The benchmark indices settled over 1% higher on Friday after the rupee recovered from its all-time low and Asian peers staged a pullback.
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,423, up 386 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,714, up 125 points.
Among sectoral indices, the Nifty Metal index settled 2.8% higher led by a surge in the shares of Jindal Steel & Power, NMDC and Hindalco Industries. The Nifty PSU Bank index also rose 1.35% led by IDBI Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Syndicate Bank.
On the BSE, the S&P BSE Midcap index rose 1.8% higher on Friday and the S&P BSE Smallcap index ended 1.9% up.
Among individual stocks, Tata Steel was the biggest gainer on S&P BSE Sensex, gaining 3.6% to settle at Rs 567.85. The market heavyweight Reliance Industries also rose 3% to end at Rs 972.95 on Friday.
The rupee, which breached the 69 per dollar mark for the first time on Thursday, recovered tracking a rebound in Asian shares and currencies.
The Indian currency had on Thursday breached the 69-mark but covered lost ground to finally close at an all-time low of 68.79 with a fall of 18 paise against the US dollar due to multiple headwinds like weak global cues and concerns related to inflation and fiscal slippage.
Asian share markets rallied from nine-month lows on Friday as Chinese shares rebounded from a sell-off, but the market outlook remains gloomy a week before initial US and Chinese tariffs are set to take effect.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 1.4 per cent higher, Japan's Nikkei stock index was up 0.2 per cent, and South Korea's KOSPI rose 0.5 per cent. China's blue-chip CSI300 index gained 2.3 per cent, and the Shanghai Composite index was 2 per cent higher. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 1.5 per cent.
Oil prices dipped on Friday amid escalating trade friction between the United States and other major economies, although crude markets remain tight due to supply disruptions and generally high demand.
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $73.19 a barrel, down 26 cents (0.4 percent) from their last settlement. WTI on Thursday hit its highest since November 2014 at $74.03 per barrel. Brent crude futures were at $77.74 per barrel, down 11 cents (0.1 per cent).
BSE Sensex: Tata Steel, RIL among top gainers of the day
Market at close
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,423, up 386 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,714, up 125 points.
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Gold gains as dollar dips, but set for worst month since November 2016
Gold prices rose on Friday after hitting a more than six-month low in the previous session as the dollar retreated from recent highs amid a rising euro, but the yellow metal looked set to post its sharpest monthly fall in 19 months.
Spot gold was 0.3 per cent higher at $1,250.98 an ounce. On Thursday, it touched $1,245.32, its lowest since Dec. 13, 2017. READ MORE
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Starting the year at 63.8 to the dollar, the rupee has slid over the past six months to the near-69 to the dollar on Thursday. READ MORE
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China's Xiaomi Corp priced its Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) at the bottom of an indicative range, raising $4.72 billion in the world's biggest tech float in four years, people close to the transaction said on Friday.
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GODREJCP JULY FUTURES: Buy around 1213- 1214 for a potential upside target of 1245 with a stop below 1195 (spot levels)
ALBK JULY FUTURES: Sell around 41-42 for a potential downside target of 36.50 with a stop loss placed above 44 (spot levels)
COVERED PUT STRATEGY IN IBULHSGFIN : Sell one lot of IBULHSGFIN JULY FUT @ 1140-1142 & Sell one lot of IBULHSGFIN JULY 1100 PE @ 28| Max Profit: 34000 | Max Loss: Unlimited above BEP|BEP: 1168| SL: Above 1177 (Spot levels)
Nifty sectoral trend
BSE Sensex heatmap
Market at open
At 9:16 AM, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 35,148, up 111 points while the broader Nifty50 was ruling at 10,625, up 36 points.
Rupee slide to weaken equity return; IT and pharma stocks look good
The broader market doesn't like a weak rupee. Historically, stock market returns have been poor in the year when the Indian currency has depreciated against the dollar and vice versa. The rupee is down 7.1 per cent against the dollar since January and the benchmark BSE Sensex index is up only 2.8 per cent during the period, sharply down from the 17 per cent rise in the same period last year. READ MORE
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Derivatives strategy on Federal Bank by HDFC Securities
Buy FEDERAL BANK June 77.5 PUT at Rs 2.50
Stop loss of Rs 1.70
Target Rs 4
Rationale: We have seen Short positions being built in Federal Bank futures today where, We have seen sharp Rise in Open Interest with Price cut of 5%.
Stock price has given breakdown on the daily chart from multiple support placed at 80 odd levels, with rise in Volumes
Stock price is making lower top lower bottom formation on the daily chart Since October 2017.
Short term moving averages are trading below long term moving averages indicating bearish trend for the short to medium term.
Momentum Indicators and Oscillators are Indicating weakness in the stock for the short to medium term. READ MORE
Top stock ideas from Anand Rathi Research for today's trade
TARGET: Rs 940
STOP LOSS: Rs 880
The stock has formed a sideways channel in its wave 4 on the daily charts. Post wave 4 there is a wave 5 upside which is expected from here on. The momentum indicators are well in buy mode, hence we recommend initiating a buy on this stock.
TARGET: Rs 1,270
STOP LOSS: Rs 1,411
The stock has formed a bearish wedge pattern in its wave 5 which is a bearish reversal sign. The momentum indicators on the daily charts have gone into sell mode which is also a bearish reversal sign. The stock has broken the rising wedge pattern which is a further confirmation of the same. READ MORE
The SGX Nifty was at 10,616.50, up 0.40 per cent from the previous close.
Asian shares remained near nine-month lows on Friday despite small gains on Wall Street overnight, as ongoing concerns over global trade frictions dampened sentiment, though a move to ease foreign investment curbs in China could boost markets there.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, while Japan's Nikkei stock index was down 0.2 per cent.
Stocks on Wall Street posted small gains on Thursday, helped by financial and technology shares, but broader market sentiments remained subdued on lingering concerns over US-driven trade tensions.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 98.46 points (0.41 per cent) to 24,216.05, the S&P 500 gained 16.68 points (0.62 per cent) to 2,716.31, and the Nasdaq Composite added 58.60 points (0.79 per cent) to 7,503.68.
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