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Global Indices
Global Indices 24-Aug Prev_Day Abs. Change
% Change
Russell 3000 1,760 1,752 7 0.43
Nasdaq 11,380 11,312 68 0.60
FTSE 6,105 6,002 103 1.71
Nikkei 22,986 22,920 65 0.28
Hang Seng 25,552 25,114 438 1.74
Indian Indices 24-Aug Prev_Day Abs. Change
% Change
S&P BSE Sensex 38,799 38,435 364 0.95
Nifty 50 11,466 11,372 95 0.83
Nifty 100 11,619 11,536 83 0.72
Nifty 500 9,498 9,424 75 0.79
Nifty Bank 22,833 22,300 533 2.39
S&P BSE Power 1,744 1,743 1 0.06
S&P BSE Small Cap 14,855 14,625 230 1.57
S&P BSE HC 19,262 19,228 34 0.18
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
24-Aug 28.40 0.98 32.41 1.46
Month Ago 25.37 1.02 29.35 1.43
Year Ago 25.62 1.27 26.79 1.36
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 24-Aug Prev_Day
% Change
Zee Ente. 202 192 4.97
Kotak Bank 1387 1339 3.57
IndusInd Bank 529 514 3.04
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 24-Aug Prev_Day
% Change
Eicher Motors 2176 21702 -89.97
Power Grid 185 189 -2.04
Adani Ports & SEZ 349 354 -1.51
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 1650 1068
Declines 1221 860
Unchanged 163 96
Institutional Flows (Equity)
Description (Cr)
FII Flows* 29749
MF Flows** 23253
Aug 2020; **21
Aug 2020
Economic Indicator
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Data as on 21 Aug, 2020
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Indian Equity Market
Indices Performance
P/E Dividend Yield
Quarter Ago
Indian equity markets closed in the green as different industries are
reopening after coronavirus-imposed lockdown. Risk appetite boosted
further after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration authorised the use of
blood plasma from recovered patients as a treatment option for COVID-19.
Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 gained 0.95% and
0.83% to close at 38,799.08 and 11,466.45 respectively.
The overall market breadth on BSE was strong with 1,650 scrips advancing
and 1,221 scrips declining. A total of 163 scrips remained unchanged.
On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE Bankex was the major gainer, up 2.45%
followed by S&P BSE Finance, up 2% and S&P BSE Telecom, up 1.64%. S&P
BSE Realty was the major loser, down 1.17% followed by S&P BSE Utilities,
down 0.54% and S&P BSE Metal, down 0.2%.
According to corporate affairs ministry numbers, corporate incorporations
in Jul 2020 reached a seven-year high of 16,487, or 530 per day, which is
50% increase from a year earlier. The returns are also on the rise in the
month of Aug 2020, not just companies but also LLPs.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked higher education and
research institutions to promote the deployment of RT-PCR testing
machines that are available with them in nearby district hospitals and
government laboratories conducting COVID-19 tests to help counter the
pandemic. UGC has noted that temporary installation of these machines
could build additional facilities for approximately 60,000 tests per day.
According to a major state-run bank report, states are likely to face
uncovered losses of up to Rs. 3.1 lakh crore for FY21. Decline in the states’
own tax revenue, likely loss in state goods and services tax (SGST), the
expected drop in revenue from the Centre and the additional expenditure
by the states, their total expected loss stood at Rs. 6.2 lakh crore for FY21.
However, states will only be able to borrow an additional Rs 3.13 lakh crore
from the increased state borrowing cap of Rs. 4.28 lakh crore, owing to the
conditions set by the Centre. Only eight states were able to meet all the
requirements for the 2% additional borrowing of gross state domestic
product (GSDP), which leaves the states with an undisclosed annual loss of
Rs. 3.1 lakh crore on aggregate.
Chief Economic Adviser said India wants more global banks to help it reach
$5 trillion by 2024-25. He mentioned that India has only one bank in the
world's top 100 bank list, while a much smaller country has more banks
than that.
Future Retail has avoided a default as it repaid around $14 million (around
Rs. 100 crore) interest on foreign bonds to investors.
Adani Group is set to acquire a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport,
which operates the country’s second-largest airport. The current operator is
settling its disputes with its minority partner and exiting the venture.
Asian markets closed in the green, mainly led by U.S. Food and Drug
Administration’s emergency authorization for the use of blood plasma to
treat hospitalized coronavirus patients. Investors also keenly awaited the
U.S. Fed Chief’s speech at the Jackson Hold symposium, later this week, for
further clarity on the direction of U.S. monetary policy. Today (as on August
25), Asian markets majorly rose following rise on the Wall Street overnight.
While Nikkei was trading higher 1.32%, Hang Seng was down 0.10% (as at 8
a.m. IST).
European markets gained strongly, on hopes for a coronavirus treatment
amid resurgence of virus cases around the world. U.S. regulators authorized
the use of blood plasma from recovered patients as a treatment option for
U.S. markets rose following upbeat news on the coronavirus front. The US
Food and Drug Administration announced that it has issued an emergency
use blood plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients.
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