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Sensex Today | Share Market Live Updates: Sensex climbs 230pts, Nifty at 22,100; IT down, Auto, Pharma, health, PSB up

22 Mar 2024, 11:53 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Kotal Institutional Equities gives update on battery electric vehicles versus hybrid vehicles, says battle to intensify

Sensex Today Live : Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road, Transport & Highways, proposed a tax reduction for hybrid vehicles to 12% from 28%/43% for sub-4m and above-4m hybrid vehicles, respectively.

If the proposed policy is implemented, the ex-showroom prices of the hybrids are likely to come down by 21% and TCO will become favorable for hybrids as compared to pure EVs.

Incrementally, OEMs (especially Japanese) may accelerate product introductions with strong hybrid technologies, which may hamper EV adoption in the near term.

If the proposed policy on hybrid vehicles is implemented, ex-showroom prices of hybrids are likely to come down by 21%. There are five hybrid models on road, which include Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara & Invicto, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder & Innova Hycross and Honda City. For instance, the price of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Alpha (AT), which is currently sold at an ex-showroom price of 1.7 mn, which is likely to come down to 1.34 mn. Also, ex-showroom price of Maruti Suzuki Invicto will come down to 2 mn from 2.5 mn.

TCO of hybrid vehicles with proposed tax policy will be lower than EV vehicles

Also, we believe that there can be more launches of strong hybrids across segments, which may impact adoption of EVs in the near term given favorable TCO and no charging requirements unlike EVs.

Globally, Japanese and Korean OEMs have hybrid electric (HEV) offerings, while in India, Japanese OEMs have a few hybrid offerings, placing them in a sweet spot to capitalize on the proposed policy change.

If the proposed taxation structure is implemented, we believe hybrid adoption can increase in other segments as well (SUVs, sedan and hatchback).

We also expect customers delaying their EV/hybrid purchases as OEMs may progressively prioritize the introduction of hybrid variants for current models and potentially unveiling new models in the coming years.

This will definitely impact pure electric vehicle sales in the near term and there can be increase in competitive intensity as Tata Motors and M&M (focusing on pure EVs) may resort to further price cuts (including passing on the benefits of PLI to end-consumers) to drive sales for pure EVs.

22 Mar 2024, 11:42 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Kotal Institutional Equities gives update on Accenture

Sensex Today Live : Accenture reported a weak quarter and cut FY2024 revenue growth (August year-ends) guidance to 1-3% from 2-5% earlier. The cut in organic guidance is sharper noting enhanced M&A contribution to FY2024E revenues. The guidance cut captures deterioration in discretionary spending and further cut in short-cycle programs. Read-through is negative for the rest of the IT services sector and indicates higher-than-expected weakness in spending.

Key Highlights:

Demand environment. Clients continue to prioritize invest large-scale transformations that convert to revenue more slowly, while further limiting discretionary spending, particularly in smaller projects. Continued delays in decision-making and a slower pace of spending.

Growth composition. Revenue growth hit mid-single digit or higher in public services, life sciences, health, utilities, energy and hi-tech. In North America, growth in public services was offset by declines in banking capital markets, software and platforms and communications and media. In EMEA, growth in public services was offset by declines in communications and media and banking capital markets. Revenue growth in Italy was offset by declines in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland. In growth markets, revenue growth was led by banking capital markets, industrial, public service and chemicals and natural resources. Revenue growth was driven by Japan and Argentina, partially offset by declines in Australia and Brazil.

Guidance composition. Consulting will be flat at midpoint of guidance. Managed services will grow in mid-single digit in FY2024.

Technology opportunities. Cloud, data, AI, security, modern platforms such as ERP and security continue to present elevated opportunities for Accenture. As client spending increases, Accenture can benefit from pent-up demand.

2HFY24. Revenue growth will increase on yoy basis in 2HFY24 due to higher contribution from inorganic growth and ramp-up of large deals.

Other highlights. Clients can reduce spending on services quickly compared to software. Client spending is tied to tech budgets and macro. 39 clients signed quarterly bookings greater than US$100 mn.

22 Mar 2024, 11:25 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : IDFC First Bank share price in focus after MD & CEO gifts 7 lakh equity shares to 5 people not related to him

Sensex Today Live : IDFC First Bank shares are in focus today due to an act of generosity by the company’s Managing Director. He has given away 7 lakh equity shares to five individuals who have no relation to him.

The bank disclosed in a stock exchange filing that its Managing Director & CEO, V. Vaidyanathan, presented 7,00,000 of the company’s equity shares that he owned to five individuals on March 21, without any exchange of value.

