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May 16, 2012 02:54 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Sensex, Nifty, Rupee pare losses; BPCL surges nearly 5%

The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty pared somewhat losses due to buying interest in beaten down stocks at lower levels. Even the Indian rupee recovered to 54.27 from all-time low of 54.44 a dollar, down 48 paise as compared to previous close of 53.78 a dollar.


The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty pared some losses due to buying interest in beaten down stocks at lower levels. Even the Indian rupee recovered to 54.27 from all-time low of 54.44 a dollar, down 48 paise as compared to previous close of 53.78 a dollar.


The BSE benchmark dropped 263.94 points or 1.62% to 16,064.31 after showing recovery of 90 points from day's low of 15,974.60. Meanwhile, the NSE benchmark was down 77.20 points or 1.56% to 4,865.60.


European markets too saw some pullback - Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE fell close to 1% while France's CAC was down just 0.15%. April jobless claims went down 13,700 as against forecast of more than 4,500 that helped markets recover.


Housing finance company HDFC, country's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank and state-owned capital goods major BHEL were down 3-3.5%.


Tata Motors, India's largest commercial vehicle maker retained its top position in the selling list, with falling 7% after disappointing global sales data for April.


Shares of Infosys, ITC, State Bank of India, Larsen & Toubro, Bharti Airtel, Coal India, NTPC and Tata Power dropped around 1.5%.


JSW Steel crashed nearly 5% as CNBC-TV18 reported quoting sources that CBI raided the offices of the company and South West Mining Company in Bellary district.


However, Sterlite Industries, Cairn India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Power Grid and Bank of Baroda gained 1-2%.


State-owned oil marketing company BPCL shot up nearly 5% after BPRL announced extension of exploration success with new discovery area in offshore Mozambique.


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At 13:14 hours IST: Sensex, Nifty tumble 2%; European mkts too under pressure


The BSE Sensex dropped 350 points due to Greek political uncertainty and sharp depreciation in rupee. Even European markets like Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE lost 1.5% each while France's CAC was down over 1%.


Efforts to form a new government in Greece collapsed yesterday. Greek political leaders will meet today to form a caretaker government that will lead the country into its second election in just over a month.


The BSE benchmark fell 351.11 points or 2.15% to 15,977.14 and the NSE benchmark was down 103.85 points or 2.10% to 4,838.95. The Indian rupee declined 64.5 paise to hit an all-time low of 54.44 a dollar.


Educomp Solutions, TVS Motor, DHFL, Kingfisher, BHEL and Sintex Industries hit a 52-week low today, which were down 2-6%.


Housing finance company HDFC and country's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank crashed over 4%. Tata Motors, top commercial vehicle maker in India, tumbled 7.4%.


Top lender State Bank of India slipped nearly 3% while rival HDFC Bank was down close to 2%. State-owned BHEL tanked 5% whereas engineering and construction major by sales Larsen & Toubro lost 1.5%.


Hindalco Industries, Tata Steel, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, Jindal Steel, Infosys and Tata Power declined 2-4%.


However, BPCL and Bank of Baroda stayed higher since early trade, rising 4% and 2%, respectively.


At 12:13 hours IST: Sensex tests 16000, down 344 pts; Rupee at all-time low


The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty crashed 2% each in afternoon trade due to Indian rupee hit all-time low of 54.32 a dollar today. Even about 1% fall in CAC, DAX and FTSE futures were indicating negative opening for European markets as experts raised doubts over existence of Greece in Eurozone. 


The BSE benchmark has broken the 16000 level for the first time since January 12, 2012, losing 343.68 points or 2.10% to 15,984.57. Meanwhile, the NSE benchmark was down 100.15 points or 2.03% to 4,842.65.


John Paul-Smith of Deutsche Bank feels that the deteriorating political situation in Europe is a negative development for global markets.


According to Paul-Smith, exit of Greece from the euro would be hazardous, so it should try and remain in the euro itself. Given the political turmoil Europe, he expects the euro to weaken further.


Nifty 4900 Call added 15.40 lakh shares in open interest (OI) while 4500 Put added 10.22 lakh shares in OI. Nifty 5000 Call added 8 lakh shares in OI whereas 4600 Put added 7.7 lakh shares in OI.


All sectoral indices were taking beating - the BSE Auto, Metal, Power, Bank, Realty and Capital Goods indices were down 2-3.4%.


Top commercial vehicle maker Tata Motors tanked 7% due to disappointing global sales data for April. Housing finance company HDFC tumbled 5%.


Country's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank was down over 3.5% while rivals State Bank of India and HDFC Bank plummeted 2-2.6%.


State-owned capital goods major Bharat Heavy Electricals lost over 4%. Index heavyweights Infosys, Reliance Industries, ITC and Larsen & Toubro were down 1-1.8%.


However, shares of BPCL, Bank of Baroda, Cairn India and GAIL outperformed other largecaps, rising 1-3%.


The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices did not fall as much as benchmarks - they were down 1.3% each. About four shares declined for every share gaining on the National Stock Exchange.


At 11:10 hours IST: Sensex, Nifty fall 1.7%; BPCL, Cairn, BoB outperform


The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty fell 1.7% each due to consistent sell-off in major sectors like banks & financials, auto, metals and FMCG stocks. Housing finance company HDFC tumbled nearly 5% while top commercial vehicle maker Tata Motors plunged over 6% due to dismal performance in April's sales numbers.


