A

SymbolLastChange
ABB
22.10
0.13
ABBV
68.50
-0.77
ABCIL
0.00
0.00
ACC
39.83
0.11
ACE
115.68
0.70
AEGIS
0.00
0.00
AFL
59.70
0.08
APC
80.67
1.52
ARL
5.86
-0.09

E-F

SymbolLastChange
E
38.82
0.00
EMCO
0.00
0.00
ERA
21.66
0.60
ESL
120.06
1.75
FAME
8.45
0.00
FCH
10.51
0.14
FMNL
0.04
0.00
FSL
23.19
1.84

L-N

SymbolLastChange
LITL
0.00
0.00
LUMAXAUTO
0.00
0.00
MAHLIFE
0.00
0.00
MMTC
0.07
0.00
MPHASIS
0.00
0.00
MRF
0.00
0.00
MRTI
26.50
0.00
MSO
4.17
-0.01
NE
17.11
-0.07
NEHAINT
0.00
0.00
NESTLEIND
0.00
0.00
NRF
17.69
-0.21

T

SymbolLastChange
TCS
18.80
-0.30
TAKE
0.00
0.00
TAT
6.23
-0.02
TATAINVEST
0.00
0.00
TBZ
29.91
0.00
TCI
11.98
0.08

B

SymbolLastChange
BAC
17.29
0.19
BALKRISIND
0.00
0.00
BEHL
0.00
0.00
BGR
22.69
0.69
BOI
16.61
0.07
BPCL
0.00
0.00
BSE
13.10
0.03
BSL
17.17
0.09

G-H

SymbolLastChange
GDP
4.11
0.16
GALLISPAT
0.00
0.00
HDB
51.00
0.21
H
58.20
0.41
HBAN
10.15
0.11
HCC
53.28
0.14
HCLP
38.66
0.69
HEROMOTOCO
0.00
0.00

O-P

SymbolLastChange
OIL
16.24
0.03
ONMOBILE
0.00
0.00
ORCL
42.06
-0.12
PATSPINLTD
0.00
0.00
PER
7.90
-0.04
PNB
0.00
0.00
PSBK
6.10
0.00
PSL
50.85
0.33
PVR
0.00
0.00

T-U

SymbolLastChange
TECM
0.50
0.00
TSC
10.27
-0.01
TTM
47.04
1.12
TXI
0.00
0.00
UCO
16.47
0.02
UNITEDBNK
0.00
0.00
UPL
18.66
-0.19

C-D

SymbolLastChange
CAC
36.15
0.30
CARE
12.30
-0.29
CCL
43.03
0.19
CDNS
18.49
0.00
CMC
16.26
0.60
CMCSA
57.14
0.12
DAR
18.73
0.09
DEWANHOUS
0.00
0.00

I-K

SymbolLastChange
IDEA
0.10
0.03
IFCI
0.01
0.00
INFY
69.74
0.63
ITC
38.67
0.50
ITNL
0.00
0.00
IVC
15.93
0.08
JHS
14.39
-0.04
KARURVYSYA
0.00
0.00
KIM
25.45
-0.10

Q-S

SymbolLastChange
RBL
18.59
0.37
RFMD
15.01
0.34
RNDY
4.05
0.12
SB
4.66
0.14
SBI
9.85
-0.05
SCI
22.53
0.04
SGNT
28.86
0.14
SRF
12.43
-0.72
STC
36.35
-0.12

U-Z

SymbolLastChange
USD
98.62
2.95
UTVSOF
0.00
0.00
VASCONEQ
0.00
0.00
VIP
5.05
0.05
WELPROJ
0.00
0.00
WIT
13.15
0.17

Will 2014 be a good year for the stock markets?

                 Most foreign institutional investors and domestic brokerage and fund houses are likely to enter 2014 with more optimism than in the past few years. So far, the BSE Sensex has returned about 8 per cent this year, while the BSE Mid-cap and Small-cap indices tumbled 9 per cent and 16.5 per cent respectively. Among sectors, technology and pharma shares have done extremely well in 2013. So, what is in store for the market in 2014 and which theme will play out strong returns? The biggest event of the year is the general election in May. Analysts are already crystal-gazing on the outcome of the election. Most analysts wish that a stable dispensation will be in place at the Centre after the election, preferably one led by Narendra Modi with a comfortable working majority.According to Goldman Sachs (November 28 report), 2014 will be a transition year for India. “This is primarily due to the important Parliamentary elections expected in April-May 2014. Greater reform momentum, combined with a removal of uncertainties, could propel the economy forward and improve its diminishing growth potential,” Andrew Tilton has said in the report.Apart from the general election, other major risks include tapering of the easy liquidity policy by the US Federal Reserve and China's growth. Among sectors, most analysts prefer stocks that will benefit from an economic revival and sectors such as auto, private banks and oil, which could gain from reforms. Some even advise a small exposure to deep cyclicals, which include beaten-down infrastructure players and Government banks. Analysts expect the banking and financial sector to outperform in the coming year, as net NPAs (bad loans) may have peaked. They foresee that asset quality issues may abate in the next few quarters. For most, valuations are attractive at current levels, particularly for PSU banks, but suggest that investors limit their exposure to large-cap banks.
                  Analysts also believe the metal sector will outperform, driven by the improving demand outlook of developed economies. Telecom also finds favour with analysts on account of consistent earnings upgrades. Most analysts also expect 2014 will be a strong year for companies that will increase investment spending. Besides, companies doing large buybacks and firms with a high operating leverage will also do well. As the economy improves, companies with high fixed costs will also do better in 2014, say analysts. However, they see little upward scope for healthcare and pharmaceuticals stocks, given their current valuations. Information technology remains neutral for most financial advisors. Though most analysts estimate the IT sector will continue to see earnings upgrades and would likely benefit further from the early signs of demand revival in the US, they feel most IT stocks, particularly large-caps, are ruling at elevated valuations. Most analysts are also advising investors to stay away from fast-moving consumer durable stocks due to expensive valuations. Diversification is a strong argument for Indian investors. A part of the investments can be considered for gold and global stocks/indices, advise analysts. But one common piece of advice to retail investors, particularly from domestic brokerages, is to seriously consider passive investment vehicles such as index funds and diversified equity funds.
 

