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India's Manufacturing PMI falls to three month low in December amid Covid fears

Monday, January 3, 2022
India’s manufacturing activity lost some momentum in December falling to a three-month low after hitting a 10 month high in November, amid fears that the rapidly spreading third wave of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic may hit consumer sentiment and output. Data released by the analytics firm IHS Markit showed that the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing fell to 55.5 in December from 57.6 in November. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in economic activity and a number below that signals contraction. “Companies continued with their stock-building initiatives, as evidenced by another robust upturn in buying levels. Business confidence strengthened, but sentiment was again dampened by concerns surrounding supply-chain disruptions, Covid-19 and inflationary pressures,” the data analytics firm said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 90.99, Nifty at 17203.95

Thursday, December 30, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 90.99 points or 0.16% at 57,806.49, and the Nifty was down 19.70 points or 0.11% at 17,213.60 as investors preferred to stay on the sidelines amid the year-end celebrative mood. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Tata Steel, Bajaj Finance, State Bank of India (SBI), Maruti Suzuki, among others contributed the most to indices loss. Eicher Motors, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Auto, IndusInd Bank, and Divis Labs were among the top Nifty gainers. About 1969 shares have advanced, 1317 shares declined, and 96 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap was down 0.2 percent, while the Smallcap was up 0.3 percent. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Energy, Oil & Gas and Metal indices declined over a percent each, while the IT index ended a percent higher. India VIX was up nearly 2 percent to 16.57 levels.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 1190 points, Nifty at 16614.20

Monday, December 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 1,189.73 points or 2.09% at 55,822.01, and the Nifty was down 371.00 points or 2.18% at 16,614.20, as the market sentiment was dented amid fears of a severe-than-expected economic impact owing to the Omicron variant, recently announced hawkish policy stances by global central bankers and persistent FIIs selling. Hindustan Unilever was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Tata Steel was the worst Sensex performer, followed by the State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance. About 621 shares have advanced, 2604 shares declined, and 97 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and the Smallcap - also recovered partially but still ended with losses in excess of 3 percent each. All the sectoral indices ended in the red with the realty, bank, capital goods, and metal indices falling 3-4 percent. India VIX closed 16% higher, regaining 18.97 levels.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 329 points, Nifty at 17221.40

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 329.06 points or 0.57% at 57,788.03, and the Nifty was down 103.50 points or 0.60% at 17,221.40. Bajaj Finance was the top Sensex drag, followed by Bajaj Finserv, and Power Grid. On the other hand, Sun Pharma was the top gainer on Sensex, accompanied by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Maruti Suzuki India. About 1546 shares have advanced, 1574 shares declined, and 90 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index declined 0.7 percent, and the Smallcap index was down 0.4 percent. Except for Auto, all other sectoral indices ended in the red, with IT, metal, realty, and PSU bank indices down 1 percent each. India VIX closed above 17 levels, gaining 1.59%.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 166 points, Nifty at 17324.90

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
At Close, Sensex down 166.33 points or 0.29% at 58117.09, and the Nifty shedding 43.40 points or 0.25% at 17324.90, on a negative note, and thereafer made multiple attempts to recover on the back of fresh buying interest in IT and select banking stocks.Power Grid Corporation, Nestle India, Axis Bank and Dr Reddy’s Labs were the top gainers while ITC, Bajaj Finance, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Bharti Airtel were the top losers. About 1695 shares have advanced, 1462 shares declined, and 109 shares are unchanged.The BSE Midcap index declined 0.4 per cent, While the smallcap index ended almost flat. Among the sectors, power, pharma and oil & gas ended in the green while auto, FMCG and PSU Bank index ended in the red.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 20.60 points, Nifty at 17511.30

Friday, December 10, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 20.46 points or 0.03% at 58,786.67, and the Nifty was down 5.50 points or 0.03% at 17,511.30 amid volatility. Asian Paints was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Sun Pharma, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Maruti Suzuki India. Titan was the laggard, accompanied by Tech Mahindra, Bajaj FInserv, and HDFC. About 2024 shares have advanced, 1165 shares declined, and 125 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index advanced 0.3 percent, and the Smallcap index jumped 0.8 percent. Among sectors, realty and PSU Bank indices rose nearly 3 percent each, while metal, oil & gas, power indices ended in the green. India VIX was up half a percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 949 points, Nifty at 16912.25

Monday, December 6, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 949.32 points or 1.65% at 56,747.14, and the Nifty was down 284.40 points or 1.65% at 16,912.30 as investors continued to adopt a cautious approach given the uncertainty around the Omicron virus and the upcoming RBI policy meeting on December 08. All Sensex constituents closed in red with IndusInd Bank as the worst performer, followed by Bajaj Finserv, Bharti Airtel, TCS, Tata Consumer Products, and HCL Technologies. About 1340 shares have advanced, 1948 shares declined, and 165 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE IT index cracked 2.5 percent. The Energy and Telecom indices were down 2 percent each. The FMCG, Healthcare, Auto, and Realty indices were the other major losers, down over 1.5 percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices declined 1.4 percent each.India VIX zoomed 8.78% higher to finish at 20.08 levels.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 765 points, Nifty at 17196.70

Friday, December 3, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 764.83 points or 1.31% at 57,696.46, and the Nifty was down 205 points or 1.18% at 17,196.70 Indices reversed their two-day winning streak with losses in excess of a percent. Power Grid was the top loser on Sensex, followed by Reliance Industries, Asian Paints, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Larsen & Toubro was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, Ultratech Cement, and TCS. About 1722 shares have advanced, 1453 shares declined, and 137 shares are unchanged. Except for capital goods, all other sectoral indices ended in the red. The BSE Midcap index ended almost flat, while the Smallcap index added 0.3 percent. India VIX closed with gains.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 195 points, Nifty at 16983.20

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
At cLose, Sensex ended 195.71 points lower or 0.34% at 57064.87, and the Nifty shed 81.40 points or 0.48% at 16972.60 after US pharma major Moderna warned that Covid-19 shots seemed less effective against Omicron. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Titan, State Bank of India, and Bajaj Finance. While Tata Steel, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Reliance Industries, and Bajaj Auto are the top losers. About 1675 shares have advanced, 1383 shares declined, and 112 shares are unchanged. Among the sectors, the metal index fell over 2 percent followed by banks, auto, and power while IT, Realty, and FMCG closed in the green. while India VIX was down more than 5%.The BSE Midcap index gained 0.3 percent, while the Smallcap index rallied 1.5 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex falls 1687 points, Nifty at 17026.45

Friday, November 26, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 1,687.94 points or 2.87% at 57,107.15, and the Nifty was down 509.80 points or 2.91% at 17,026.50, "triggered by the new covid variant in South Africa, markets plummeted into negative territory following weak global peers. Dr. Reddy was the top Sensex gainer, followed Nestle India while all other stocks were down in red. IndusInd Bank was the top laggard, down 6.2%, followed by Maruti Suzuki India, Tata Steel, and Bajaj Finance. About 964 shares have advanced, 2163 shares declined, and 80 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank index fell 3.6 percent and the Nifty Realty index slipped 6 percent. The Nifty Pharma index, up 1.7 percent, was the only gainer on the NSE. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 3.2 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively. India VIX climbed 25 percent and hit a 6-month high of 21-level.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 323 points, Nifty at 17415.05

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 323.34 points or 0.55% at 58,340.99, and the Nifty was down 88.30 points or 0.50% at 17,415 dragged by weakness in key index heavyweights like Infosys, ITC, and Reliance Industries NTPC was the top gainer on Sensex, up 1%, followed by Power Grid, and Bharti Airtel. Reliance Industries was the top loser on Sensex, followed by Asian Paints, Infosys, and Tech Mahindra. About 1950 shares have advanced, 1249 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged. The small-cap index ended with a gain of 0.4 percent, while the Midcap index was down 0.6 percent in line with the Sensex. Among sectors, the BSE Auto and IT indices declined over a percent each. FMCG and Capital Goods were the other prominent losers. The Oil & Gas index, however, was up 0.8 percent. India VIX was deep in the red.

Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 1170 points, Nifty at 17416.55

Monday, November 22, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 1,170.12 points or 1.96% at 58,465.89, and the Nifty was down 348.30 points or 1.96% at 17,416.50 due to selling pressure seen in almost all sectors. Bharti Airtel was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Asian Paints, Power Grid, and IndusInd Bank. Bajaj Finance was the worst-performing Sensex stock, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries, and NTPC. About 842 shares have advanced, 2479 shares declined, and 157 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Realty and Energy indices were the major losers, down around 4 percent each. The Bankex, Healthcare, Auto, Consumer Durables, and Oil & Gas indices also plunged over 2 percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 2.5 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 433 points, Nifty at 17764.80

Thursday, November 18, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 372 points or 0.62% at 59636.01, and the Nifty was down 133.90 points or 0.75% at 17,764.80 ended lower for the third consecutive session on November 18, with selling seen in auto, metal, IT, pharma, realty names. ITC was the top Sensex gainer, up 1%, followed by State Bank of India, Power Grid, and Titan. In the losses were Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki India, and Dr. Reddy’s. About 997 shares have advanced, 2252 shares declined, and 133 shares are unchanged. All the sectors ended in the red with auto and metal indices losing over 2 percent each. The BSE midcap and smallcap indices fell 1.5 percent each. India VIX was down 0.81 per cent to 14.86 levels. Debutant Paytm had a disappointing outing. The stock was listed at a 9 percent discount at Rs 1,950 when compared to its issue price of Rs 2,150 and went on to extend losses throughout the day. The stock finally ended at the day's low at Rs 1,564 - a huge 27.3 percent discount to its issue price.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 314 points, Nifty at 17898.65

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 314.04 points or 0.52% at 60,008.33, and the Nifty was down 100.50 points or 0.56% at 17,898.70. Asian Paints was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by Maruti Suzuki, Power grid, and NTPC. Reliance Industries was the top laggard, followed by Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, Bharti Airtel, and Titan. About 1382 shares have advanced, 1758 shares declined, and 95 shares are unchanged. Among sectoral indices, the Energy, Realty, and Oil & Gas indices shed 1.8 percent, 1.8 percent, and 1.4 percent, respectively. While selling was also seen in the metal, capital goods, and banking names. The Auto and Power indices were up 0.6 percent each. The BSE Smallcap index managed to end with a wee bit of gains, while the Midcap index slipped 0.2 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 396 points, Nifty at 17999.20

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 396.34 points or 0.65% at 60,322.37, and the Nifty was down 110.30 points or 0.61% at 17,999.20. Reliance Industries Limited was the worst-performing stock on Sensex, followed by State Bank of India, and Ultratech Cement. Maruti Suzuki India was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, Tech Mahindra, and Infosys. About 1496 shares have advanced, 1639 shares declined, and 122 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Auto index surged 2.4 percent, The BSE Energy index shed 2.6 percent. The Bankex, Oil & Gas, Pharma, and Realty indices were also down over a percent each. The BSE midcap index was down 0.22 percent, while the smallcap index ended with marginal gains.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 433 points, Nifty at 17873.60

Thursday, November 11, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 433.13 points or 0.72% at 59,919.69, and the Nifty was down 143.60 points or 0.80% at 17,873.60 on the back of weakness in financial and healthcare shares. Titan Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), IndusInd Bank, and Tata Steel share prices gained despite overall weak market momentum. On the flip side, State Bank of India, Bajaj Finserv, Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), ICICI Bank were top Sensex losers. About 1398 shares have advanced, 1769 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. the BSE Realty index plunged 2.5 percent. Nifty Metal and Nifty Consumer Durables ended in the green. While Bank Nifty fell over 1 percent to end at 38,560. Nifty Auto, Nifty Media, Nifty Financial Services, Nifty Pharma, Nifty Realty ended up to 2.3 Read more

Alembic Pharma share price falls 5% after quarter results

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Alembic Pharmaceuticals' share price fell over 5 percent intraday to Rs 757 after the company reported a weak set of numbers for the quarter ended September 2021. The company's consolidated profit declined 49 percent year on year (YoY) at Rs 169 crore in the September quarter (Q2FY22), due to lower revenue. The pharmaceutical company had posted a profit of Rs 333 crore in the year-ago quarter. The revenue was down 11.3% at Rs 1,292.32 crore versus Rs 1,457.10 crore, YoY. The US revenue declined 40 percent to Rs 348 crore on a YoY basis. However, India's business grew 23 percent to Rs 509 crore over the previous year's quarter. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) were down 42 percent at Rs 257.2 crore versus Rs 443.5 crore and the margin was down at 19.9% versus 30.4%, YoY. The management believes the current US sales figures ($47 million per quarter) are the new base, and these are expected to improve hereafter, led by new launches. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 80.63, Nifty at 18017.20

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 80.63 points or 0.13% at 60,352.82, and the Nifty was down 27.10 points or 0.15% at 18,017.20.About 1601 shares have advanced, 1530 shares declined, and 129 shares are unchanged. Bharti Airtel, M&M, Sun Pharma, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ITC, Dr. Reddy’s, Bajaj Finserv were among the top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Asian Paints, Titan, HDFC Bank ended in the negative territory. The Metal index shed 2 percent, and the Realty index was down 1.6 percent. On the positive side, the Telecom index jumped 2 percent, and the Energy index was up a percent. The BSE Midcap index declined 0.6 percent, while the Smallcap index ended flat.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 112.16, Nifty at 18044.25

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 112.16 points or 0.19% at 60,433.45, and the Nifty was down 24.20 points or 0.13% at 18,044.30. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), State Bank of India (SBI), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel were top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Titan Company, HCL Tech, ITC were among the top index draggers. Nifty Bank index was down 0.18 percent, while Nifty Financial Services fell 0.7 percent. The Nifty Auto index was the top sectoral gainer, up over 1 percent. The Capital Goods, Energy, and Oil & Gas indices were also up around a percent each. The Metal index, however, was down 0.8 percent. The BSE midcap index was up 0.8 percent and smallcap index rose 0.67 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 257 points, Nifty at 17829.20

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 257.14 points or 0.43% at 59,771.92, and the Nifty was down 59.80 points or 0.33% at 17,829.20 for the second straight day on the back of selling pressure in select index heavyweights, like Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, and HDFC Bank. Larsen & Toubro Ltd. was the top Sensex gainer, up 4%, followed by Ultratech Cement, Asian Paints, and State Bank of India. Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank were among the top laggards. About 1509 shares have advanced, 1662 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. The BSE Capital Goods and Realty indices were up over 2 percent each. On the other hand, The Telecom, Bankex, Auto and Consumer Durables indices declined over a percent each. India VIX closed in the red.

