Friday, March 16, 2018

Market Pulse
16-Mar-18: Fresh selling in index pivotals pulled the key benchmark indices to intraday low in early afternoon trade.

At 12:30 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was down 276.96 points or 0.82% at 33,408.58. The Nifty 50 index was down 87.50 points or 0.84% at 10,272.65. Index heavyweights Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC and ITC dropped. Metal and mining stocks declined.

Trading for the day began on a dull note as the key benchmark indices edged lower in early trade on negative Asian stocks. Stocks extended fall in morning trade. Key benchmark indices hovered near day's low in mid-morning trade.

The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index was down 0.27%. The S&P BSE Small-Cap index was down 0.13%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, turned negative from positive in early afternoon trade. On the BSE, 1,398 shares declined and 1,053 shares rose. A total of 142 shares were unchanged. Breadth was strong in early trade.

Tata Motors (down 2.56%), ONGC (down 2.18%) and Reliance Industries (down 1.49%) edged lower from the Sensex pack.

L&T fell 0.39%. The Railways Strategic Business Unit of L&T Construction's Transportation Infrastructure Business has signed a contract worth Rs 2864 crore with the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL). The scope of work includes construction of single railway track including yards, 75 major & 588 minor bridges, 1 rail over bridge modification, 4 rail flyovers, 21 stations along with construction of all associated works. The announcement was made during market hours today, 16 March 2018.

Drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) fell 0.06%. DRL during market hours today, 16 March 2018 said that the company has launched levocetirizine dihydrochloride tablets USP, 5 mg, an over-the-counter therapeutic equivalent generic version of Xyzal allergy 24HR tablets, in the US market as approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Levocetirizine dihydrochloride tablets are used for 24-hour relief of allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose and sneezing. According to IRI sales data, Xyzal allergy tablets had sales of about $71 million in the US market for the 12-month period ended January 2018.

Metal and mining stocks declined. Vedanta (down 1.01%), JSW Steel (down 1.34%), Tata Steel (down 2.33%), Steel Authority of India (Sail) (down 1.86%), National Aluminium Company (down 1.52%), Hindustan Zinc (down 0.69%), Jindal Steel & Power (down 1.8%), Hindalco Industries (down 0.69%), NMDC (down 0.2%) and Hindustan Copper (down 2.02%) edged lower.

Copper edged higher in the global commodities market. High Grade Copper for May 2018 delivery was currently up 0.42% at $3.1405 per pound on the COMEX.

Neuland Laboratories rose 4.34% to Rs 732.50 after a domestic brokerage initiated coverage on the stock with a 'buy' rating and target price of Rs 1,065. The brokerage said in a report that Neuland Laboratories is likely to report a strong recovery in the next fiscal. It expects 19% compounded growth rate in revenue and 800 basis point margin expansion and seven times earnings over the fiscal 2018-2020, it added.

Indian Hotels Company was down 1.05% to Rs 131.60 after the company's promoters exchanged shares via bulk deals yesterday, 15 March 2018. Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) witnessed promoter holding rejig through open market transactions on 15 March 2018 on the BSE at an average price of Rs 130.40 per share. Sir Ratan Tata Trust sold 1.10 crore shares. Sir Dorabji Tata Trust offloaded 5.02 crore shares. Lady Tata Memorial Trust disposed of 1.77 crore shares. Tata Sons purchased 7.89 crore shares. Sir Ratan Tata Trust held 0.93%, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust 4.22%, Lady Tata Memorial Trust 1.49% and Tata Sons controlled 29.79% stake end December 2017.

Meanwhile, India's trade deficit for February 2018 was estimated at $11,979.21 million, 25.8% higher than the $9,521.73-million deficit reported during February 2017, government data released after market hours yesterday, 15 March 2018 showed. Exports during February 2018 stood at $25,834.36 million compared to $24,726.71 million during February 2017. Imports during February 2018 were pegged at $37,813.57 million, compared to $34,248.44 million in February 2017.

On the political front, Andhra Pradesh's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) reportedly pulled out of its alliance with the BJP-led NDA at the Centre. The N Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP, as well as other local parties, expressed their discontent over Narendra Modi led Union govt not giving special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Overseas, most Asian stocks fell as weak volumes in the US session overnight gave little impetus for traders ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting. US stocks ended mixed yesterday, 15 March 2018 as industrial and tech gains were offset by losses in the consumer and energy sector.

Today's Calls:
#The stock of 63 Moons Technologies Ltd recommended around Rs.85 and Rs.94, today made an intraday high of Rs.114.5. Book some profits and wait for dips to enter. Keep a SL at Rs.103.

#Central Bank Ltd which was recommended around Rs.67 and Rs.75, has hit Rs.87, intraday. You can book some profits and hold the rest with a SL at Rs.82.

#PAIR TRADE: Buy BANK_NIFTY FUTURES at around 24770 and Simultaneously SELL NIFTY FUTURE at around 10331; ENTRY SPREAD: 2.3955; SL SPREAD: 2.38; Target SPREAD: 2.4012; Duration: 1-2 days.

#Yesterday a Buy was given to the Premium Members in the counter of Lanco Infratech Ltd at around Rs.1.15 for short term targets of Rs.1.45 and Rs.1.82. The stock hit the upper circuits today and is now trading at this level. The company is expected to turnaround in FY19. The scrip of Lanco Infratech Ltd is likely to hit the Buyer Freeze today. 

#Intraday SELL IOC Ltd at around Rs.189, SL: Rs.191.25, T: Rs.185.5-183. Book FULL PROFIT at around Rs.184.80.

#Intraday short GOLD at around Rs.30245, SL above Rs. 30310, T: Rs.30140. A lower CPI does not augur well  for Gold Bulls.

#The stock of MCX Ltd recommended at around Rs.780, made a high of Rs.831.95, intraday. Those who have still not booked profit, kindly do the same and wait for dips to re-enter.

#The stock of RattanIndia Power Ltd (erstwhile Indiabulls Power) today made an intraday high of Rs.6.10. Those who are holding the same can accumulate on market dips, keeping a SL at Rs.5.60.

#Today, I will be recommending another small cap company from the Real Estate space to the Premium Group members. If you can online transfer the subscription amount, then I will instantly give you the name of the scrip; which I feel will cover up the subscription cost. 

~~ with inputs from Capital Market - Live News....
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