Closisng Bell: Sensex gains 21 points, Nifty at 17345.45

Published On: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | By:

Closisng Bell: Sensex gains 21 points, Nifty at 17345.45

At Close, the Sensex was up 20.86 points or 0.04% at 58,136.36, and, the Nifty was up 5.50 points or 0.03% at 17,345.50, for a fifth straight day, albeit amid volatility, as losses in HDFC twins, ICICI Bank, Infosys, L&T, and Bharti Airtel nearly balanced gains in Kotak Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Asian Paints, and Bajaj Finance.IndusInd Bank was the top gainer on Sensex, up 2%, followed by Asian Paints, and NTPC. Tech Mahindra was the worst performer, ending 1.85% lower accompanied by HDFC, L&T, and HDFC Bank. About 1829 shares have advanced, 1460 shares declined, and 122 are unchanged. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rose up to 0.5 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank index surged 2.7 percent, while the Nifty Realty index fell 1.7 percent. Bank Nifty outperformed and closed above the 38,000 mark while India VIX ended 5.95% higher at 18.53 levels.

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