Closing Bell :Sensex down 337, Nifty at 18178.10

Thursday, October 21, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 336.46 points or 0.55% at 60,923.50, and the Nifty was down 88.50 points or 0.48% at 18,178.10. Kotak Mahindra Bank rallied 6.5% to close as the top Sensex gainer, followed by HDFC, ICICI Bank, NTPC, and State Bank of India. Asian Paints, Reliance Industries, and Infosys were the worst performing Sensex constituents. About 1580 shares have advanced, 1627 shares declined, and 130 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty Bank gained 1.7 percent, PSU Bank, auto, oil & gas, and power indices ended in the green, while metal, IT, energy, and FMCG indices ended lower. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 456 points, Nifty at 18266.60

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 456.09 points or 0.74% at 61,259.96, and the Nifty was down 152.20 points or 0.83% at 18,266.60 on account of profit-taking in metals, energy, capital goods, and consumer-related stocks like FMCG, durables, and discretionary goods & services. Bharti Airtel was the top gainer on Sensex, gaining 4%, followed by State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance. Titan was the worst-performing Sensex stock, falling 2.62%, followed by HUL, NTPC, and Bajaj Finserv. About 877 shares have advanced, 2351 shares declined, and 115 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index shed 1.9 percent at 25,915, and the Smallcap index tumbled 2.3 percent to 28,879. The BSE Consumer Durables index plunged 3.3 percent. The Basic Materials, Utilities, and Metal indices dropped 2.3-2.5 percent each. The Power and Realty indices were down around 2 percent each, while the FMCG and Industrials declined 1.5 percent. The BSE Telecom index, however, gained 3 percent at 1,797.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 50 points, Nifty at 18418.75

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 49.54 points or 0.08% at 61716.05, and the Nifty was down 58.20 points or 0.31% at 18418.80. Tech Mahindra was the top index gainer, followed by Larsen & Toubro, Infosys, and Bajaj Finserv. ITC was the top loser on Sensex, followed by HUL, Titan, and Tata Steel. About 959 shares have advanced, 2321 shares declined, and 122 shares are unchanged. The Nifty IT index is up 2.35 percent, the Nifty Realty is down 4.8 percent, the PSB index down3.7 percent, and the FMCG index down3 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended nearly 2 per cent down each, India VIX gained 1.11%.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 555 points, Nifty at 17646.00

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 555.15 points or 0.93% at 59,189.73, and the Nifty was down 176.30 points or 0.99% at 17,646. Hindalco, SBI Life, IndusInd Bank, JSW Steel, and Tata Steel were among the major losers on the Nifty. Tata Consumer, ONGC, UPL, Britannia, and HDFC Bank were among the major gainers. About 1291 shares have advanced, 1754 shares declined, and 115 shares are unchanged.BSE Midcap index plunged 1.22 percent, BSE SmallCap index fell 158 points or 0.55 percent Sectorally, Bank Nifty index fell over half a percent to end at 37,522. all sectoral indices ended in the red with capital goods, IT, metal, pharma, auto, realty and PSU Bank indices falling in the 1-3 percent range. India VIX, volatility index, jumped 5.70 percent

Closing Bell:Sensex falls 360 points, Nifty at 17532.05

Friday, October 1, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 360.78 points or 0.61% at 58,765.58, and the Nifty was down 86.20 points or 0.49% at 17,532.00. Bajaj Finserv, Maruti Suzuki, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, Bharti Airtel, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), NTPC, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) were top index draggers. On the flip side, M&M, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, UltraTech Cement, Power Grid Corporation of India, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Bajaj-Auto were among the top Sensex gainers. About 1716 shares have advanced, 1373 shares declined, and 150 shares are unchanged. On the sectoral front, the Nifty Realty index fell 1.5 percent and Bank Nifty was down over half a percent. While Nifty Pharma was up nearly one percent. Buying was seen in the pharma, metal, PSU Bank, and energy sectors. Some selling was seen in the reality, bank, and IT sectors.BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended with little change.

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 286 points, Nifty at 17618.15

Thursday, September 30, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 286.91 points or 0.48% at 59126.36, and the Nifty was down 93.10 points or 0.53% at 17618.20 for the third day in a row defying firm global cues. Bajaj Finserv was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Bajaj Finance, NTPC, and Sun Pharma. Powergrid was the worst-performing Sensex constituent, followed by Asian Paints, Axis Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank.About 1804 shares have advanced, 1393 shares declined, and 149 shares are unchanged. On the sectoral front it was a mixed trend, with buying seen in the realty, pharma, power and PSU banking stocks. Selling was seen in the auto, bank, IT, metal names.The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices, however, closed higher, up 0.3 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 254 points, Nifty at 17711.30

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 254.33 points or 0.43% at 59,413.27, and the Nifty was down 37.30 points or 0.21% at 17,711.30. NTPC was the top Sensex gainer, followed by PowerGrid, Sun Pharma, and SBI. HDFC, Ultratech Cement, and Asian Paints were the worst performing Sensex stocks. About 1830 shares have advanced, 1371 shares declined, and 151 shares are unchanged. The power, metal, pharma, and realty indices added 1-3.5 percent, while selling was seen in the auto, bank, capital goods, FMCG names. Midcap and smallcap indices outperformed the benchmark, closing with gains. India VIX was 1.62% higher at the end of the day’s trade.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 410 points, Nifty at 17748.60

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 410.28 points or 0.68% at 59,667.60, and the Nifty was down 106.50 points or 0.60% at 17,748.60. HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel, HCL Tech, Infosys, Asian Paints, Tech Mahindra, TCS, Bajaj Finserv were among the top Sensex draggers. Power Grid Corporation of India, NTPC, Titan Company, RIL, Tata Steel were top Sensex gainers. About 1463 shares have advanced, 1715 shares declined, and 164 shares are unchanged. On the sectoral front, Bank Nifty plunged over 2 percent after hitting a fresh record high. Nifty Realty index tumbled 4.5 percent.IT fell 2 percent. while power, oil & gas, and metal indices ended in the green.BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended lower with each down over 0.5 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 77.94, Nifty at 17546.65

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 77.94 points or 0.13% at 58,927.33, and the Nifty was down 15.30 points or 0.09% at 17,546.70. Tech Mahindra was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, HCL Technologies, and Bajaj Auto. On the other hand, HDFC was the worst-performing Sensex constituent, followed by Nestle India, ICICI Bank, and HUL. About 2047 shares have advanced, 1113 shares declined, and 162 shares are unchanged. Nifty Realty index was another top performer, notching 8.45 percent returns. All stocks from the realty pack also settled in the green amid a strong demand outlook, the Nifty Media pack surged 13.57 percent. Nifty Financial Services, Bank, Private Bank, and FMCG were the only losers. The BSE midcap and smallcap indices rose 1 percent each.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 525 points, Nifty at 17396.90

Monday, September 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 524.96 points or 0.89% at 58,490.93, and the Nifty was down 188.30 points or 1.07% at 17,396.90 for the second day spooked by a possible spillover of China's Evergrande's debt woes, fall in commodity prices and ahead of US Federal Reserve policy meet outcome. About 995 shares have advanced, 2308 shares declined, and 132 shares are unchanged. Hindustan Unilever was the top Sensex gainer followed by Bajaj Finserv and ITC. Tata Steel was the top loser, followed by the State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, and HDFC. Barring the Nifty FMCG index all indices ended in red. Nifty Metal tumbled the most followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index, down 6.6 percent and 4.18 percent, respectively. Nifty Realty, Bank, Pharma also tanked nearly 2 percent each. The BSE Midcap index plunged 1.84 percent and the BSE Smallcap 1.8 percent. India VIX zoomed 14.85% during the day to close at 17.49.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 125 points, Nifty at 17585.15

Friday, September 17, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 125 points, or 0.21 percent, lower at 59,015.89 while the Nifty finished at 17,585.15, down 44 points, or 0.25 percent, from record-high levels to snap their three-day winning run amid losses in RIL, IT stocks, and select banking counters. ITC, Bajaj Finance, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bharti Airtel, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), top Sensex gainers. Tata Steel Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Titan, TCS were the only losers on the index. Nifty Media & Realty shed 2.38 percent and 2.35 percent, respectively. On the other hand, Nifty Media, Nifty Financial Services, Nifty Bank, and Nifty Private Bank were the gainers. Nifty Auto settled the day unchanged. The BSE Midcap index sank 1.14 percent and the BSE Smallcap index was 1.06 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 29 points, Nifty at 17353.50

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 29 points, or 0.05 percent, down at 58,250.26 while the Nifty settled 9 points, or 0.05 percent, lower at 17,353.50, amid losses in IT firms and index heavyweight Reliance Industries, even as gains in private lenders helped cap losses. Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top index gainer, followed by NTPC, Titan, and Sun Pharma. Nestle India was the worst performer followed by Maruti, Bajaj Finserv, and Bajaj Auto. Nifty Bank, private bank, PSU bank, and financial services indices rose about a percent each. On the flip side, Nifty IT, down 0.78 percent, Nifty Media and Auto lost over 0.50 percent each, Nifty pharma indices ended in the red. The BSE Midcap index added 0.81 percent. It also touched a new high in trade today. Meanwhile, BSE Smallcap rose 0.55 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 214 points, Nifty at 17076.25

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 214.18 points or 0.37% at 57338.21, and the Nifty was down 55.90 points or 0.33% at 17076.3 as profit booking in metal and IT stocks. Asian Paints, Nestle India, Axis Bank, Titan Company, Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories, L7T, Bajaj-Auto, and IndusInd Bank were among the top BSE Sensex gainers. On the flip side, M&M, Tata Steel, Bajaj Finserv, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Infosys, HCL tech, UltraTech Cement were the top index laggards. About 1461 shares have advanced, 1637 shares declined, and 150 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index added 0.9 percent on the BSE and the BSE SmallCap index rose 0.22 percent. Nifty sectoral indices mostly ended in the green, except for Nifty Financial Services, Nifty IT, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Pharma indices. metals and IT indices fell over 1 percent each. Bank Nifty gained 0,4 percent to settle at 36,574.30

Closing Bell: Sensex ends flat down 14.77 points, Nifty at 16634.65

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 14.77 points or 0.03% at 55,944.21, and the Nifty was up 10.10 points or 0.06% at 16,634.70, scaled fresh lifetime highs in the intra-day deals, they failed to hold on to their gains and ended flat. TCS was the top gainer followed by Infosys, Reliance Industries, and HUL. On the other hand, Bajaj Finserv was the top Sensex laggard, followed by Titan, Maruti Suzuki, and Bharti Airtel. About 1941 shares have advanced, 1180 shares declined, and 107 shares are unchanged. The Nifty IT index gained 0.7 percent while the Nifty Realty index slipped 0.8 percent, pharma, bank, and auto-ended in red while all other sectoral indices ended higher with the power and oil & gas indices up 1 percent each.The BSE MidCap index closed 0.6 percent higher while the BSE SmallCap index gained 0.7 percent. India VIX was up 3 percent by the close.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 300 points, Nifty at 16450.50

Friday, August 20, 2021
At close, Sensex was down 300.17 points or 0.54% at 55329.32, and the Nifty down 118.30 points or 0.71% at 16450.50 after minutes released by the US Federal Reserve suggested tapering of the Fed's stimulus plan by late 2021. Besides, the rampant spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 and faltering global growth worried investors. Tata Steel was the worst Sensex performer, followed by the State Bank of India, Dr. Reddy’s Laboaratories, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. HUL was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Asian Paints, Nestle India, and Bajaj Finance. About 728 shares have advanced, 2407 shares declined, and 117 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index cracked 6 percent while the FMCG index rose 2 percent. Bank Nifty fell 1.46%. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 2 percent each. India VIX soared 8.6% to closed at 14 levels.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 163 points, Nifty at 16568.85

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 162.78 points or 0.29% at 55629.49, and the Nifty was down 45.80 points or 0.28% at 16568.80 amid weekly F&O expiry, aggravated by profit-booking in financial, metal, and select auto stocks, dragged benchmarks in the red on Wednesday. Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India, IndusInd Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) were top BSE Sensex laggards. On the flip side, Ultratech Cement, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Nestle India were top gainers. About 1037 shares have advanced, 2067 shares declined, and 110 shares are unchanged. the Nifty metal and bank indices fall 0.8 percent each, while buying was seen in the FMCG, pharma, and PSU Bank names. BSE midcap rose 0.26 percent and smallcap indices were down 0.18 percent.

