Market Live: Sensex ends marginally lower in volatile trade

3.30 p.m


Equity indices recouped losses partly in the last half-an-hour trading session mainly due to short-covering by traders coupled along with some sporadic buying from investors.

The BSE Sensex still ended in the negative terrain at 35,592.50, down 64.20 points, while the Nifty had shed 9.35 points and closed at  10,652.20.

After opening higher, the Sensex ranged between a high of 35,734.14 and a low of 35,375.51, before finishing at 35,592.50.

Similarly, the Nifty touched an intraday low of 10,583.65 before finally settling at 10,652.20, down by 9.35 points.

Heavyweights such as Bajaj Finance, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank gave the indices good support, while weakness in Reliance, L&T, ONGC and HDFC Bank weighed down heavily on overall market.


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3.10 pm

BSE benchmark Sensex fell over 200 points intraday following losses in auto, banking, metals and oil & gas stocks amid selling by domestic institutional investors.

The 30-share index declined 119.47 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 35,537.85.

The NSE Nifty too was down by 33.50 points, or 0.31 per cent, at 10,628.50.

Large-cap stocks


3 p.m.

Bank of India shares surge over 6%

Bank of India shares climbed over 6% at Rs 96.65 today despite the bank reported a net loss of ₹4,738 crore for the third quarter ended December 2018 as its bad loan provisions more than doubled to ₹9,180 crore mainly on account of the first 40 large accounts referred by the RBI for bankruptcy proceedings and also due to a fresh hit from the IL&FS crisis.

For Q3 of FY18, it had posted a net loss of ₹2,341 crore.


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BSE Sensex chart

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2 pm

Broker's call: Persistent Systems(HOLD)              


JMFL says Target Price is Rs 730


Persistent (PSYS) reported a 2.2% QoQ dollar revenue growth in Q3FY19 due to weak IP sales (-8% YoY) in a traditionally strong quarter. However, a sharp 2.5 ppt QoQ EBITDA margin expansion led to a 13% increase over JMFL's EBITDA estimates. This could lend support to consensus earnings estimates – management was hopeful of sustaining the margins around Q3FY19 levels despite the planned investments in sales – though we would be cautious on extrapolation.

Persistent Systems mentioned that its CEO search is in the final stages; the task for the new CEO appears well cut-out, in the broker's view.

Despite its head-start in the Digital services domain, Persistent has been struggling to scale it further

Persistent Systems Ltd. - Financial Statements For The Quarter And Period Ended December 31, 2018

We wish to inform you that the Board of Directors at its meeting held on January 27, 2019 and concluded on January 28, 2019, has approved the ...

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Broker's call: Persistent Systems (Buy)

Reliance SecuritiesPersistent Systems (Buy)CMP: ₹608.35Target: ₹760Persistent Systems is engaged in the business of building software products. The ...

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1.30 pm

The Nifty Call: Nifty 50 January Futures (10,640)

With the mixed global cues, the domestic bellwether indices - the Sensex and the Nifty -- started the session marginally in the negative territory and continued to trade in the negative zone. The Nifty January futures contract opened the session at 10,679. After recording an intra-day high at 10,694, the contract resumed its down-move. It has registered an intra-day low at 10,632.

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1 pm


Markets witnessed fresh bouts of selling in the afternoon session.

The Sensex sheds 160.72 points, or 0.45 per cent, to 35,495.98.

Sectoral indices, led by capital goods, auto, oil and gas, metal and healthcare, rose up to 1.50 per cent.

The NSE Nifty too was down by 69.20 points, or 0.65 per cent, at 10,592.35.

Large-cap stocks


12.45 pm

Broker's Call: Zee Entertainment (Buy)-


JMFL'S Target Price for Zee Entertainment: Rs 550


Zee in its press release on Jan 27 stated that promoter (Essel Group) has reached an agreement with major Group lenders that: (1) declares ‘no default’ in repayment, despite a sharp 27% decline in Zee share price last Friday and despite no further increase in the quantum of shares pledged; (2) allows promoters to run the strategic sale process to maximize value for all stakeholders—lenders, minority shareholders, Essel Group etc; (3) gives promoters time till beyond April (i.e. more than 90 days) to find a suitable strategic partner.


