Sensex ends above 231 points; Rupee closes below 0.11%; ICICI Bank gains 9%
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The Dalal Street ended on a higher note on Thursday with Sensex gaining over 230 points.
Sensex closed at 30,126.21 above 231 points or 0.77%, while Nifty 50 finished at 9,359.90 up 47 points or 0.51%.
On both Sensex and Nifty, ICICI Bank was the leader by surging over 9% at Rs 297.75 per piece. The bank also recorded a new high of Rs 299.75 per piece post Q4 result numbers.
Other gainers on BSE were State Bank of India at Rs 299.75 per piece (3.59%), Axis Bank at Rs 518.50 per piece (3.56%), Adani Ports at Rs 518.50 per piece (3.56%), Hindustan Unilever at Rs 953.65 per piece (2.09%) and Asian Paints at Rs 1,134 per piece (1.62%).
Losers involved Tata Motors at Rs 436.50 per piece down 2.27%, followed by ONGC at Rs 188.75 per piece (1.15%), Cipla at Rs 548 a piece (1.14%) and Mahindra and Mahindra at Rs 1335.25 per piece (0.89%).
Indian Rupee ended lower against US dollar. The rupee closed at 64.175 down 0.070 paisa or 0.11% against dollar.
Share price of Bank of Maharashtra tanked over 2% on BSE after when the bank's net loss widened for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, result.
The bank reported net loss of Rs 455.45 crore, which widened from net loss of Rs 119.84 crore in Q4FY16 and Rs 182.51 crore in Q3FY17.
This Q4, provisions were at Rs 1,833.37, clocking rise of 169.80% year-on-year (YoY) and 213.17% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ).
Gross non-performing assets (GNPA) was at 16.93%, expanding by 759 basis points yoy and 185 basis points qoq.
Before the result announcement, Bank of Maharashtra touched 52-week high of Rs 40.70 per piece.
At 1459 hours, share price of bank was trading at Rs 37.60 per piece on BSE, up 0.66%.
Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) reported 22% decline in standalone net profit to Rs 2,044.20 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to Rs 2,607.05 crore in the similar period of previous year.
Q4FY17 standalone net profit however grew by 20.16% from Rs 1,701.21 crore in the preceding quarter.
A Bloomberg poll estimated the company to record net profit of Rs 2,020 crore in Q4.
Share price of HDFC was trading at Rs 1568 per piece on BSE, down 0.19%.
Godrej Properties on Thursday reported consolidated net profit of Rs 62.58 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, result, compared to net loss of Rs 10.73 crore in the corresponding period of previous year.
However, net profit declined by 18.99% from Rs 77.25 crore in the preceding quarter.
Consolidated total income was at Rs 464.83 crore, which increased by 19.27% year-on-year (YoY) but decreased by 15.73% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis.
On standalone-front, net loss widened to Rs 3.51 crore as against net loss of Rs 2.61 crore a year ago same period. The company reported standalone net profit of Rs 82.54 crore in Q3FY17.
Share price of Godrej Properties was trading at Rs 533.40 per piece on BSE, down Rs 11 or 1.98%.
Tata Power on Thursday announced the launch of Chatbot for enhancing customer service.
With this new launch, Tata Power is looking to reduce the response time to the customer queries to within few seconds by being available to the customer 24X7 in Mumbai.
Share price Tata Power was trading at Rs 82.50 per piece up 0.43%.
Banking stocks surged on both Nifty, Sensex after when Cabinet on Wednesday approved the amendments to the Banking Regulation Act to resolve the bad loans crisis.
At 1016 hours, Nifty Bank soared over 264 points or 1.19% trading at 22,572.15.
Among top gainers on the index, ICICI Bank was top gainer trading at Rs 294.45 up 7.96%, followed by Bank of Baroda at Rs 192.90 per piece (1.77%), State Bank of India at Rs 294.75 per piece (1.71%), Canara Bank at Rs 373.40 per piece (1.70%), IDFC Bank at Rs 66.15 per piece (1.53%).
Also shares of Punjab National Bank (Rs 176.20 per piece) and Axis Bank (Rs 504.45 per piece) surged by 0.74% and 0.72% respectively.
On the other hand losers involved Kotak Mahindra Bank (Rs 908.25 per piece), IndusInd Bank (Rs 1,426.30 per piece), HDFC Bank (Rs 1,532.10 per piece), Yes Bank (Rs 1.631.35 per piece) and Federal Bank (Rs 112 per piece) trading negative in the range of 0.4% - 1%.
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Apart from ICICI Bank other gainers were State Bank of India at Rs 295.90 per piece (2.26%), Adani Ports at Rs 334.75 at Rs 334.75 per piece (2.20%), Bharti Airtel at Rs 351.20 per piece (1.37%) and Larsen & Toubro at Rs 1736 per piece (0.90%).
While losers were HDFC Bank at Rs 1531.90 per piece (0.62%), followed by Reliance Industries (Rs 1361.70 per piece (0.62%), Cipla (Rs 551.30 per piece), Tata Motors (Rs 444.45 per piece), ONGC (Rs 190.45 per piece) and TCS (Rs 2332 per piece) trading negative in the range of 0.20% - 60%.
Share price of ICICI Bank was top gainer on BSE after it reported smaller-than-expected growth in fourth quarter net profit as bad loans rose.
At 9.25 am, ICICI Bank surged over Rs 16 or 6.21% trading at Rs 289.70 per piece.
Q4FY17 net profit nearly tripled to Rs 2,025 crore for the three months to March 31, from Rs 702 crore reported a year earlier.
Asian markets were mostly trading lower as Hong Kong and China shares take most hit.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng was trading at Rs 24,543.82 lower by 153 points or 0.62%, while China's Shanghai SE Composite index tumbled over 15 points or 0.48% trading at 3,120.34.
Austrailia shares were also below 32 points or 0.53% at 5,888.50 and that Taiwan shares slightly down by 11 points or 0.10% at 9,945.11.
Only Japan's Nikkei 225 was trading positive at 19,445.70 above 135 points or 0.70%.