The market snapped a four-day winning streak and closed with a third of a percent loss on June 29, as traders seem to be cautious ahead of a day of expiry of June futures and options contracts. Banking and financial services, FMCG, and IT stocks pulled the market down.
The BSE Sensex dropped 150 points to 53,027, while the Nifty50 declined 51 points to 15,799 and formed a bullish candle on the daily charts.
"A long bull candle was formed on the daily chart after opening lower. This is the second such pattern back-to-back in the last two sessions, which signals rangebound movement in the market. After the false upside breakout of 15,800-15,900 levels on Monday, the Nifty has declined gradually in the last two sessions, which could be a positive indication for the bulls to make a comeback from the lows," Nagaraj Shetti, Technical Research Analyst at HDFC Securities said.
Normally, such range movements from near important resistances eventually result in sharp upside bounces from the lows, he feels.
The market expert said the present range-bound movement could continue for the next 1-2 sessions and immediate supports to be watched are around 15,600-15,650 levels. On the flip side, a decisive move above 15,850-15,900 levels is likely to open a sustainable upside for the market, he added.
The broader space also followed the suit with the Nifty Midcap 100 and Smallcap 100 indices declining 0.4 percent and 0.6 percent respectively.
India VIX, the fear index, increased by 2.09 percent to 21.9 levels, which is a discomfort for bulls.
We have collated 15 data points to help you spot profitable trades:
Note: The open interest (OI) and volume data of stocks given in this story are the aggregates of three-month data and not of the current month only.
Key support and resistance levels on the Nifty
As per the pivot charts, the key support level for the Nifty is placed at 15,704, followed by 15,609. If the index moves up, the key resistance levels to watch out for are 15,878 and 15,957.
Nifty Bank fell 373 points or 1.1 percent to close at 33,270 on Wednesday. The important pivot level, which will act as crucial support for the index, is placed at 33,162, followed by 33,055. On the upside, key resistance levels are placed at 33,400 and 33,530 levels.
Maximum Call open interest of 1.16 crore contracts was seen at 16,000 strike, which will act as a crucial resistance level in the June series.
This is followed by 16,200 strike, which holds 87.87 lakh contracts, and 16,500 strike, which has accumulated 81.56 lakh contracts.
Call writing was seen at 16,000 strike, which added 22.57 lakh contracts, followed by 16,100 strike which added 22.39 lakh contracts and 16,200 strike which added 18.83 lakh contracts.Call unwinding was seen at 16,300 strike, which shed 30.41 lakh contracts, followed by 16,400 strike which shed 20.07 lakh contracts and 17,000 strike which shed 10.32 lakh contracts.
Maximum Put open interest of 87.22 lakh contracts was seen at 15,500 strike, which will act as a crucial support level in the June series.
This is followed by 15,700 strike, which holds 74.98 lakh contracts, and 15,000 strike, which has accumulated 73.6 lakh contracts.
Put writing was seen at 15,700 strike, which added 14.91 lakh contracts, followed by 15,600 strike, which added 14.83 lakh contracts and 15,500 strike which added 13.81 lakh contracts.
Put unwinding was seen at 15,000 strike, which shed 6.46 lakh contracts, followed by 14,500 strike which shed 4.3 lakh contracts, and 16,000 strike which shed 3.64 lakh contracts.
A high delivery percentage suggests that investors are showing interest in these stocks. The highest delivery was seen in Infosys, Mphasis, United Spirits, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and ICICI Lombard General Insurance, among others.
An increase in open interest, along with an increase in price, mostly indicates a build-up of long positions. Based on the open interest future percentage, here are the top 10 stocks including ONGC, Coromandel International, Abbott India, Birlasoft, and Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals, in which a long build-up was seen.
An increase in open interest, along with a decrease in price, mostly indicates a build-up of short positions. Based on the open interest future percentage, here are the top 10 stocks including Alkem Laboratories, AU Small Finance Bank, Indian Energy Exchange, REC, and Oracle Financial, in which a short build-up was seen.