Closing Bell: Market ends flat, Nifty at 16282.25

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 28.73 points or 0.05% at 54525.93, and the Nifty was up 2.20 points or 0.01% at 16282.30. Tata Steel was the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, Power Grid, and Reliance Industries. On the other end of the table, Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top loser, followed by Bajaj Auto, Sun Pharma, and Nestle India. About 1007 shares have advanced, 2123 shares declined, and 131 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index was the top gainer, up 3.14 percent, the energy index rose over 1 percent, while the Nifty Pharma index was the top laggard, down 1.5 percent. The BSE SmallCap index, which was down over 3 percent at one point during the day, ended just 0.83 percent lower. The BSE MidCap index, on the other hand, closed 0.22 percent down.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 215 points, Nifty at 16238.20

Friday, August 6, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 215.12 points or 0.39% at 54277.72, and the Nifty was down 56.40 points or 0.35% at 16238.20 as investors booked profit after the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy outcome. Reliance Industries was the top laggard, followed by Ultratech Cement, Tata Steel, HCL Technologies, and State Bank of India. On the other end, IndusInd Bank was the top gainer followed by Tech Mahindra, Bharti Airtel, and Maruti Suzuki India. About 1728 shares have advanced, 1400 shares declined, and 120 shares are unchanged. The metal, auto, and IT indices ended higher, while selling was seen in the pharma, FMCG, and infra names. The midcap and smallcap indices rose 0.2 percent each and ended in green

Closing Bell: Sensex down 66 points, Nifty at 15763.05

Friday, July 30, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 66.23 points or 0.13% at 52586.84, and the Nifty was down 15.50 points or 0.10% at 15763 as domestic equities witnessed sharp profit booking in the fag end of the session as European stocks slipped in early trade and US stock futures hinted at a muted start on Wall Street later today. Sun Pharma, TechMahindra, Cipla, Shree Cements, and Adani Ports were the top Nifty gainers. Bajaj Finance, State Bank of India, Bajaj Finserv, and Tata Steel were the top index drags. About 1808 shares have advanced, 1352 shares declined, and 126 shares are unchanged. Bank Nifty was down 0.31%, the pharma index added 3.6 percent, while the auto index rose nearly 1 percent. However, some selling was seen in the metal and financial names. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices zoomed 0.52 percent and 0.69 percent, respectively. India VIX was down 1.16%.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 135 points, Nifty at 15709.40

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 135.05 points or 0.26% at 52,443.71, and the Nifty was down 37.10 points or 0.24% at 15,709.40. Kotak Mahindra Bank, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), HDFC Bank, NTPC, RIL were among top Sensex laggards. On the flip side, Bharti Airtel surged over 5 percent, followed by Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, Infosys among others. About 1299 shares have advanced, 1682 shares declined, and 90 shares are unchanged. Except for the Nifty Metal up 1.12 percent and IT up 0.21 percent, indices ended in the red with the Nifty PSB Index sliding nearly 2 percent. Nifty Auto, energy, and pharma sectors. too witnessed heavy selling and was down nearly 1 percent.The BSE SmallCap index underperformed the headline indices and slipped 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, BSE Midcap ended unchanged.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 123 points, Nifty at 15824.45

Monday, July 26, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 123.53 points or 0.23% at 52852.27, and the Nifty was down 31.50 points or 0.20% at 15824.50.ITC, Tata Steel, Titan, and Reliance Industries were the top gainers on Sensex. SBI, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC were among the top drags. About 1791 shares have advanced, 1488 shares declined, and 151 shares are unchanged. Nifty Energy index gained 1 percent while bank, auto, and PSU Bank indices ended lower. However, some buying was seen on the metal, pharma, and IT names. Bank Nifty closed 0.24% lower. India VIX jumped 5.87%. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices adding 0.06 percent and 0.34 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 354 points, Nifty at 15632.10

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 354.89 points or 0.68% at 52198.51, and the Nifty was down 120.30 points or 0.76% at 15632.10 for the third consecutive session in July 20 dragged by the metal, realty, and financial names. Asian Paints was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Ultratech Cement, Bajaj Auto, HUL, Nestle India, Maruti, TCS, Infosys, and Bajaj Finserv. On the other hand, IndusInd Bank was the worst Sensex performer, followed by Tata Steel, and Bharti Airtel. About 1109 shares have advanced, 2056 shares declined, and 107 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, except FMCG all other indices ended lower. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell over 1 percent each. India VIX gained 4.18%.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 586 points, Nifty at 15752.40

Monday, July 19, 2021
At close, Sensex was 587 points, or 1.10 percent, down at 52,553.40 while the Nifty settled 171 points, or 1.07 percent, lower at 15,752.40 as potential third waves in the US and the UK, and a spike in coronavirus cases in Japan and Australia despite lockdown-like restrictions, stalled growth rally.HDFC Bank was the top loser followed by IndusInd Bank and Axis Bank. NTPC was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Nestle India, Dr. Reddy’s, Sun Pharma, ITC, and Ultratech Cement. The Nifty Bank index declined over 2 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 0.58 percent and 0.31 percent, respectively. India VIX closed 8% higher.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 19 points, Nifty at 15923.40

Friday, July 16, 2021
At Close Sensex closed 19 points, or 0.04 percent, lower at 53,140.06 while the Nifty finished flat at 15,923.40.ITC, Asian Paints, RIL, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, Power Grid Corporation of India, Tata Steel, HDFC were among the top index gainers. On the flip side, Larsen & Toubro, Infosys, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, Maruti were top index draggers. Nifty Bank index was down 0.20 percent, and Nifty IT was flat with a negative bias. Nifty Pharma, and Nifty reality, however, was up nearly one percent and the Nifty Metal index gained half a percent. The mid-and small-cap indices meanwhile, outperformed and ended over 0.4 percent higher each

Closing Bell:Sensex ends flat, Nifty at 15692.60

Monday, July 12, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 13.50 points or 0.03% at 52372.69, and the Nifty was up 2.80 points or 0.02% at 15692.60 ends 327 pts down from the day’s high. UltraTech Cement, ICICI Bank, Maruti Suzuki, State Bank of India (SBI), Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank among the top index gainers. Bajaj Finserv, HDFC Banka, and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) were top Sensex laggards. About 1889 shares have advanced, 1163 shares declined, and 149 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Realty index zoomed 3.6 percent on the NSE while the Nifty IT index slipped 0.4 percent. Nifty Auto indices ended in the green.The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rallying 0.40 percent and 0.75 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 183 points, Nifty at 15689.80

Friday, July 9, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 182.75 points or 0.35% at 52,386.19, and the Nifty was down 38.10 points or 0.24% at 15,689.80. Tata Steel was the top gainer, followed by Bajaj Auto, Bharti Airtel, and NTPC. On the other hand, Bajaj Auto was the top loser followed by TCS, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and Reliance Industries. About 1693 shares have advanced, 1252 shares declined, and 107 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Private Bank index was the biggest drag, down 0.6 percent. On the upside, the Nifty Realty index zoomed 2.4 percent and metal 2 percent. BSE midcap and smallcap indices rose 0.4-0.6 percent. India VIX slipped 4%.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 485 points, Nifty at 15727.90

Thursday, July 8, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 485.82 points or 0.92% at 52568.94, and the Nifty was down 151.80 points or 0.96% at 15727.90. Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, and HDFC Bank were the top losers in the Sensex pack. Tech Mahindra was the top gainer followed by Bajaj Auto, Power Grid, HCL Technologies, and IndusInd Bank.About 1277 shares have advanced, 1648 shares declined, and 112 shares are The nifty Metal index fell 2.19%, the Nifty PSU Bank index closed 1.96% lower and Nifty Bank ended 1.39% in the red. Only the Nifty IT index ended in the green-up 0.05 percent. The BSE MidCap and BSE SmallCap indices slipped 0.37 percent and 0.09 percent, respectively. India VIX rose 11%.unchanged.

Closing Bell:Sensex ends flat, Nifty at 15818.25

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 18.82 points or 0.04% at 52861.18, and the Nifty was down 16.10 points or 0.10% at 15818.30. UltraTech Cement, HDFC Bank, and Bajaj Finance were the top gainers on Sensex while Tech Mahindra, TCS, Maruti Suzuki India, Tata Motors, and Reliance Industries were among the drags. About 1557 shares have advanced, 1624 shares declined, and 121 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank was the top-performing index, up 0.9 percent, trailed by the Nifty Financial Services index, up 0.8 percent. Nifty Media and Nifty private bank index closed with gains. On the flip side, the Nifty Auto was the biggest loser, down 1.8 percent. The BSE MidCap index settled 0.12 percent higher while the BSE SmallCap index closed 0.26 percent lower.

Rainfall over country is most likely to be normal: IMD

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Rainfall over the country as a whole is most likely to be normal, as per IMD's forecast for July. According to IMD, monthly rainfall for July 2021 over the country is most likely to be normal (94 to 106 % of Long Period Average - LPA). "The latest global model forecasts indicate that the prevailing neutral ENSO conditions are likely to continue over the equatorial Pacific Ocean and that there is enhanced possibility of development of negative IOD conditions over the Indian Ocean during July to September 2021. As sea surface temperature (SST) conditions over the Pacific and the Indian Oceans are known to have a strong influence on Indian monsoon, IMD is carefully monitoring the evolution of sea surface conditions over these Ocean basins," the weather department said.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 164 points, Nifty at 15680.00

Thursday, July 1, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 164.11 points or 0.31% at 52318.60, and the Nifty was down 41.50 points or 0.26% at 15680 as new Delta and Delta plus variants of novel coronavirus push Covid-19 cases higher across the globe. Bajaj Finserv, Infosys, UltraTech Cement, Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel, TCS were among the top index draggers. While Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Bajaj-Auto, Sun Pharma, Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki, Titan Company, SBI were Sensex gainers. About 1632 shares have advanced, 1516 shares declined, and 118 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Auto index and Nifty Pharma ended 0.8 percent higher, PSU Bank ended in the green, WhileNifty Bank fell 0.25 percent. Selling was seen in the energy, bank, metal, infra, and IT names. The BSE MidCap index dipped 0.19 percent. However, the BSE SmallCap index added 0.32 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 189 points, Nifty at 15748.45

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was down 185.93 points or 0.35% at 52,549.66, and the Nifty was down 66.20 points or 0.42% at 15,748.50. Power Grid Corporation of India, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Nestle India, IndusInd Bank, Asian Paints, RIL, Titan were among top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj-Auto, Mahindra & Mahindra, SBI, Axis Bank were among the top index losers. About 1440 shares have advanced, 1536 shares declined, and 87 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank, Auto, Metal, and PSB index slipped between 1 percent and 1.5 percent on the NSE While the Nifty FMCG index and Nifty Pharma gained half a percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 0.42 per cent and 0.07 percent lower, respectively

Closing Bell: Sensex down 189 points, Nifty at 15814.70

Monday, June 28, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 189.45 points or 0.36% at 52735.59, and the Nifty was down 45.70 points or 0.29% at 15814.70 even as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced relief measures for an economy, battered by the second wave of Covid-19, and which is bracing for a possible third wave. Asian Paints, Housing Development Finance Ltd (HDFC), State Bank of India, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), NTPC were among the top Sensex gainers. Maruti Suzuki, TCS, Larsen & Toubro, Bajaj-Auto, Mahindra & Mahindra, Infosys, HCL Tech, Bharti Airtel were top index laggards. About 1826 shares have advanced, 1420 shares declined, and 147 shares are unchanged. Barring Nifty IT and Nifty Media indices, all the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green, lead by gains in Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty Metal which gained 1-2 percent. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices up 0.4 percent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 282 points, Nifty at 15686.95

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 282.63 points or 0.54% at 52306.08, and the Nifty was down 85.80 points or 0.54% at 15687 as investors booked profits at higher levels. Maruti Suzuki India was the top gainer followed by Titan Company and Bajaj Finserv. Larsen & Toubro, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tata Steel, and HDFC were the worst performers. About 1335 shares have advanced, 1629 shares declined, and 116 shares are unchanged. Except for the auto segment, all other sectoral indices settled the session in the red with the Nifty Metal 1 percent and IT 0.87 percent indices nursing the steepest losses. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices 0.26 percent and 0.43 percent lower, respectively. India VIX surged 4%

