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  • Sensex, Nifty slump on weak global stocks

    Domestic bourses dropped sharply in the truncated trading week tracking weak global stocks. The rising dollar index, continuous selling of domestic shares by FIIs and firm com... Domestic bourses dropped sharply in the truncated trading week tracking weak global stocks. The rising dollar index, continuous selling of domestic shares by FIIs and firm commodity prices put pressure on the bourses. The Sensex dropped below the key 55,000 level. In the week ended on Friday, 6 May 2022, the Sensex lost 2,225.29 points or 3.9% to settle at 54,835.58. The Nifty 50 index dropped 691.30 points or 4.04% to settle at 16,411.25. The BSE Mid-Cap index lost 1288.43 or 5.28% to settle at 23,129.61. The BSE Small-Cap index declined 1519.51 points or 5.31% to settle at 27,092.41 Weekly Index Movement:

    The equity benchmarks ended with small losses on Monday, extending losses for the second day. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex declined 84.88 points or 0.15% at 56,975.99. The Nifty 50 index fell 33.45 points or 0.20% at 17,069.10.

    The domestic stock market remained closed on Tuesday, 3 May 2022, on account of Ramzan Eid.

    Domestic shares ended with steep losses on Wednesday, declining for the third straight day. Indices opened near the flat line, but declined sharply in the afternoon trade after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced an unanticipated interest rate hike of 40 basis points. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex dropped 1,306.96 points or 2.29% to 55,669.03. The Nifty 50 index lost 391.50 points or 2.29% to 16,677.60.

    Key benchmarks ended with tiny gains on Thursday, tracking mixed global cues. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex rose 33.20 points or 0.06% to 55,702.23. The Nifty 50 index added 5.05 points or 0.03% to 16,682.65.

    The domestic equity barometers ended with steep cuts on Friday, tracking negative global cues. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex dropped 866.65 points or 1.56% to 54,835.58. The Nifty 50 index was down by 271.40 points or 1.63% to 16,411.25.

    Stocks in Spotlight:

    HDFC fell 3.45% to Rs 2,151.35. The housing finance major's standalone net profit rose 16.37% to Rs 3700.32 crore on 5.13% increase in total income to Rs 12308.46 crore in Q4 March 2022 over Q4 March 2021. Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC)'s profit before tax for Q4 March 2022 stood at Rs 4,622 crore compared with Rs 3,924 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, representing a growth of 18%. The net interest income (NII) for Q4 March 2022 stood at Rs 4,601 crore compared with Rs 4,027 crore in the previous year, representing a growth of 14%.

    IndusInd Bank dropped 6.29% to Rs 916.65. The bank reported 55.4% rise in standalone net profit to Rs 1,361.37 crore on an 6.1% increase in total income to Rs 9,761.89 crore in Q4 FY22 over Q4 FY21. The bank's consolidated net profit for the quarter ended 31 March 2022 was Rs 1,401 crore as compared to Rs 926 core during corresponding quarter of previous year, up by 51% YoY.

    Tata Steel rose 0.99%. The steel major reported consolidated net profit of Rs 9,835 crore in Q4 FY22 from Rs 7,162 crore in Q4 FY21. Turnover for the quarter ended March 2022 stood at Rs 69,324 crore, rising from Rs 50,028 crore posted in Q4 FY21. The company recommended a dividend of Rs 51 per share for the financial year ended 31 March 2022. The company's board also recommended a 10:1 stock split.

    Larsen & Toubro (L&T) fell 4.32%. The company on Thursday announced that its railway arm secured a contract from National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) to construct 116 route kilometre of high-speed ballastless trackworks. The contract received is for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, popularly referred to as the Bullet Train Project. As per L&T classification, the value of the ‘large' contract lies between Rs 2,500 crore and Rs 5,000 crore.


    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to hold an off-cycle meeting on 2nd and 4th May 2022 to reassess the evolving inflation-growth dynamics and the impact of the developments after the MPC meeting of 6-8 April 2022.

    The MPC expects inflation to rule at elevated levels, warranting resolute and calibrated steps to anchor inflation expectations and contain second round effects.

