Closing Bell: Sensex gains 38 points, Nifty at 17956.50

Published On: Thursday, August 18, 2022 | By:

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 38 points, Nifty at 17956.50

After falling as much as 300 points during the day, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex recouped all of its losses to end at 60,298, up 38 points or 0.06 percent. The NSE Nifty50, too, recovered from a low of 17,852 to settle at 17,965, up 21 points or 0.12 percent. Stocks of Bajaj Finserv, Power Grid Corporation of India, Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India, UltraTech Cements, Asian Paints, and Kotak Mahindra Bank are among the top index gainers. On the flip side, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Sun Pharma, Wipro, Infosys, TCS, and HCL Tech were among the top BSE Sensex losers. The broader BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices, meanwhile, outperformed the frontline indices throughout the day and closed up to 0.4 percent higher. Among sectors, the Nifty Metal and Realty indices gained over 1 percent each, the Nifty Pharma index was down 1.2 percent. Nifty Bank index fell marginally to 39,435.25, while Nifty IT fell 0.7 percent.

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