Closing Bell: Sensex down 179 points, Nifty at 15691.40

Thursday, June 17, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 178.65 points or 0.34% at 52323.33, and the Nifty was down 76.10 points or 0.48% at 15691.40 amid weak global cues after US Fed signaled higher rates in 2023 in its policy outcome on Wednesday. IndusInd Bank, NTPC, Dr Reddy’s Lab, Maruti Suzuki, Axis Bank, Bajaj-Auto, Bharti Airtel, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), were top index losers. On the flip side, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), UltraTech Cement, Infosys, Asian Paints, Tech Mahindra, RIL, HCL Tech were index gainers. About 1347 shares have advanced, 1784 shares declined, and 149 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index slipped 2 percent, followed by the Nifty Realty index down1.6 percent and the Nifty PSB and Auto indices around 1.5 percent each. The Nifty FMCG and IT indices, on the other hand, gained 0.14 percent and 0.57 percent, respectively. The BSE MidCap index cracked 1.3 percent while the BSE SmallCap index slipped 0.58 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 271 points, Nifty at 15767.55

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
At Close, The BSE Sensex index fell 271 points, or 0.51 percent, to close at 52,501.98 while the Nifty ended 102 points, or 0.64 percent, lower at 15,767.55.The top BSE Sensex laggards were Power Grid Corporation of India, IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), L&T, and UltraTech Cement, among others. On the flip side, stocks of Nestle India, ONGC, NTPC, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Infosys, ITC, and TCS were the top gainers.The Nifty Metal index skidded 3 percent, the Nifty PSU Bank and Realty indices dropped over 1 percent each.BSE Basic Materials, energy, industrials, telecom, capital goods, consumer durables, power, and realty indices fell over a percent each. On the contrary, the Nifty FMCG and IT indices gained 0.5 percent and 0.25 percent, respectively. The BSE MidCap index slipped 0.95 percent while the BSE SmallCap index dipped 0.68 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 53 points, Nifty at 15740.10

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 53 points, or 0.10 percent, lower at 52,275.57 while the Nifty settled with a nominal loss of 12 points, or 0.07 percent, 15,740.10. Tata Motors, Tech M, Bharti Airtel, Indian Oil Corporation, HCL Tech, and Infosys were the top gainers on the indices. Hindalco, Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Kotak Bank, HDFC, and SBI, meanwhile, were the top laggards. Nifty metal and financial stocks remained under pressure with the Nifty Bank, PSU Bank, and Metal indices closing up to 1.4 percent lower. On the upside, the Nifty IT, FMCG, and Pharma indices gained around 1 percent each. The BSE MidCap index gained 0.36 percent, While SmallCap index closed 0.9 percent higher.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 132 points, Nifty at 15670.25

Friday, June 4, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 132.38 points or 0.25% at 52,100.05, and the Nifty was down 20.10 points or 0.13% at 15,670.30 after the Reserve Bank of India maintained the status quo and keep its stance accommodative.ONGC, L&T, Tech Mahindra, Mahindra & Mahindra, Power Grid Corporation of India, Bharti Airtel, UltraTech Cement were among the top Sensex gainers. Nestle India, SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, HUL, Axis Bank, and Titan were major losers in the Sensex pack. About 1832 shares have advanced, 1279 shares declined, and 138 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank index ended 1 percent lower, followed by the Nifty Private Bank and FMCG indices, down 0.8 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. On the upside, the Nifty Metal and Realty indices clocked gains up to 1.6 percent. The BSE MidCap index advanced 0.63 percent while the BSE SmallCap index added 0.78 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 14 points, Nifty at 15208.45

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 14.37 points or 0.03% at 50637.53, and the Nifty was up 10.80 points or 0.07% at 15208.50. . HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), IndusInd Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ITC and Bharti Airtel were among top index laggards. On the flip side, Asian Paints, Titan Company, Bajaj Finserv, ONGC, TCS, Infosys, Power Grid Corporation of India, and Nestle India among others were top Sensex gainers. About 1749 shares have advanced, 1307 shares declined, and 147 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index fell 0.81 percent, Nifty PSU Bank was down 1.34 percent and Nifty Private Bank index lost 0.90 percent. While the Nifty IT index gained one percent, the Auto index was up 0.66 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index slipped 0.3 percent as against the S&P BSE SmallCap index that rose 0.3 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 338 points, Nifty at 14906.05

Thursday, May 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 337.78 points or 0.68% at 49,564.86, and the Nifty was down 124.20 points or 0.83% at 14,906. ONGC, Sun Pharma, and Power Grid were top Sensex losers. Mahindra & Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, and Titan were the top gainers. About 1614 shares have advanced, 1397 shares declined, and 161 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank, Financial Services, Private Bank, and FMCG indices slipped nearly 1 percent each. On the upside, the Nifty Realty index remained gainer for the second straight day and ended 1 percent higher on the NSE. The S&P BSE SmallCap index hit a record high of 0.22 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index, meanwhile, ended 0.12 percent lower today. India VIX inched higher but closed below 20 levels.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 290 points, Nifty at 15030.15

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 290.69 points or 0.58% at 49,902.64, and the Nifty was down 77.90 points or 0.52% at 15,030.15. M&M, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC, Bharti Airtel, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Ultratech Cement were among the top losers Sun Pharma, Nestle India, and Bajaj Auto were among the top gainers. About 1743 shares have advanced, 1249 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Financial Services index declined 1 percent, followed by 0.9 percent loss each in the Nifty Private Bank and Metal indices. On the upside, the Nifty Realty index zoomed over 2 percent while the Nifty Pharma index added 1 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 0.53 percent and 0.35 percent higher, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 471 poiints, Nifty at 14696.50

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 471.01 points or 0.96% at 48690.80, and the Nifty was down 154.30 points or 1.04% at 14696.50 for the second day.Top BSE Sensex losers were IndusInd Bank, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), ICICI Bank, ONGC, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra among others. On contrary, Titan Company, Maruti Suzuki, Power Grid Corporation of India, SBI, Dr Reddy’s were the top gainers. About 1571 shares have advanced, 1443 shares declined, and 151 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index tumbled over 3 percent, followed by the Nifty Private Bank index, down 1.6 percent. The Nifty PSU Bank index zoomed 3.3 per cent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices falling 0.9 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 341 points, Nifty at 14850.75

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
At Close, the BSE Sensex was down 340.60 points at 49,161.81, and the Nifty50 climbed 91.60 points to 14,850.80 following weak global cues. Kotak Mahindra Bank was the biggest index loser today, trailed by HDFC, Tech Mahindra, HUL, Bajaj Finser, Titan Company, and Bajaj Finance. On the contrary, NTPC, ONGC, PowerGrid, Sun Pharma, UltraTech Cement, and SBI were the top gainers. A total of 190 scrips remained unchanged. Banking & financials, IT, Metals, and Pharma stocks were under pressure, whereas PSU Banks bucked the trend. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.60 percent and 0.80 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 465 points, Nifty at 14496.50

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 465.01 points or 0.95% at 48253.51, and the Nifty was down 137.70 points or 0.94% at 14496.50 as an unwavering rise in Covid-19 cases and a slower-than-expected pace of vaccination worried investors on Dalal Street. Reliance Industries was the top loser followed by Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s, HDFC Bank, and HDFC. While gainers include ONGC, Bajaj Finance, and TCS. About 1374 shares have advanced, 1534 shares declined, and 169 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank index gained 3.5 percent, The Nifty Pharma index, on the contrary, was down 2 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices each ended about half a percent lower today.

Closing bell: Sensex down 64 points, Nifty at 14634.15

Monday, May 3, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 63.84 points or 0.13% at 48718.52, and the Nifty was up 3.10 points or 0.02% at 14634.20. Bharti Airtel, Maruti Suzuki India, SBI Life, and HUL were the best-performing stocks. While Titan, Reliance Industries Ltd, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, BPCL, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and State Bank of India (SBI) were the losers in the Sensex pack. About 1803 shares have advanced, 1184 shares declined, and 162 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index rallied 2 percent today, followed by the Nifty FMCG index, up 1 percent. On the downside, the Nifty Bank index slipped 0.7 percent on the NSE. The S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 1.6 percent, and the S&P BSE MidCap index, on the other hand, settled 0.05 percent higher.

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 983 points, Nifty at 14631.10

Friday, April 30, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 983.58 points or 1.98% at 48,782.36, and the Nifty was down 263.80 points or 1.77% at 14,631.10 amid weakness in Asian markets and unabated rise in Covid-19 cases along with hiccups in vaccination drive back home. HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Asian Paints, Mahindra & Mahindra Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) were among top Sensex losers. While, ONGC, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s, and Bajaj-Auto were the top gainers. About 1332 shares have advanced, 1554 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank and Financial Services indices dropped 3 percent each while the Nifty FMCG, Auto, IT, and Realty indices slipped up to 1.5 percent. The Nifty Pharma index bucked the trend and gained settled 1 percent higher. The S&P BSE SmallCap settled just 0.07 percent lower and the MidCap index, on the other hand, slipped 0.65 percent.

Maruti Suzuki Q4 profit down 10% to Rs 1,166 crore

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
India’s largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday reported a near 10 percent year-on-year fall in net profit to Rs 1,166 crore for the quarter ended March on account of lower sales volume, increase in commodity prices, adverse foreign exchange movement, and lower non-operating income. During the previous year, the company reported a profit of Rs 1,291.7 crore. Revenue from operations in Q4 FY21 stood at Rs 24,023.7 crore, up 32 percent from Rs 18,198.7 crore in the year-ago period backed by strong double-digit growth in sales. In the December quarter of the current fiscal, PAT stood at Rs 1,941.4 crore. On a consolidated basis, the net profit slipped 6.1 percent to Rs 1,241.1 crore. Analysts had expected Maruti to report a 38 percent year-on-year jump in net profit to Rs 1,785 crore for the quarter on revenues of Rs 23,704 crore. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 202 points, Nifty at 14341.35

Friday, April 23, 2021
At Close, Market benchmark the Sensex closed 202 points, or 0.42 percent, lower at 47,878.45 while the Nifty closed 65 points, or 0.45 percent, down at 14,341.35 as concerns over the second wave of Covid-19 in the country and nervousness in the global markets overpowered the risk appetite of bargain hunters. NTPC, Power Grid, and IndusInd Bank were the top index gainers. Mahindra & Mahindra, Dr. Reddy’s, and ICICI Bank were among the top losers. The BSE Power index gained 2.35 percent, the utility index rose 1.75 percent, BSE Telecom and realty fell over a percent each while FMCG, IT, fell almost a percent each. The S&P BSE MidCap index gained 0.2 per cent today while the S&P BSE SmallCap index added 0.5 per cent

Closing Bell:Sensex down 243 points, Nifty at 14296.40

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 243.62 points or 0.51% at 47,705.80, and the Nifty was down 63.10 points or 0.44% at 14,296.40. Ultratech Cement, HDFC, HDFC Bank, and IT stocks were among the top drags on Sensex. Dr Reddy’s, HDFC Life, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Auto and Bajaj Finserv were the top gainers on Sensex. About 1603 shares have advanced, 1187 shares declined, and 155 shares are unchanged. The Nifty IT index, down 1.4 per cent, the Nifty FMCG and Bank indices ended 0.64 per cent and 0.35 per cent lower, respectively. On the upside, the Nifty Pharma index ended at 1.3 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.5 per cent each.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 882 points, Nifty at 14359.45

Monday, April 19, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 882.61 points or 1.81% at 47949.42, and the Nifty was down 258.40 points or 1.77% at 14359.50. Britannia, Dr Reddy's Labs, Infosys, Wipro, and Cipla were the only gainers on the Nifty index, On the downside, Adani Ports, Power Grid, ONGC, Hero MotoCorp, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and HDFC Life were the top drags, About 723 shares have advanced, 2091 shares declined, and 157 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank, Nifty Bank, Nifty Private Bank, and Nifty Financial Services indices slipped between 2.5 per cent and 4 per cent. The Nifty Auto, Realty, and Metal indices, meanwhile, tumbled up to 4 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices declined 1.9 per cent and 1.6 per cent, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 1708 points, Nifty at 14310.80

Monday, April 12, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 1,707.94 points or 3.44% at 47883.38, and the Nifty was down 524.10 points or 3.53% at 14310.80 as fear of stricter lockdown to curb the second wave of COVID-19 dented investors’ sentiment. Tata Motors, Adani Ports, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, UPL, SBI, Hindalco, and Shree Cement were the top losers in the Sensex pack, while Dr Reddy's Labs, Cipla, Divis Labs, and Britannia) ended the day in the green. About 493 shares have advanced, 2433 shares declined, and 171 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank index plummeted 9 per cent, Nifty Realty slipped 7 per cent, and Nifty Bank, Private Bank, Metal, and Auto indices skidded between 5 per cent and 6 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dropped 5 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 155 points, Nifty at 14834.85

Friday, April 9, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 154.89 points or 0.31% at 49,591.32, and the Nifty was down 38.90 points or 0.26% at 14,834.90. ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Reliance Industries were among the stocks that pulled the indices lower. Sun Pharma, HUL, and Tech Mahindra were the top gainers on Sensex. About 1647 shares have advanced, 1212 shares declined, and 163 shares are unchanged. Bank Nifty ended in the red along with Nifty Private Bank, Nifty Auto and Nifty Metal index down 1 per cent. Nifty Pharma and Nifty PSU Bank were the top-performing sectoral indices. The S&P BSE SmallCap index closed 0.7 per cent higher while the S&P BSE MidCap index dipped 0.07 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 871 points, Nifty at 14637.80

