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Sensex Trades in Red, IPO Market Back in Focus, and Top Stocks in Action
Tue, 9 Apr Pre-Open | Monish Vora, TM Team

On Monday, share markets in India opened on a negative note and ended the day in red after an dull day of trading.

The BSE Sensex closed lower by 162 points to end the day at 38,700. While the broader NSE Nifty ended down by 61 points, to end the day at 11,605 points.

Among BSE sectoral indices, realty stocks fell the most by 2.3%, followed by energy stocks at 1.7%. Yes Bank and Bajaj Finance were among the top losers.

Top Stocks in Action Today

Laxmi Vilas Bank and Indiabulls Housing Finance share prices will be in focus today after Lakshmi Vilas Bank's board approved a merger with mortgage lender Indiabulls Housing Finance in the latest incidence of a bank combining with a non-banking finance company.

Shareholders of Lakshmi Vilas will get 14 shares of Indiabulls Housing for every 100 bank shares they hold.

Indiabulls trumped several private equity players which were reportedly in the fray to acquire a stake in the bank.

Cadila Healthcare share price is likely to be in focus as it received the tentative approval from the USFDA to market Tofacitinib Tablets (US RLD - Xeljanz Tablets), 5 mg.

Reportedly, it will be manufactured at the group's formulations manufacturing facility at Moraiya, Ahmedabad.

Tofacitinib is used alone or with other medications (such as methotrexate) to treat moderate to severe forms of rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to decrease pain, tenderness and swelling in the joints.

Polycab India IPO in Focus

the initial public offer of Polycab India which hit the markets last week witnessed good demand on its second day of the bidding process today.

Data available with NSE showed the IPO was subscribed 1.2 times at the time of writing. The issue received bids for 2,08,89,765 units against the total size of 1,76,37,777 shares. Qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) quota has was subscribed 2.11 times, non-institutional investors (NII) 0.52 times and retail 1.15 times so far.

Polycab India is engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling wires and cables and fast-moving electrical goods (FMEG) under the "POLYCAB" brand.

According to CRISIL Research, Polycab India is the largest manufacturer in the wires and cables industry in India, in terms of revenue from the wires and cables segment and provides one of the most extensive range of wires and cables in India.

During the financial year 2017-18 (FY18), the company had a market share of approximately 18% of the organized wires and cables industry, and approximately 12% of the total wires and cables industry in India, estimated at Rs 525 billion based on manufacturers realization.

Polycab India manufactures and sells a diverse range of wires and cables such as power cables, control cables, instrumentation cables, solar cables, building wires, flexible cables, flexible/single multi core cables, communication cables and others including welding cables, submersible flat and round cables, rubber cables, overhead conductors, railway signaling cables, specialty cables and green wires.

To get a detailed view of the IPO, you can read Ankit Shah's latest note in the Equitymaster Insider: Polycab India IPO: All You Need to Know.

Speaking of IPOs, we at Equitymaster believe a merit-based selection, primarily including valuation, business, and management quality, is the logical way to go about investing in IPOs.

If it means going against the herd, so be it. And going by recent past, this strategy has been proven to be successful more often.

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Top 5 Mid-Cap Gainers Today; BIOCON Leads the Pack (Today's Market)

Aug 21, 2019 03:48 PM

Here's a list of 5 stocks that gained the most in the BSE Mid-Cap Index today. It also includes information on BSE Mid-Cap index and the broader benchmark indices.

SHRIRAM CITY UNION Plunges by 7%; BSE 500 Index Down 1.0% (Today's Market)

Aug 21, 2019 03:34 PM

SHRIRAM CITY UNION share price has plunged by 7% and its current market price is Rs 1,367. The BSE 500 is down by 1.0%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are NESTLE (up 5.3%) and SUVEN LIFESCIENCES (up 3.7%). The top losers are SHRIRAM CITY UNION (down 6.5%) and GODFREY PHILLIPS (down 5.8%).

PHILLIPS CARBON BLACK Plunges by 6%; BSE 500 Index Down 1.0% (Today's Market)

Aug 21, 2019 03:32 PM

PHILLIPS CARBON BLACK share price has plunged by 6% and its current market price is Rs 125. The BSE 500 is down by 1.0%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are NESTLE (up 5.5%) and SUVEN LIFESCIENCES (up 2.9%). The top losers are PHILLIPS CARBON BLACK (down 6.3%) and SHRIRAM CITY UNION (down 6.5%).

THYROCARE TECHNOLOGIES Plunges by 5%; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Down 1.0% (Today's Market)

Aug 21, 2019 03:24 PM

THYROCARE TECHNOLOGIES share price has plunged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 470. The BSE HEALTHCARE is down by 1.0%. The top gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index are SUVEN LIFESCIENCES (up 4.2%) and BIOCON (up 2.4%). The top losers are THYROCARE TECHNOLOGIES (down 5.4%) and WOCKHARDT (down 7.5%).

PARAG MILK FOODS LTD Plunges by 10%; BSE 500 Index Down 1.0% (Today's Market)

Aug 21, 2019 03:18 PM

PARAG MILK FOODS LTD share price has plunged by 10% and its current market price is Rs 160. The BSE 500 is down by 1.0%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are NAVIN FLUORINE (up 8.0%) and COFFEE DAY ENTER. (up 5.0%). The top losers are PARAG MILK FOODS LTD (down 10.1%) and GAYATRI PROJECTS (down 11.3%).

Sensex Trades Marginally Lower; Tata Motors & Yes Bank Slip Over 5% (Today's Market)

Aug 21, 2019 12:30 pm

The BSE Sensex is trading down by 136 points, while the NSE Nifty is trading down by 52 points.

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