Markets slip further

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Nifty50: 18,487 ▼ 46 (-0.2%)
Sensex: 62,428 ▼193 (-0.3%)

Namaste, friends !

Traffic jams… all of us have been stuck in a bad jam at one time or another. While most get frustrated, some find creative ways to make use of the extra time available. Like this bus driver in Bengaluru, who finished his entire lunch while being stuck in a traffic jam. They say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” and this driver is a living example of that adage.

Speaking of being stuck, the markets also seemed to have trouble moving forward, with the benchmark indices closing in the negative despite a positive start. 

  • Markets declined for the second consecutive session
  • In all, 22 of the Nifty50 stocks closed in the red
  • GST collection in May rose 12% YoY to ₹1.57 lakh crore

Among the Nifty sectoral indices, Realty (+1.0%) and Pharma (+1.0%) were the top gainers, while Bank (-0.7%) and Oil & Gas (-0.1%) were the top losers.

Top gainers Today's change
Apollo Hospitals 4,823 ▲ 201 (+4.3%)
Divi’s Lab 3,531 ▲ 87 (+2.5%)
Bajaj Auto 4,641 ▲ 74 (+1.6%)


Top losers Today's change
Coal India 230 ▼ 11 (-4.6%)
Kotak Bank 1,929 ▼ 85 (-4.2%)
Bharti Airtel 826 ▼ 23 (-2.7%)

What’s trending

⭐Automakers report robust sales 

Maruti Suzuki’s domestic passenger vehicle (PV) sales rose by 15.4% to 1.4 lakh units in May 2023. The company said the shortage of electronic components had a minor impact on the production of vehicles. Meanwhile, Tata Motors’ PV sales rose 6% YoY to 45,878 units. SUV maker Mahindra & Mahindra reported a 22% jump in PV sales to 32,886 units.  

⭐ NCC gains on order win 

Shares of the infrastructure company rose over 3% intraday. This comes after the company received new orders worth ₹2,088 crore in May 2023 from various state government agencies. With this, the total order book of the company has crossed the ₹11,000 crore mark so far in 2023.

⭐ Coal India shares nosedive on stake sale

Coal India shares continue to witness a selling pressure for the third straight session. This comes after the Indian government plans to offload up to 3% stake in the company through an offer for sale (OFS) at ₹225 per share. The OFS price was lower compared to the market price of the stock. Market experts believe shareholders are offloading their positions in the stock and subscribing for the OFS at a lower price.  

⭐Gold prices continue to rise 

International gold prices gained in early morning trades. On a weekly basis, prices are up over 1% supported by weakness in the US dollar. Meanwhile, a bill to raise the US debt ceiling drew closer towards passing after being approved by the House of Representatives. If the bill is passed it will suspend the US government’s debt ceiling and avert the risk of default.

In Focus

Realty stocks stand tall

Shares of most leading developers, including Macrotech Developers, Sobha Ltd, and Oberoi Realty witnessed a strong traction today. Meanwhile, the Nifty Realty index was up nearly 2% intraday. Why are realty stocks rising? Let's find out.

Property registrations remain steady

Mumbai, one of the key property markets, reported robust real estate registrations in May. In all, 9,542 units were registered in May, down 3% YoY, while revenue collection jumped 12% YoY to ₹811 crore. More than 80% of registered units were residential homes, indicating demand for property continues to be strong despite rise in interest rates.

New projects getting traction

According to new data, newly launched projects are getting wider acceptance among homebuyers. During the first quarter of 2023, around 1.1 lakh units were sold across top seven cities, out of which 41% were in newly launched projects. Meanwhile, ready-to-move homes remained in top demand.  

Rising demand for under-construction properties is a positive trend for the sector as it boosts pre-sales numbers of companies and gives long-term revenue visibility. Also, it encourages real estate players to launch new projects. 

However, experts remain cautious of this trend as accelerated demand from consumers could lead to unreasonable price hikes and could impact the overall housing market growth.

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