Nifty Falls for Seventh Day, Sensex Ends 42 Points Lower

Nifty Falls for Seventh Day, Sensex Ends 42 Points Lower
3:36 p.m.: The 50-share Nifty fell for the seventh consecutive day to settle at 8,022 and the Sensex slipped 42 points on the back of selling in healthcare, auto, IT, and realty stocks.

For the most part of the day, the Sensex and Nifty traded in a tight range with a negative bias. The Sensex touched high of 26,604.65 and low of 26,438.32 and the Nifty traded in a range of 52 points.

From the Nifty-50 basket of stocks, 30 stocks declined while 20 stocks advanced.

Cairn India, Cipla, Bosch, Wipro, Dr Reddy's Labs, Sun Pharma, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto and Tech Mahindra were among the top losers. On the other hand, Vedanta, Hindalco, ICICI Bank, Power Grid, GAIL India and Ambuja Cements were among the gainers.

The broader markets also ended on a weak note. The BSE mid-cap and small-cap indices fell 0.3 per cent each.

On the sectoral front, pharma, realty, auto, IT and capital goods stocks faced the heat of selling pressure while some buying was seen in select banking, metal and power stocks.

3:21 p.m.: Indian stock markets have notched up the unwanted distinction of being the worst-performing emerging market in US dollar terms over the last three months.

China on the other hand has seen the most gains during the period and has emerged as the best performer vis-a-vis other emerging markets. (Click here for more)

3:11 p.m.: Vedanta, Hindalco, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors, Ambuja Cements, Tata Power and State Bank fo India among the top gainers on the Nifty.

3:00 p.m.: Rohit Srivastava, fund manager with Sharekhan told NDTV that trend is on the down side and going ahead the Nifty is likely to fall to 7,630 levels.

2:53 p.m.: Nifty 8,000 put option among the most active options contracts on the National Stock Exchange. The premium is up 6.3 per cent at Rs 119.30. Open interest at 5.26 million shares, up 10 per cent.

2:45 p.m.: Selling pressure visible across the board. Healthcare, auto, IT and realty stocks among the worst hit.

2:35 p.m.: The Sensex continued to trade in a tight range while Nifty was headed for the seventh day of fall. The Sensex slipped 57 points to 26,465 and Nifty was down 31 points at 8,013.

2:07 p.m.: Vedanta, Hindalco, HUL, Tata Motrs, ICICI Bank and HDFC among the prominent gainers on the Sensex.

2:04 p.m.: Cipla, Jindal Steel, Sun Pharma, ONGC, ITC and Hero MotoCorp among the top losers on the Sensex.

1:50 p.m.: BSE IT index slips 0.46 per cent; Tech Mahindra, Financial Technologies, HCL Technologies, Wipro and Infosys among the top losers.

1:35 p.m.: Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India shares gained over 6 per cent to an intraday high of Rs 250 per share on Tuesday as the company said that it will increase its stake in Holiday Club Resorts of Finland. (Click here to read)

1:22 p.m.: Bharat Forge, J P Associates, Punj Lloyd, Lanco Infratech, Jet Airways, Apollo Hospitals and HMT Ltd among the top losers on the CNX Mid-cap index.

1:13 p.m.: BSE metal index top sectoral gainer, up 1 per cent. Banking, power and consumer durables index also gain 0.4-0.7 per cent each.

1:05 p.m.: Banking stocks gain in noon deals. The Bank Nifty was up 0.5 per cent; Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank and State Bank on India among the top gainers.

12:51 p.m.: Markets were trading on a flat note in the noon deals on Tuesday. Sensex advanced 49 points to 26,572 and Nifty was up 4 points at 8,048.

12:43 p.m.: MSCI rejig could trigger $1 billion selloff in Indian markets (Click here to read)

12:34 p.m.: Cairn India, Cipla, Dr Reddy's Labs, Tech Mahindra, Punjab National Bank and Lupin among the top losers on the Nifty.

12:24 p.m.: Markets continue to trade on a subdued note. Sensex slips 11 points to 26,512 and Nifty slips 15 points to 8,028.

12:08 p.m.: Cipla shares fell as much as 2.85 per cent to hit intraday low of Rs 596.50 on Tuesday after the global pharma major Mylan launched generic MDI combination inhaler in United Kingdom on Monday. (Click here for details)

11:42 a.m.: Mid-cap index down 0.36 per cent and the small-cap index falls 0.3 per cent.

11:32 a.m.: Pharma stocks among the worst hit in trades so far; Cipla, Dr Reddy's Labs, Sun Pharma, Glenmark Pharma and Lupin were also among the losers.

11:26 a.m.: Markets trade on a subdued note. Sensex slips 4 points to 26,519 and Nifty falls 13 points to 8,031.

11:20 a.m.: Clariant Chemicals shares rose over 3 per cent to an intraday high of Rs 849 on Tuesday after the company said it will buy back shares at Rs 950 apiece, which is 15 per cent higher than Monday's closing price. (Click here to read)

11:11 a.m.: Ashu Madan, president with Religare Securities says that will not buy in current scenario despite a sharp correction as Nifty is in forming lower top lower bottom formation. Bias is on the negative side and it is a 'sell on rise' markets and not a 'buy on dips' type.

