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Nifty is likely to continue to trend higher until May 16th
The Indian market started on started on a sedate note and fell mildly into the negative as well. After this, around 12:00 noon, it began its monster rally and closed at its new life time high. Both Sensex and Nifty made the highest daily gain since 19 September 2013.
Sensex opened at 22,375 and moved higher to hit a life time high of 23,048 after hitting a low of 22,317 and closed at 22,994 (up 650 points or 2.91%) while the Nifty opened at 6,654 and hit a low of 6,652 and moved higher to hit an all-time high of 6,871 and closed at 6,859 (up 199 points or 2.99%). The NSE recorded a huge volume of 89.92 crore shares. India VIX rose 9.92% to close at 37.7050.
Except for Pharma (0.48%) all the other indices on the NSE closed in the green. The top five gainers were Bank Nifty (5.47%), Finance (5.20%), Realty (4.82%), P S U Bank (3.91%) and Service (3.61%).
Of the 50 stocks on the Nifty, 46 ended in the green. The top five gainers were I D F C (8.25%), ICICI Bank (7.21%), Ambuja Cements (6.76%), Axis Bank (6.19%) and Tata Power (5.70%). The top three losers were Lupin (1.48%), Dr Reddy (0.99%) and NMDC (0.03%).
Of the 1,564 companies on the NSE, 920 companies closed in the green, 559 companies closed in the red while 85 companies closed flat.
BHEL (up 5.21%) was among the top five gainers in the Sensex 30 pack. The Maharashtra cabinet has approved the project worth Rs 2,731-crore of BHEL in Bhandara district to produce solar photo voltaic cells providing employment to 3,000 people. The company will produce 240 mw solar photo voltaic cells and 100 mw photo voltaic modules at its plant in Sakoli in Bhandara district.
The only three losers in the Sensex 30 stock were Dr Reddy (fell 0.84%), TCS (fell 0.19%) and Sun Pharma (0.13%).
Unitech (rose 8.64%) was among the top four gainers of the ‘A’ group on the BSE. Unitech Limited's managing director Sanjay Chandra on Wednesday recently told a Delhi court that the Central Bureau of Investigation has "falsely implicated" him in the 2G scam case, where a former telecom minister has been accused of granting mobile permits to ineligible companies. He was accused of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy with prime accused and former telecom minister A Raja in the grant of telecom licences despite being ineligible.
Today, again, Financial Technologies (fell 4.99%) came out as huge loser following the arrest of the companies chairman Jignesh Shah in connection with the Rs5,500 crore-fraud at the National Spot Exchange or NSEL. Financial Technologies was the top loser in ‘A’ group on the BSE.
In the interview on Thursday, Narendra Modi exuded confidence that the BJP would win with a clear majority and form the strongest and most stable government since Rajiv Gandhi's time.
US indices closed mostly in the negative on Thursday. Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. Jobless claims fell 26,000 to 319,000 in the week ended May 3 from a revised 345,000 in the prior period, the Labor Department reported in Washington.
Except for Shanghai Composite (0.21%), NZSE 50 (0.17%) and Taiwan Weighted (0.46%) all the other Asian indices closed in the green. Jakarta Composite (0.77%) was the top gainer.
China's consumer price index rose 1.8% in April from a year earlier, the smallest rise in 18 months, while the producer price index dropped 2.0% in its 26th straight fall, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.
European indices were trading in the red. US Futures were trading marginally lower.
In Europe, The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday. They left the main refinancing rate at a record low of 0.25%.