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MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex up 54 points at 61,277 and NSE Nifty50 36 points up 18,292

Monday, January 17, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices started on a slightly positive note today(117th January 2022) amid mixed global cues. The BSE Sensex was up 54 points at 61,277 and the NSE Nifty50 was 36 points up 18,292. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were also in green and were up 0.4 and 0.6 percent, respectively. Among the Sensex-30 constituents, Maruti, SBI, Infosys, Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, PowerGrid, HDFC Bank, and RIL were the top gainers. On the Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors, ONGC, and BPCL were the additional gainers. On the downside, HCL Tech was the biggest loser, down over 6 percent on the NSE. The IT major had reported its Q3 results over the weekend. While it met street expectations on quarterly revenue and profit. On a yearly basis, the company's PAT fell 13 percent. Read more

Closing Bell: BSE Sensex at 61,223, down 12 points and NSE Nifty ended 2 points down at 18,256 level

Friday, January 14, 2022
The day ended around a flat line today(14th January 2022) as benchmark indices staged a smart-recovery during the second half of the trading session, led by healthy buying in metal and PSU bank stocks. The markets, however, snapped their five-day winning run and ended lower amid weak global cues. The BSE Sensex index opened gap-down and hit a low of 60,757 in early deals today. It staged a smart come-back and bounced 567 points intraday to hit a high of 61,324.5. However, losses in private banks and select heavyweights such as HUL and Bharti Airtel held it from ending in the green zone. By the close, the BSE 30-pack index stood at 61,223, down 12 points or 0.02 percent. Following a similar trajectory, the NSE Nifty hit a low of 18,120 in early deals but recouped losses to hit a high of 18,287. It, eventually, pared gains and ended 2 points down at 18,256 level. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex down 182 points at 61,053 and the NSE Nifty 54 points lower at 18,203

Friday, January 14, 2022
The benchmark indices in India were seen recouping opening losses and were down up to 0.3 percent today (14th Jan.2022). The BSE Sensex was now down 182 points at 61,053 and the NSE Nifty was 54 points lower at 18,203. The mild recovery in the indices was being supported by gains in heavyweights RIL (up nearly 1 percent) and HDFC Bank( up 0.5 percent), followed by L&T, Ultratech Cement, and Maruti. On the Nifty, Tata Consumer, IOC, BPCL, and SBI Life were the additional gainers. The majority of stocks (30), however, were still negative. Broader indices BSE MidCap and SmallCap were, however, outperforming the benchmarks and were up 0.2 and 0.3 percent, respectively. Read more

Closing bell:Sensex ends choppy day 85 pts up(61,235), NSE Nifty50 ended at 18,257, up 44 points

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Frontline indices whipsawed around the flat line today(13th January 2022) as tepid economic data back home and somber global mood hit sentiment. Besides, weekly F&O expiry also added to the volatility. After starting around 150 points higher at 61,260, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex hit a high of 61,348 but erased all the gains to enter the red zone. The index hit a low of 60,950 but managed to eke out gains in the fag-end of the session to close at 61,235. This was 85 points, or 0.14 percent, higher than yesterday's close. Following a similar trajectory, the NSE Nifty50 hit a high of 18,272 and a low of 18,164 during the day. It ended at 18,257, up 44 points or 0.24 percent. Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Coal India, Sun Pharma, UPL, Divis Labs, and L&T were the top gainers on the 50-share index, rising between 2 and 6 percent. Read more

Closing bell: BSE Sensex ended 553 points higher at 61,150 and NSE Nifty ended with a gain of 156 points at 18,212

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices extended their winning run into the fourth straight trading session backed by solid gains in index heavyweights - Reliance Industries, Infosys, ICICI Bank, and Bharti Airtel. Reliance and Airtel were in the limelight, on reports that the three telecom majors (Jio, Airtel, Voda Idea) have sought 90-95 percent reduction in 5G spectrum auction prices. The IT shares were expected to be in focus owing to results announcements from Infosys, TCS, and Wipro. While IT major Infosys ended with a gain of 1.1 percent, TCS and Wipro, however, were down 1.5 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively, in trades awaiting the Q3 result announcements. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 221 points, Nifty at 18055.75

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 221.26 points or 0.37% at 60616.89, and the Nifty was up 52.50 points or 0.29% at 18055.80 higher in the volatile session on January 11 led by the IT, power, realty stocks. IndusInd Bank, HDFC, Tata Consumer Products, Hindalco Industries, and Britannia Industries were among major gainers on the Nifty, while Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Coal India, Bajaj Finance, and Nestle India were the major losers. About 1757 shares have advanced, 1481 shares declined, and 55 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the metal index fell over 2 percent, while buying was seen in the IT, power, oil & gas, and realty stocks. The BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended flat.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 651 points, Nifty at 18003.30

Monday, January 10, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 650.98 points or 1.09% at 60,395.63, and the Nifty was up 190.60 points or 1.07% at 18,003.30 was mainly lifted by automobile counters, along with select financials. Hero MotoCorp, Titan, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, SBI, and L&T were the top gainers. Wipro, Divis Labs, Nestle India, Tata Consumer Products, Asian Paints, and Power Grid were the laggards. About 2472 shares have advanced, 948 shares declined, and 88 shares are unchanged. All the sectoral indices ended in the green with PSU Bank, IT, Auto, Capital Goods, Power, Bank, Realty indices up 1-3 percent. The BSE MidCap index added 0.7 percent while the BSE SmallCap index gained 1.2 percent.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:volatile;BSE Sensex nearly 50 points lower at 57,755 while the Nifty50 testing the 17,200-mark

Thursday, December 30, 2021
The benchmark indices opened on a quiet note for a second day amid slow investor participation and concerns around the omicron variant. The BSE Sensex was nearly 50 points lower at 57,755, while the Nifty50 was testing the 17,200-mark. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap was 0.1 percent lower dragged by RBL Bank, Oberoi Realty, Shriram Transport Finance, Godrej Properties, Indian Hotels, Lodha, JSW Energy, IRCTC, down 1-3 percent. The BSE SmallCap index was, however, in the green zone, up 0.3 percent. Among Sensex-30 constituents, PowerGrid, Wipro, Tata Steel, Titan, Bharti Airtel, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra, Dr. Reddy's, Maruti, TCS, Infosys were the leading gainers, up 0.3-1 percent. On the Nifty, Tata Consumer was the additional gainer. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 296 points, Nifty at 17086.25

Monday, December 27, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 296 points or 0.52% at 57420.24, and the Nifty was up 82.50 points or 0.49% at 17086.25. Tech Mahindra, Dr. Reddy’s, PowerGrid Corporation of India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), HDFC Bank were among top index gainers. On the contrary, Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Bharti Airtel were top index laggards. About 1944 shares have advanced, 1285 shares declined, and 124 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap were up 0.3 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. Among sectors, the BSE Healthcare index surged 1.3 percent. The Bankex was the other notable gainer. Most sectoral indices ended with gains in the range of 0.3-0.5 percent each. Nifty Bank gained 0.58 percent to finish trade at 35,058.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex, Nifty volatile;Sensex around 57,300, down 10 points while the Nifty little changed at 17,050

Friday, December 24, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started on a muted note today(24th December 2021). The BSE Sensex was around 57,300, down 10 points while the Nifty50 was little changed at 17,050. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped up to 0.45 percent. Data Patterns (India) is set to debut on a stellar note today. The IPO had received a strong response with subscriptions of more than 111 times. The Grey Market Premium (GMP) indicates a likely 45-50 percent listing gain versus the issue price of Rs 585 per share.

Closing Bell: Sensex up 497 points, Nifty at 16770.85

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 497 points or 0.89% at 56,319.01, and the Nifty was up 156.60 points or 0.94% at 16,770.80, as investors looked for value in beaten-down shares. HCL Tech was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by Tech Mahindra, and Tata Steel. Power Grid was the worst Sensex performer, followed by Axis Bank, and Bajaj Finance. About 2204 shares have advanced, 1033 shares declined, and 111 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices finished with gains of 1.4 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Metal index surged 3 percent. The Consumer Durables index was up 2.2 percent, while the IT, Telecom, and Realty indices rallied around 1.5 percent each.

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 889 points, Nifty at 16985.20

Friday, December 17, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 889.40 points or 1.54% at 57,011.74, and the Nifty was down 263.20 points or 1.53% at 16985.20. IndusInd Bank was the top laggard of Sensex, followed by, Kotak Mahindra Bank ,with Hindustan Unilever and Titan. Infosys was the top gainer, accompanied by HCL Technologies, Power Grid, and Sun Pharma.About 913 shares have advanced, 2221 shares declined, and 76 shares are unchanged.The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 2.4 per cent and 2.1 per cent, respectively. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Realty index nose-dived 4 per cent. The Energy, Bankex, Auto and Oil & Gas indices were down over 2.5 per cent each. The IT index also pared gains towards the close, still finsihed more than a per cent higher. India VIX was up 3% sitting near 16.4 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex opened at 57,853.5 level,down 47.5 points while the Nifty at 17,221 levels, down 27 points

Friday, December 17, 2021
Indian equities started off on a cautious note today(17th Dec.2021) amid the acceleration of bond-buying programmes by various central banks to fight off inflation and suck excess liquidity out of the system. After the US Fed, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of Japan have decided to hasten the asset purchase programmes. That apart, the Bank of England became the first global central bank on Thursday to raise the interest rate by 25 basis points. Against this backdrop, the S&P BSE or 0.08 percent. It's NSE counterpart Nifty50, too, quoted at 17,221 levels, down 27 points in early deals. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dipped 0.33 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 113 points, Nifty at 17248.40

Thursday, December 16, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 113.11 points or 0.20% at 57,901.14, and the Nifty was up 27 points or 0.16% at 17,248.40, amid weakness in auto, banking, and realty shares. The top gainer on Sensex was Bajaj Finance, followed by Infosys, Titan, and Reliance Industries. Maruti Suzuki India was the top Sensex laggard, followed by ICICI Bank, Bajaj Auto, and Sun Pharma. About 1462 shares have advanced, 1803 shares declined, and 103 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 0.6 percent each. Bank Nifty closed 0.65% lower. Among sectors, except IT and oil & gas, all other sectoral indices ended in the red.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 482.5 points to quote at 58,270.5 levels while the Nifty climbed 142 points to trade at 17,362

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Indian stocks in tune with Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher today(16th Dec.2021) after the US Federal Reserve said it would end bond-buying stimulus in March to set up three interest rate increases next year to tackle heated inflation. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 482.5 points, or 0.83 percent, to quote at 58,270.5 levels in early trade. The NSE Nifty, too, climbed 142 points to trade at 17,362. The broader indices on the BSE rose in tandem as well and added up to 0.88 percent. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) laid out a scenario in which the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the emergence of the Omicron variant, gives way to a benign set of economic conditions, with inflation easing largely on its own, interest rates increasing comparatively slowly, and the unemployment rate staying low in coming years. Read more

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%.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex declined 383 points to 57,900 levels while the Nifty gave up 17,300-mark and was down 97 points

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The BSE Sensex declined 383 points, or 0.66 percent, to 57,900 levels in early deals, dragged by Bajaj Finance, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, and Kotak Bank in today's (14th Dec.2021) early deals in the background of WHO's grim statement on the 'Omicron' coronavirus variant, coupled with a downward revision of growth forecast by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The NSE Nifty, on the other hand, gave up 17,300-mark and was down 97 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dipped up to 0.5 percent. Among individual stocks, shares of Shriram Transport Finance dropped over 3 percent after the Group announced a restructuring plan. As part of the plan, the Shriram Group, Shriram Capital, and Shriram City Union Finance will merge with Shriram Transport Finance Company. Those of Greenlam, on the contrary, were up 6 percent as the company plans to invest Rs 950 crore in 2-3 years as part of its Capex plan. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 503 points, Nifty at 17368.25

Monday, December 13, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 503.25 points or 0.86% at 58,283.42, and the Nifty was down 143.00 points or 0.82% at 17,368.30, on the back of weakness in select financial shares, FMCG, and index heavyweight Reliance Industries. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Axis Bank, Tech Mahindra, and Maruti Suzuki India. In the red was Bajaj Finance, accompanied by Bajaj Finserv, Nestle India, and Reliance Industries. About 1840 shares have advanced, 1554 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap index was down 0.5 percent, while the Smallcap index was up 0.2 percent. Among sectors, except Nifty IT all other sectoral indices ended in the red. India VIX was down 2%

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex zoomed 326 points to quote at 59,113 levels while the Nifty rallied above 17,600-mark, up 100 points

Monday, December 13, 2021
On Dalal street Bulls reigned in early deals this Monday (13th December 2021), mainly due to firm global equities and bargain buying in metal and PSU bank stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex zoomed 326 points, or 0.52 percent, to quote at 59,113 levels. The Nifty50, meanwhile, rallied above the 17,600-mark, up 100 points. This was Nifty's highest level since November 21. Barring Bajaj Finance, all other Sensex stocks were trading with a bullish bias. Power Grid (up 3 percent), Axis Bank, NTPC, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, and Asian Paints were the outperforming stocks on the index. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.66 percent and 0.94 percent, respectively. Individually, shares of PB Fintech (Policybazaar) were down 2 percent as its anchor lock-in period ended today. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex opened 197 points lower at 58,610 levels while the Nifty at 17,480, down 36 points

Friday, December 10, 2021
Indian equities began on a quiet note today(10th December 2021) as investors await inflation data in India and the US. The S&P BSE Sensex opened 197 points, or 0.33 percent, lower at 58,610 levels. The Nifty50, meanwhile, was at 17,480, down 36 points. ITC, up 1.5 percent, extended Thursday's gains and was the top performer on the Sensex. Asian Paints, M&M, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Auto, and Sun Pharma were also among the outperforming counters on the 30-pack index. On the downside, Titan, Axis Bank, HCL Tech, Tech M, and Bajaj Finance, and RIL were limiting the upside. The broader MidCap and SmallCap indices on the BSE, on the contrary, gained 0.11 percent and 0.27 percent, respectively. Among the lot, Go Fashion was up 3.6 percent after SBI Mutual Fund acquired 1.5 million equity shares in the company via the bulk deal. Sectorally, pharma, and realty stocks were supporting the markets while financials and IT were capping the gains.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 157.45 points, Nifty at 17516.85

Thursday, December 9, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 157.45 points or 0.27% at 58,807.13, and the Nifty was up 47 points or 0.27% at 17,516.80. ITC was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Larsen & Toubro, Asian Paints, and Reliance Industries. HDFC Bank was the top laggard, followed by Titan, Nestle India, and NTPC. About 2046 shares have advanced, 1153 shares declined, and 115 shares are unchanged. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Capital Goods index gained 2 percent. The FMCG and Energy indices were up 1.5 percent each. The Telecom and Oil & Gas indices also jumped a percent each. The Bankex, however, was down 0.5 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up 0.4 percent, and the Smallcap index had surged 0.8 percent. The volatility index continued to move lower, slipping at 3.88%.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex jumped 224 points, at 58,874 levels while the Nifty added 60 points, to 17,530-mark

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Market bulls roared on Dalal Street for the third straight day today(9th December 2021) amid across-the-board buying. Besides, a firm global set-up amid encouraging news flow around the efficacy of Pfizer's vaccine against the Omicron variant boosted investor confidence. The S&P BSE Sensex jumped 224 points, or 0.4 percent, at 58,874 levels in early deals. The Nifty50, too, added 60 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,530-mark. BPCL, M&M, Ultratech cement, L&T, Infosys, RIL, and ICICI Bank were the outperforming large-caps on the 50-pack index. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1016 points, Nifty at 17469.75

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 1,016.03 points or 1.76% at 58,649.68, and the Nifty was up 293.10 points or 1.71% at 17,469.80 as the key benchmark indices logged back-to-back strong gains today helped by a status-quo RBI policy by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). About 2270 shares have advanced, 941 shares declined, and 121 shares are unchanged. Bajaj Finance was the top index gainer, up 3.3%, followed by ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finserv, and SBI. Power Grid was the only Sensex constituent to trade in the red. Among sectoral indices, the BSE Auto index rallied 2.3 percent and was the major percentage gainer. The rest of the prominent indices such as Energy, FMCG, Healthcare, IT, Bankex, Metal, Oil & Gas, and Realty were up 1-2 percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were up 1.4 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 886 points, Nifty at 17176.70

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 886.51 points or 1.56% at 57,633.65, and the Nifty was up 264.40 points or 1.56% at 17,176.70 as global fears of a significant impact on economic recovery owing to Omicron variant receded and also investors lapped up banking shares a day ahead of the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) meeting outcome. About 2278 shares have advanced, 924 shares declined, and 114 shares are unchanged. Tata Steel was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, and SBI. Bharti Airtel and Asian Paints were the only stocks in red among the 30-stock Sensex. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rallied over a percent each. India VIX was 7% in the red. All sectoral indices ended in the green with bank, metal, and realty added 2-3 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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex slipped 71 points at 57,625 levels while the Nifty50 was at 17,169, up 28 points

Monday, December 6, 2021
Indian equities started in the red today(6th December 2021), down 0.12 percent, on the bourses. The BSE Sensex slipped 71 points at 57,625 levels while the Nifty50 was at 17,169, up 28 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index was up 0.15 percent and the BSE SmallCap index added 0.14 percent. Sectorally, realty and media stocks were the only gainers. On the flip side, auto, financials, and IT stock were in the red. The overall market breadth was in the favour of buyers with over 1,500 stocks advancing on the BSE. Meanwhile, around 990 stocks were in the red.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex advanced 253 points at 58,714 levels while Nifty at 17,461, up 60 points

Friday, December 3, 2021
Indian equities extended their buying spree into the third straight session today(3rd December 2021) amid broad-based buying. The S&P BSE Sensex advanced 253 points, or 0.43 percent, at 58,714 levels in early deals. The NSE Nifty, meanwhile, was at 17,461, up 60 points. L&T, BPCL, Axis Bank, and Kotak Bank, were the top gainers on the 50-pack index while Nestle India, Hindalco, Tata Consumer Products, Bajaj Auto, and HUL were the top laggards. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap index rose 0.34 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 776, Nifty at 17401.65

Thursday, December 2, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 776.50 points or 1.35% at 58,461.29, and the Nifty was up 234.80 points or 1.37% at 17,401.70 ended higher for the second consecutive session on December 2 as bulls attempted to come back on Dalal Street. Power Grid was the top index gainer, followed by HDFC, M&M, and Titan. Axis Bank and ICICI Bank were the top laggards, accompanied by Larsen & Toubro, and SBI. About 2139 shares have advanced, 1040 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. All the sectoral indices ended in the green with IT, metal, realty, auto, FMCG, oil & gas, power indices up 1-2 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up 1.1 percent, and the Smallcap index advanced 1.2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex started at 57,818 level, up 133 points while Nifty opened at 17,210, up 43 points

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Indian equities started higher today(2nd December 2021) amid mixed global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex started today's session at 57,818 level, up 133 points or 0.2 percent. The Nifty50 opened at 17,210, up 43 points. M&M (up over 2 percent), HDFC, Power Grid, Titan, and Sun Pharma were leading the list of gainers on the Sensex index. On the flipside, L&T (down 0.8 percent), ICICI Bank, Nestle India, Axis Bank, and SBI were trading in the red. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.29 percent and 0.22 percent, respectively. Among individual stocks, NDTV shares were locked at a 5 percent upper circuit after the company has signed an exclusive 10-year deal worth Rs 750 crore with Taboola – a global leader in powering content recommendations on the open web. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 57,957 level, up 697 points while Nifty hovered above 17,250-mark, up 200 points

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Indian benchmark indices today (30th Nov.2021) extended their gains and were trading near the day's high level, lifted by realty, IT, and PSU Bank stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex was at 57,957 level, up 697 points or over 1 percent. The Nifty50, on the other hand, hovered above the 17,250-mark, up 200 points. The Nifty Realty index is up 4 percent; IT index 2.2 percent; PSB Index 1.8 percent. Shares of Go Fashion clocked a solid listing on the bourses today, debuting at 91 percent premium on the BSE. The shares are listed at Rs 1,316 per share compared with the issue price of Rs 690. On the NSE, the shares debuted at Rs 1,310 apiece.

Closing Bell: Sensex up 153.43 points, Nifty at 17,054.00.

Monday, November 29, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 153.43 points or 0.27% at 57,260.58, and the Nifty was up 27.50 points or 0.16% at 17,054.00. Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top gainer,, followed by HCL Technologies, Titan, TCS, and Bajaj Finance. Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, NTPC were the top laggards. About 875 shares have advanced, 2337 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged.Among sectoral indices, the Power index plunged 2 per cent, the Realty and Oil & Gas indices dropped 1.6 per cent each. The IT index, however, was up 0.7 per cent. The BSE Midcap index shed 0.9 per cent, and the Smallcap index dropped 1.9 per cent.India VIX closed at 20.83 points.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:‘Black Friday’;Sensex shaved-off over 1,400 points in intra-day deals while Nifty lost over 400 points

Friday, November 26, 2021
It was a horrible ‘Black Friday’ for the Indian markets that saw an across-the-board sell-off. The S&P BSE Sensex shaved off over 1,400 points in intra-day deals. Its counterpart on the National Stock Exchange, the Nifty50 index, lost over 400 points. The negative sentiment today(26th Nov.2021) in the Indian markets was on account of weak global cues. Most Asian markets were a sea of red with Japan’s Nikkei down 2 percent and Straits Times slipping nearly one percent. Shanghai Composite, Kospi, and Taiwan were down 0.2-0.4 percent, each. The US markets, however, were shut on account of the Thanksgiving holiday. This weak sentiment across Asian markets was triggered by fears of a sooner-than-expected rate hike by the US Federal Reserve (US Fed). Investors and traders, according to analysts, now expect the US central bank to raise rates faster on the back of the recently released FOMC minutes. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 454 points, Nifty at 17536.25

Thursday, November 25, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 454.10 points or 0.78% at 58,795.09, and the Nifty was up 121.30 points or 0.70% at 17,536.30 led by strong gains in the index heavyweight Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries was the top Sensex gainer, surging 6.1%, followed by Infosys, ITC, and Tech Mahindra. Maruti Suzuki India, ICICI Bank, and IndusInd Bank were among the top laggards. About 2054 shares have advanced, 1166 shares declined, and 106 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Energy index soared 4.6 percent. The Healthcare and Realty indices were up 1.7 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively. The Oil & Gas and IT indices were also up around a percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were up 0.7 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 58,711, up 47 points while Nifty added 30 points to hold 17,550-mark

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Indian equities started higher today(24 Nov.2021), supported by firm global cues and buying in heavyweights such as Bharti Airtel, SBI, Axis Bank, and TCS. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex advanced 47 points, or 0.08 percent, to quote at 58,711 in opening deals. The NSE Nifty50, on the other hand, added 30 points to hold the 17,550-mark. Among key movers in early trades, Bharti Airtel's shares moved up by 0.5 percent after Moody's Investors Service revised the company's and its subsidiary Bharti Airtel Int'l (Netherlands) BV's rating outlook to positive from stable. In the broader markets, the BSE SmallCap index is outperforming both, large-cap and mid-cap, indices. The index is up over 1 percent. Sectorally, select IT and auto stocks, including Coforge, Infosys, Tech M, Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp, and M&M, are trading with a negative bias. Meanwhile, the volatility index, India VIX, eased about 5 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 198 points, Nifty at 17503.35

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 198.44 points or 0.34% at 58,664.33, and the Nifty was up 86.80 points or 0.50% at 17,503.30 on the back of pull-back in select index heavyweights following the recent sell-off. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer, up 3.89%, followed by NTPC, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, and Sun Pharma. On the other hand, IndusInd Bank was the top laggard, down 2.59%, followed by Asian Paints, Infosys, Bajaj Auto, and Maruti Suzuki India. About 2346 shares have advanced, 829 shares declined, and 153 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE Metal and Power indices soared over 3 percent each. The Realty, Telecom and Capital Goods indices were up around 2 percent each. Except IT, all other sectoral indices ended in the green. The BSE Midcap index advanced 1.6 percent, and the Smallcap index added 1.8 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex at 58,370, down just 95 points while Nifty reclaimed the 17,400-mark after the early morning debacle

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
The benchmark indices staged a recovery after the early morning debacle as the bulls are trying to wrestle their way back on Dalal Street today (23rd Nov.2021). After the early morning debacle, where the BSE Sensex hit a low of 57,718, the 30-share index was at 58,370, down just 95 points on the BSE at 10:05 AM. The NSE Nifty, meanwhile, reclaimed the 17,400-mark, down only 6 points. All the sectoral indices recouped their losses and were trading higher on the NSE, barring the Nifty IT index (down 0.7 percent). The Nifty Metal pack was leading the recovery, up 2.5 percent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank and Realty indices, up 1.7 percent each. Among individual stocks, Vedanta surged nearly 8 percent to a high of Rs 354 in early deals on the BSE on Tuesday after nearly 7 percent of the total equity of the metal company changed hands via multiple block deals. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex tumbled 495 points to hit a low of 59,125 while Nifty gave up 17,700-mark, down 87 points

Monday, November 22, 2021
Indian equity markets started the week on a negative note amid an across-the-board selloff. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex fell 259 points, or 0.43 percent, to quote at 59,377 levels in opening deals. The index extended its decline further and tumbled 495 points to hit a low of 59,125. The Nifty50, on the other hand, gave up 17,700-mark, down 87 points. Shares of RIL dropped 4 percent after the company, late on Friday, called off the deal with the global oil giant Saudi Aramco for a 20 percent stake acquisition by the Saudi firm in the oil to chemicals (O2C) business of the former company. On the upside, Bharti Airtel shares advanced 5 percent after the telecom major revised tariff on prepaid talk-time plans earlier today by 20-25 percent and data top-up plans by 20-21 percent. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 210 points in early deals at 60,113 levels while Nifty at 17,939-mark

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The downtrend in the domestic equities extended today(17TH Nov.2021) also as a global rating agency, Fitch rating's, negative outlook on India weighed on sentiment. Besides, Sebi's proposal to tweak rules governing initial public offerings (IPOs) to bring in more transparency and accountability kept investors on the edge. The BSE Sensex fell 210 points, or 0.35 percent, in early deals at 60,113 levels while the Nifty50 was at 17,939-mark. Trends in the broader markets were mixed with the Midcap index down 0.02 percent and SmallCap index up 0.25 percent. Axis Bank, RIL, Grasim Industries, UPL, HDFC twins, and Divis Labs were the top laggards on the Nifty while Asian Paints, SBI Life, Maruti Suzuki, and Eicher Motors helped limit downside. Read more

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 ends flat, Nifty at 18109.45

Monday, November 15, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 32.02 points or 0.05% at 60718.71, and the Nifty was up 6.70 points or 0.04% at 18109.50. Power Grid Corporation was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ITC, Asian Paints, and Nestle India. Tata Steel was the worst-performing, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, and Bajaj Auto. About 1218 shares have advanced, 2038 shares declined, and 145 shares are unchanged. The Healthcare index surged 2.1 percent, and the FMCG index was up 0.8 percent. Whereas the Metal index dropped 2.4 percent, and the Telecom index declined 0.7 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up 0.4 percent, while the Smallcap index was down 0.2 percent. India VIX closed 1.64% higher at 15.49 levels.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 767 points, Nifty at

Friday, November 12, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 767.00 points or 1.28% at 60,686.69, and the Nifty was up 229.20 points or 1.28% at 18,102.80. Infosys, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Tech Mahindra, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) contributed the most to the indices gain. On the other hand, Bajaj Auto, Tata Steel were the major loser. About 1556 shares have advanced, 1628 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged. The BSE IT index surged 2 percent. Telecom, Reality, and Power indices were up around 1.5 percent each, while Energy and Capital Goods indices too moved 1.3 percent higher. BSE MidCap index gained 0.6 percent or 150 points to end at 26,369, while BSE SmallCap index was up 0.25 percent or 73 points to settle at 29,232. India VIX, the volatility index, tumbled nearly 7 percent to finish trade at 15.22 levels.

Sensex up 362 points at 60,281.5 levels and Nifty at 17,973-mark, up 100 points

Friday, November 12, 2021
Equity markets clocked a gap-up start on the bourses today(12th Nov.2021) amid across-the-board buying. Besides, firm Asian cues also supported the sentiment on the Street. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 362 points, or 0.6 percent, in early deals at 60,281.5 levels while the Nifty50 quoted at 17,973-mark, up 100 points. Among individual stocks, Tata Steel added around 2 percent after the Tata Group company reported an 8-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 11,918 crore in the September quarter. Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, Nestle India, Tech M, Infosys, and HDFC were the other top gainers on the Sensex. Meanwhile, in the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added up to 0.65 percent. Read more

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

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex at 60,133 levels, down 220 points and Nifty down 75 points at 17,942 levels

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Indian benchmark indices started lower for the third straight day today(11th Nov.2021) amid tepid global cues. The BSE Sensex was quoting at 60,133 levels, down 220 points or 0.36 percent, in early deals dragged by Tech M, HDFC, ICICI Bank, HCL Tech, M&M, and Axis Bank. On the upside, Titan Company, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel, L&T, and NTPC were lending some support. All these stocks were up in the range of 0.2 percent and 1.7 percent. Its NSE counterpart, Nifty50, was down 75 points at 17,942 levels. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.05 percent and 0.17 percent, respectively. Among individual stocks, shares of Zomato surged 5 percent in the intra-day trade on the BSE after the company said it will invest $50 million in e-commerce start-up Magicpin for a 16 percent stake as part of the total funding round size of $60 million. 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.

150 stocks including Infosys, HUL and TechM sending buy signals on MACD

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Even as Nifty50 was trading lower in Today's trade, as many as 150 NSE listed stocks, including Infosys, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), and Tech Mahindra (TechM), was sending 'buy' signals on MACD or moving average convergence divergence chart. The momentum indicator has signaled bullish crossovers on such stocks — a sign of bullish undertone — hinting at possible upsides in the days ahead. Fortis Healthcare, Delta Corp, Mindtree, Wockhardt, Parag Milks, Trent, and PVR were some other stocks sending out bullish signals on the technical indicator. MACD is known for signaling trend reversals in traded securities or indices. It is the difference between the 26-day and 12-day exponential moving averages. A nine-day exponential moving average called the ‘signal line’, is plotted on top of the MACD to indicate ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ opportunities. Read more

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 gains 478 points, Nifty at 18068.55

Monday, November 8, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 477.99 points or 0.80% at 60,545.61, and the Nifty was up 151.70 points or 0.85% at 18,068.50. Maruti Suzuki, Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T, Bharti Airtel, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Titan Company were top index gainers. IndusInd Bank, Asian Paints, M&M, Tata Steel, HCL Tech, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), TCS, Infosys top Sensex draggers. Except for pharma and bank all other sectoral indices ended in the green with capital goods, PSU Bank, IT, metal, power, oil & gas, and realty indices up 1-2 percent. The BSE Consumer Durables index surged 2.2 percent. The Capital Goods, Oil & Gas, and Power indices were up around 1.5 percent each. The Healthcare index, however, was down 0.7 percent. Nifty Bank fell 0.75 percent, while Nifty Pharma plunged over 2 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up a percent, and the Smallcap index added 0.7 percent.

