The retreat in Asian stocks from historic highs triggered by concerns about outsized gains took a pause on Thursday.
The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, was little changed at 10,147 as of 7:00 a.m.
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Here’s a quick look at all that could influence equities on Thursday.
- The S&P 500 notched its fourth drop in five days, retreating from near session highs in the final half hour of trading on a report that a key Republican opposes the Senate’s latest tax bill.
- Energy shares led declines as crude continued its slide toward $55 a barrel.
- A renewed commodities slump overshadowed data showing the U.S. consumer remains robust, while inflation data helped boost bank shares.
- The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1 percent, after touching the lowest in almost four weeks.
- The Stoxx Europe 600 Index sank 0.6 percent, after hitting the lowest in seven weeks with its sixth consecutive decline.
- The Topix index swung between gains and losses. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average added 0.4 percent.
- Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index was flat.
- South Korea’s markets will open an hour later because of national exam day.
- Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index futures climbed 0.4 percent.
- Futures on the S&P 500 Index were little changed. The underlying gauge fell 0.6 percent Wednesday.
Here are some key events investors are watching this week:
- Bank of England officials address the bank’s future on Thursday, while European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi speaks Friday.
- A string of Fed appearances may further illuminate the FOMC’s commitment to a December hike.
- West Texas Intermediate crude was steady at $55.30 a barrel after dropping 0.7 percent.
- Gold was little changed at $1,278.74 an ounce.
- Sugar ended lower for second day at 15.09 cents a pound; down 0.07 percent
- Steel trades lower for second day; down 1.23 percent.
- Aluminium snaps two-day losing streak; up 0.36 percent.
- Zinc trades lower for second day; down 0.54 percent .
- Copper trades lower for second day; down 0.45 percent.
- Rubber trades lower for second day; down 1.55 percent .
Earnings To Watch
- Ahluwalia Contracts
- Honda Siel
- Bharat Matrimony
Wonder La (Q2, YoY)
- Revenue up 1.2 percent at Rs 49.4 crore.
- Net profit down 37.8 percent at Rs 2.3 crore.
- EBITDA up 20.65 percent at Rs 11.1 crore.
- Margin at 22.5 percent versus 18.9 percent.
CARE Ratings (Q2, YoY)
- Revenue up 12.3 percent at Rs 91 crore.
- Net profit up 2 percent at Rs 48.3 crore.
- EBITDA up 11 percent at Rs 66.5 crore.
- Margin at 73.1 percent versus 74.1 percent.
New India Assurance (Q2, YoY)
- Gross written premium up 12.2 percent at Rs 6,489.2 crore.
- Profit up 187.5 percent at Rs 748.3 crore.
- Combined ratio improved to 112.5 percent.
- Solvency ratio stood at 2.24 from 2.04.
TD Power Systems (Q2, YoY)
- Revenue up 19.4 percent at Rs 126 crore.
- Net profit at Rs 5 crore.
- EBITDA at Rs 9 crore.
- Margin at 7.1 percent versus 1.4 percent.
Stocks To Watch
- Reliance Communication said it is not making any payment to lenders for time being.
- CRISIL to buy entire stake in Pragmatix Services for Rs 56 crore.
- NHAI terminates agreement with Atlanta for Gujarat project.
- RBL Bank acquired additional 2.08 percent stake in Swadhaar Finserve, increasing its holding to 60.48 percent.
- Manaksia Industries to set up wholly-owned subsidiary in India and Tanzania for its agro-commodities business.
- ONGC said that Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA is committed to the arrangement with ONGC Videsh.
- Seamec approved scheme of demerger of EPC and Vessel division of HAL offshore into itself.
- Suzlon eyeing $250 million from stake sale in unit (Mint)
- Federal Bank in the process of divesting 26 percent stake in its fully-owned NBFC arm Fedfina (Financial Express)
- 5Paisa Capital list on exchanges. IIFL demerged ‘5Paisa Digital Undertaking’ into its fully-owned subsidiary 5Paisa Capital in 2016.
- Radhika Sharma bought 40,000 shares (0.6 percent) at Rs 1040.2 each
- Avvanti advisors sold 36,611 shares (0.5 percent) at Rs 1040 each
Indo Count Industries: Param Value Investments bought 10 lakh shares (0.5 percent) at Rs 116.9 each
Control Print: India Opportunities Growth Fund sold 84,000 shares (0.5 percent) at Rs 439.32 each
CMM Infra Projects: Systematix Shares & stocks sold 1.14 lakh shares (net) at Rs 61.28 each
- Tube Investments shifted to B group. Circuit filter revised to 20 percent.
- Kinetic Engineering circuit filter revised to 10 percent
- Khadim India added to S&P BSE IPO Index.
Who’s Meeting Whom?
- Indian Hotels to meet T Rowe, Wellington and other investors on Nov.16.
- GE Shipping to meet Serica Advisors on Nov. 16.
- Crompton Greaves to meet New Silk Road investment on Nov. 16.
- Suzlon to meet IDFC Securities on Nov. 17.
- Mahanagar Gas to meet DNCA Investments on Nov. 21 and Nothcape Capital on Nov. 27.
- Rupee closed at 65.21/$ on Wednesday from 65.42/$ on Tuesday
Top Gainers And Losers
- Nifty November futures closed at 10,154, premium of 36 points versus 47.6points.
- November contracts: Nifty open interest down 2 percent; Bank Nifty open interest down 1 percent.
- India VIX closed 0.7 percent higher at 14.2.
- Max open interest for November series at 10,500 Call (open interest at 58.2lakh, up 3 percent).
- Max open interest for November series at 10,200 Put (open interest at 45.4 lakh, down 1 percent).
- In ban: DHFL, Indiabulls Real estate, India Cement, Infibeam, Jet Airways, JP Associates, JSW Energy, Just Dial. Kaveri Seed, Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital.
- New in ban: Jet Airways, Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital.
- Out of ban: HDIL, Jain Irrigation.
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- Nifty PCR at 1.13 from 1.18
- Nifty Bank PCR at 0.94 from 0.99
Stocks Seeing High Open Interest Change
CLSA on Jubilant Foodworks
- Maintained ‘Buy’ with price target of Rs 2,200.
- Menu price hike of around 6 percent effected.
- Need to watch out for customer reactions to the menu price change.
- Price change varies across portfolio with prices of entry-level seeing almost no change.
- With lower GST rate on output end-prices dropped 11 percent, which should help volumes.
Macquarie on Ceat
- Maintained ‘Outperform’ with price target of Rs 2,200.
- Margins improved in the previous quarter on the back of volume growth, lower rubber prices and cost-control.
- Expect volume growth to improve further in the second half, led by restocking by the trade channel.
- Expect margins to improve on benign rubber prices, favourable mix and an increase in utilisation.
- Expect Earnings per share to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent over the financial years till March 2020.