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January 14, 2022 / 04:01 PM IST

Closing Bell: Market ends flat amid volatility; IT, realty, capital goods gain; auto drags

Among sectors, IT, capital goods and realty indices rose 1 percent each, while selling is seen in the auto, pharma, bank, FMCG sectors. BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended in the green.

  • IndexPricesChangeChange%
    Sensex52,907.93-111.01 -0.21%
    Nifty 5015,752.05-28.20 -0.18%
    Nifty Bank33,539.45114.35 +0.34%
    Nifty 50 15,752.05 -28.20 (-0.18%)
    Fri, Jul 01, 2022
    Biggest GainerPricesChangeChange%
    ITC284.3510.85 +3.97%
    Biggest LoserPricesChangeChange%
    ONGC131.05-20.50 -13.53%
    Best SectorPricesChangeChange%
    Nifty FMCG38725.851061.30 +2.82%
    Worst SectorPricesChangeChange%
    Nifty Energy24122.85-985.65 -3.93%

  • January 14, 2022 / 04:22 PM IST

    Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services:

    The Indian market opened on a weak note following nervousness in global markets, however, it managed to erase most of its losses to close flat, supported by positive trends in IT, Realty and Healthcare sectors. 

    Fed official's latest comment on a likely rate hike during March triggered selling in global equities. Globally, inflation worries worsened after the US reported a 40 year high CPI inflation reading while a slower rise in producer prices provided some relief.

  • January 14, 2022 / 04:21 PM IST

    Siddhartha Khemka, Head - Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services:

    Following the global peers, domestic indices too opened negative and witnessed selling pressure. Nifty, after five days of continuous positive close, ended the day on weak note with miniscule loss at 18,256 levels. Broader market ended mix with Nifty midcap 100 flat, while Nifty smallcap 100 gained 0.8%. Among sectors except for IT, Consumer durables and Realty, all other sectors ended in red. 

    Global markets continued to witness sell off with hawkish comments from slew of US Fed officials indicating faster interest rate hikes to combat inflation. Although UK surprised with strong growth data that helped UK markets to outperform. The U.K. economy grew by 0.9% in November.

    Record high inflation in US is dampening the sentiments in other wise positive macro data environment. Moreover, markets have recovered sharply by more than 10% from its recent lows of 16,400 levels in just 20 days. Valuations are no longer cheap and require strong earnings delivery for sustenance of positive momentum in the market. 

  • January 14, 2022 / 04:20 PM IST

    Prashant Tapse, Vice President (Research) at Mehta Equities

    Amidst volatility, Nifty ended a tad lower and shrugged off weak global cues. After a gap-down open, the benchmark Nifty staged a smart recovery in late session amidst bargain hunting backed by short covering. 

    The positive takeaway was that Nifty ended a tad below the dotted lines and most importantly, shrugging off depressing overnight Wall Street cues, Asian and European cues and also taking rise in oil prices at its stride. 

    Technically speaking, there is likely to be lots of opportunities on the buy side as long as Nifty stays above 17889 mark. The immediate goalpost on Nifty is seen at its all-time-high at 18605 mark.

  • January 14, 2022 / 03:58 PM IST

    S Hariharan, Head- Sales Trading, Emkay Global Financial Services:  

    Strong guidance from many members of US FOMC about hiking interest rates in CY22, alongside continuing high inflation prints globally, make for an adverse flow environment for equities in general. The reaction to strong results from frontline IT names appears to point to heavy pre-positioning in the market, and might be a recurring theme for the ongoing results season – in that good results are priced in and fresh catalysts may be needed to push the ongoing rally further.

    We anticipate strong results from frontline Banks and Metals companies and weak results from Auto, FMCG and Chemicals sectors. At an index level, we expect to see strong resistance at current levels and would anticipate a pull-back in the near-term.

