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Global Indices
Global Indices 19-Feb Prev_Day Abs. Change
% Change
Russell 3000 1,552 1,542 10 0.65
Nasdaq 9,817 9,733 84 0.87
FTSE 7,457 7,382 75 1.02
Nikkei 23,401 23,194 207 0.89
Hang Seng 27,656 27,530 126 0.46
Indian Indices 19-Feb Prev_Day Abs. Change
% Change
S&P BSE Sensex 41,323 40,894 429 1.05
Nifty 50 12,126 11,993 133 1.11
Nifty 100 12,248 12,099 149 1.23
Nifty 500 9,971 9,846 125 1.27
Nifty Bank 30,838 30,563 276 0.90
S&P BSE Power 1,835 1,808 27 1.52
S&P BSE Small Cap
14,672 14,467 204 1.41
S&P BSE HC 14,502 14,200 301 2.12
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
19-Feb 25.27 1.03 27.60 1.26
Month Ago 26.13 1.01 28.61 1.24
Year Ago 22.56 1.22 26.23 1.27
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 19-Feb Prev_Day
% Change
Bharti Infratel 225 210 7.19
AGC Networks Limited 376 358 4.99
Grasim Indus 757 724 4.59
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 19-Feb Prev_Day
% Change
Tata Motors 158 162 -2.20
JSW Steel 281 285 -1.39
Sun Pharma 404 409 -1.25
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 1513 1188
Declines 1016 634
Unchanged 178 130
Institutional Flows (Equity)
Description (Cr)
FII Flows* 21579
MF Flows** 1964
Feb 2020; **17
Feb 2020
Economic Indicator
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Data as on 18 Feb 2020
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Indian Equity Market
Indices Performance
P/E Dividend Yield
Quarter Ago
Indian equity markets gained after a four-day losing streak. Positive global
cues were the main reason behind the surge as the number of new
coronavirus cases in China came down and many companies resumed work.
Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 gained 1.05% and
1.11% to close at 41,323.00 and 12,125.90 respectively. S&P BSE MidCap
and S&P BSE SmallCap gained 1.34% and 1.41% respectively.
The overall market breadth on BSE was strong with 1,513 scrips advancing
and 1,016 scrips declining. A total of 178 scrips remained unchanged.
On the BSE sectoral front, all sectors gained. S&P BSE Energy was the major
gainer, up 2.37%, followed by S&P BSE Healthcare and S&P BSE Oil & Gas,
up 2.12% and 1.61%, respectively. S&P BSE FMCG and S&P BSE Consumer
Durables gained 1.57% and 1.53% respectively.
A leading rating agency has said a slowing economy and weakening
consumer sentiment will continue to weigh on auto sales. It said the
marginal improvement seen in the Dec 2019 quarter, driven by festive
discounts, may not sustain. Vehicle sales have been hampered by weak
consumer sentiment and still-weak availability of financing following
tighter liquidity at non-banking lenders since the middle of 2018. The
report said the sector faces extra challenges from the adoption of stricter
emission standards from Apr 1, 2020.
As India leapfrogs straight to Euro-VI emission compliant fuels from Euro-IV
grades, it will start to use the world's cleanest petrol and diesel from Apr 1,
2020. India will join a select league of nations using petrol and diesel
containing just 10 parts per million of sulphur. This is being done to cut
vehicular emissions that is said to be one of the reasons for the steep
pollution in major cities.
India has approved a plan to sign an initial pact on intellectual property
rights with the U.S., media reports showed. This comes a few days ahead of
a visit by the U.S. President. The U.S. has for long urged India to strengthen
protection for intellectual property and that has been a cause of friction on
top of trade disputes between the two countries.
The government approved a Rs. 4,558-crore scheme to promote the dairy
sector. This will benefit about 95 lakh farmers. Cabinet, Information and
Broadcasting minister said the scheme will take the "White revolution" to
the next level. He further said that the Cabinet has also decided to raise the
benefit under the interest subvention scheme from 2% to 2.5%. Both the
decisions are aimed at benefitting the farming community.
Asian equity markets broadly gained though the upside remained limited
amid renewed worries about the economic impact of the coronavirus
outbreak. Today (as of Feb 20), Asian markets opened higher with the
People’s Bank of China expected to cut loan prime rate to deal with the
slowdown from the coronavirus outbreak. Both Nikkei and Hang Seng rose
1.46% and 0.21% (as at 8.a.m. IST), respectively.
European markets closed higher as a slowing of the rate of new cases lifted
sentiment. Also, many Chinese companies have re-started production after
a prolonged shutdown.
U.S. markets gained on the back of strength in tech shares. Though
investors remained worried of the impact of the virus outbreak on the
economy, the lowest number of newly confirmed cases since late Jan 2020
supported sentiment.
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