Closing Bell: Sensex gains 848 points, Nifty at 17576.85

Published On: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | By:

Closing Bell: Sensex gains  848 points, Nifty at 17576.85

At Close, the Sensex was up 848.40 points or 1.46% at 58862.57, and the Nifty was up 237.00 points or 1.37% at 17576.80, as investors gave a thumbs up to pro-growth Budget 2022. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday unveiled a Budget that aims to boost growth amid continued disruption from Covid-19 and rising inflation. Tata Steel was the top gainer, followed by Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank, Larsen & Toubro, and Ultratech Cement. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top drag, followed by Power Grid Corporation, State Bank of India, and NTPC were the other top laggards. About 1683 shares have advanced, 1583 shares declined, and 98 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index closed with a gain of 1 percent while the BSE SmallCap index ended 0.9 percent up. Among sectors, auto and oil & gas indices ended in the red, while bank, capital goods, FMCG, pharma, IT, realty, and metal indices rose 1-5 percent. BSE midcap and smallcap indices gained 1 percent each.

 India VIX, the volatility gauge, slipped 8.97% on the closing bell.

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