Technicals Indicate Market-Wide Consolidation. SBI to Breakout This Week? - Post-Market Analysis


Post-Market Analysis for July 31, 2023:

NIFTY started the day at 19,666 with a small gap-up of 20 points. The index formed a 75-point red candle at opening (5-min time frame) and took support at 19,597 levels. From there, Nifty gradually moved up to 19,700 zone, consolidated for over 3 ½ hours, and made a sharp up-move at 3 PM to 19,770 levels. Nifty closed at 19,753, up by 107 points or 0.55%.

Nifty chart - July 31, 2023

BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day at 45,546 with a gap-up of 78 points. The index formed a 190-point red candle at opening and took support at 45,360. Then, it slowly moved up, consolidated between 45,450 and 45,580 levels for nearly 3 ½ hours, and broke out of the consolidation to hit the day’s high at 45,695. BNF closed at 45,651, up by 183 points or 0.4%. 

Bank Nifty chart - July 31, 2023

All indices except Nifty FMCG (-0.6%) closed in the green. Nifty Metal (+1.7%) moved up the most. 

Major Asian markets closed up to 1.3% in the green. European markets are currently trading flat-to-green.

Today’s Moves

NTPC (+3.9%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer. The company’s net profit fell 6% YoY to ₹4,871 crore in Q1 FY24, with revenue up 19%. 

BLS International (+14.2%) surged on the back of strong volumes.

Natural gas distributor GAIL (+1.36%) rose to a near five-year high after UBS double-upgraded the stock.

Maruti Suzuki (+1.56%) posted its Q1 results after market hours today. Net profit jumped 2.5x YoY to ₹2,485 crore; revenue rises 22%.

Apollo Hospital (-3.2%) was NIFTY50’s top loser.

Piramal Enterprises (-5.7%) fell sharply after posting poor financial performance in Q1 FY24. The company has also announced a ₹1,750 crore stock buyback.

Markets Ahead

A smart ending to the month, which indicates stability in the upcoming days. Let’s dive into technical analysis this week.

Nifty will continue its strength till it falls below the 19,560-600 zone, in which Friday’s day low lies. There is a high chance of consolidation this week in the 19,560-860 region.

I will be watching only three levels in Bank Nifty tomorrow, 45,200 (support), 45,750 and 45,920 (resistance). It has been in a stellar rally recently— 13% in 5 months!

Keep an eye on SBI’s ₹620 level as technicals indicate a super breakout.

I will be watching 20,200 as an expiry day support in FIN NIFTY for tomorrow.

Look out for important economic data like India’s manufacturing & services PMI, auto sales data, and others this week!

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