    Based on this assessment of the macroeconomic situation and the outlook, the MPC on Wednesday (4th May) voted unanimously to increase the policy repo rate by 40 basis points to 4.40%, with immediate effect.

    The MPC decided unanimously to remain accommodative while focusing on withdrawal of accommodation to ensure that inflation remains within the target going forward, while supporting growth.

    The seasonally adjusted S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose at 54.7 in April, from 54 in March. The indices vary between 0 and 100, with a reading above 50 indicating an overall increase compared to the previous month, and below 50 an overall decrease.

    The seasonally adjusted S&P Global India Services PMI Business Activity Index rose to 57.9 in April, up from 53.6 in March. The expansion was the fastest since last November. The output was boosted by higher bookings, the easing of pandemic-related restrictions and favourable demand conditions.

    India's Gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collection has touched an all-time high of Rs 1,67,540 crorein April 2022. Of the total GST collection in April this year, Central Goods and Services Tax, CGST collection is 33,159 crore, State Goods and Services Tax, SGST is 41,793 crore, Integrated Goods and Services Tax, IGST is 81,939 crore and cess is 10,649 crore.

    The revenues for the month of April 2022 are 20% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year. During the month, revenues from import of goods was 30% higher and the revenues from the domestic transaction are 17% higher than the revenues from these sources during the same month last year.

    Global Markets:

    Overseas, China's factory activity contracted at a steeper pace in April as Covid lockdowns hit industrial production. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for April declined to 47.4, a second straight month of contraction following with March's reading of 49.5, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Saturday.

    A private survey also showed contraction in Chinese factory activity, with the Caixin/Markit manufacturing PMI coming in at 46, declining from the previous month's reading of 48.1.

    China's services sector activity shrunk further in April, a private sector survey showed Thursday. The Caixin services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) declined to 36.2 for April, lower than March's reading of 42.

    The S&P Global/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 55.8 in April from March's 13-month low of 55.2, a slightly bigger rise than the increase to 55.3 in an earlier 'flash' estimate.

    The United States Federal Reserve raised its benchmark short-term interest rate by 50 basis point on Wednesday, its most aggressive move since 2000. Powell talked about a strong economy, but also the pain consumers have been feeling at the grocery store and gas pump, saying higher interest rates are the cure.

    The Fed also outlined plans to reduce its near $9 trillion balance sheet, first by $47.5 billion a month starting in June, but ramping up to $95 billion a month. This will result in a nearly $3 trillion reduction in its record size over the next three years.

    The U.S. trade deficit jumped 22.3% to record $109.8 billion in March, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said Wednesday. U.S. imports climbed 10.3% to $351.5 billion, while U.S. exports increased 5.6% to $241.7 billion in March.

    The Institute for Supply Management services index showed weaker new-orders growth and employment, with the number dropping to 57.1% in April from 58.3%.

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Flash News 16-Aug-2022
  •  ( 15:29) Brightcom Group reports robust Q1 outcome  
  •  ( 15:07) Surya Roshni Q1 PAT drops 40% YoY to Rs 22.24 cr  
  •  ( 14:30) Oil & gas stocks in demand  
  •  ( 14:30) Shares trade with decent gains  
  •  ( 13:31) Nifty above 17,750 mark; European shares advance  
  •  ( 12:29) Honeywell Automation Q1 PAT rises 11% YoY to Rs 102 cr  
  •  ( 11:55) JK Cement Q1 PAT slips 15% YoY to Rs 162 cr  
  •  ( 11:29) Realty stocks rise for 3rd day  
  •  ( 11:28) Barometers pare some gains  
  •  ( 11:01) Unichem Labs gets US FDA nod for Schizophrenia drug  
  •  ( 10:58) Repco Home Finance Q1 PAT jumps 93% YoY to Rs 62 cr  
  •  ( 10:33) Marksans Pharma Q1 PAT slides 4% YoY  
  •  ( 09:36) KEC International bags orders worth Rs 1,313 crore  
  •  ( 08:40) Asian stocks trading higher  
  •  ( 08:02) Wockhardt initiates Phase 3 Clinical Study of novel antibiotic  
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