Muhurat Trading session to be held today (6:15 pm to 7:15 pm)

Thursday, November 4, 2021
The Muhurat Trading session to be held on Thursday(4th Nov.2021) evening is considered one of the auspicious occasions to invest in the stock market. This year, the Muhurat trading session will begin at 6:15 pm and end at 7:15 pm. The session will mark the end of the previous Samvat 2077 and the beginning of a new year for the financial community. Sentiment heading into the session has been muted given the correction seen in the market over the past two weeks. Hence the correction has provided buying opportunities in certain large-cap stocks. Indian Energy Exchange, Container Corporation of India, Honeywell Automation, Whirlpool of India, Clean Science Tech, and KPR Mill are some such stocks as suggested by some analysts. Read more

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 ended 109 points lower at 60,029 while Nifty settled with a loss of 41 points at 17,889

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The broader markets outperformed the key benchmark indices in trade today(2nd Nov.2021) on the back of buying in auto and realty shares. The BSE benchmark index, the Sensex, jumped to a high of 60,421 in early trade, but eventually ended 109 points lower at 60,029. The NSE Nifty rallied past the 18,000-mark, in opening deals to a high of 18,012, but soon the rally fizzled and the index dropped to a low of 17,848. The Nifty 50 index finally settled with a loss of 41 points at 17,889. The broader markets outperformed the key benchmark indices with a huge margin. The BSE Midcap index was up 0.6 percent at 25,869, and the Smallcap index surged 1.1 percent to 28,607. The overall market breadth was also fairly positive, with 1,952 advancing shares as against 1,301 declining stocks on the BSE. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex at 60,118 levels, down 21 points,while at 17,923, down 6 points

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Profit-booking in metals, pharma, and select market heavyweights like Reliance Industries, HDFC, ITC, SBI, and Tech M has brought the benchmark indices off highs today(2nd Nov.2021) At 10:10 AM, the Sensex index was at 60,118 levels, down 21 points, while the Nifty50 was at 17,923, down 6 points. In the broader market, however, the BSE MidCap index was up 0.4 percent and the BSE SmallCap index was up 0.8 percent. Sectorally, shares of the companies engaged in the Shipping business were rallying on the bourses after data showed exports in the month of October surged over 40 percent. Shreyas Shipping rallied over 13 percent in the intra-day trade, followed by GE Shipping Corp (4 percent), and SCI (3 percent). The Nifty Healthcare index was down 1 percent with Sun Pharma falling over 3 percent, Dr. Reddy's Labs (1.5 percent), and Dr. LalPath Labs (1 percent). In the currency markets, the rupee opened at 74.85 per US dollar compared with Monday's close of 74.87/$.

Closing Bell: Sensex settled with a gain of 831 points at 60,138 and Nifty ended 258 points higher at 17,930

Monday, November 1, 2021
The markets reversed its 3-day losing streak led by renewed buying interest in IT and select financial shares. The BSE Sensex reclaimed the 60,000-mark, and surged to a high of 60,220, before settling with a gain of 831 points at 60,138. The NSE Nifty touched a high of 17,954 and ended 258 points higher at 17,930. India VIX was down 1.4 percent at 17.18. The broader markets also logged strong gains. The BSE Midcap index surged 1.8 percent, while the Smallcap index moved up 1.1 percent. Among sectors, the BSE Realty index soared 3.7 percent, while the Telecom and Metal indices surged around 3.5 percent each. The IT index was up 2.3 percent, and the Bankex jumped 1.8 percent. The overall market breadth was also fairly positive, with 2,171 advancing shares versus 1,137 declining stocks on the BSE. Read more

Closing Bell : High volatility;BSE Sensex ended 678 points lower at 59,307 and Nifty down 185 points at 17,672

Friday, October 29, 2021
Today(29th Oct.2021) the markets exhibited a high amount of volatility for the second day in a row on the back of unabated selling pressure in select index heavyweights. The BSE Sensex tumbled to a low of 59,089, but eventually ended 678 points lower at 59,307. In the process, the BSE index has now shed 5 percent (2,938 points) from its recent peak of 62,245. The NSE Nifty logged its second straight weekly loss, down 185 points at 17,672. The Nifty has declined 3.8 percent (677 points) in the last two weeks. In intra-day trades on Friday, the 50-share index dipped to a low of 17,613 and was within striking distance of its 50-DMA (Daily Moving Average) at 17,570-odd levels. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ended 383 points higher at 61,350 while Nifty with a gain of 143 points settlled at 18,268

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The key benchmark indices gyrated between zones in trade day before firming up in the latter half of the trading session taking cues from the broader markets. The BSE Sensex opened marginally higher at 60,997 but soon jumped to a high of 61,405. The BSE index thereafter slipped into the negative zone on account of weakness in select index heavyweights only to bounce back in the green. Aggressive buying towards the fag end of the trading day, saw the Sensex jump to a high of 61,498, and finally, end 383 points higher at 61,350. The NSE Nifty moved in a range of 211 points, between a high of 18,310 and a low of 18,099, before settling with a gain of 143 points at 18,268. Read more

CLOSING BELL: Sensex snaps 4-day losing run, index rises 145 pts; Nifty ends at 18,125

Monday, October 25, 2021
After a volatile start, the benchmark indices gained ground to trade on a firm footing amid gains in banking stocks. A firm start for the European markets also helped the market sentiments. The BSE Sensex reclaimed the 61,000 mark and was up 291 points or 0.48 percent at 61,113. Meanwhile, NSE Nifty traded at 18,169, 55 points or 0.3 percent higher. ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and SBI were the top Sensex contributors. The broader markets, on the other hand, languished with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices down over 1 percent each. The Nifty Bank hit a fresh 52-week high. Realty and IT counters were off day's low but still down 1 percent and worst losers. The BSE index after touching a low of 60,450, bounced back into the positive zone as ICICI Bank and select banking shares extended gains. The Sensex finally snapped its 4-day losing streak and ended 145 points higher at 60,967. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 115 points at 60,706 while Nifty below 18,100 mark, down 60 points

Monday, October 25, 2021
The Indian markets were off to a volatile start today(25th Oct.2021) as investors assessed the September quarter results of index heavyweights. Meanwhile, the choppy Asian market mood also rubbed off on investor sentiment back home. At 9.30 am, Sensex was down 115 points at 60,706 while Nifty was below the 18,100 mark, down 60 points. Nifty Realty was the worst sectoral performer, followed by Pharma, IT, and FMCG. The banking and financial sectors held ground in an otherwise weak market. Broader markets tumbled in tandem with benchmarks, while the volatility index, India VIX, spiked 5%. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ended with a minor loss of 100 points at 60,822 andNifty settled 63 points lower at 18,115

Friday, October 22, 2021
Financial shares came to the rescue of the benchmark indices for the second straight day, today (22nd Oct.2021) as select index heavyweights weighed under selling pressure. The BSE benchmark index, the Sensex, opened 120-odd points higher at 61,044 and rallied to a high of 61,420 on the back of fresh buying in early trades. Selling pressure re-emerged in the second half of the trading session, with ITC, technology, and metal stocks leading the fall. The BSE 30-share index slid to a low of 60,551 - down 869 points from the day's high. The Sensex eventually ended with a minor loss of 100 points at 60,822. The NSE Nifty from a high of 18,314, dropped to a low of 18,034, and finally settled 63 points lower at 18,115. The India VIX declined 1.8 percent to 17.70. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex at 61,327 levels, up 403 points while the Nifty at 18,281 level, up 103 points

Friday, October 22, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices are holding on to their opening highs, although some pressure in the metal space is capping gains. At 10:05 AM, the BSE Sensex index was at 61,327 levels, up 403 points or 0.66 percent. It touched an intra-day high of 61,420 levels earlier today (22nd Oct.2021). NSE Nifty, too, was off the morning high of 18,314 level, and quoted at 18,281 level, up 103 points. Among individual stocks, shares of the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) rallied 10 percent to Rs 832.85 on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade, after the company posted strong earnings for the second quarter ended September 2021 (Q2FY21) and also announced bonus shares in the ratio of 2:1. The stock, however, partially pared gains and was trading 4 percent higher at Rs 789.15 on the BSE.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex, touched a high of 61,621 in opening trades, and then slipped to a low of 61,164while the Nifty more or less unmoved at 18,267

Thursday, October 21, 2021
The BSE Sensex touched a high of 61,621 in opening trades and then slipped to a low of 61,164. The 30-share index was now down 21 points at 61,239. The NSE Nifty was more or less unmoved at 18,267. Experts say that the ongoing market correction is not an overreaction and can sustain in the near term due to high valuations. However, in the future Indian corporates will benefit from the reforms & China plus one strategy which happened during 2020-21. Alongside, the long-term economy & market trend is intact due to further re-opening of the economy, low-interest cycle, and fiscal & private spending. This correction will give leeway for value-buying, defensives, and upcoming stocks & sectors that evolved from this new demand. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex up 394 points at 62,159 and the Nifty down 64 points at 18,355

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened a quiet note amid positive global cues today(20th Oct.2021). The BSE Sensex opened 84 points higher at 61,800, and after touching a high of 61,873, the index soon slipped into the negative zone. The BSE Sensex was down 164 points at 61,553. The NSE Nifty touched a high of 18,458 but was down 64 points at 18,355. Among the Sensex 30 stocks, Tata Steel has slipped 1.5 percent. Asian Paints, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Auto, IndusInd Bank, and NTPC are the prominent losers. On the other hand, Nestle India, Larsen & Toubro, HCL Technologies, Infosys, and Bajaj Finance were up marginally. In the broader market, IRCTC has hit the 10 percent lower circuit at Rs 4,830. The stock had crossed the Rs 1 trillion mark yesterday in intraday deals after it hit a fresh all-time high at Rs 6,393. Mastek and Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) have also tumbled over 10 percent each. Read more

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%.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 394 points at 62,159 and the NSE Nifty up 112 points at 18,589

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The Indian markets were trading on a firm note in morning trade today(19th Oct.2021), with the BSE Sensex up 394 points at 62,159, and the NSE Nifty up 112 points at 18,589. The broader market was also trading on a firm note, with both the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices up around 0.8 percent each. The overall market breadth was also largely positive, with nearly 1,700 advancing shares versus 1,100 declining stocks on the BSE. IRCTC joined the elite club of companies commanding Rs 1-trillion market capitalization (m-cap) on the BSE after its share price hit a new high of Rs 6,332.25 in the intra-day trade today. The shares rallied nearly 8 percent today and have zoomed 33 percent in the past five trading days and a whopping 293 percent in the last six months. L&T Infotech surged 10 percent to a high of Rs 6,496 on the NSE on the back of 21 percent YoY growth in Q2FY22 net at Rs 552 crore. Revenue was up 25.6 percent at Rs 3,767 crore in the same period.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 459 points, Nifty at 18477.05

Monday, October 18, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 459.64 points or 0.75% at 61,765.59, and the Nifty was up 138.50 points or 0.76% at 18,477. Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, ITC, and Maruti were the top prominent gainers. On the other hand, HCL Technologies and Mahindra & Mahindra were the losers followed by Dr. Reddy's, Asian Paints and Bajaj Auto were the other notable losers. About 1677 shares have advanced, 1563 shares declined, and 127 shares are unchanged. Bank Nifty zoomed 0.87% and closed at 39,684. Except for pharma, all other sectoral indices ended in the green with Metal, Power, and PSU Bank indices added 2-4 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up a percent at 26,952, and the Smallcap index added 0.7 percent to 30,101. India VIX jumped 9% to end at 17.19 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex registered a new high at 61,159 while Nifty touched a new summit at 18,295

Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Indian markets continue to trade on a firm note well supported by IT stocks following a good Q2 show today(14th Oct.2021). The BSE Sensex so far has registered a new high at 61,159 and was up 352 points at 61,089. The NSE Nifty touched a new summit at 18,295 and was up 111 points at 18,273. The BSE IT index has pared considerable gains but is still up 1.2 percent at 35,217. The index had touched a high of 35,794. The BSE Realty, Metal, and Capital Goods indices are the other major gainers, up 1.3-2.7 percent, each. Infosys which touched a high of Rs 1,784, was up 1.4 percent at Rs 1,733. Wipro touched a new high at Rs 723.65 on the BSE and continues to trade firm, at Rs 705, up 4.8 percent. Tech Mahindra has gained 1.4 percent, while HCL Technologies has slipped into the red, down 0.8 percent at Rs 1,255 ahead of its results. Read more

Closing bell: Sensex gains 452 points, Nifty at 18161.75

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 452.74 points or 0.75% at 60,737.05, and the Nifty was up 169.80 points or 0.94% at 18,161.80 for the fifth straight session on Wednesday as macroeconomic tailwinds put stocks in top gear. Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, M&M, and Bharat Forge were the top gainers in today's Sensex pack. Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, Coal India, SBI Life Insurance, and HUL were among the big losers. About 1602 shares have advanced, 1504 shares declined, and 118 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index closed with gains of 1.62 percent after hitting a fresh lifetime high of 26,590 in the intra-day trade. The BSE SmallCap index, meanwhile, up 0.6 percent, after hitting a new peak of 29,846 in the intra-day session. The Nifty Realty index ended the session in the green led by the Nifty Auto index up 3.4 percent. While energy, infra, IT, metal, power, and capital goods indices are up 1 percent each.

Closing Bell: Sensex 76.72, Nifty at 17,946.

Monday, October 11, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 76.72 points or 0.13 percent at 60,135.78, and the Nifty was up 50.80 points or 0.28 percent at 17,946. HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, ITC, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Kotak Mahindra, others contributed the most to the indices’ gain today. TCS, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, HCL Technologies and Wipro were among the losers.BSE Midcap index gained over half a per cent or 141 points to 25,978, while the SmallCap index added 0.60 per cent or 176 points. The Nifty Bank index hit a new liftime high of 38,495 in the intra-day trade before closing 1.4 per cent higher at 38,294 levels. The Nifty Auto index was the biggest gainer of the day, up 2.7 per cent, while the Nifty IT index declined the most, down over 3 per cent. India VIX, the volatility index, was up 2.8 per cent to settle at 16.09 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex drops 100 points, Nifty at 17,875

Monday, October 11, 2021
The renewed strength in the equity market, which got a boost from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) persisting with its accommodative monetary policy on Friday,8th October, could push the Nifty past the 18,000-mark in the days ahead. While investors will shift focus to September quarter earnings season starting this week, analysts warn that disappointments could take the wind out of their sails as stronger profits are seen as imperative to justify elevated share valuations. On 8th October (Friday), the Sensex reclaimed the 60,000 and the Nifty ended 0.6% shy of 18,000,though the market gave up a portion of early gains sparked by the Indian central bank's continued monetary support. Both indices had gained 2% last week, shrugging off global concerns over the likelihood of persistent high inflation, which is putting upward pressure on US bond yields.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 381 points, Nifty at 17895.20

Friday, October 8, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 381 points or 0.64% at 60059.06, and the Nifty was up 104.9 points or 0.59% at 17790.30 for the second consecutive session and as a result, the market closed higher in four out of five sessions this week, driven by positive global cues, and RBI policy, and ahead of September quarter earnings. Reliance Industries Ltd was the biggest gainer followed by Infosys, Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), L&T, Tata Steel, among others. On the flip side, NTPC, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Maruti Suzuki, Dr. Reddy’s, Titan Company, Kotak Mahindra Bank were among index laggards. Bank Nifty gained 0.6 percent, Nifty Auto was up 0.4 percent while Nifty IT soared 2 percent, and Nifty PSU Bank index 1.65 percent. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.15 percent higher and the BSE SmallCap index added 0.92 percent.

Key factors driving today's market rally

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Tata Motors, IndusInd Bank, Eicher Motors, ICICI Bank, SBI Life Insurance, and Reliance Industries were among other gainers.ONGC was the top loser in the pack, down 2.17 percent. Divi’s Labs and Britannia Industries were among those that traded in the red. FACTORS DRIVING MARKETS: Crude oil cools off: Oil prices dropped back from multi-year highs hit a day earlier, having been a major contributor to this week's equities sell-off. Gas prices also fell, a day after Russian leaders indicated that supply to Europe could increase. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 488 points, Nifty at 17790.35

Thursday, October 7, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 488.10 points or 0.82% at 59677.83, and the Nifty was up 144.30 points or 0.82% at 17790.30..Titan was the top Sensex gainer, followed by IndusInd Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Asian Paints. ONGC, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Coal India, Britannia HDFC Bank, and HDFC were the only two laggards on Sensex. About 2096 shares have advanced, 1023 shares declined, and 119 shares are unchanged. Except for oil & gas, all other sectoral indices ended in the green, with Nifty realty and auto indices rising 4-6 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 1.7 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. The volatility index, India VIX, meanwhile fell nearly 7 percent.

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

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose over 120 points to trade at 59,872 levels while Nifty above 17,850

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened in the positive territory today(6th October 2021) with Nifty above 17,850. The BSE Sensex rose over 120 points to trade at 59,872 levels. The 50-pack index, meanwhile, gained nearly 50 points at 17,870. ONGC, IOC, and Coal India were the top gainers on the benchmark index. Top laggards were Titan, Divi's Lab, SBI Life, and IndusInd Bank. Sectorally, barring Nifty IT and Pharma, all indices were in the green. The broader indices, too, opened higher. The Nifty Midcap 100 rose 0.4 percent and the Smallcap 100 was higher by 0.7 percent. In pre-open itself, the Midcap index had hit new record high levels. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 445 points, Nifty at 17822.30

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 445.56 points or 0.75% at 59,744.88, and the Nifty was up 131 points or 0.74% at 17,822.30 ended higher in the second consecutive session on October 5 amid mixed global cues. IndusInd Bank was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Bharti Airtel, HCL Technologies, and Reliance Industries. Sun Pharma was the top loser, followed by ITC, Power Grid, and Ultratech Cement. About 2025 shares have advanced, 1184 shares declined, and 154 shares are unchanged. Barring bank, realty, and pharma, all other sectoral indices ended in the green led by oil & gas, power, and IT indices. BSE midcap and smallcap indices rose 0.33 percent and 0.54 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 533 points, Nifty at 17691.25

Monday, October 4, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 533.74 points or 0.91% at 59,299.32, and the Nifty was up 159.30 points or 0.91% at 17,691.30 snapped their four-day losing streak.NTPC was the top Sensex gainer on Monday, followed by Bajaj Finserv, State Bank of India, and Bajaj Finance. Bajaj Auto was the worst-performing stock, followed by HUL and Nestle India. About 2227 shares have advanced, 961 shares declined, and 172 shares are unchanged. The BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap indices gained1.51 percent and 1.71 percent, respectively. All Nifty indices ended in the green with the Nifty Metal, Media, Realty, and PSU Bank indices rising over 2 percent each.

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.

Godrej Properties to redevelop residential project in Mumbai

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Shares of Godrej Properties hit a new high of Rs 2,409.95 as they rallied 8 percent on the BSE in the intra-day trade on Wednesday and the stock has skyrocketed 60 percent in a month after the company said it will develop a residential project in Wadala, Mumbai. Also, the reason behind this rally was attributed to expectations of strong demand ahead of the festive season, no property price hike by developers, low-interest-rate regime, and easing of Covid-19 restrictions, ” Godrej Properties has entered into an agreement to redevelop a land parcel at Wadala in Mumbai. Spread across 7.5 acres, the project will offer about 1.6 million square feet of the saleable area comprising residential apartments of various sizes, Godrej Properties said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex dropped over 100 points to trade below the 60,000 while Nifty trading near the 17,800-mark at 17,921

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened in the negative territory today(28th Sept.2021) amid tepid Asian cues. The BSE Sensex dropped over 100 points to trade below the 60,000-mark at 59,943. The Nifty50, meanwhile, was trading near the 17,800-mark at 17,921. Coal India, NTPC, UltraTech Cement, ONGC were among the top gainers in the 50-pack index. The top laggards were in the IT sector, namely HCL Tech, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro. On the sectoral front, most indices were in the red with Nifty Realty falling 2 percent. Other losers were Nifty IT, Media, and Pharma. the only gainers were PSU Bank up 1 percent, Nifty Metal, and FMCG.

PVR, Inox rallied 18 percent and hit 52-week high as theatres to reopen

Monday, September 27, 2021
Shares of multiplex owners Inox Leisure and PVR climbed up to 18 percent and hit their respective 52-week highs on the BSE in intra-day trade on Monday after the Maharashtra government announced the reopening of cinema halls and drama theatres in the state from October 22, ahead of Diwali. Stock market participants are further bullish on the multiplex stocks on the back of the reopening theme. However, they will start operations at 50 percent strength. So, it is still two to three quarters more when these theaters will start their operations at 100 percent strength. Maharashtra is one of the largest markets for cinema theatres with a contribution of around 25 percent of the Hindi box office revenue. Theatres and movie halls across India have been closed since April this year. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in a tweet said the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the reopening was in the works and would be announced at the earliest. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 29 points, Nifty at 17855.10

Monday, September 27, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 29.41 points or 0.05% at 60077.88, and the Nifty was up 1.90 points or 0.01% at 17855.10. Reliance Industries Ltd, HDFC Bank, Maruti Suzuki, ICICI Bank, M&M contributed the most to the indices’ gain. while losers included HCL Technologies, Divis Labs, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, and Bajaj Finserv.About 1592 shares have advanced, 1682 shares declined, and 176 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT tumbled 2.88 percent, followed by Nifty Pharma that lost 0.93 percent, and Nifty FMCG that declined 0.90 percent. On the other hand, auto stocks gained 3.22 percent higher. Nifty Realty and Media were among other top gainers. While real estate stocks continued to gain traction amid increased demand, the media stocks rallied as Maharashtra allowed the opening of cinema halls. The BSE Midcap closed flat and BSE Smallcap down 0.13 percent. India VIX, the volatility index, jumped nearly 7 per cent to end at 18.05 levels.

Sensex rises for 3rd day; Nifty Auto, Realty gain;IT tumbled 2.88 per cent

Monday, September 27, 2021
The benchmark indices managed to eke out gains, amid buying in index heavyweight RIL, bank, and auto stocks in a high volatility session. Even as the global market setup remained firm, investors were jittery with the markets hovering at all-time high levels and amid steep valuations. Overall, the BSE Sensex gyrated 525 points and settled the day 29 points higher at 60,078. Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty shut shop at 17,855, up only 2 points. During the day, the BSE Sensex managed to log a fresh record high of 60,412. In the 30-pack index, Maruti, M&M, Bajaj Auto, and NTPC were the top gainers, up between 2-6 percent while HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Finserv, and Infosys were the top losers, down up to 4 percent. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 163 points, Nifty at 17853.20

Friday, September 24, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 163.11 points or 0.27% at 60,048.47 ended above the 60,000-mark for the first time on Friday, and the Nifty was up 30.20 points or 0.17% at 17,853.20. Bajaj Finservice, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, State Bank of India (SBI) were top Sensex gainers.On the contrary, only Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Nestle India and ITC were the index laggards. About 1286 shares have advanced, 1894 shares declined, and 152 shares are unchanged.The BSE MidCap index fell 1 per cent, while SmallCap index slipped 0.3 per cent. Barring, Nifty IT, Auto and Realty all other sectoral indices, ended in the red. Bank Nifty rallied 2.24 per cent settle at 37,771, while Nifty Realty index skyrocketed nearly 1.5 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex surged past the 60,000 mark for the first time while Nifty 105 points higher at 17,927

Friday, September 24, 2021
The Indian markets made history as Sensex surged past the 60,000 marks for the first time, achieving another feat since the bull run started last year. Led by strong gains in IT and banking counters, the BSE Sensex was trading 400 points up at 60,286 and the Nifty was 105 points higher at 17,927. The top gainers in the 50-pack index included Infosys, Wipro, and HCL Tech, while the top losers were Hindalco, JSW Steel, and Tata Consumer Products. The broader indices, too, opened firm, with the Nifty Midcap 100 up 0.5 percent and the Smallcap 100 higher by 0.74 percent. The volatility indicator--India VIX--rose by 1.14 percent at 16.79 level. Further, sectorally, the top gainer remained to be the Nifty IT pack, which rose over 2 percent. The only sectoral laggards in opening trade were Nifty Media (down 0.93 percent), Nifty Metal (0.84 percent), Nifty FMCG (down 0.14 percent), and Nifty PSU Bank (down 0.02 percent).

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 958 points, Nifty at 17822.95

Thursday, September 23, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 958.03 points or 1.63% at 59,885.36, and the Nifty was up 276.30 points or 1.57% at 17,823 on the back of positive global cues with the benchmark Sensex nearing the 60,000-mark. Bajaj Fin service, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, State Bank of India (SBI) were top Sensex gainers. On the contrary, only Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Nestle India, and ITC were the index laggards. About 1866 shares have advanced, 1305 shares declined, and 148 shares are unchanged. The realty index gained nearly 9 percent, while IT, metal, capital goods, oil & gas indices rose 1 percent each. Bank Nifty rallied 2.24 percent. BSE midcap and smallcap indices rose 1 percent each. India VIX gained less than a percent to end at 16.60 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE up 351.37 points at 59,278.70 while Nifty 115.10 points higher at 17,661.80

Thursday, September 23, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices opened on a strong footing today (23rd Sept.2021) after the US Fed signaled that tapering could begin earlier than what market participants expect, but the committee remained equally split on interest rate lift-off. The Sensex was up 351.37 points at 59,278.70, and the Nifty was 115.10 points higher at 17,661.80. The top gainers on the 50-pack index included Coal India, Tata Motors, Axis Bank, and Tata Steel, while the only laggards were Tech Mahindra, Titan, and TCS. The broader indices, too, opened firm, rising around 1 percent each. Sectorally, all indices were trading positively, led by the Nifty Realty (up over 4 percent). Besides, the Nifty Bank, Media, and Metal indices also gained by 1 percent each.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex traded 40 points lower at 58,964 levels while Nifty tested 17,550-mark, up 2 ponits

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Indian equity markets were volatile in early trade today(22nd Sept.2021) as investors assessed the impact of the Evergrande crisis on India, and ahead of the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy outcome. The 30-share BSE Sensex traded 40 points lower at 58,964 levels while the NSE Nifty50 tested 17,550-mark, up 2 points. HCL Tech, BPCL, Hindalco, IndusInd Bank, and Tata Motors were the top gainers on the benchmark indices. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.91 percent and 0.80 percent, respectively. Globally, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.26 percent amid the ongoing Evergrande crisis. Elsewhere in Asia, the Nikkei 225 in Japan was down 0.5 percent and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged 0.83 percent higher.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 514 points, Nifty at 17562.00

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 514.34 points or 0.88% at 59,005.27, and the Nifty was up 165.10 points or 0.95% at 17,562, the benchmark indices stabilized in the afternoon trade, logging a smart rebound post two days of selling. Bajaj Finance was the top Sensex gainer, followed by IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, ITC, Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints, NTPC, Bajaj Finance, and Reliance Industries. Maruti Suzuki India was the worst performer, followed by Bajaj Auto, BPCL, Hero MotoCorp.Except for power and auto, all other sectoral indices ended in the green, with the reality, IT, and metal indices up 2-3 percent. BSE midcap index rose nearly 1 percent, while smallcap index was up 0.2 percent. India VIX was down with losses.

Nifty Metal index slips over 4%, Tata steel was the top drap performance

Monday, September 20, 2021
Shares of metal companies came under heavy selling pressure on Monday with the Nifty Metal index slipping 4.5 percent on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in the intra-day trade. The Nifty Metal index has tumbled by nearly 250 points so far today with an intraday low of 5,683.85. The performance comes after the country's copper imports recorded double-digit growth for the June 2021 quarter by a whopping 26% to 60,766 tonnes in the quarter ending June 2021 (Q1FY22) compared to 48,105 tonnes imports witnessed in the same quarter a year ago. A decline in copper price on the back of a stronger dollar further added to the sell-side in stocks globally. Tata Steel was the top drag performance in the index tumbling by 10% as some analysts give a sell target on the company's stock. Read more

Risk-reward ratio turning unfavourable at the current levels of Indian markets: Experts

Monday, September 20, 2021
Last week the Sensex almost touched 60,000, while the Nifty edged closer to 18,000. These levels would have been difficult to fathom when the Sensex dropped below 26,000 and the Nifty fell to 7,500-levels on March 23, 2020, at the peak of the Covid-19 sell-off. Market experts point out that such low levels were an aberration and one should not look at the gains made from these levels. But even from the valuation standpoint, stocks, across the board, are expensive. The bullish sentiment, especially towards Indian equities, stems from factors, such as the easy monetary stance of the US Fed and other central banks, the hope of strong revival in the economy and corporate earnings, strong domestic and retail flows, and reallocation of foreign flows due to the regulatory crackdown in China. Experts warn investors against going overboard as they see the risk-reward ratio turning unfavourable at the current levels.

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.

Risk-reward ratio turning unfavourable at the current levels of Indian markets: Experts

Monday, September 20, 2021
Last week the Sensex almost touched 60,000, while the Nifty edged closer to 18,000. These levels would have been difficult to fathom when the Sensex dropped below 26,000 and the Nifty fell to 7,500-levels on March 23, 2020, at the peak of the Covid-19 sell-off. Market experts point out that such low levels were an aberration and one should not look at the gains made from these levels. But even from the valuation standpoint, stocks, across the board, are expensive. The bullish sentiment, especially towards Indian equities, stems from factors, such as the easy monetary stance of the US Fed and other central banks, the hope of strong revival in the economy and corporate earnings, strong domestic and retail flows, and reallocation of foreign flows due to the regulatory crackdown in China. Experts warn investors against going overboard as they see the risk-reward ratio turning unfavourable at the current levels.

