Daily Big Picture : Nifty Ends Below 21-DMA; Reliance Infra Bags ‘Versova-Bandra’ Sea Link Project

Today’s Action

Nifty, +0.4%; Sensex, +0.4%; Model Portfolio, +0.7%; Nifty Midcap, +1.0%; Smallcap, +0.8%

Daily Market Review

Market Status: Confirmed Uptrend 

Nifty ended just below 11,850 and its 21-DMA. Stocks like Vedanta (+5.1%), Jsw Steel (+4.0%), and Power Grid Corp.Of India (+3.5%) helped the index advance 0.4%. Midcap and Smallcap stocks outperformed the market today.

On the sectoral front, barring Nifty FMCG (-0.7%) and IT (-0.1%), all the sectors ended in the green, led by Nifty Metals (+2.7%) and PSU banks (+1.9%).

Advance-decline ratio was in favor of gainers. Of the total 2,085 stocks traded on the NSE, 1,039 advanced, 697 declined, and the rest ended flat.

Key News

Britannia Inds.: The Company said that the speculations of resignation of its MD Varun Berry are incorrect and baseless. He was re-appointed as MD for five more years effective from April 2019. The stock was down 2.7% today.

Reliance Infrastructure: The Company has bagged Versova-Bandra sea link project for Rs 7,000 crore. Its length is 17.17 km which is three times the Bandra-Worli sea link. The Company is set to deliver the project in five years. The stock was up 17% today.

India’s finished steel exports for May fell to a three-year low at 319,000 tonnes. For April-May period, the exports were down 30%, and India remained a net importer.

Leaders Up on Volume: Sbi Life Insurance Co (+6.4%); Larsen & Toubro Infotech (4.0%); and Icici Lombard General Ins Co (+1.4%)

Leaders Down on Volume: Godrej Properties (-2.3%); Apollo Hosps.Enterprise (-1.3%)

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