Morning Update for 7 April 2021

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Indices at previous closing

Nifty50: 14,683 ▲ 45 (+0.3%)
Sensex: 49,201 ▲ 42 (+0.0%)
Nifty Bank: 32,501 ▼ -177 (-0.5%)

In the news

Tata Steel reports sales growth in Q4 

  • Tata Steel’s India business recorded sales of 4.67 million tons in Q4FY21, a 16% YoY improvement. Meanwhile, its Europe business grew 4%. 
  • On a full-year basis, the company achieved its highest-ever sales volume. Its shares were down 0.7% on Tuesday but have risen about 34% so far in 2021. 


Cement companies to raise prices

  • On account of strong demand and rising cost of input materials, analysts expect cement companies to raise prices by ₹15–30 per bag in April. The street believes that the rise in price, coupled with better capacity utilisation is likely to improve earnings for the cement companies.  
  • The growth in public sector construction activity and a revival in the housing market augur well for the cement sector. The shares of Ultratech Cement, Shree Cement, Ambuja Cement, and ACC have risen 18–27% so far this year.


Macrotech Developers IPO opens today

  • Macrotech Developers, known for its ‘Lodha’ brand, will open its public issue from 7 to 9 April. The real estate developer aims to raise ₹2,500 crore through its maiden offer, which will entirely be a fresh issue.  
  • The IPO has a price band of ₹483–486 per equity share and a lot size of 30 shares. You can subscribe to the IPO with Upstox here


IMF raises India GDP growth forecast

  • In its World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it expects India's GDP to grow at 12.5% in FY22. It has raised its forecast from 11.5%, which it had predicted in January 2021. 
  • At this rate, India would not only be the fastest growing country among emerging economies but also the only country to register a double-digit growth. For FY23, GDP growth is pegged at 6.9%. 

Events of the week

Wednesday: RBI’s interest rate decision, Services PMI (India), Crude oil inventories (US)

Thursday: Initial jobless claims (US)

Sectoral indices (6 April)

Top gainers Top losers
Nifty Pharma
Nifty Bank
Nifty Metal
Nifty Media


Global markets (at 8:45 am)

Indices Today's movement
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 0.0%
Hang Seng (Hong Kong) 0.8%
SSE Composite (China) 0.7%
Dow Jones (US)
(6 April)

Fact of the day

Toyota was conceptualized in 1933 as a car manufacturing division under Toyoda Automatic Loom Works Ltd, a company that used to make sewing machines.
Source: Toyota

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