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 up 418 points, Nifty at 17629.50

Thursday, September 16, 2021
At close, Sensex was 418 points, or 0.71 percent, up at 59,141.16 while Nifty was at 17,629.50, up 110 points or 0.63 percent. IndusInd Bank and ITC shares were top performers, gaining 7 percent each, followed by State Bank of India (SBI), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj-Auto, HDFC Bank. On the flip side, TCS stock fell the most. Stocks such as Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, HCL Tech, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Infosys, Titan Company were top Sensex losers. The Nifty PSU Bank index gained over 5 percent, Nifty Private Bank and Nifty Bank were among other top gainers, up 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively. The Nifty Media index fell 1.71 percent while Nifty Metal and IT indices fell 0.62 percent each. BSE Midcap index closed 0.48 percent higher at 25,336.56 while the smallcap index closed 0.08 percent up at 28,306.05.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 476 points, Nifty at 17519.45

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed at 58,723.20, up 476 points, or 0.82 percent while Nifty closed the day at 17,519.45, up 139 points, or 0.80 percent, pushing the benchmark indices to their record close on Wednesday. NTPC was the top performer, gaining over 7 percent, followed by Bharti Airtel, HCL Tech, Titan, SBI, Power Grid Corporation of India, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), IndusInd Bank, Infosys. On the flip side, Axis Bank, Asian Paints, UltraTech Cement, Nestle India, Sun Pharma, HDFC Bank were the top BSE Sensex losers. Nifty Media was down 1.55 percent, On the other hand, Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty IT were the top gainers, up nearly 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Bank Nifty index gained 0.65 percent. The midcap pack ended the day 0.65 percent higher while the smallcap index added 0.86 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex rose 117 points at 58,360-level while NSE Nifty nearing the 17,450 mark,up 45 points

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices extended gains (today) after a beginning on a cautious note with the 50-pack Nifty nearing the 17,450 marks as it traded 45 points higher. Meanwhile, BSE Sensex rose 117 points at 58,360-level. Titan, NTPC, Airtel, and M&M were the top-performing stocks in the Sensex kitty of stocks, up between 1-3 percent. Axis Bank, TechM, HDFC Bank, and HCL Tech, on the other hand, were the worst laggards. The broader market outperformance showed no signs of abating. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were up nearly 0.4 percent each. Sectorally, Nifty Private Bank, Nifty Bank, and Nifty Financial Services were the only losers. Media pack once again was the best performer, up 2 percent. Other top gainers included realty, FMCG, and auto. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 69 points, Nifty at 17380.00

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 69 points, or 0.12 percent, up at 58,247.09 while the Nifty finished with a gain of 25 points, or 0.14 percent, at 17,380, rising for the second time in the last three sessions.IndusInd bank was the top index performer, rising over 4 percent. It was followed by HCL Technologies, Bajaj-Auto, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tech Mahindra, among others. On the flip side, Nestle India, UltraTech Cement, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Tata Steel, Bajaj Finserv, Infosys were among the top BSE Sensex draggers. BSE Midcap index rallying 1.09 percent and the BSE Smallcap index 0.63 percent. Nifty Media index emerged to be the best performing sector on NSE today, with a gain of over 14 percent. Nifty Private Bank, IT, and Auto were among the top sectoral performers. Bank Nifty gained 0.39 percent, Nifty Auto 0.88 percent, Nifty Private Bank 1.03 percent. Nifty Metal declined the most, down 0.5 percent. Read more

IT stocks which can soar 15% despite being in the 'overbought' zone

Monday, September 13, 2021
The Nifty IT index was ruling nearly a percent higher today(13th Sept.2021), bucking the overall weak trend in the markets. shares of Mindtree were up 3 percent while Mphasis, Coforge, Wipro, and TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) gained between 0.7 percent and 2.2 percent. According to some analysts, the sector will continue to see re-rating in the near to medium term. "We believe current valuations will sustain driven by liquidity + TINA (there is no alternative) + FOMO (fear of missing out) factors. Also, with pricing power returning, the IT-services sector is closing in on FMCG fundamentals. Lastly, mid-caps will continue to trade at a premium to large-caps in the near to medium term, driven by a never-before outperformance in revenue growth relative to large-caps for at least the next two years," they said. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 127 points, Nifty at 17355.30

Monday, September 13, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 127 points, or 0.22 percent, lower at 58,177.76 while the Nifty ended the day at 17,355.30, down 14 points, or 0.08 percent. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), HDFC Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), UltraTech Cement, Axis Bank were among top index draggers. On the flip side, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finserv, Tata Steel, Maruti Suzuki, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HCL Tech were top BSE Sensex leaders.The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 0.3 per cent and 0.8 per cent higher, respectively, Nifty Metal gained 2 per cent while Bank Nifty fell 0.58 per cent, to end at 36,472. Healthy buying in the broader market kept overall market breadth in the favour of the buyers.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex quoted at 58,120.5 levels, down 189.5 points while NSE Nifty at 17,320,down 50 points

Monday, September 13, 2021
Indian markets started on a tepid note today(13th September 2021), following a wobbly trade in the global markets. The S&P BSE Sensex quoted at 58,120.5 levels, down 189.5 points or 0.3 percent in early deals while the broader Nifty50 slipped below the 17,350-mark at 17,320, down 50 points. Individually, Reliance Industries slipped 1 percent after the company postponed the launch of JioPhone Next till Diwali amid chip shortage. That apart, ICICI Bank, HCL Tech, Infosys, Nestle India were the other top losers. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded mixed. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 55 points, Nifty at 17369.25

Thursday, September 9, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 55 points, or 0.09 percent, higher at 58,305.07 while Nifty settled with a gain of 16 points, or 0.09 percent, at 17,369.25 with a positive bias on September 9. Bharti Airtel was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Nestle India, Tata Steel, and Bajaj Finserv. Titan was the worst Sensex performer on Thursday, followed by Ultratech Cement, Bajaj Auto, Axis Bank, and HDFC Bank.BSE Midcap ended up 0.56 percent and the BSE smallcap 0.52 percent. Both indices also hit their respective all-time highs in today's session. Nifty Realty followed by Financial Services, Pharma and Bank were the top losers. On the other hand, Nifty Media, with a gain of 2.97 percent was the best performing index.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex, Nifty volatile;BSE Sensex quoted at 58,212 level, down 67 points and Nifty dipped 14 points at 17,344 levels

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
BSE Sensex traded lower today(8th September 2021) dragged by Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, Sun Pharma, and TCS. The index quoted at 58,212 level, down 67 points or 0.12 percent in early deals.It's NSE counterpart Nifty50, meanwhile, dipped 14 points at 17,344 levels. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were flat. On the global front, Japan's Nikkei gained 0.8 percent. On the flip side, South Korea's Kospi, Australia's ASX200, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped up to 0.7 percent. Shares of telecom services provider caught investor fancy today with Bharti Airtel hitting a new high at Rs 684, up 2 percent, while Vodafone Idea jumped 7 percent to Rs 8.90 on the BSE in the intra-day trade, ahead of the Cabinet meeting scheduled later in the day. According to reports, the government may discuss a relief package for the stressed sector.

Sensex snaps 3-day winning run, lost only 17 points to end at 58,280 and Nifty closed at 17,356, down 21 points

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
A volatile trade was witnessed on Dalal street (today(7th September 2021) as bulls and bears were caught in a fierce battle. Investors looked to lock in gains after a recent rally and a subdued global market mood but most dips were bought into, which left indices unchanged at close. The BSE Sensex lost only 17 points to end at 58,280. Meanwhile, NSE Nifty closed at 17,356, down 21 points. Both indices snapped their three-day winning streaks but did manage to hit new highs in intra-day deals (Sensex at 58,553 and Nifty at 17,437). In the 30-pack Sensex, 12 stocks ended in the green and 18 in the red. Bharti Airtel, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, and ITC, up between 1-3 percent, were the top gainers. Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, and HCL Tech on the other hand were the worst losers. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:volatile market;BSE Sensex trading 85 points up at 57,500 levels and Nifty recliaimed 17,100 mark, up 50 points

Thursday, September 2, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices witnessed volatility in opening trade amid a mixed global market setup and ahead of weekly F&O expiry. Indices gyrated between gains and losses. Eventually, Sensex managed to hold gains and was trading 85 points up at 57,500 levels while Nifty reclaimed 17,100 marks, up 50 points. DRL, Titan, and Ultratech were the top gainers in the Sensex pack and HCL Tech, Asian Paints and Power Grid were the worst laggards. In the broader markets, BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap were up 0.3 percent each. Shares in Asia-Pacific were in the red with Japan's Nikkei down 0.1 percent and Topix index down 0.3 percent. South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.65 percent, and the S&P/ASX 200 in Australia shed 1 percent. However, overnight, the S&P 500 closed marginally higher, up 0.031 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.33 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged as it declined 0.14 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 gains 663 points, Nifty at 17132.20

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 662.63 points or 1.16% at 57,552.39, and the Nifty was up 201.20 points or 1.19% at 17,132.20. Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, Titan Company, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finance, State Bank of India (SBI), Asian Paints, and RIL, among others, were the top index gainers. On the flip side, Nestle India, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) were Sensex laggards. About 1434 shares have advanced, 1537 shares declined, and 105 shares are unchanged. All the sectoral indices ended in the green, with IT, power, healthcare, metal, oil & gas indices up 1 percent each, Nifty Bank index surged over 2 percent to settle at 36,348. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 0.8 percent each.

Nifty Bank at 5-month high; may lead next leg of the market rally

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
In the past few months, the Nifty Bank Index has consistently struggled to rise above the 36,000 marks. A move above the 36,497 levels, which is the five-month high for the index, can take it up further. The daily and weekly charts suggest that a breakout above the above-mentioned level can see the index hit the 37,000 marks and then record a new all-time high by crossing 37,708 levels. As long as the support of 35,750 is defended on a closing basis, the upside sentiment is likely to see more interest of market participants in bank stocks. One can easily expect a 10 -15 percent jump in the index within a short time. A quick analysis of the constituents of the index suggests that there is more headroom among most stocks. Among the lot, Punjab National Bank (PNB), Federal Bank, and IDFC First Bank can move up over 20 percent each from the current levels, the charts suggest. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex claimed new all-time high of 57,125 and Nifty touched 16,996

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Indian markets hit fresh record peaks today(31st August 2021) even as concerns over the crackdown of private industries in China capped rally elsewhere in Asia. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex claimed a new all-time high of 57,125 while the Nifty50 touched 16,996. The indices, however, succumbed to profit-booking and were later trading flat at 56,914 and 16,930. HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, Bharti Airtel, Adani Ports, and TCS were the top gainers on the 50-share index while Tata Motors, HDFC Life, IndusInd Bank, SBI, and RIL were the biggest laggards. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index added 0.2 percent while the BSE SmallCap index advanced 0.4 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 765 points, Nifty at 16931.05

Monday, August 30, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 765.04 points or 1.36% at 56,889.76, and the Nifty was up 225.80 points or 1.35% at 16,931, hits fresh milestones on Monday as Jerome Powell's speech last Friday, suggesting no interest rate hike in the near future, boosted risky assets. Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, Titan Company, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finance, State Bank of India (SBI), Asian Paints, and RIL, among others, were the top index gainers. On the flip side, Nestle India, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) were Sensex laggards. Barring the Nifty IT index, all the sectoral indices ended in the green. Nifty Bank index surged over 2 percent, the Nifty Metal index advanced 2.5 percent, followed by the Nifty Realty, Pharma, and Bank indices. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 1.7 per cent and 1.5 percent higher.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex hit a new high of 56,544.35 and Nifty touched 16,836 levels

Monday, August 30, 2021
Indian equities scaled new record peaks in early deals today(30th August 2021) as Jerome Powell's speech last Friday suggested interest rate hike in the US could be later than previously thought. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex hit a new high of 56,544.35 while the Nifty50 touched 16,836 levels. Both the indices later scaled down to 56,458 and 16,803 levels, up 333 points and 98 points, respectively. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 1 percent each. Shares of Bharti Airtel gained 1.9 percent and traded at Rs 605.5 on the BSE in the intra-day trade today after the telecom services provider announced a Rs 21,000-crore rights issue. The stock hit an intra-day low of Rs 591.10 after opening at Rs 597.75. In comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.69 percent at 56,513 points at 09:35 am.

Closing bell Sensex ends flat gains 4.89 points, Nifty at 16636.90

Thursday, August 26, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 4.89 points or 0.01% at 55,949.10, and the Nifty was up 2.20 points or 0.01% at 16,636.90. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), HCL tech, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto were top BSE Sensex gainers. Bharti Airtel, Maruti Suzuki, Power Grid Corporation of India, Titan Company, Axis Bank were top index losers. About 1578 shares have advanced, 1372 shares declined, and 105 shares are unchanged. The metals pack bled the most, down 1.3 percent, followed by the PSB Index down 0.8 percent. On the upside, the Nifty FMCG index rose 0.58 percent. Oil & gas, realty and power indices ended in the green. Both, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rose 0.3 percent each. India VIX gained marginally to end at 13.54.

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 gains 400 points,Nifty ends above 16,600

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 403.19 points or 0.73% at 55,958.98, and the Nifty was up 128.10 points or 0.78% at 16,624.60 as US FDA approval of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine boosted world stocks. Bajaj Finserv was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, and Bajaj Finance. Nestle India was the top loser in the Sensex pack followed by Infosys, HDFC, and HCL Technologies. About 2067 shares have advanced, 969 shares declined, and 122 shares are unchanged.The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices settled 1.5 per cent and 1.7 per cent higher, respectively.Bank Nifty gained 1.67 percent. Among sectors, except IT and FMCG, all other sectoral indices ended in the green.India VIX closed with losses

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 226 points, Nifty at 16496.45

Monday, August 23, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 226.47 points or 0.41% at 55555.79, and the Nifty was up 46 points or 0.28% at 16496.50 led by quality large-cap stocks.HCL Tech was the top Sensex gainer, followed by TCS, Bajaj Finserv, Nestle India, and Bharti Airtel. Mahindra & Mahindra was the worst Sensex constituents followed by Bajaj Auto, Ultratech Cement, Power Grid, and ITC. About 745 shares have advanced, 2438 shares declined, and 135 shares are unchanged. The Nifty IT index gained 1.7 percent each and Bank Nifty gained 0.26% while metal, auto, and PSU bank indices lost 0.5-1.5 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped 0.9 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively.

Sensex falls amid global sell-off

Friday, August 20, 2021
Indian stocks tanked today (20th August 2021) following their global peers as the fear of earlier-than-expected Fed tapering set off a selling spree. Barring select names in the IT sector, all sectoral indices traded in the red. Metals were among the worst hit as they also dealt with plunging iron ore and other metal futures prices. India VIX, barometer of volatility, surged nearly The 30-share Sensex index declined 300 points, or 0.4 percent, and closed at 55,329 levels on Friday while the Nifty50 index ended at 16,451 levels, down 118 points or 0.7 percent. Both the indices had hit intra-day lows of 55,014 and 16,376, respectively, earlier today(20th August 2021). Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex tumbled 232 points at 55,398 levels and Nifty at 16,467 level, down 101 points

Friday, August 20, 2021
The Indian equities were hit today(20th August 2021) due to Worries that the US Federal Reserve could rein in vast stimulus measures this year, coupled with the rapid spread of the coronavirus Delta variant, signs of faltering Chinese economic growth, and the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. The BSE Sensex index tumbled 232 points, or 0.42 percent, at 55,398 levels while the Nifty50 tested the 16,450-mark at 16,467 level, down 101 points. In the broader markets, both, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were down 1 percent each. Sectorally, all except the Nifty IT index (up 0.56 percent) were in the red, led by the Nifty Metal index (down 3 percent).

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.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex rose 294 points to touch 56,086.50 and Nifty hit 16,692-mark, up over 70 points

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Today (18th August 2021) the S&P BSE Sensex index rose as much as 294 points to touch 56,086.50 in the first few minutes of trade, and the broader NSE Nifty50 benchmark climbed to as high as 16,691.95, up 77 points from its previous close. HDFC Bank, Ultratech Cement, HDFC, Asian Paints, and Nestle India lifted the headline indices to new highs on Wednesday. The BSE Sensex index scaled a new all-time high of 56,086.5, up 250 points or 0.5 percent. The Nifty50, on the other hand, hit the 16,692-mark, up over 70 points or 0.4 percent. In the broader markets, both, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 0.3 percent each.

IT, FMCG stocks lift Sensex 210 pts up, Nifty tops 16,600

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Indian Benchmark indices turned sharply higher in the last hour of trade today(17th August 2021) amid strong gains in IT heavyweights, FMCGs, and HDFC stock. The frontline BSE barometer zoomed 210 points, or 0.4 percent, to end at 55,792 levels while the NSE's Nifty50 closed at 16,615-mark, up 52 points or 0.3 percent. In the intra-day deals, both the indices scaled new peaks of 55,855 and 16,628.5 levels, respectively. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index outperformed its small-cap and large-cap peers and advanced 0.7 percent. The BSE SmallCap index, meanwhile, was up 0.3 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty IT index hit a new lifetime high of 33,487 in the intra-day. It ended 2.6 percent higher at 33,415. On the downside, the Nifty Metal index skidded 2.5 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;BSE Sensex up 45 points at 55,628 levels and Nifty at 16,572 level, up 9 points

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Indian equities were volatile today(17th August 2021) amid tepid gains in Asian markets and stretched valuations back home. The headline S&P BSE Sensex was up 45 points at 55,628 levels while the Nifty50 index was at 16,572 level, up 9 points. Both the indices hit new all-time highs of 55,688.5 and 16,591 levels, respectively. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were mildly below the flatline. Sectorally, markets looked defensive with pharma and FMCG stocks in the green and cyclical like banks and auto in the red.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 145.29 points, Nifty at 16563.05

Monday, August 16, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 145.29 points or 0.26% at 55582.58, and the Nifty was up 33.90 points or 0.21% at 16563. Tata Steel was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Bajaj Finance, M&M, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries, and HDFC. Maruti Suzuki was the worst-performing Sensex constituent followed by Bajaj Auto, Power Grid, Ultratech Cement, and State Bank of India. About 1146 shares have advanced, 2068 shares declined, and 136 shares are unchanged.only Nifty Metal, FMCG, and Financial Services witnessed buying and gained 1 percent while Nifty Media, PSU Bank, and Auto indices faced selling pressure. Volatility also surged as India VIX rose 3.6 percent to 13.45. The BSE Smallcap index lost 0.57 percent and the BSE Midcap index shed 0.18 percent.

Are we heading into second phase of bull market?

Friday, August 13, 2021
A very important trait of any bull market is that it should have a very good breadth. as of now large caps, midcaps, small-cap all have been doing well. Almost all sectors and even the biggest laggards are doing well and that is very positive. We are staring at two parallel markets. Nifty at an all-time high, blue sky. But there are dark clouds over mid and small-cap stocks. We just need to take a step back and understand the price action that has led up to this move. If you take the Covid bottom in March 2020, from there the small-cap index has been up 233% and the Nifty is up 116% or 118%. What has happened is that from the base, the small caps have outperformed the Nifty. If that is taken into perspective, it is very logical that at some point in time, the large caps need to catch up or the small caps need to rest. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 593 points, Nifty at 16529.10

Friday, August 13, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 593.31 points or 1.08% at 55,437.29, and the Nifty was up 164.70 points or 1.01% at 16,529.10 lifted benchmark indices to fresh all-time highs. Tata Consumer Products emerged as the top gainer, followed by TCS, LT, HCL Tech, Tata Steel, HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, Wipro, HDFC, RIL, and ITC. Power Grid was the worst Sensex performer followed by Dr Reddy’s. IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance. About 1412 shares have advanced, 1583 shares declined, and 81 shares are unchanged. Except for pharma, all other sectoral indices ended in the green with the IT index added 1 percent. The MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped 0.06 percent and 0.01 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:BSE Sensex claimed new record high of 55,138 and Nifty zoomed to 16,462

Friday, August 13, 2021
Indian equities hit fresh lifetime highs today(13th August 2021) despite subdued global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex claimed a new record high of 55,138 while the Nifty50 index zoomed to 16,462. Tata Consumer Products, Hindalco, TCS, Bajaj Auto, ITC, and BPCL were the top Nifty gainers In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap index were up 0.3 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. Shares of Globus Spirits were locked in the upper circuit for the fifth straight trading day, up 5 percent at Rs 941, also its new high on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) today after the promoter and institutional investors bought a stake in the company through the open Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 300 points, Nifty at 16364.40

Thursday, August 12, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 318.05 points or 0.58% at 54843.98, and the Nifty was up 82.10 points or 0.50% at 16364.40 supported by the IT and PSU Banking names. Power Grid Corporation of India, ITC, M&M, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, Bajaj-Auto, HDFC Bank were top Sensex gainers. Dr Reddy’s, Sun Pharma, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank were among the top index laggards. About 2314 shares have advanced, 816 shares declined, and 113 shares are unchanged. The Nifty IT index advanced nearly 2 percent on the NSE today while the PSU bank index added 1.3 percent. All other sectoral indices, barring the Nifty Pharma index down 1 percent, other indices gained up to 0.7 percent. The BSE MidCap index quoted 1.07 percent higher and the BSE SmallCap index was up 1.97 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 80 points at 54,600 levels and Nifty hovered around 16,312-mark, up 30 points

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Indian equities made a cautious start today(12th July 2021), after a roller-coaster session yesterday, on the back of gains in auto, metal, and PSU bank stocks. The BSE Sensex index was up 80 points at 54,600 levels while the Nifty50 hovered around 16,312-mark, up 30 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading higher, up 0.28 percent and 1 percent, respectively. Key companies like Ashok Leyland, Aurobindo Pharma, Eicher Motors, Hero MotoCorp, IRCTC, NMDC, Natco Pharma, Oil India, Page Industries, Power Finance, BPCL, and Tata Steel are slated to post their quarterly earnings today.

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 gains 200 points, Nifty at 16280.10

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 151.81 points or 0.28% at 54554.66, and the Nifty was up 21.80 points or 0.13% at 16280.10 after falling from record-high levels on Tuesday. Kotak Mahindra Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Titan Company, Bajaj Finance, M&M, State Bank of India (SBI), IndusInd Bank were top Sensex gainers. Power Grid Corporation of India, Nestle India, Bajaj-Auto, HUL, ITC were top index losers. About 679 shares have advanced, 2401 shares declined, and 98 shares are unchanged. Barring the Nifty FMCG index, all the sectoral indices were trading in the green. Bank Nifty was up 0.58 percent at 36,238.80. Nifty Financial Services index gained 0.7 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices bled 1 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 260 points to trade at 54,662 levels and Nifty hovering above 16,300-mark, up 60 points

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Indian equities picked pace today(10th August 2021), amid mixed global signals, propelled by gains in consumer durables, bank, and realty stocks. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex added 260 points, or 0.48 percent, to trade at 54,662 levels while the Nifty50 index was hovering above the 16,300-mark, up 60 points. In the broader market space, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained up to 0.2 percent. More than 200 companies including Zomato, Coal India, Lupin, Power Grid Corporation of India, Ashoka Buildcon, Deepak Fertilisers, Eveready Industries, KIMS, Max Financial Services, Motherson Sumi Systems, and Whirlpool of India are slated to post their quarterly earnings today.

Five bank stocks that can rally up to 13% from current levels

Monday, August 9, 2021
Since April 2021 the NIFTY BANK index has faced resistance at higher levels and has been unable to cross 36,000 levels, as per the weekly setup. The recent momentum, however, has propelled Nifty Bank above the said resistance and there are chances that it can see 36,750 levels in the days ahead, as per the daily chart. The overall structure of weekly and daily charts suggests a positive rally that could see Nifty Bank surpass 37,000 levels and gain more ground. The immediate support comes at 35,500 levels. NIFTYBANK Likely target: 36,750 and 37,000 Upside potential: 2% to 2.50% Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 125 points, Nifty at 16258.25

Monday, August 9, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 125.13 points or 0.23% at 54402.85, and the Nifty was up 20.10 points or 0.12% at 16258.30 ended mildly higher following a volatile session on Monday. M&M, Tech Mahindra, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, and IndusInd Bank were the top Nifty gainers. Tata Consumer Products, Coal India, Adani Ports, SBI Life Insurance, and Bharti Airtel were among the top losers. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal index dipped 2 percent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index down 1.6 percent. On the contrary, the Nifty Bank and IT indices added 0.4 percent each. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices declined nearly 1 percent each. India VIX, the volatility index, ended flat at 12.61 levels. The newly-listed Rolex Rings share price ended 6.60 percent down from the opening price, while 29.62 percent up from the issue price.

MARKET UPDATE: Volatile markets;Sensex was trading at 54,452 levels, up 174 points and Nifty was quoting at 16,285 levels, up 47 points

Monday, August 9, 2021
Indian equity markets were volatile today(9th August 2021) amid mixed global trends. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 54,452 levels, up 174 points or 0.32 percent, in early deals while the Nifty50 was quoting at 16,285 levels, up 47 points. Tech M, HCL Tech, UltraTech Cement, Infosys, SBI, and IndusInd Bank were the top gainers. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index slipped 0.12 percent while the BSE SmallCap index added 0.3 percent. In the commodities market, gold slumped to the lowest since March as the prospect of higher rates makes bullion less attractive relative to other assets. Silver dropped to its lowest since November and crude oil extended last week's decline on concern the delta virus strain will hamper demand growth. Read more

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

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex quoted at 54,600 levels, up 100 points and Nifty held 16,300-mark, up 7 points

Friday, August 6, 2021
As the RBI kept the monetary policy rate unchanged at 4 percent and continued with the "accommodative" policy stance, the BSE Sensex quoted at 54,600 levels, up 100 points while the Nifty50 held 16,300-mark, up 7 points. Sectorally, all but IT and pharma stocks were in the green. The Nifty PSU Bank and Auto indices were the top gainers, up 0.6 percent each. More than 100 companies are slated to post their numbers on Friday including M&M, Voltas, Ujjivan SFB, Tata Power, Torrent Power, SAIL, Hindalco, Indigo Paints, BEML, and BEL. Further, on Saturday Divis Labs, Bank of Baroda, Dodla Dairy, Indiabulls Real Estate, and VRL Logistics will release quarterly earnings.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 123 points, Nifty at 16294.60

Thursday, August 5, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 123.07 points or 0.23% at 54,492.84, and the Nifty was up 35.80 points or 0.22% at 16,294.60 amid buying in FMCG and IT stocks and supported by firm global trends. Bharti Airtel was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ITC, Tech Mahindra, and Tata Steel. SBI, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, and Bajaj Finance were the top laggards on Sensex. About 1036 shares have advanced, 1933 shares declined, and 101 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU bank index shed 2 percent, while metal index rose 1 percent, and IT index was up 0.7 percent. The BSE MidCap added 0.10 percent but the BSE SmallCap index slipped 0.43 percent. India VIX fell 2.57%.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex declined 108 points,at 54,261 levels and Nifty dipped 45.5 points to quote at 16,214-mark

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Indian equities erased gains and slipped into the red amid profit-booking. The frontline BSE Sensex declined 108 points, or 0.2 percent, at 54,261 levels while the Nifty50 index dipped 45.5 points, or 0.28 percent, to quote at 16,214-mark. Both the indices hit new highs of 54,576.64 and 16,294.65 in morning deals. Sectorally, all expect the Nifty IT index was in the red led by banking and realty counters. Individually, shares of Vodafone Idea hit 15 percent lower circuit after Kumar Mangalam Birla stepped down as non-executive chairman of Vodafone Idea (Vi) after offering to give up his stake in the debt-ridden telecommunications (telecom) company. More than 100 companies, including Adani Power, NCC, GAIL, Tata Chemicals, Cipla, Quess Corp, Indiabulls Housing Finance, and Gujarat Gas are slated to post their results.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 546 points, Nifty at 16258.80

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 546.41 points or 1.02% at 54,369.77, and the Nifty was up 128 points or 0.79% at 16,258.80 hitting a fresh high for the third consecutive day on August 4 led by the banking names. HDFC, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, SBI, Axis Bank, and HDFC Bank were the top gainers. Titan, Nestle India, and Ultratech Cement were the worst Sensex performer. About 1073 shares have advanced, 2104 shares declined, and 113 shares are unchanged. Bank Nifty was up 2.33%. Except for banks, all the other sectoral indices ended in the red. both, The BSE Mid and SmallCap indices declined 1 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex zoomed 510 points to quote at 54,333 levels and Nifty at 16,270 levels, up 130 points

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Factors like ample liquidity, solid earnings by India Inc, and a conducive global mood fired up stocks on Dalal Street today(4th August 2021) with benchmarks claiming fresh record peaks for the second consecutive day. The frontline BSE Sensex zoomed 510 points to quote at 54,333 levels after hitting a new peak of 54,340.5-mark in early deals. Its NSE counterpart, on the other hand, traded at 16,270 levels, up 130 points. In the intra-day session, it hit a new peak of 16,271. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also claimed new lifetime highs, adding 0.3 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively. About 70 companies, including State Bank of India, Titan Company, Godrej Consumer Products, HPCL, and PNB Housing Finance, that are slated to report their June quarterly result. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex rallies 873 points, Nifty at 16130.75

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed with a gain of 873 points, or 1.65 percent at 53,823.36 while the Nifty finished at 16,130.75, up 246 points, or 1.55 percent as solid buying in pharma, IT, FMCG, and financial stocks lifted benchmark indices to record highs on Tuesday. The Sensex hit its fresh all-time high of 53,887.98, while the Nifty made a fresh peak of 16,146.90 in intraday trade. RIL, Asian Paints, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Titan Company, TCS, Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finserv were among the top Sensex gainers. While Bajaj-Auto, Tata Steel, HCL Tech, NTPC, ICICI Bank were top index losers. Barring Nifty Media and Nifty Metal indices, all the sectoral indices were trading in the green. Nifty FMCG jumped 0.6 percent and Nifty IT index 0.5 percent. The BSE Mid- and SmallCap indices hit new peaks, advancing up to 0.5 percent, in intra-day trade.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex trading at 53,230 levels, up 280 points and Nifty hit fresh record peak of 15,975, up 90 points

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Indian equities rallied today(3rd August 2021), bucking weak Asian trend, amid gains in realty, FMCG, pharma, and IT stocks. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 53,230 levels, up 280 points while the Nifty50 index hit a fresh record peak of 15,975, up 90 points. The index is only 25 points shy of the 16,000-mark. In the broader markets, too, the BSE Mid- and SmallCap indices hit new peaks, advancing up to 0.5 percent, in intra-day trade. about seventy companies are looking to release their quarterly earnings, including Adani Ports, Adani Enterprises, Bharti Airtel, Barbeque Nation, Dabur, Inox Leisure, and Tata Consumer Products. In regards to Airtel, analysts believe the company may report stable ARPU sequentially and nearly flat revenue growth. Further global cues will continue to sway market sentiments.

Closing Bell:Sensex up 363 points, Nifty at 15885.15

Monday, August 2, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 363.79 points or 0.69% at 52,950.63, and the Nifty was up 122.20 points or 0.78% at 15,885.20 led by the auto, realty, and oil & gas stocks. Titan was the top Sensex gainer, followed by M&M, Axis Bank, Reliance Industries, and IndusInd Bank. Tata Steel, Power Grid, Tech Mahindra, and NTPC were the worst-performing stocks. About 2007 shares have advanced, 1071 shares declined, and 136 shares are unchanged. All the indices ended in the green, led by the Nifty Realty index up 5 percent, followed by the Nifty Auto index, up 1.4 percent. Both, the BSE MidCap and SamllCap indices hit record highs of 23,342 and 27,106, respectively. India VIX was up 1%.

