Global Indices 20-Oct Prev_Day Abs. Change
Russell 3000 1,787 1,781 5 0.29
Nasdaq 11,516 11,479 38 0.33
FTSE 5,889 5,885 5 0.08
Nikkei 23,567 23,671 -104 -0.44
Hang Seng 24,570 24,542 27 0.11
Indian Indices 20-Oct Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 40,544 40,432 113 0.28
Nifty 50 11,897 11,873 24 0.20
Nifty 100 11,977 11,953 24 0.20
Nifty 500 9,733 9,709 24 0.24
Nifty Bank 24,312 24,267 45 0.19
S&P BSE Power 1,613 1,629 -16 -0.96
S&P BSE Small Cap 14,896 14,851 45 0.30
S&P BSE HC 19,772 19,743 30 0.15
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
20-Oct 29.42 0.99 34.28 1.33
Month Ago 28.56 0.99 32.98 1.42
Year Ago 27.51 1.17 26.94 1.28
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 20-Oct Prev_Day
HCL Tech 880 845 4.13
Tech Mahindra 850 824 3.12
Asian Paints 2119 2070 2.34
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 20-Oct Prev_Day
Britannia Industries Limited 3553 3772 -5.81
ONGC 67 69 -2.74
Indian Oil 75 77 -2.28
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 1326 976
Declines 1355 883
Unchanged 168 125
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* 38817
MF Flows** 13660
Oct 2020; **12
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Data as on 19 Oct, 2020
Mutual Fund Investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.
21 October 2020
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 Market
P/E Dividend Yield
• Indian equity markets inched up following reports of decline in COVID-19
infections in India after a peak in mid-Sep. The declines in daily COVID-19
cases and the resultant deaths has given some comfort that there could be
further relaxations to the economy. Robust earning numbers reported by
one of the FMCG majors contributed to the buying interest.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 gained 0.28% and 0.2%
to close at 40,544.37 and 11,896.80 respectively.
• The overall market breadth on BSE was weak with 1,326 scrips advancing
and 1,355 scrips declining. A total of 168 scrips remained unchanged.
• On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE Realty was the major gainer, up 3.77%
followed by S&P BSE Telecom, up 2.62% and S&P BSE Teck, up 1.64%. S&P
BSE Oil & Gas was the major loser, down 1.3% followed by S&P BSE Energy,
down 0.99% and S&P BSE Power, down 0.96%.
• The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has established a market
data advisory committee (MDAC), a standing panel to recommend
appropriate policies for access to securities market data, identify segment
wise data perimeters, data needs and gaps, recommend regulations on
data privacy and data access relevant to market data.
• According to Labour Ministry, the retail inflation for farm workers and rural
labourers eased only marginally to 6.25% and 6.1%, respectively in Sep
2020 from 6.32% and 6.28%, respectively in Aug 2020 as food prices
• The Nomura India Market Resumption Index (NIBRI), a weekly tracker of the
rate of economic activity normalisation, rose to a post-lockdown high of
82.2 for the week ended Oct 18, 2020 compared to 80.8 the previous week.
Economic activity in India has almost returned to pre-Covid levels, indicating
an index that monitors the recovery of the economy from the effects of the
pandemic, driving a dramatic rise in mobility as the festival season rolls in.
For the week ended Mar 22, 2020 the index reading stood at 82.9.
• According to Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI),
the unemployment rate in urban areas dropped to 8.4% in Jul-Sep quarter
of 2019, compared to 9.7% in the same period in 2018 and 8.9% in Apr-Jun
2019. The decline in the unemployment rate was largely the result of an
increase in the number of people employed in the labour force.
• L&T Technology Services Limited, India's pure-play engineering services
company saw revenue growth of 1.5% QoQ to Rs. 13,138 million but in USD
terms it grew 4.1% in the Sep quarter of 2020. Net profit surged 41% QoQ
to Rs. 1,655 million; growth of 41% QoQ.
• State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Indian Oil Corp (IOC)
have raised Rs. 1,340 crore and 2,000 crore, respectively in debt through
non-convertible debentures (NCDs) to meet business expenses.
• Asian markets witnessed a mixed trend as investors continued to track
developments on the U.S. fiscal stimulus ahead of the deadline to reach an
agreement. According to media reports, U.S. House Speaker and Treasury
Secretary continued to narrow their differences on the virus relief package.
Meanwhile, Europe reported record daily coronavirus infections, which
weighed on market sentiments. Today (as on Oct 21), markets are trading
higher as investors are tracking developments on U.S. coronavirus stimulus
measures. Both Nikkei and Hang Seng are up 0.27% and 0.61% (as at 8:00
AM IST), respectively.
• Majority of the European markets went down with investors largely making
cautious moves as they closely followed the developments over U.S.
stimulus talks and updates on virus cases and reacting to earnings reports
and other corporate news.
• U.S. markets closed in the green, led by hopes that the lawmakers will
eventually agree on a stimulus plan sometime soon. Stronger than
expected corporate earning numbers too contributed to the buying