The BSE benchmark plummeted 281.66 points or 1.72% to 16,046.59 and the NSE benchmark went down 83.90 points or 1.70% to 4,858.90. The Indian rupee was trading at 54.19 a dollar, down 40 paise as compared to previous close of 53.78 a dollar.


Sudarshan Sukhani of s2analytics.com says that the relief rally for the market has come and gone in the past two days. “The original trend, which is the downtrend is asserting itself,” he said. Yesterday the market snapped five-day losing streak, but that could not continue in today's trend.


Index majors ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Infosys, ITC, State Bank of India, HUL and BHEL were down 1-3%.


Among metals and mining stocks, Tata Steel, Jindal Steel, Sterlite Industries, Hindalco, Coal India and SAIL tumbled 1.5-2.5%.


Index heavyweight and oil & gas producer Reliance Industries fell 1% while rival ONGC gained 0.7%. Cairn India shot up 2.5% on the back of addition in Global Standard Index by MSCI. GAIL too gained 1% and BPCL shot up 3%, topping the buying list on NSE Nifty as BPRL announced extension of exploration success with new discovery area in offshore Mozambique.


Bank of Baroda surged over 2% and Godrej Consumer rallied 6% due to addition by MSCI in its Global Standard Index whereas Suzlon tanked 4% on exclusion by MSCI from its same index.


MSCI added Corporation Bank (up nearly 1%), ILandFS Transportation Networks (up 5%), Indiabulls Power (up 8%), MOIL (up 1%) and Page Industries (up 0.7%) in its Small Cap Index.


About three shares declined for every share rising on the National Stock Exchange.


In the second line shares, Shriram City, ILandFS Transport, Jain Irrigation, Muthoot Finance and HT Media rallied 3-7% while Tulip Telecom (post results), Dewan Housing, Sintex Industries, Bombay Dyeing and HDIL lost 4-5%.


At 9:51 hours IST: Sensex tanks 300 pts; Tata Motors loses 6%, banks nosedive


The BSE Sensex extended losses, falling close to 300 points due to consistent downtrend across the board. Asian markets too slipped further following political tensions in Greece, wherein re-election will take place around mid-June. Hang Seng crashed 2.66% and Kospi tumbled 2%. Straits Times, Taiwan and Nikkei were down 1.4% while Shanghai declined 0.44%.


Back home, the BSE benchmark tanked 297.26 points or 1.82% to 16,030.99 due to fall in 28 components. Meanwhile, the NSE benchmark lost 87.45 points or 1.77% to 4,855.35. The broader markets slipped 1%.


Due to the volatile environment around the globe and in India, Dilip Bhat of Prabhudas Lilladher expects the Nifty to fall to 4500 levels by December.


Shares of Tata Motors, country's largest commercial vehicle plummeted 6% on the back of disappointing sales in April. Top car maker Maruti Suzuki lost 3.5% whereas Hero Motocorp, M&M and Bajaj Auto dropped 1-2%.


Country's largest private sector lenders ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank were down 3% and 2%, respectively while rival State Bank of India tumbled 1.6%. Housing finance company HDFC too crashed 3%.


Capital goods majors Larsen & Toubro and BHEL were down 2-3%. FMCG majors ITC and HUL fell 1-1.7%.


However, software services exporters Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro gained over 0.5% due to falling in rupee. Indian rupee depreciated by 39 paise to 54.18 a dollar.


At 9:20 hours IST: Sensex, Nifty open 1.5% lower on Greece woes; Re @ 54.17/$


The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty started of trade with 1.5% gap down on Wednesday following endless worries in Greece and further depreciation in rupee. The Indian rupee was trading at 54.17 a dollar, down 39 paise from previous close of 53.78 a dollar.


Greece headed for re-election that schedule to be held in mid-June. Caretaker government will be established today. Greece concerns overshadowed better than expected economic data of eurozone.


The BSE benchmark tanked 245.24 points or 1.5% to 16,083 led by 27 components. Meanwhile, the NSE benchmark was down 72.65 points or 1.47% to 4,870.15.


Tata Motors tanked 5.5% as its global sales of commercial vehicles went down 8% year-on-year to 38,008 units in April. Tata Motors DVR too lost over 5%.


Sterlite, Hindalco, Sesa Goa, Tata Steel, JP Associates, Reliance Infrastructure, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, SBI, DLF, Maruti Suzuki, BHEL and HDFC were down 1-3% in early trade.


However, BPCL gained 1.7%. Cairn India rose 1.3% on addition in MSCI Global Standard Index. TCS, Wipro and Bank of Baroda gained marginally.


The CNX Midcap Index fell 76 points to 6,885. About four shares declined for every share rising on the National Stock Exchange.


In the second line shares, Pantaloon Retail, Cox & Kings and Aditya Birla Nuvo were down over 4% on disappointing numbers in January-March quarter.


Orchid Chemical continued to fall for third consecutive session today, losing 3%. In three days, it tanked over 25%.


Suzlon Energy dropped 3% on exclusion from MSCI Global Standard Index.


IRB Infrastructure and HDIL fell 3.5-4%.


However, Piramal Healthcare rose over 1% as CNBC-TV18 reported quoting sources that company will announce strategic acquisition today.

Firstsource Solutions shot up 6% and Muthoot Finance was up 4% post good performance in Q4 results. 

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