  • January 14, 2022 / 03:35 PM IST

    Market Close: Indian benchmark indices ended flat in the volatile session on January 14. At close, the Sensex was down 12.27 points or 0.02% at 61,223.03, and the Nifty was down 2 points or 0.01% at 18,255.80. About 1909 shares have advanced, 1297 shares declined, and 76 shares are unchanged.

    Asian Paints, Axis Bank, UPL, HUL and ONGC were the top Nifty losers, while gainers were Tata Consumer Products, IOC, TCS, Infosys an L&T.

    Among sectors, IT, capital goods and realty indices rose 1 percent each, while selling is seen in the auto, pharma, bank, FMCG sectors. BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended in the green.

  • January 14, 2022 / 03:28 PM IST

    BSE Capital Goods index rose over 1 percent led by the Bharat Electronics, Praj Industries, Lakshmi Machine Works

     BSE Capital Goods index rose over 1 percent led by the Bharat Electronics, Praj Industries, Lakshmi Machine Works
  • January 14, 2022 / 03:25 PM IST

    Hero MotoCorp expands operations in El Salvador 

    Hero MotoCorp has expanded its operations and commenced retail sales at a newly opened flagship store in the country’s capital city San Salvador.

    Hero MotoCorp was quoting at Rs 2,574.05, down Rs 18.55, or 0.72 percent on the BSE.

  • January 14, 2022 / 03:23 PM IST

    Emkay on Mindtree:

    Mindtree's Q3FY22 revenue grew by a healthy 4.7%/33.7% QoQ/YoY to USD 366.4mn in a seasonally soft quarter, and was broadly in line with our expectations. EBITDAM expanded by ~ 100bps QoQ to 21.5%, ahead of our expectations on the back of operating efficiencies.

    We raise our FY22E/23E/24E EPS by 3.4%/2.8%/0.5%, factoring in the Q3 operating performance beat. We maintain hold rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 4,550 at 36x Dec’23E EPS (Rs 4,450 earlier).

    Mindtree was quoting at Rs 4,548.20, down Rs 195.60, or 4.12 percent.

  • January 14, 2022 / 03:19 PM IST

    Motilal Oswal on Hindalco Industries

    Hindalco Industries is our preferred non-ferrous pick owing to: a) robust volume recovery in both India and Novelis, b) strong profitability in its primary Aluminum business, given its low-cost integrated operations in India (in the top quartile globally) and higher LME prices, c) solid FCF generation, which should reduce leverage sharply, and d) reasonable valuations.

    The stock trades at 5.2x EV/EBITDA and 8.8x P/E on FY22E. We value Hindalco Industries at Rs 520/share on a SoTP basis. We reiterate our buy rating.

    Hindalco Industries was quoting at Rs 506.85, down Rs 0.25, or 0.05 percent.

  • January 14, 2022 / 03:16 PM IST

    European shares in the red after hawkish Fed comments

    European stocks dropped in early trading on Friday after more Fed policymakers signalled they will start to raise U.S. interest rates in March to combat inflation.

    Asian shares fell after Fed Governor Lael Brainard became the latest and most senior U.S. central banker to indicate that the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike rates in March.

    Other Fed officials have also shown their willingness to raise rates, after data this week showed U.S. consumer prices surged 7% year-on-year.

    At 0835 GMT the MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 50 countries, was down 0.2%, having fallen overall so far in January.

    The STOXX 600 was down 0.5%, and on track for its worst week since November last year.

  • January 14, 2022 / 03:10 PM IST

    Nifty Smallcap 100 hits record high
    The Nifty Smallcap 100 index hit its record high of 11,926.5 points on optimism that the economic recovery may not be stalled by the onset of the third wave of the pandemic in the country. 

    With daily case loads in cities like Mumbai and Delhi appearing to be peaking, market participants have reflected optimism that the economic will be able to make a swift recovery from the third wave.
    Further, market participants expressed optimism around the Union Budget, which they expect to further support the economic recovery. A strong domestic economy is considered positive for small and mid-sized companies. Dealers suggested that the outperformance of the smallcap index on a day when the Nifty50 has fallen reflects likely buying from retail investors.

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