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%.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex advanced 40 points to trade at 52,693 levels and Nifty held above 15,750-mark down 2 points

Friday, July 30, 2021
In Indian markets the S&P BSE Sensex advanced 40 points, or 0.04 percent, to trade at 52,693 levels in early deals today(30th July 2021)led by Tech Mahindra (up 6 percent), HCL Tech, Power Grid, HDFC, and TCS. NSE's Nifty50, meanwhile, held above 15,750-mark at 15,776 levels, down 2 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading in the red. Globally, selling resumed in Asian markets as risks of China crackdown still loomed. Japan's Topix index shed 1 percent, Hong Kong Hang Seng tanked 1.4 percent and China's Shanghai Composite index lost 0.8 percent. At the same time, Nasdaq and S&P futures were down 1.3 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 209 points, Nifty at 15778.45

Thursday, July 29, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 209.36 points or 0.40% at 52653.07, and the Nifty was up 69.10 points or 0.44% at 15778.50 led by IT, metal, financial stocks. Tata Steel shares were the top gainer followed by Bajaj Finserv, State Bank of India (SBI), HCL Tech, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Infosys. On the flip side, Maruti Suzuki, Power Grid Corporation of India, Bajaj-Auto, ITC, Dr. Reddy’s, HUL, Axis Bank were among the top losers. About 1781 shares have advanced, 1170 shares declined, and 109 shares are unchanged. The metal index gained 5, while IT, PSU Bank, and realty indices rose 1-3 percent. However, the FMCG index was down 1 percent. The BSE Mid- and SmallCap indices, too, added 0.39 percent and 0.90 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE: Indian markets resumed their uptrend; Sensex gained 238 points, to quote at 52,681 and Nifty at 15,780 levels, up 81 points

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Indian markets resumed their uptrend today (29th July 2021) after three days of a selloff as global mood stabilised post favourable US Fed meet outcome. Besides, reports that the Chinese Securities regulator has stepped in to assuage investor concerns over tech crackdown supported sentiment. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 238 points, or 0.45 percent, to quote at 52,681. levels in early deals, led by HCL Tech, Bharti Airtel, Tech M, Asian Paints, and Titan.It's NSE counterpart Nifty 50, meanwhile, held above the 15,750-mark at 15,780 levels, up 81 points. The BSE Mid- and SmallCap indices too added 0.54 percent and 0.65 percent, respectively. More than 90 companies, including Tech Mahindra, TVS Motors, Future Retail, Lauras Labs, PVR, Raymond, Stove Kraft, and Union Bank will announce their quarterly numbers today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE: Weak global cues drag Sensex lower. All sectoral indices in red

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Bears tightened their grip on the Indian markets as nervousness in the global markets amid China's tech crackdown and ahead of the US Federal Reserve nudged investors to book profits. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex declined 515 points to trade at 52,067 levels. The Nifty50, on the other hand, gave up 15,600-mark and was at 15,592, down 154 points. Broader indices fell in line with the benchmarks as well. Globally, most Asian indices tracked a weak Wall Street finish to open in the red. Japan's Topix index fell 0.5 percent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.1 percent although Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.45 percent. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex slipped 85 points at 52,752 levels and Nifty tested 15,750-mark, down 49 points

Friday, July 23, 2021
Indian equity markets erased gains and traded 0.3 percent lower in morning deals today(23rd July 2021). After a positive start, the S&P BSE Sensex slipped 85 points at 52,752 levels while the broader Nifty50 tested 15,750-mark, down 49 points. The broader markets, meanwhile, were mixed. Sectorally, all except the Nifty IT and Pharma indices were in the red, led by the Nifty Realty and Bank indices, down 0.5 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. Forty-one companies, including RIL, JSW Steel, SBI Card, YES Bank, and Federal Bank will report their quarterly numbers today. Analysts expect improvement in RIL's energy margins on the back of a pickup in global demand to support the consolidated performance of Reliance Industries in the first quarter. However, the gains are also expected to be offset by the challenges in the retail and petrochemicals businesses, and a flattish show in telecom.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains, 639 points, Nifty at 15824.05

Thursday, July 22, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 638.70 points or 1.22% at 52,837.21, and the Nifty was up 191.90 points or 1.23% at 15,824 on the back of positive global cues. Tech Mahindra was the top gainer followed by Bajaj Finance, Bharti Airtel, and Bajaj Finserv. Only HUL, Bajaj Auto, Asian Paints, and Mahindra & Mahindra closed with losses. About 2131 shares have advanced, 1054 shares declined, and 128 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index added over 3 percent on the NSE, trailed by the Nifty IT and Realty indices, up around 2 percent each. Except for FMCG, all other sectoral indices ended in the green.BSE midcap and smallcap indices rose 1.5 percent each. India VIX closed 10% lower.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex was at 52,619 levels, up 420 points, and Niftyhovering around 15,750-mark, rising 124 points

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Indian markets started gap-up today(22nd July 2021) amid broad-based buying, bolstered by strong gains in global markets. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex was at 52,619 levels in early deals, up 420 points, while the Nifty50 index was hovering around 15,750-mark, rising 124 points. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.9 percent in global markets, South Korea’s Kospi index increased 0.9 percent while Japan was closed for a holiday. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also traded firm. Forty-four companies including Hindustan Unilever, Bajaj Auto, Ultratech Cement, Biocon, Hindustan Zinc, IIFL Securities, IndiaMART InterMESH, and Wockhardt will release their quarterly earnings today.

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%.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex quoted at 52,351 levels, down 202 points and Nifty at 15,715, down 37 points

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Indian equity markets opened lower for the second straight day today(20th July 2021) as investors turned pessimists over the rising Delta variant of Covid-19 cases globally, fear of possible lockdown, and the impact of rising inflation on economic recovery. The S&P BSE Sensex quoted at 52,351 levels in early deals, down 202 points while the Nifty was at 15,715, down 37 points. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were mixed. In global markets, equities fell in Japan, Australia, and South Korea on Tuesday but the drops were orderly. Japan’s Topix index fell 1%, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.9% and South Korea’s Kospi index fell lost 0.4%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures, meanwhile, gained 0.4% each. Thirty-three companies, including Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, Crisil, and Network 18 are slated to post their June quarter results today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex declined 360 points to trade at 52,781 levels and Nifty started with a 100-pts cut at 15,823

Monday, July 19, 2021
Due to concerns about the impact of elevated inflation and Covid-19 outbreaks on economic prospects weighs on sentiment, Dalal Street clocked a gap-down start today(19th July 2021). The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex declined 360 points in early deals to trade at 52,781 levels while the Nifty50 started with a 100-pts cut at 15,823. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent in the broader market, respectively. All the key sectoral indices were in the red. The Nifty Bank index was the top loser, down 1.5 percent. Twenty-five companies including ACC, HCL Technologies, HDFC Life, Indian Bank, and Mastek are slated to post their June quarter numbers today. Read more

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

Sensex hits record high; IT stocks extend rally

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Market bulls lifted indices to fresh record highs today(15th July 2021) as investors bought realty and IT stocks. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex index ended at a new closing peak of 53,159 levels, up 255 points or 0.48 percent while the Nifty50 index shut shop at 15,924-mark, up 74 points or 0.47 percent. The reassurance by the US Fed to keep interest rates near zero uplifted morale. IT stocks continued to be in demand while auto stocks saw profit booking. IT results out so far including that of majors like TCS NSE -0.36 % and Infosys NSE 0.25 % indicate a strong order pipeline, emboldening the companies to raise their revenue guidance to 14 to 17 percent. This augurs well for the industry and can invite further, said analysts. Read more

L&T Technology zooms 19 percent After Profit Jumps 84% In June Quarter

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Shares of L&T Technology Services (LTTS) zoomed 19 percent to a record high of Rs 3,471.95 on the BSE in intra-day trade on Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected June quarter (Q1FY22) results. The company's net profit surged 84 percent year-on-year in the June quarter as its profit came in at ₹ 117.3 crores in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. The technology services company's revenue from operations during the quarter stood at ₹ 1,518 crores, compared to ₹ 1,294.7 crores in the year-ago period, marking a growth of 17 percent annually, according to a regulatory filing by the firm to the stock exchanges. The company said that it could expand the margins because of levers like higher digitalization, he said adding that the quantum of work done offshore has also increased to 58 percent of the billing as against 50 percent before the pandemic. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 255 points, Nifty at 15924.20

Thursday, July 15, 2021
At Close, the Sensex closed 255 points, or 0.48 percent, higher at 53,158.85 while the Nifty settled with a gain of 70 points, or 0.44 percent, and hits fresh closing high at 15,924.20.L&T, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Infosys, RIL, HUL were among top Sensex gainers. Titan Company, Mahindra and Mahindra, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Asian Paints, ITC, Maruti were top index laggards. Nifty Realty emerged as the top sectoral gainer, closing 4.20 percent higher, followed by Nifty IT which rose 1.29 percent. Nifty Auto down 0.40 percent, media down 0.35 percent, PSU bank down 0.33 percent, and pharma down 0.27 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.3 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 134 points, Nifty at 15853.95

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The BSE Sensex closed the day at 52,904.05, up 134 points or 0.25 percent while the Nifty settled 42 points, or 0.26 percent, up at 15,853.95. Tech Mahindra Infosys, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and HCL Tech were among the top Sensex gainers while Maruti Suzuki, Hindustan Unilever, Nestle India, and Reliance Industries were the top index laggards. The Nifty IT index was the best sectoral index today, up 3 percent on the NSE. Barring Nifty IT, Nifty Media, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Pharma, all the sectoral indices closed in the red. Bank Nifty ended flat with a negative bias. India VIX closed in the red. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.21 percent and 0.45 percent, respectively. Zomato has subscribed 57 percent till 3:30 PM on the first day of the issue.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 397 points, Nifty at 15812.35

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
At Close, the BSE Sensex closed 397 points, or 0.76 percent, higher at 52,769.73 while the Nifty ended with a gain of 120 points, or 0.76 percent, at 15,812.35 lifted primarily by financial stocks. Besides, better-than-expected Chinese export data, which pushed global stocks to record high, further lent support to the markets.ICICI Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Axis Bank, Sun Pharmaceuticals, NTPC, Mahindra & Mahindra, and HDFC Bank were among the top index gainers. On the flip side, HCL Tech, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Maruti Suzuki, Tech Mahindra, HUL, TCS, and Infosys were among the top laggards. The BSE MidCap index ended flat while the BSE SmallCap index advanced 0.4 percent. Barring Nifty FMCG, IT, and Media, all the sectoral indices ended in the green. Nifty Bank index gained 1.4 percent while Nifty Financial Services gained 1.5 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex gained 237 points to quote at 52,609 levels and Nifty held above the 15,750-mark, up 78 points

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Indian markets opened with modest gains today(13th July 2021) amid across-the-board buying. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex gained 237 points, or 0.45 percent, in early deals to quote at 52,609 levels. The Nifty50, on the other hand, held above the 15,750-mark, up 78 points. ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, L&T, HDFC, and Tata Steel were the top gainers on the 30-share barometer while Tech M, HCL Tech, Bajaj Finserv, and Infosys slipped the most. Sectorally, the Nifty Realty index was leading with the most gains on the NSE. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rallied 0.35 percent and 0.65 percent, respectively. Among these, the SmallCap index hit a fresh record high of 26,263 in the intra-day trade. Eight companies including Mindtree, Tata Metaliks, Deccan Health Care, Shree Ganesh Remedies, and WS Industries will release quarterly earnings today.

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%.

Global sell-off, slowing growth drag Sensex 480 pts lower; Nifty ends below 15,750

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Mainly due to slowing growth and sinking Dow futures ahead of US market opening benchmark indices ended the day deep in the red today(8th July 2021), dragged by banks and metal stocks. The move was volatile as profit booking near all-time high levels continued. Fitch, meanwhile, cut India’s FY22 GDP growth forecast to 10 percent but sees revival if vaccination is rapid. Anxiety that the spread of Covid-19 variants could upend growth going forward, back-pedaled reflation trades in global markets. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex ended 486 points down at 52,569 levels while the broader Nifty50 defended the psychological zone of 15,700 to end at 15,728 level, down 152 points. The BSE MidCap and BSE SmallCap indices slipped 0.37 percent and 0.09 percent in the broader markets, respectively. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex hovered around 52,920 levels, down 120 points and Nifty gave up the 15,850 level

Thursday, July 8, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices edged lower in morning deals today(8th July 2021), ahead of the weekly options expiry. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,920 levels, down 120 points and the broader Nifty50 index gave up the 15,850 level. Hindustan Unilever, Sun Pharma, and Nestle India were the top Sensex drags. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty IT index, up 0.5 percent, leading the gainers. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 193 points, Nifty at 15879.65

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 193.58 points or 0.37% at 53054.76, and the Nifty was up 61.40 points or 0.39% at 15879.70. Tata Steel, Bajaj Finserv, and HDFC were the top gainers on Sensex. Titan, Maruti Suzuki India, and Reliance Industries were the top laggards. About 1737 shares have advanced, 1372 shares declined, and 136 shares are unchanged. The reality and metal indices rose 2 percent each. All other key sectoral indices gained up to 0.6 percent each, except the Nifty Auto index, which slipped 0.07 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rallied 0.58 percent and 0.38 percent, respectively. India VIX closed 0.50 percent lower

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex hovered around 52,800 levels, down 60 points and Nifty slipped below the 15,800-mark

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices traded flat with a negative bias in early deals today(7th July 2021), amid weak global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,800 levels, down 60 points and the broader Nifty50 index slipped below the 15,800-mark. Titan fell over 1 percent and was the top Sensex laggard post Q1 update. Mahindra & Mahindra and IndusInd Bank were the other top laggards. All the Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty Realty index, traded in the red, with the Nifty Auto index, down 0.6 percent, blee. ding the most. Read more

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.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 395 points, Nifty at 15834.35

Monday, July 5, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 395.33 points or 0.75% at 52,880, and the Nifty was up 112.20 points or 0.71% at 15,834.40 as bulls asserted control on Dalal Street. State Bank of India was the top index gainer, followed by Tata Steel, Bajaj Finserv, and Larsen & Toubro. Tech Mahindra, Dr. Reddy’s, HCL Technologies, Titan, and Bharti Airtel were the only Sensex constituents to close in Red. All, except the IT and Pharma indices, ended in the green. Of these, the Nifty Realty index was the top gainer, up nearly 3 percent. The BSE SmallCap index gained 0.87 percent and the BSE Midcap index gained 0.35 percent higher.India VIX ended in the red.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 310 points at 52,800 and Nifty traded above the 15,800-mark;All Nifty sectoral indices traded in green

Monday, July 5, 2021
The benchmark indices in Indian markets rose half a percent in morning deals today(5th July 2021), tracking firm cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 310 points, or 0.6 percent, at 52,800, and the broader Nifty50 index traded above the 15,800-mark. Bajaj Auto, TCS, and PowerGrid were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by Nifty Realty and Nifty Auto indexes, both up 0.6 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rose 0.3 percent and 0.6 percent in the broader markets, respectively.

57 stocks in the Nifty 500 index are trading in the overbought category of Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Saturday, July 3, 2021
The current momentum in the domestic benchmark indices, Sensex and Nifty, shows weak sentiment and a confused state of mind of traders and investors. Quite a few stocks are reflecting extremely bullish sentiment in their overall trend. According to analysts at the current momentum, a total of 57 stocks in the Nifty 500 index are trading in the overbought category of Relative Strength Index (RSI). This indicator analyses the impact of change in price to identify the overbought and oversold territory. Investors consider the overbought situation as the area to look for profit booking or selling stocks. Likewise, oversold condition indicates bullish entry. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 166 points, Nifty at 15722.20

Friday, July 2, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 166.07 points or 0.32% at 52484.67, and the Nifty was up 42.20 points or 0.27% at 15722.20. Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank were the top gainers on BSE Sensex, followed by the State Bank of India, HDFC, and Mahindra & Mahindra. Tata Steel, Power Grid, and Asian Paints were the top laggards. About 1874 shares have advanced, 1279 shares declined, and 120 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Pharma index was the top gainer, up 0.6 percent, followed by the Nifty Bank index, up 0.4 percent. Conversely, the Nifty Metal index was the top sectoral loser on the NSE, down 1.5 percent.BSE midcap ended flat, while smallcap index added 1 percent. India VIX dived 6%.

MARKET UPDATE:Indices trade flat;Sensex hovered around 52,320 levels and Nifty below the 15,700-mark

Friday, July 2, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded flat in early deals (2nd July 2021), despite favourable global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,320 levels and the Nifty50 index was below the 15,700-mark. TCS, Infosys, and Tata Steel were the top Sensex laggards, while ICICI Bank and Reliance Industries gained the most. The Nifty sectoral indices traded mixed, with the Nifty Realty index, up 0.9 percent, leading the gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index was flat while the SmallCap index rose half a percent.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex traded around 52,480 levels, and Nifty hovered near the 15,750-mark

Thursday, July 1, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fluctuated between gains and losses in early deals today(1st July 2021), amid mixed cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 52,480 levels, and the broader Nifty50 index hovered near the 15,750-mark. IndusInd Bank, Infosys, and Ultratech Cement were the top Sensex laggard. On the other hand, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, and Asian Paints were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices were largely in the green, led by the Nifty Auto index, up 0.8 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index traded flat, while the SmallCap index ticked up 0.2 percent.

Mid-, Smallcaps outperform in first half of 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Mid- and small-cap indices have outperformed the S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 in the first half of the calendar year 2021 (H1-CY21) by rallying 26 percent and 39 percent, respectively. The trend, analysts believe, is likely to continue in H2-CY21 as well. The outperformance in H1-CY21 comes on the back of improved earnings and strong inflows from the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in Indian equities. However, good monsoon so far, gradual opening up of the economy, and the pick-up in the pace of vaccination provides support to the market. Another key mover of these two segments over the past few months has been retail investors, who according to analysts, have flocked to these two market segments after tasting success with their investments in 2020. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 100 points at 52,650 levels and Nifty topped the 15,750-mark

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The benchmark indices in India edged up in early deals today(3othJune 2021), amid largely positive cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 100 points at 52,650 levels and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 15,750-mark. Maruti Suzuki, Titan, and Tata Steel were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices, barring Nifty Realty, traded in the green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 0.75 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 0.2 percent and 0.5 percent higher, respectively. More than 900 companies including SpiceJet, Vodafone Idea, Dish TV India, IRCON International, and Sadbhav Engineering are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

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

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 52,750 levels and Nifty fell below the 15,850-mark

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices traded flat in early deals today(29th June 2021), amid largely weak cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,750 levels and the Nifty50 index fell below the 15,850-mark. Asian Paints, Reliance Industries, and Larsen & Toubro were the top Sensex gainers. On the other hand, HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the top laggards. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with Nifty Private bank, down 0.4 percent, taking the deepest cuts. The broader markets outperformed their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes trading 0.37 percent and 0.47 percent higher, respectively. IRCTC, Ruchi Soya, Cochin Minerals & Rutile, DCM, Omaxe and Sintex Industries are among the list of companies that will announce their quarterly earnings today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex traded flat around the 53,000-mark and Nifty topped the 15,900-mark

Monday, June 28, 2021
The markets in India traded flat with a positive bias in early deals today (28th June 2021)amid cautious trade in Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around the 53,000-mark and the Nifty50 index topped the 15,900-mark. Dr. Reddy's, NTPC, and Asian Paints were the top Sensex gainers, while Titan and TCS were the top drags. Majority of the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1.8 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 0.1 percent and 0.4 percent in the broader markets, respectively. Dodla Dairy and Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences will list on the bourses today The two IPOs that ran between June 16-18 were subscribed 46 times and 4 times, respectively. Around 300 companies are slated to post their quarterly numbers today including NALCO, Future Lifestyle, Zee Media, GIC Housing Finance, and NLC India. Read more

Accenture Q3FY21 earnings: Indian IT firms may surprise D-St in Q1 earnings season

Friday, June 25, 2021
Accenture reported a 21 percent growth in revenues at $13.26 billion for the quarter ended May 31, beating its own guidance of $12.55 billion-$12.95 billion in revenues. The performance and revenue guidance of Accenture is typically seen as a barometer for the performance of Indian technology companies. While the Nifty IT index was trading over half a percent higher in early deals today, most stocks, barring Wipro, gained up to 2 percent. Shares of TCS, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Mindtree, and Coforge even logged fresh 52-week highs. Analysts at Edelweiss Research said, a strong operational performance by Accenture during Q3FY21 in its outsourcing vertical sets the tone for an upcoming earnings season for the Indian IT service companies. "We reiterate that a robust tech upcycle or 'techolution' is in its starting phase and may continue for 4–5 years," they added. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 226 points, Nifty at 15860.35

Friday, June 25, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 226.04 points or 0.43% at 52925.04, and the Nifty was up 69.90 points or 0.44% at 15860.40 as hefty buying in metals, financials, and pharma sectors lifted indices for the second day. Tata Steel was the best performing stock on BSE Sensex followed by SBI, Axis Bank, and ICICI Bank. while top losers included Reliance Industries, Titan Company, NTPC, HUL, and Asian Paints. About 1737 shares have advanced, 1393 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index zoomed 2.5 percent. Nifty Bank, Private Bank, Pharma, and auto indices, rose between 0.7 percent and 1.6 percent. While Nifty FMCG, down 0.66%.The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 1 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 84 points at 52,780 levels and Nifty hovered around the 15,830-zone

Friday, June 25, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded flat with a positive bias today(25th June 2021), although heavyweight Reliance Industries being the top drag. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 84 points at 52,780 levels and the Nifty50 index hovered around the 15,830-zone. Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, and HCL Tech were the top Sensex gainers, while Reliance Industries (down 2%) was the top laggard. The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by Nifty Metal, were up 1.9 percent. One hundred and ninety-two companies, including Antony Waste Handling Cell, Finolex Industries, Indraprastha Gas, JSW Energy, and RailTel Corporation of India, are scheduled to release quarterly earnings today.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 392.92 points Nifty at 15790.45

Thursday, June 24, 2021
At Close, Sensex ended up 392.92 points or 0.75% at 52699.00, and the Nifty jumped 103.50 points or 0.66% at 15790.50 led by Nifty IT. Infosys, TCS, and Tech Mahindra were the top Sensex gainer. While RIL, Bharti Airtel Power Grid Corporation and HDFC were the top laggards. About 1415 shares have advanced, 1717 shares declined, and 135 shares are unchanged. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty IT index, up 2.79 percent, leading the gainers, while the Nifty PSU Bank index, down 1.4 percent, bled the most. Bank Nifty ended in the green. Nifty Media and Nifty Pharma closed in the red. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ending 0.51 and 0.22 percent lower, respectively. India VIX closed 1% lower.

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 up 14 points, Nifty at 15772.75

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 14.25 points or 0.03% at 52588.71, and the Nifty was up 26.30 points or 0.17% at 15772.80 as investors booked profit on Tuesday ahead of testimony from US Fed Chair Jerome Powell later in the day. Maruti Suzuki India was the top gainer followed by Ultratech Cement, Larsen & Toubro, and TCS. On the downside, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, HUL, Nestle India, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, Tech M, and IndusInd Bank underperformed the index. About 1839 shares have advanced, 1136 shares declined, and 97 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Auto index was the best performing index, up 1.4 percent. The Nifty Bank and Realty indices, on the other hand, slipped 0.3 percent each. The small-cap stocks gained 0.83 percent higher, While the BSE MidCap index closed 0.33 percent up. India VIX, the volatility index closed 2% lower.

Nifty PSU Bank index gains 4% after the news of divestment in the Central Bank of India and Indian Overseas Bank

Monday, June 21, 2021
Shares of Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) J&K Bank were locked in 20 percent upper circuit on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday on the back of heavy volumes amid reports that the two financial institutions CBI and IOB might be privatized. On the back of the rally in these three stocks Nifty PSU Bank index surged as much as 4.4 percent to 2,484.15 levels. All of the 13 constituents of the pack traded in the green with maximum gains seen for the counters such as J&K Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, and Central Bank. “Disinvestment news in CBI and IOB lead the rally in PSU Banking basket. For taking ahead of the divestment process, the center shall amend the Banking Regulations Act together with other banking laws. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 230 points, Nifty at 15746.50

Monday, June 21, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed the day 230 points, or 0.44 percent, higher at 52,574.46 while the Nifty settled with a gain of 63 points, or 0.40 percent, at 15,746.50 reversing the steep losses logged in the morning, amid board-based buying. NTPC, Titan Company, and State Bank of India closed as the top index performers while Tech Mahindra, Maruti, and TCS were the worst performers. The Nifty PSU Bank index ended 4 percent higher amid reports that the two financial institutions might be privatized. The Nifty Realty index was up 2 percent and the Nifty Metal, Private Bank, Bank, and FMCG indices gained up to 1 percent each. On the contrary, the Nifty IT and Auto indices slipped 0.2 percent and 0.36 percent, respectively. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.8 percent each. India VIX ended flat.

Closing Bell:Sensex up 21 points, Nifty at 15683.35

Friday, June 18, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 21.12 points or 0.04% at 52344.45, and the Nifty was down 8.00 points or 0.05% at 15683.40, zooms 743 pts from the day’s low. HUL, Bajaj-Auto, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, RIL, Titan Company were top Sensex gainers. About 1182 shares have advanced, 1964 shares declined, and 126 shares are unchanged. On the flip side, ONGC, NTPC, Power Grid Corporation of India, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Nestle India, SBI were top index losers. The Nifty PSU Bank declined nearly 2 percent while the Nifty Auto, Metal, and Realty indices slipped up to 1 percent each. On the upside, the Nifty FMCG index ended 0.29 percent higher. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 0.70 percent and 0.89 percent down, respectively.

Sensex slips 179 pts as hawkish US Fed tone hits D-Street

Thursday, June 17, 2021
A hawkish tone by the US Federal Reserve crushed equities across the globe today(17th June 2021) as investors feared global central banks may hike rates sooner than expected. US Treasury yields gained overnight and the dollar strengthened against the rupee to its highest level in six weeks, hammering equity prices on Dalal Street. This comes on the day of the weekly F&O expiry, adding to the overall volatility. A mild recovery post a gap-down start quickly dismantled during the last hour of the session as market participants offloaded metal and rate-sensitive counters. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex ended at 52,323 levels, down 179 points or 0.34 percent. On the NSE, the Nifty50 index breached below its immediate support of 15,650 and hit a low of 15,616. It recovered marginally to end at 15,691 levels, down 76 points or 0.48 percent. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex traded 100 points down at 52,690 levels and Nifty slipped below the 15,850-mark

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices edged lower in early deals today(16th June 2021), amid weakness in financials and pharma stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex traded 100 points down at 52,690 levels and the broader Nifty50 index slipped below the 15,850-mark. The Nifty sectoral indices traded mixed, with gains in the Nifty FMCG index, up 0.35 percent, being offset by the Nifty Bank index, down 0.3 percent. Thirty-two companies, including RITES, CESC, Welspun Enterprises, Commercial Syn Bags, DIC India, and Kakatiya Cement Sugar are set to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 221.52 points, Nifty at 15869.25

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 221.52 points or 0.42% at 52773.05, and the Nifty was up 57.40 points or 0.36% at 15869.30. Asian Paints, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, HDFC Bank, Nestle India were among the top BSE Sensex gainers. On the contrary, Bajaj Finserv, Dr. Reddy’s, Titan Company, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Power Grid Corporation of India, TCS, Tech Mahindra were among the top draggers. About 1894 shares have advanced, 1256 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, the Nifty Pharma, PSU Bank, and Metal indices were the losers on the NSE, down 0.8 percent, 0.26 percent, and 0.05 percent, respectively. On the upside, the Nifty Media index (up 2 percent) and the Nifty Realty index up 1.3 percent were the top gainers. The BSE MidCap index gained 0.6 percent higher and the BSE SmallCap index too gained 0.4 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 270 points at 52,820 levels and Nifty topped the 15,850-mark

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The benchmark indices in India logged fresh lifetime highs in early deals today(15th June 2021), on the back of across-the-board buying. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 270 points, or 0.48 percent, at 52,820 levels and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 15,850-mark. IndusInd Bank and Asian Paints ticked up 1 percent and were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty Pharma, traded in the green, led by the Nifty Private Bank index, up 1 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 0.44 percent and 0.63 percent, respectively. Forty-five companies, including Jubilant FoodWorks, Power Finance Corporation, LIC Housing Finance, and Easy Trip Planners are set to release their quarterly earnings today.

Closing Bell:Sensex up 76.77 points, Nifty at 15811.85

Monday, June 14, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 76.77 points or 0.15% at 52551.53, and the Nifty was up 12.50 points or 0.08% at 15811.90. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Bajaj Finance, Power Grid Corporation of India, ONGC, Infosys, L&T, TCS, SBI were among top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top index laggard, followed by NTPC, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma. About 1624 shares have advanced, 1625 shares declined, and 150 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank index ended the day as the top gainer on the NSE, up 1 percent, while the Nifty Realty index closed as the worst performers, down 1.4 percent. The BSE MidCap index ended the day in the red, down 0.7 percent, While the BSE SmallCap index closed 0.2 percent lower.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex dipped 230 points and hovered around the 52,240-mark and Nifty hovered below the 15,750-mark

Monday, June 14, 2021
The markets in India traded lower, but off the day's bottom, in morning deals today(14th June 2021), amid a weak trend in metals and public sector banks. The S&P BSE Sensex dipped 230 points, down 0.4 percent, and hovered around the 52,240-mark. The index fell to as low as 51,936 in intra-day deals. Meanwhile, the broader Nifty50 hovered below the 15,750-mark. Bajaj Finance fell 2 percent and was the top Sensex laggard, followed by NTPC, Dr. Reddy's, Bharti Airtel, and State Bank of India (all down 1%). Among other individual stocks, Adani Group stocks (Adani Enterprises, Adani Power, Adani Ports, Adani Transmission) hit their respective lower circuits on a report that the NSDL has frozen the accounts of three foreign funds — Albula Investment Fund, Cresta Fund, and APMS Investment Fund — which together own over Rs 43,500 crore worth of shares in four Adani Group companies. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex up174.25 points, Nifty at 15799.35

Friday, June 11, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 174.29 points or 0.33% at 52474.76, and the Nifty was up 61.60 points or 0.39% at 15799.40 hitting new lifetime highs. Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, L&T, HDFC Life, and SBI were the top losers. While Dr. Reddy’s, Power Grid, TCS, HCL Tech, and Infosys were the top gainers on Sensex. About 1744 shares have advanced, 1368 shares declined, and 138 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index zoomed nearly 3 percent on the NSE, followed by the Nifty IT and Pharma indices, up over 1 percent higher each. The BSE MidCap index, on the other hand, closed 0.14 percent up while the BSE SmallCap index ended 0.4 percent higher. India VIX, the volatility gauge was down 6% on closing.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 250 points, at 52,550 levels and Nifty topped the 15,800-mark

Friday, June 11, 2021
The markets in India made a strong start to today's(11th June 2021) session, with the benchmark indices logging fresh record highs in the early deals. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 250 points, or 0.48 percent, at 52,550 levels and the Nifty50 index topped the 15,800-mark. PowerGrid (up 2%) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Reliance Industries and ONGC trading 1 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 1.5 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 0.6 percent and 0.8 percent higher in the broader markets, respectively. Fifty-seven companies, including BEML, BHEL, CG Power, Cochin Shipyard, DLF, and Sun TV are scheduled to announce their March quarter results today.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 359 points, Nifty at 15737.75

Thursday, June 10, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 358.83 points or 0.69% at 52,300.47, and the Nifty was up 102.40 points or 0.65% at 15,737.80 led by the realty, PSU bank, metal and pharma names. Bajaj Finance was the top gainer followed by Bajaj Finserv, SBI, IndusInd Bank, and ITC. Bajaj Auto, Maruti, Power Grid, and HCL Technologies were the top laggards. About 2254 shares have advanced, 699 shares declined, and 116 shares are unchanged. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except the Nifty Auto index, closed in the green, with the Nifty Realty index and the Nifty PSU Bank index ending 3 percent and 2 percent higher, respectively. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended the session 1.26 percent and 1.73 percent higher, respectively.

