Shares of Vodafone Idea continued their decline, falling 15 per cent to Rs 2.91 on the BSE on Tuesday, after Care Ratings (CARE) downgraded its ratings on the long-term bank facilities and non-convertible debentures.
The stock of the telecom services firm was trading lower for the seventh straight day, plunging 44 per cent during the period. It was trading close to its all-time low price of Rs 2.61 touched on November 15, 2019.
Shares of IndusInd Bank slipped 3 per cent to Rs 1,252 on the BSE in Wednesday's early morning trade as rating agency Moody’s downgraded the private lender’s outlook to negative from stable on account of the risk of further asset quality deterioration. The stock was 5 per cent away from its 52-week low of Rs 1,192, touched on October 11, 2019.
Shares of Avenue Supermarts, which operates supermarket chain DMart, rallied 5 per cent to Rs 2,361, also its new high on the BSE on Thursday, after its board approved the launch of a qualified institutional placement (QIP) by the promoters.
The stock was trading higher for the fourth straight day, thus gaining 14 per cent during the period, against a 4 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex.
Shares of Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) were under pressure for the second straight day on Wednesday. The stock fell 7 per cent to Rs 229 on the BSE amid media report that the corporate affairs ministry has ordered an inspection of the financials of the company. The stock of broadcasting & cable TV operator has fallen 11 per cent in the past two trading days.
According to a Moneycontrol report, the ministry has ordered an inspection of financials of ZEEL following allegations of corporate governance lapses and after some independent directors quit recently.
Shares of Manappuram Finance slipped 6 per cent to Rs 174 on the BSE in the early morning deal on Tuesday after nearly 5 per cent of total equity of gold finance company changed hands via block deals.
At 09:15 am, around 43.05 million shares of Manappuram Finance have changed hands via block deals on the BSE, the exchange data shows. The name of the buyers and sellers were not ascertained immediately.
ITC continued to bleed for the second consecutive day on Monday, after the Finance Minister, while presenting Union Budget 2020-21 on Saturday, proposed to increase the National Calamity Contingency Duty (NCCD) on cigarettes, hookah, chewing tobacco, snuff and tobacco extracts and essence. The stock slipped over 5 per cent and hit a fresh 52-week low of Rs 207.20 apiece on the BSE.
Stocks of other cigarette and tobacco manufacturers shares also declined in trade. While Godfrey Phillips India slipped over 4 per cent to Rs 1086.50, VST Industries fell over 2 per cent to Rs 4,128 levels.
Shares of Tech Mahindra dipped 3.5 per cent to Rs 767 on the BSE on Saturday after the company reported 2 per cent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 1,146 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 (Q3FY20), on sequential basis. On a year-on-year basis, the numbers declined 5 per cent.
Revenue from operations stood at Rs 9,655 crore, up 6.4 per cent compared with Rs 9,070 crore reported in the September quarter (Q2FY20). In constant currency terms, the revenue grew 4.3 per cent QoQ. In US dollar terms, revenue rose 5.1 per cent to $ 1,353 million.
Shares of Rallis India continued their northward march and rallied 7 per cent on Wednesday to hit 21-month high level of Rs 247 on the BSE. The stock of the Tata Group agrochemicals company was trading at its highest level since April 25, 2018.
Thus far in January, Rallis has zoomed 47 per cent after it delivered an all-round performance in Q3 on the back of a 35 per cent yoy growth in the domestic business. This is Rallis' best performance in the last six years, albeit on a low base.
Shares of HDFC advanced 3.13 per cent to Rs 2,470.85 on the BSE on Tuesday after the housing finance firm posted a strong December quarter result on Monday. The non-banking finance company (NBFC) reported a 219 per cent rise in profit before tax (PBT) at Rs 9,143 crore in the third quarter of the current financial year mainly aided by a one-time fair value gain of Rs 9,020 crore.
At 9:41 am, the stock was trading 2.47 per cent higher at Rs 2,454.9 apiece on the BSE, as against a 0.3 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. So far, over 2.36 million shares have changed hands on the counter on the NSE and BSE.
Private lender Axis Bank surged as much as 3.4 per cent, to Rs 737.3 on the BSE, in the early trade on Thursday after the bank's loan growth touched a 7 quarter high during the December quarter of FY20 despite the slowdown in the economy. That apart, the bank's provisions declined 1.34 per cent sequentially to Rs 3,470.92 crore in Q3FY20.
The bank's loan book for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 stood at Rs 5.5 lakh crore, up 16 per cent year-on-year.
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