Market Update for 17/07/2020:

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  • Netflix gave a disappointing future outlook for growth in subscriber count. Compared to the 5 million growth figure estimated for Q3, the forecast only came for 2.5 million. Netflix was down by almost 15% at the end of yesterday’s session.
  • US initial jobless claims: 1.3M v/s 1.31M from the previous week. Retail Sales grew 7.5% MoM v/s an all-time-high of 18% in May.
  • Kweichow Moutai the famous Chinese Liquor brand which is known for its price, fell 8% after People’s Daily accused that High-price alcohols tend to fend corruption in the industry. The fall was so big, it impacted the entire Chinese Stock Market and the SSE 50 Index fell by 4.6%. Other Chinese liquor companies were also affected.



  • Dollar revenue at $2.351 Billion V/S $2.543 Billion
  • Revenue is seen down by 4% to Rs 17800 cr
  • Margin contraction is seen at 180 bps
  • Subdued FY21 revenue and margin guidance
  • Steady conversion of projects in the pipeline
  • Had some IP acquisitions should help revenue
    (Bloomberg estimates)

    (HCL Tech’s Q1 net profit comes in at Rs 2,925 cr Vs CNBC-TV18’s poll of Rs 2,734 cr)


  • Revenue to be up by 21% at Rs. 3265 cr
  • EBITDA margin expansion from 17.2% from 14.6%
  • N.P. seen higher by 58% at Rs 417 crore
    (Bloomberg estimates)

HDFC Securities: Brokerage and fee income see a 2x jump in this quarter.


AVIATION: International flights to US and France set to resume from today on an interim basis. India is working on similar agreements with the UK and Germany.

ALKEM LABS: Gets US FDA Nod for Brompheniramine Maleate, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide. It also gets US FDA nod for Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride. The combination is used to treat allergy & cold symptoms.

TORRENT PHARMA: Gets US FDA nod for Nystatin, Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream. This is a combination of an Antifungal Medication.

CADILA HEALTHCARE: Zydus gets US FDA nod for Betamethasone Dipropionate Ointment
It is used for treating itching & skin conditions such as Eczema.

SBI: The bank wrote off the following accounts:


TOBACCO: Delhi bans the manufacture, storage, distribution, or sale of tobacco for 1 year. Gutka, pan masala, flavoured/scented tobacco, kharra are banned.

PVR: Rights issue opens today. Rights entitlement to trade from July 17- July 24.


  • Goldman Sachs raises Biocon’s target to 470 from 377.
  • Spark increases Dabur’s target to 525.
  • CLSA upgrades Torrent Pharma to Buy, TP 2920. India’s Pharma Market Growth Turns Positive; Chronic A Key Driver was their rationale behind it.

RESULTS TODAY: ICICIGI, Granules, Britannia, HCL Tech

FII sold 1091 cr
GOLD- 1796
DXY- 96.24
CRUDE- 43.38
Copper(LME) 6,436.5 +0.79%
Aluminium(LME) 1,670 -0.77%
Zinc(LME) 2,225 +1.14%

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