View on market: Volatility Prevails, Market is searching for better value

Asian equities were poised for a mixed open Friday as big tech stocks on Wall Street rallied in trade following good earnings. US share futures advanced, according to Bloomberg report. Brent crude rose to $88.38 a barrel, and West Texas Intermediate was trading around the $83.63 mark. The yield on the 10-year U.S. bond was trading at 4.86%, whereas Bitcoin was above the $34,000 level. At 6:02 a.m., the GIFT Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, was trading flat at 18,856.5. India’s benchmark stock indices fell for the sixth consecutive day on Thursday, given the geopolitical uncertainties stemming from the Israel-Hamas war and the resultant rise in crude prices coupled with higher-for-longer U.S. rates. The headline indices logged the longest stretch of losses in over seven months. The Sensex has fallen 4.94% in the last six sessions, and it was down 7% from its life high scaled on Sept. 15. The Nifty slipped 4.82% in six days and was down 6.8% from its all-time high. The S&P BSE Sensex closed 900 points, or 1.41%, lower at 63,148.15, while the NSE Nifty 50 fell 265 points, or 1.39%, to end at 18,857.25. Indian markets recorded the biggest single-day equity selloff of the year by overseas investors as global concerns continue to roil stocks.

Economic Calendar:

  • USD : Core PCE Price Index (MoM) (Sep) on 27th October, 2023
  • USD : CB Consumer Confidence (Oct) on 31st October, 2023
  • INR : FX Reserves, USD on 27th October, 2023
  • INR : Infrastructure Output (YoY) (Sep) , USD on 31st October, 2023

Brokerage Radar:

MS on Canara BK: UW. TP Rs 315 Q2 PAT of Rs36bn (1% annualized RoA) 10% above est., led mainly by core performance & recovery from write-off a/cs Core PPoP was 8% above MSe, owing to NII beat (3% above MSe) & strong fees. Asset quality trends improved Continue to prefer BOI & BOB

Jefferies on Colgate: Buy, TP raised to Rs 2320 Reported subdued volume trend, with nearly flat volumes YoY (JEFe). Pricing power however allowed a respectable revenue growth & smart margin expansion drove 18% YoY growth in Op Ebitda.

MS on Home First: OW, TP Rs 1050 PAT beat of 5% driven largely by higher net interest income. NII was 3% higher on better-than-expected loan spreads. Borrowing costs compressed 13bp QoQ. Disbursements (+7% QoQ) and AUM (+8% QoQ) growth were strong.

International Markets

 U.S & Europe:

Particulars 26th October Chg. Chg.(%)
Nasdaq 12595.61 -225.62 -1.76
Dow 32784.30 -251.63 -0.76
FTSE 7354.57 -59.77 -0.81
CAC 6889.48 -25.59 -0.37
DAX 14731.05 -161.13 -1.08
Dow Fut.* 32883.90 99.60 0.30

Asian markets:

Particulars 27th October Chg. Chg.(%)
GIFT Nifty 18988.00 148.00 0.79
Nikkei 31047.50 445.72 1.48
Straits Times 3072.00 0.20 0.01
Hang Seng 17239.00 213.00 1.25
Shanghai 2995.58 7.25 0.25

ADR Watch:

Particulars       26th October  Chg.       Chg.(%)
Dr. Reddy 64.60 -1.51 -2.28
HDFC Bank 56.82 -0.48 -0.84
ICICI Bank 22.11 0.07 0.32
Infosys 16.32 -0.06 -0.37
Wipro 4.48 -0.06 -1.32

Commodities & Currency:

Particulars Current Price Chg.(%)
USD/INR 83.24 0.11
Brent 89.14 1.38
Gold 1997.95 0.02
Silver 22.983 0.33

FIIs & DIIs:

Particulars   26th October     25th October
FIIs                          -7,702.53 -4,236.60
DIIs 6,558.45 3,569.36

News Update:

Axis Bank: The lender appointed Munish Sharda as a whole-time director, designated as executive director, for three years, with effect from Nov. 1. Praveg: The board approved the scheme of amalgamation between Eulogia Inn and the company. A total of 17.33 lakh new equity shares of Praveg will be issued to the shareholders of Eulogia Inn.

CARE Ratings: CARE Ratings (Africa), a subsidiary of the company, has incorporated a step-down subsidiary, i.e., CARE Ratings South Africa, on Oct. 25 for providing credit rating services.

Karnataka Bank: The bank approved an allotment of equity share capital of Rs 800 crore on a preferential basis. The board approved the allotment of 3.34 crore shares with a face value of Rs 10 each to HDFC Life Insurance, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, Quant Mutual Fund, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance at a price of Rs 239.52 apiece.

McLeod Russel: Borelli Tea Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, sold 100% of the capital contribution in Phu Ben Tea Company, a step-down subsidiary of the company, to TLK Agriculture for a net consideration of $2.15 million on Oct. 25. The sale is expected to be completed by Dec. 24.

Aurionpro Solutions: Ashish Rai has been promoted to CEO.

Lemon Tree Hotels: The company has signed a license agreement for a 50-room property in Visakhapatnam under the brand ‘Red Fox Hotels’. The hotel is expected to be operational by FY 2026.

Source: Moneycontrol, Bloomberg Quint, Investing 

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