Global Indices 29-Apr Prev_Day Abs. Change
Russell 3000 1,393 1,351 43 3.15
Nasdaq 8,915 8,608 307 3.57
FTSE 6,115 5,959 157 2.63
19,771 19,783 -12 -0.06
Hang Seng 24,644 24,576 68 0.28
Indian Indices 29-Apr Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 32,720 32,115 606 1.89
Nifty 50 9,553 9,381 172 1.84
Nifty 100 9,711 9,545 166 1.74
Nifty 500 7,797 7,672 125 1.63
Nifty Bank 21,090 20,671 419 2.03
S&P BSE Power 1,443 1,433 10 0.66
10,975 10,863 113 1.04
S&P BSE HC 15,421 15,398 23 0.15
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
29-Apr 19.88 1.18 21.65 1.59
Month Ago 18.18 1.47 19.52 1.76
Year Ago 27.91 1.18 29.34 1.12
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 29-Apr Prev_Day
HDFC Ltd. 1837 1716 7.05
Hindalco 116 109 6.94
Adani Ports & SEZ 288 273 5.39
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 29-Apr Prev_Day
Axis Bank 439 455 -3.59
Asian Paints 1768 1824 -3.12
HUL 2232 2290 -2.54
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 1391 1144
Declines 961 696
Unchanged 197 117
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* -55699
MF Flows** 35773
Apr 2020; **28
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Data as on 28 Apr 2020
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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 went up amid expectations of lockdown easing and
company specific news about restarting operations. Investors also awaited
the outcome of U.S. Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting for its
economic guidance and assessment of the impact of lockdown.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 gained 1.89% and
1.84% to close at 32,720.16 and 9,553.35 respectively. S&P BSE MidCap and
S&P BSE SmallCap gained 1% and 1.04% respectively.
• The overall market breadth on BSE was strong with 1,391 scrips advancing
and 961 scrips declining. A total of 197 scrips remained unchanged.
• On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE Metal was the major gainer, up 3.92%
followed by S&P BSE Finance, up 3.19% and S&P BSE Teck, up 2.43%. S&P
BSE FMCG was the only loser, down 0.49%.
• According to a global rating agency, the liquidity support from the Reserve
Bank of India for the mutual funds may struggle to be effective. As per the
agency, the success of the support depends on the appetite of banks to
take up the risks involved due to low capital headroom and possibility of
increase in fresh non-performing loans.
• The Securities Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has clarified that the
grandfathering of the existing unlisted non-convertible debentures (NCDs)
is applicable across the mutual fund industry and thus mutual funds can
transact in such NCDs. However, investments in such NCDs will continue to
be subject to compliance with investment due diligence and all other
applicable investment restrictions. Sebi has also extended timelines for
reducing exposure to unlisted NCDs in phased manner that is by Sep 30,
2020, mutual funds can bring down exposure to 15%, and 10% by Dec 31,
• Sebi has invited research proposals from researchers on various issues of
stock markets. This is for Sebi’s Development Research Group (DRG)-III
studies. The study is an initiative by regulator’s Department of Economic
and Policy Analysis and is aimed at undertaking policy-oriented research
study on seminal topics.
• According to data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
(CMIE), India’s unemployment rate improved to 21.1% in the week ended
Apr 26, 2020 from 26.2% in the preceding week.
• According to media reports, Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd.
which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has increased its
stake in U.S.-based SkyTran Inc. SkyTran is a venture-funded technology
company which develops modern transport modes including personal rapid
• The Supreme Court ordered the government to process the tax refund of
Rs. 733 crore to the telecom major within four weeks. The development
comes after the Supreme Court ruled that the Vodafone-Hutchison deal
could not be taxed in India due to a change in the Income-tax Act 2012.
• Asian markets closed on a positive note, led by optimism over easing of
coronavirus-related restrictions and expectations about robust earnings by
U.S. tech firms. Chinese markets rose as investors cheered solid earnings
results from the country's biggest listed banks. Today (as on Apr 30),
markets traded higher tracking overnight developments on potential new
treatment for Covid-19 patients. Nikkei traded up 2.60%; Hang Seng is
closed due to public holiday (as at 8.a.m. IST).
• European markets too closed on a positive note, led by the optimism over
potential treatment of the coronavirus infection.
• U.S. markets soared following media reports stating that the U.S. bio-tech
company reported positive results from two tests that showed its drug
could be a Covid-19 treatment. The news outweighed reports showing
contraction in U.S. economic activity.