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  • Nifty, Sensex trending higher – Weekly closing report
    We had mentioned in last week’s closing report that Nifty, Sensex were in no man’s land. The major indices were volatile this week but ended with decent gains.
     
    The trend of the major indices in the week is given in the table:
     
     
    On Monday, the major indices opened high and ended with major gains. On the NSE, there were 1,070 advances, 740 declines and 410 unchanged.
     
    Avenue Supermart reported a 38% YoY decline in consolidated profit for the quarter ended September 2020 at Rs199 crore, against Rs323 crore in the previous year. Sales declined 11% YoY to Rs5,306 crore, against Rs5,991 crore YoY.
     
    Tata Communications posted an around seven-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 384.81 crore for the September quarter. Consolidated revenue grew 4.5% to Rs 4,477.18 crore during the reported quarter from Rs 4,282.3 crore in the year-ago period.
     
    Britannia Industries reported 23% YoY rise in net profits at Rs498 crore, against Rs404 crore in the previous year. Revenues grew 12% YoY to Rs3,492 crore.
     
    HDFC Life Insurance Company reported 6.1% YoY growth in net profits for the quarter ended September 2020, at Rs327.83 crore. Income grew 90% YoY to Rs16,426 crore from Rs8,661 crore in the previous year.
     
    On Tuesday, the major indices rallied a bit but reversed and ended with minor gains. On the NSE, there were 991 advances, 829 declines and 395 unchanged.
    Larsen & Toubro emerged as the lowest bidder for the high-speed Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor. 
     
    Gujarat Ambuja’s consolidated net profit was at Rs 72.8 crore against Rs 14.5 crore YoY. Its revenue was up 9% at Rs 989.3 crore against Rs 908.4 crore YoY.
     
    ACC posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 363.85 crore, up 20.26% YoY for the September quarter. It reported a profit of Rs 302.56 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year. Revenues remained flat at Rs3,537 crore in the quarter compared to Rs3,528 crore in the previous year.
     
    On Wednesday, the major indices opened high, faced a correction of more than 1.5% from its highs in the afternoon but recovered quickly and closed with minor gains. On the NSE, there were 933 advances, 923 declines and 123 unchanged.
     
    UltraTech Cement consolidated net profit surged 113% YoY at Rs 1,235 crore against Rs 579 crore. Revenue was up 7.7% YoY at Rs 10,354 crore against Rs 9,615 crore.
     
    Hindustan Zinc reported a 6.7% YoY drop in net profit to Rs 1,940 crore for the quarter ended on September 30, 2020, due to high expenses. Total income increased to Rs 6,050 crore from Rs 5,101 crore in the year-ago period. It announced a dividend of Rs 21.30 per share.
     
    Colgate Palmolive’s consolidated net profit rose 12.3% YoY to Rs 274.2 crore from Rs 244.1 crore in the year ago period. Revenue was up 5.2% YoY at Rs 1,286 crore against Rs 1,222 crore in the previous year.
     
    On Thursday, the major indices opened in the red and ended with minor losses. On the NSE, there were 974 advances, 867 declines and 119 unchanged.
     
    Bajaj Auto reported 18.8% YoY decline in September quarter standalone profit to Rs 1,138.2 crore. Revenue from operations declined 7.2% YoY to Rs 7,156 crore with sales volume declining 10.2% YoY to 10.53 lakh units and realisation rising 3.4% YoY.
     
    Asian Paints consolidated net profit rose 1.2% YoY at Rs 851.9 crore against Rs 842.1 crore. Revenue was up 5.9% YoY at Rs 5,350.2 crore against Rs 5,051 crore in the previous year.
     
    Newgen Software quarterly net profit was at Rs. 27.52 crore in September 2020 up 745.77% from Rs. 3.25 crore in September 2019. Net sales were Rs 145.17 crore in September 2020 up 10.71% from Rs. 131.13 crore in September 2019.
     
    On Friday, the major indices opened made minor gains. On the NSE, there were 1,231 advances, 659 declines and 92 unchanged.
     
    HDFC Asset Management Company reported an 8% YoY fall in September quarter net profit at Rs 338.06 crore. The company had posted a PAT of Rs 368.24 crore in the year-ago period.
     
    SBI Cards and Payment Services reported a huge spike in bad loans during the September quarter. SBI Card reported that its gross non-performing assets (NPAs) rose from 1.4% in the April-June quarter to 4.3% in Q2. The company posted a 46% fall in net profit to Rs 206 crore over Q2FY20. Total income increased 5.7% YoY to Rs 2,513 crore, from Rs 2,376 crore in previous year.
     
    Ambuja Cement posted 87.8% YoY jump in its standalone net profit at Rs 440.53 crore versus Rs 234.61 crore a year ago. Revenue was up 8.6% YoY at Rs 2,852.46 crore versus Rs 2,625.78 crore. The company board has declared an interim dividend of Rs 17 per share on equity shares of Rs 2 each.
     
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    Nifty, Sensex still on an uptrend but strong triggers lacking – Thursday closing report
    We had mentioned in Wednesday’s closing report that Nifty, Sensex continue to trend up. On Thursday, the major indices opened in the red and ended with minor losses. On the NSE, there were 974 advances, 867 declines and 119 unchanged.
     
    The trends of the major indices in the course of Thursday’s trading are given in the table below:
     
     
    Bajaj Auto reported 18.8% YoY decline in September quarter standalone profit to Rs 1,138.2 crore. Revenue from operations declined 7.2% YoY to Rs 7,156 crore with sales volume declining 10.2% YoY to 10.53 lakh units and realisation rising 3.4% YoY.
     
    Asian Paints consolidated net profit rose 1.2% YoY at Rs 851.9 crore against Rs 842.1 crore. Revenue was up 5.9% YoY at Rs 5,350.2 crore against Rs 5,051 crore in the previous year.
     
    Newgen Software quarterly net profit was at Rs. 27.52 crore in September 2020 up 745.77% from Rs. 3.25 crore in September 2019. Net sales were Rs 145.17 crore in September 2020 up 10.71% from Rs. 131.13 crore in September 2019.
     
    National Peroxide's net profit surged 286% YoY to Rs 22.33 crore as against Rs 5.78 crore during the previous quarter ended September 2019. Sales declined 1.66% YoY to Rs 53.88 crore as against Rs 54.79 crore in the previous year.
     
    Chennai Petroleum reported a profit of Rs 290.58 crore in September 2020 quarter as compared to a loss of Rs 212.7 crore, a year ago. Revenues dipped 47% YoY to Rs4,863 crore from Rs9,238 crore in the previous year.
     
    Ashok Leyland has launched the BOSS LE and LX Trucks, with i-Gen6 BS-VI technology in BS6. BOSS Brand has been one of the leading brands, from Ashok Leyland, in the Intermediate Commercial Vehicle (ICV) segment. These two vehicles will address the 11.1 tonne to 14.05 tonne GVW market.
     
    Sterlite Technologies reported consolidated net profit at Rs 58 crore versus Rs 6 crore in the quarter ended June 2020. Revenue of the company was up 32% at Rs 1,160 crore against Rs 876 crore.
     
    Aurobindo Pharma received a warning letter from the US health regulator for its oral solid manufacturing facility situated at Dayton, New Jersey.
     
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories has temporarily shut down production across its key plants due to a data breach. The incident happened in the early hours.
     
    The top gainers and top losers of the major indices are given in the table below:
     
     
    The closing values of the major Asian indices are given in the table below:
     
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