Monday, April 5, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 870.51 points or 1.74% at 49,159.32, and the Nifty was down 229.60 points or 1.54% at 14,637.80. Infosys, Tech Mahindra, and HCL Technologies were the top gainers on Sensex, followed by Bharti Airtel. Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank were the top drags, followed by SBI. About 1063 shares have advanced, 1848 shares declined, and 180 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank index declined 4 per cent on the NSE, while the Nifty Bank, Private Bank, Financial services, Realty, Auto, and Media indices slipped between 2.5 per cent and 3.5 per cent. On the contrary, the Nifty IT index jumped over 2 per cent and the Nifty Metal index gained 1 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 1.13 per cent and 1 per cent, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 627 points, Nifty at 14690.70

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 627.43 points or 1.25% at 49,509.15, and the Nifty was down 154.40 points or 1.04% at 14,690.70. HDFC Bank, HDFC, Power Grid, Tech Mahindra, ONGC, ICICI Bank, Infosys, and Bajaj Finance were the top losers in the Sensex pack. While Bajaj Finserv, ITC, SBI, HUL, Tata Motors, UPL, and Grasim were top gainers in the Sensex pack. About 1362 shares have advanced, 1470 shares declined, and 190 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, IT, bank, energy and infra sectors fell 0.4-1.7 per cent, while the PSU Bank index added over a per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap index ended 0.07 per cent higher while the S&P BSE SmallCap index advanced 0.52 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 740 points, Nifty at 14324.90

Thursday, March 25, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 740.19 points or 1.51% at 48,440.12, and the Nifty was down 224.50 points or 1.54% at 14,324.90. Only Dr Reddy’s, ICICI Bank, HDFC, Tata Steel and Larsen & Toubro ended in the green among Sensex constituents. Maruti Suzuki, Hindustan Unilever, and Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance, ONGC were the worst performing Sensex stocks. About 748 shares have advanced, 2147 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank index skidded 2.5 per cent on the NSE. Meanwhile, the Nifty Realty, Media, and Auto indices dropped 2 per cent each. Other sectoral indices ended up to 1.5 per cent lower, barring the Nifty Metal index, up 0.02 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 2.22 per cent and 1.85 per cent lower, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 871 points, Nifty at 14549.40

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 871 points, or 1.74 per cent, down at 49180.31 while Nifty settled at 14549.40 down 267 points or 1.79 per cent. Reliance Industries and banking stocks were among the major contributors to today’s fall. Only Asian Paints and Power Grid corporation ended with gains on Sensex. Bank Nifty was down 2.6%. Among sectoral indices, only Nifty Pharma ended with gains on Wednesday.. The Nifty PSU Bank, Metal, and Realty indices slipped up to 3 per cent, while the Nifty Private Bank, Financial Services, Auto, and Bank indices were down 2 per cent. The Nifty Pharma index, meanwhile, was up 0.08 per cent.The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 1.6 per cent and 1.4 per cent lower, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex slips 87 points, Nifty at 14736.40

Monday, March 22, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 86.95 points or 0.17% at 49,771.29, and the Nifty was down 7.60 points or 0.05% at 14, 736.40. Dr Reddy’s, Tech Mahindra, and Sun Pharma were the top gainers. while Adani Ports, Britannia, Divis Labs, and Cipla were the additional gainers on the Nifty. On the downside, IndusInd Bank, Power Grid, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, and Axis Bank, were the top laggards on both the indices. About 1570 shares have advanced, 1427 shares declined, and 223 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, Nifty IT, Metal, pharma and FMCG indices added 1 per cent each, while Nifty Bank and PSU Bank index shed a per cent each. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 0.99 per cent and 0.73 per cent higher, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 585 points, Nifty at 14557.85

Thursday, March 18, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 585.10 points or 1.17% at 49,216.52, while Nifty was down 163.40 points or 1.11% at 14,557.90. Infosys, HCL Technologies, Dr Reddy’s, and Reliance Industries were the worst-performing stocks on Sensex. ITC and BHEL was the top Sensex gainer followed by Bajaj Auto and Bharti Airtel. About 819 shares have advanced, 2114 shares declined, and 131 shares are unchanged. Nifty FMCG and Nifty Metal were the only two sectoral indices to end in green. Nifty IT was down over 3% as the worst performing sectoral index. Nifty PSU Bank and Realty indices declined 2 per cent each, while the Nifty Bank, Private Bank, and Financial Services indices slipped 1 per cent each. The S&P BSE Mid and SmallCap indices sliding 1.3 per cent and 1.6 per cent, respectively at the close.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 562 points, Nifty at 14721.30

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 562.34 points or 1.12% at 49,801.62, and the Nifty was down 189.20 points or 1.27% at 14,721.30 for the fourth consecutive session amid a broad-based sell-off. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank contributed the most to the indices’ loss. While gainers included ITC, TCS, Infosys and HDFC.About 818 shares have advanced, 2115 shares declined, and 138 shares are unchanged. All the sectoral indices ended in the red with the Nifty PSU Bank index fell 4 per cent and Nifty Realty, Metal fell 3 per cent. The Nifty Pharma, Private Bank, and Auto indices, meanwhile, skid up to 2 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap index sliding 2.28 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index skid 2.12 per cent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 31 points, Nifty at 14910.45

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 31.12 points or 0.06% at 50,363.96, while Nifty was down 19 points or 0.13% at 14,910.50.Top BSE Sensex losers include Larsen & Toubro (L&T), ICICI Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Kotak Mahindra Bank and NTPC. On the flip side, Asian Paints was the top index gainer, up 5 per cent, followed by Dr Reddy’s, HCL Technologies, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and ITC, among others. About 1449 shares have advanced, 1463 shares declined, and 174 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank, Private Bank, PSU Bank, and Metal indices skid up to 1.3 per cent on the NSE. On the upside, the Nifty IT and FMCG indices closed 1 per cent higher each. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices each ended around 0.4 per cent higher.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 400 points, Nifty at 14929.50

Monday, March 15, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 397.00 points or 0.78% at 50,395.08, and the Nifty was down 101.50 points or 0.68% at 14,929.50. The top BSE Sensex losers were Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), HDFC Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Kotak Mahindra Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). On the flip side, ONGC shares gained the most, rising over 1 per cent. Power Grid Corporation of India, Maruti Suzuki, Tech Mahindra, Asian Paints were among the top index gainers. About 1210 shares have advanced, 1788 shares declined, and 207 shares are unchanged. Nifty sectoral indices were painted red, with the Nifty Bank index, down 2.7 per cent, bleeding the most. Only metal, IT and PSU bank indices ended in the green.The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were down 0.8 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 400 points, Nifty at 15030.95

Friday, March 12, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 487.43 points or 0.95% at 50,792.08, while Nifty was down 143.80 points or 0.95% at 15,031.. Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank, HDFC, ICICI Bank, and SBI were all trading with losses. Powergrid, Infosys, Titan and Bajaj Finance were the only stocks trading with gains on Sensex. About 1335 shares have advanced, 1626 shares declined, and 174 shares are unchanged. All the NSE indices were painted red with the Nifty Auto and PSU Bank indices down around 2 per cent each. The Nifty Bank, Financial Services, FMCG, Metal, and Private Bank indices, on the other hand, slipped nearly 1 per cent. The S&P BSE SmallCap index fended the fall and settled 0.14 per cent higher and the MidCap, fell 0.45 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 598 points, Nifty at 15080.75

Thursday, March 4, 2021
At Close, Sensex was down 598.57 points or 1.16% at 50,846.08, and the Nifty was down 164.80 points or 1.08% at 15,080.80. Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) as the top index loser. Bajaj Finsv, L&T, State Bank of India (SBI), Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank were among other losers. UltraTech Cement, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Asian Paint, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) and Maruti Suzuki ended with gains. About 1580 shares have advanced, 1350 shares declined, and 183 shares are unchanged. Barring Nifty Media and Nifty Realty indices, all the sectoral indices finished trade in the negative territory. The S&P BSE MidCap index settled 0.5 per cent higher,

Closing Bell:Sensex down 1939 points, Nifty at 14529.15

Friday, February 26, 2021
At close, Sensex was 1,939 points, or 3.80 per cent, down at 49,099.99 while Nifty was at 14,529.15, down 568 points or 3.76 per cent. ONGC was the worst performer, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance, Grasim and Axis Bank. Small-cap stocks held their ground relatively better as the S&P BSE SmallCap index settled only 0.7 per cent down. The S&P BSE MidCap index, on the other hand, ended 1.75 per cent lower. Nifty Bank tanked 4.63%, along with a 4.86% fall in Nifty Financial Services. The Nifty Metal and Auto indices dropped 3 per cent while the Nifty FMCG, IT, and Pharma indices slipped 2 per cent each. Volatility spiked to an eight-month high of 28.05 points, jumping 22.54%.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 1145 points, Nifty at 14675.70

Monday, February 22, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 1,145.44 points or 2.25% at 49,744.32, and the Nifty was down 306.10 points or 2.04% at 14,675.70.ONGC, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Asian Paints, Ultratech Cement, and Infosys were the only Sensex stocks to trade in the green.L&T and Mahindra & Mahindra, Dr Reddy’s Labs, ITC were the top drags. About 1030 shares have advanced, 1942 shares declined, and 151 shares are unchanged. Nifty metal up 1.6 per cent. On the downside, the Nifty Realty, PSU banks, Pharma, IT, and Media indices declined by 3 per cent, while the Nifty Private Bank, FMCG, Financial Services, and Banks' index closed 2 per cent down. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closing 1.34 per cent and 1 per cent down, respectively. India VIX was up 5% sitting above 23 levels.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 434.93 points, Nifty at 14981.75

Friday, February 19, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 434.93 points or 0.85% at 50,889.76, and the Nifty was down 137.20 points or 0.91% at 14,981.80. ONGC was the top loser, followed by State Bank of India (SBI), Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj-Auto, Maruti Suzuki. On the flip side, IndusInd Bank, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and TCS were among other gainers. About 1175 shares have advanced, 1727 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged.ll sectoral indices ended in the red with the PSU bank index down 4.7 per cent, while the auto, bank, infra, metal and pharma indices shed 1-2 per cent.. The S&P BSE MidCap index underperformed on the BSE and 1.7 per cent down today. The SamllCap counterpart, meanwhile, settled at 0.7 per cent down.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 379 points, Nifty at 15118.95

Thursday, February 18, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 379.14 points or 0.73% at 51,324.69, and the Nifty was down 89.90 points or 0.59% at 15,119. Bajaj Finance was the top loser followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), ICICI Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), and Nestle India. On the flip side, ONGC was the top gainer followed by NTPC, Asian Paints, Tech Mahindra and Tech Mahindra. About 1609 shares have advanced, 1316 shares declined, and 151 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, Nifty PSU Bank, Nifty IT and Nifty Metal indices ended up 5.6 per cent, 1.33 per cent and 1.31 per cent, respectively. On the downside, the Nifty Financial Services, Auto, and Private Bank indices slipped up to 1.5 per cent each. The S&P BSE SmallCap index moved closer to record high levels and the S&P BSE MidCap, on the other hand, closed at 20,376 levels, up 0.7 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 400 points, Nifty at 15208.90

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 400.34 points or 0.77% at 51,703.83, and the Nifty was down 104.60 points or 0.68% at 15,208.90. HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Kotak Mahindra Bank, TCS, Infosys and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. While Nestle, Maruti Suzuki, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC Bank, and IndusInd Bank were the top losers on the BSE. About 1480 shares have advanced, 1422 shares declined, and 144 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT and Pharma indices were down 1.3 per cent and 1.7 per cent down, respectively. The Nifty Financial Services and FMCG indices, too, ended up to 1 per cent down. On the upside, the Nifty PSU bank index settled around 6 per cent higher on privatisation hopes.S&P BSE MidCap index was up 9 points at 20,237, while S&P BSE SmallCap index rose half a per cent or 105 points to settle at 19,883.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 20 points, Nifty at 15106.50

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 19.69 points or 0.04% at 51,309.39, and the Nifty was down 2.80 points or 0.02% at 15,106.50. Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ONGC, PowerGrid, and L&T were the top losers. Bajaj Finserv, M&M, Bajaj Finance, Titan, TCS, and Reliance Industries were top gainers. About 1455 shares have advanced, 1454 shares declined, and 161 shares are unchanged. The nifty auto index rose 1 per cent The Nifty Realty index closed 1.6 per cent higher, followed by gains in the Nifty Pharma. While the Nifty Bank and the Nifty Private Bank indices ended 0.7 per cent down. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.7 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively at the close.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 19 points, Nifty at 15109.30

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 19.69 points or 0.04% at 51,329.08, and the Nifty was down 6.50 points or 0.04% at 15,109.30. Asian Paints was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ONGC and Titan. Mahindra & Mahindra, Sun Pharma, and ITC were the top drags. About 1279 shares have advanced, 1634 shares declined, and 184 shares are unchanged. Except for energy and infra, all other sectoral indices trading in the red. The Nifty Auto, Metal, and Pharma indices settled over 1 per cent lower each, and Nifty Realty Index were down 0.70 per cent and the Nifty FMCG index down 0.60 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap index down 0.18 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index closed 0.26 per cent down.