Nifty IT index could double in one year; Stay put

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
In spite of over 170 percent rally since April last year, the gains in Information Technology (IT) stocks are showing no signs of abating. The Nifty IT index was ruling 0.5 percent higher on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in today's(9th June 2021) intra-day trade, has soared 14 percent so far in the calendar year 2021. According to analysts, the technology upcycle has just begun and sector players are set to reap benefits of the digital boom and cloud adoption. "A distinct trait of this upcycle would be its margin-accretive nature. The biggest differentiator for this cycle is the acceleration it has triggered towards technology spends and quicker decision-making than any other upcycle in the past. All in all, we remain confident that like in past three IT upcycles, multiple re-ratings will be sharp in the early phase of this cycle as well, followed by earnings upgrades as the Street plays catch up," it said in a recent sector-specific report. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 110 points at 52,210 levels and Nifty slipped below the 15,750-mark

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
The markets in India slid in morning deals today(8th June 2021), dragged mainly by metals and banks. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 110 points at 52,210 levels and the Nifty50 index slipped below the 15,750-mark. Tech Mahindra, NTPC, Bajaj Finance, and HCL Tech rose 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices were largely in the red, with the Nifty Metal index, down 2 percent, bleeding the most. Meanwhile, the Nifty IT index was up 1 percent. The broader markets, meanwhile, outran their benchmark indexes, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.5 percent and 0.6 percent higher, respectively. Forty-six companies including Engineers India, Petronet LNG, Max Financial Services, and Suven Pharmaceuticals are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 228 points, Nifty at 15751.65

Monday, June 7, 2021
At Close, Sensex was up 228.46 points or 0.44% at 52328.51, and the Nifty was up 81.40 points or 0.52% at 15751.70 supported by the IT, infra, and energy names. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, Ultratech Cement, and Reliance Industries. Top losers were Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC, JSW Steel, and Divis Labs. About 2284 shares have advanced, 961 shares declined, and 156 shares are unchanged. The Nifty IT, Media, and Private Bank indices ended the session as top gainers, up around 1 percent each, while the Nifty Metal index was the top loser, down 0.5 percent. The BSE MidCap index hit a fresh record peak of 22,739 in intra-day trade but closed at 22,690 levels, up 0.8 percent. The BSE SmallCap index, on the other hand, ended hit a record peak of 24,618 earlier today and ended at 24,609 levels, up 1.4 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 52,160 levels and Nifty near the 15,700-mark

Monday, June 7, 2021
The markets in India fluctuated between gains and losses in early deals today(7th June 2021), amid positive global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,160 levels and the Nifty50 index near the 15,700-mark. Bajaj Finance fell over 3 per cent and was the top Sensex laggard, followed by Bajaj Finserv (down 2%). On the other hand, ONGC ticked up over 1 per cent. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty Financial Services, were painted green, led by Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1 per cent. Thirty-one companies which includ Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Mrs Bectors Food Specialities, Jubilant Ingrevia and MRF are slated to post their quarterly numbers today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 120 points and hovered around 52,350 levels; Nifty topped the 15,700-mark

Friday, June 4, 2021
The markets in India ticked up in morning deals today(4th June 2021) after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintained the status quo and left the repo rate unchanged at 4 percent, with an accommodative stance. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 52,350 levels, up 120 points, and the Nifty50 index topped the 15,700-mark. ONGC gained 2 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Larsen & Toubro and Mahindra & Mahindra (both up 1%).

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 350 points, Nifty at 15690.35

Thursday, June 3, 2021
At close, the Sensex is up 382.95 points or 0.74% at 52232.43, and the Nifty up 114.20 points or 0.73% at 15690.40 amid buying seen in the infra, oil & gas, metal, and realty names. Titan Company, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ONGC, Power Grid Corporation of India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, Infosys were among the top Sensex gainers. Bajaj-Auto, Tech Mahindra, Nestle Industries, SBI, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Sun Pharma were among the top index losers. About 2136 shares have advanced, 973 shares declined, and 134 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Auto and Pharma stocks declined 0.08 percent and 0.23 percent, respectively. On the upside, the Nifty Realty index jumped 4 percent. The BSE MidCap and SamllCap indices ended 1 percent higher each after hitting a record peak of 22,395 and 24,138 levels, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 320 points at 52,170 levels, and Nifty topped the 15,650-mark

Thursday, June 3, 2021
The markets in India edged higher in early deals today(3rd June 2021), up half a percent, tracking similar cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 320 points at 52,170 levels, and the Nifty50 index topped the 15,650-mark. Titan rose 4 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Reliance Industries (up 2%). The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 1 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes ruled 0.7 percent and 0.9 percent higher, respectively. Twenty-nine companies, including GSPL, Arvind Fashions, and APL Apollo Tubes, are slated to announce their quarterly results today.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 85 points, Nifty at 51849.48

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 85.40 points or 0.16% at 51849.48, and the Nifty was up 1.30 points or 0.01% at 15576.20. ,ITC ,Asian Paints, HDFC, Axis Bank, Tech M, HCL Tech, and TCS leading the list of losers. IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries, SBI, Power Grid, Bajaj Auto, and Maruti Suzuki were the top Sensex gainers. About 2101 shares have advanced, 951 shares declined, and 160 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank index zoomed nearly 3 per cent on the NSE, the Nifty Metal and Pharma indices gained 2 per cent each.On the downside, the Nifty IT and FMCG indices slipped 0.77 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively.The BSE MidCap index, that hit a record peak of 22,164 earlier today, closed 1.7 per cent higher at 22,141 levels. The BSE SmallCap index, on the other hand, gained 1.35 per cent to close at 23,841 levels after hitting a new peak of 23,842 levels in intra-day trade.

Closing Bell:Sensex ends flat, Nifty at 15574.85

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 2.56 points at 51934.88, and the Nifty was down 7.90 points or 0.05% at 15574.90 as investors preferred to book profits after seven straight sessions of gains. ONGC, Bajaj Finance, State Bank of India (SBI), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), HUL, Tech Mahindra stocks were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. On the flip side, ICICI Bank, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, ITC were among the top index laggards. About 1303 shares have advanced, 1782 shares declined, and 119 shares are unchanged. Barring the Nifty Media, Pharma, and IT indices, all other indices settled the day in the red. The Nifty Private Bank index was the top loser, down 1 percent, while the Nifty IT index gained 0.11 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap closed 0.01 percent higher while the SmallCap index slipped 0.3 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex traded around 51,970, up 30 points and Nifty fell below the 15,600-mark

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The markets in India traded flat in morning deals today's(1st June 2021) volatile session, with gains in auto stocks being offset by losses in metals. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 51,970, up 30 points and the broader Nifty50 index fell below the 15,600-mark. Bajaj Auto (up 2%) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by HDFC, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, and State Bank of India (all up 1%). The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty Auto index, up over 1 percent. leading the gainers. Seventeen companies, including ITC, Balrampur Chini Mills, Gujarat Gas, and Radico Khaitan are scheduled to release quarterly earnings today. Analysts expect ITC to post high single-digit revenue growth on a yearly basis during the quarter under review, although the profit after tax (PAT) is expected to fall.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 514 points, Nifty at 15582.80

Monday, May 31, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 514.56 points or 1% at 51937.44, and the Nifty was up 147.10 points or 0.95% at 15582.80. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and ICICI Bank were the top Sensex gainers, followed by Bharti Airtel, ITC, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Maruti Suzuki India, NTPC, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints. On the flip side, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Infosys, IndusInd Bank, L&T, Sun Pharma, Tech Mahindra were among index laggards. About 1717 shares have advanced, 1449 shares declined, and 187 shares are unchanged. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with Nifty PSU bank index down 0.7 percent. While Nifty Metal index jumped over 2 percent and the Nifty Bank index was up 1.10 percent. The BSE Energy index advanced 2.5 percent, followed by the BSE Telecom and Metal indices up 1.5 percent each, and the BSE Oil and Gas index up 1.3 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.45 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively amid buying in construction material, telecom, energy, and metal

MARKET UPDATE:Fluctuating market;Sensex traded around 51,440 levels and Nifty traded below the 15,450-mark

Monday, May 31, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fluctuated between gains and losses in early deals today(31st May 2021), amid weak cues from other Asian markets. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex traded around 51,440 levels. The index slid to as low as 51,180 in intra-day deals. The broader Nifty50 index, meanwhile, traded below the 15,450-mark. Mahindra & Mahindra fell 6 percent and was the top Sensex laggard. On the other hand, ITC rose 2 percent. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty Auto index, down 1 percent, being the top laggard. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index was flat while the SmallCap index rose 0.36 percent. Seventy-nine companies slated to post their quarterly numbers today which include Aurobindo Pharma, Chemical Speciality Chemicals, Astron Paper & Board Mill, Jamna Auto Industries, and Uttam Galva Steels.

Sensex may hit 53,000 soon. Markets in bubble zone?

Friday, May 28, 2021
Today the benchmark Nifty50 index achieved another milestone when it scaled a fresh record peak of 15,455.5. The feat comes just a day after the Reserve Bank of India issued caution over the meteoric rise in stock prices amid a ravaging Covid-19 pandemic. India's benchmark indices have more than doubled from the post-pandemic lows made in March 2020 while several individual companies have seen multi-fold jump in their stock prices. In May alone, nearly a dozen Nifty50 stocks have hit a lifetime high. These include State Bank of India, Wipro, Bajaj Finserv, Tata Steel, and JSW Steel. IT companies dominate the list of stocks that hit lifetime highs this year, followed by banks and financial services. "This order of asset price inflation in the context of the estimated 8 percent contraction in GDP in 2020-21 poses the risk of a bubble," the RBI said in its annual report yesterday. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 307.66 points, Nifty ends at record closing at 15435.65

Friday, May 28, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 307.66 points or 0.60% at 51422.88, and the Nifty was up 97.80 points or 0.64% at 15435.70. ONGC, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC). Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Titan Company, State Bank of India (SBI) were among the top Sensex gainers. Stocks of Sun Pharma, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, M&M, Nestle India, Bajaj-Auto among others were top index laggards. About 1394 shares have advanced, 1674 shares declined, and 138 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index gained nearly one percent, while the Nifty Metal index was the top gainer, up 2.53 percent.On the contrary, the Nifty Pharma index slipped 1.2 percent on the NSE. The BSE Midcap index fell 0.12 percent and the BSE SmallCap index dropped 0.48 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 330 points at 51,440 levels and the Nifty testing the 15,450-mark

Friday, May 28, 2021
The markets in India made a firm start to the June F&O series, with the benchmark indices trading over half a percent higher in morning deals today(28th May 2021) and the Nifty50 index scaling a fresh lifetime high. The S&P BSE Sensex traded 330 points, or 0.65 percent, higher at 51,440 levels and the Nifty50 index was testing the 15,450-mark after earlier surpassing the earlier record high of 15,431.75. ONGC, HDFC, HDFC Bank, and Reliance Industries rose 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes traded 0.27 percent and 0.44 percent higher, respectively. Ninty-six companies, including Mahindra & Mahindra, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Indian Bank, Ipca Laboratories, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Dilip Buildcon, and Nazara Technologies, are scheduled to release quarterly earnings today.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 98 points, Nifty at 15337.85

Thursday, May 27, 2021
At Close Sensex was up 97.70 points or 0.19% at 51115.22, and the Nifty was up 36.40 points or 0.24% at 15337.90 led by IT, financials. State Bank of India (SBI), Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj-Auto, Tech Mahindra, TCS were among the top Sensex gainers. On the contrary, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Bajaj Finance, ONGC, Bharti Airtel, and HUL were among the top index laggards. About 1657 shares have advanced, 1314 shares declined, and 121 shares are unchanged. Nifty Realty index was the top sectoral loser, down 1.19 percent, followed by the Nifty Pharma index and Nifty FMCG index. Nifty PSU Bank index surged nearly 3 percent while Nifty Bank index was up 1.18 percent and metal Index up 1 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index added 0.54 percent while the SmallCap counter gained 0.34 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 51,000 and Nifty gave up the 15,300 level

Thursday, May 27, 2021
The markets in India traded little differently from yesterday's closing in early deals today(27th May 2021), ahead of the May series F&O expiry later in the day. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 51,000,the psychological level that the benchmark index reclaimed in the previous session. The broader Nifty50 index, meanwhile, gave up the 15,300 level. Tech Mahindra gained 1 percent and was the top Sensex gainers, followed by TCS (up 0.8 percent). On the other hand, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finserv, and IndusInd Bank fell 1 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the nifty IT index, up 1.6 percent, leading the gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices tracked their benchmark peers and also traded flat. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 380 points, Nifty at 15301.45

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 379.99 points or 0.75% at 51,017.52, and the Nifty was up 93.00 points or 0.61% at 15,301.50 as recoveries from Covid-19 infection continued to surpass new cases in India. Bajaj Finserv, Infosys, Bajaj Finance, and Mahindra & Mahindra were the top index gainers. While PowerGrid, JSW Steel, Hindalco, NTPC, Tata Steel, and Coal India were the top laggards. About 1913 shares have advanced, 1146 shares declined, and 140 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index declined 2 percent, the Nifty PSU Bank index declined up to 0.5 percent. On the upside, the Nifty Realty added 3 percent and the Nifty IT index 2 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index slipped 0.14 percent compared with the S&P BSE SmallCap index, which was up 0.69 percent. India VIX soars 11%.

Range-bound trade ended flat as indecision weighed on investors' mind

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Today(25th May 2021)trade ended flat as indecision weighed on investors' minds. Tracking solid global cues, the domestic equity indices opened gap-up with the frontline S&P BSE Sensex and NSE's Nifty50 indices extending their gains to surge as high as 50,961 and 15,294 levels, respectively in the intra-day deals. However, profit-booking at higher levels and selling in financial counters put a lid on gains. During the day, the BSE barometer of 30 shares gyrated within a band of 490 points and eventually settled 14 points lower from previous day's closing at 50,637.5 levels. On the NSE, the Nifty50 defended the psychological level of 15,200 and shut shop at 15,208, up 11 points. Read more

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.

Sensex up 150 points at 50,830 levels and Nifty testing the 15,300-mark

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The markets in India climbed off their early highs but were still trading in the green in morning deals today(25th May 2021). The S&P BSE Sensex was up 150 points at 50,830 levels, while the broader Nifty50 index was testing the 15,300-mark. ONGC, Titan, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nestle, and HDFC gained 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted mixed, with the gainers led by the Nifty Metal index, up 2 percent. The broader markets outperformed their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes trading 0.6 percent and 0.7 percent higher, respectively. Sixty-eight companies, including Emami, VIP, Ajmera Realty & Infra India, Alkem Laboratories, and AstraZeneca Pharma India are set to announce their quarterly results today.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 111 points, Nifty at 15197.70

Monday, May 24, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 111.42 points or 0.22% at 50,651.90, and the Nifty was up 22.40 points or 0.15% at 15,197.70. SBI, Power Grid Corporation of India, HDFC Bank, L&T, Maruti Suzuki were among top Sensex gainers. Titan Company, M&M, IndusInd Bank, HUL, UltraTech Cement, Bharti Airtel were top index losers. About 1930 shares have advanced, 1218 shares declined, and 161 shares are unchanged. The Nifty PSU Bank index gained over 2 percent, followed by the Nifty Bank up 1 percent, the Nifty Realty index up 1.4 percent, and the Nifty Media index up 1 percent. On the downside, the Nifty Metal and Nifty FMGC index each fell 0.6 percent on the NSE. The MidCap and SmallCap indices scaled fresh peaks in the intra-day deals and settled around 0.8 percent higher each.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile deals;Sensex trading around 50,580 levels and Nifty hovered around the 15,150-mark

Monday, May 24, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fluctuated between gains and losses in today's(24th May 2021) volatile early deals. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading around 50,580 levels. The broader Nifty50 index, meanwhile, hovered around the 15,150-mark. State Bank of India and PowerGrid traded 2 percent higher, each, followed by HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and HDFC (all up 1%). The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with gains in Nifty Pharma and Nifty PSU Bank indexes (both up 0.8 percent) being offset by the Nifty Metal index (down 1.5 percent). The broader markets tracked the gains in the benchmarks, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes trading 0.6 percent and 0.8 percent higher, respectively. Thirty-three companies including Grasim Industries, India Cements, JK Paper, Mahanagar Gas, and Barbeque-Nation Hospitality are slated to post their quarterly results today.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 976 points, Nifty at 15175.30

Friday, May 21, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 975.62 points or 1.97% at 50,540.48, and the Nifty was up 269.30 points or 1.81% at 15,175.30 after India's largest public sector bank, State Bank of India, reported a healthy quarterly show and also supported by a rally in other financial stocks.SBI was the top gainer on the Sensex, up 5 percent, while IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC, and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the other top gainers. On the downside, Dr Reddy's Labs and Power Grid on the Sensex, and Eicher Motors, Indian Oil Corporation, Grasim, and SBI Life on the Nifty were the only laggards. About 1909 shares have advanced, 1140 shares declined, and 157 shares are unchanged. Financial indices -- Nifty Bank, Private Bank, PSU Bank, and Financial Services gained between 3-3.5 percent. Meanwhile, all other sectoral indices settled up to 1 percent higher. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.8 percent and 0.65 per cent higher, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 420 points at 49,980 levels and Nifty reclaimed the psychological level of 15,000

Friday, May 21, 2021
The markets in India rose over half a percent in morning deals today(21st May 2021), tracking firm trends in other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 420 points, or 0.86 percent, at 49,980 levels and the Nifty50 index reclaimed the psychological level of 15,000. IndusInd Bank and State Bank of India were up 2 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, with the Nifty Bank index trading over 1 percent higher. Forty-nine companies, including State Bank of India, Hindalco Industries, JSW Steel, Shree Cement, Godrej Industries, and South Indian Bank are set to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gave up the psychologial level of 50,000 and Nifty holding above the 15,000-mark

Thursday, May 20, 2021
The markets in India gave up their meagre early gains and traded flat in early deals today(20th May 2021), amid mixed global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex gave up the psychological level of 50,000 while the broader Nifty50 index was holding above the 15,000-mark. Titan, Larsen & Toubro, ICICI Bank, and Infosys climbed 1 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indices were largely in the green, barring for Nifty Metal index, which slipped 3 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices both traded flat. Thirty-two companies, including Bosch, Havells India, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, HPCL, Brookfield India Real Estate Trust REIT, and Torrent Power are scheduled to release quarterly earnings today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Volatile market;Sensex fell 100 points and hovered around 50,000 levels;Nifty slid below 15,100-mark

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded with a slight cut in early deals today(19th May 2021) amid weak global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 100 points and hovered around 50,000 levels. The broader Nifty50 index, meanwhile, slid below the 15,100-mark. Mahindra & Mahindra, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, and ONGC were all down over 1 percent. Among other individual stocks, Tata Motors slid over 5 percent after announcing its March quarter results. The trend among Nifty sectoral indices was mixed, with gains in the Nifty Pharma index being offset by losses in the Nifty Auto index. Meanwhile, the broader indices outran their benchmark peers, with both the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ruling over half a percent higher. Twenty-five companies, including Indian Oil Corporation, Indiabulls Housing Finance, JK Tyre & Industries, and SML Isuzu are scheduled to release quarterly earnings today.

Sensex soared 613 pts; Nifty at 15,108 levels; MidCap index hits record peak

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
As the daily Covid-19 cases reported become less than three lakh for the second straight day, domestic indices advanced over 1 percent today(18th May 2021). Automobile and consumer discretionary stocks caught investors' fancy as they hoped that restrictions/curbs would ease once cases decline further. Supporting the sentiment were news flows around the vaccination front that more and more pharma companies are tying up for vaccine manufacturing. Visibility on economic recovery has largely continued even during the lockdown and now, with restrictions likely to ease, consumer demand is expected to make a come-back, believe analysts. Given this, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex soared 613 points, or 1.24 percent, to end the day at 50,193 levels. On the NSE, the Nifty50 index reclaimed the 15,000-mark for the first time since March 12 on a closing basis, and shut shop at 15,108 levels, up 185 points or 1.24 percent. Read more

Sensex may top 61000 K by December -Morgan Stanley

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The Indian equity market will outperform their emerging market (EM) peers in 2021, the latest report by Morgan Stanley and bets on domestic cyclical stocks followed by rate sensitives. The brokerage retained its base case year-end target for Sensex at 55,000 but suggested that if all the pieces fall into place, the 30-stock benchmark could go as high as 61,000 by end of December, a gain of 20 percent from the current level. Morgan Stanley’s indicators for global liquidity and valuations currently point to negative returns over the next 12 months, its leading India Indicators on growth, stability, government, and reserve bank of India policies, and corporate earnings are generally positive about equity return. “With accelerating earnings and reasonable relative valuations, trailing underperformance, and strong policy traction, India seems set to beat EM (emerging markets),” the brokerage said in a note Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 613 points, Nifty at 15108.10

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 613 points, or 1.24 percent, higher at 50,193.33. Nifty closed with a gain of 185 points, or 1.24 percent, at 15,108.10 for the second straight day. Mahindra and Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Titan, Bajaj Finance, Adani Ports, Tata Motors, and Indian Oil Corporation were the top Nifty gainers today while Airtel, ITC, Coal India, Divis Labs, UPL, and Grasim were the top laggards. the Nifty Auto index climbed 3.3 percent followed by the Nifty Energy index up 2 percent, and the Nifty Metal index up 1.7 percent. On the contrary, the Nifty PSU Bank index and the Nifty FMCG index slipped 1.3 percent and 0.25 percent, respectively.BSE Telecom fell 1.66 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index zoomed 1.9 per cent and the SmallCap index, ended 1.3 percent higher.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex surged 550 points to 50,100 levels and Nifty reclaimed the psychological level of 15,100

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The markets in India shot up 1 percent in early deals today (18th May 2021), tracking similar firm trends in other Asian markets. Besides, another day of a dip in daily Covid-19 cases also supported investor sentiment. The S&P BSE Sensex surged 550 points, or 1 percent, to 50,100 levels and the Nifty50 index reclaimed the psychological level of 15,100. Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, and PowerGrid rose over 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 2.2 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ruled 1.5 percent and 1 percent higher, respectively. Thirty-five companies, including Tata Motors, Canara Bank, Aarti Industries, Abbott India, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, and Route Mobile, are set to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 848 points, Nifty at 14923.15

Monday, May 17, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 848.18 points or 1.74% at 49580.73, and the Nifty was up 245.40 points or 1.67% at 14923.20 supported by the auto, metal, and financials. IndusInd Bank was the top gainer followed by SBI. ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and Axis Bank. On the downside, Cipla, L&T, Bharti Airtel, Nestle India, Sun Pharma, HDFC Life, and Maruti Suzuki were the top losers. About 2047 shares have advanced, 1024 shares declined, and 215 shares are unchanged. The Bank Nifty index jumped 4% as the top sectoral index gainer on NSE followed by the Nifty Financial Services index 3 percent, and the Nifty Metal index up 2.5 percent. On the contrary, the Nifty Pharma index slipped 0.14 percent on profit booking. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 1.6 percent higher each.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 42 points, Nifty at 14677.80

Friday, May 14, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 41.75 points or 0.09% at 48732.55, and the Nifty was down 18.70 points or 0.13% at 14677.80 as a slew of downgrades in the GDP growth forecasts for FY22 along with a slowdown in the vaccination program. Asian Paints was the best performing stock followed by ITC, Nestle India, L&T, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Power Grid Corporation of India, among others. On the flip side, IndusInd Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, State Bank of India (SBI), NTPC, ONGC, Sun Pharma, and Maruti Suzuki were among the top index laggards. About 1402 shares have advanced, 1627 shares declined, and 141 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index was down 4 percent, followed the Nifty Realty index, down 3 percent, and the Nifty PSU Bank and Auto indices, down 2 percent each. On the upside, only the Nifty FMCG index ended in the green, up 2 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices lost 1.2 percent each.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 48,760 levels Nifty topped the 14,700-mark

Friday, May 14, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fluctuated between gains and losses in early deals today(14th May 2021). The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 48,760 levels, and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 14,700-mark. Asian Paints rose 4 percent and were the top Sensex gainer, followed by Titan, SBI, and ITC gained 1 percent, each. On the other hand, TCS, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Tech Mahindra fell 1 percent, each. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except the Nifty IT index, traded with gains, led by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 2 percent. Forty-one companies, including the likes of Larsen & Toubro, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Cipla, Aditya Birla Capital, Just Dial, and Mindspace Business Parks REIT are scheduled to release their quarterly results today. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex dipped 350 points to 48,820 and Nifty hovered around 14,800-level

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The Indian markets fell over half a percent in early trade today (12th May 2021), tracking similar cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex dipped 350 points, or 0.7 percent, to 48,820 and the broader Nifty50 hovered around 14,800-level. HDFC, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hindustan Unilever, and HDFC Bank fell over 1 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indexes were mixed, with the Nifty Financial Services index, down 0.7 percent, bleeding the most. The broader markets, meanwhile, continued to outrun their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes trading 0.1 percent and 0.4 percent higher, respectively. Thirty-six companies, including Asian Paints, Lupin, UPL, Apollo Tyres, Tata Power, and Pidilite Industries are scheduled to release quarterly earnings today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 360 points to 49,140 levels and Nifty gave up the 14,850-mark

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fell close to 1 percent in morning deals today (11th May 2021), tracking weak global cues amid inflation fears. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 360 points, or 0.74 percent, to 49,140 levels and the broader Nifty50 index gave up the 14,850-mark. HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, and Mahindra & Mahindra slid over 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty Pharma, were painted red, with the Nifty Metal index, down 2.2 percent, bleeding the most. The losses were relatively contained in the S&P BSE MidCap index, which traded 0.2 percent down. On the other hand, the S&P BSE SmallCap index rose 0.2 percent. Twenty-eight companies, including Siemens, Alembic Ltd, Godrej Consumer Products, Granules India, and KEC International, are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today.

Closing Bell:Sensex up 296 points, Nifty at 14942.35

Monday, May 10, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 295.94 points or 0.60% at 49,502.41, and the Nifty was up 119.20 points or 0.80% at 14,942.40 for the fourth day lifted by gains in public sector banks, pharma, and metal stocks. Dr Reddy’s, ONGC, Housing Development Finance Corporation, Titan Company, Sun Pharma, Kotak Mahindra Bank among top Sensex gainers. UltraTech Cement, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki were among BSE Sensex losers. About 2034 shares have advanced, 1004 shares declined, and 220 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index, up 2.9 percent followed by the Nifty Pharma index, auto, energy, infra, and PSU Bank indices which rose 1- 2.5 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ruled 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent higher, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex up 256 points, Nifty at 14823.15

Friday, May 7, 2021
At Close, Sensex up 256.71 points at 49,206.47.and Nifty gained 98.40 points to 14,823.20 due to firm global cues and healthy corporate earnings helped indices to gain for the third consecutive session. Bajaj Finserv, Mahindra & Mahindra, HDFC, and NTPC were among the top gainers on Sensex, while Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finance, and Infosys were the top losers. The Nifty Metal index advanced 5 percent on the NSE while all other sectoral indices clocked gains between 0.04 percent and 1 percent. The Nifty PSU Bank index was the only loser, down 0.14 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 0.13 percent and 0.4 percent higher, respectively. India VIX fell 5% to close below 21 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 350 points at 49,300 levels and Nifty index reclaimed the 14,800-mark

Friday, May 7, 2021
The benchmark indices in India rose over half a percent today(7th May 2021), tracking firm cues from their Asian peers. Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 350 points, or 0.7 percent, at 49,300 levels and the broader Nifty50 index reclaimed the 14,800-mark. Mahindra & Mahindra, Dr Reddy's, State Bank of India, and Kotak Mahindra Bank rose 1 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 2 percent. The broader markets, meanwhile, underperformed, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.3 percent and 0.5 percent higher, respectively. Twenty-five companies, including Housing Development Finance Corporation, UltraTech Cement, Dabur India, Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company, and Kansai Nerolac Paints are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

Why isn’t India’s stock market falling more?

