After Market: NBFC, IL&FS stocks look up; 385 stocks at 52-week lows
Midcaps also clocked gains, with the index closing 0.36 per cent higher.
Emerging from the worst losing streak of 2018, the market started building on the gains of the late afternoon session, as sentiment got a boost from LIC's comment that it won’t let IL&FS collapse.
LIC, which holds over 25 per cent stake in the firm, said all options are open and assured that it would take all possible steps to avoid the contagion spreading to the market.
ET Now quoted LIC chairman VK Sharma as saying it would ensure that IL&FS does not collapse. He did not rule out raising stake in the ailing IL&FS.
Following this, bouts of bargain hunting and value buying emerged in most sectors, lifting Sensex some 400 points to its intraday high of 36,705. Eventually, the 30-share pack settled 347 points, or 0.96 per cent, up at 36,652, with 20 stocks ending in the green.
The Nifty50 finished 100 points, or 0.91 per cent, higher at 11,067, with 35 stocks advancing and 15 stocks declining.
Midcaps also clocked gains, with the index closing 0.36 per cent higher, but BSE Smallcap index suffered a loss of 0.74 per cent.
Let’s take a look at highlights of today’s session
Who underpinned Sensex rise
HDFC twins, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Infosys, Axis Bank and Hindustan Unilever contributed the most to the rally in Sensex. Tata Consultancy Services, PowerGrid, YES Bank, Coal India and Reliance Industries were among the non-performers. Axis Bank (up 2.96 per cent), HDFC (up 2.95 per cent) and Kotak Mahindra Bank (up 2.88 per cent) emerged as the top gainers, while PowerGrid (down 3.07 per cent), YES Bank (down 2.83 per cent) and Coal India (down 1.94 per cent) were among the top losers.
IL&FS group stocks revived
LIC’s comment that it would not let IL&FS collapse was not less than manna from heaven for IL&FS group stocks. Shares of IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company jumped 12.02 per cent even as IL&FS Transportation Networks gained 5.74 per cent. IL&FS Investment Managers (down 0.13 per cent) settled flat.
NBFC stocks remained mixed
GCM Capital Advisors (up 19.23 per cent), Weizmann Forex (up 9.64 per cent), Monarch Networth Capital (up 6.98 per cent), Wall Street Finance (up 6.43 per cent) and M&M Financial (up 6.06 per cent) pocketed decent gains. However, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) (down 23.49 per cent), Amrapali Capital and Finance Services (down 20 per cent), Stellar Capital Services (down 20 per cent), SKP Securities (down 14.20 per cent) and IFCI (down 11.27 per cent) plunged.
Sugar stocks jumped
Sugar stocks jumped up to 20 per cent on Tuesday after an ETNow report suggested the government may allow export of 50 lakh tonnes of sugar for 2018-19. Shares of KCP Sugar & Industries (up 19.95 per cent), Thiru Arooran Sugars (up 19.92 per cent), Avadh Sugar & Energy (up 9.99 per cent), Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals (up 9.98 per cent), Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar (up 9.90 per cent), Simbhaoli Sugars (up 9.87 per cent), Uttam Sugar Mills (up 9.81 per cent), Dhampur Sugar Mills (up 9.72 per cent), Magadh Sugar & Energy (up 9.37 per cent) and Dalmia Bharat Sugar & Industries (up 8.79 per cent) surged in that order.
Over 385 stocks at 52-week lows
As many as 386 stocks, including Eicher Motors, Indiabulls Real Estate, Vodafone Idea, Jet Airways (India) and InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo), it 52-week lows on NSE in Tuesday’s session. However, HCL Technologies, Monnet Ispat & Energy, Gangotri Textiles, Electrosteel Steels, Prakash Steelage and Spacenet Enterprises India featured among 22 stocks that touched 52-week highs on NSE.
RSI shows nearly 70 stocks oversold
Momentum oscillator Relative Strength Index (RSI) showed 69 stocks, including DHFL, YES Bank, JP Associates, Unitech, Jet Airways, Escorts and IL&FS Investment Managers, as oversold on NSE. However, two stocks - Magadh Sugar & Energy and Jai Balaji Industries - appeared as overbought stocks on RSI chart.
Spurt in open interest
Page Industries, with a jump of 70.52 per cent, witnessed the biggest spurt in open interest on NSE, followed by Concor (51.49 per cent), Shree Cement (50.75 per cent), Bharat Financial Inclusion (46.48 per cent) and PowerGrid (41.20 per cent)