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Indian Indices Continue Downtrend, Key Q2FY19 Results, and Top Stocks in Action Today
Wed, 24 Oct Pre-Open | Monish Vora, TM Team

Share markets in India continued their downtrend yesterday and ended in red. Sectoral indices traded in red, with stocks in the IT sector and healthcare sector leading the losses.

At the closing bell yesterday, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 287 points (down 0.8%) and the NSE Nifty closed down by 98 points (down 1%). The BSE Mid Cap index ended down 0.9%, while the BSE Small Cap index ended down by 1.2%.

Top Stocks in Focus Today

In the news from the pharma space, Cadila healthcare share price will be in focus today as the company has received the final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Clobazam Tablets, (US RLD-ONFI Tablet), 10 mg and 20 mg.

To know more about the company, you can access Cadila Healthcare Q1FY19 result and Cadila healthcare 2017-18 Annual Report on our website.

In the news from the aviation sector, SpiceJet share price will also be in focus today as the company sought a three-month extension from a leasing company for making payments on aircraft leases as a delay in delivery of 737 Max planes by Boeing Co. has caused liquidity issues at the budget airline.

Market participants will also be tracking Sunteck realty share price.

Reportedly, the company has launched Phase I of its project Sunteck West World at Naigaon and has sold more than 2000 apartments out of the total inventory of 2476 apartments in Phase I with the sales of more than Rs 6 billion.

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Results Corner

TVS Motors share price has reported results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2018.

The company reported a marginal fall of 0.9% in its net profit at Rs 2.1 billion as compared to 2.2 billion for the same quarter in the previous year.

Bajaj Finance share price has reported 54% rise in its September quarter profit at Rs 9.2 billion as compared to Rs 5.9 billion in the same quarter previous year.

Consolidated net interest income (NII) for the company came in at Rs 27.3 billion for the above quarter, up 42%. This was against Rs 19.2 billion reported in the same quarter last year.

RBL bank share price has reported 35.8% rise in its net profit at Rs 2.1 billion for second quarter ended September 30, 2018 as compared to Rs 1.5 billion for the same quarter in the previous year.

Total income of the bank increased by 34.8% at Rs 18 billion for Q2FY19 as compared Rs 13.3 billion for the corresponding quarter previous year.

Asian paints share price reported 14.4% fall in its consolidated net profit at Rs 4.9 billion as compared to Rs 5.8 billion for the same quarter in the previous year.

From the IPO Space...

In the news from the IPO space, Affle India and Dodla dairy have received market regulators go ahead to float their initial share-sale offerings.

Affle India's IPO comprises fresh issue of shares worth Rs 0.9 billion while Dodla dairy's IPO comprises fresh issue of shares worth Rs 1.5 billion.

With this the total number of companies getting market regulators approval has reached 64 so far this year.

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Stock Market Updates

Sensex Ends 222 Points Lower; Energy and Telecom Stocks Witness Selling (Today's Market)

Mar 22, 2019 Closing

The BSE Sensex ended the day down by 222 points, while the NSE Nifty closed down by 64 points.

NARAYANA HRUDAYALAYA LTD Surges by 5%; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Down 0.6% (Today's Market)

Mar 22, 2019 03:33 PM

NARAYANA HRUDAYALAYA LTD share price has surged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 225. The BSE HEALTHCARE is down by 0.6%. The top gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index is NARAYANA HRUDAYALAYA LTD (up 5.4%). The top losers are LAURUS LABS LTD (down 0.1%) and SUN PHARMA (down 0.2%).

RELIANCE INFRA Plunges by 5%; BSE POWER Index Up 1.1% (Today's Market)

Mar 22, 2019 03:31 PM

RELIANCE INFRA share price has plunged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 139. The BSE POWER is up by 1.1%. The top gainers in the BSE POWER Index are NTPC (up 4.6%) and GMR INFRA (up 1.8%). The top losers is RELIANCE INFRA (down 5.1%)..

INDIABULLS REAL EST Plunges by 5%; BSE REALTY Index Up 1.0% (Today's Market)

Mar 22, 2019 02:25 PM

INDIABULLS REAL EST share price has plunged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 97. The BSE REALTY is up by 1.0%. The top gainers in the BSE REALTY Index are PRESTIGE ESTATES (up 7.5%) and OBEROI REALTY (up 4.0%). The top losers is INDIABULLS REAL EST (down 5.5%)..

SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE SER. Plunges by 5%; BSE 500 Index Down 0.6% (Today's Market)

Mar 22, 2019 02:23 PM

SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE SER. share price has plunged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 876. The BSE 500 is down by 0.6%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are SPICEJET (up 7.5%) and PRESTIGE ESTATES (up 7.4%). The top losers are SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE SER. (down 5.0%) and DILIP BUILDCON LTD (down 5.2%).

MOTHERSON SUMI Plunges by 5%; BSE 500 Index Down 0.2% (Today's Market)

Mar 22, 2019 02:07 PM

MOTHERSON SUMI share price has plunged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 159. The BSE 500 is down by 0.2%. The top gainers in the BSE 500 Index are RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS (up 9.9%) and PRESTIGE ESTATES (up 9.1%). The top losers are MOTHERSON SUMI (down 5.2%) and VA TECH WABAG (down 5.3%).

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