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Sensex Opens in Green; ONGC & M&M Gain
Thu, 19 Jul 09:30 am | Rini Mehta, TM Team

Asian stock markets are lower today as Japanese and Hong Kong shares fall. The Nikkei 225 is off 0.3% while the Hang Seng is down 0.1%. The Shanghai Composite is trading down by 0.6%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 rose to its highest in more than five months and the Dow climbed for a fifth session on Wednesday as solid earnings boosted financial and industrial stocks and reinforced expectations for a strong second-quarter reporting season.

Back home, India share markets opened the day on a positive note. The BSE Sensex is trading up by 94 points while the NSE Nifty is trading up by 7 points. The BSE Mid Cap index opened down by 0.3% while BSE Small Cap index opened down by 0.1%.

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Moving on...The rupee is currently trading at 68.57 to the US$.

Sectoral indices have opened the day on a mixed note with consumer durables stocks and automobiles stocks witnessing maximum buying interest. While, healthcare stocks & realty stocks have opened the day in red.

Airline Stocks opened the day on a mixed note with SpiceJet & Jet Airways leading the gainers. As per a report by ICRA, the domestic airline industry is expected to post losses to the tune of Rs 36 billion in the current fiscal on rise in crude oil prices and falling rupee.

The losses would come despite around 15% expected average annual growth in passenger traffic over the medium-term due to conducive factors, support from regulatory environment and development of new airports.

Higher crude prices, due to which most airlines saw a decline in their yields during the second half of FY18, resulted in a higher than estimated aggregate loss for the domestic aviation industry to around Rs 24-25 billion in the previous fiscal.

According to Icra, the ATF price was 35.4% higher as on 31 March 2017, against the 31 March 2016 level, impacting the financial performance of the airlines during the year due to their inability to pass on the increased cost to the customers.

While the jet fuel prices declined by about 8% to Rs 51,640 per kilo litre (kl) as on September 2017, partly on account of the appreciation of the rupee, it witnessed a significant year-on-year increase of 12.6% to Rs 63,162 per kl as on March 2018.

Overall, the average ATF prices during FY18 were higher by 10.4%. This is evident from the increase in fuel cost per available seat per kilometre (ASKM) for the three listed airlines during FY18, Icra noted.

While the strong passenger traffic growth will allow airlines to improve yields to offset cost pressures to some extent, the increase may not be adequate, the agency said.

Therefore, the RASK (revenue per available seat kilometre) CASK (cost per available seat kilometre) spread is expected to get squeezed.

Furthermore, the aggregate industry debt level is expected to increase to about Rs 665 billion by March 2019 as some airlines have large capacity expansion plans, which may be either owned (through debt funding) or on operating lease.

The ASKM growth in this fiscal is estimated to be around 15-17%, Icra said adding the key driver for the industry capacity growth continues to be the sizeable order backlog of the industry.

In another development, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 642.4 million for the first quarter ended 30 June, mainly driven by robust sales.

The company had posted a net loss of Rs 1172.1 million in the year-ago quarter.

Revenue from operations during the first quarter stood at Rs 24.4 billion. It was at Rs 19.3 billion in the same period last fiscal.

The two figures are not comparable as revenue from operations is net of taxes after GST implementation in July 2017, while in the year-ago quarter it was inclusive of excise duty, the company stated.

Reportedly, there was higher volume across categories, especially in truck/bus radial, passenger car and light truck radials.

Further, the company stated that, during the quarter, the company's subsidiaries namely, JK Tornel, Mexico and Cavendish Industries Ltd have performed well.

Moreover, labour restructuring completed at JK Tornel last year is reaping good dividend which has added to the over-all profitability.

JK Tyre & Industries share price opened the day up by 1.8%.

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RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS Plunges by 11%; BSE 500 Index Down 0.5% (Today's Market)

Aug 16, 2018 02:49 PM

RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS share price has plunged by 11% and its current market price is Rs 21. The BSE 500 is down by 0.5%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are TAMIL NADU NEWSPRINT (up 11.3%) and HOUSING DEV. INFRA (up 11.2%). The top losers is RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS (down 10.6%)..

VAKRANGEE LTD. Surges by 10%; BSE IT Index Up 0.8% (Today's Market)

Aug 16, 2018 02:40 PM

VAKRANGEE LTD. share price has surged by 10% and its current market price is Rs 46. The BSE IT is up by 0.8%. The top gainers in the BSE IT Index are VAKRANGEE LTD. (up 10.0%) and ZENSAR TECHNOLOGIES (up 11.9%). The top losers are PERSISTENT SYSTEMS (down 0.2%) and TECH MAHINDRA (down 0.7%).

INFOSYS LTD at All Time High; BSE IT Index Up 0.8% (Today's Market)

Aug 16, 2018 02:40 PM

INFOSYS LTD share price has hit an all time high at Rs 1,435 (up 1.4%). The BSE IT Index is up by 0.8%. Among the top gainers in the BSE IT Index today are INFOSYS LTD (up 1.4%) and ORACLE FINANCIAL SERVICES . The top losers include TAKE SOLUTIONS (down 0.1%) and PERSISTENT SYSTEMS (down 0.2%).

PFIZER at All Time High; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Up 0.9% (Today's Market)

Aug 16, 2018 02:12 PM

PFIZER share price has hit an all time high at Rs 3,056 (up 4.6%). The BSE HEALTHCARE Index is up by 0.9%. Among the top gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index today are PFIZER (up 4.6%) and ABBOTT INDIA (up 0.2%). The top losers include NATCO PHARMA (down 0.1%) and CAPLIN POINT (down 0.1%).

SONATA SOFTWARE Surges by 12%; BSE IT Index Up 0.8% (Today's Market)

Aug 16, 2018 02:06 PM

SONATA SOFTWARE share price has surged by 12% and its current market price is Rs 367. The BSE IT is up by 0.8%. The top gainers in the BSE IT Index are SONATA SOFTWARE (up 11.8%) and ZENSAR TECHNOLOGIES (up 11.1%). The top losers are TATA ELXSI (down 0.1%) and HCL TECH. (down 0.1%).

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