Global Indices 24-Mar Prev_Day Abs. Change
Russell 3000 1,152 1,056 96 9.14
Nasdaq 7,418 6,861 557 8.12
FTSE 5,446 4,994 452 9.05
Nikkei 18,092 16,888 1,205 7.13
Hang Seng 22,663 21,696 967 4.46
Indian Indices 24-Mar Prev_Day Abs. Change
S&P BSE Sensex 26,674 25,981 693 2.67
Nifty 50 7,801 7,610 191 2.51
Nifty 100 7,897 7,719 178 2.31
Nifty 500 6,365 6,243 122 1.96
Nifty Bank 17,107 16,918 190 1.12
S&P BSE Power 1,296 1,291 5 0.39
8,878 8,873 5 0.05
S&P BSE HC 11,264 11,007 257 2.33
Date P/E Div. Yield P/E Div. Yield
24-Mar 16.05 1.68 17.58 1.95
Month Ago 24.64 1.08 26.92 1.29
Year Ago 27.68 1.15 28.08 1.18
Nifty 50 Top 3 Gainers
Company 24-Mar Prev_Day
Infosys 590 526 12.03
Adani Ports & SEZ 232 208 11.53
Britannia Industries Limited 2365 2138 10.61
Nifty 50 Top 3 Losers Domestic News
Company 24-Mar Prev_Day
M&M 269 293 -8.32
Grasim Indus 400 433 -7.65
IndusInd Bank 312 336 -7.16
Advance Decline Ratio
Advances 890 783
Declines 1369 1053
Unchanged 154 103
Institutional Flows (Equity)
FII Flows* -41658
MF Flows** 34295
Mar 2020; **23
YoY(%) Current Year Ago
Data as on 23 Mar 2020
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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 gained as global equities went up after the U.S.
Federal Reserve announced limitless dollar funding. Back home, the finance
minister announced various relief measures like extending tax deadlines
but stopped short of rolling an economic package to deal with the
economic impact of the virus outbreak.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 gained 2.67% and
2.51% to close at 26,674.03 and 7,801.05 respectively. S&P BSE MidCap and
S&P BSE SmallCap gained 1.56% and 0.05% respectively.
• The overall market breadth on BSE was weak with 890 scrips advancing and
1,369 scrips declining. A total of 167 scrips remained unchanged.
• On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE IT was the major gainer, up 6.95%
followed by S&P BSE Teck, up 5.81% and S&P BSE Energy, up 4.26%. S&P
BSE Realty was the major loser, down 2.01% followed by S&P BSE Capital
Goods, down 0.73% and S&P BSE Basic Materials, down 0.5%.
• The government will soon announce a fiscal package to help the economy
face the impact of the coronavirus, the finance minister said.
• The finance minister announced various statutory and regulatory
compliance relief measures. The last date for filing belated income tax
return (ITR) for the FY19 has been extended from Mar 31 to Jun 30, 2020.
The deadline for filing returns of goods and services tax (GST) for Mar, Apr
and May 2020 has also been extended till Jun 30. The government has
extended the last date for linking PAN card with Aadhaar from Mar 31 to
• The government raised the threshold for invoking insolvency under
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to Rs. 1 crore from the current Rs. 1 lakh
with a view to prevent triggering of such proceedings against small and
medium enterprises that are facing the pandemic.
• The government announced supply of foodgrain to states for three months
in credit from the Food Corporation of India. The government said that it
aims to ensure an adequate supply of foodgrains to the public, and
financially assist the state governments and the Department of
Expenditure with this step. Separately, the finance ministry also announced
that there won’t be any pay cut for contractual workers employed with
central government ministries and departments if they don’t come to work
due to the requirement to stay at home to check spread of coronavirus.
• Asian equity markets gained handsomely after the U.S. Federal Reserve
announced unlimited Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities purchase.
This will help reduce currency and credit risks amid fears of a virus-induced
global recession. Today (as of Mar 25), Asian markets opened higher as
sentiment was buoyed by the all-out support shown by central banks,
especially U.S. Fed. Both Nikkei and Hang Seng were up 4.45% and 2.61%
(as at 8.a.m. IST), respectively.
• European markets gained on the back of U.S. Federal Reserve’s stimulus
measures, and lower number of new cases in Italy for a second day.
• U.S. markets came back from a historic low in the previous session to a
historic high, witnessing their best day in 87 years as investors expected a
stimulus bill to be passed soon to combat the virus-induced slowdown.