All You Need To Know Going Into Trade On August 23
Asian stocks rose early Monday as traders sought to take advantage of last week’s selloff while weighing risks from the delta virus strain and China’s regulatory curbs.
Shares climbed in Japan, South Korea and Australia. U.S. equity futures edged higher after an advance in the S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 at the end of last week. Beijing’s clampdown on private industries is set to shadow the market open in China and Hong Kong later.
The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of India's Nifty 50 Index’s performance, climbed 0.94% to 16,559 as of 7:15 a.m.
The dollar held its recent advance on haven demand due to the impact of the delta variant. Treasuries were little changed ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium from Thursday, which may offer insights into how the Federal Reserve plans to taper bond purchases.
The recent weakness in commodities such as crude oil remains in focus. Crude edged up and was trading above $62 a barrel. Bitcoin was close to retaking $50,000 for the first time since mid-May.
Stocks To Watch
Cadila Healthcare: Zydus Cadila’s Covid vaccine, ZyCoV-D, has received approval for Emergency Use Authorization from the Drug Controller General of India. The world’s first Plasmid DNA vaccine will be administered to all above 12 years of age. ZyCov-D is a 3-dose vaccine that can be injected with the company's own needle-free system. This vaccine was developed domestically by Zydus Cadila in partnership with India's Department of Biotechnology. The company plans to manufacture 10-12 crore doses of ZyCoV-D annually.
Adani Total Gas: To buy 50% stake in Smartmeters Technologies for Rs 1 crore. The acquisition is expected to be completed by September 2021.
Power Grid Corporation of India, India Grid Trust and Parbati Koldam Transmission Company have executed a new shareholders agreement. PKTCL was a joint venture company of Reliance Infrastructure (74%) and Power Grid (26%). Upon transfer of shares by Reliance Infra to India Grid Trust in PKTCL, the shareholders agreement was terminated.
Aurobindo Pharma: Cancelled the proposed deal to buy 51% stake in Cronus Pharma Specialities. The board of directors in its meeting held on August 20 approved the termination of the aforesaid agreements and the parties mutually agreed and terminated the said agreements.
Indostar Capital Finance: Promoter Indostar Capital to exercise the greenshoe option to the extent of 6.13 lakh equity shares (representing 0.45% of the total equity share capital on a fully diluted basis) in addition to the base offer size of 61.89 lakh equity shares. The OFS opens for retail investors today.
TTK Prestige: To commence normal operations at manufacturing unit at Khardi in Maharashtra from August 23. A long-term settlement has been reached with the permanent workmen at the unit, the company said. The lock-out declared by the management on November 17, 2020, has been lifted with effect from August 20. The workmen have undertaken not to indulge in disruptive activities henceforth and have also accepted improved productivity norms, the company said.
Infosys: Bought back shares worth Rs 4.22 crore on Friday.
Mangalore Refinery (MRPL): Shuts one crude unit, others for maintenance
SpiceJet: Introduces 14 new local flights
SRF: Board to meet on August 31 to consider issuance of bonus shares subject to approval by the shareholders of the company.
Marico: Florida SBA backs Marico on 4 of 5 proposals at Aug. 30 AGM
Nuvoco Vistas shares to start trading after IPO, gets 1.7 times demand for shares offered.
TPG-Backed Novotech Health H.K. IPO gets listing approval: IFR
AGS Transact Technologies files for up to $107 million India IPO
Emcure Pharmaceuticals seeks SEBI approval for IPO
Metro Brands seeks to raise up to Rs 250 crore in via new shares in IPO
Pledge Share Details
Wockhardt: Promoter Themisto Trustee Company created a pledge of 30,000 shares on August 17.
As reported on August 20.
AAVAS Financiers: HDFC Mutual Fund bought 4.25 lakh shares (0.54%) at Rs 2,452.50 per share. Government of Singapore bought 7.71 lakh shares (0.98%) at Rs 2,452.50 per share. Partners Group Private Equity (Master Fund), LLC sold 10.40 lakh shares (1.33%) at Rs 2,453.28 per share. Partners Group ESCL Ltd sold 23.72 lakh shares (3.02%) at Rs 2,453.62 per share.
CarTrade Tech: Plutus Wealth Management LLP bought 4 lakh shares at Rs 1,590.86 per share. Goldman Sachs Trust bought 9.60 lakh shares at Rs 1,563.43 per share. Jupiter India Fund bought 3.89 lakh shares at Rs 1,575.55 per share.
Exxaro Tiles: Societe Generale sold 2.50 lakh shares at Rs 121.76 per share. Nexpact bought 2.39 lakh shares at Rs 121.
Karda Constructions: Elara India Opportunities Fund bought 28 lakh shares (4.55%) at Rs 22.45 per share
Poonawalla Fincorp: Promoter Celica Developers sold 50 lakh shares (0.65%) at Rs 190.13 per share.
Shilpa Medicare: Tano Mauritius India FVCI II sold 19.79 lakh shares (2.43%) at Rs 520 per share. Cohesion MK Best Ideas Sub-Trust bought 7 lakh shares (0.86%) at Rs 520 per share.
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail: Promoter IGH Holdings bought 1.25 lakh shares between August 13-16.
Aurobindo Pharma: Promoter Kambam Spoorthi sold 6 lakh shares on June 14.
JK Cement: Promoter Ramapati Singhania sold 3,600 shares between August 17-18.
Karda Constructions: Promoters (Prem Karda and Laxman Karda) sold 23 lakh shares between August 17-18.
Max Healthcare Institute: Promoter Kayak Investments Holding Pte sold 27.26 lakh shares on August 20.
Pidilite Industries: Promoter Neerav Parekh sold 1 lakh shares on August 18. Promoter Ishijas Chemicals bought 1 lakh shares on August 18.
Ramkrishna Forgings: Promoter Riddhi Portfolio bought 6,500 shares on August 18.
Who’s Meeting Whom
Allcargo Logistics: To meet Locus Investment Group on August 24.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India: To meet JHP Securities on August 23.
Ex-Date AGM: InterGlobe Aviation, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Eris Lifesciences, Astral, Rupa & Company, Balaji Telefilms, Gallantt Ispat, Gallantt Metal
Ex-Date Final Dividend: Astral, Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Indiamart Intermesh, Balaji Telefilms
Ex-Date Dividend: DLF, Gloster, Rupa & Company
Ex-Date Interim Dividend: Sun Tv Network
Ex-Date Special Dividend: Rupa & Company
Record Date Interim Dividend: Manappuram Finance, GMM Pfaudler, Dolat Investments
Record Date Special Dividend: GOCL Corporation
Record Date Final Dividend: EKI Energy Services
Move Into Short-Term ASM Framework: Fiem Industries
Move Out Of Short-Term ASM Framework: Quick Heal Technologies, BASF India, Repro India
Move Out Of ASM Framework: Nalwa Sons Investments, Oricon Enterprises, Nureca, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals, PTC India
Money Market Update
The rupee ended at 74.39 against the U.S. Dollar on Friday as compared to Wednesday's closing of 74.24.
Nifty August futures ended at 16,420, a discount of 30.5 points
Nifty August futures shed 13.69%, and 34,517 shares in Open Interest
Nifty Bank August futures ended at 35,039.00, a premium of 5.15 points
Nifty Bank August futures shed 9.37%, and 7,458 shares in Open Interest
Securities that continue to be on the ban list: Canara Bank, Nalco, Punjab National Bank, Sun TV, Vedanta
Securities removed from the ban list: SAIL, Cadila Healthcare
Securities added to the ban list: NMDC