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Of Crash in Bitcoin, Correction in MidCap and SmallCap Indices and Top Stocks in Action Today
Wed, 17 Jan Pre-Open | Karan Janani, TM Team

Correction in the BSE MidCap and SmallCap Indices

The past year has seen the BSE MidCap and BSE SmallCap indices surging by 43.1% and 57.1% respectively. Taking a two year view these indices have produced mind-boggling return of 75.3% and 85.9% respectively.

This sharp run-up saw a decent correction yesterday as the MidCap and SmallCap index corrected by 1.7% and 2.2% respectively. Stocks such as National Aluminum Co, Federal Bank, IDFC Bank corrected by 7.9%, 7.5% and 6.4% respectively.

So, is the party in these indices nearing its end? The answer to this is not that simple. These indices have surged largely on the back of a hope rally. A strong recovery in the earnings would help sustain the expensive valuations at which these indices are trading currently. Provided the earnings do not recover, a crash like the one which we saw yesterday cannot be ruled out.

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Bitcoin Crashes to Level Below US$ 12,000

Bitcoin is crashing and it has fallen to levels below US$ 12,000. The cryptocurrency has lost almost 40% of its value since Mid-December when it was trading at US$ 20,000.

The crash was mainly on the back of a news that South Korea is considering banning the trading of cryptocurrencies.

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Top Stocks in Action Today

The stocks of Den Networks, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX), Hatsun Agro Product are expected to be in the news today as these companies declare their results for the quarter ending December 2017.

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Sensex Ends 441 Points Lower; Nifty Settles Below 15,000-Mark (Today's Market)

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Indian share markets end lower with the Sensex down by 441 points and the Nifty ending down by 143 points.

GRINDWELL NORTON Share Price Down by 5%; BSE CAPITAL GOODS Index Down 1.5% (Today's Market)

Mar 5, 2021 03:30 PM

GRINDWELL NORTON share price is trading down by 5% and its current market price is Rs 950. The BSE CAPITAL GOODS is down by 1.5%. The top gainers in the BSE CAPITAL GOODS Index are V GUARD INDUSTRIES (up 3.3%) and AIA ENGINEERING (up 0.3%). The top losers is GRINDWELL NORTON (down 5.1%).

ADITYA BIRLA CAPITAL Share Price Down by 5%; BSE 500 Index Down 1.1% (Today's Market)

Mar 5, 2021 03:28 PM

ADITYA BIRLA CAPITAL share price is trading down by 5% and its current market price is Rs 131. The BSE 500 is down by 1.1%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are TV18 BROADCAST (up 7.3%) and MOTILAL OSWAL (up 5.9%). The top losers are ADITYA BIRLA CAPITAL (down 5.0%) and APOLLO HOSPITALS (down 5.2%).

HAVELLS INDIA Share Price Down by 5%; BSE CONSUMER DURABLES Index Down 0.7% (Today's Market)

Mar 5, 2021 03:20 PM

HAVELLS INDIA share price is trading down by 5% and its current market price is Rs 1,163. The BSE CONSUMER DURABLES is down by 0.7%. The top gainers in the BSE CONSUMER DURABLES Index are BLUE STAR (up 1.7%) and CROMPTON GREAVES CONSUMER ELEC. (up 1.3%). The top losers is HAVELLS INDIA (down 5.1%).

BALMER LAWRIE Share Price Down by 5%; BSE 500 Index Down 1.1% (Today's Market)

Mar 5, 2021 03:18 PM

BALMER LAWRIE share price is trading down by 5% and its current market price is Rs 148. The BSE 500 is down by 1.1%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are TV18 BROADCAST (up 6.8%) and MOTILAL OSWAL (up 6.1%). The top losers are BALMER LAWRIE (down 5.0%) and APOLLO HOSPITALS (down 5.5%).

TRENT Share Price Down by 5%; BSE 500 Index Down 1.3% (Today's Market)

Mar 5, 2021 03:16 PM

TRENT share price is trading down by 5% and its current market price is Rs 936. The BSE 500 is down by 1.3%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are TV18 BROADCAST (up 6.6%) and MOTILAL OSWAL (up 6.1%). The top losers are TRENT (down 5.4%) and APOLLO HOSPITALS (down 5.5%).

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