Budget 2018 Market Updates: Sensex Closes Below 36,000, Pharma, Banking Stocks Fall

On the day of Union Budget 2018, Sensex fell 58 points, or 0.16%, to close at 35,907 points. Nifty closed 11 points, or 0.10%, lower to close at 11,017 points

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Budget 2018 Market Updates: Sensex Closes Below 36,000, Pharma, Banking Stocks Fall

Union Budget 2018 Market Updates: Sensex, Nifty fell in the closing hours

Sensex Nifty declined on the Union Budget Day owing to a multitude of negative or at least not-so-positive cues that include re-imposition of 10% tax on the long term gains to the tune of Rs 1,00,000 when equity and equity mutual funds are sold after holding for over one year. Besides this, there was no positive cue for the corporate sector, while government expressed a lot of commitment to the agrarian sector in the Budget Speech.

Sensex had fallen by 463 points to the day's low of Rs 35,501.74 against the previous session's closing of 35,965.02. Nifty had also fallen by 148 points to 10,878.80 against the previous session's closing of 11,027.70 points. The BSE Sensex rose initially beyond the 36,100-level, while the NSE Nifty rose past the 11,050-level, before paring some of the gains. The caution emanated from the disproportionate focus on rural economy. Arun Jaitley said that emphasis is being given on generating higher income for farmers. "The government wants to help farmers produce more and realise higher prices. We are firmly on path to achieve 8% growth. The Budget will focus on strengthening agricultural and rural economy," Jaitley said.

As the FM's speech chiefly focusses on soaps for rural economy, the capital markets didn't seem enthused. Among Sensex stocks, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), IndusInd Bank and Hero MotoCorp were the top gainers. Sensex stocks are believed to be over-priced since the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is currently at 25.42.

 

Budget 2018 Markets Live: Latest Updates Of Sensex, Nifty


Feb 01, 2018
16:17 (IST)
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) rises 4.44%, L&T rises 2.77%, IndusInd Bank rises 2.44%, Bajaj Auto rises 2.13% and Asian Paints rises 1.89%. At the same time, ONGC falls 4.06%, Sun Pharma falls 3.99%, Dr Reddy falls 3%, SBI falls 2.3% and ICICI Bank falls 2.04%
Feb 01, 2018
15:35 (IST)
Sensex fell 58 points, or 0.16%, to close at 35,907 points. Nifty closed 11 points, or 0.10%, lower to close at 11,017 points
Feb 01, 2018
15:24 (IST)
Sensex falls 65 points, or 0.18%, to trade at 35,900 points. Nifty falls 15 points to trade at 11,013 points. SunPharmam Dr Reddy, ONGC are top losers among Sensex stocks
Feb 01, 2018
14:36 (IST)
Sensex rises 34 points, or 0.09% to trade at 35,999 points. Nifty rises 8 points, or 0.07%, to trade at 11,036 points. The caution prevails on the re-introduction of 10% tax on long term capital gains (LTCG) on the gains amounting to Rs 1 lakh or above.
Feb 01, 2018
13:40 (IST)
Sensex swings back to green as it surges 235 points to trade at 36,200 points. Nifty rose 34 points, or 0.31%, to trade at 11,062 points. Sensex had fallen by 463 points to the day's low of Rs 35,501.74 against previous session;s closing of 35,965.02. Nifty fell by 148 points to 10,878.80 against the previous session's closing of 11,027.70 points. 
Feb 01, 2018
13:18 (IST)
Sensex edges up 80 points, or 0.22%, to trade at 36,046 points. Nifty trades slightly higher by 10 points, 0.09% to trade at 11,038 points. This happened after finance minister Arun Jaitley announced 10% tax on long term capital gains (LTCG) of Rs 1,00,000 or above on equity or equity mutual funds. 
Feb 01, 2018
13:03 (IST)
Sensex falls 97 points to trade at 35,867 points. Nifty falls 47 points to trade at 10,980 points after FM jaitley announced 10% tax on LTCG of Rs 1,00,000 on equity an equity mutual funds. The gains will accrue if the shares are sold after holding for one year
Feb 01, 2018
12:49 (IST)
Sensex lost 228 points to trade at 35,737 points. Nifty fell 13 points to trade at 11015 points. Sensex lost 509 points off the day's high of 36,226.97 points. Similarly, Nifty lost 151 points off the day's high of 11,103 points to plunge to 10,951.75 points
Feb 01, 2018
12:23 (IST)
BSE Sensex sheds a whopping 360 points from the day's high of 36,227 points to plunge to 35,866 points. Similarly Nifty sheds 110 points to decline from the day's high of 11,103.5 points to 10,992.8 points. The trigger seems to be the disproportionately higher focus on rural economy in the Budget speech. 
Feb 01, 2018
12:18 (IST)
The S&P BSE Sensex 30 falls 27 points to trade at 35,938 points against the intra day high of 36,227 points. The NSE Nifty 50 trades marginally higher at 11,043 points against the day's high of 11,103 points. 
Feb 01, 2018
12:02 (IST)
Sensex pares early gains and trades just 139 points, or 0.39%, higher to trade at 36,104 points against the day's high of 36,226.97 points. Similarly, The NSE's Nifty 50 pared some of the gains to trade 44.7 points, or 0.41%, higher to trade at 11,072 point against the day's high of 11,103.50 points. As the Budget speech primarily focusses on soaps for rural economy, the capital markets don't seem enthused.  
Feb 01, 2018
11:46 (IST)
Real estate stocks surge as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promises big boost to the sector and promises one crore houses to be built under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in rural areas
The BSE Realty Index rises by 0.92%, while Nifty Realty Index Soars by over 1%. Phoenix realty is higher by 4%. India Real estate rises by 1.9%
Feb 01, 2018
11:24 (IST)
Farm focusssed stocks surge. Arun Jaitley said, "PM gave clarion call to double farmers income by 2022. Our emphasis is on increasing their incomes."
Feb 01, 2018
11:18 (IST)

