of the weekly initial
jobless claims data, which would help investors gauge the health of the U.S.