Oil hits 11-month high after fall in U.S. crude stocks

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Oil hit an 11-month high on Wednesday, boosted by a draw in U.S. crude and gasoline stocks, which fuelled demand recovery hopes as OPEC and has forecast that the market will be in deficit in 2021. Brent crude futures were up 48 cents, or 0.8%, to $57.94 a barrel at 0839 GMT, their highest since late February 2020. The contract’s“backwardation” structure, where oil for nearby delivery is more expensive than further forward, was near a one-year high at more than $2, indicating expectations of tighter supply. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures climbed 34 cents, or 0.6%, to $55.10 a barrel. The benchmark hit a one-year high at $55.26 on Tuesday. The market was also bolstered by news that Democrats in the U.S. Congress took the first steps toward advancing President Joe Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid plan without Republican support.Gasoline stocks fell by 240,000 barrels, defying analysts' expectations for a build of 1.1 million barrels. Distillate inventories

Closing Bell: Sensex down 588 points, Nifty at 13634.60

Friday, January 29, 2021
At close, Sensex closed 589 points, or 1.26 per cent, down at 46,285.77 while Nifty shut shop at 13,634.60, down 183 points or 1.32 per cent. IndusInd Bank was the top gainer, followed by Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, and HDFC Bank. Dr Reddy’s Labs, Bajaj Auto, Infosys, and Maruti Suzuki India were the top drags. Nifty Auto and IT fell almost 3 per cent each. Metal and Pharma indices fell up to 2 per cent. Nifty PSU Bank index rose nearly 2 per cent. Nifty realty gained 0.7 per cent. India VIX, jumped over 4%.The S&P BSE MidCap and S&P BSE SmallCap index down 0.69 per cent and 0.25 per cent, respectively at the close.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 535 points, Nifty at 13817.55

Thursday, January 28, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 535.57 points or 1.13% at 46,874.36, and the Nifty was down 150 points or 1.07% at 13,817.50 amid expiry of the January series of the Futures and Options (F&O) contracts, and profit-booking on stretched valuations and ahead of the Union Budget announcement next week. Axis Bank was the top gainer followed by State Bank of India, and ICICI Bank. Hindustan Unilever, Maruti Suzuki India, and HDFC Bank were top losers. About 1543 shares have advanced, 1285 shares declined, and 161 shares are unchanged. Nifty Realty index down over 2 per cent. Nifty Bank and Private Bank index, up around 0.3 per cent each. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.4 per cent lower while the smallcap counterpart closed down 0.45 per cent.

Key factors behind today's market crash

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Benchmark indices extended their losses to the fourth day today mainly led by losses in index heavyweight Reliance Industries, private lenders, and select IT stocks, Weak global markets, a mixed set of Q3 earnings, and selling by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) dented the domestic market mood in today's session. Meanwhile, investors chose to book profits ahead of the Union Budget on Monday, February 1. The BSE barometer Sensex plunged 938 points to 47,410 while its NSE counterpart Nifty slipped below the 14,000 marks to end at 13,968, down 271 points. Global stocks are mostly treading water near record highs as US corporate earnings roll in. Meanwhile, new coronavirus variants that sparked fresh lockdowns and other restrictions are weighing on the market mood. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex down 938 points, Nifty at 13967.50

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 937.66 points or 1.94% at 47,409.93, and the Nifty was down 271.40 points or 1.91% at 13,967.50 for the fourth consecutive session on the back of broad-based selling. IndusInd Bank, Titan, and Axis Bank were the top drags followed by Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, HDFC, and ICICI Bank. Tech Mahindra, ITC, SBI Life Insurance, Wipro, and Power Grid Corp were the top gainers. Nifty Bank index, down 2.93 per cent, being the top loser. Except for FMCG, all other sectoral indices ended in the red. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices shed 0.5-1.3 per cent.Volatility index of India VIX soared to cross 24 levels

Closing Bell:Sensex down 746 points, Nifty at 14371.90

Friday, January 22, 2021
At close, Sensex was down 746 points, or 1.50 per cent, at 48878.54 and Nifty was at 14371.90, down 218 points or 1.50 per cent as investors took some profit off the table on Friday. Axis Bank was the top loser followed by SBI, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank. On the flipside, Bajaj Auto, HUL, TCS, Ultratech Cement, and Bajaj Finserv were the only gainers on the Sensex. The S&P BSE MidCap index ended 1.1 per cent lower at 18,777.46 levels while the S&P BSE SmallCap index closed at 18,442 levels, down 0.93 per cent. India VIX, the volatility index, rose 1.09 per cent to settle at 22.42 levels. The nifty metal was down 4 per cent. Nifty Bank index tanked over 1,000 points, or 3.25 per cent, to close at 31,176 levels.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 167 points, Nifty at 14590.35

Thursday, January 21, 2021
At close, Sensex was down 167 points, or 0.34 per cent, at 49,624.76 and Nifty was at 14,590.35, down 54 points or 0.37 per cent and hit an all-time high of 50,184.0. Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, HCL Tech, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj-Auto, Ultratech Cement, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Tech Mahindra and Titan Company were among top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and HDFC Bank were the index losers. Nifty PSU Bank, Nifty Realty and Nifty Metal indices down between 2 per cent and 3.5 per cent and BSE Telecom down 2.64 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell 0.88 per cent and 0.68 per cent, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 264 points, Nifty at 14146.25

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 263.72 points or 0.54% at 48,174.06, and the Nifty was down 53.20 points or 0.37% at 14,146.30. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ITC, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) contributed the most to the indices’ loss today. while gainers included Power Grid Corp, Shree Cements, GAIL, Hindalco and Grasim Industries. About 1494 shares have advanced, 1543 shares declined, and 128 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT and Nifty FMCG indices were the top sectoral losers on the NSE, down over 1 per cent each. On the contrary, Nifty Metal index managed to close 1 per cent higher. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.4 per cent up and the BSE SmallCap index down 0.14 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 1,406 points, Nifty at 13328.40

Monday, December 21, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 1,406.73 points or 3.00% at 45553.96, and the Nifty was down 432.10 points or 3.14% at 13328.40 as profit booking gripped the markets. The gainers included L&T, RIL, and HDFC Bank. All stocks on the Nifty50 ended lower led by the ONGC, Tata Motors, GAIL, IndusInd Bank, M&M, Hindalco and IOC. Nifty PSU Bank index cracked 7%, Nifty Realty index skid 6%, and Nifty Metal, Infra, Bank, Auto and Energy index dropped 4-5% on the NSE. India VIX, the volatility gauge, jumped over 23% in the intra-day deals to hit a high of 23.4 levels. This was the index's biggest jump since July 18.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 143 points, Nifty at 13478.30

Thursday, December 10, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 143.62 points or 0.31% at 45959.88, and the Nifty was down 50.80 points or 0.38% at 13478.30 after profit booking. Maruti Suzuki India, Power Grid, and Sun Pharma were the top Sensex gainers. While IRCTC was the top loser followed by UltraTech Cement, Infosys, and Tata Steel. About 1209 shares have advanced, 1642 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index, down 2 per cent.Nifty FMCG, up over 1 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 1 per cent and 0.8 per cent lower, respectively. Except for Nifty Auto, Nifty FMCG, and Nifty Pharma, other indices ended in the red. Volatility was down over 2%

Closing Bell:Sensex down 37 points, Nifty at 13113.75

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
At close, Sensex down 37 points or 0.08 per cent lower and closed at 44618.04, and Nifty up 4.7 points, or 0.04 per cent and ended flat at 13113.75 amid high volatility. ONGC was top gainer followed by Asian Paints, Titan Company, Tata Steel, Bajaj-Auto, M&M and Maruti Suzuki. HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank and Bajaj Finance contributed the most to the indices’ loss today. About 1573 shares have advanced, 1124 shares declined, and 134 shares are unchanged. The metal index added 2 per cent and auto index gained 1 per cent. While Nifty Bank index fell 1.19 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 110 points, Nifty at 12968.95

Friday, November 27, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 110.02 points or 0.25% at 44,149.72, and the Nifty was down 18 points or 0.14% at 12,969 ahead of the release of gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the second quarter of the current fiscal. Top Sensex gainers were Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Tech Mahindra, and IndusInd Bank. While losers include Nestle India, Power Grid, ONGC, and HCL Tech. About 1717 shares have advanced, 1039 shares declined, and 172 shares are unchanged. Auto and PSU bank indices gained 1 per cent each. Selling seen in the infra, IT and energy stocks.BSE Midcaps and Smallcap indices rose 2 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 580 points, Nifty at 12771.70

Thursday, November 19, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 580.09 points or 1.31% at 43,599.96, and the Nifty was down 166.60 points or 1.29% at 12,771.70. Top gainers were TCS, Bajaj Finserv, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Powergrid, and Reliance Industries. While losers include SBI, ICICI Bank, JSW Steel and Axis Bank. About 1179 shares have advanced, 1384 shares declined, and 156 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index down 3 per cent, while Infra and IT indices fell 1 per cent each. Energy and FMCG indices ended in the green.BSE SmallCap index was trading 0.1 per cent lower and BSE MidCap index was down 0.7 per cent

Closing Bell:Sensex down 236.48 points, Nifty at 12690.80

Thursday, November 12, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 236.48 points or 0.54% at 43357.19, and the Nifty was down 58.40 points or 0.46% at 12690.80 even as FM Nirmala Sitharaman announced 12 measures under 'AtmanirbharBharat 3.0. SBI was the top loser followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, and ICICI Bank. While HUL, ITC, and L&T were top gainers. About 1531 shares have advanced, 1117 shares declined, and 185 shares are unchanged. Bank and metal other indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.5 and 1.2 per cent each. India VIX was down over 6% on Thursday.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 136 points, Nifty at 11642.40

Friday, October 30, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 135.78 points or 0.34% at 39614.07, and the Nifty was down 28.40 points or 0.24% at 11642.40 due to weak global cues. HCL Technologies, Tata Steel, NTPC, ONGC and Nestle were top Sensex gainers. While Power Grid, Maruti Suzuki India, and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the top losers. About 1322 shares have advanced, 1222 shares declined, and 167 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.62 per cent higher while the BSE SmallCap index down just 0.03 per cent. India VIX, rose 3 per cent to 24.7 levels. Except auto, bank and FMCG other sectoral indices ended higher.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 172 points, Nifty at 11670.80

Thursday, October 29, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 172.61 points or 0.43% at 39,749.85, and the Nifty was down 58.80 points or 0.50% at 11,670.80 on weak global cues. Asian Paints, UltraTech Cement, HCL Technologies, and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the top gainers on Sensex while Titan Company, Tata Motors, Adani Ports and L&T were the top drags. About 1019 shares have advanced, 1542 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT and energy ended with gains, all other sectoral indices ended lower led by FMCG, pharma, metal and auto. BSE Smallcap index shed 0.5 per cent. India VIX gained over 3.5 per cent to 24 levels.

Closing Bell:Sensex tanks 540 points, Nifty at 11767.75

Monday, October 26, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 540 points or 1.33% at 40145.50, and the Nifty was down 162.60 points or 1.36% at 11767.80 due to the board sell-off and weak global cues. Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj-Auto, Reliance and M&M were top losers in the Sensex pack. while gainers were HDFC Life, Nestle, Kotak Mahindra, IndusInd Bank and L&T.About 986 shares have advanced, 1655 shares declined, and 171 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index tumbled 1.77 per cent while the BSE SmallCap index fell 0.88 per cent. Nifty Auto and Metal indices shed over 3 per cent each. On the NSE, all the sectoral indices ended in the red.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 148 points, Nifty at 11896.45

Thursday, October 22, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 148.82 points or 0.37% at 40558.49, and the Nifty was down 41.20 points or 0.35% at 11896.50 dragged by banks, pharma, and tech stocks. NTPC was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel, Axis Bank, ONGC, ITC and HUL. On the flip side, IndusInd Bank was the top loser, followed by ICICI Bank, Titan Company, Infosys, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, Maruti Suzuki. About 1412 shares have advanced, 1188 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma index was the top sectoral loser down 1 per cent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading flat with a positive bias.IT and bank ended in the red while buying witnessed in the energy, metal and infra sectors.

