At 8:00am IST, the SGX Nifty Futures was trading at 12,744, compared with Nifty’s close of 12,749 yesterday.
Market status: Confirmed Uptrend
Distribution Day: Zero
Global stock markets: Dow 30, -0.1%; S&P, +0.8%; Nasdaq, +2%; Nikkei, +0.5%; Kospi, -0.2%; Hang Seng, -0.1%
Yesterday, Nifty, after a gap-up opening, witnessed profit booking and traded toward the day's low of 12,571 in the first half of the trading session. However, in the second half, it staged a sharp reversal and closed above 12,750, holding robust gains. Volume was higher than the previous day. Nifty has now extended gain for the eighth consecutive session and is currently trading 6.6% and 9.4% above its 21- and 50-DMA, respectively. In the broader market, both Midcap and Smallcap continue to lag behind the general market and closed 0.4% and 0.7%, respectively.
On the sectoral front, barring Nifty Media (-0.3%) and Nifty PSU Bank (-0.5%), all other sectors closed in the green. Metal and Pharma stocks led the rally, resulting in Nifty Metal and Nifty Pharma gaining the most for the day. Both the sectoral indices advanced 3.5% and 3.6%, respectively. Market breadth remained in favor of advancers. FIIs’ net buying was Rs 6,207 crore, while DIIs’ net selling was Rs 3,463 crore. In just eight sessions in November, FIIs’ net buying was more than Rs 29,000 crore.
Currently, we are in a Confirmed Uptrend and are open to adding new positions coming out of proper base formation. We will look for leadership among some good stocks to push the market up. On the flip side, tracking distribution days is crucial. Accumulation of distribution days can halt the uptrend.
Apollo Hosps.Enterprise reported Q2 FY21 results. PAT was down 30% y/y to Rs 60.3 crore and revenue was down 3% y/y to Rs 2,760.7 crore. The board has approved the raising of Rs 1,500 crore through preferential issue/QIP.
Indraprastha Gas reported Q2 FY21 results. PAT was down 8% y/y to Rs 380.45 crore. CNG sales fell 20% y/y to 255M kilograms, while piped natural gas supplies was down 4% y/y to 146M cubic meters. Total sales volume was down 16% y/y to 506M standard cubic meters.
Power Grid Corp.Of India reported Q2 FY21 results. PAT was up 30% y/y to Rs 3,094 crore, while revenue was up 7% y/y to Rs 9,831 crore.
O’Neil Market Condition Report
For the 24 emerging markets tracked by our institutional research team, the market status breakdown is as follows: Confirmed Uptrend, 65%; Rally Attempt, 5%; Uptrend Under Pressure, 25%; Downtrend, 5%.
For the 24 developed markets tracked by our institutional research team, the market status breakdown is as follows: Confirmed Uptrend, 75%; Rally Attempt, 0%; Uptrend Under Pressure, 25%; Downtrend, 0%.