Thursday, May 6, 2021
What are the reasons for India’s stock market not falling much in spite of the most pervasive second wave of Covid-19 pandemic considering the risky asset class in a country struggling with its most horrific calamity. New daily Covid-19 infections have remained above 300,000 for two weeks now, the worst caseload the world has seen. The death rate is 3,700-plus. Fear of the virus is pervasive. Even the rich and the powerful are finding it hard to arrange a hospital bed or track down an oxygen cylinder. But in all this, the benchmark Nifty 50 Index is down ever so slightly, clocking a less than 5% decline since mid-February. At 32 times earnings, almost double the valuations in China, the Indian market is super-expensive. The logic for those prices runs like this: Unlike last year, there’s no national lockdown. And there may not be one if the peak of the surge is just a week or two away, as some epidemiological models indicate. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 272 points, Nifty at 14724.80

Thursday, May 6, 2021
At Close, the Sen sex gained 272.21 points to close at 48,949.76, and the Nifty50 was up 106.90 points at 14,724.80. Bajaj Auto, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, ICICI Bank, Nestle India, and HDFC were the top gainers on Sensex. On the other hand, Power Grid, ONGC, and Asian Paints were the top losers. The Nifty PSU Bank and Pharma indices were down 1.2 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. On the upside, metals and IT stocks continued to shine with the Nifty Metal and IT indices soaring up to 2.5 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index added 0.9 percent while the S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 0.6 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 424 points, Nifty at 14617.85

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 424.04 points or 0.88% at 48,677.55, and the Nifty was up 121.40 points or 0.84% at 14,617.90 after RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in an unscheduled speech today provided more liquidity support by announcing various measures. Sun Pharma and IndusInd Bank were the top Sensex gainers while Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, HUL, and Tech Mahindra were the only losers in the Sensex pack. About 1794 shares have advanced, 1084 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank index ended 1.6 percent up. The Nifty Financial Services, IT, Auto, and Metal indices gained up to 1.3 percent on the NSE. The S&P BSE MidCap index settled over 1 percent higher while the S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 0.7 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 200 points at 48,470 and Nifty topped the 14,550-mark

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The benchmark indices in India climbed off their early highs but were still trading in the green today(5th May 2021) as RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das unveiled liquidity support measures amid rising Covid-19 cases in India. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 200 points at 48,470 and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 14,550-mark. ONGC gained 3 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, Axis Bank, and Bharti Airtel (all up 1%). All the Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1.8 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 0.6 percent and 0.5 percent higher, respectively. Twenty companies, including Tata Steel, Adani Enterprises, Adani Green Energy, Blue Dart Express, Ceat, Craftsman Automation, and Deepak Nitrite are set to release quarterly earnings today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 48,670 levels and Nifty hovered below 14,650-mark

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The markets in India fluctuated between gains and losses in today's(4th May 2021) morning deals. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 48,670 levels, down 40 points. Earlier, the index had risen to as high as 48,997. The broader Nifty50 index hovered below 14,650-mark. IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, and ICICI Bank rose 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. Among other individual stocks, L&T Technology Services fell over 8 percent after announcing their quarterly results. Majority of the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1.9 percent. Twenty companies, including Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Apollo Pipes, DCM Shriram, IIFL Securities, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, and RBL Bank are set to release their quarterly earnings 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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 350 points at 48,430 levels, and Nifty hovered below 14,550-mark

Monday, May 3, 2021
The Indian markets came out of the opening lows but were still trading over half a percent down in today's (3rd May 2021) morning deals. The S&P BSE Sensex traded at 48,430 levels, down 350 points and the broader Nifty50 index hovered below the 14,550-mark. State Bank of India, Titan, and Bajaj Finance fell over 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards. Reliance Industries also slipped 2 percent after the announcement of its March quarter results. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except the Nifty Pharma index, traded in the red, with the Nifty PSU Bank index, down 2 percent, bleeding the most. Twenty-one companies are slated to post their March quarter numbers today, including Kotak Mahindra Bank, SBI Life Insurance Company, Tata Chemicals, Godrej Properties, L&T Technology Services, and Varun Beverages.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex dropped 517 points to quote at 49,249 levels while Nifty hovered around 14,750-mark

Friday, April 30, 2021
Indian markets drove lower today(30th April 2021) after four straight sessions of gains this week due to unfavourable global market cues, unabated rise in Covid cases, and hiccups in vaccination. The benchmark indices started gap-down with up to 1 percent cuts. In absolute terms, the headline S&P BSE Sensex dropped 517 points to quote at 49,249 levels in early deals. On the NSE, the Nifty50 hovered around 14,750-mark, down 137 points. Wipro (up nearly 4 per cent) was leading the list of gainers on the Nifty after the IT major revised its IT services revenue guidance to $2,324-$2,367 million for the April-June quarter of FY22, which translates to a sequential growth of 8-10 per cent. Bajaj Auto, ONGC, Divis's Labs, Dr Reddy's Labs, and Sun Pharma were the other top-performing stocks on the 50-share index. Read more

Markets are geared up for a bull-phase

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Indian benchmark indices extended their bull run to the fourth straight day today(29th April 2021) supported by the US Fed decision to keep policy loose and firm global markets cues. Starting gap-up, frontline indices reclaimed major psychological marks in the early deals with the S&P BSE Sensex reclaiming the 50,000 marks. Profit booking, mainly in banking counters, saw the frontline index give up some of its gains as trading progressed. There are indications that the markets will continue their journey north, as long as global and domestic cues remain supportive. S&P BSE SENSEX has scaled the resistance range of 50,270 with an intra-day high of 50,375 on Thursday Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex up 32 points, Nifty ay 14894.90

Thursday, April 29, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 32.10 points or 0.06% at 49,765.94, and the Nifty was up 30.40 points or 0.20% at 14,894.90 for the fourth straight day on the day of monthly F&O expiry for the April series. Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), IndusInd Bank, Titan Company, HUL were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. On the flip side, Bajaj-Auto, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), HCL Tech, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), State Bank of India (SBI) were the top losers. About 1376 shares have advanced, 1505 shares declined, and 176 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index gained 4.5 percent. On the downside, the Nifty PSU Bank index skidded 1.3 percent, trailed by losses in the Nifty Auto index, down 1 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index ended 0.18 percent lower today while the S&P BSE SmallCap index advanced 0.13 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 300 points at 50,045 level while Nifty up 87 points at 14,960

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Indian benchmark indices extended their bull run to the fourth straight day today(29th April 2021) supported by the US Fed decision to keep policy loose and firm global markets cues, Starting gap-up, frontline indices reclaimed major psychological marks in the early deals. The indices, however, pared gains marginally with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex up 300 points to quote at 50,045 level while the Nifty50 was at 14,960, up 87 points. Earlier in the day, the indices hit respective day highs of 50,376 and 15,044, respectively. The Sensex index is back above 50,000 after 12 trading sessions while the Nifty has reclaimed the 15,000-mark for the first time since March 16. The benchmark indices leaned on Reliance Industries, HDFC twins, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and Bajaj Finance to support the fresh breakouts. All the heavyweights were up in the range of 2 percent to 2.5 percent. Read more

Sensex zooms 790 pts; banks rally: Investors look beyond Covid cases' surge

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Expectations that Covid-19 cases could soon peak in the country boosted investor confidence on Dalal Street today(28th April 2021). Besides, healthy buying in the financial counters ahead of the monthly expiry of the F&O contracts of April due tomorrow further lifted benchmark indices 1.6 percent today. Today was the third consecutive day of gains at the bourses. Maharashtra’s stabilising Covid cases could be a precursor to India's curve flattening over one-two months, believes some experts. Meanwhile, CLSA opines that the surge in Covid cases in Maharashtra may taper in May as the state is in its fourth month of the second wave. This, it believes, will be positive for the markets. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 790 points, Nifty at 14864.55

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 789.70 points or 1.61% at 49733.84, and the Nifty was up 211.50 points or 1.44% at 14864.50. Bajaj Finance was the top Sensex gainer, followed by IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finsv, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Bajaj-Auto, HDFC Bank, and Bharti Airtel among others. On the flip side, Nestle India, HCL Tech, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), ITC were among the top Sensex losers. About 1730 shares have advanced, 1180 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Realty index dropped 0.6 percent, the Nifty Metal and Pharma indices slipped 0.3 percent each. The Nifty Bank index soared 3 per cent and the Nifty Private Bank, PSU Bank, and Financial Services indices too climbed over 2.5 percent each. The S&P BSE MidCap index ended 0.99 percent up while the S&P BSE SmallCap index added 0.7 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex advanced 390 points to quote at 49,300 levels and Nifty reclaimed the 14,750-mark

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Starting higher for the third straight day, Indian equity markets edged up 0.8 percent in early deals today(28th April 2021). Among the frontline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex advanced 390 points to quote at 49,300 levels while the NSE's Nifty50 reclaimed the 14,750-mark and was at 14,764. Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finance, and Bajaj Finserv, all up between 1.5 percent and 2 percent, were the top-performing stocks on the Nifty. These were followed by the State Bank of India, Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, and Divis Labs. On the downside, Britannia, HUL, Hindalco, JSW Steel, and Maruti Suzuki slipped up to 1 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 0.76 percent and 0.74 percent, respectively. As regards sectoral trends on the NSE, the Nifty Metal index witnessed profit-booking and slipped 0.25 percent on the NSE. On the contrary, the Nifty Auto index zoomed 1.4 percent, trailed by the Nifty Bank index, up 0.7 percent. Read more

RIL, pvt banks take Sensex 558 pts up and Nifty tops 14,650

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Hefty buying in industry heavyweights such as Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, L&T, SBI, and TCS, coupled with a decline in fresh Covid-19 cases in the country, enthralled investors on Dalal Street today(27th April 2021). Helped by the across-the-board buying visible at the bourses as bargain hunters returned to Dalal Street, the benchmark indices climb over 1 percent on Tuesday. On the BSE, the 30-share Sensex settled at 48,944 levels, up 558 points while the broader Nifty50 closed at 14,653 levels, up 168 points on the NSE. Hindalco, L&T, Tata Steel, Divis Labs, Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finance, and SBI were the top gainers on the 50-share pack, up between 3.7 percent and 5 percent. HDFC Life, SBI Life, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Maruti Suzuki, and Nestle India declined up to 3.6 percent to end as top laggards. All the key sectoral indices settled the session in the green with the Nifty Metal index ruling 2.7 percent up. This was followed by the Nifty PSU Bank inde Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex up 557 points, Nifty at 14653.05

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 557.63 points or 1.15% at 48,944.14, and the Nifty was up 168 points or 1.16% at 14653 as COVID-19 cases declined in the country. Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Finance, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Power Grid Corporation of India, HDFC Bank, TCS were among top BSE Sensex gainers. Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Asian Paints, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Maruti Suzuki were among the top index losers. About 1915 shares have advanced, 984 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index gained 2.7 percent. This was followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index up 2.3 percent and the Nifty Bank index up 1.4 percent. The S&P BSE MidCap index added 1 percent today while the SmallCap index surged 1.5 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 162 points at 48,549 levels, and Nifty hovered around 14,522 levels

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Following the weak trend in Asian markets, Indian equity indices started higher today(27th April 2021) amid a healthy buying in metal, realty, and pharma counters. Among key indices, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex quoted at 48,549 levels, up 162 points, in morning deals. Tech M, Bajaj Finance, Reliance Industries, and Power Grid were the top gainers on the Sensex while Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, Asian Paints, and HDFC were leading the list of losers. On the NSE, the Nifty50 hovered around 14,522 levels. Individually, Tech Mahindra gained 1.7 percent on the BSE after the IT major on Monday reported a net profit of Rs 1,081 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2021, up 34.6 percent year-on-year (YoY). On a sequential basis, the figure was down 17.4 percent from Rs 1,309.8 crore. SBI Card, meanwhile, rallied 1.3 percent on a net profit of Rs 175 crore in the March quarter of FY21, up 110 percent compared to Rs 84 crore in the same period last year. Read more

Financials lift Sensex 508 pts up

Monday, April 26, 2021
Today's(26th April 2021) rally across the financial sector is mainly driven by a healthy management commentary by ICICI Bank, post its March quarter results announcement. Add to it, positive investment sentiment in the global markets helped the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 indices vault over 1 percent. That apart, medical support from across the globe, to help India douse the Covid-19 fire, along with the acceleration of the mass vaccination drive supported sentiment on Dalal Street. Among the key headline indices, the 30-share index jumped 508 points to end the day at 48,386.5 levels. The index had started gap-up and had extended gains to hit a high of 48,668 in the intra-day deals. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 508 points, Nifty at 14485.00

Monday, April 26, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 508.06 points or 1.06% at 48386.51, and the Nifty was up 143.60 points or 1.00% at 14485 due to medical support from across the globe, to help India douse the Covid-19 fire, along with the acceleration of the mass vaccination drive supported sentiment on Dalal Street. Axis Bank, Ultratech Cement, and ICICI Bank were the top-performing stocks on the BSE Sensex. HCL Technologies, Sun Pharma, HDFC Bank, and Maruti Suzuki India were the top losers. About 1841 shares have advanced, 1094 shares declined, and 216 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma was down 0.87 percent. On the contrary, the Nifty Realty index gained 3.4 percent on the NSE, followed by gains in The Nifty Metal index up 2 percent, Nifty Bank up 1.7 percent, and Nifty Financial Services up 1.3 percent..The S&P BSE MidCap index closed 0.6 percent higher while the BSE SmallCap index was up 0.8 percent. .

Sensex ruling 730 points up at 48,600 levels and Nifty jumped 190 points,hovering above 14,500 mark

Monday, April 26, 2021
Indian benchmark indices opened higher in today's(26th April 2021) session, tracking firm cues from global peers, even as India continued to report over 3 lakh Covid-19 cases. The BSE barometer Sensex was ruling 730 points up at 48,600 levels while NSE Nifty jumped 190 points and was hovering above14,500 mark. ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, ONGC, UltraTech, and SBI were among the top Sensex gainers while HCL Technologies, Power Grid, and DRL were among the top drags. Broader markets traded in tandem with benchmark indices with Nifty Midcap and Nifty Smallcap indices up 1 percent each. On the sectoral front, barring Nifty Pharma, all indices traded in the green. Nifty Bank with a gain of nearly 2 percent was the best performing index. Tech M, SBI Card, and HDFC Life are among the 15 companies that are scheduled to announce their quarterly numbers today. 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

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 270 points at 47,812 levels and Nifty hovering below 14,350 levels

Friday, April 23, 2021
Equity markets in India were under pressure today(23rd April 2021) amid muted investment sentiment across Asian markets and on a record single-day spike of over 3 lakh Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was at 47,812 levels in early deals, down 270 points or 0.56 percent. On the NSE, the Nifty50 was hovering below 14,350 levels. Power Grid was the top gainer on the Nifty, up 4 percent, followed by Tata Steel, SBI Life, Dr. Reddy's Labs, and Asian Paints. On the downside, Wipro, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, Hero MotoCorp, and State Bank of India were the top laggards in morning deals. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index was up 0.59 percent while the S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 0.72 percent. Sectorally, only Nifty Metal, Pharma, and Media indices were trading in the green, up between 0.3 percent and 1 percent. On the contrary, the Nifty Financial Services index slipped 0.7 percent. Read more

Sensex gains 375 pts, ends above 48K as investors dump FMCG for financials

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Today (22nd April 2021) from the day's low of 47,204, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex bounced back over 900 points to hit a high of 48,143 on the back of a brisk buying in financial and metal counters. Supportive global cues and expectations that the mass vaccination drive would help curtail the raging second Covid-19 wave in the country gave ammunition to the bulls. By the close, the Sensex was at 48,081 levels, up 375 points or 0.79 percent. The broader Nifty50, on the other hand, gained 255 points higher from the day's low to settle at 14,406, up 110 points or 0.77 percent. About 18 of the 30 constituents on the Sensex and 27 of the 50 constituents on the Nifty ended the day in the green with Wipro, ICICI Bank, JSW Steel, Tata Steel, HDFC, Bajaj Auto, and BPCL topping the charts on the latter. On the Sensex, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and SBI were the additional gainers. All these stocks were up in the range of 2 percent to 3.5 percent. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 375 points, Nifty at 14406.15

Thursday, April 22, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 374.87 points or 0.79% at 48080.67, and the Nifty was up 109.80 points or 0.77% at 14406.20 due to mass vaccination drive would help curtail the raging second Covid-19 wave in the country gave ammunition to the bulls. ICICI Bank, HDFC, and Bajaj Auto were among the top gainers followed by HDFC Bank. Titan, Tech Mahindra, and Asian Paints were among the drags. About 1737 shares have advanced, 1128 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index up 2.5 percent, Nifty Financial Services, Private Bank, and Metal indices gained 2.2 percent, 1.8 percent, and 1.7 percent, respectively. On the contrary, pharma and IT stocks pared their gains and ended in the red today. All the three defensive indices -- Nifty IT, FMCG, and Pharma -- slipped up to 0.75 percent on the NSE. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closing 0.28 percent and 0.59 percent higher, respectively.

Pharma index hits record high as govt launches phase 3 of Covid vaccination

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Shares of pharmaceutical companies are in demand with Nifty Pharma and the S&P BSE Healthcare indices gaining 2 per cent each and hitting their respective all-time highs on Tuesday as a significant resurge in Covid-19 cases across India led to a spike in demand for Covid-related drugs. Shares of Cadila Healthcare up 6.17 per cent, Dr Reddy's Laboratories up 4.58 per cent, Aurobindo Pharma up 3.42 per cent, Lupin up 3.1 per cent and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries up 1.97 per cent were among the top gainers. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Cadila Healthcare, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Panacea Biotech and RPG Lifesicenes are among those that hit 52-week highs in the intra-day trade today.Dr Reddy's stock is in focus after the company said it is going to roll out the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine by May-end or early June. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex traded around 48,230 levels, up 230 points, and Nifty hovered around 14,450

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The benchmark indices in Indian markets climbed off the early highs but were still trading half a percent up in today's(20th April 2021) morning deals as the Indian government's decision to vaccinate everyone above 18 years of age against Covid-19 from May 1 buoyed investor sentiment. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 48,230 levels, up 230 points, and the Nifty50 index hovered around 14,450. Bajaj Finance, Dr. Reddy's, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Bajaj Finserv gained 3 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1.7 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 1.7 percent higher, each. A total of nine companies, including Nestle India, Tata Steel Long Products, and Welspun Investments and Commercials are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today. Read more

Manic Monday! Major factors for the stock market crash today

Monday, April 19, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices nosedived in today's(19th April 2021) session mainly due to a strong second wave of Covid-19 in the country, leaving the market bulls battered. An across-the-board selling resulted in a 1,469-point crash on the BSE barometer Sensex in intra-day trade. The index, however, recouped some losses and ended 883 points lower at 47,949 with HDFC twins, Reliance Industries, and select banking counters among the worst drags. Barring shares of Dr. Reddy's Labs and Infosys, all constituents of the 30-pack index traded in the red. Meanwhile, its NSE counterpart Nifty after shedding as much as 425 points ended with a 258-point cut at 14,359. High volatility marked today's session with India VIX settling 10.20 percent higher at 22.48. The sell-off was equally bad in the broader markets as mid-cap and small-cap indices lost 2.1 - 2.4 percent lower. Except for Nifty pharma, all indices on NSE traded in the red. Read more

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.

Sensex tumbles 1,300 pts, Nifty below 14,300

Monday, April 19, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices slid over 2 percent in today's(19th April 2021) early deals as India continued to report a record spike in daily Covid-19 cases. India recorded over 2.75 lakh new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, as per Worldometer. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 47,490 levels, down 1,300 points, and the Nifty50 index fell below the 14,300-mark. IndusInd Bank fell 5 percent and was the top Sensex laggard, followed by State Bank of India, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Fiannce, and ICICI Bank (down 4% each). The Nifty sectoral indices were painted red, with the Nifty PSU Bank index, down 4.7 percent, bleeding the most. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 2.8 percent, each. ACC, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, Bajaj Consumer Care, CRISIL, Agio Paper & Industries, Pratik Panels, Response Informatics, and Sri Chakra Cement will release quarterly numbers on Monday. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex ends flat up 28.35 points, Nifty at 14617.85

Friday, April 16, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 28.35 points or 0.06% at 48,832.03, and the Nifty was up 36.40 points or 0.25% at 14,617.90. Asian Paints, UltraTech Cement, ONGC, Sun Pharma, HCL Tech, Nestle India, M&M, Tech Mahindra were among the top index gainers. On the flip side, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and SBI were the top Sensex losers. About 1617 shares have advanced, 1230 shares declined, and 152 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Pharma index ended 2 per cent higher while the Nifty Auto, IT, Metal, and FMCG gained between 0.6 per cent and 1.2 per cent. On the downside, the Nifty Bank, PSU Bank, and Realty indices slipped up to 0.6 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices settling 1.2 per cent and 1.05 per cent higher, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 180 points around 49,000 level and Nifty topped the 14,650-mark

Friday, April 16, 2021
The benchmark indices in India ticked nearly half a percent up in today's(16th February 2021) morning deals, tracking mixed cues from their Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 180 points around 49,000 level and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 14,650-mark. Asian Paints, HCL Tech, UltraTech Cement were up 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty Pharma index, traded in the green, led by the Nifty IT index, up 0.8 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 1.2 percent higher, each. Mindtree, Den Networks, GTPL Hathway, MMTC, and AAR Commercial Company are scheduled to release quarterly numbers today.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 260 points, Nifty at 14581.45

Thursday, April 15, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 259.62 points or 0.53% at 48803.68, and the Nifty was up 76.70 points or 0.53% at 14581.50. ONGC, NTPC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) were among top Sensex gainers. Infosys, M&M, IndusInd Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Tech Mahindra were among the top index losers. About 1226 shares have advanced, 1611 shares declined, and 162 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank, Pharma, Metal, IT, Financial Services, and Private Bank indices ended up to 1.4 per cent higher while the Nifty Auto, Realty, PSU Bank, and FMCG slipped between 0.04 per cent and 1.5 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 0.1 per cent and 0.03 per cent lower.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 48,230 levels, down 300 points and Nifty gave up the 14,450-mark

Thursday, April 15, 2021
The benchmark indices in India slid over half a percent in today's (15th April 2021) morning's volatile session, dragged by public sector banks, IT, and auto stocks, as India recorded over 2 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 48,230 levels, down 300 points and the Nifty50 index gave up the 14,450-mark. Infosys fell 5 percent after the announcement of its March quarter results and was the top Sensex laggard, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, and IndusInd Bank (both down 3%). On the other hand, ONGC (up 3%) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, State Bank of India, and UltraTech Cement (all up 1%). The Nifty sectoral indices were largely in the red, with Nifty Auto and Nifty PSU Bank index, down 2.5 percent, each. On the other hand, Nifty Pharma ticked up 1 percent. In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 0.3 percent lower, each. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 660 points, Nifty at 14504.80

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 660.68 points or 1.38% at 48,544.06, and the Nifty was up 194 points or 1.36% at 14,504.80 amid broad-based buying. Top Sensex gainer was Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) followed by Bajaj Finsv, Bajaj Finance, Maruti Suzuki, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank and ONGC. While TCS was the worst-performing stock, followed by Dr Reddy’s, Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech, Infosys and Nestle India. About 1900 shares have advanced, 915 shares declined, and 176 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT and Pharma indices were down 3 per cent and 1 per cent. While the Nifty PSU Bank index surged 4 per cent, the Nifty Bank, Private Bank, Financial Services, Metal, and Realty indices gained between 3 per cent and 4 per cent. The Nifty FMCG index, meanwhile, ended 0.6 per cent higher. The S&P BSE MidCap index gained 1.46 per cent. The S&P BSE SmallCap index, on the other hand, ended 1.2 per cent higher.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 120 points around 49,870 levels and Nifty hovered around 14,900

Friday, April 9, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fluctuated between gains and losses in today's(9th April 2021) late morning deals. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 49,870 levels, up 120 points, and the Nifty50 index hovered around 14,900. Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, and Larsen & Toubro dipped 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards. On the other hand, Hindustan Unilever and Sun Pharma rose 2 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indices were trading mixed, with the Nifty PSU Bank index, up over 3 percent, leading the gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 0.4 percent and 0.9 percent higher, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 84.45 points, Nifty at 14873.80

Thursday, April 8, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 84.45 points or 0.17% at 49,746.21, and the Nifty was up 54.80 points or 0.37% at 14,873.80.JSW Steel, Tata Steel, Shree Cements, Titan Company and Hindalco were among top gainers on the Nifty, while losers included IndusInd Bank, SBI Life Insurance, Sun Pharma, HDFC Bank and ONGC. The Nifty Metal index jumped 4 per cent, the Nifty IT index gained 1 per cent. The Nifty PSU Bank and Bank indices shed 0.8 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively today while the Nifty Private Bank and Financial Services indices slipped 0.6 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively. The S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 0.73 per cent. The BSE MidCap index, on the other hand, up 0.6 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex leaped 700 points at 49,900 and Nifty50 index jumped 200 points and hit 14,880-mark

Thursday, April 8, 2021
The Indian equity markets welcomed the decision of RBI governorShaktikanta Das to keep rates unchanged during the first bi-monthly monetary policy of FY22, along with holding the GDP growth rate steady at 10.5 percent for the new financial year. Despite the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the governor said the central bank and the government are prepared to tackle the second wave. Soothed by the comments, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex index leaped 700 points and hit the day's high of 49,900. The Nifty50, meanwhile, jumped nearly 200 points and hit 14,880 on the back of an across-the-board buying. Banking and financial stocks outperformed on Wednesday with the Nifty Bank, Private Bank, and PSU Bank indices settling higher in the range of 1.5 percent to 2 percent. The Nifty Financial Services, IT, Pharma, Metal, and Realty indices, on the other hand, gained up to 1.5 percent. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 460 points, Nifty at 14819.05

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 460.37 points or 0.94% at 49,661.76, and the Nifty was up 135.50 points or 0.92% at 14,819 after RBI as expected kept the key rates unchanged with an accommodative policy stance. SBI, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nestle India, IndusInd Bank, and ICICI Bank were the top gainers on Sensex while Titan, NTPC, HUL, and Bajaj Finserv were the only drags. About 1824 shares have advanced, 1072 shares declined, and 179 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Financial Services, IT, Pharma, Metal, and Realty indices, on the other hand, gained up to 1.5 per cent. The S&P BSE SmallCap index was last up 1.3 per cent while the BSE MidCap index added 0.8 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 500 points at 49,730 and Nifty testing the 14,850-mark

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The markets in India were trading at day's high, up 1 percent, in today's( late morning deals as the Reserve Bank of India kept the repo rate unchanged at 4 percent while maintaining the 'accommodative stance. The FY22 growth projection was also maintained at 10.5 percent. The S&P BSE Sensex traded 500 points, or 1 percent, up at 49,730 and the Nifty50 index was testing the 14,850-mark. Bharti Airtel, Nestle India, and Reliance Industries gained 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green, led by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 2 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex ends 42 points higher, Nifty at 14683.50

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 42.07 points or 0.09% at 49,201.39, and the Nifty was up 45.70 points or 0.31% at 14,683.50. Asian Paints was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Sun Pharma and Dr Reddy’s. Power Grid, Ultratech Cement, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, and SBI were the worst-performing stocks on Sensex. About 1654 shares have advanced, 1176 shares declined, and 179 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Pharma up 2 per cent, FMCG 1 per cent, and Metal 1/5 per cent indices remained top gainers on the NSE today while the Nifty IT index was up 0.25 per cent. The Nifty Bank and private Bank indices, meanwhile, skidded around 0.4 per cent each ahead of the RBI monetary policy committee's outcome due tomorrow. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 1 per cent and 0.8 per cent, respectively by the close.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up by 350 points to 49,520 and Nifty topped 14,650-mark

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
The benchmark indices in India rose over half a percent in early deals today(6th April 2021) after a volatile start to the session. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 49,520 levels, up 350 points. NTPC, Hindustan Unilever, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Dr. Reddy's climbed 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. Meanwhile, the broader Nifty50 index topped 14,650-mark. Majority of the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 1.4 percent.

Record jump in the Covid-19 cases in the country is the major factor to the market crash today

Monday, April 5, 2021
The BSE barometer Sensex tanked 870 points or 1.74 percent to settle at 49,159 today(5th April 2021). The 30-pack index had declined as much as 1,449 points in intra-day trade to a low of 48,581. Banks, financials, Reliance Industries, and ITC were among the top Sensex drags. Meanwhile, NSE's flagship index Nifty50 shut shop at 14,638, down 230 points or 1.54 percent. The index had plummeted to 14,460 in intra-day today. A record jump in the Covid-19 cases in the country which led to lockdown-like restrictions in the economically important state of Maharashtra spooked market investors today. Besides, a weak macroeconomic print added fuel to the fire, further raising concerns about the pace and strength of the economic recovery. Read more

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 gains 521 points, Nifty at 14867.35

Thursday, April 1, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 520.68 points or 1.05% at 50,029.83, and the Nifty was up 176.70 points or 1.20% at 14,867.40. Top BSE Sensex gainers were HCL Tech, Maruti Suzuki, NTPC, Bajaj-Auto, Titan Company, IndusInd Bank, Infosys and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). On the flip side, the stocks of Nestle India and HDFC Bank were trading in the negative territory. About 2120 shares have advanced, 727 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged.The Nifty Metal index settled over 5 per cent higher on the NSE today, followed by the Nifty PSU bank index, up 2.6 per cent. The Nifty Bank, Auto, Financial Services, Private Bank, and Pharma indices, meanwhile, gained up to 2 per cent. The Nifty IT and Realty indices closed with less than a per cent gain. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices gained 1.66 per cent and 2 per cent

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 300 points at 49,820 levels and Nifty topped the 14,750-mark

Thursday, April 1, 2021
The markets in India began the FY22 on a firm note, with the benchmark indices trading over half a per cent in Thursday's morning deals, on the back of favourable global cues. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 300 points at 49,820 levels and the Nifty50 index topped the 14,750-mark. HCL Tech, IndusInd Bank, and Titan rose 2 per cent each and were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty Realty index, were trading in the green. Nifty Auto, Nifty IT, and Nifty PSU Bank indexes were up 1 per cent, each. The broader markets, meanwhile, outperformed their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.8 per cent and 1.2 per cent higher, 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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 300 points to 49,830 levels and Nifty gave up the 14,800-mark

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fell over half a percent in early deals of the last trading day of the financial year 2020-21 (FY21), amid mixed global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 300 points to 49,830 levels and the broader Nifty50 index gave up the 14,800-mark. HDFC twins (HDFC and HDFC Bank) were the top Sensex laggards, both down over 2 percent, followed by PowerGrid, ICICI Bank, and Tech Mahindra (down over 1%) each. All the Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty Pharma index, slipped into the red, with the Nifty IT index, down 1 percent. Meanwhile, the broader markets outperformed their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.2 percent higher, each.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 1128 points, Nifty at 14845.10

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 1,128.08 points or 2.30% at 50,136.58, and the Nifty was up 337.80 points or 2.33% at 14,845.10 supported by gains in IT, pharma, and metal stocks. HCL Technologies, HDFC Bank, Infosys, NTPC, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Nestle India, Power Grid Corporation of India, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), TCS and Titan were the top Sensex gainers. While losers are Axis Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra and Bharti Airtel. About 1529 shares have advanced, 1386 shares declined, and 197 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT gained 3 per cent followed by Nifty Pharma indices. while the Nifty FMCG and Metal indices closed with nearly 2.5 per cent gains. On the contrary, the Nifty Realty index ended 0.8 per cent down in a firm market. The S&P BSE MidCap index ended 0.98 per cent higher while the S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 1.3 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 650 points at 49,680 levels and Nifty reclaimed the 14,700-mark

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded over one percent higher in today's(30th March 2021) early deals as investors returned to their trading terminals after three days. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 650 points at 49,680 levels and the Nifty50 index reclaimed the 14,700-mark. Hindustan Unilever, Titan, Dr Reddy's, ONGC, and NTPC gained 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, with the Nifty Metal index, up 2.8 percent, leading the gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 0.9 percent higher, each. Nazara Technologies shares are set to be listed on the stock exchanges today. The issue was subscribed 175.46 times, with the retail portion subscribed 75.29 times, the non-institutional investors' portion subscribed 389.89 times and the qualified institutional buyers segment attracted 103.77 subscriptions.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 568 points, Nifty at 14507.30

Friday, March 26, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 568.38 points or 1.17% at 49,008.50, while the Nifty was up 182.40 points or 1.27% at 14,507.30. Bajaj Finserv, HDFC, Asian Paints and Titan Company limited were the top gainers. Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Bharti Airtel, and Adani Ports were the additional gainers On the downside, PowerGrid, IndusInd Bank, ITC, Maruti Suzuki, UPL, and TCS declined the most on the benchmark indices. About 1633 shares have advanced, 1283 shares declined, and 167 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index ended nearly 4 per cent higher, while the Nifty Financial Services, FMCG, and Auto indices ended with around 2 per cent gains. Realty, bank, pharma and IT indices, meanwhile, advanced up to 1.5 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap index ended 1.66 per cent higher, while the SmallCap counterpart closed with a per cent gain.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 250 points to 49,750 levels and Nifty gave up the 14,750-mark

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fell half a percent in today's(24th March 2021) early deals amid feeble global cues. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex fell 250 points, or 0.5 percent, to 49,750 levels and the broader Nifty50 index gave up the 14,750-mark. ONGC, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, and IndusInd Bank fell 1 percent each. Among other individual stocks, Rail Vikas Nigam fell over 7 percent after the company said the government will sell up to 15 cent stake in the company through an offer for sale. All the Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty FMCG index, traded in the red, with the Nifty Metal index, down 1 percent, bleeding the most. The shares of Anupam Rasayan are set to list on the bourses today. The specialty chemicals company raised Rs 760 crore through its public issue which was subscribed 44 times.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 280 points, Nifty at 14814.75

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
At Close, Sensex closed 280 points, or 0.56 percent, higher at 50,051.44 while Nifty settled at 14,814.75, up 78 points or 0.53 percent.Ultratech Cement, HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank, and ICICI Bank were the top gainers. Shree Cement, Adani Ports, Divis Labs, Tata Motors, and Maruti Suzuki were the additional gainers While ONGC, ITC and Power Grid were the top drags. Nifty PSU Bank index gained 3 per cent. The Nifty Auto, Financial Services, IT, and Realty indices gained up to 1 per cent on the NSE. On the downside, the Nifty FMCG and Metal indices skid 0.4 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively. The S&P BSE MidCap index gained 0.95 per cent higher, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index added 0.75 per cent. India VIX jumped more than 3% intra-day

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 200 points, at 50,000 levels and Nifty traded above the 14,800-mark

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The benchmark indices in India ticked up in today's(23rd March 2021) morning deals ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict on a batch of pleas by various trade associations seeking an extension of loan moratorium in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 200 points, or 0.4 percent, at 50,000 levels, and the Nifty50 index traded above the 14,800-mark. IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, HCL Tech, ICICI Bank, Titan, and Maruti Suzuki gained over 1 percent each and were the top Sensex gainers. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty IT index, up 1 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 0.6 percent and 1 percent higher, 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.