Closing Bell:Sensex down1066 points, Nifty at 11680.35

Thursday, October 15, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 1,066.33 points or 2.61% at 39728.41, and the Nifty was down 290.60 points or 2.43% at 11680.40 as governments across Europe tightened restrictions to battle an accelerating second wave of Covid-19 infections. Asian Paints, Coal India Hero MotoCorp and JSW Steel were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were Bajaj Finance, Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank and SBI. About 802 shares have advanced, 1797 shares declined, and 145 shares are unchanged. The volatility index jumped over 9 per cent to 22.05 levels. BSE MidCap index slipped 1.75 per cent and the BSE SmallCap index fell 1.45 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex ends flat amid high volatility, Nifty at 11222.40

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 8.41 points or 0.02% at 37,973.22, and the Nifty was down 5.10 points or 0.05% at 11,222.40 after fluctuating between gains and losses. Ultratech Cement was the top gainer followed by TCS, JSW Steel, Hero MotoCorp and Tata Steel. While losers included ONGC, IndusInd Bank, UPL, Power Grid Corp and Axis Bank. Nifty PSU Bank index, down 2 per cent. About 1170 shares have advanced, 1406 shares declined, and 168 shares are unchanged. Buying witnesses in the metal, IT and auto sectors, while the bank, FMCG, infra, pharma and energy indices ended in the red. The S&P BSE MidCap index up 0.12 per cent while the S&P BSE SmallCap down 0.02 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex crashes 1155 points, Nifty at 10805.55

Thursday, September 24, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 1,114.82 points or 2.96% at 36553.60, and the Nifty was down 326.40 points or 2.93% at 10805.50. Barring HUL, all the Sensex constituents such as IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance and ICICI Bank ended deep in red today. The volatility index, India VIX, shot up 12.32 per cent to 23.53 levels. About 598 shares have advanced, 2009 shares declined, and 155 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT and Nifty Metal indices were top sectoral losers, down 4.20 per cent and 4.24 per cent, respectively. Nifty Bank fell 3.4 per cent, Nifty Auto 3.54 per cent and Nifty FMCG index lost 0.95 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were trading over 2 per cent lower, too.

Closing Bell:Sensex slips 66 points, Nifty at 11131.85

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 65.66 points or 0.17% at 37,668.42, and the Nifty was down 21.80 points or 0.20% at 11,131.90 amid volatility. Infosys, HCL tech, Asian Paints, L&T, HDFC Bank, Maruti Suzuki, ITC were major gainers in the Sensex pack, while losers include Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, TCS, Power Grid Corporation of India, NTPC, ONGC and Bajaj-Auto. About 1213 shares have advanced, 1382 shares declined, and 155 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT was the top sectoral gainer. Nifty PSU Bank index, down 2 per cent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were trading 0.7 per cent and 1.2 per cent higher, respectively. Barring Nifty Metal and Nifty PSU Bank indices, all the sectoral indices were trading in the positive territory. India VIX, rose 3 per cent

Closing Bell:Sensex crashes 300 points, Nifty at 11153.65

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 300 points, or 0.79 per cent, lower at 37,734.08 while Nifty ended at 11,153.65 with a loss of 97 points or 0.86 per cent. Maruti Suzuki was the most loser in the Sensex pack followed by L&T, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, ONGC, Reliance Industries, Asian Paints and Titan Company. On the flip side, HCL Tech was the top Sensex gainer followed by TCS, Sun Pharma, Tech Mahindra, ICICI Bank and Bharti Airtel. Nifty Bank index fell 1.07 per cent while Nifty FMCG was down 0.78 per cent. Realty, Oil & Gas, Capital Goods and Industrials lost 2 per cent. India VIX slipped nearly 5 per cent to 21 levels. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were 1.68 per cent and 1.79 per cent down, respectively. Barring Nifty Pharma and Nifty IT indices, all the sectoral indices have ended in the negative territory.

Many States opt for RBI window to meet GST shortfall

Monday, September 21, 2020
The Central govt. has received support from 21 states and Union Territories (UTs) for its offer of the Rs 97,000-crore Reserve Bank of India (RBI) window giving them compensation under the goods and services tax (GST) regime. This will help clear this proposal at the GST Council in case of a vote. The 21 states and UTs are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh (UP), said finance ministry sources.

Closing Bell:Sensex crashes 812 points, Nifty at 11250.55

Monday, September 21, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 812 points, or 2.09 per cent, down at 38,034.14 while Nifty ended 254 points, or 2.21 per cent, lower at 11,250.55. IndusInd Bank was the most loser of the Sensex pack, followed by Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance and Nestle India. On the contrary, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Infosys and TCS were the top Sensex gainers. The nifty Metal index lost 5.53 per cent, followed by 4.46 per cent loss in Nifty Pharma index. Nifty Realty index fell 6 per cent. Nifty IT index too settled lower. Nifty Bank declined over 3.3 per cent. All the sectoral indices settled in the negative territory. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices closed 3.43 per cent and 3.61 per cent down, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 171 points, Nifty at 11278.00

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
At Close, Sensex ended 171 points, or 0.45 per cent, lower at 38,193.92 while Nifty settled 39 points, or 0.35 per cent, lower at 11,278 amid weak global clues. Tata Steel was the Sensex gainer, followed by RIL, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, Asian Paints, Nestle India and Maruti Suzuki. State Bank of India was the most Sensex loser followed by Bajaj Finserv, Axis Bank, ONGC, ITC, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Bank. Nifty PSU Bank index declined 2.87 per cent. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices closed 0.28 per cent and 0.94 per cent down, respectively. Among sectoral indices, Nifty Auto, Nifty Media, Nifty Metal and Nifty Pharma settled with gains.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 51.88 points, Nifty at 11317.35

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 51.88 points or 0.14% at 38365.35, and the Nifty was down 37.60 points or 0.33% at 11317.40 with a negative bias on Tuesday amid selling in blue-chip counters. HCL Tech and Infosys were the top Sensex gainers followed by Reliance Industries, Tech Mahindra, TCS, HDFC Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Bajaj Auto. On the flip side, Tata Steel was the top Sensex loser followed by Bharti Airtel Axis Bank, ONGC, Sun Pharma, NTPC, State Bank of India. About 957 shares have advanced, 1695 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged. Except for the Nifty IT index, all the sectoral indices settled in the negative territory today.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices shed 1-1.5 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 95.09 points, Nifty at 11527.45

Thursday, September 3, 2020
At Close, Sensex is down 95.09 points or 0.24% at 38990.94, and the Nifty down 7.50 points or 0.07% at 11527.50 after fluctuating between minor gains and losses during the session. Titan was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, followed by Tech Mahindra, Grasim Industries and Nestle India. while losers were Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, Hindalco Industries, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. About 1452 shares have advanced, 1199 shares declined, and 176 shares are unchanged. MidCap index ended 0.4 per cent higher at 15,079 levels while BSE SmallCap index settled at 14,761 points, up 0.74 per cent. The volatility index, the India VIX slipped 2.75%. Buying seen in the IT, pharma, auto and FMCG pack, while bank and metal remained under pressure.

Closing bell:Sensex tanks 839 points, Nifty at 11387.50

Monday, August 31, 2020
At Close, Sensex ended lower by 839.02 points or 2.13 per cent at 38628.29, and the Nifty down 284.40 points or 2.44 per cent at 11387.50 amid India-China border tension. Reliance Industries (RIL) was the biggest contributor to the index's loss, followed by ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, SBI, Bajaj Finserv and Bajaj Finance and HDFC. Metals, pharma and the PSU Bank index tumbled over 4 per cent while the midcap index down 3 per cent. India VIX jumped over 24 per cent to 22.84 levels. Except Nifty IT all other sectoral indices ended with losses.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 394 points, Nifty at 11312.20

Thursday, August 20, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 394 points or 1.02 per cent, lower at 38,220.39 and Nifty closed 96 points, or 0.84 per cent, down at 11,312.20. NHPC was the top gainer followed by ONGC, Powergrid, and Tata Steel. On the other side HCL Technologies, HDFC, Axis Bank and Bharti Airtel were top losers.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.87 per cent and 0.72 per cent, respectively. Nifty Private Bank index slipped over 1 per cent while Nifty Bank index fell 1.3 per cent. Nifty Media, on the other hand, rose over 3 per cent. Bank, finance, energy and telecom packs fell over a per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 600 points, Nifty at 11178.40

Friday, August 14, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 433.15 points or 1.13% at 37877.34, and the Nifty was down 122.10 points or 1.08% at 11178.40. Tata Steel was the top Sensex gainer followed by Sun Pharma, Reliance Industries, TCS, Infosys, Housing Development Finance Corporation, ICICI Bank and NTPC.On the other hand, Power Grid, HCL Tech, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj-Auto, Tata Steel and Titan Company were the top index losers. About 1085 shares have advanced, 1600 shares declined, and 133 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT index was up 0.58 per cent. Nifty Pharma index, up 2.5 per cent. The nifty Auto index dipped over 1 per cent. Except for metal and pharma, all other sectoral indices ended in the red. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended 0.5-1 per cent lower.

Closing Bell: Sensex end flat, Nifty at 11300.45

Thursday, August 13, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 59.14 points or 0.15% at 38310.49, and the Nifty was down 7.90 points or 0.07% at 11300.50 and settled in red for the second consecutive session in Thursday's volatile trade. ONGC, TCS, Tech Mahindra, SBI, NTPC, UltraTech Cement, Tata Motors and HCL Tech were top gainers. While Bharti Airtel, ITC, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj-Auto, HDFC and Sun Pharma were the top losers on the Sensex. About 1564 shares have advanced, 1128 shares declined, and 136 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index fell over one per cent, while the Nifty Auto index gained 1.22 per cent. Nifty Metal index, up 2 per cent. On the sectoral front, except bank and pharma other indices ended in the green, while BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1.6 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively

Closing Bell:Sensex ends flat,Nifty at 11308.40

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 37.38 points or 0.10% at 38369.63, and the Nifty was down 14.10 points or 0.12% at 11308.40. State Bank of India (SBI), Maruti Suzuki, M&M, Bharti Airtel and TCS were the top Sensex gainers. While losers were Kotak Mahindra Bank, Cipla, Hindalco Industries, Dr Reddy’s Labs and BPCL.About 1487 shares have advanced, 1207 shares declined, and 140 shares are unchanged. The mixed trend seen on the sectoral front with metal, pharma and FMCG indices ended lower Nifty Metal and Nifty Pharma down 1.54 per cent and 1.32 per cent. The Nifty PSU Bank index rose over 3 per cent. while buying witnessed in the auto and PSU bank stocks.

Mahindra & Mahindra Q1 profit falls 97% to Rs 68 Crore

Friday, August 7, 2020
Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday reported a 97 per cent decline in consolidated profit at Rs 67.79 crore for June quarter 2020, adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company had reported a profit of Rs 2,259.74 crore ina year ago.The analysts had projected a net profit of Rs 200 crore for the company. The company's revenue also fell 56 per cent YoY to Rs 5,589.43 crore from Rs 12,805.47 crore reported in the year-ago quarter.M&M said profit before the exceptional gain of Rs 29 crore declined 96 per cent YoY to Rs 39 crore for the quarter. It sold 27,565 units of vehicles and 64,140 units of tractors during the quarter, down 78 per cent and 22 per cent YoY. Total exports were at 3,109 units, down 72 per cent.M&M's operating margin for the quarter stood at 10.3 per cent as compared to 14 per cent in Q1FY20. The company also approved the appointment of Nisaba Godrej and Muthiah Murugappan as additional directors on the board of directors. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 25 points, Nifty at 11101.65

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 24.58 points or 0.07% at 37663.33, and the Nifty was up 6.40 points or 0.06% at 11101.70. Sensex gainers were Tata Steel, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Bajaj Finserv. On the flip side, Power Grid Corporation of India, HDFC Bank, Tech Mahindra, Reliance Industries (RIL), Infosys were among top Sensex losers. About 1611 shares have advanced, 994 shares declined, and 152 shares are unchanged. The nifty Metal index was up over 3 per cent. Nifty Auto and Private Bank indices gained 1 per cent, each. Nifty FMCG index, slipped 0.17 per cent. The midCap index gained 0.92 per cent and the SmallCap index was up 0.8 per cent. Metal, auto, infra and IT sectors ended higher while selling witnessed in the energy and pharma space.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 667 points, Nifty at 10891.60

Monday, August 3, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 667.29 points or 1.77% at 36939.60, and the Nifty was down 181.90 points or 1.64% at 10891.60 weighed down by Reliance Industries and financial counters. Titan was the top gainer, followed by Tata Steel, HCL Tech, L&T, Tata Motors and State Bank of India. On the other hand, losers include UPL, IndusInd Bank, HDFC Life, Kotak Mahindra Bank and IOC. About 1409 shares have advanced, 1213 shares declined, and 169 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, except metal other indices ended in the red. BSE Midcap Index ended 0.3 per cent lower, while the Smallcap Index gained 1 per cent. Volatility index, India VIX, climbed 3.89 per cent to 25.13 levels, indicating increased volatility in the market.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 129 points, Nifty at 11073.45

Friday, July 31, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 129.18 points or 0.34% at 37606.89, and the Nifty was down 28.70 points or 0.26% at 11073.50 weighed down by index heavyweights Reliance Industries and the HDFC Bank. Sun Pharma was the top index gainer followed by State Bank of India, M&M, HCL Tech, Axis Bank, ONGC and Tech Mahindra. On the other hand, RIL, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bajaj-Auto, Asian Paints and HDFC were top losers. About 1221 shares have advanced, 1407 shares declined, and 168 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma surged over 3.5 per cent. Nifty Financial Services fell 0.61. Pharma, FMCG, IT and metal ended in the green, while selling witnessed in the energy, auto and infra sectors.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 335.06, Nifty at 11102.15

Thursday, July 30, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 335.06 points or 0.88% at 37736.07, and the Nifty was down 100.70 points or 0.90% at 11102.20 mainly due to selling in the financial counters. Sun Pharma was the top gainer, Maruti, Dr Reddys Labs and Infosys. IndusInd Bank was the worst-performing stock, followed by HDFC, BPCL and Axis Bank. About 1033 shares have advanced, 1570 shares declined, and 167 shares are unchanged. All sectoral indices ended with loses, except Nifty IT and Nifty Pharma. while BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended marginally lower.