Subhash Chandra’s damage-control efforts help Zee recover from 26% plunge

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After IL&FS crisis, MF investments could be singed by exposure to Zee

The mutual fund (MF) industry is bracing for fresh trouble with its exposure to Zee Group shares. It also has exposure of about ₹7,275 crore of the ...

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Subhash Chandra to lenders: Be ‘patient’, wait for Zee stake sale

Rues ₹5,000-crore hit on infra bet; says situation unmanageable after IL&FS crisis

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Zee Media Corp reports Q3 profit of ₹ 27 cr

Zee Media Corporation Ltd (ZMCL) on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of ₹ 27.20 crore for the third quarter ended December 2018.The ...

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12.35 pm

Top 25 Volume Gainers on NSE

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12.25 pm

Sensex chart

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12.15 pm

Buy SBI if reverses above ₹275 levels


₹281 • SBI

275269287293Consider initiating fresh long positions with a fixed stop-loss only if the stock reverses higher from ₹275 levels


SBI raises $ 1.25 bn from overseas market

The country’s largest lender State Bank of India Saturday said it has raised $ 1.25 billion through bonds from overseas market. The bank is glad to ...

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12.05 pm


Reliance Ind: Sell on rallies with stop-loss




1215120012451260The stock is experiencing selling pressure at higher levels. Make use of intra-day rallies to sell with a fixed stop-loss


LIC offloads 2 per cent in Reliance Industries

 Domestic insurance major Life Insurance Corporation of India sold 12.74 crore shares or 2.01 per cent in Reliance Industries. In a disclosure to the ...

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Reliance Ind breaks resistance at Rs 1,245, may test Rs 1,299

Reliance Industries Ltd's stock gained as much as 2.06 per cent and broke above a resistance at Rs 1,245.43.Resistance at Rs 1,245.43 is identified ...

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12 noon

Broker's Call: City Union Bank  (BUY)

JMFL says CUB Target Price is Rs 220

CUB reported a steady quarter in Q3 of FY19, with net profit up 15% YoY to Rs 180 crore. NII witnessed a healthy growth of 5.0% QoQ with NIM expansion of 9 bps QoQ. However, PPoP growth was marginal at 3.5% YoY due to lower treasury income and higher operation expenses (+21.4% YoY).

As guided in previous quarters, the stressed paper mill account (c.0.3% of gross loans) slipped during the quarter which resulted in an increase in specific credit costs (+29 bps QoQ to 1.1%). Loan growth continued to be healthy (+18% YoY), with growth witnessed across retail loans (+27% YoY), MSME (+14 YoY) and wholesale traders (+13% YoY).

JMFL says, "We expect margins to come off slightly (10 bps compression over FY18-21E) driven by competition but a simultaneous improvement in credit costs (17 bps compression over FY18-21E to 1%) should keep RoA on a stable track (1.6% over FY19-21E)."

JMFL maintains BUY for the stock with a target price of Rs  220.


City Union Bank Q3 profit rises 15%

CUB’s total income also improved by 10.07 per cent to ₹1,086.45 crore during the quarter, against the previous year’s income of ₹987.05 crore

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City Union Bank posts 15% rise in Q1 net profit

  Private sector lender City Union Bank (CUB) has reported a 15 per cent increase in net profit at ₹162 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, ...

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11.50 am

Broker's Call: TTK Prestige (Buy)

CMP: Rs 7,650

TTK Prestige (TTK) reported yet another steady quarter with revenue/EBITDA/adj. Net income growth of 21%/28%/30% YoY respectively, albeit on a soft base (3yr CAGR of 9%/14%/15%).

The company continues to gain market share across product categories and hopes to maintain strong revenue growth momentum with a 14-15% EBITDA margin trajectory on the back of distribution expansion (deeper rural penetration) and product expansion (cleaning solutions, water purifiers, etc).

JMFL says: We roll forward with an SOTP-based Mar’20 Target Price of Rs 7.800 and maintain BUY. Lower-than-expected growth/margins are keys risk to our call. - JMFL CALL

TTK Prestige products


11.40 am

Shares of Tata Power were up 1 per cent today despite the company  reported nearly 67-per cent decrease in consolidated net profit in the third quarter of current fiscal due to lower profits from coal business and higher expenses (including increased fuel costs and losses) at Mundra power plant.