Bulls fought back to lift indices over a per cent higher

Friday, March 19, 2021
Today (19th March 2021) bulls fought back to lift indices over a percent higher. A drop in the US Treasury yield and a GDP growth upgrade by Moody's for India helped the markets snap a 5-day losing streak. Tracking sluggishness in the global markets, the domestic equity markets opened in a sea of red with the frontline indices dropping over a percent. The dip was, however, quickly bought-into, pushing markets in the positive territory in less than two hours into the trade. Mood in the global markets changed after the US Treasury yields slipped to 1.5 percent from Thursday's high of 1.74 percent. Back home, Moody's Analytics said India's economy is likely to grow by 12 percent in CY2021 following a 7.1 per cent contraction last year as near-term prospects have turned more favourable. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 641 points, Nifty at 14744.00

Friday, March 19, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 641.72 points or 1.30% at 49,858.24, and the Nifty was up 186.10 points or 1.28% at 14,744 lifted by gains in FMCG, metals, and financials. NTPC, HUL and Reliance Industries were the top index gainers. Tech Mahindra and Larsen & Toubro were the top drags. About 1461 shares have advanced, 1418 shares declined, and 200 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Energy index rose 3 per cent and the Nifty FMCG index, up 1 per cent, leading the gainers. Among sectoral indices, Nifty Realty was the only one to end in the red. The S&P BSE MidCap index was flat while the SmallCap index dipped half a per cent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex trading around 48,940 levels, down 275 points and Nifty gave up the 14,400-mark

Friday, March 19, 2021
In the Indian markets today (19th March 2021), the benchmark indices fell over half a percent in morning deals, but off the early lows, following weak global cues amid a spike in bond yields. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading around 48,940 levels, down 275 points. The index hit an intra-day low of 48,587, earlier in the session. Meanwhile, the broader Nifty50 index also gave up the 14,400-mark. ONGC (down 4%) was the top Sensex laggard, followed by Larsen & Toubro and Tech Mahindra (both down 2%). Among other individual stocks, Future Retail shares tumbled 10 percent after the Delhi High Court upheld the Emergency Award that Amazon had won against the Future Retail-RIL deal. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted red, with the Nifty PSU Bank index, down 1.9 percent, bleeding the most. The broader markets fared worse than their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 1.4 percent and 2 percent down, respectively. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex zooms 440 points at 50,240 levels and Nifty hovered above 14,850-mark

Thursday, March 18, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded nearly 1 per cent higher in today's(18th March,2021) early deals amid firm global cues after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep monetary policy and rates unchanged and projected a rapid jump in US economic growth this year. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 440 points, or 0.9 per cent, at 50,240 levels and the Nifty50 index hovered above 14,850-mark. All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading with gains, led by Nifty Metal index, up 2 per cent.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex gained 150 points to 50,600 levels and Nifty reclaimed the 15,000-mark

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The Indian markets in India traded with slim gains in today's(16th March 2021) early deals, on the back of positive global cues. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 150 points to 50,600 levels and the Nifty50 index reclaimed the 15,000-mark it had given up in the previous session. Bharti Airtel, Titan, Asian Paints, Dr. Reddy's, and UltraTech Cement rose 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. Among other individual stocks, Tata Communications slipped over 7 percent as the offer for sale (OFS) to divest the government’s shareholding in the company opened for institutional investors at the floor price of Rs 1,161 per share. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty IT index, up 0.4 percent, leading the gainers. Read more

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.

Key factors behind today's market fall

Monday, March 15, 2021
Today (15th March 2021) the equity benchmark indices were on track for the second day of fall.The fall comes on the back of weak macroeconomic data (dip in IIP, rise in inflation) and resurgence in Covid-19 infections. Besides, elevated crude prices and jump in bond yields also weighed on sentiment. The weak macroeconomic print spooked investors who have been plowing money into the market amid hopes of a strong economic recovery. In a double whammy for the economy, industrial production growth re-entered the negative territory by contracting 1.6 percent in January, while retail inflation soared to a three-month high of 5.03 percent in February on costlier food items. That apart, WPI inflation came in at 4.17 percent in February, up 2.03 percent from January. "Looking ahead, we expect large upticks in the WPI inflation over the next three months, as the wedge between the commodity prices and their year-ago level intensifies. We expect the headline and core WPI inflation to rise Read more

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 gains 254 points, Nifty at 15174.80

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 254.03 points or 0.50% at 51,279.51, and the Nifty was up 76.40 points or 0.51% at 15,174.80. Bajaj Finance, Sun Pharma, JSW Steel, Tata Steel, Hindalco, and Tech Mahindra were the top gainers on Sensex. ONGC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, SBI Life and Maruti Suzuki India were the top drags. About 1609 shares have advanced, 1322 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Metal index gained 1.5 per cent Nifty IT index up 1.67 per cent and the Nifty Pharma index up 1.48 per cent. On the downside, the Nifty PSU Bank index ended 0.15 per cent lower. The S&P BSE MidCap index ended 0.7 per cent higher today, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index settled 0.9 per cent higher.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 250 points to 51,280 levels and Nifty topped the 15,150-mark

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The markets in India traded over half a percent higher in today's(10th March 2021) early deals, tracking similar trends from other Asian markets, ahead of the weekly options expiry. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex rose 250 points to 51,280 levels and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 15,150-mark. IndusInd Bank rose 3 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Finance, Sun Pharma, State Bank of India, and Titan (all up 1% each). The Nifty sectoral indices traded with gains, led by the Nifty Realty index, up 1.5 percent. Meanwhile, the broader markets outran their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.8 percent higher, each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 584 points, Nifty at 15098.40

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 584.41 points or 1.16% at 51,025.48, and the Nifty was up 142.20 points or 0.95% at 15,098.40. Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank, Tech Mahindra, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, TCS, HCL Technologies, were among top index gainers. On the contrary, Power Grid Corporation of India, ONGC, NTPC, Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India (SBI) were among top Sensex losers. About 1254 shares have advanced, 1693 shares declined, and 190 shares are unchanged.Nifty Metal index down 2.5 per cent at the close, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank, Pharma, Realty, Media, and Auto indices, down between 0.5 per cent and 1.5 per cent. The Nifty Financial Services, Bank, and IT indices were the only gainers, up 2 per cent, 1.8 per cent, and 1 per cent, respectively. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closing 0.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent down, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 400 points to 50,860 levels and the Nifty holding above the 15,000-mark

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices traded over half a percent higher in today's(9th March 2021) early deals, tracking similar trends in other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 400 points to 50,860 levels and the Nifty50 was comfortably holding above the 15,000-mark. HDFC Bank and UltraTech Cement gained 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers. Among other individual stocks, BPCL dipped 6 percent after media reports said that BPCL Trust for Investment in Shares (BPCL Trust) will sell up to 4 percent of its shares in the company. The Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by the Nifty Bank index, up 1.4 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 36 points, Nifty at 14956.20

Monday, March 8, 2021
At Close, the Sensex was up 35.75 points or 0.07% at 50,441.07, and the Nifty was up 18.10 points or 0.12% at 14,956.20. Larsen & Toubro and ONGC were the top index gainers, followed by HCL Technology and Axis Bank. IndusInd Bank, Ultratech Cement, and Bajaj Finance were the top index drags. About 1698 shares have advanced, 1382 shares declined, and 208 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank, Metal, and IT indices gained up to 1.5 per cent higher on the NSE. Nifty Realty, FMCG, and Auto indices, meanwhile, ended up to 1 per cent down. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 0.3 per cent and 0.6 per cent higher, respectively.The volatility index, India VIX, cooled-off 3.5 per cent and closed at 24.6 levels

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 gains 447 points, Nifty at 14919.10

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 447.05 points or 0.90% at 50,296.89, and the Nifty was up 157.60 points or 1.07% at 14,919.10.M&M was the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, Bajaj Auto, Tech M, Infosys, TCS, and Maruti Suzuki. On the downside, ONGC, HDFC, PowerGrid, Dr Reddy's Labs, and SBI were the only losers. About 1813 shares have advanced, 1138 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index closed in the red for the second straight day, down 0.04 per cent. On the higher side, the Nifty Auto and IT indices closed over 3 per ent higher each, while the Nifty Pharma, Realty, Private Bank, and FMCG indices ended up between 0.7 per cent and 1.5 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices each added 1.5 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex 540 points up at 50,390 and Nifty holding above the 14,900-mark

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
The markets in India extended their opening gains and were trading over 1 percent higher in today's(2nd March 2021) morning deals. The S&P BSE Sensex traded 540 points up at 50,390 and the Nifty50 index was holding above the 14,900-mark. Bajaj Finance rose 2 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank, Infosys, and Mahindra & Mahindra (all up 1%). Among other individual stocks, BPCL rose 4 percent in early deals after the company said it will exit Numaligarh refinery in Assam by selling its entire stake to a consortium of Oil India Ltd and Engineers India Ltd for Rs 9,876 crore. All the Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty Metal index, traded higher, led by the Nifty IT index, up 1.3 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 750 points, Nifty at 14761.55

Monday, March 1, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 749.85 points or 1.53% at 49,849.84, and the Nifty was up 232.30 points or 1.60% at 14,761.50. HDFC HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Asian Paints, L&T and ICICI Bank were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. while Bharti Airtel is the only loser. About 1921 shares have advanced, 1093 shares declined, and 189 shares are unchanged. Nifty Media index surged over 4 per cent followed by Nifty Auto, which ended up 2.38 per cent, Nifty Energy and Metal indices rose 2 per cent each. Except for the Nifty PSU Bank index, all the indices ended in the positive territory. The S&P BSE SmallCap index outperformed the benchmark index with a close at 20,475 levels, up 1.6 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap index, on the other hand, closed at 20,257 levels, up 1.4 per cent.The volatility index, India VIX, cooled-off 9 per cent to end near 25.6 levels.

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%.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex tumbled 700 points and hovered around 50,340-mark ;Niftyfell below the 14,900 level

Friday, February 26, 2021
The markets in India dropped over 1 percent in today's(26th Feb.2021) morning deals, tracking a similar feeble trend in the global markets amid continued sell-off in bond markets. Volatility index, India VIX, meanwhile shot up 10 percent. The S&P BSE Sensex tumbled 700 points and hovered around 50,340-mark while the Nifty50 index fell below the 14,900 level. ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, and Axis Bank fell 3 percent each and were the top Sensex laggards. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted red, with the Nifty Bank index, down over 2 percent, bleeding the most. The damage was relatively contained in the broader markets, where the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 0.5 percent and 0.3 percent lower, respectively. RailTel Corporation of India will list its shares at the bourses today. The issue price has been fixed at Rs 94 per share.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex zoomed 400 points to 51,210 levels and Nifty reclaimed the 15,100-mark

Thursday, February 25, 2021
The markets in India traded nearly 1 percent higher in Today's(25th Feb.2021) morning deals ahead of the February series derivative contracts expiry. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex zoomed 400 points to 51,210 levels and the Nifty50 index reclaimed the 15,100-mark. Axis Bank rose 3 percent and was the top Sensex gainer after the Irdai gave its approval for the acquisition of up to 12 percent stake in Max Life Insurance by the bank and its subsidiaries. Max Financial, meanwhile, rallied 10 percent in intra-day deals. Meanwhile, Nureca listed at Rs 635 apiece, a premium of 59 percent against the issue price of Rs 400. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, with the Nifty Private Bank index, up 2 percent, leading the way.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex traded around 49,950 levels, up 200 points, and Nifty holding above the 14,750-mark

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded higher in today's(24th February 2021) volatile early deals, with metal stocks continuing their rally. The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 49,950 levels, up 200 points, or 0.4 percent, and the broader Nifty50 index was holding above the 14,750-mark. ONGC, Bajaj Finance, and Axis Bank (all up over 1%) led the way for the Sensex gainers, while tech stocks TCS and Infosys slid 1 percent, each. Among other individual stocks, Tata Consumer Products surged 4 percent and hit a fresh lifetime high after it was announced that it will replace Gail India in the benchmark Nifty 50 index, effective from March 31. All the Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty IT index-down 0.8 percent, traded with gains.

Closing Bell:Sensex ends flat, Nifty at 14707.80

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 7.09 points or 0.01% at 49,751.41, and the Nifty was up 32.10 points or 0.22% at 14,707.80.ONGC was the top gainer followed by L&T and IndusInd Bank. On the downside, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Maruti Suzuki, HDFC Bank and Bajaj Auto ended the day as top laggards. About 1657 shares have advanced, 1213 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. Bank Nifty, Nifty PSU Bank, NIFTY Private Bank, and Nifty Pharma closed with losses. On the upside, the Nifty Metal index jumped 3.8 per cent while the Nifty Realty index closed 2.6 per cent at close. The Nifty MidCap 100 and SmallCap 100 indices settled with gains of about 1 per cent on the NSE.

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.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell to 50,480 levels, down 400 points and the Nifty gave up the 15,000-mark

Monday, February 22, 2021
The markets in India slid in the early deals of today's(22nd February 2021) volatile session, with public sector banks being the top drags. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex fell to 50,480 levels, down 400 points and the Nifty50 index also gave up the 15,000-mark shortly after reclaiming it in the opening deals. IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Auto, Larsen & Toubro, PowerGrid, and HDFC were all down over 1 percent. The Nifty sectoral indices, barring the Nifty Metal index, were painted red. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 0.13 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.

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.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 250 points to 51,080 levels and the Nifty gave up the 15,100-mark

Friday, February 19, 2021
The markets in India slid nearly half a percent in today's(19th February 2021) early deals, amid subdued global trends, although gains in Reliance Industries and public sector banks helped benchmark indices cap losses. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 250 points to 51,080 levels and the Nifty50 index gave up the 15,100-mark. PowerGrid and ICICI Bank declined 2 percent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards, followed by NTPC, Bajaj Auto, and State Bank of India (all down 1%). On the other hand, Reliance Industries, and Hindustan Unilever ticked up over 1 percent, each. The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were painted red, although the Nifty PSU Bank index bucked the trend and was up 1.2 percent. Mahindra CIE Automotive, Asian Tea & Exports, Binani Industries, Chromatic India, Sunedison Infrastructure, Uniply Decor, Uniply Industries, and Uniworth Securities are scheduled to announce their quarterly earnings today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex up 60 points at 51,760 levels and the Nifty holding above the 15,200-mark

Thursday, February 18, 2021
The benchmark indices in India traded flat with a positive bias in today's(18th February 2021) early deals, ahead of the weekly options expiry, on the back of mixed global cues. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 60 points at 51,760 levels and the Nifty50 was holding above the 15,200-mark. ONGC gained 3 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by State Bank of India which rose 2 percent. On the other hand, ICICI Bank and Bajaj Finance fell over 1 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indices traded mixed, with the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 3 percent, leading the gainers. Ambuja Cements, Enkei Wheels, RCL Retail, Rollatainers and Twinstar Industries are scheduled to announce their quarterly earnings today.

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.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex fell 200 points at 51,870, and Nifty gave up the 15,300-mark

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
The markets in India slid in today's(17th February 2021) early deals after opening lower, tracking similar cues from other Asian markets. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 200 points at 51,870, and the Nifty50 index gave up the 15,300-mark. Nestle fell 3 percent post the December quarter results and was the top Sensex laggard, followed by ONGC, HDFC, and PowerGrid (down 1 percent, each). The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices, barring two, were trading in the red, with the Nifty Financial Services index dipping 0.6 percent. The broader markets, meanwhile, outperformed their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.3 percent and 0.4 percent up, respectively. Pasupati Spinning, Sanghvi Forging and Engineering, SR Industries, Uniply Decor, and Uniply Industries are set to announce their quarterly earnings today.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 222 points, Nifty at 15173.30

Thursday, February 11, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 222.13 points or 0.43% at 51,531.52, and the Nifty was up 66.80 points or 0.44% at 15,173.30. Reliance Industries was the top Sensex gainer, jumping 4%. This was followed by Sun Pharma, Power Grid, and Bajaj Finance. Titan and Larsen & Toubro, HDFC Bank, ITC, and ONGC were the top indexes drags. About 1711 shares have advanced, 1229 shares declined, and 133 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index declined over 1 per cent on the NSE, followed by losses in the Nifty Auto index down 0.4 per cent, and the Nifty Realty index down 0.24 per cent. On the upside, the Nifty FMCG index and the Nifty Metal index closed 0.85 per cent higher each. The BSE SmallCap index gained with 1.06 per cent while the BSE MidCap index settled 0.45 per cent higher.

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.

Small-caps could power the market rally in coming days

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
The recovery of the stock market in the past 11 months has been astonishing. Despite an economic contraction, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty and BSE Sensex have hit all-time highs and the big stock indices have roughly doubled from the lows hit after the announcement of the first lockdown in March 2020. Given the visibility of continuing corporate recovery, and a Budget perceived as market-friendly, could the markets see a further rally? Although valuations are high, there are supporting factors to sustain a continuing rally. Moreover, that rally is likely to see outperformance from smaller stocks, especially the small-caps. There’s been a strong recovery in all three indices since the March 2020 lows. The Nifty has returned 96 percent, as mentioned, while Mid-caps have returned 98.5 percent and the Small-caps a whopping 118 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Indices volatile;Sensex traded around 51,380 levels and the Nifty near the 15,100 mark.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
The markets in India fluctuated between gains and losses after opening little changed today(10th February 2021), amid mixed cues from their Asian peers. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex traded around 51,380 levels, up 50 points and the Nifty50 index was near the 15,100 marks. PowerGrid, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, and Larsen & Toubro fell 1 percent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards. On the other hand, Bajaj Finserv (up 2%) was the top gainer. The Nifty sectoral indices were trading mixed, with gains in the Nifty Metal index, up 0.6 percent, offsetting the losses in the Nifty Bank index, down 0.5 percent. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent higher, respectively. Three hundred and thirty companies, including Eicher Motors, Titan Company, GAIL India, Hindalco Industries, and Aurobindo Pharma are set to announce their quarterly earnings today.

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.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 617.14 points, Nifty at 15115.80

Monday, February 8, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 617.14 points or 1.22% at 51,348.77, and the Nifty was up 191.50 points or 1.28% at 15,115.80. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Bajaj Finserv, Infosys, and Bharti Airtel. Hindustan Unilever, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Bajaj Finance were top losers. About 1689 shares have advanced, 1284 shares declined, and 188 shares are unchanged. Only Nifty FMCG and Nifty PSU Bank index closed down in the red, While other sectoral indices ended in the green with Nifty Auto and Metal indices jumped 3 per cent each. The S&P BSE SmallCap index ended 1.53 per cent higher, while the MidCap index was up 1.5 per cent at close.

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex clocked a fresh lifetime high and trading over 700 points at 51,440 levels and Nifty conquered the 15,100 level

Monday, February 8, 2021
The benchmark indices in India were trading firm, up over 1 percent, in today's(8th February 2021) morning deals after opening higher for the sixth straight day, on the back of favourable global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex clocked a fresh lifetime high and was trading over 700 points, 1.4 percent, at 51,440 levels. The broader Nifty50 index also opened above the 15,000-mark and then later conquered the 15,100 level. Mahindra & Mahindra shot up 9 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by State Bank of India and Axis Bank, up 3 percent, each. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, with the Nifty Bank index, up 2 percent, leading the charge. Hundred and forty companies are slated to report their December quarter results today including Aditya Birla Fashion, Balkrishna Industries, and Globus Spirits.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 117.34 points, Nifty at 14924.25

Friday, February 5, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 117.34 points or 0.23% at 50,731.63, and the Nifty was up 28.60 points or 0.19% at 14,924.30. The top Sensex gainers were State Bank of India (SBI), IndusInd Bank, ONGC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Titan Company, Housing Development Finance Company (HDFC), Maruti Suzuki, among others. On the flip side, Power Grid Corporation of India, TCS, M&M, Bharti Airtel were among the top Sensex laggards. About 1281 shares have advanced, 1637 shares declined, and 146 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Auto and the IT indices ended 1 per cent lower each. While the Nifty PSU Bank index advanced 4 per cent on the NSE and pharma index up 1 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 0.93 per cent and 0.28 per cent lower, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 358 points, Nifty at 14895.65

Thursday, February 4, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 358.54 points or 0.71% at 50614.29, and the Nifty was up 105.70 points or 0.71% at 14895.70 driven by Union Budget optimism. State Bank of India (SBI), ITC, Bajaj Finance, ONGC, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Kotak Mahindra Bank and Ultratech Cement, were among other Sensex gainers. On the flip side, Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, Tech Mahindra, Titan Company were the Sensex losers. Except for Nifty IT index, all the sectoral indices ended in the green. About 1813 shares have advanced, 1110 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged. Except IT all other sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose over 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 458.03 points, Nifty at 14789.95

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 458.03 points or 0.92% at 50,255.75, and the Nifty was up 142.10 points or 0.97% at 14,790 driven by Union Budget 2021 and highest ever FII buying. IndusInd Bank was the top Sensex performer, followed by Power Grid Corporation of India, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Sun Pharma, NTPC, Axis Bank, Titan Company, Tech Mahindra and Bharti Airtel. On the flip side, Maruti Suzuki was the top Sensex laggards, along with Ultratech Cements, ITC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Asian Paints, Nestle India and TCS. About 1752 shares have advanced, 1189 shares declined, and 149 shares are unchanged. Pharma and PSU Bank indices rose 2 per cent each and auto, metal and energy indices added over 1 per cent each. Except for Nifty Realty index, all the sectoral indices ended in the green.The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices settled 1.4 per cent and 1.5 per cent higher, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains1197, Nifty at 14647.85

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 1,197.11 points or 2.46% at 49,797.72, and the Nifty up 366.70 points or 2.57% at 14,647.90.HDFC Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank and State Bank of India were major gainers. On the flip side, Bajaj Finserv, Titan Company, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) were the only index losers. About 1727 shares have advanced, 1165 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged. Nifty Auto gained 4 per cent. Nifty Bank and Infra gained 3 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 2.26 per cent and 1.56 per cent higher, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 2315 points, Nifty at 14281.20

Monday, February 1, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 2,314.84 points or 5% at 48600.61, and the Nifty was up 646.60 points or 4.74% at 14281.20 on Monday in post Budget rally as investors cheered the Budget 2021 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament today. Top Sensex gainers were IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finserv, State Bank of India (SBI), Larsen & Toubro, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), among others. On the flip side, Dr Reddy’s, Tech Mahindra and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) were the only Sensex laggards today. About 1902 shares have advanced, 979 shares declined, and 198 shares are unchanged. Barring Nifty Pharma, all the Nifty sectoral indices ended in the green led by Nifty Bank index, up 8.26 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap rose 2-3 per cent.

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

MARKET UPDATE:volatile session; Sensex hovered around 48,770 levels and Nifty testing the 14,450-mark

Monday, January 25, 2021
The benchmark indices in India fluctuated between gains and losses in morning deals of today's(25th January 2021) volatile session, with gains in financials being offset by losses in index-heavyweight Reliance Industries. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 48,770 levels, having earlier risen to 49,010 levels in intra-day deals. The broader Nifty50 index was testing the 14,450-mark. Reliance Industries dipped 4 percent post the announcement of its December quarter results. The conglomerate saw its profit jump 12.5 percent to Rs 13,101 crore during the said quarter. Besides, Asian Paints and HCL Tech also slipped 2 percent, each. On the other hand, UltraTech Cement climbed 2 percent and was the top Sensex gainer. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty PSU Bank index trading 2 percent lower. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped 0.9 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:volatile session; Sensex fell 120 points to 49500 and Nifty fell below 14,550

Friday, January 22, 2021
The Indian benchmark indices inched lower in the morning deals of today's(22nd January 2021) volatile session, dragged by Reliance Industries and private banks. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 120 points to 49,500 and the broader Nifty50 index fell below 14,550. Bajaj Auto gained 6 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra and Asian Paints (both up 1%). On the other hand, Axis Bank and HDFC fell1 percent, each. Reliance Industries also slipped 1 percent ahead of its quarterly results later in the day. Among other individual stocks, Biocon tumbled 9 percent while SBI Card rose as much as 4 percent after announcing their respective December quarter results. The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty Auto index, up 3 percent leading the gainers. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex crossed the 50,000 landmark; up by 270 points at 50,070 levels and the Nifty was above 14,700-mark

Thursday, January 21, 2021
The markets in India scaled record highs today(21st January 2021), with the S&P BSE Sensex crossing the 50,000 landmark for the first time ever, on the back of favourable global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 270 points at 50,070 levels and the Nifty50 index was trading above the 14,700-mark. Bajaj Finance and Bajaj Finserv rose 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively, after announcing their December quarter results, while Bajaj Auto gained over 1 percent ahead of its quarterly results announcement, later in the day. The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by the Nifty Auto index, up 1 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 394 points, Nifty at 14644.70

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 393.83 points or 0.80% at 49,792.12 and the Nifty was up 123.50 points or 0.85% at 14,644.70 ended at fresh all-time high levels on Wednesday, primarily due to buying in Reliance Industries Ltd and IT stocks. Tech Mahindra was the top Sensex gainer today, followed by Maruti Suzuki, RIL, Asian Paints, M&M, Infosys, HCL Tech and State bank of India. On the flip side, Power Grid Corporation of India, NTPC, HDFC Bank, ITC, Nestle India, Sun Pharma were among top Sensex losers. About 1553 shares have advanced, 1407 shares declined, and 157 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, all except Nifty FMCG index ended the day in the green on the NSE with the FMCG index closing down 0.16 per cent. On the upside, Nifty IT, Auto, and PSU Bank indices closed with gains of over 2 per cent each. The S&P BSE MidCap index settled 1 per cent higher, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 0.58 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up by 100 points at 49,500 levels and the Nifty was above 14,550-mark

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The benchmark indices in India inched higher after a flat start in today's(20th January 2021) opening deals, lifted by IT stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 100 points at 49,500 levels and the Nifty50 index was above the 14,550-mark. ONGC, Tech Mahindra, ICICI Bank, and HCL Tech (all up 1%) were the top Sensex gainers. Among other individual stocks, Tata Communications slid 4 percent as the government is set to sell its entire 26.12 percent stake in the company by the end of the current fiscal year. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty FMCG, were painted green, with the Nifty IT index, up 2 percent, leading the list of gainers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 0.4 percent, each. Thirty-six companies including Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC Asset Management Company, and Havells India are set to announce their quarterly results today.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 834 points, Nifty at 14521.15

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 834.02 points or 1.72% at 49,398.29, and the Nifty was up 239.90 points or 1.68% at 14,521.20. Bajaj Finance, HDFC, ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank were top gainers in the Sensex pack followed by State Bank of India and Maruti Suzuki. Tech Mahindra, ITC, Wipro, M&M and Britannia Industries were top losers. About 2077 shares have advanced, 861 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. Nifty Media and Nifty Realty indices were top sectoral indices, up over 2 per cent. The BSE MidCap index gained 2.3 per cent. The SmallCap index, on the other hand, up 1.6 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 400 points to 49,620 levels and the Nifty hovered around 14,350-mark

Monday, January 18, 2021
The Indian equity markets in India slipped over half a percent in today's(18th January 2021) early deals, tracking similar cues from their Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 400 points to 48,620 levels and the Nifty50 index hovered around 14,350-mark. ONGC (down 4%) was the top Sensex loser, followed by Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, and IndusInd Bank (all down 3%). On the other hand, HDFC Bank gained over 2 percent after recording an 18 percent rise in net profit at Rs 8,758.3 crore in the December quarter of the current fiscal year (Q3FY21), driven by robust growth in net interest income and other income. Among other individual stocks, shares of diagnostic chain Metropolis Healthcare rose 4 percent after the company said it will acquire Dr. Ganesan's Hitech Diagnostic Centre to strengthen its leadership position in southern India. Read more

Majority of the fund managers failed to beat Nifty returns in December

Friday, January 15, 2021
The majority of the fund managers failed to beat Nifty returns in December, even as the Indian equity benchmarks continued to hit fresh record highs through the month, propelled by foreign fund flows. Among the underperformers were schemes run by the fund houses of Shankar Sharma (First Global), Sameer Arora (Helios), Bharat Shah (ASK), 2POINT2 Capital, Motilal Oswal, IIFL, Emkay, and Axis, among many others, data from PMS Bazaar showed. Out of 130-odd large-cap and multi-cap schemes analysed, nearly 100 gave lower returns than that of Nifty. Midcap-focused funds were relatively better off, as only 10 out of 19 schemes underperformed the relevant benchmark, while smallcap-focussed schemes fared worse, with 10 out of 13 lagging their benchmark. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex down 549 points, Nifty at 14433.70

Friday, January 15, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 549.49 points or 1.11% at 49,034.67, and the Nifty down 161.90 points or 1.11% at 14,433.70 concerns over coronavirus lockdown in China and European countries. Bharti Airtel was the top gainer followed by ITC, Bajaj Auto, and Bajaj Finance. Tech Mahindra was the top loser followed by ONGC, HCL Tech, Asian Paints, Ultratech Cement, HUL, and NTPCAbout 1070 shares have advanced, 1897 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. All the sectoral indices on the NSE closed with a red tick. Nifty IT and Nifty PSU Bank index ended with 2 per cent cuts while Nifty Financial Services, FMCG, Metals, and Private bank were down 1 per cent. Nifty Bank index skid 273 points, or 0.8 per cent, and ended at 32,247. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices settled with a cut of 1.25 per cent and 1.06 per cent, respectively. India VIX, surged to close above 24 levels.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex down 200 points to 49,360 levels and the Nifty gave up the 14,550-mark

Friday, January 15, 2021
The equity markets in India edged lower in today's(15th January 2021) early deals, tracking similar cues from their Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 49,360 levels, down 200 points, and the Nifty50 index gave up the 14,550-mark. UltraTech Cement dipped 2 percent and was the top Sensex laggard, followed by Tech Mahindra, Infosys, and Asian Paints (all down 1%). On the other hand, Bharti Airtel surged 5 percent after the MSCI said it would decide on increasing the weight of Bharti Airtel during its upcoming index review in February. HCL Technologies also rose 1 percent in early deals after posting a 34.8 percent year-on-year (YoY) jump in its consolidated net profit to Rs 3,969 crore for the December 2020 quarter (FY2021). The Nifty sectoral indices were trading largely in the red, with the Nifty IT index, down 0.8 percent, leading the list of losers. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 0.1 percent up, each. Read more

Tata Consumer is expected to replace GAIL in the Nifty50 index

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Tata Consumer is expected to replace state-run GAIL in the Nifty50 index as part of the semi-annual reshuffle, say experts. The index is reconstituted semi-annually, considering six months of data ending January and July, respectively, and a four weeks’ prior notice is given to the market participants. In the last rejig, SBI Life Insurance and Divi's Laboratories had replaced Bharti Infratel and ZEE Entertainment Enterprises. GAIL currently has an estimated weight of 40 bps in the index, while Tata Consumer is expected to enter the index with a weight of 60 bps. The rejig would entail ETFs and index funds buying worth Rs 7.6 billion and selling worth Rs 5.1 billion. According to the Nifty index inclusion criteria, the stock should be a part of the F&O segment.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 91.84 per cent, Nifty at 14595.60

Thursday, January 14, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 91.84 points or 0.19% at 49,584.16, and the Nifty was up 30.70 points or 0.21% at 14,595.60 as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Reliance Industries helped the benchmark indices erase early losses.IndusInd Bank, TCS, and L&T were the top gainers on Sensex at closing. Axis Bank and HCL Technologies were the top drags. About 1467 shares have advanced, 1489 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged. The metal index lost 1 per cent, Nifty Pharma and Nifty FMCG indexes, up 0.8 per cent and 0.7 per cent, respectively.The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 0.29 per cent and 0.17 per cent higher, respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 200 points to 49,260 levels and the Nifty fell below 14,550 levels

Thursday, January 14, 2021
The Indian equity markets declined nearly half a percent in today's(14th January 2021) early deals, dragged by tech stocks, ahead of the weekly F&O expiry later in the day. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 200 points to 49,260 levels and the Nifty50 index fell below 14,550 levels. Infosys tumbled 4 percent in opening deals as investors booked profit after the company largely beat Street estimates on all fronts for the December quarter results. Among other IT stocks, HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra also slipped 2 percent each. Besides, Hindustan Aeronautics surged as high as 12 percent in early deals after the government approved procurement of 83 indigenously-developed light combat aircraft 'Tejas' for the Indian Air Force at a cost of Rs 48,000 crore. The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were trading higher, although the Nifty IT index dipped 2 percent. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex down 25 points, Nifty at 14564.85

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
At close, the Sensex was down 24.79 points or 0.05% at 49492.32, and the Nifty was up 1.40 points or 0.01% at 14564.90 as Investors turned to profit-booking, after benchmarks scaled fresh lifetime highs in the morning deals. Mahindra & Mahindra, while State Bank of India, Bharti Airtel, and ITC were top gainers. Bajaj Finance, HDFC Shree Cements, Bajaj Finserv were the top losers. About 1200 shares have advanced, 1807 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma ended 1 per cent lower. On the upside, Nifty PSU index surged 3.3 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap ended lower by 0.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively.

