Stock Market Highlights: Sensex drops 458 pts from day's high, Nifty50 gives up 17,250; Wipro, Infy up 1-2%; Sun Pharma, TCS down 2%

15:57:26 IST

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Market At Close | Wipro, Infosys, Shree Cement, PowerGrid top blue-chip gainers

Hindalco, UPL, Divi’s, Adani Ports and Sun Pharma the worst hit among the 38 laggards in the Nifty50 universe.

Here’s how the 30-scrip basket fared:

15:44:57 IST

Closing Bell | Sensex drops 458 points from day’s high, Nifty at 17,207

Both headline indices finish the day with minor cuts. The Sensex down 149.4 points or 0.3 percent at 57,683.6 and the Nifty50 at 17,206.7, down 69.7 points or 0.4 percent from its previous close. 

15:28:37 IST

Gujarat Mineral up over 1%, gets clearance to mine at Tadkeshwar lignite mines

Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) up 1.6 percent after the company said it has received an amendment to its environment clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest to mine up to a depth of 135 meters from its earlier approved depth of 94 meters at the Tadkeshwar, Lignite Mines.

15:20:36 IST

IndiGo shares fall 3% as promoter Rakesh Gangwal resigns from board

Shares of InterGlobe Aviation fell more than 3 percent on Monday after the airline after market hours on Friday said that Rakesh Gangwal, a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director has tendered his resignation from the company’s Board of Directors with immediate effect.

15:16:01 IST

BSE Healhcare index fell 1 percent dragged by the Bliss GVS Pharma, Solara Active Pharma Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

15:08:14 IST

Euro gains, dollar eases on potential Biden-Putin summit

The euro rallied and the dollar retreated on Monday as investors pulled capital away from safe havens after U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in principle to meet to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. The euro rose 0.5 percent to $1.1376 after losing some ground in early trade while the dollar index shed 0.4 percent against major currencies.

15:02:00 IST

Indiabulls Housing slips 9% from highs

14:54:36 IST

CBI to question former CMD Rishi Aggarwal today in ABG Shipyard case

Rishi Aggarwal, the former chairman and managing director (CMD) of ABG Shipyard Limited on February 21 reached the headquarter of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to join the ongoing investigation into the Rs 22,842 crore bank loan fraud.

14:45:40 IST

Dhani Services falls over 16%

Dhani Services Ltd fell over 14 percent after some users of the Dhani Loans and Services app started complaining about unknown parties misusing their PAN card details to seek loans on the platform. Stock is down over 34 percent so far this year while in 2021, it lost nearly 49 percent. The stock was trading at Rs 107.55, down Rs 21.80, or 16.85 percent. It has touched a 52-week low of Rs 105.50.     

14:35:13 IST

Crude oil futures decline on low demand

Crude oil futures on Monday dropped 0.39 percent to Rs 6,704 per barrel as participants trimmed their positions on low demand. On the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for the March delivery fell by Rs 26, or 0.39 percent, to Rs 6,704 per barrel with a business volume of 6,453 lots. West Texas Intermediate crude oil was trading lower by 0.3 percent to $ 90.8 per barrel. Brent crude was trading 0.53 percent down to $ 93.04 per barrel in New York.

14:27:54 IST

Tata Power, RWE tie up to develop offshore wind projects         

Tata Power on Monday said it has collaborated with Germany-based RWE Renewable GmbH to explore the potential for joint development of offshore wind projects in India. A corresponding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited, a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Power, which is one of India’s largest integrated power companies, and RWE Renewables GmbH, one of the world’s leaders in offshore wind, according to a Tata Power statement.

14:17:45 IST

Ambuja Cement shares fall 2%; brokerages cut target price post Q3 earnings

Shares of Ambuja Cements were trading in the red on Monday after various brokerages cut the target price following its fourth-quarter numbers.The stock fell as much as 2 percent in early trade. However, at 11:25 am, the stock pared initial losses to trade flat with a positive bias. (Read to know what brokerages said)

14:06:20 IST

Jio’s new IAX undersea cable system to connect Maldives to India, Singapore

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio) will land the next generation multi-terabit India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Hulhumale, Maldives. The high capacity and high-speed IAX system will connect Hulhumale’ directly with the world’s major internet hubs in India and Singapore.

(Read more here)

13:54:59 IST

Nifty Bank index added 1 percent led by the Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank

13:47:09 IST

Buy Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank: Jay Thakkar

Jay Thakkar of Marwadi Shares & Finance shares two stock recommendations: 

–Buy Tech Mahindra for a target of Rs 1,500-1,540 with a stop loss at Rs 1,400 

–Buy HDFC Bank for a target of Rs 1,600-1,640 with a stop loss at Rs 1,490 

13:46:07 IST

Tata Power forms pact with RWE to explore development of offshore wind projects in India

Tata Power shares rise as much as 0.8 percent to Rs 227.6 after the announcement. 

