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What happened in the Indian stock market today?

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On February 6, 2024, Indian benchmark indices, the Sensex and Nifty 50, closed positively, with the Sensex gaining 454.67 points (0.63%) to reach 72,186.09, and the Nifty 50 rising by 157.70 points (0.72%) to close at 21,929.40. 

The uptick was primarily attributed to IT and oil and gas stocks. The surge came amidst growing expectations of a soft landing for the US economy. 

Investors closely monitor the three-day Reserve Bank of India (RBI) monetary policy meeting, which started today.

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Impact on the stock market

Nifty IT led gains, rising by 2.92%, followed by Nifty Oil & Gas (+2.67%), Nifty Auto (+1.47%), Nifty Metal (+1.59%), Nifty Pharma (+1.07%), and Nifty Realty (+0.41%). 

However, Nifty Bank (-0.29%), Nifty FMCG (-0.16%), Nifty Private Bank (-0.49%), and Nifty PSU Bank (-0.39%) ended lower.

Information Technology2.92%
Oil & Gas2.67%
PSU Banks-0.39%

Top gainers today

CompanyPriceChange (%age)
HDFC Life592.755.22%
HCL Tech1,623.754.40%
Maruti Suzuki10,844.853.99%

Top losers today

CompanyPriceChange (%age)
Power Grid Corp274.25-3.06%
IndusInd Bank1,511.40-1.72%
Kotak Mahindra1,787.00-1.18%

Market aftermath: Impact on stocks

Tata Group hits ₹ 30 lakh crore market cap milestone

Tata Group’s market capitalisation surpassed Rs 30 lakh crore on February 6, a first for an Indian conglomerate. 

Notable gains were seen in Tata Consultancy Services (up over 9%), Tata Motors (up over 20%), Tata Power (up 18%), and Indian Hotels (up 16%) in 2024. However, Tejas Network, Tata Elxsi, and Tata Chemicals dropped over 10%. 

TCS reached a market cap of Rs 15 lakh crore, with a $8.1 billion deal win in Q3FY24, driving confidence in long-term growth.

Zydus Life eyes second buyback hits 52-week high

Zydus Lifesciences surges over 6% to reach a 52-week high of ₹ 809.20 as the board plans to discuss a share buyback proposal on February 9. 

If approved, this marks the second buyback, following one in June 2022. Quarterly results for October-December will also be unveiled on the same day. Analysts anticipate EBITDA margins to rise by 250 basis points to 22.5% due to a better mix favouring high-value products.

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Bharti Airtel shares soar over 3% on robust Q3 results

Bharti Airtel’s share price surged over 3% following robust Q3 results, with a consolidated net profit of ₹2,442.2 crore, up 54% YoY. 

Quarterly revenue stood at ₹37,900 crore, a 5.9% YoY increase, driven by strong India operations with ₹27,811 crore in revenue, up 11.4% YoY. ARPU(Average Revenue Per Unit) rose to ₹208, an 8% increase. Consolidated EBITDA reached ₹20,044 crore, with a 52.9% margin, up 94 bps YoY.

Varun beverages surge 3.34% post-Q4 results

Varun Beverages (VBL) saw its stock rise by 3.34% after robust Q4 results. The company exhibited strong performance with a 76% YoY increase in Q4 2023 profit after tax (PAT) to ₹143.80 crore and a 21% YoY revenue growth to ₹2,667.70 crore. 

EBITDA surged 37% YoY to ₹419 crore, with a margin of 15.3%. VBL also proposed a final dividend of ₹1.25 per equity share for FY2023.

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Oil prices stable amid Blinken’s Middle East visit

India’s Russian oil imports hit a 12-month low in January, dropping to 1.2 million barrels per day from 1.32 million in December and 1.62 million barrels per day in November 2023. 

Conversely, Iraq’s oil supply to India rose to 1.1 million bpd in January from 985,000 bpd in the previous month. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s supply decreased to 659,000 bpd from 668,000 bpd in December. 

In other news, oil prices remained stable as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the Middle East to discuss a potential ceasefire. Brent crude was at $77.97 per barrel, and WTI was at $72.75.


In today’s market, the Indian indices closed positively, with the Sensex and Nifty 50 making significant gains. 

The surge was fueled by IT and oil and gas stocks amid anticipation of a soft landing for the US economy. Investors await the outcome of the ongoing RBI monetary policy meeting. 

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