A decrease in open interest, along with an increase in price, mostly indicates a short-covering. Based on the open interest future percentage, here are the top 10 stocks including GAIL India, Astral, Delta Corp, TVS Motor Company, and HPCL, in which short-covering was seen.
MTAR Technologies: Segantii India Mauritius acquired 3 lakh equity shares in the company via open market transactions at an average price of Rs 1,249.74 per share, and HDFC Multi Cap Fund bought 2 lakh shares at an average price of Rs 1,250 per share. However, promoters - Dwaram Anitha Reddy and Usha Reddy Chigarapalli sold 2 lakh shares each at an average price of Rs 1,250 per share, and Kavitha Reddy Gangapatnam offloaded 2 lakh shares at an average price of Rs 1,251.81 per share.
Hikal: Smallcap World Fund Inc sold 25 lakh equity shares in the company at an average price of Rs 249.02 per share.
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Investors Meetings on June 30
Rajratan Global Wire: Officials of the company will meet Motilal Oswal Securities.
Mindspace Business Parks REIT: Officials of the company will meet Kotak Institutional Equities.
Krsnaa Diagnostics: Officials of the company will meet Kotak Mutual Fund, and ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund.
Meghmani Finechem: Officials of the company will meet IIFL Asset Management.
Indian Energy Exchange: Officials of the company will meet Rainier Investments.
Maharashtra Seamless: Officials of the company will meet ITI Asset Management.
Sapphire Foods India: Officials of the company will meet Nomura AMC, HSBC Global Asset Management, Edelweiss Institutional Research, and Prabhudas Lilladhar India.
Arvind: Officials of the company will meet CARE PMS.
Stocks in News
Wonderla Holidays: The company has signed agreement with the Government of Odisha for leasing about 50 acres of land for the development of an amusement park project in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Infosys: The company has agreed with The House Fund III, LP, a Venture Capital (VC) fund based out of the US, for investment of $10 million. The investment is expected to be completed by June 30 this year. This is a minority holding and is not exceeding 20 percent of the fund size. The House Fund is a pre-seed and early-stage VC fund, investing in startups from the UCB's ecosystem focused on AI.
GR Infraprojects: The company has completed development of Purvanchal Expressway (Package-VII) from Mojrapur to Bijaura in Uttar Pradesh on EPC basis. The completion certificate has been issued by the Independent Engineer on June 28 and has declared the project fit for entry into commercial operation with effect from March 7, 2022
MTAR Technologies: Investor Fabmohur Advisors LLP sold 61,855 equity shares or 0.2 percent stake in the company via open market transactions on June 28. With this, its shareholding in the company reduced to 0.79 percent, down from 0.99 percent earlier.
Minda Industries: The company has acquired 4,48,162 equity shares or 5.24 percent stake in German-based FRIWO AG, by investing 14.99 million euro. The investment has been made in the aforesaid company, after obtaining the requisite approvals including Reserve Bank of India under Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) guidelines.
Bharat Road Network: The company has received Rs 94.11 crore from the purchaser against its equity exposure of Rs 112.16 crore in Shree Jagannath Expressways Private Limited (SJEPL), an associate of the company, after closing transaction by selling the entire 40 percent stake held in SJEPL. Indian Highway Concessions Trust acting through its investment manager is the purchaser.
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have net sold Rs 851.06 crore worth of shares, whereas domestic institutional investors (DIIs) remained net buyers, to the tune of Rs 847.46 crore worth of shares on June 29, as per provisional data available on the NSE.
Stocks under F&O ban on NSE
One stock - Sun TV Network - is under the NSE F&O ban for June 30. Securities in the ban period under the F&O segment include companies in which the security has crossed 95 percent of the market-wide position limit.Disclaimer: The views and investment tips expressed by investment experts on Moneycontrol.com are their own and not those of the website or its management. Moneycontrol.com advises users to check with certified experts before taking any investment decisions.