13:32:11 IST

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FMCG stocks mixed after Skymet monsoon prediction

Nifty FMCG stock Change (%)
MCDOWELL-N 0.9
DABUR 0.7
NESTLEIND 0.6
MARICO 0.3
BRITANNIA 0.2
COLPAL 0.0
TATACONSUM -0.1
EMAMILTD -0.3
HINDUNILVR -0.4
ITC -0.7
UBL -1.3
PGHH -1.4
VBL -1.4
RADICO -1.7
GODREJCP -1.7

Here’s a look at the top gainers and losers of the S&P BSE FMCG basket:

13:19:20 IST

Skymet predicts normal monsoon in 2022           

Private weather forecaster Skymet says monsoon in 2022 is expected to be in the normal range, with rainfall at 96-104 percent of the long-period average (LPA)

13:01:01 IST

Buy HDFC Bank, target Rs 1,550: Prakash Gaba 

Prakash Gaba of prakashgaba.com suggests buying HDFC Bank shares for a target of Rs 1,550 with a stop loss at Rs 1,510. 

12:46:47 IST

Nifty50 can reach 17,350-17,400 levels as early as Tuesday as long as it holds 17,100: Himanshu Gupta

Himanshu Gupta, VP Research at Globe Capital, is of the view that the Nifty50 can head higher towards 17,350-17,400 levels as early as Tuesday as long as we it holds 17,100 on a closing basis. Any dip towards 17,150-17,160 on Monday brings pretty good reward to risk on the long side, where he prefers to place a stop loss below 17,100, and targets close to 17,300 can be eyed for the day, he says. 

The Nifty Bank is also showing better relative strength and it would be interesting to see if it goes higher from current levels, he says. One can initiate long positions at 37,650-37,600 levels for a target of 38,000-38,100 with a stop loss at 37,450, according to Gupta.

12:32:57 IST

Strides Pharma gets US regulator’s nod for Parkinson’s disease treatment drug

Strides Pharma Science shares down 0.9 percent at Rs 361.6, having declined as much as two percent to Rs 1,357.7 earlier in the day. 

12:26:40 IST

ICICI Prudential Life can perform well: Siddarth Bhamre

Siddarth Bhamre, Director-Alternate Investment and Research at InCred Equities, believes ICICI Prudential Life can do well from current levels. He believes it is the cheapest stock in the insurance space now. 

He also feels HDFC Bank is looking positive, with shorts having completely moved out. Technically, it has made a triangular pattern, suggesting decent upside, he adds. 

12:10:10 IST

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ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Infosys, Kotak Mahindra Bank top Sensex movers

Gains in Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance and Maruti Suzuki were also among the top contributors to the gain in the 30-scrip index. 

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12:03:20 IST

Noon Update | Sensex up 62 pts, Nifty at 17,275; Nifty Bank up 1%

Stock Change (%)
NIFTY BANK 1.0
NIFTY AUTO 0.0
NIFTY FINANCIAL SERVICES 0.6
NIFTY FMCG -0.4
NIFTY IT -0.2
NIFTY MEDIA -1.4
NIFTY METAL -0.8
NIFTY PHARMA -0.5
NIFTY PSU BANK -0.2
NIFTY PRIVATE BANK 1.2
NIFTY REALTY -0.4
NIFTY HEALTHCARE INDEX -0.3
NIFTY CONSUMER DURABLES -0.5
NIFTY OIL & GAS -0.8

12:00:56 IST

Government may invite EoI for IDBI Bank sale by April, 26% promoter cap for PSBs not a constraint for stake sale: official

The government may invite expressions of interest for IDBI Bank sale by April, a government official in the know tells CNBC-TV18. “The IDBI stake sale process has been vetted by RBI and the stake sale will happen over the course of nine months. A 26 percent promoter cap for private sector banks is not a constraint for stake sale,” the official adds. (Read more)

11:59:19 IST

Sell ICICI Prudential, Cadila Healthcare: Prakash Gaba

Technical analyst Prakash Gaba shares two trading calls: 

–Sell ICICI Prudential for a target of Rs 500 with a stop loss at Rs 520 

–Sell Cadila Healthcare for a target of Rs 370 with a stop loss at Rs 376 

11:50:57 IST

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ICICI Securities initiates coverage on Paytm with ‘buy’ rating

ICICI Securities initiates coverage on Paytm parent One97 Communications with a ‘buy’ rating and a target price of Rs 1,352.

Earlier in the day, Paytm hit a fresh of low of Rs 815.

Paytm is optimising and monetising its user funnel to drive customer lifetime value, according to the brokerage.

ICICI Securities mentions below-expected monetisation through Paytm’s financial services business and unfavourable regulatory outcomes as key risks.

11:27:32 IST

Global Signal | S&P 500 futures pare losses as Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin agree to meet

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agree to meet over Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov to meet on February 24. Catch latest from CNBC-TV18’s coverage of Russia-Ukraine conflict

S&P 500 futures up 0.6 percent. CNBC-TV18’s Prashant Nair shares the details:

11:21:10 IST

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Nifty Bank recoups day’s losses

 The Nifty Bank climbs to as high as 37,797.8, rebounding 641 points from its intraday low. 

Stock Change (%)
FEDERALBNK 2
ICICIBANK 1.1
INDUSINDBK 0.8
AUBANK 0.5
HDFCBANK 0.5
KOTAKBANK 0.1
IDFCFIRSTB 0.1
RBLBANK 0.1
AXISBANK 0
PNB -0.1
SBIN -0.4
BANDHANBNK -0.5

11:16:31 IST

Rising banking transactions forcing cos to spend on Cloud, agile ops: Sandip Agarwal

Sandip Agarwal of Edelweiss Securities says in an interaction with CNBC-TV18 that banking transactions are rising, forcing companies to spend on Cloud and agile ops. Upgradation by insurance companies is driving banking spend, he says. 

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