Shares of automobiles companies were in focus at the bourses on Friday ahead of the November month sales numbers, which release next week. The stock market will remain closed on account of Gurunanak Jayanti on Monday, November 30.
At 11:00 am, the S&P BSE Auto index, the top gainer among sectoral indices, was up nearly 2 per cent, as compared to 0.19 per cent decline in the S&P BSE Sensex.
Shares of Tata Group companies were trading mixed in the morning deals on Wednesday, a day after Shapoorji Pallonji Group, owned by the billionaire Mistry family, told the Supreme Court (SC) that it would exit Tata Sons, provided an early, fair, and equitable solution was reached.
At 09:25 AM, Tata Motors was trading over 1 per cent higher at Rs 134.55, Tata Consumer Products was up over 0.5 per cent at Rs 507, Tata Communications traded nearly 2 per cent higher while Tata Metaliks quoted around 1.4 per cent higher at Rs 512 on the BSE. Tata Elxsi was up 1.5 per cent and Tata Coffee traded around 1 per cent higher.
Shares of Tata Motors tumbled 10 per cent to Rs 130.50 on the BSE on Friday on reports that the Competition Commission of India is examining allegations that the company and two finance firms of its $100 billion parent group abused their market position while selling commercial vehicles. Besides, heavy selling was seen at the counter as concerns on China-originated coronavirus becoming a pandemic soured sentiment. China is one of Tata Motors' most significant markets in terms of volume and profit.
Tata Motors surged nearly 8 per cent in the intra-day session on Wednesday. The auto major unveiled a series of cars and commercial vehicles at the Auto Expo 2020. The company launched the much-anticipated Harrier 2020 at an introductory price of Rs 13.69 lakh for Manual and Rs 16.25 lakh for Automatic.
At 01:20 pm, the stock was trading 7.5 per cent higher at Rs 178 apiece on the NSE. It hit a high of Rs 178.8, up around 8 per cent.
Shares of Amara Raja Batteries rallied 6 per cent to Rs 791 on the BSE on Monday after the company reported a good operational performance in December quarter (Q3FY20). The stock of the auto ancillary company was quoting close to its 52-week high level of Rs 814, touched on Thursday, January 27, 2020.
The company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) margins expanded 130 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YoY) to 16.2 per cent, driven by lower raw material costs and impacted by higher-than-expected other costs.
Tata Motors on Thursday announced the retirement of Ralf Speth as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at the end of his contract term in September.
Speth will maintain his relationship with the Tata Motors-owned firm by taking up the role of non-executive vice chairman, N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover, said in a regulatory filing.
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