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Markets make U-turn. Sensex falls 137 point, Nifty below 15,800

Indian markets continue to witness selling pressure and close the week on a negative note

Major headlines

  • L&T Construction bagged order worth Rs. 1,000-2,500 cr for its water & effluent treatment biz
  • DB Corp Q4 consolidated net profit down by 60.4% YoY to Rs. 24.5 cr
  • Steel Strips Wheels Q4 net profit up by 9.6% YoY to Rs. 48.9 cr
  • Escorts Q4 Net profit slipped by 25.5% YoY to Rs. 202.2 cr

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Indian indices

Indian markets started day on a positive note on May 13, but erased all their gains in later half. Indices snapped early gains on late selling pressure in metals, telecom & banking stocks. The markets closed lower for the sixth straight day. The Sensex fell by 0.26% or 136.69 points to 52,793.62. The Nifty dipped by 0.16% or 25.85 points to 15,782.15.

On the sectoral front bank, metal and power indices ended 1-2% lower, while auto, FMCG, pharma indices rose 1-2%.

Indices performance for the day

Indices Closing Chg (pts) Chg (%)
BSE Sensex 52,793.62 -136.69 -0.26
NSE Nifty 15,782.15 -25.85 -0.16
BSE Midcap 21,815.66 170.53 0.79
BSE Smallcap 25,315.75 320.24 1.28

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

  • Honeywell Automation India tumbled by 7.97% to Rs. 34,245, after the company reported 30.1% fall in net profit to Rs. 72.67 crore in Q4 FY22.
  • surged by 15.39% to Rs. 769.25, after the company's board approved share buyback worth Rs 75 crore at price not exceeding Rs 1,150 per share.
  • Patel Engineering hit 5% upper circuit to Rs. 22.05, after the company said it has bagged new order worth Rs. 2,461 crore from Chenab Valley Power Projects.

Market sentiment

Market breadth (No of shares)   Volume (Rs in crore)
Advance 2166 1366 Cash 4,081.42 62,217.82
Decline 1169 718 F&O - 64,57,582.00

Sectoral & stock screening


BSE Sensex A Group

Top 5 Gainers Closing Price Chg (%)   Top 5 Losers Closing Price Chg (%)
Black Box 166.05 19.98   Hatsun Agro Product 855.90 -13.51 769.25 15.39   TV Today Network 278.65 -12.43
Tata Elxsi 7,890.20 14.57   Adani Green Energy 2,171.70 -10.84
Poonawalla Fincorp 247.50 14.32   GNFC 618.80 -10.84
IFB Industries 944.15 11.46   HLE Glascoat 3,620.90 -9.07

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Global signals

Asian markets finished broadly higher with shares in Hong Kong leading the region. The Hang Seng is up 2.68% while Japan's Nikkei 225 is up 2.64% and China's Shanghai Composite is up 0.96%.

European stocks advanced as global markets looked to regain some ground after a bruising week, with investors assessing the outlook for inflation and interest rates. In Europe, London's FTSE 100 index surged by 1.69%. Germany's DAX (DAX) rose by 1.39% and France's CAC 40 (CAC40) gained 1.66%.

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