Nifty Closes Below 19,750. IT Stocks Gain - Post-Market Analysis


NIFTY started the day at 19,784 with a small gap-up of 30 points. Initially, the index moved up to the round levels of 19,800, took rejection, and fell to breach the important support zone of 19,750. Then, it went down to 19,700 levels and strong buying kicked in. The index mostly consolidated within the 19,700 and 19,800 zones today. Nifty closed at 19,733, down by 20 points or 0.1%

BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day at 45,740 with a gap-up of 88 points. After initial consolidation, the index faced selling pressure. BNF fell below the 45,600 support zone and came down to 45,470 zones (which was the previous day’s swing). It then bounced back, but 45,600 acted as resistance. BNF closed at 45,592, down by 58 points or 0.13%. 

All indices except Nifty IT (+1.2%), Nifty Metal (+0.18%), and Nifty Pharma (+0.06%) closed in the red. Nifty Realty (-1.7%) fell the most. 

Major Asian markets closed mixed. European markets are currently trading in the red.

Today’s Moves

Coal India (+4.8%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer. The company posted a 13.4% YoY growth in coal production at 53.6 million tonnes (MT) in July.

NCLAT has listed IDBI’s (+8.6%) appeal against ZEEL for a hearing tomorrow.

TechM (+2.5%), LTTS (+3.18%), HCL Tech (+1.95%), TCS (+0.9%), and other IT stocks showed strong gains.

PowerGrid (-5.3%) was NIFTY50’s top loser. The company posted disappointing Q1 results and announced a 1:3 bonus issue.

Kei Industries (-6.5%) crashed to 8% after reporting a 17% YoY rise in net profit to ₹121.4 crore in Q1.

DLF (-3.3%) fell after promoters sold stake worth ₹1,086 crore in the real estate company.

Hero MotoCorp (-3.1%) fell sharply after the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids at the residence of the company’s chairman Pawan Munjal.

Markets Ahead

After the buying seen yesterday, our markets seem stuck in a range. A breakout or breakdown from these levels can give us good moves.

Nifty: The index is currently facing rejection from 19,750 levels, which could act as the first resistance. If that level is crossed, we can expect the index to move to 19,840 levels. If the index falls below 19,750, a round level target of 19,700 could act as strong support. And if 19,700 is breached, we can expect Nifty to fall to 19,600 as well.

Bank Nifty: BNF is looking weaker than Nifty. 45,600 is acting as a strong resistance. If the index stays below this level, we can expect targets of 45,470 (today’s low) and 45,300. If there’s a breakout on the upside, we can expect a target of 45,800 and the round levels of 46,000 eventually.

Nifty Finserv moved in a range today. So it was an easy expiry for non-directional option sellers.

Meanwhile, the S&P Global Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell marginally to 57.7 in July from 57.8 in June. The rates of output and new order expansion remained slightly lower than in June. However, companies continued to grow their workforce and purchasing activities in response to these developments.

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