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Tata Power Solar forays into residential rooftop solutions

Tata Power Solar, Tata Power’s wholly owned subsidiary, has launched a complete residential rooftop solutions with savings in Bengaluru on Friday.

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11.35 am

Several state-owned banks will be profitable by year-end: Goyal

The Centre is confident of several public sector banks (PSBs) turning profitable at the end of the current fiscal, Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Monday.

All the 21 PSBs recorded operating profits at the end of FY18, but due to higher provisioning, all of them, barring Vijaya Bank, recorded net losses.

Nifty Bank Stocks

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RBI Guv Das takes stock of banking sector with PSB Bank chiefs

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday met the chief executives of the various public sector banks (PSBs), conveying the ...

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Banks need a lending hand

A long spell of economic slowdown and stretched corporate balance sheets have left the sector weak

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PSBs may go slow on recruitment as consolidation grips banking sector

Focus on hiring shifting towards IT, marketing, and risk-management jobs

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11.30 am

Broker's call: M&M Financial Services (Hold)

Centrum Broking

M&M Financial Services (Hold)

CMP: ₹403.15

Target: ₹450

M&M Financial Services’ net interest income (NII) at ₹1,200 crore (+20.1 per cent y-o-y) was slightly higher than our estimate, driven by 30 per cent y-o-y growth in assets under management (AUM).


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The BSE benchmark Sensex and NSE Nifty Tuesday started on a volatile note tracking weakness in global equities.

The 30-share index turned rangebound, and was trading 103.32 points lower at 35,553.38.

Similarly, the 50-share Nifty slipped 29 points to 10,631.95.

Yesterday, the Sensex plunged 368 points to close at 35,656.70; and the broader NSE Nifty tumbled 119 points to end at 10,661.55.

In today's morning session, PowerGrid, RIL, Infosys, HDFC Bank, L&T, Yes Bank, HUL, NTPC and Coal India were among the top losers, falling up to 1.60 per cent.

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10.45 am

Rupee trades flat in early trade

The rupee on Tuesday depreciated 12 paise to 71.22 in the opening trading session amid strengthening American currency and rising crude prices. The rupee opened on a weak note at 71.19 then fell further to 71.22 against the US dollar.

At 10.30 am, the rupee was being quoted at 71.12 against its previous close of 71.10.


10.30 am

LIC offloads 2 per cent in Reliance Industries

Domestic insurance major Life Insurance Corporation of India sold 12.74 crore shares or 2.01 per cent in Reliance Industries. In a disclosure to the exchanges, LIC said that it sold stake in the corporate behemoth between 29.2.2015 and 23.01.2019.




LIC completes acquisition of 51% stake in IDBI Bank

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10.25 am

Go long on ONGC above ₹139 levels

139136145148Initiate fresh long positions with a tight stop-loss if the stock of ONGC rebounds up from ₹139 levels



Domestic crude output down 4.3% in December

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ONGC board approves Rs. 4,022-crore buyback

Exchequer likely to get Rs. 2,640 crore

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10.20 am

Shares of Maruti Suzuki were trading firm today on reports that the company has launched new Baleno.

The company had said that the Baleno is among the top selling cars in India and holds over 26 per cent of market share in the A2+ segment.

Broker's call: Maruti Suzuki (Buy)

Motilal Oswal Maruti Suzuki (Buy)CMP: ₹6,508.55Target: ₹7,777Maruti Suzuki’s (MSIL) adjusted revenue grew 2 per cent y-o-y to ₹19,670 crore (in-line) ...

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Maruti launches new Baleno in ₹5.45-8.77 lakh range

Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) on Monday launched refreshed version of its premium hatchback Baleno priced between ₹5.45 lakh and ₹8.77 lakh (ex-showroom, ...

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10.12 am

ITC Stock Technicals

Sell ITC with stop-loss at  ₹277 levels


271268277280Near-term outlook is bearish for the stock of ITC. Sell in rallies while retaining a fixed stop-loss at ₹277 levels


ITC eyes 15% market share in milk business

Unveils four variants of ready-to-drink milk-based beverages

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10.08 am

'Tax evasion probe: I-T dept raids 74 locations in TN

The Income Tax Department on Tuesday launched searches at 74 places in Tamil Nadu in connection with a tax evasion probe against some real estate groups and a retail store chain in the state, officials said.


