The Sensex soars to a fresh all-time high, while the Nifty extends its high. The broader indices performed in contrast to the key indices, ending with significant losses.
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Daily Market Review
Frontline indices surged to a record high after the Sensex crossed the 30,000 mark in today’s session. Positive momentum in the quarterly earnings and strong global cues lifted investor spirits. Further, the Nifty extended its all-time high from yesterday’s session.
The Nifty hits an all-time high of 9,367 after it grew by 45.25 points to gain 0.49% in today’s trading session. It started off the day at 9,336.20 points and traded in the range of 9,301.35 – 9,367.00 to finally close at 9,351.85.
The Sensex advanced by 190.11 points after it ended today’s trading session at 30,133.35, gaining 0.63%. Opening at 30,030.20 points, it traded in the range of 29,968.57 – 30,167.09. The index closed above the 30k mark for the first time and notched an all-time high of 30,167.09.
Today, the broader indices performed poorly in contrary to the frontline indices as the Nifty Midcap and Smallcap retracted -0.22% and -1.36%, respectively.
The William O’Neil IND 47 Index, which lists the top 47 stocks in chart and fundamentals, lost -1.06% in today’s trading session.
On the sectoral front, the Nifty FMCG, Auto, and Private Bank indices posted solid gains of 2.27%, 0.98%, and 0.89%, respectively, while the Nifty Realty, IT, and Energy were the biggest losers declining by -2.97%, -1.23%, and -1.03%, respectively.
Global markets witnessed a similar rally in equities throughout this week. French elections and expectations of the U.S. government’s impending corporate tax reforms propelled investor sentiment. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce corporate tax changes on Wednesday as the government tries to foster momentum in the economy.
In the results corner, Wipro reported its Q4 FY 2017 results yesterday after the close of markets. The IT Company, reported a consolidated net profit of INR 2,267 crore for the quarter ended Q4 FY 2017 as compared to INR 2,257.30 in the last quarter, translating to a marginal growth of 0.4%. Its revenue grew 5.3%, y/y, beating the market estimates comfortably. At its meeting the Company also announced an issue of 1:1 bonus share. However, on the downside, the Company’s outlook for the first quarter of FY 2018 came well below expectations. Later today, Axis Bank is due to release an update on its Q4 earnings.
Benchmark Indices have looked past the recent consolidation to reclaim their all-time highs. Today, both the key composites dropped the March 20 distribution day due to ageing, giving some relief to their high distribution day count. The distribution day count for the Sensex and the Nifty now stands at 4.0 and 3.0, respectively. The Indian market condition remains in a Confirmed Uptrend.
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