Election Results Send Stocks Skyrocketing: Market Rallies on Optimism
Following the Bharatiya Janata Party's sweeping victory in the recent state election on December 3, a surge was witnessed in defense and railway stocks during Monday's trading session. Analysts anticipate continued growth and attention in these sectors with the BJP in power.
Stocks like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd saw notable increases, hitting 52-week highs, with investors receiving significant returns this year. Railway stocks including Ircon International Ltd, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd, and BEML Ltd also registered gains on Monday's session, showcasing remarkable returns in 2023.
According to Rajesh Bhosale, Equity Technical and Derivative Analyst at Angel One, this sector's stellar performance in the current year is poised to continue with a bullish cycle, advising traders to maintain a positive outlook.
The recent budget saw a rise in defense allocation to ₹5.94 lakh crore for 2023-24, and a substantial increase in railway outlay, indicating the government's focus on these sectors. Analysts predict that a potential BJP victory in the 2024 elections might further amplify investments in these areas.
Avinash Gorakshakar, Head of Research at Profitmart Securities, highlights the positivity in the market, especially regarding railways, defense, and capital goods, where substantial Indian company investments are expected.
Monday's market saw record highs across indices, including Nifty 50, Sensex, BSE Midcap, and Smallcap, following the state election results, fostering confidence in the country's political stability.
Dr. V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, notes the upbeat market sentiment, mentioning that while high valuations may induce selling in the future, the current momentum is set to continue with favorable global trends and a bullish outlook on stocks.
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