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Sensex Trades Over 300 Points Higher, Dow Futures Up by 58 Points
Thu, 8 Apr 12:30 pm | Ayesha Shetty, TM Team

Share markets in India are presently trading on a strong note.

The BSE Sensex is trading up by 308 points, up 0.6% at 49,969 levels.

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty is trading up by 122 points.

Tata Steel and JSW Steel are among the top gainers today. Bajaj Finance and SBI Life are among the top losers today.

The BSE Mid Cap index is trading up by 1%.

The BSE Small Cap index is trading up by 1.1%.

On the sectoral front, barring the power sector, all sectors are trading in green with stocks from the metal sector, witnessing most of the buying interest.

US stock futures are trading higher today, indicating a positive opening for Wall Street indices.

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Nasdaq Futures are trading up 110 points (up 0.8%) while Dow Futures are trading up 58 points (up 0.2%)

The rupee is trading at Rs 74.35 against the US$.

Gold prices are trading up 0.1% at Rs 46,405 per 10 grams.

Gold and silver prices edged lower in Indian markets in early trade, after a sharp up-move in the previous session. On MCX, gold edged 0.1% lower to Rs 46,320 after hitting a one-month high of Rs 46,400 in the previous session. Silver futures dropped 0.3% to Rs 66,405 per kg.

In the previous session, gold rose 0.9% while silver jumped 1.1%, tracking a sharp fall in the rupee.

Speaking of the precious metals, India's #1 trader, Vijay Bhambwani, talks about how the Indian consumer has started to take the international price of gold and silver higher, in his latest video for Fast Profits Daily.

Tune in here to find out more:

And to know more about gold, check out our article on how to invest in gold here: How to Invest in Gold?

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Moving on to stock specific news...

Among the buzzing stocks today is Ashok Leyland.

Ashok Leyland through its subsidiary Switch Mobility, the U.K. based producer of electric buses and electric vans announced its global expansion plans into India and its plan to create two subsidiary companies.

The first, Switch Mobility Automotive, will be formed to carry on the electric vehicle (EV) strategy in India, while the second, OHM Global Mobility Private, will focus on providing mobility as a service offering.

Switch Mobility Automotive brings together Ashok Leyland's capabilities both from Optare UK and Ashok Leyland's EV Division. OHM Global Mobility Private is a solutions company being piloted in India with plans to roll out mobility as a service (eMaaS) globally.

Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland and Switch Mobility, said, "Switch Mobility Automotive will help us fulfil our aspiration of zero carbon emission transportation. With a strong presence and proven expertise in the commercial vehicle market in India and the experience of operating a large number of electric vehicles successfully in India and the U.K, we see huge opportunities for growth through Switch's expansion in Indian and global markets."

How this pans out remains to be seen. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more updates from this space.

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At the time of writing, shares of Ashok Leyland were trading up by 6.3% on the BSE.

Speaking of electric vehicles, note that the power ministry has approved setting up 2,636 electric vehicle charging stations across 62 cities in 24 states.

Here's what Co-Head of Research at Equitymaster, Tanushree Banerjee wrote about electric vehicles in one of her editions of Profit Hunter:

  • 106 public and private entities have approached the government for permissions to set up about 7,000 EV charging stations.

    This clearly shows the vehicle manufacturers have enough incentive to capture this latent demand.

    The tax benefit in terms of a lower GST rate (at 5%) is a further shot in the arm of the EV industry.

As per Tanushree, electric vehicles are very much on their way to invading Indian roads. The threat of disruption in this era is something you cannot ignore.

Tanushree believes one of the companies manufacturing lithium ion batteries for powering electric cars will be a key catalyst for the Rebirth of India.

Moving on to news from the IPO space...

Barbeque Nation Hospitality Shares Up 20% On Second Day; Only Buyers At Upper Circuit Limit

Shares of restaurant chain Barbeque Nation Hospitality are locked at the upper end of the 20% intra-day circuit filter for the second day in a row today.

The scrip hit a high of Rs 708.5 and is up 44% from its listing price of Rs 489.9. At 10.30 am, there were 490,222 pending buy orders for the stock on NSE with no sellers.

The stock got listed at a 2% discount to its issue price on April 7, 2021 after the Bengaluru-based casual dining restaurant chain raised about Rs 4.5 billion through an initial public offering (IPO) between March 24-26, 2021.

The public issue was subscribed 6 times, which was lower as compared to the subscription received by some other recent IPOs.

The company owns and operates Barbeque Nation Restaurants, Toscano Restaurants and You and Barbeque (UBQ) by Barbeque Nation. Barbeque Nation is one of India's fastest-growing and widely recognized restaurant brands in the rapidly growing casual dining restaurant (CDR) market

Despite the surge in the share price, analysts have raised concerns over the company's growth amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country and local lockdowns imposed by certain states.

The company has also reported a net loss in three out of the four previous fiscals. The total operating revenue of the company in FY20 was Rs 8.6 billion and the CAGR from FY17 to FY20 was at 19.5%.

We will keep you posted on more updates from this space. Stay tuned.

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Stock Market Updates

Sensex Trades Marginally Higher, Dow Futures Up by 17 Points (Today's Market)

Apr 13, 2021 12:30 pm

BSE Sensex is trading up by 167 points, while the NSE Nifty is trading up by 50 points.

Indian Share Markets Open Marginally Higher; ONGC and M&M Top Gainers (Today's Market)

Apr 13, 2021 09:30 am

Indian share markets open in green. The BSE Sensex opened up by 156 points, while the Nifty is trading higher by 52 points.

HEG Share Price Up by 5%; BSE CAPITAL GOODS Index Up 0.7% (Today's Market)

Apr 13, 2021 09:32 AM

HEG share price is trading up by 5% and its current market price is Rs 2,177. The BSE CAPITAL GOODS is up by 0.7%. The top gainers in the BSE CAPITAL GOODS Index are HEG (up 5.3%) and GRAPHITE INDIA (up 7.5%). The top losers are KALPATARU POWER (down 0.1%) and HONEYWELL AUTOMATION (down 0.4%).

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA Share Price Up by 6%; BSE BANKEX Index Up 1.0% (Today's Market)

Apr 13, 2021 09:32 AM

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA share price is trading up by 6% and its current market price is Rs 24. The BSE BANKEX is up by 1.0%. The top gainers in the BSE BANKEX Index is BANK OF MAHARASHTRA (up 5.9%). The top losers is KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK (down 0.3%).

ADANI PORTS & SEZ Share Price Down by 5%; BSE 500 Index Up 0.1% (Today's Market)

Apr 13, 2021 09:26 AM

ADANI PORTS & SEZ share price is trading down by 5% and its current market price is Rs 755. The BSE 500 is up by 0.1%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are GRAPHITE INDIA (up 5.4%) and GSK CONSUMER (up 5.1%). The top losers are ADANI PORTS & SEZ (down 5.3%) and MAH. SCOOTERS (down 5.2%).

MAHINDRA HOLIDAYS Share Price Down by 6%; BSE 500 Index Up 0.1% (Today's Market)

Apr 13, 2021 09:26 AM

MAHINDRA HOLIDAYS share price is trading down by 6% and its current market price is Rs 221. The BSE 500 is up by 0.1%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are GRAPHITE INDIA (up 5.4%) and GSK CONSUMER (up 5.1%). The top losers are MAHINDRA HOLIDAYS (down 6.4%) and MAH. SCOOTERS (down 5.2%).

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