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 194 points, Nifty at 11131.80

Monday, July 27, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 194.17 points or 0.51% at 37934.73, and the Nifty was down 62.40 points or 0.56% at 11131.80 mainly on selling in financial counters. Asian Paints, HCL Tech, Infosys, TCS and BPCL were the top gainers on Sensex today. ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Zee Entertainment and IndusInd Bank were major losers in the Sensex. About 857 shares have advanced, 1790 shares declined, and 161 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, IT and metal indices ended in the green, while banks, pharma, auto and FMCG remained under pressure. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 12 points, Nifty at 11194.15

Friday, July 24, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 39.35 points or 0.10% at 38101.12, and the Nifty was down 21.30 points or 0.19% at 11194.20 with negative bias led by selling in financial, auto, and metal counters. HCL Tech and Reliance Industries were the top Sensex gainers followed by Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, and IndusInd Bank. Axis Bank, SBI, Zee Entertainment and ICICI Bank being the worst performers on Sensex. About 1055 shares have advanced, 1557 shares declined, and 140 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma was up 1.38%. Nifty Metal was down over 2%, followed by banking and finance indices. Nifty financial services were down 1.55%. Except IT and Energy other sectoral indices ended in the red, while BSE Smallcap and Midcap indices ended lower.

Closing Bell:Sensex dips 59 points, Nifty at 11132.60

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
At Close, Sensex ended 58.81 points or 0.16 per cent at 37871.52, and the Nifty shed18.60 points or 0.17 per cent at 11143.70. Axis Bank was the top gainer on Sensex followed by Titan and Power Grid. HUL was the top loser followed by Tata Steel, Hero MotoCorp and BPCL About 1164 shares have advanced, 1448 shares declined, and 147 shares are unchanged. Except for Nifty Bank, Nifty Pharma, Nifty Media, and Nifty Private Bank, all sectoral indices , auto, IT and PSU banks dragged the most and ended in the red.

Bajaj Finance Q1 Results:Profit falls 19% YoY to Rs 962 crore

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
NBFC major Pune based Bajaj Finance on July 21 reported a 19 per cent year-on-year (YoY) fall in consolidated net profit at Rs 962.32 crore for the quarter ended June 30. It had posted a net profit of Rs 1,195.25 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The Pune-based company's net interest income rose 12% over the year-ago period to Rs 4,152 crore, against the Rs 3,637-crore forecast. Bajaj Finance made additional contingency provisions worth Rs 1,450 crore for Covid-19, taking the overall contingency provision to Rs 2,350 crore during the quarter. Consolidated revenue for the quarter came in at Rs 6,648.2 crore rising 14.5 per cent over Rs 5,805.5 crore in the corresponding period the previous year. Consolidated asset under management of the company increased 7 per cent YoY to Rs 1,38,055 crore during the quarter. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex drops 660 points, Nifty at 10607.35

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 660.63 points or 1.80% at 36033.06, and the Nifty was down 195.30 points or 1.81% at 10607.40. IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC, Bajaj Finserv and ICICI Bank were major losers. While Bharti Airtel, Dr Reddy's Labs and Titan Company were major gainers. About 820 shares have advanced, 1829 shares declined, and 116 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index plunged 3.5 per cent, Nifty PSU Bank down 3.53 per cent and Nifty Private Bank index fell 3.68 per cent. Nifty Pharma was the only index that ended in the green-up 0.48 per cent, rest all the sectoral indices settled in the red.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended 1 per cent lower. The volatility index, India VIX rose 5.73 per cent to 26.70 levels

Closing Bell:Sensex slips 143 points, Nifty at 10768.05

Friday, July 10, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 143.36 points or 0.39% at 36594.33, and the Nifty was down 45.50 points or 0.42% at 10768 amid weak global cues. Sun Pharma was the top gainer on Sensex followed by HUL, Bharti Airtel,Reliance Industries and Bajaj Finance. On the other end, Tech Mahindra was the top loser followed by Tata Steel, HDFC, Titan Company and IndusInd Bank. About 989 shares have advanced, 1646 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma, Nifty Realty, and Nifty FMCG were the top sectoral gainers. Nifty PSU Bank index fell 2.67% while the Nifty Private Bank index was down 2.3%. Bank, metal and auto remained under pressure.

Closing Bell: Sensex ends flat down 45.72 points, Nifty at 10302.10

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 45.72 points or 0.13% at 34915.80, and the Nifty was down 10.30 points or 0.10% at 10302.10 on a flat note with negative bias. Top Sensex gainers were Nestle India, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Britannia Industries, HDFC and Tech Mahindra. On the other hand, Sun Pharma, Power Grid Corporation of India, HDFC Bank, ONGC, UPL and RIL were the top losers on Sensex. About 1259 shares have advanced, 1452 shares declined, and 137 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index declined by nearly 2 per cent. The nifty Auto index was top sectoral gainer, up 1.10 per cent. Nifty Financial Services, Nifty FMCG, Nifty Bank and Nifty Private Bank closed into the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended lower

Closing Stock:Sensex down 210 points, Nifty at 10312.40

Monday, June 29, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 209.75 points or 0.60% at 34961.52, and the Nifty was down 70.60 points or 0.68% at 10312.40 amid weak global cues and rising COVID-19 cases. Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Tata Steel, Coal India and L&T were the major losers in the Sensex pack, While gainers include Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Nestle India, ITC, HDFC Bank and Sun Pharma were major gainers. About 1135 shares have advanced, 1597 shares declined, and 136 shares are unchanged. Except for FMCG other indices ended in the red. Nifty PSU Bank slumped 3.31 per cent, Nifty Realty fell 3.55 per cent while the Nifty Metal index was down 2.64 per cent. Nifty FMCG index gained 0.72 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices lost over 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell: Sensex was down 26.88 points, Nifty at 10288.90

Thursday, June 25, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 26.88 points or 0.08% at 34842.10, and the Nifty was down 16.40 points or 0.16% at 10288.90. ITC and Bajaj Finance were the top Sensex gainers, followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Hero MotoCorp and HUL. While losers were Asian Paints, Hindalco Industries, IOC, Adani Ports and Shree Cements. About 1477 shares have advanced, 1130 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. Nifty FMCG gained 1.9% followed by Nifty Pharma and Nifty Bank. Nifty IT and Nifty Realty were down over 1% each. While BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended higher.

Crude oil prices fall as a new surge in coronavirus infections worldover

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Oil prices fell today, reversing the previous session's surge as worries about a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic outweighed support from a gradual reopening of global economies. Brent crude, which on Tuesday rose to its highest level since a price plunge began in March, slipped 47 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $42.16 a barrel by 0814 GMT. The benchmark crude has climbed from below $16 in April but remains a third lower than its level at the end of 2019. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 59 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $39.78 a barrel. Further pressure on prices came from a bigger-than-expected rise in US crude inventories, according to industry group the American Petroleum Institute (API). However, US gasoline and distillate inventories fell, suggesting consumption was picking up as lockdowns were eased.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 561 points, Nifty at 10305.30

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
At Close, Sensex is down 561.45 points or 1.58% at 34868.98, and the Nifty down 165.70 points or 1.58% at 10305.30. Asian Paints, ITC, Nestle India, Reliance Industries, Bank of Baroda and TCS were the major gainers in the Sensex pack. IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India, NTPC and Bharti Airtel were the losers. About 1245 shares have advanced, 1429 shares declined, and 134 shares are unchanged. Nifty Private Bank index was down 2.18 per cent and the Nifty Pharma index slipped 1.55 per cent. While FMCG index was up over half a per cent.BSE midcap and smallcap indices shed a per cent each at the close.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 97 points, Nifty at 9881.15

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 97.30 points or 0.29% at 33507.92, and the Nifty was down 32.85 points or 0.33% at 9881.15 amid geopolitical tensions and rise in Covid-19 cases. Bharti Airtel, Maruti Suzuki, Wipro, Axis Bank and IndusInd Bank were major gainers in the Sensex pack, while losers include Bharti Infratel, Power Grid, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ITC and Shree Cements. About 1409 shares have advanced, 1116 shares declined, and 152 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Auto index was up nearly 1 per cent. The Nifty Financial Services index, down 0.7 per cent. Except, Nifty FMCG, and Nifty IT, all the sectoral indices were trading in green. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were up 0.8 per cent and 1 per cent, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 552 points, Nifty at 9813.70

Monday, June 15, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 552.09 points or 1.63% at 33228.80, and the Nifty was down 159.20 points or 1.60% at 9813.70.IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Tata Motors, Bajaj Finance and NTPC were major losers, while Reliance Industries, Sun Pharma, Nestle India, GAIL, Wipro, HCL Technologies were major gainers. About 1308 shares have advanced, 1223 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged. Nifty Media gained 1.16%. Except for pharma and PSU Bank index, other indices ended in the red. BSE Midcap index fell 1 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down over 700 points, Nifty at 9902.00

Thursday, June 11, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 708.68 points or 2.07% at 33538.37, and the Nifty was down 214.20 points or 2.12% at 9902. State Bank of India was the top Sensex loser followed by Sun Pharmaceuticals, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, Tata Steel, Bharti Infratel, Zee Entertainment and Axis Bank. IndusInd Bank, Hero MotoCorp, Power Grid, M&M and Nestle India were the top Sensex gainers. About 1016 shares have advanced, 1497 shares declined, and 146 shares are unchanged. All the indices on the NSE ended in the red with Nifty PSU Bank index plunged 3.76 per cent. Nifty Metal index down 2.78 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices shed over 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 413 points and Nifty at 10046.65

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 413.89 points or 1.20% at 33956.69, and the Nifty was down 120.80 points or 1.19% at 10046.70. Sun Pharma was the top Sensex gainer followed by Asian Paints, Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, Hero MotoCorp, Dr Reddys Labs and TCS. Reliance Industries (RIL), State Bank of India (SBI), Wipro, BPCL, Tata Motors, GAIL and HDFC Bank were top losers. About 1104 shares have advanced, 1432 shares declined, and 162 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma index gained 1.35 per cent. Nifty FMCG was up half a per cent. Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty Auto down1.56 per cent and 0.76 per cent, respectively.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell 0.3-1 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 128 points, Nifty at 10029.10

Thursday, June 4, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 128.84 points or 0.38% at 33,980.70, while Nifty was down 32.40 points or 0.32% at 10,029.10. Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, HCL Tech, Vedanta and Reliance Industries were major gainers in the Sensex pack, while losers are Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. About 1287 shares have advanced, 1132 shares declined, and 156 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index slipped over 2.5 per cent. Other indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended flat.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 260 points, Nifty at 9039.25

Friday, May 22, 2020
At Close, Sensex falls 260 points, or 0.84 per cent, lower at 30,672.59 while Nifty finished with a loss of 67 points, or 0.74 per cent, at 9,039.25 after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to cut the policy rate by 40 basis points from 4.4 per cent to 4 per cent to trim the impact of coronavirus on the economy. Infosys was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Asian paints, UltraTech Cement, Tech Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki were among other gainers on the index. Axis Bank was the top Sensex loser followed by HDFC, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank and Bajaj-Auto. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices closed 0.83 per cent and 0.23 per cent down, respectively. Nifty Bank today tumbled nearly over 2.5 per cent. Most of the sectoral indices ended lower.

Maruti Suzuki Q4 profit falls 28% to Rs 1,292 crore

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The country's largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki reported its March quarter profit of Rs 1,291.7 crore, down by 28.1 per cent YoY due to lower sales during the lockdown, while the company had reported a profit of Rs 1,795.6 crore for March quarter previous year. Revenue dipped 15.2 per cent to Rs 18,207.7 crore. The company had posted revenue of Rs 21,473.1 crore. The sharp fall in tax cost limited the profit decline."Profit was lower on account of lower sales volume, higher sales promotion expenses, partially offset by lower operating expenses, cost reduction efforts and reduction in the corporate tax rate," said the company in its BSE filing. Maruti sold a total of 385,025 vehicles,the company's domestic volumes in Q4 fell by 16 percent YoY and exports fell 17 per cent compared to same period last year, especially after nationwide lockdown in last 10 days of March and amid slowdown in overall sector.

Bandhan Bank Q4 results:Profit falls 20% to Rs 517 crore

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Private sector lender Bandhan Bank on Tuesday posted 29 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) fall in net profit at Rs 517.28 crore for the quarter ended March 31 and 20.5 per cent year-on-year degrowth in Q4 FY20 profit due to over two-fold rise in provision and contingencies. Profit for the quarter dropped to Rs 517.3 crore, against Rs 650.9 crore in the same period last year. Provisions and contingencies increased to Rs 827.36 crore during the quarter under review against Rs 294.88 crore in the preceding quarter ended December 2019.Net interest income for the quarter grew sharply by 33.6 per cent year-on-year to Rs 1,680 crore, with advances rising by 60.46 per cent (to Rs 71,846 crore). Asset quality of the company improved with the percentage of gross non-performing assets coming at 1.48 per cent in Q4FY20 over 1.93 per cent in December quarter.

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