Third straight day losses for domestic indices, Sensex declines 303 pts

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New Delhi, May 25 | Extending their losses for the third straight day, domestic equity benchmark indices settled in the red on Wednesday.

Indian indices opened higher on Wednesday but afterwards turned negative later in the day.

Sensex closed at 53,749.26 points, down 303.35 points or 0.56 per cent, whereas Nifty at 16,033.90 points, down 91.25 points or 0.57 per cent.”Domestic indices wavered tracking mixed sentiments from the global markets as investors assessed the possibility of a recession in the US followed by the US Fed policy tightening,” said Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services.

Besides, global markets are awaiting the release of the US Fed’s minutes, which will be evaluated for details on the path of the upcoming rate hikes, said Nair, adding in these circumstances investors can resort to defensive stocks.”Declines outnumbered Advances in the broader market even though measures to rein in inflation were taken to curb exports in sectors which have earned bumper profits,” said S. Ranganathan, Head of Research at LKP securities.

Among the sectoral indices, Nifty IT, metal, media, pharma, PSU bank, and realty were the top losers.

Source: IANS

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Weekly Fundamental Market Outlook

Weekly Fundamental Market Outlook

Indian share market posted its first weekly gain in Jun by rising 2.7%.

This week, the Indian Stock Market rebounded strongly and ended with first weekly gain of 2.7% in June as a drop in commodity prices offered some relief from broadening inflationary pressures. Copper prices, which are often seen as a bellwether for economic output due to their wide range of industrial and construction uses, are heading for their worst week in a year, while oil prices have dropped over concerns of slumping demand.

While the US recessionary fears are still at the forefront, but the slide in commodity prices has lifted the mood of stock market.Cheaper oil is usually beneficial for oil-importing countries such as India.

Domestically, on sectorial basis, Auto and FMCG are the top gainers, while Metal index is the top losers. On stock basis, Hero MotoCorp, Eicher Motors, Hindustan Unilever, Maruti Suzuki and M&M were the top gainers and Tata steel, UPL, Reliance Industries, hindalco Inds and Coal India were the top losers.

In the next week, investors will keep a close eye on crude oil price movement, commodity prices, US economic activity and the geopolitical development.

 

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