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Sensex regains 134 pts on Asian leads, Nifty tops 8,400

The benchmark Sensex rebounded 134 points and the NSE Nifty retook the 8,400-mark today after metal and other blue-chip stocks jumped amid a mixed trend in Asia and fresh foreign capital inflows.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 133.63 points, or 0.49 per cent, at 27,369.29, with metal, auto and banking leading the recovery by rising up to 1.21 per cent.

The gauge had lost 52.51 points in the previous session after IMF sharply lowered India's GDP estimates.

Sensex builds on gains, up 72 pts in early trade

The benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 72 points in early trade today, extending yesterday's rally on increased buying by domestic institutional investors encouraged by macro data and better earnings by some blue chips like TCS and Infosys.

Besides, a mixed trend in Asian regions influenced sentiment. In a major breakthrough, the Centre and states yesterday reached a consensus on sharing powers for control over tax payers under GST but the new indirect tax regime will now be rolled out from July 1, instead of the previously planned April 1.

Muthoot Finance to raise Rs 1,400 crore via NCDs

With the emphasis on digital mode of transaction, Mut­hoot Finance is optimistic about loan off-take in the coming months. Compared to Rs 1,250 crore raised through non-convertible debenture issues last fiscal, it would be raising Rs 1,950 crore this year.
Muthoot has filed a shelf prospectus to raise Rs 1,400 crore before the end of the fiscal. In April it has raised Rs 500 crore through NCDs.

Sensex makes tepid recovery, bank shares lead gains

The market today rebounded by over 50 points to end at 27,288, spurred by a rally in financial stocks amid reports that the finance ministry is likely to finalise the capital infusion plan for public sector banks.

The funds infusion will be more than Rs 25,000 crore as announced in the earlier budget and the additional requirement will reflect in the final batch of supplementary demand for grants to be presented in the upcoming budget session, sources said.

Sensex down 55 points on weak global cues

The benchmark BSE Sensex shed about 55 points and the NSE Nifty slipped below the 8,400-mark in early deals today on sustained capital outflows by foreign funds and selling by retail investors amid weak global cues.

Deprecating rupee against the dollar also added to the dampened sentiment. The 30-share index dropped 54.57 points or 0.20 per cent to 27,183.49. The gauge had lost 9.10 points in the previous session on Friday.

In a similar fashion, the NSE Nifty fell below 8,400-mark, shedding 21.15 points or 0.25 per cent to 8,379.20.

Market trying to find momentum, a string of drivers needed

The market continued wi­th its vola­tile ways and registered decent gains at the end of the week. The BSE Sensex was up 478.83 points, or 1.79 per cent, to close at 27,238.06. The Nifty gained 156.55 points, or 1.90 per cent, to close at 8,400.35.
The present rally could be best described as a pre-budget rally or the one where short covering is the basic trigger. In my opinion, the present rally lacks conviction and there are more people who believe it will not last than those believing it will. This could be a possible trigger as well.

FPIs outflow at Rs 3,800-cr from equities in fortnight

Foreign investors have pulled out over Rs 3,800 crore from the country's equity markets so far this month over concerns regarding "lower prospects" of economic growth as compared to other emerging markets.
However, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) have invested a net sum of Rs 243 crore in the debt markets during the period under review.
The latest FPI outflow took place following a withdrawal of close to Rs 31,000 crore on net basis from the equities in last three months (October-December). Prior to that, FPIs had put in Rs 10,443 crore in the stock markets.

Infosys Q3 profit rises 7%

Infosys, India’s second largest software services exporter, has reported a 7 per cent growth in net profit for the three months ended December 31, 2016 at Rs 3,708 crore, as against Rs 3,465 crore reported in the comparable year ago quarter. On a sequential basis, the net profit of the Indian IT major increased by 2.8 per cent in the latest quarter, as against Rs 3,606 crore reported in September quarter of 2016.

Sensex extends rally, up 107 pts on positive macro data

The benchmark Sensex zoomed about 107 points to 27,354.08 in early trade today, continuing its rally for the fourth straight session, on the back of positive macro-economic data and encouraging corporate earnings.

Besides, a firming trend on other Asian bourses also buoyed sentiment here. The 30-share barometer, after spurting to 27,459.75 at the outset, was trading 106.92 points, or 0.39 per cent, higher at 27,354.08 with all the sectoral indices, led by IT, teck, oil&gas and metal rising by up to 0.88 per cent.

Group stocks have taken a beating over spat

Tata Group stocks have suffered significant value erosion since the removal Cyrus Mistry as Tata Sons chairman and the subsequent atmosphere of confrontation surrounding the group. Now that a replacement for Mistry was found in N Chandrasekaran, the uncertainty that loomed over the group is likely to recede and this should reflect in the stock prices of listed group companies.