Global Indices 31-Aug Prev_Day Abs. Change
Russell 3000 1,825 1,815 10 0.55
Nasdaq 11,775 11,696 80 0.68
5,964 6,000 -36 -0.61
Nikkei 23,140 22,883 257 1.12
Hang Seng 25,177 25,422 -245 -0.96
Indian Indices 31-Aug Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 38,628 39,467 -839 -2.13
Nifty 50 11,388 11,648 -260 -2.23
Nifty 100 11,496 11,792 -295 -2.51
Nifty 500 9,372 9,641 -269 -2.79
Nifty Bank 23,754 24,524 -769 -3.14
S&P BSE Power 1,670 1,736 -66 -3.79
S&P BSE Small Cap 14,336 14,991 -654 -4.37
S&P BSE HC 18,388 19,279 -891 -4.62
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
31-Aug 27.86 1.00 32.29 1.46
Month Ago 26.20 1.03 30.20 1.49
Year Ago 26.25 1.24 27.27 1.39
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 31-Aug Prev_Day
ONGC 82 80 1.99
TCS 2257 2239 0.84
Tata Motors 143 143 0.28
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 31-Aug Prev_Day
Sun Pharma 520 556 -6.39
SBI 212 225 -5.71
NA 2092 2214 -5.49
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 516 283
Declines 2357 1661
Unchanged 142 74
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* 36129
MF Flows** 20854
Aug 2020; **28
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Data as on 28 Aug, 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
• Indian equity markets witnessed steep decline amid escalation in geo-
political tensions between India and China. Investors also turned cautious
ahead of the release of official data on the country's GDP for the first
quarter of FY 21, scheduled today post market hours.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 lost 2.13% and 2.23%
to close at 38,628.29 and 11,387.50 respectively.
• The overall market breadth on BSE was weak with 516 scrips advancing and
2,357 scrips declining. A total of 142 scrips remained unchanged.
• On the BSE sectoral front, all sectors lost. S&P BSE Realty was the major
loser, down 4.7%, followed by S&P BSE Healthcare and S&P BSE Basic
Materials, down 4.62% and 4.26%, respectively. S&P BSE Utilities and S&P
BSE Power lost 3.85% and 3.79% respectively.
• Government data showed that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for
the quarter from Apr to Jun of 2020 contracted by a massive 23.9% as
compared to a growth of 3.10% in the previous quarter and a growth of
5.20% in the same period of the previous fiscal. As per media reports, this
was the first contraction in more than 40 years. The gross value added
(GVA) at basic prices in the first quarter of FY21 contracted 22.8%. On a
yearly basis, the private final consumption expenditure came down 26.7%
while the government final consumption expenditure rose 16.4%. The
gross fixed capital formation over the year also slumped 47.1%. On the
sectoral front, growth of trade, hotels, transport and communication sector
witnessed a contraction of 47.0%. The growth of manufacturing sector also
shrank 39.3% while the growth of construction sector plummeted 50.3%.
The only bright spot was the agriculture sector which witnessed a growth
• Government data showed that India’s fiscal deficit surpassed its full year
budgeted target in just four months. India’s fiscal deficit during the period
from Apr to Jul of 2020 stood at 103.1% of the budgeted target for the
• Government data showed that the growth of India’s eight core sectors
contracted for the fifth consecutive month in Jul 2020. Growth of India’s
eight core sectors contracted 9.6% in Jul 2020 compared to a contraction
of 12.9% in the previous month and a growth of 2.6% in the same period of
the previous year. The steel sector witnessed a maximum contraction of
16.4% followed by refinery products sector and cement sector which
contracted 13.9% and 13.5% respectively.
• Adani Group has acquired 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport
Limited (MIAL), the second largest airport in Mumbai operating in India.
• Vedanta Ltd has announced that it has tied up for a long-term syndicated
loan facility worth Rs. 10,000 crore to State Bank of India. A group of
lenders who work together to provide credit to a broad borrower will be
providing a syndicated loan.
• Asian markets largely remained low after China’s official manufacturing PMI
for Aug came in lower than market expectation. Meanwhile, investors
monitored political developments in Japan. Today (as on Sep 01), Asian
markets were mixed ahead of the private survey of Chinese manufacturing
activity in August. Both Nikkei and Hang Seng were trading lower 0.39%
and 0.19%, respectively (as at 8 a.m. IST).
• European markets fell as hopes of fresh stimulus from the European
Central Bank faded, and weak inflation data from Germany triggered
concerns about the country's economic recovery.
• U.S. markets showed a mixed performance as investors continued to weigh
the likely impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy despite
recent comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman that said interest
rates will likely remain lower for a long time. Worries about U.S.-China
tensions and reports showing a surge in new coronavirus cases in several
states across America weighed on sentiment.