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Profit booking drags Indian markets lower

Indian stock markets end lower on July 26, after a range-bound session

Major headlines

  • HCL Tech is selected strategic launch partner for Microsoft cloud for Financial Services
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Q1 net profit up by 32% YoY to Rs. 1,641.9 crore
  • Coromandel International Q1 net profit rose by 34.8% YoY to Rs. 337.8 crore
  • Alembic Pharmaceuticals Q1 net profit fell by 45.3% YoY to Rs. 161.9 crore

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Indian indices

Indian equities ended lower on July 26, as selling was seen in FMCG, financial, and realty stocks, along with profit-taking in heavyweights like Reliance Industries, Tech Mahindra, TCS, L&T, and Bharti Airtel. The Sensex fell by 0.23% or 123.53 points to 52,852.27. The Nifty slipped by 0.20% or 31.60 points to 15,824.45.

Indices performance for the day

Indices Closing Chg (pts) Chg (%)
BSE Sensex 52,852.27 -123.53 -0.23
NSE Nifty 15,824.45 -31.60 -0.20
BSE Midcap 23,033.92 12.78 0.06
BSE Smallcap 26,514.94 89.03 0.34

Following are the stocks/sectors which were in news today:

  • Ambuja Cements gained 1.43% to Rs. 408, after the cement maker posted a 59.5% rise in standalone net profit to Rs. 723 crore in Q2 2021.
  • Yes Bank jumped by 1.76% to Rs. 13.30, after the bank's net profit soared by 355.2% to Rs. 206.84 crore in Q1 FY22.
  • Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) fell by 3.05% to Rs. 1,694.55, after the company's consolidated net profit tanked by 29.5% to Rs. 39.80 crore in Q1 June 2021.

Market sentiment

Market breadth (No of shares)   Volume (Rs in crore)
Advance 1837 955 Cash 5,241.32 61,465.28
Decline 1515 1008 F&O - 3,587,408.00

Sectoral & stock screening


BSE Sensex A Group

Top 5 Gainers Closing Price Chg (%)   Top 5 Losers Closing Price Chg (%)
Caplin Point Laboratories 945.65 19.14   Seshasayee Paper & Boards 194.00 -9.91
Shankara Building Products 610.75 12.47   HUDCO 47.20 -6.81
Indo Count Industries 248.50 9.80   CreditAccess Grameen 656.20 -6.74
Alkyl Amines Chemical 4,410.20 9.40   Triveni Engineering & Industries 172.30 -6.74
Mahindra CIE Automotive 268.50 9.04   DB Corp 94.15 -6.18

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Global signals

Asian markets fell on July 26, led by Hong Kong after Beijing at the weekend further cracked down on China's tech firms, while education companies were hammered as the government unveiled sweeping reforms of the sector.

European stocks pulled back on July 26, tracking lackluster global sentiment as investors monitored corporate earnings and looked ahead to a key meeting of the US Federal Reserve.

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