Pidilite Industries Q3 profit rises, CAMS falls after HDFC Bank sells stake & more

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NIFTY50: 21,453 ▲ 215 (+1.0%) 
 SENSEX: 71,060 ▲ 689 (+0.9%)

  • Benchmark indices closed higher after a volatile session
  • In all, 43 of the NIFTY50 stocks closed in the green
  • China's central bank cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for all banks by 50 basis points to 10% starting February 5, to boost economic recovery

Among the NIFTY sectoral indices, Media (+3.0%) and Metal (+2.9%) were the top gainers with no sectoral losers today.

What's Up

Top gainers Today's change
Hindalco 566 ▲ 25 (+4.6%)
Dr Reddy 5,891 ▲ 216 (+3.8%)
IndusInd Bank
1,495 ▲ 53 (+3.7%)

What's Down

Top losers Today's change
998 ▼ 30 (-2.9%)
Axis Bank 1,059 ▼ 29 (-2.7%)
Asian Paints 3,001 ▼ 52 (-1.7%)

Market Sentiment

USD-INR  14.30 ▼ 0.4 (-3.2%)
NIFTY MIDCAP 100 47,423 ▲ 853 (+1.8%)
NIFTY SMALLCAP 100 15,332 ▲ 259 (+1.7%)
India VIX 83.12 ▼ 0.03 (-0.04%)

Stock Buzz

⭐ Pidilite Industries Q3 profit rises 66%

Shares of Pidilite Industries closed 2.6% higher today. This came after the company reported a 66% year-on-year (YoY) rise in its Q3 consolidated profit to ₹511 crore on back of sustained demand and easing costs. Its revenue also rose by 4.4% YoY to ₹3,130 crore in the same period. According to experts, rising construction and infrastructure activity in the country has benefited industrial adhesives and chemical manufacturers like Pidilite.

⭐ Mahanagar Gas rises as Q3 profit jumps

Shares of the gas distribution company closed 2.5% higher today. This was after the company reported a 84% year-on-year (YoY) surge in its consolidated net profit to ₹317 crore in the October to December quarter of FY24. The strong profit growth was supported by lower natural gas prices.

⭐ CAMS falls after HDFC Bank sells stake

HDFC Bank reported that it sold 2% of its share capital in Computer Age Management Services (CAMS). In December 2023, HDFC Bank was holding about 3.94% of share capital of CAMS. After the sale of 2% of shares, the bank now holds around 1.94% stake. Meanwhile, shares of the company closed 0.2% lower today.

⭐ REC surges on robust Q3 numbers

Shares of the Maharatna power finance company rose 7.6% today. This came after the company reported a 13.6% year-on-year (YoY) surge in its net profit to ₹3,269 crore in the third quarter of FY24. Its net interest income (NII) rose 18% YoY to ₹4,159 crore in Q3 FY24. The management announced that the company will lend up to ₹1,20,000 crore for installing rooftop solar panels under the Pradhan Mantri Suryoday Yojana.

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