I-T raids on hotel chains in Chennai

Popular hotel restaurant chains, including Hotel Saravana Bhavan, were searched by the officials of the Income Tax department for possible tax ...

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Income Tax raids on Kannada film producers, actors

Unearths huge cache of cash and gold ornaments

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I-T dept searches premises of media baron Raghav Bahl

The Income Tax Department searched media baron Raghav Bahl’s home and office on Thursday in connection with a case of alleged tax evasion, officials ...

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9.57 am

Sun TV to invest ₹300 crore in Bengali, Marathi channels

Chennai-headquartered Sun TV Network Ltd will invest ₹300 crore in its forthcoming Bengali and Marathi entertainment channels as it looks to have presence in the regional entertainment industry outside South India.

SUN TV shares were down Rs 8 or 1.50% at Rs 524.40 on the NSE today.



9.50 am

Go long on Infosys above ₹735 levels


720710735745Fresh long positions are recommended with a tight stop-loss only if the stock advances above ₹735 levels



9.40 am

Day Trading Guide For January 29, 2019

Given below are supports and resistances for Nifty 50 futures and seven key stocks that can help in your intra-day trading:

₹2083 • HDFC Bank

2070205520952110Initiate fresh short positions with a fixed stop-loss if the stock fails to move beyond ₹2095 levels




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9.25 am

Fresh fears over CBI raids and scam rumours had triggered selling in the initial trades.

The BSE benchmark Sensex declined 30 points and was trading at 35,643.12.

Sectoral indices led by Oil & Gas, FMCG, PSUs, Capital Goods and Energy stocks moved into the negative terrain.

On the NSE, the Nifty was up 7.30 points at 10,668.85.

Large-cap stocks


9.12 am

BoB, Axis Bank, OBC, HDFC, HCL Tech results

Over 50 firms, including Apar Ind, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance, BoB, Bharat Financial, Bliss GVS, Cera Sanitaryware, CG Consumer, DCM Shriram and others will announce results today. READ MORE

An equated principal amount, combined with reducing interest amount component, will lead to reducing monthly instalments,” said Axis Bank   -  The Hindu


Axis Bank hits near 4-month high; chart suggests more upside

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9.15 am

Today's Pick: Chennai Petroleum Corporation (₹242.2): Sell

Investors with a short-term perspective can consider selling the stock of Chennai Petroleum Corporation at current levels. The stock tumbled 5.8 per cent accompanied by an above average volume breaking below a key support level of ₹257 on Monday. READ MORE

Chennai Petroleum will stop processing Iranian crude oil from October. File Photo   -  The Hindu


Chennai Petroleum cancels Iran oil imports

United India Insurance to not to cover any liability related to processing crude from Iran

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CPCL lines up ₹1,000-crore capex in FY19

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL), a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, will incur a capital expenditure of ₹1,000 crore for 2018-19 to ...

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CPCL goes for ₹3,110-cr upgrade

Pradhan launches project, says residue upgradation will boost margins

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9.10 am

Pre-Open Trade


The BSE Sensex was up by 60 points at 35,716.72 and the Nifty slipped 7 points at 10,653.70.

File Photo   -  BusinessLine



9.05 am

Asian markets slip as China's Huawei in legal hot water; focus on US-China talks

Asian shares stumbled on Tuesday and the dollar hovered near two-week lows as prospects for a long-awaited US-China trade deal was dealt another blow after the United States levelled sweeping criminal charges against China's telecom giant Huawei. READ MORE



9 am

Markets nervous on scam talk, CBI raids

New Delhi-based digital news portal Cobrapost announced that it will expose a ‘financial scam’ worth over ₹33,000 crore on Tuesday. Cobrapost is founded by Aniruddha Bahal, the co-founder of Tehelka.

The mood in the domestic stock markets was already sombre after CBI last week raided large corporates, expectation of a populist Budget, and weak fiscal deficit numbers. READ MORE


Published on January 29, 2019