11:00 a.m.: All the sectors facing the heat of selling pressure. Realty, healthcare, capital goods, auto and IT stocks among the worst hit.

10:43 a.m.: Technical analyst say that the Nifty has important support zone between 7,990-8,020 levels.

10:30 a.m.: Sensex slips 41 points to 26,482 and Nifty down 24 points at 8,020. Cairn India to loser on Nifty, down 4.45 per cent at Rs 172. Bosch, Cipla, Dr Reddy's Labs, Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies also among the laggards.

10:26 a.m.: Motilal Oswal says that the fourth quarter earnings were extremely poor and earnings will have to pick up pace going ahead.

10:23 a.m.: Sun TV shares bounced back on Tuesday after crashing 28 per cent yesterday on fears that the broadcast major may have to take off its 33 channels off air. Sun TV shares gained as much as 5.3 per cent and were among the top traded stocks in the BSE 500 index. (Click here to read)

9:55.a.m.: Markets turn flat; Sensex up 5 points at 26,528 and Nifty down 7 points at 8,036.

9:51 a.m.: Unitech shares slumped as much as 14 per cent on Tuesday after the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission asked the realty developer to compensate buyers for delay in delivering homes under its Vistas project in Sector 70 in Gurgaon. (Click here for details)

9:46 a.m.:
SV Prasad, Chime Consulting: Correction in markets was the need of the hour; its good time for long-term investors to build a good portfolio.

9:42 a.m.: Shares of Vedanta rose as much as 1.6 per cent to Rs 180 after reports said that the metal and mining company is considering a merger of its subsidiary Cairn India with itself.

Shares of Cairn India however fell nearly 5 per cent. (Click here for details)

9:37 a.m.: The markets have rebounded from intraday low levels to trade in the positive territory. The Sensex was up 29 points at 26,552 and the Nifty advanced 3 points to 8.047. 

Meanwhile, buying was visible in banking, capital goods, consumer durables and metal stocks.

9:35 a.m.: Sun TV rebounds nearly 5 per cent after crashing over 20 per cent yesterday.

9:30 a.m.: Broader markets trade with a negative bias. The BSE mid-cap index slips 0.04 per cent and the smal-cap index down 0.2 per cent.

9:30 a.m.: Tata Steel is among the top losers on the Nifty the stock fell 3.15 per cent to Rs 293.30 as workers in Britain will go on strike on June 22, according to a statement from the GMB union, marking the biggest industrial action in the British steel industry in over three decades.

Other unions involved in the action are Community, Unite and UCATT. The four unions are in a dispute with the company over proposed changes to their pension scheme.

9:25 a.m.: Market outlook: Gaurang Shah of Geojit BNP Paribas says any pullback in markets could be shallow and short-lived.

9:15 a.m.: The markets have opened lower in trades on Tuesday tracking weak global cues. Selling pressure was visible in healthcare, FMCG, realty and consumer durable stocks.

From the Nifty-50 basket of stocks, 25 were declining while the equal number of stocks were gaining. Cairn India, Bosch, Tata Steel, Cipla, ITC and Sun Pharma were among the top losers.

9:00 a.m.: Rupee opens higher at 63.97/dollar against Monday's close of 64.08

8:00 a.m.: Nifty is likely to open in the negative territory tracking weak global cues. 

The Nifty which is traded on the Singapore Stock Exchange also known as the SGX Nifty was also trading 0.2 per cent or 18 points lower at 8,026.

On Monday, the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 749 crore while the domestic institutional investors purchased shares worth Rs 529 crore in the cash segment.

Meanwhile, the Asian stock markets were trading on a weak note. Hang Seng was down 0.8 per cent, Shanghai Composite fell 0.3 per cent and Japan's Nikkei declined 0.77 points or 157 points.

Overnight, U.S. stocks fell on Monday, with the Nasdaq declining nearly 1 per cent, as investors mulled the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates as early as September.

The declines followed three straight weeks of losses, with the Dow and S&P touching their lowest in a month.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 58.29 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 17,791.17, the S&P 500 lost 13.55 points, or 0.65 per cent, to 2,082.3 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 47.41 points, or 0.94 per cent, to 5,021.05.

Back home these shares will be in focus today:

Tata Steel: Tata Steel will be in focus today as workers in Britain will go on strike on June 22, according to a statement from the GMB union, marking the biggest industrial action in the British steel industry in over three decades.

Other unions involved in the action are Community, Unite and UCATT. The four unions are in a dispute with the company over proposed changes to their pension scheme.

Vedanta, Cairn India: Vedanta and Cairn India will be in focus today as reports suggest that Vedanta may merge its subsidiary Cairn India with itself. The move will give parent access to Cairn India's cash and it will also help in reducing debt for Vedanta.

Unitech: Unitech has lost a legal case against against buyers of Gurgaon project at National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

Jet Airways: Jet Airways has cut prices of its business class ticket by 25 per cent and fares of domestic network have been reduced for three days.