SGX Nifty Indicates Positive Opening, Tata Steel Q3 Production Increases 2.9% y/y to 4.6MT

Distribution days: Three

Global stock markets: Dow 30, +0.2%; S&P 500, +0.6%; Nasdaq, +1%; Nikkei, +2.4%; Hang Seng, +1.3%; Kospi, -0.1%

Last week, Nifty started on a strong note and closed above 14,000 decisively on Monday. Also, it traded above 14,000 in the next four trading sessions. Friday’s action qualified as an additional follow-through day as Nifty advanced about 1.5% on volume higher than the previous session. During the week, broader market indices outperformed the general market. Barring Nifty FMCG (-0.3%), all the sectors closed in the green. Nifty Metal (+8.3%) was the major gainer, followed by Nifty IT and Media, which advanced 6.9% and 5.9%, respectively.

With leadership broadening and indices above relevant intermediate-term moving averages, we will continue to look for leadership-quality growth names to form entry points. If a pullback/consolidation happens, it will be crucial for Nifty to hold its 21-DMA. It is advised to closely review the existing positions and book profits in stocks that are extended from their moving averages and showing technical weakness. Also, tracking distribution days is crucial as rising in distribution days can halt the uptrend.

Key News

Tata Consultancy Svs. posted its Q3 FY21 results. Profit was up 7.2% to Rs 8,701 crore as against Rs 8,118 crore for the same period last quarter, while revenue rose 4.7% to Rs 42,015 crore from Rs 40,135 crore on a q/q basis.

Tata Steel increased its Q3 production in India 2.9% y/y to 4.6MT, but deliveries fell 3.9% y/y to 4.66MT.

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