GlobalIndices 17‐Aug Prev_Day Abs.Change
DowJones 25,669 25,559 111 0.43
Nasdaq 7,816 7,807 10 0.13
FTSE 7,559 7,556 2 0.03
Nikkei 22,270 22,192 78 0.35
HangSeng 27,213 27,100 113 0.42
IndianIndices 17‐Aug Prev_Day Abs.Change
S&PBSESensex 37,948 37,664 284 0.75
Nifty50 11,471 11,385 86 0.75
Nifty100 11,747 11,648 99 0.85
NiftyBank 28,129 27,827 302 1.09
SGXNifty 11,485 11,417 69 0.60
S&PBSEPower 1 ,977 1,964 14 0.70
S&PBSESmallCap 16,866 16,710 157 0.94
S&PBSEHC 15,014 14,828 186 1.25
Date P/E Div.Yield P/E Div.Yield
17‐Aug 24.69 1.16 28.11 1.17
MonthAgo 23.08 1.20 27.35 1.19
YearAgo 23.78 1.23 25.30 0.97
Company 17‐Aug Prev_Day
YesBank 393 378 3.90
Lupin 881 850 3.71
AurobindoPharma 656 635 3.24
Company 17‐Aug Prev_Day
GAIL 388 394 ‐1.55
HeroMoto 3242 3283 ‐1.23
EicherMotors 28476 28804 ‐1.14
Advances 1629 1113
Declines 1076 667
Unchanged 157 99
YoY(%) Current YearAgo
• The government has allowed import of petcoke for usage as feedstock
in few industries. Cement companies account for around three‐fourths of
the country’s petcoke requirement and will benefit from the
announcement. The Supreme Court had banned the use of the fuel in and
around New Delhi in 2017 and since then there has been no clear policy
stance on t he issue.
• The number of students going abroad to study from India is going up
steadily every year while fewer students are coming from other countries
to study here, according to a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report. The
report said while spending on tuition and hostel fees by Indian students
studying overseas has gone up 44% from $1.9 billion in 2013‐14 to $2.8
billion in 2017‐18, expenses of foreign students in India has come down
from $557 million in 2015‐16 to $479 million in 2017‐18.
• The draft proposing red‐labelling of packaged food products with high
levels of fat, sugar and salt has been put on hold by the government.
Food safety regulator FSSAI in Apr had released the draft of Food Safety
and Standards (Labelling and Display) Reg ulations 2018 und er which it
was proposed t hat red‐label marking will be made mandatory on such
packaged food products. The expert panel will be headed by the former
director of National Institute of Nutrition and its current director.
• In order to arrange an extra 160,000 hospital beds required under
Ayushman Bharat‐National Health Protection Mission (AB‐NHPM),
popularly called Modicare, the government may look at the public‐private
partnership (PPP) model. Modicare aims to provide free health insurance
of Rs. 5 lakh per family to almost 40% of the population, which is more
than 100 million p oor and vulnerable families based on the socio‐
economic caste census. Around 33% of the people covered will not have
previous health insurance coverage.
• Asian markets ended on a mixed note because of the Turkish currency
rebounding and optimism over U.S.‐China trade talks on th e one hand
and a widening vaccine scandal in China on the other. U.S. and China
have agreed to meet at the end of Aug to discuss trade issues, just before
the new set of levies by both nations come into effect. Chinese markets
were hit as healthcare stocks declined over a vaccine scandal. Today (as
of Aug 20), Asian markets opened mixed as investors remained focused
towards U.S. and China tariff talks. While Nikkei was trading down 0.22%,
Hang Seng was up 1.08% (as at 8 a.m. IST).
• As per the last close, European markets closed almost lower as
investors remained cautious amid Turkey's ongoing currency crisis.
However, reports that U.S. and China are set to resume trade
negotiations improved market sentiment, thereby restricting the losses.
• As per the last close, U.S m arkets closed almost higher amid reports
that U.S. and China negotiators are planning for talks to try to end the
• Indian equity markets closed in the green on positive global cues as U.S.
and China ag reed to hold talks later in Aug, just before the new set of
levies by both nations come into effect. Investor sentiment was boosted
also by rebound in Turkish currency lira.
• Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 gained 0.75% each
to close at 37,947.88 and 11,470.75, respectively. S&P BSE Mid‐Cap and
S&P BSE Small Cap increased 0.88% and 0.94%, respectively.
• The overall market breadth on BSE was strong with 1629 scrips
advancing and 1076 scrips declining. A total of 157 scrips remained
• On the BSE sectoral front S&P BSE Basic Materials stood as the major
gainer, up 2.04% followed by S&P BSE Fast Moving Consumer Goods t hat
grew 1.79%. S&P BSE Metal and S&P BSE Bankex grew 1.71% and 1.27%.
The only loser was S&P BSE Oil and Gas, falling 0.15%.