IDFC First Bank clarified that the beneficiaries of this gift have no connection to V. Vaidyanathan as per the definitions of related parties in the Companies Act or SEBI Regulations. The bank emphasized that these transactions were carried out without any consideration. (Read the full story here.)

22 Mar 2024, 11:10 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Mahindra Lifespace Developers received order to pay ₹10.63 crore in penalty in Bhiwandi

Sensex Today Live : Mahindra Lifespace Developers informed the exchanges today that it has been ordered by the Executive Magistrate, Bhiwandi, to make a payment of 10.63 crores for alleged non-adherence to certain provisions of the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code, 1966.

In the exchange filing, the company, said, “The Company has received an Order from the Office of Tahsildar and Executive Magistrate, Bhiwandi to make payment of Rs.10,62,69,108/- (Rupees Ten Crore Sixty -Two Lakh Sixty Nine Thousand One Hundred and Eight only) for alleged non-adherence to certain applicable provisions of the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code, 1966. “

The order alleges that the Company has carried out certain activities which are not in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code,1966.

However, the company said that it believes it has a strong case on merits and is pursuing suitable legal avenues, including contesting the Order with the competent authority.

22 Mar 2024, 11:02 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : 11 am Market update

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices had pared some of their losses, but were still in the red on Friday, led by mixed cues from global peers.

At 11 am, Sensex was up 58.53 points, or 0.08%, at 72,699.72, and Nifty was up 25.50 points, or 0.12%, at 22,037.45.

22 Mar 2024, 10:49 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : NITCO received show cause notice from Sebi for various violations

Sensex Today Live : NITCO Ltd., informed the exchanges today that it has been served a show cause notice by markets regulator Sebi.

In an exchange filing, the company said, “We hereby inform you that the Company has received Show Cause Notice (SCN) dated March 20, 2024, issued by Securities and Exchange Board of India.”

The exchange filing said, “The SCN alleges that:

1. The Company has not complied with the provisions of IND- AS 36, 109 and 24.

2. CMD has violated few clauses of provisions of Regulations 4, 17 r/w Regulations 33, 34 and 48 of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 and Section 27 of the SEBI Act, 1992.

The Noticees have been directed to reply to SCN within the stipulated timelines”

22 Mar 2024, 10:28 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Man Infraconstruction bags ₹2,100 crore project in South Mumbai

Sensex Today Live : Man Infraconstruction informed the exchanges today that it has bagged an uber luxurious sea-facing residential project near Marine Lines in South Mumbai that has a total revenue potential of 2,100 crores, which could generate a profit before tax north of 400 crores.

In an exchange filing, the company said, “MICL group intends to deliver this project in a span of 5 years from launch date. With the total construction area of approximately 22 lakh square feet offering a RERA carpet area of around 5.3 lakh square feet for sale, the project is expected to generate total sales value of above Rs. 2,100 crore”.

The company added that the project is executed under its asset-light development management model and it has secured a Letter of Intent (LOI) from Shreepati Zaoba Housing LLP.

MICL is poised to achieve an expected Profit Before Tax of Rs. 400+ crore from this project, the company said, adding that it will comprise of the DM fees, Project Management Consultancy (PMC) fee on construction and an interest income on the initial investment made by the company in the project.

22 Mar 2024, 10:10 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Castrol partners with KTM as official Performance Partner for KTM Cup Season 2

Sensex Today Live : Castrol India informed the exchanges today that it has tied up with KTM as the official performance partner for KTM Cup Season 2.

Castrol India, in an exchange filing, said, Castrol POWER1, the company’s performance lubricant will be powering the upcoming second season of the KTM Cup 2024 as the official Performance Partner.

It added that this association is strategically aligned with the brand’s increasing focus on driving and strengthening performance motorsports in India. KTM Cup is India’s largest Racing Championship that attracts participation from all over the country.

Rohit Talwar, Vice President and Head of Marketing of Castrol India Limited, said, “I am excited to unveil our dynamic collaboration with KTM as a performance partner. As a first we will be powering the electrifying KTM Cup Season 2. This collaboration epitomizes our dedication to excellence and innovation in performance engine oils”.

22 Mar 2024, 10:02 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : 10 am Market update

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices had pared some of their losses, but were still in the red on Friday, led by mixed cues from global peers.

At 10 am, Sensex was down 92.06 points, or 0.13%, at 72,549.13, and Nifty was down 14.20 points, or 0.06%, at 21,997.75.

