Morning Update for 26 February 2021

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Previous close (25 January 2021)

Nifty50: 15,097 ▲ 115 (+0.7%)

Sensex: 51,039 ▲ 257 (+0.5%)

Nifty Bank: 36,549 ▲ 96 (+0.2%)

In the news

Kalrock-Jalan consortium to revive Jet 

  • The consortium will invest 1,375 crore over the next two years to revive Jet Airways, reports suggest. The amount will be used for start-up expenses and paying creditor dues. Further, the group says that it will pay 1,183 crore to lenders over the next five years.
  • Operations are likely to commence with 5-7 new aircraft. The Jet Airways stock gained 4.9% yesterday and has risen about 68% in February.


Bank of Baroda issues stake sale

  • The public sector bank aims to sell stake worth ₹4,500 crore to institutional investors at ₹85.9 per share, a 4.5% discount to Thursday’s closing price. 
  • The proceeds from the fundraise will be used to meet Basel III norms and also grow business. 


Aptech evaluates institutional business exit

  • The training services company has announced that it will evaluate a potential exit from its institutional business and would focus on its retail business. 
  • Its institutional business contributes about 30% of total revenues (as on FY20); however, it is loss-making. Shares of Aptech ended flat yesterday, but have gained 27% so far this month. 


Dow slides as bond yields rise

  • Equity markets typically have an inverse relationship with bond yields. This is because if bond yields rise, a yield-seeking investor could divert funds to bonds since they provide equal or better returns and have virtually no risk. 
  • The 10-year US Treasury bond yields rose to 1.52% yesterday, a spike of 14bps (or 10%) in a day. The Dow Jones slid 1.7% and the Nasdaq composite suffered a bigger drop of 3.5% as tech-majors such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook each dropped over 3%.


Events of the week

  • Friday: GDP (India)

Sectoral indices (Previous closing)

Top gainers Top losers
Nifty Metal
▲ 3.9%
Nifty FMCG
▼ 0.2%
Nifty Realty
▲ 1.6%
Nifty Fin Serv
▼ 0.1%

Global markets (at 8:30 am today)

Indices Today's movement
Nikkei 225 (Japan) ▼ 2.3%
Hang Seng (Hong Kong) ▼ 2.2%
SSE Composite (China) ▼ 1.4%
Dow Jones (US)
(23 Feb)
▼ 1.7%

Fact of the day

MRF, the leading tyre manufacturer, has the highest share price in the Indian stock market. As of the last closing, it traded at ₹87,622 per share.
Source: NSE

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