Nifty Closes Flat Again! - Post-Market Analysis
NIFTY started the day flat at 19,682. The index consolidated within a 60-point range throughout the day between 19,640 and 19,700. Nifty closed at 19,664, down by 9.85 points or 0.05%.
BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day flat at 44,722 with a small gap-down of 43 points. The index consolidated in a 130-point range with a bearish bias— moving in a channel. BNF closed at 44,624, down by 141 points or 0.32%.
All indices except Nifty FMCG (+0.52%), Nifty Auto (+0.35%), Nifty Metal (+0.31%), and Nifty Realty (+0.31%) closed in the red. Nifty Media (-0.86%) fell the most.
Major Asian markets closed up to 1.4% in the red. European markets are currently trading in the red.
Eicher Motors (+2.61%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer. Brokerage firm Jefferies maintained its 'Buy' rating on the stock while raising its price target from ₹4,000 to ₹4,150.
Cochin Shipyard (+11.07%) surged on the back of strong volumes. Defence stocks Garden Reach Shipbuilders and MTAR Tech gained up to 14%.
As per a report from ICRA, private sector firms are likely to get defence contracts worth ₹60,000 crore in FY25.
Shares of Vodafone Idea (+6.98%) closed at a 20-month high. The company’s shares have been rising since it announced a 50% payment of its license fees and spectrum usage charge (SUC) dues for the March quarter.
Tech Mahindra (-1.3%) was NIFTY50’s top loser.
Indiabulls Real Estate (-3.46%) fell after Creditcorp Investment Advisors sold 30.95 lakh shares of the company in a bulk deal.
Markets continued to stay at lower levels, and no signs of strength were seen. Two consecutive Doji candles have been formed in the major indices. And depending on the highs and lows getting breached, we can expect the indices to move further in that direction.
Nifty: The current support to watch out for is near 19,630 levels. A breakdown from here could give us a target of 19,500. The important resistance is near the 19,700 levels, and a breakout from there may give us a target of 19,800 on the upside.
Bank Nifty: The immediate support to look out for is near 44,600. A breakdown from this level can give us a target of 44,300. On the other hand, a major resistance for BNF is near 44,800. A breakout from this round level can give us a target of 45,000 and 45,200
It was a relatively easy FIN NIFTY expiry for non-directional option sellers as the markets consolidated. However, option buyers might have had a bad day because of the quick moves in both directions.
The overall sentiment in the Indian markets remains weak as investors exercise caution in the wake of weak global cues and increased selling activity by FIIs.
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