22 Mar 2024, 09:55 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : TCS, Wipro to Infosys: Why are Indian IT stocks falling after Accenture share price crash — explained

Sensex Today Live : Following the release of weak guidance by Accenture, the global IT giant’s share price plummeted over 9 percent on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). This resulted in a decline in the American Depository Receipt (ADR) shares of Indian IT heavyweights Wipro and Infosys. Accenture’s share price experienced a steep sell-off after the company downgraded its full-year revenue growth forecast to 1 percent to 3 percent, lower than the initial estimates of 3 percent to 5 percent.

This substantial reduction in Accenture’s revenue guidance impacted Indian IT shares in early Friday trading, with the Nifty IT index falling by approximately 3 percent. Major Indian IT companies such as Wipro, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and HCL Technologies saw their shares turn red following a significant drop from their Thursday closing prices.

This sell-off in IT stocks pulled the Indian stock market into the red, with the Nifty 50 and Sensex dipping around 0.30 percent in the early morning session. (Read the full story here.)

22 Mar 2024, 09:40 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : DB Realty (now Valor Estate) settles loan dispute with Bank of India; bank to withdraw insolvency petition against the realty major

Sensex Today Live : DB Realty (now knows as Valor Estate) informed the exchanges today that it has settled the dues of Pune Buildtech Pvt. Ltd. through a one time settlement with Bank of India, resolving the insolvency petition the bank had filed with the NCLT, Mumbai.

In an exchange filing, the company, said, “In the matter of Financial Creditor invoking the Corporate Guarantee given by the Company in the past for loan availed by principal borrower, Pune Buildtech Private Limited (Borrower), we have to inform that Borrower and Financial Creditor have agreed to file Consent Terms with NCLAT, New Delhi pursuant to the One Time Settlement entered into between the Financial Creditor and Borrower. Accordingly, the Financial Creditor shall withdraw any and all other CIRP proceedings instituted, and actions taken by it under any law against the Company and others in the said matter and as a result the NCLT order dated July 4 th, 2023 passed against the company shall be set aside.”

The company added that the long pending issue between the Bank of India and the company stands resolved without any liability whatsoever to it.

22 Mar 2024, 09:25 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Sector Indices Heat Map

Sensex Today Live : Across sectors, the IT index had tanked 3.30%, followed by Metal and Oil & Gas, which were down 0.29%, and 0.25%, respectively. The Realty index was up 1.13%.

22 Mar 2024, 09:23 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Broader market indices heat map

Sensex Today Live : The broader market was in the green but muted, with the BSE MidCap index up 0.01%, and the BSE SmallCap index was up 0.38%. 

22 Mar 2024, 09:21 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Gainers and Losers on Nifty

Sensex Today Live : Sun Pharma, Cipla, UPL, Titan, and Bharti Airtel, were the top gainers on the Nifty 50, while IT stocks HCL Tech, Wipro, Infosys, LTIMindtree, and TCS, were the top losers. 

22 Mar 2024, 09:20 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Gainers and Losers on Sensex

Sensex Today Live : Sun Pharma, Titan, Bharti Airtel, ITC, and HUL, were the top gainers on the Sensex, while HCLTech, Wipro, Infosys, TCS, and Tech Mahindra, were the top drags. 

22 Mar 2024, 09:18 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Opening Bell

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices opened in the red on Friday, led by mixed cues from global peers.

At opening bell, Sensex was down 261.20 points, or 0.36%, at 72,379.99 and Nifty was down 73.55 points, or 0.33%, at 21,938.40.

22 Mar 2024, 09:10 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Benchmark indices fall during pre-open

Sensex Today Live : Indian benchmark indices were red at pre-open on Friday, led by mixed signals from global markets.

Sensex was down 409.53 points, or 0.56%, at 72,231.66, and Nifty was down 79.75 points, or 0.36%, at 21,932.20 during pre-open.

22 Mar 2024, 09:07 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Gensol Engineering secures ₹520 crore solar PV project in Maharashtra

Sensex Today Live : Gensol Engineering today informed the exchanges that it has secured the largest-ever turnkey EPC order in size and value from a leading power generation utility in the state of Maharashtra.

The project involves the development of a 100 MWAC/135 MWp ground-mount solar PV power project across 500 acres in Maharashtra with a total order value of 520 crore.

Commenting on the new project, Ali Imran Naqvi, CEO of Gensol Engineering (EPC Business), said, “We are thankful for the trust shown by the leading state power generation utility in India in Gensol, it reflects our expanding expertise as a comprehensive provider of end-to-end solar solutions. This project will play a critical role in India’s clean energy transition and decarbonised future, and we stand 100% committed to this goal while bringing in the right energy mix”.

