Global Indices 20-Mar Prev_Day Abs. Change
Dow Jones 24,727 24,611 116 0.47
Nasdaq 7,364 7,344 20 0.27
FTSE 7,061 7,043 18 0.26
Nikkei 21,381 21,481 -100 -0.47
Hang Seng 31,550 31,514 36 0.11
Indian Indices 20-Mar Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 32,997 32,923 74 0.22
Nifty 50 10,124 10,094 30 0.30
Nifty 100 10,478 10,444 34 0.33
Nifty Bank 24,168 24,245 -77 -0.32
SGX Nifty 10,164 10,109 55 0.54
S&P BSE Power 2,137 2,127 10 0.45
S&P BSE Small Cap 17,192 17,228 -36 -0.21
S&P BSE HC 13,444 13,385 60 0.44
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
20-Mar 22.72 1.19 24.69 1.29
Month Ago 23.34 1.18 25.09 1.09
Year Ago 22.54 1.40 23.70 1.22
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 20-Mar Prev_Day
Bharti Infratel 342 325 5.09
Tech Mahindra 633 610 3.85
Eicher Motors 28360 27403 3.49
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 20-Mar Prev_Day
Vedanta Limited 287 307 -6.54
Indian Oil 174 178 -2.28
ONGC 174 177 -1.56
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 1037 691
Declines 1652 1124
Unchanged 166 51
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* 10689
MF Flows** 27291
Mar 2018; **16
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Since May-17, MOSPI has revised base year of IIP & WPI from 2004-05 to 2011-12, and for CPI
from 2010 to 2012
• Indian equity markets closed in the green as investors resorted to value
buying following recent losses. Gains in IT and healthcare stocks boosted
the indices. However, gains were capped amid decline in metal stocks
following fall in Chinese iron ore prices. Also, reports that CBI has filed a
charge sheet against a slew of former senior officials of one of the largest
public-sector banks weighed on the market sentiment.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 grew 0.22% and
0.30%, respectively to close at 32,996.76 and 10,124.35. S&P BSE Mid-
Cap grew 0.21% and S&P BSE Small-Cap fell 0.21%.
• On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE Oil & Gas was the major loser, down
0.84%, followed by S&P BSE Energy that fell 0.66% and S&P BSE Metal
that declined 0.45%. S&P BSE Bankex and S&P BSE Utilities fell 0.42% and
0.18%, respectively. Among the gainers, S&P BSE Information Technology
was the major gainer, up 1.29%, followed by S&P BSE Teck 1.18%. S&P
BSE Telecom and S&P BSE Auto grew 0.64% and 0.49%, respectively. S&P
BSE Power and S&P BSE Healthcare rose 0.45% and 0.44%, respectively.
• Data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation showed that
passengers flown by domestic airlines grew 24.14% YoY in Feb 2018.
Domestic airlines carried 10.7 million passengers in Feb 2018 up from 8.6
million in Feb 2017. As a result, all key scheduled airlines flew with 80%
of their seats full.
• According to a major domestic credit rating agency, credit to micro,
small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to grow 12% to
14% over the next five years. The growth is expected to come on the
back of higher lending by non-banking finance companies (NBFC) to the
segment. According to reports, as on Mar 2017, credit to MSMEs stood
at Rs. 16 trillion.
• Data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed that the country’s
manufacturing sector witnessed an improvement in sales growth in the
third quarter of this fiscal on a yearly basis. However, net profit in the
sector remained subdued due to lack of support from other income.
According to the data, sales of manufacturing companies grew 14% in
the period from Oct to Dec of 2017-18 compared to similar period of the
previous fiscal, while net profit of manufacturing companies came down
2.4% during the same period. RBI also noted that demand improved for
chemical and chemical products, cement and cement products,
machinery and machine tools, motor vehicles and other transport
• Gail Limited received approval from Petroleum and Natural Gas
Regulatory Board (PNGRB) for the extension of 'Urja Ganga' pipeline up
to Guwahati in Assam. Currently, GAIL is laying a 2,655-km pipeline from
Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal and Bokaro in
Jharkhand and Dhamra in Odisha at a cost of Rs. 12,940 crore.
• State Bank of India (SBI) and India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation
(IMGC) has signed an agreement to offer mortgage guarantee scheme
for prospective non-salaried and self-employed home loan customers.
According to SBI, the offering will help increase home loan eligibility up
to 15% within the regulatory norms.
• Asian markets traded in the mixed as investors remained cautious
ahead of upcoming U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) Policy review. Global trade
worries also weighed on the sentiments. However, weak yen and
improved crude prices limited the loss. Today (As of Mar 21), Asian
markets opened moderately higher amid gains in technology, energy and
industrial stocks. Investors awaited Fed decisions and earnings of large-
cap Hong Kong-listed corporates. Hang seng grew 1.16% (as at 8.a.m.
IST). Nikkei remained closed.
• As per the last close, European markets ended higher amid drop in the
value of euro and the pound sterling, thereby providing a bit boost to the
stock markets. However, gains were capped as investors remained
cautious ahead of the policy decisions by Fed and the Bank of England.
• As per the last close, U.S markets ended almost higher amid
expectations that Fed would soothe investor concerns that interest rates
will rise too fast. However, gains were capped by decline in stock of a
U.S. technology major amid some allegations, that negatively impacted
the technology sector.