Top five US stock market resolutions for the year 2014

                NEW YORK: 2013 was a great year for the average investor, but few market strategists believe that 2014 will be anywhere near as good. The simple strategy of buying US stocks, selling bonds and staying out of international markets isn't going to work as well as it has, they say.
1. Curb your expectations:
Few investors expected 2013 to be as big as it was. The S&P 500 index is up 28 per cent for the year, its best year since 1997. Including dividends, it's up 30 per cent.
2. Keep your eye on valuation:
Investors bid up stock prices to all-time highs this year, despite a mediocre economy and corporate profits that were less than spectacular.
At the beginning of the year, the price-to-earnings ratio on the S&P 500 was 13.5, meaning investors were paying roughly $13.50 for every $1 of earnings in the S&P 500. Now the S&P 500's P-E ratio is around 16.7.
While a P/E ratio of 16.7 won't set off any alarm bells _ the historical average is 14.5 _ it is noticeably higher than it was a year ago.
Investors have high expectations for corporate profits next year, based on the prices they are paying.
``It's hard to believe that this market can go much higher from here without some corporate earnings growth,'' said Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management.
Profit margins are already at record highs, and corporations spent most of 2013 increasing their earnings by cutting costs or using financial engineering tools like buying back their own stock.
Earnings at companies in the S&P 500 grew at an 11 per cent rate in 2013. The consensus among market strategists is that profit growth will slow to around 8 per cent in 2014.
3. Don't get caught up in the euphoria:
Be wary if your neighbor decides to jump head-first into the market next year.
A large number of investors have remained on the sidelines for this five-year bull market. Since the market bottomed in March 2009, investors pulled $430 billion out of stock funds, according to data from Lipper, while putting nearly $1 trillion into bond funds.
Professional market watchers are concerned that many individual investors, trying to play a game of catch-up, might rush into the market with a vengeance next year. The surge of money could cause stocks to jump if investors ignore warnings that stocks are getting overvalued.
Wall Street calls this phenomenon a ``melt-up.'' As you can guess, a ``melt-up'' could lead to a ``melt-down,'' as happened in the late 1990s with the dot-com bubble.
Which leads us to:
4. Don't panic, either:
Stocks cannot go higher all the time. Bearish investors have been saying for months that stocks are due for a pullback in the near future.
The S&P 500 is up 66 per cent since the stock market's last major downturn in October 2011. It has been resilient through several scares this year, including the conflict in Syria, the budget crisis and near-breach of the nation's borrowing limit in October.
In their 2014 outlook, Goldman Sachs analysts said that while the market has been strong, they see a 67 per cent chance that stocks will decline 10 per cent or more in 2014, which is known as a stock market ``correction.''
5. Cut your exposure to bonds:
Fixed income investors had a tough year in 2013. The Barclays Aggregate bond index, a broad composite of thousands of bonds, fell 2 per cent. Investors in long-term bonds were hit even harder, losing 15 per cent of their money since the beginning of the year, according to comparable bond indexes.
2014 is not looking good for bond investors, either.
The Federal Reserve has started to pull back on its bond-buying economic stimulus program. That means one of the biggest buyers of bonds for the last year will slowly exit the market in 2014.
The Fed's exit could send bond prices falling.
Bonds are hardly a place to be in 2014,'' Nuveen's Doll said.
That doesn't mean investors should avoid bond altogether, strategists say.
 

2014 polls could be a big swing factor for Indian market

The 2014 general elections could prove to be a "big swing factor" for the Indian stock market going ahead, financial services major HSBC said while putting a Sensex target of 21,750 for end-2014.
The Indian market has seen a modest gain of 8 per cent in the current year, but underperformed significantly in US dollar terms as the Indian rupee depreciated sharply in the second half of the year, the company said.
According to HSBC, the "storm has abated" for the Indian markets as the US Fed has deferred tapering of its quantitative easing stimulus, and as the new RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has taken steps to contain the rupee fall.
However, "structural imbalances and the election uncertainty should keep the outlook for 2014 clouded", HSBC said.
"We expect Indian equities to deliver a below average return of 3 per cent in 2014, while earnings should grow by 8-10 per cent," the HSBC report said.
"We are underweight India within the region context with a Sensex target of 21,750 for end-2014," it added.
According to the global brokerage major, the upcoming general elections could be a "big swing factor" and an "inflection point" for the Indian markets.
"In our view, if BJP-led National Democratic Alliance comes to the power, it would be positive for infrastructure-led sectors, while a Congress-led UPA government would be positive for consumption-led sectors," it said.
The report further said: "Indian infrastructure spending is likely to rebound whoever wins next year's general election. We see capital goods companies growing profits by 15 per cent in calender year 2014".