Sensex rises by 217 points to hit 36,182 points. Nifty rises 55 points to hit 11,083 points. Nifty realty index rises 1.29%, Nifty auto jumps 0.72%, and nifty bank index rises by 0.67%. TCS, IndusInd Bank and ITC rise by nearly 2%

Feb 01, 2018
11:08 (IST)
Sensex rises 180 points, or 0.5% higher, to trade at 36,145 points. The Nifty rises 48 points, or 0.43% higher to trade at 11,076 points
Feb 01, 2018
10:48 (IST)
Bonds were range-bound, with the benchmark 10-year bond yield flat at 7.43 percent, reported Reuters. The rupee weakened to 63.6650 from its 63.58 close on Wednesday, tracking a stronger dollar after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled its confidence about inflation and growth in the world's biggest economy. Investors in India are keenly waiting to see how much India widens its fiscal deficit for the year starting in April, from the current projection of 3.0 percent of gross domestic product. A Reuters poll showed most economists expect a 3.2 percent deficit as the government looks to increase investments in key areas such as agriculture to bolster its prospects in upcoming elections.

"If the budget is committed to fiscal consolidation and there is no additional tax burden on capital market investments then it will be welcomed cheerfully by investors," said Sudhakar Pattabiraman, head of research operations at MarketSmith, which is part of financial services provider William O'Neil, reported Reuters.
Feb 01, 2018
10:08 (IST)
The budget will be watched closely for the fiscal deficit target for the next year. The Economic Survey, which was tabled on Monday, called for a pause in fiscal consolidation, leading to concerns that the government could widen its fiscal deficit targets for 2018-19.
Feb 01, 2018
10:05 (IST)
Sensex jumps 225 points, or 0.62% higher to trade at 36,190 points. Nifty rises 63 points, 0.57% higher to trade at 11,091 points. L&T, TCS, M&M are top gainers on BSE an NSE. 
Feb 01, 2018
09:39 (IST)
Tata Steel, Infosys, PowerGrid, NTPC, DrReddy's Labsand SunPharma fall between 0.50% to 1.29%. TCS, IndusInd Bank and ONGC are among the top gainers.
Feb 01, 2018
09:33 (IST)
BSE Sensex opens 83.97 points higher at 36,048.99 points, Nifty rises 16.85 points higher at 11,044.55 points. 
Feb 01, 2018
09:30 (IST)
BSE capital goods index is the maximum BSE gainer as the index jumps by 2.26%. Thermax rises by 4.8%, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) rises by 3.36%, Kalpat Power rises by 3.31%. 
Feb 01, 2018
09:20 (IST)
Sensex trades 154 points, 0.43% higher to trade at 36,119 points. The NSE Nifty trades 37 points, 0.33% higher, to trade at 11,064 points. L&T, M&M, TCS are the major gainers.
Feb 01, 2018
09:15 (IST)

In the pre-open session, 30-share Sensex trades 36,068 points, 103 points higher. The early signs offer optimism to the traders. Larsen & Toubro(L&T), Tata Motors, Asian Paints, and SBI(State Bank of India) are the major gainerson BSE.

Feb 01, 2018
08:21 (IST)
Budget 2018-19 could possibly set the direction for the market for near term, says HDFC Securities.  Deepak Jasani of HDFC Securities says Nifty has support immediate support at 10975. If this level is broken, then markets may see a correction, he added.  Nifty had closed 22 lower at 11,027 on Wednesday. 
Feb 01, 2018
08:21 (IST)
From Budget 2017 to Budget 2018, the Sensex is up nearly 30 per cent. Midcap and smallcap stocks have seen bigger rally. If the government sticks to the fiscal deficit target of 3.2 per cent or even below that in Budget 2018-19, stock markets could see a rally while bond yields could also fall sharply, say experts. 
Feb 01, 2018
08:20 (IST)
Sensex and Nifty would be focused on the fiscal deficit  for 2018-19, to be announced in Budget 2018-19. The Dalal Street is expecting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to peg fiscal deficit target in Budget 2018-19 at 3.2 per cent, higher than the 3 per cent  envisaged by the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act. A fiscal deficit above 3.2 per cent could hit Sensex and Nifty and send bond yields higher, say experts. 
Feb 01, 2018
08:20 (IST)
Sensex and Nifty are set to open higher ahead of Budget 2018 with Nifty futures on Singapore exchange trading 28 points higher. Asian markets are mostly higher after US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged overnight. However, the Fed said that inflation is likely to rise further this year. The Wall Street also ended higher, leaving a positive global cue for Indian stock markets.
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