Stock Market

Sensex, Nifty choppy but Midcap, Smallcap continue to gain 1%


Chillicious Bureau

12:17 pm Outlook:

Anish Damania, CEO and Head – Institutional Equities, IDFC Securities, said the broking firm is sticking to its Nifty target of 8,900 and said that it does not expect a major correction in stocks arising out of yesterday’s border skirmish between India and Pakistan.

“Midcaps, however, could see further correction,” he said.

IDFC recently did a roadshow in Australia, from where India gets about USD 6-7 billion of inflows. Damania said investor interest from the country remains strong.

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12:00 pm Market Check

Benchmark indices remained rangebound in noon trade while the broader markets continued to outperform with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rising 1 percent each.

The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 49.52 points at 27778.01 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 8.15 points to 8583.10. The market breadth remained positive as about 1659 shares advanced against 678 declining shares on the BSE.

The volatility witnessed in the market yesterday, after geopolitical concerns and worries of rising macro-economic instability, led to some “cleansing” in market sentiment and will help it start afresh in October, says Tushar Mahajan, Head of Listed Futures & Options – India, Nomura.

Cipla was the biggest loser, falling 6 percent followed by Coal India, Bharti Airtel, Bharti Infratel, L&T, Adani Ports and HDFC with 1-2 percent loss. However, Reliance Industries, Infosys, SBI, M&M, ONGC, GAIL and Wipro gained 1-3 percent.