Market Pulse: Confirmed Uptrend

Distribution Day Count: Three

Nifty started the session on a positive note and extended gain in the first half. It made a new all-time high of 16,360. However, it failed to hold gains and staged a reversal. It lost over 150 points to make an intraday low of 16,203. In the last hour, Nifty reversed around 80 points and closed almost in the green. The broader market continued to underperform the index. Today’s selloff in midcap and smallcap stocks was sharp and deep.

Nifty Midcap and Smallcap index managed to find support near the 50-DMA and closed off lows. On the sectoral front, Nifty IT (+0.8%) was the top gainer, while Nifty Metal (-2.5%) was top loser. The advance-decline ratio favored the decliners. Of 1,995 stocks traded, 359 stocks advanced, 1,601 stocks declined, and the remaining closed flat.

Currently, the distribution day count stands at three. Nifty is trading near its all-time high. But the broader market action remains weak. If the index adds a couple of distribution days, stages a reversal, or breaches key moving averages, we may change the market status to an Uptrend Under Pressure. Reducing exposure to stocks breaking below their 21- or 50-DMA on higher volume is important. As there is weakness in the broader market, we recommend being selective while investing in new stock.

Key News

Century Plyboards (India) announced its Q1 FY22 results. Revenue more than doubled y/y Rs 457 crore. PAT grew to Rs 31.4 crore against Rs 11.3 crore in Q1 FY21.

Computer Age Management Services reported its Q1 FY22 results. Revenue grew 35% y/y to Rs 201 crore. PAT grew 58.8% y/y to Rs 63.2 crore. Margin expanded to 46.2% from 34.5% in Q1 FY21.

Linde India’s Q1 FY22 revenue grew 109% y/y to Rs 519 crore. PAT increased to Rs 72.5 crore against Rs 19.8 crore in Q1 FY21. Margin shrank 240bps y/y to 26.2%.

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