Weekly review: Market rise for fourth straight week, scales fresh highs


Mumbai: Market rose for the fourth successive week, as the benchmark Sensex scaled new milestone of 34K to register new closing highs 34,056.70 and gaining 116.53 points, while the broader Nifty ended at 10,530.70.

The truncated, last trading week of the calender year started positive and ended in a cheerful note, though the market did face sluggish momentum due to year-end holiday- mood and FO derivative expiry day, still witnessing all time record highs on intra-day basis during the week.

Fears of government’s additional borrowing plan and fiscal slippage, rising crudeoil led the investors to sell on every rise, while the broader sentiments lifted by strong growth fundamentals, expectation of pickup in third quarter earnings and market friendly forthcoming union budget.

Finally, the market bid farewell to upbeat 2017 on a cheerful note, marking considerable yearly gains of over 28 percent, shrugging off macro discomfort and uncertainties on the global front.

The Sensex started the week higher at 33,980.76 and hovered between marking new milestone at 34,137.97 and low of 33,752.03 before settling the week new record highs at 34,056.83, showing a gain of 116.53, or 0.34 percent.

(The Sensex garnered 1,107.36 points or 3.37 percent in during previous three week sessions).

The Nifty also resumed the week up at 10,512.30 and moved between fresh highs at 10,552.40 and low of 10,460.45 to close the week at 10,530.70, showing a gain of 37.70 points, or 0.36 percent.

The Market was closed on Monday ’25th December, due to Christmas.

Realty, HealthCare, Teck, IT, Power, Auto, Consumer Durable, FMCG, IPOs and CapitalGoods hogged the limelight. While, Metals, PSUs, OilGas and Bankex witnessed profit- booking.

The broader midcap and and smallcap company shares continued to preferred by investors, outperforming key indices.

Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) and foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought whopping shares worth Rs 3,148.31 crore during the week, as per Sebi’s record including the provisional figure of December 29.

Broader market rallied. The SP BSE Mid-Cap index rose by 1.41 percent at Rs 248.62 and the SP BSE Small-Cap index gained 1.26 percent at Rs 239.52. Both these indices out performed the Sensex.

Among sectoral and industry indices, realty climbed 4.35 percent followed by healthcare 2.63 percent, Teck 1.63 percent, IT 1.28 percent, Power 0.86 percent, auto 0.67 percent and consumer durables 0.64 percent.

However, metal dropped by 9.46 percent, PSU 1.52 percent, Oilgas 1.31 percent and Banking 0.43 percent.

Among the 31-share Sensex pack, 19 stocks rose and remaining 11 stocks fell during the week.

Major Index gainers include, SunPharma surged by 7.60 percent followed by Wipro 4.09 percent, Dr Reddy 3.49 percent, Tata Steel 3.07 percent, TCS 2.30 percent, Tata Motors 2.20 percent, AsianPaint 1.84 percent, TataMtrDvr 1.83 percent, Yes Bank 1.61 percent, Axis Bank 1.61 percent, HindUnilever 1.22 percent, AdaniPorts 1.01 percent and ONGC 0.65 percent.

However, SBIN dropped 3.24 percent, NTPC 1.45 percent, Powergrid 1.38 percent, Coal India 1.13 percent, Larsen 0.77 percent and ICICI bank 0.76 percent.

The total turnover during the week on BSE eased to Rs 21,021.39 crs as against last weekend’s level of Rs 26,746.88 crores and NSE declined to 1,37,358.30 crores compared to Rs 1,61,033.21 crores previously.

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