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Sensex, Nifty climb to a new peak on hopes of reforms

PTI | Last Updated: Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 08:20

Mumbai: Both the key indices, S&P BSE benchmark Sensex and CNX Nifty, climbed to a new peak during the week on fresh buying from operators and investors on hopes of strong economic reforms in the first budget under the Narendra Modi government.

Strong foreign capital inflows into equity market along with upbeat US data and easing oil prices boosted the market sentiment.

Shares of Auto, Power, Healthcare, Capital Goods, Metal, PSU and Banking firmed up on good buying enquiries.

Small-cap and Mid-cap shares also moved up on good demand from retail investors.

The Sensex opened higher at 25,179.55 and moved up further to an all-time high of 25,999.08 before ending at 25,962.06, showing a sharp gain of 862.14 points or 3.43 percent. It had lost 296.54 or 1.17 percent in the previous three weeks.

The NSE 50-share Nifty also rose to an all-time high of 7,758.00 before finishing the week at 7,751.60, showing a gain of 242.80 points or 3.23 percent. It had also by 74.60 points or 0.98 percent in the previous three weeks.

Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 4,367.51 cr during the week as per the SEBI data, including the provisional figure of July 4.

US stocks rose with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting 17,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 index also scaling records after June jobs report.

Now, the countdown has begun for the Union Budget and market participants are eyeing pre-budget rally, said Jayant Manglik, President-retail distribution, Religare Securities.

Uptick in manufacturing sector growth and signs of pickup in auto sales outweighed concerns of a poor monsoon. India's manufacturing sector growth in June expanded at the fastest pace since February, supported by growing order flows, especially from overseas, an HSBC survey said.

On the global front, growth in China's manufacturing in June indicating arrest in slowdown in the world's second- biggest economy also the another factor behind rise in share prices.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comments fuelled buying on hopes the Union Budget next week would list steps to curb surging deficit and rev up growth.

"The participants responded positively to the statement made by the Finance Minister that the government would take bold decisions in the forthcoming Budget (July 10) to revive the economy," said Jayant Manglik, President-retail distribution, Religare Securities.

Trading on the BSE was disrupted for three hours due to network outage on July 3rd.

Among the 30-share Sensex pack, 28 stocks gained and only two of them declined in the week.

Major gainers from the Sensex pack were Tata Motors (8.37 percent), Maruti Suzuki (7.88 percent), Hidnalco Ind (7.51 percent), BHEL (7.33 percent), Sun Pharma (7.25 percent), M&M (6.52 percent), ICICI Bank (5.61 percent), SSLT (5.50 percent), Dr Reddy's Lab (5.04 percent), HDFC Bank (5.02 percent), Larsen (4.56 percent), ITC (4.21 percent), HDFC (3.40 percent), Tata Power (3.28 percent), Coal India (3.11 percent), RIL (2.47 percent), Cipla (2.42 percent), ONGC (2.64 percent) and SBI (2.36 percent).

Among the S&P BSE sectoral indices, Auto rose by 5.91 percent followed by Power 5.18 percent, HC 5.18 percent, CG 4.89 percent, Metal 3.88 percent, PSU 3.77 percent and Bankex 3.74 percent.

Small-cap and Mid-cap indices also rose by 4.85 percent and 3.70 percent, respectively.

Total market turnover on the BSE and the NSE rose to Rs 16,906.51 crore and Rs 89,279.00 crore respectively from the last weekend's level of Rs 16,443.20 crore and Rs 84,601.92 crore.

First Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 14:56
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