Nifty, Sensex deeply oversold – Wednesday closing report

Nifty will be influenced by global clues, but to rally it has to close above 8,080 tomorrow


Today for the ninth consecutive session, the S&P BSE Sensex recorded a lower low and a lower high. And it was the sixth session when it opened lower, while it was the third consecutive session the CNX Nifty opened in the red. The indices moved down to the lowest since 21 October 2014. However, soon after hitting the intra-day low at around 10.25 AM, the indices recovered most of the intra-day loss, though it closed in the red. Today was the fifth occasion in 2014, when the indices recorded losses for five consecutive trading days. This was last observed in the month of July 2014.

Sensex opened at 26,724 while Nifty opened at 8,041. Sensex moved in the range of 26,872 and 26,469, while Nifty moved between 8,082 and 7,961. Sensex closed at 26,710 (down 71 points or 0.27%) while Nifty closed at 8,030 (down 38 points or 0.47%). NSE recorded a volume of 98.96 crore shares. India VIX rose 3.79% to close at 16.9250.

There was a rumour that Life Insurance Corporation of India has started buying shares after a steep slide in stock prices.

Key oil and gas sector reforms like diesel de-regulation and a new gas pricing policy will have a positive impact on companies engaged in fuel retailing and gas production, says a report by Fitch Ratings. But the rating outlook for Indian oil and gas entities remains stable in 2015, it said.

Great Eastern Shipping (6.44%) was the top gainer in ‘A’ group on the BSE. The stock had been falling in each of the past four sessions.

PMC Fincorp (10%) was the top loser in ‘A’ group on the BSE. The stock lost for the fifth consecutive trading session today.

Sesa Sterlite (3.50%), which was at the bottom of the Sensex 30 pack yesterday, made it to the top of the pack today.

Recent concerns over the falling Rouble have affected many pharma stocks which have exposure to the Russian market. Cipla (2.92%) was the top loser in Sensex 30 stock.

On Tuesday, US indices closed in the red. Among economic data, housing starts declined 1.6%, the first drop since August, to a 1.03 million annualised rate from a revised 1.05 million pace in October that was stronger than previously estimated, figures from the Commerce Department showed.

A two-day meeting of Federal Open Market Committee to discuss monetary policy review ends today.

Asian indices showed mixed performance. Shanghai Composite (1.28%) was the top gainer while Hang Seng (0.37%) was the top loser Japan's exports rose less than forecast in November. Overseas shipments rose 4.9% from a year earlier, the finance ministry said.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) slightly trimmed its growth forecast for developing Asia for this year and next, but said sliding prices for oil should help economies in the region push through with growth reforms. In its update to the 2014 outlook, ADB said that developing Asia was now expected to grow 6.1% this year, a tad below its 6.2% forecast in September. Growth in 2015 was seen at 6.2%, lower than 6.4% estimated previously.

European indices were trading in the red, while US Futures were trading higher.


Fines reduced on E-cigarette companies that misled consumers

Two Utah-based e-cigarette companies that were the subject of a investigation and which admitted to multiple violations of consumer protection laws only have to pay two percent of the fines the state assessed when citing the companies.


According to final settlement agreements obtained by, the companies, Vapex LLC and Sinless Vapor LLC, which violated numerous Utah consumer laws including advertising risk-free starter kits that weren’t free, repeatedly charging consumers without their consent and making claims that the products are a healthy alternative and could be smoked anywhere, have to pay a combined total of less than $20,000 of more than $1 million in assessed fines.


Vapex was cited for 329 violations and will only have to pay $16,450 of the $822,500 assessed fine. Sinless Vapor was cited for 94 violations and will only have to pay the state $4,700 of the $235,000 fine. (A third company, OZN Web LLC, of Arizona, reached an agreement with the state earlier this year and is paying $10,000 of the assessed $45,000 fine for 18 violations.)


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Skylark Land Developers and Infrastructure India directed not to collect any more money from investors

Skylark Land Developers and Infrastructure India had launched Collective Investment Schemes without obtaining certificate of registration from SEBI


Skylark Land Developers and Infrastructure India Limited having its registered office at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh has been directed not to collect any fresh money from investors from its existing scheme by a SEBI Order.


The SEBI Order inter-alia directed the company and its directors viz. Dilip Kumar Jain, Ram ShakarYadav, Durga Prasad Yadav, Jaihind Kumar and Anand Kumar Gupta not to launch any new scheme/plan or float any new companies to raise fresh moneys. The company is not allowed to dispose of any of the properties or alienate the assets of the existing scheme. It is not to divert any funds raised from public at large, kept in bank account(s) and/or in the custody of the company.


According to the SEBI Order, the company is required to immediately submit the full inventory of the assets owned by Skylark Developers out of the amounts collected from the "customers"/investors under its existing schemes. It is required to furnish all the information sought by SEBI (vide letter dated November 22, 2012), within 15 days of the receipt of this Order including: scheme wise list of investors and their contact numbers and addresses; the details of amount mobilized and refunded till date; and sample copies of all the documents pertaining to scheme including the documents/ agreements/ contracts executed with the "customers"/ investors.


The company had launched Collective Investment Schemes without obtaining certificate of registration from SEBI.


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