22 Mar 2024, 08:54 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : For emerging markets, the tide seems to be turning on hopes of a rate cut

Sensex Today Live : Global investors appear to be regaining interest in emerging markets (EMs), driven by the anticipation of three interest rate reductions by the US Federal Reserve in 2024.

As anticipated, the US Fed maintained the Federal Funds rate at 5.25%-5.5% on Wednesday. The commentary from Fed chair Jerome Powell suggested that the recent surge in US inflation and a robust labour market would not deter the central bank from implementing rate cuts. This has strengthened investor confidence in Asian equities on Thursday. (Read the full story here.)

22 Mar 2024, 08:31 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Nifty 50, Sensex today: What to expect from Indian stock market in trade on March 22

Sensex Today Live : The Indian stock market, represented by the Sensex and Nifty 50 indices, is anticipated to have a subdued start on Friday due to mixed signals from global markets. The Gift Nifty trends also suggest a lukewarm kick-off for the Indian benchmark index, trading around the 22,091 mark, nearly 15 points lower than the previous close of Nifty futures.

On the previous day, the domestic equity indices ended with substantial gains, with the Nifty 50 closing above the 22,000 mark. The Sensex soared by 539.50 points to end at 72,641.19, while the Nifty 50 increased by 172.85 points, or 0.79%, to settle at 22,011.95.

The Nifty 50 chart showed a small positive candle with minor upper and lower shadows, along with a gap-up opening. According to Nagaraj Shetti, Senior Technical Research Analyst at HDFC Securities, this pattern technically signifies a market rebound following a downward correction. After recently negating a bullish pattern of higher tops and bottoms, the current rebound is expected to form a lower top in the upcoming sessions. (Read the full story here.)

22 Mar 2024, 08:15 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : 8 key things that changed for market overnight – Gift Nifty, BoE policy to Accenture’s guidance cut

Sensex Today Live : The local equity market is anticipated to commence on a subdued note this Friday, taking cues from a mixed global market. Asian markets exhibited a mixed trend, with Japan’s Nikkei reaching an unprecedented high. Concurrently, US stock indices concluded at record closing levels, buoyed by the optimism surrounding potential interest rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve this year.

On the previous day, the Indian stock market’s benchmark indices concluded with substantial gains. This was propelled by comprehensive buying, spurred by positive global indicators following the US Federal Reserve’s indication of three interest rate cuts this year.

The Sensex escalated by 539.50 points or 0.75%, culminating at 72,641.19, while the Nifty 50 rose by 172.85 points or 0.79%, settling at 22,011.95.

Siddhartha Khemka, Head of Retail Research at Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd, expressed expectations for the market recovery to persist in the coming days. He highlighted that large caps are favorably positioned in terms of valuation comfort and growth visibility. However, he cautioned that volatility in the broader market remains a possibility. (Read the full story here.)

22 Mar 2024, 08:11 AM IST
Sensex Today Live : Global peers, Gifty Nifty up, indicating a strong opening for Indian markets

Sensex Today Live : With most global peers climbing up, Indian markets looked poised to have a strong trading session ahead of the long weekend today. Gift Nifty futures were also trading ahead of Nifty 50’s Thursday close.

At 8 am, Gift Nifty was at 22,071, 60 points ahead of Nifty 50’s Thursday close of 22,011.95.

Asian stocks were near a weekly gain on Friday and the Nikkei charged to a record high, riding a rally from its global counterparts after a surprise rate cut from the Swiss National Bank had investors wagering who could be next.

The SNB’s 25 basis point rate cut on Thursday proved a shot in the arm for global risk sentiment as markets raced ahead to bet on big central banks lowering borrowing costs this year, sending Wall Street closing at record highs.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ran into some profit taking in early trade on Friday after jumping nearly 2% in the previous session, and was last 0.17% lower. Still, the index was on track to gain more than 1% for the week.

Other benchmarks in Asia also scaled new peaks, with Japan’s Nikkei and the Taiwan weighted index charging to record highs. Both were on track for a weekly gain of nearly 6% and 3%, respectively.

South Korea’s KOSPI similarly hit a two-year top.

Elsewhere, stocks in China and Hong Kong were a sea of red, with the blue-chip CSI300 index down more than 0.5% and the Hang Seng Index nearly 2% weaker, thanks to the yuan’s slide past the 7.2 per dollar level for the first time since November.

In commodities, Brent fell 43 cents to $85.35 a barrel, while U.S. crude eased 41 cents to $80.66 per barrel.

Spot gold was down 0.28% at $2,174.89 an ounce, after hitting an all-time high on Thursday.

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