On Thursday, Indian share markets witnessed volatile trading activity to end on a flat note.
Benchmark indices erased early gains and tumbled 1% in intraday trade yesterday amid negative global cues.
Escalating US-China tensions over Taiwan, demand weakening under inflation pressures, while the looming possibility of a recession curbed risk appetite, which led to the negative market sentiments.
At the closing bell on Thursday, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 51 points.
Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed lower by 6 points.
Cipla, Nestle India, and Sun Pharma were among the top gainers.
NTPC, Tata Consumer, and Coal India on the other hand, were among the top losers.
The broader markets ended on a positive note. The BSE MidCap index climbed 0.5% and the BSE SmallCap index ended lower by 0.3%.
Sectoral indices ended on a mixed note with stocks in the realty sector, telecom sector and banking sector witnessing selling.
Healthcare and IT stocks, on the other hand, ended in green.
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At 8:00 AM today, the SGX Nifty was trading up by 57 points, or 0.3% higher at 17,450 levels.
Indian share markets are headed for a positive opening today following the trend on SGX Nifty.
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The rupee was trading at 79.30 against the US$ yesterday. A sharp appreciation was seen in the rupee against the US dollar.
Gold futures on MCX were down by 0.4% or Rs 224 at Rs 51,402 per ten grams, at the time of Indian market closing hours yesterday.
All eyes today will be on RBI’s decision on repo rates. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) began its three-day meeting earlier this week on Wednesday.
The MPC, which is headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, will announce its decision on the key lending rates today.
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Top Buzzing Stocks Today
BHEL share price will be among the top buzzing stocks today.
Yesterday, BHEL reported a narrowing of consolidated loss to Rs 1.9 bn in the June quarter compared with a loss of Rs 4.5 bn in the corresponding quarter last year.
This is even after the company reported a 63.4% YoY rise in sales at Rs 44.5 bn.
DCM Shriram share price will also be in focus today.
DCM Shriram and ReNew Power have announced signing of two Captive Power Agreements (CPAs), to supply 50 MW of renewable energy from its two upcoming projects in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, to DCM Shriram’s Chlor-Alkali manufacturing facility in Bharuch district, Gujarat.
Market participants will also track shares of Acrysil, M&M and NMDC as these companies are scheduled to announce their Q1 results later today.
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Bharat Electronics Bonus Issue
Bharat Electronics, a PSU navratna company, has announced the bonus issue in a 2:1 ratio. This means investors will get two shares for every one share held by them.
The bonus issue is subject to approval from shareholders of the company at the 68th annual general meeting (AGM), which is slated to be held on 30 August 2022.
Earlier this week, the company had informed the bourses that its board would meet on Thursday to consider the issue of bonus shares and the proposal was duly approved by the company board.
From 2015 till now, Bharat Electronics has issued bonus shares twice in the ratio of 2:1 and 1:10. The bonus shares were issued first in September 2015 and later in September 2017.
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Yes Bank’s Roadmap to Recovery
Yes Bank is aiming to expand its loan book and acquire smaller rivals to revive its business, its chief executive said.
The expansion plan of Yes Bank comes after it raised US$1.1 bn last week by selling up to a 10% stake to Carlyle Group and Advent International.
The fundraising marked a rare vote of confidence in Yes Bank, which had to be taken over by the central bank in March 2020 after months of deterioration in its financials and allegations of mismanagement.
Yes Bank is looking to increase its loan book by 15% in the fiscal year ending March 2023 as it sharpens its focus on mortgages, vehicle loans and small and mid-sized business loans, said CEO Prashant Kumar.
The bank may also look at acquisitions, tapping into the fresh capital raised.
Note that Yes Bank share price crashed from its all-time high of Rs 393 in August 2018 to under Rs 11 over the next two years.
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