Global Indices 25-Aug Prev_Day Abs. Change
Russell 3000 1,772 1,760 13 0.72
Nasdaq 11,466 11,380 87 0.76
FTSE 6,037 6,105 -68 -1.11
Nikkei 23,297 22,986 311 1.35
Hang Seng 25,486 25,552 -65 -0.26
Indian Indices 25-Aug Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 38,844 38,799 45 0.12
Nifty 50 11,472 11,466 6 0.05
Nifty 100 11,626 11,619 6 0.06
Nifty 500 9,509 9,498 11 0.11
Nifty Bank 23,092 22,833 259 1.14
S&P BSE Power 1,740 1,744 -4 -0.22
S&P BSE Small Cap 14,871 14,855 16 0.11
S&P BSE HC 19,169 19,262 -93 -0.48
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
25-Aug 28.40 0.98 32.43 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 25-Aug Prev_Day
Tata Motors 127 121 4.87
Bajaj Finance 3643 3492 4.32
SBI 208 201 3.23
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 25-Aug Prev_Day
2176 21702 -89.97
GAIL 100 102 -1.87
Shree Cements Limited 21811 22211 -1.80
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 1330 851
Declines 1502 1058
Unchanged 145 88
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* 30811
MF Flows** 23083
Aug 2020; **24
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Data as on 24 Aug, 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
• Indian equity markets eked out small gains as initial strong buying
witnessed in the stocks of several index heavyweights were largely offset
by continuous rise in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, signs of progress in U.S.-
China trade negotiations provided some support to the buying interest.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 gained 0.12% and
0.05% to close at 38,843.88 and 11,472.25 respectively.
• The overall market breadth on BSE was weak with 1,330 scrips advancing
and 1,502 scrips declining. A total of 145 scrips remained unchanged.
• On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE Bankex was the major gainer, up 1.23%
followed by S&P BSE Finance, up 1.01% and S&P BSE Industrials, up 0.53%.
S&P BSE Realty was the major loser, down 2.09% followed by S&P BSE
Utilities, down 0.6% and S&P BSE FMCG, down 0.55%.
• The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) total asset grew 30% YoY to Rs. 53.35 lakh
crore in 2019-20 as against Rs. 41.03 lakh crore in 2018-19 following rise in
domestic and foreign investments. On the liability side, the increase was
due to a 21.52% rise in notes issued, 30.46% rise in other liabilities and
provisions and a 53.72% jump in deposits. The central bank follows Jul-Jun
fiscal period. But the current year (FY21) will end in Mar 2021 to enable a
transition to start its financial year from Apr to end in Mar. So FY22 would
run from Apr 2021 to Mar 2022.
• RBI cautioned that after the pandemic, India's potential production could
suffer a structural downshift. Thus RBI said that in a post-pandemic
scenario, deep-seated and wide-ranging structural reforms to regain losses
and return to the path of sustainable economic growth.
• According to a major credit rating agency, Indian economy could have
contracted by 25% in the first quarter of the FY21 making it one of the
most negative estimates for Asia's third largest economy.
• According to the World Bank, the data on monthly night-time light intensity
show that India's economy is unlikely to return to maximum capacity even
though restrictions are eased without effectively reducing the possibility of
a Covid-19 infection. The World Bank proposed using two proxies --daily
electricity consumption and night-time light intensity-- to gage Covid 19's
economic effect and containment measures. According to the Bank, night
light intensity decreased by an average of 12% in over two-thirds of the
districts in April 2020. Local infection rates influence the light intensity of
the night, with more cases resulting in greater decreases. It has serious
implications for economic recovery.
• Punjab National Bank informed the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to
have received its first tranche of recoveries of around Rs. 24 crore in the
Nirav Modi fraud litigation case in the United States.
• Tata Motors chairman at a shareholders' meeting said reducing debt
(group's has a net automotive debt of Rs. 48,000 crore) and improving the
product portfolio will be top priority of the company.
• Asian markets largely closed in the green led by positive developments on
the coronavirus treatment and signs of progress in U.S.-China trade
negotiations. Today (as on August 26), Asian markets were mixed as major
indexes on Wall Street overnight notched new records. While Nikkei was
trading lower 0.25%, Hang Seng was up 0.12% (as at 8 a.m. IST).
• European markets ended on a mixed note as market participants may also
be looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman’s highly anticipated
speech at the Jackson Hole symposium on Thursday. Market initially rose
when a U.S. biotechnology company said it concluded advanced talks to
provide 80 million doses of its experimental coronavirus shot to the
• U.S. markets mostly rose ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman’s highly
anticipated speech at the Jackson Hole symposium on Thursday.