MARKET UPDATE:SSensex up by 210 points at 49,730 levels and Nifty holding above the 14,600-mark

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The markets in India continued their record-breaking spree and logged fresh lifetime highs today(13th January 2021), with the S&P BSE Sensex eyeing the landmark 50,000 level. The Sensex was trading 210 points, or 0.4 percent, at 49,730 levels and the Nifty50 index was holding above the 14,600-mark. Bharti Airtel surged 5 percent after the company said it is initiating the process to revise its foreign investment limit to 100 percent with immediate effect. Besides, ONGC and State Bank of India were also up 2 percent, each. All the Nifty sectoral indices were ruling higher, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 1.5 percent. Besides, the Nifty Bank index hit a fresh record high at 32,559 in intra-day deals. Infosys, Wipro, Amtek Auto, GTPL Hathaway, and six other firms are slated to release their Q3 numbers today. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 247.79, Nifty at 14563.45

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 247.79 points or 0.50% at 49,517.11, and the Nifty was up 78.70 points or 0.54% at 14,563.50. Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India, and Reliance Industries were the top gainers while Asian Paints, Titan, and Nestle were top losers. About 1647 shares have advanced, 1387 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index leapt 6 per cent on the NSE. Nifty Realty index, up 3 per cent, and Nifty Auto index, Nifty Bank, infra and energy up 1.3 per cent, The S&P BSE MidCap index up 0.4 per cent and the SmallCap index gained 0.25 per cent. Among Nifty sectoral indices, only Nifty Pharma and Nifty FMCG closed in the red.

MARKET UPDATE:SSensex gained 400 points at 49,190 levels and Nifty topped 14,420 level

Monday, January 11, 2021
The Indian markets scaled fresh record highs on Monday, with the S&P BSE Sensex scaling Mount 49,000 for the first time ever, on the back of favorable global cues and strong Q3 earnings. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 400 points, or 0.8 percent, at 49,190 levels and the Nifty50 index topped the 14,420 level. Technology stocks were the lead Sensex gainers, with Infosys, HCL Tech, and TCS rising 3%, 2%, and 1%, respectively. Tata Consultancy Services' profit jumped 7 percent YoY in the December quarter to Rs 8,701 crore, according to the results announced post market hours on Friday. Besides, shares of Avenue Supermarts gained 2 percent after the firm posted a 16 percent jump in Q3 profit. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except the Nifty Metal index, were trading higher, led by the Nifty IT index, up 2 percent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex trading 250 points higher at 48,420 levels and Nifty holding above 14,220-mark

Thursday, January 7, 2021
The equity markets in India returned to their winning ways after a day's hiatus, with the headline indices trading half a percent higher and the MidCap index hitting their fresh lifetime highs, on the back of broad-based buying, in today's(7th January 2021) early deals. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading 250 points, or half a percent, up at 48,420 levels. The broader Nifty50 index was also holding above the 14,220-mark, after hitting a fresh all-time high of 14,256 in early deals. IndusInd Bank and Axis Bank (both up 2%) were the lead Sensex gainers, followed by State Bank of India, Larsen & Toubro, ICICI Bank, and Mahindra & Mahindra (all up 1% each). All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green. Realty stocks were ruling higher after the Maharashtra government approved the proposal to cut the premium on real estate projects by half till December 31, 2021. As a result, the Nifty Realty index surged 3 percent and was the top Nifty sectoral gainer. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex trading 55 points higher at 48,490 levels and Nifty holding above 14,200 levels

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
The markets in India were trading flat with a positive bias in today's(6th January 2020) early deals, tracking mixed global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading 55 points higher at 48,490 levels and the Nifty50 index was holding above 14,200 levels. ONGC (up 4%) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Titan which rose 3 percent after giving a business update for the December quarter of FY21. ICICI Bank, Larsen & Toubro, and Bharti Airtel (all up 1%) were the other top gainers. The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were trading with gains, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 1 percent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 261 points, Nifty at 14199.50

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 260.98 points or 0.54% at 48,437.78, and the Nifty up 66.60 points or 0.47% at 14,199.50 erased all the intraday losses and ended near the day's high helped by the IT and Financials.Axis Bank was the top gainer followed by HDFC, IndusInd Bank, and TCS. Bajaj Finance, Reliance Industries and Bajaj Finserv were losers in the Sensex pack. About 1740 shares have advanced, 1268 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank and IT indices rose 1.5-2.5 per cent. Among Nifty sectoral indices, only Nifty Auto, Nifty Metal and Nifty Realty ended with losses. The BSE MidCap index ended 1.4 per cent higher. The SmallCap counterpart ended 0.7 per cent.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 100 points to 48,070 levels and Nifty hovered around 14,100

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Markets in India were trading lower in today's(5th January 2020) opening deals, on the back of weak global cues. Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex fell 100 points to 48,070 levels and the Nifty50 index hovered around 14,100. ONGC (down 2%) was the top Sensex laggard, followed by Mahindra &Mahindra, NTPC, and ICICI Bank (all down 1%). The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the red, led by Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty Metal indexes, down 1 percent, each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 307 points, Nifty at 14132.90

Monday, January 4, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 307.82 points or 0.64% at 48,176.80, and the Nifty was up 114.40 points or 0.82% at 14,132.90. ONGC, TCS, and HCL Technologies were the top Sensex gainers. Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, HDFC Bank, and Hero MotoCorp were the top losers. About 2061 shares have advanced, 973 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. The nifty Metal index jumped 5 per cent. Nifty Bank, Nifty Private Bank, and Nifty Financial Services indices ended the day in the red. Nifty smallcap 50 was up 1.46% while Nifty midcap 50 was up 2.02%. Volatility inched 2.3% higher.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex shot up 230 points to above the 48,000 levels for the first time ever and Nifty hovered around 14,100 zone

Monday, January 4, 2021
The markets in India made a firm start today(4th January 2021), recording their fresh new high, after the Indian drug regulator DGCI gave its approval to Covid vaccines produced by AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech for emergency use in the country. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex shot up 230 points and was trading above the level of 48,000 for the first time ever. The broader Nifty50 index also hovered around the 14,100 zones. ONGC, TCS, State Bank of India, Infosys, and IndusInd Bank (up 1% each) were the top Sensex gainers. On the other hand, Reliance Industries was trading with marginal cuts after Sebi imposed penalties on the conglomerate for alleged manipulative trading in the shares of erstwhile Reliance Petroleum, back in November 2007. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex hovered around 47,740 levels and Nifty testing the 14,000-mark

Thursday, December 31, 2020
The markets in India were trading flat with a positive bias in the final trading session of the year 2020 today(31st December 2020) ahead of the expiry of December series derivative contracts later in the day. Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 47,740 levels and the Nifty50 index was testing the 14,000-mark. ONGC (up 1%) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Titan, Bajaj Finance, and ICICI Bank (up to half a percent, each). The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with the Nifty Realty index, up 1 percent, leading the list of gainers. Anarock yesterday said that housing sales in the October-December rose to 50,900 units across seven big cities from 29,520 units in the previous quarter. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up 0.4 percent each, outperforming their headline peers.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 133 points, Nifty at 13981.95

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 133.14 points or 0.28% at 47,746.22, and the Nifty was up 49.40 points or 0.35% at 13,982.00 for the sixth consecutive session on Wednesday. UltraTech Cement, Bajaj Finance, Maruti Suzuki, Asian Paints and Tech Mahindra were top gainers in the Sensex pack. On the flip side, IndusInd Bank was top Sensex loser, followed by Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, TCS, Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India (SBI), Infosys and ICICI Bank. About 1642 shares have advanced, 1257 shares declined, and 177 shares are unchanged. The nifty Auto index gained 1.34 per cent while the Nifty Metal index jumped 1.29 per cent. Nifty PSU Bank index was the top sectoral loser, down 0.23 per cent. Except for bank and pharma, other sectoral indices ended in the green. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes ended 0.5 and 0.37 per cent higher, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 259 points, Nifty at 13932.60

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 259.33 points or 0.55% at 47,613.08, and the Nifty was up 59.40 points or 0.43% at 13,932.60. HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Infosys and Axis Bank were the top Sensex gainers. On the flip side Nestle India, Asian Paints, Larsen & Toubro and Power Grid Corporation of India are the only losers in the Sensex pack. About 1519 shares have advanced, 1438 shares declined, and 162 shares are unchanged. Except IT and Bank, other sectoral indices ended in the red. The BSE SmallCap index ending 0.16 per cent higher while the MidCap index slipped 0.07 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 380.21 points, Nifty at 123.90 points

Monday, December 28, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 380.21 points or 0.81% at 47,353.75, and the Nifty was up 123.90 points or 0.90% at 13,873.20. State Bank of India and Titan were the top Sensex gainers followed by Larsen & Toubro and IndusInd Bank. On the other hand, Britannia, Shree cement, Cipla, Sun Pharma and Hindustan Unilever were top losers on the Sensex pack. About 1990 shares have advanced, 965 shares declined, and 177 shares are unchanged. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty Pharma, ended higher, led by Nifty Realty and Nifty Metal indexes, both up 2.6 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes gained 0.8 per cent and 1.5 per cent, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex jumps 529 points, Nifty at 13749.25

Thursday, December 24, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 529 points, or 1.14 per cent, higher at 46,973.54 while Nifty settled at 13,749.25, with a gain of 148 points or 1.09 per cent, as investors went on Christmas holiday in a festive mood. Sun Pharma was the top gainer, followed by Axis Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ONGC, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bharti Airtel and HUL.On the flip side, Infosys was the top Sensex losers followed by IndusInd Bank, HCL Technologies, Nestle India, Tech Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki. Nifty Bank and Nifty Financial indices ended nearly 2 per cent up each, while Nifty Pharma index gained one per cent at close.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices closed 0.06 per cent and 0.59 per cent up, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 437, Nifty at 13601.10

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 437 points or 0.95 per cent, higher at 46,444.18 and Nifty settled 135 points, or 1 per cent, higher at 13,601.10 as investors picked up information technology, realty, and financial stocks. Hindustan Unilever, Infosys, and Mahindra & Mahindra were the top Sensex gainers. Titan, Power Grid and NTPC were top losers in the Sensex pack. Nifty Realty index up 4 per cent and Nifty PSU Bank index up 2 per cent. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 2.40 per cent and 2.65 per cent higher, respectively. India VIX, the volatility index, cooled off over 6 per cent to end at 20.5 levels

New Covid-19 strain effect:Sensex sinks 1,407 points

Monday, December 21, 2020
Investors on Dalal Street witnessed wealth erosion of over Rs 7 lakh crore today(21st December 2020) as market participants preferred to book profits, amid weak global cues and concerns over a new strain of the virus leading to fresh restrictions in European countries. The market capitalisation of BSE-listed firms tanked to Rs 178 lakh crore from Rs 185 lakh crore on Friday From the day's high, the Sensex index dropped 2,133 points and logged it's sharpest intra-day fall since April 2020. The Nifty index, on the other hand, lost 646 points from the day's high. Read more

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Indian benchmark indices erased their early losses;Sensex trading 33 points up at 46,990 and Nifty testing the 13,750-mark

Monday, December 21, 2020
The domestic benchmark indices in India erased their early losses and turned flat after falling nearly 0.5 percent in today's(21st December 2020) opening deals amid weak cues from their Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading 33 points up at 46,990 after hitting an intra-day low of 46,694. The broader Nifty50 index was also testing the 13,750-mark. ONGC, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and Mahindra & Mahindra (all down 2%) were the top Sensex laggards. On the other hand, Reliance Industries rose 1 percent after the conglomerate and its partner BP announced the first gas from the R Cluster, an ultra-deep-water gas field in block KG D6 off the east coast of India. Meanwhile, aviation stocks were under pressure in intra-day deals over the UK border closure, with SpiceJet and InterGlobe Aviation falling 5 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Read more

Indian IT shares gain on Accenture's strong performance

Friday, December 18, 2020
Shares of information technology majors, including Infosys, TCS, HCL Tech, Wipro and Tech Mahindra, traded with gains on BSE on December 18 morning hitting their respective record highs after Ireland-based Accenture reported better-than-expected results for the quarter ending November 30. The Nifty IT index hit a record high of 23,408, up 2 per cent on the NSE in intraday trade. Accenture reported strong earnings and revenue growth, revised upwards revenue growth forecast for the full fiscal year of 2021 to 4 – 6 per cent from an earlier estimate of 2 – 5 per cent. Accenture's revenue for the quarter, at $11.8 billion and up 4 per cent on a year-on-year (YoY) basis was well above its guidance and street’s estimate. Infosys gained 3 per cent at Rs 1,193 and TCS rose 2 per cent to Rs 2,894., Larsen & Toubro Infotech, HCL Technologies, Wipro and Tech Mahindra from the Nifty IT index were up in the range of 1 per cent to 3 per cent. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 70 points, Nifty at 13760.55

Friday, December 18, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 70.35 points or 0.15% at 46,960.69, and the Nifty was up 19.80 points or 0.14% at 13,760.50. Top BSE Sensex gainers were HCL Tech, Infosys, Nestle India, L&T, Tech Mahindra, Asian Paints, TCS, Titan Company and HUL. HDFC Bank was the top loser followed by HDFC, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ONGC, Bajaj Finance, RIL and Bharti Airtel. About 1125 shares have advanced, 1611 shares declined, and 122 shares are unchanged.IT and Pharma indices rose 1 per cent each. while Nifty PSB, Nifty Private Bank, and Nifty Realty indices declined up to 0.7 per cent each. The BSE MidCap index closed at 63 points, or 0.35 per cent and the BSE SmallCap index, too, dipped 42 points, or 0.2 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 224 points, Nifty at 13740.70

Thursday, December 17, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 223.88 points or 0.48% at 46,890.34, and the Nifty was up 58.00 points or 0.42% at 13,740.70. Top Sensex gainers were Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Bajaj Finance, HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), among others. On the flip side, ONGC, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Bharti Airtel, Infosys were among the Sensex losers. About 1234 shares have advanced, 1485 shares declined, and 137 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank and Metal indices ended the day on the NSE in the red, down 1.4 per cent and 1.3 per cent, respectively. On the upside, the Nifty Financial Services index settled as the top sectoral gainer. BSE MidCap index down 0.13 per cent. The BSE SmallCap index, down 0.23 per cent. Except for pharma and banks, other indices ended in the red.

Closing Bell: Sensex jumps 403.29 points, Nifty at 13682.70

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 403.29 points or 0.87% at 46,666.46, and the Nifty was up 114.80 points or 0.85% at 13,682.70 scaled fresh lifetime highs in Wednesday's trade.HDFC was the top Sensex gainer followed by ONGC, Bharti Airtel, Titan Company, Asian Paints, M&M, TCS, HDFC Bank and Infosys. On the contrary, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, NTPC, Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech, State Bank of India (SBI) and Axis Bank were among the losers. About 1801 shares have advanced, 1129 shares declined, and 164 shares are unchanged.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.8 per cent each. Nifty Metal index, up 1 per cent.Except PSU Bank other sectoral indices ended in the green led by metal and auto sectors.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex rose 317 points at 46,580 levels and Nifty surpassed the 13,650-mark

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The markets in India scaled fresh record high levels today (16th December 2020), tracking strong gains in Asian indices. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 317 points, or 0.7 percent, at 46,580 levels. The index hit an intra-day high of 46,592. The broader Nifty50, meanwhile, surpassed the 13,650-mark. Mahindra & Mahindra rose 3 percent and was the top Sensex gainer after saying it will hike prices of its entire range of passenger and commercial vehicles from next month. Besides, ONGC (up 2%), Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, and Tata Steel (all up1%) were the other top gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices, except the Nifty PSU Bank index, we're going strong, led by the Nifty Metal index, up 1 percent. In the broader markets, both the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were ruling half a percent up.

Closing Bell:Sensex up 9.71 points, Nifty at 13567.85

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 9.71 points or 0.02% at 46,263.17, and the Nifty was up 9.70 points or 0.07% at 13,567.90 led by buying in financial and information technology (IT) counters. Bajaj Finance was the top Sensex gainer followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank and Maruti Suzuki. On the flip side, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Nestle India, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, State Bank of India (SBI) and TCS were losers. About 1389 shares have advanced, 1333 shares declined, and 128 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty FMCG indices, down 1.46 per cent and 1.29 per cent respectively, While Nifty Financial Services and Nifty Metal gained 0.77 per cent each

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 154 points, Nifty at 13558.15

Monday, December 14, 2020
At close, Sensex was up 154.45 points or 0.34% at 46,253.46, and the Nifty was up 44.30 points or 0.33% at 13,558.20 led by buying in PSU Bank and metal stocks. . ONGC was the top Sensex gainer followed by L&T, NTPC, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, HCL Tech, Titan Company and State Bank of India (SBI). On the flip side, M&M, Bajaj-Auto, Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Bharti Airtel were the BSE Sensex losers. About 1769 shares have advanced, 1009 shares declined, and 131 shares are unchanged. Except for Nifty Realty and Nifty Auto indices, all the sectoral indices ended in the green led by Nifty Media and Nifty Metal indices. Burger King gained 130 per cent to Rs 138.40 on the BSE against the issue price of Rs 60.BES Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.8 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 139 points, Nifty at 13513.85

Friday, December 11, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 139.13 points or 0.30% at 46,099.01, and the Nifty was up 35.60 points or 0.26% at 13,513.90 on a positive note amid healthy buying in financial, oil and gas, metal, and FMCG stocks. ONGC, State Bank of India (SBI), NTPC, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL were top gainers. On the flip side, Infosys, Nestle India and Maruti Suzuki were among Sensex losers. About 1713 shares have advanced, 1188 shares declined, and 148 shares are unchanged. Energy, Metal and PSU Bank indices rose 1 per cent each. while selling seen in the pharma, IT and auto stocks. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended in the green.

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%

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 280 points at 45,880 levels and Nifty topped the 13,450-mark

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The markets in India up half a percent, logged their fresh record high today(9th December 2020) on the back of firm global cues. Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 280 points, or 0.6 percent, at 45,880 levels and the Nifty50 index topped the 13,450-mark. ITC and IndusInd Bank (both up 1%) were the top Sensex gainers. All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green, led by the Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1.6 percent. In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were both up 0.5 percent.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 181 points, Nifty at 13392.95

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 181.54 points or 0.40% at 45,608.51 for the fourth day and the Nifty was up 37.20 points or 0.28% at 13,393 lifted primarily by Reliance Industries and public sector banks. Top gainers on Sensex were UltraTech Cement, Bharti Airtel, and Larsen & Toubro. While losers include Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, and Tech Mahindra. About 1344 shares have advanced, 1374 shares declined, and 130 shares are unchanged. Nifty metal and pharma indices gained 1 per cent each, while PSU Bank index added over 7 per cent. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended with marginal losses.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 347 points, Nifty at 13355.75

Monday, December 7, 2020
At close, BSE Sensex was up 347.42 points or 0.77% at 45426.97, and the Nifty was up 97.30 points or 0.73% at 13355.80 supported by the financials, pharma and FMCG stocks ONGC, Bharti Airtel, and ICICI Bank were among the top Sensex gainers while HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Titan Company were among the worst performers. About 1972 shares have advanced, 936 shares declined, and 190 shares are unchanged.PSU Bank index gained 2 per cent, while pharma, infra and FMCG indices gained 1 per cent each. BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were trading 0.8 per cent and 1.3 per cent higher, respectively.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 446.90 points, Nifty at 13258.55

Friday, December 4, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 446.90 points or 1% at 45,079.55, and the Nifty was up 124.60 points or 0.95% at 13,258.50 and Sensex hitting 45,000 for the first time ever after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent. Top gainers were Bharti Airtel, UltraTech Cement, Laren & Toubro, M&M and Hindustan Unilever. ONGC, Bajaj Finserv, and Reliance Industries were top losers in the Sensex pack. About 1483 shares have advanced, 1178 shares declined, and 138 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma, Metal, Infra, and Nifty FMCG indexes, gained1 per cent, each. Nifty Bank index rose 2 per cent. Except for Energy, all other sectoral indices ended in the green.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added 0.4 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 14.61 points, Nifty at 13133.90

Thursday, December 3, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 14.61 points or 0.03% at 44,632.65, and the Nifty was up 20.10 points or 0.15% at 13,133.90 amid volatility. Maruti Suzuki India was the top Sensex gainer, followed by State Bank of India, ONGC, and NTPC. Bajaj-Auto, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys were among top Sensex losers. About 1950 shares have advanced, 905 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged.PSU Bank index rose nearly 5 per cent, the metal index added 2 per cent and auto and energy indices rose 1 per cent each. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices jumped 0.6--0.8 per cent. India VIX cooled off around 5 per cent to 18.95 levels.

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 gains 505 points, Nifty at 13109.05

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 505.72 points or 1.15% at 44,655.44, and the Nifty was up 140 points or 1.08% at 13,109 boosted by the better than expected GDP data. Sun Pharma was the top Sensex gainer followed by IndusInd Bank, Tech Mahindra, ONGC, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, ICICI Bank and TCS. On the flip side, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Nestle India, Titan Company, Bajaj Finance, HUL and NTPC were among the top losers. About 1869 shares have advanced, 974 shares declined, and 169 shares are unchanged. Except for Nifty FMCG index, all the sectoral indices ended in the positive territory, led by Nifty PSU Bank, and Nifty IT index gaining 3 per cent.BSE MidCap index gained 0.94 per cent while the BSE SmallCap index gained 0.82 per cent. About 1869 shares have advanced, 974 shares declined, and 169 shares are unchanged. India VIX slipped 0.23 per cent to 19.7 levels.

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 gains 432 points, Nifty at 12987.00

Thursday, November 26, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 431.64 points or 0.98% at 44,259.74, and the Nifty was up 128.60 points or 1.00% at 12,987. Mahindra & Mahindra, L&T, Bajaj Auto, and Titan were among major gainers on the Sensex pack. IndusInd Bank, SBI, TCS were the top drags. About 1726 shares have advanced, 986 shares declined, and 179 shares are unchanged. The metal index gained nearly 4 per cent and Nifty Bank and Pharma indices gained 1 per cent each.VIX dropped nearly 13.5 per cent to 20 levels.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 446 points, Nifty at 13055.15

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 445.87 points or 1.01% at 44,523.02, and the Nifty up 128.70 points or 1.00% at 13,055.20 amid across-the-board buying. HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd, Axis Bank and ITC contributed to the Sensex gains. On the flip side, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Titan Company, Nestle India, Bharti Airtel, ONGC and Bajaj Finance were among index drags. About 1603 shares have advanced, 1167 shares declined, and 175 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index, up 2.46 per cent.while auto, metal and pharma indices rose 1 per cent each. India VIX gained over a per cent to 21.05 levels. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.58 per cent higher while the BSE SmallCap index gained 0.89 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 195 points, Nifty at 12926.45

Monday, November 23, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 194.90 points or 0.44% at 44,077.15, and the Nifty was up 67.50 points or 0.52% at 12,926.50 mainly led by buying in IT stocks and Reliance Industries Ltd. ONGC shares were the top Sensex gainer, followed by IndusInd Bank, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, RIL, Tata Consultancy Services and HCL Tech. On the flip side, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Titan Company, SBI and Bharti Airtel ended in the negative note. About 1636 shares have advanced, 1133 shares declined, and 178 shares are unchanged. India VIX gained over 6 per cent to 20.8 levels. Nifty IT index and energy gained 2.8 per cent, while Nifty Financial Services index settled 1.07 per cent down. Except for banks, other indices ended in the green.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1 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 gains 227.34 points, Nifty at 12938.25

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 227.34 points or 0.52% at 44180.05, and the Nifty was up 64.10 points or 0.50% at 12938.30 for the third straight session on November 18 supported by the auto and financial stocks. M&M, L&T, Bajaj Finserv and IndusInd Bank were the top Sensex-gainers. While losers included BPCL, HUL, Dr Reddy’s Labs, ITC and Titan Company. About 1496 shares have advanced, 1100 shares declined, and 153 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index and Nifty PSU Bank index, up nearly 3 per cent each,.BSE MidCap index was up 1 per cent and the BSE SmallCap index was, up 0.8 per cent. Selling seen in the FMCG, IT and pharma names.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 314.73 points, Nifty at 12874.20

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 314.73 points or 0.72% at 43,952.71, and the Nifty was up 93.90 points or 0.73% at 12,874.20 led by buying in financial counters Tata Steel, RIL, Bharti Airtel and HDFC Bank were top Sensex gainers, while HCL Technologies, BPCL, Hero MotoCorp, and ITC were top losers. About 1443 shares have advanced, 1181 shares declined, and 146 shares are unchanged. Nifty Metal and Nifty Bank indices rose over 2 per cent each. BSE midcaps outperform. India VIX was up over 2%. Selling seen in the energy, pharma and IT stocks.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 86 points, Nifty at 12719.95

Friday, November 13, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 86 points or 0.20 % at 43443.00, and the Nifty was up 29 points or 0.23% at 12719.95 ahead of Muhurat trading. Bajaj Finserv, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance and SBI were major gainers in the sensex pack, while losers include L&T, HDFC, HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel, Tech Mahindra and M&M. The MidCap index rose 0.86 per cent to 15,876 levels while the SmallCap index advanced over 1 per cent to 15,639 points. Nifty FMCG, and Nifty Media settled in the green, rest of the indices ended in the red. India VIX fell over 4% to close below the 20 points mark. Markets will open for one hour on Saturday, November 14 for the auspicious "Muhurat Trading session, which will start at 06:15 pm and end at 07:15 PM

Nifty may touch 14,100 by December 2021

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Global brokerage firm Goldman Sachs and Nomura in a report dated November 11, has pegged Nifty50 target at 14,100 by December 2021and will be up 11 per cent from the current levels raising Indian Market as overweight on the back of strong capital flows. The reversal comes with foreign brokerages saying that earnings are likely to continue improving for the next two years after the sharp fall this year and a global recovery from the pandemic that jolted equity markets earlier this year. The foreign brokerage firm also highlighted that the market sentiment is high due to positive reports about the coronavirus vaccine. Nifty 50 has managed to chart its way to make fresh all-time highs repeatedly over the last few days. Goldman Sachs’ new target would see Nifty go another 11% from its current record high of 12,769 points. “We think the investment case for India has improved now, and upgrade it back to overweight,” Goldman Sachs said in a note. Read more

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 gains 316 points, Nifty at 12749.15

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 316.02 points or 0.73% at 43593.67, and the Nifty was up 118.10 points or 0.93% at 12749.20 for eight-day amid broad-based buying seen in metal, pharma and auto sector. Tata steel was the major gainer followed by Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, and ITC. While Reliance was the top loser followed by IndusInd Bank, Titan Company, Asian Paints and Britannia Industries. About 1326 shares have advanced, 1196 shares declined, and 168 shares are unchanged. Except for Nifty PSU Bank index, other sectoral indices ended higher. The metal and pharma rose over 3 per cent each.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 680.22 points, Nifty at 12631.10

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 680.22 points or 1.60% at 43277.65, and the Nifty was up 170.10 points or 1.37% at 12631.10 on coronavirus vaccine hopes. Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank were top gainers followed by L&T, Bajaj Finserv and HDFC. Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, and Infosys were the top losers. About 1203 shares have advanced, 1457 shares declined, and 172 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.10 per cent lower while the BSE SmallCap index was down 0.48 per cent. Nifty IT was down 3.8 per cent, Nifty Pharma was down 4.3 per cent While Nifty Bank was up 3.9 per cent and Nifty Infra up 2 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex jumps 704 points, Nifty at 12461.05

Monday, November 9, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 704.37 points or 1.68% at 42597.43, and the Nifty was up 197.50 points or 1.61% at 12461 for the sixth consecutive session and closed at the record high levels on November 9 supported by the positive global cues.ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Infosys, and Reliance Industries (RIL) were the major contributors to the Sensex's pack, While ITC, Maruti Suzuki, and Bajaj Finserv were the top losers. About 1479 shares have advanced, 1155 shares declined, and 181 shares are unchanged. Bank and energy sector gained 2 per cent. Other sectoral indices ended in the green. The BSE MidCap index gained 1 per cent and the BSE SmallCap added 0.57 per cent.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 552 points, Nifty at 12263.55

Friday, November 6, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 552.90 points or 1.34% at 41893.06, and the Nifty was up 143.20 points or 1.18% at 12263.50 for 5th day lifted mainly by index heavyweight Reliance Industries and financials.RIL was the top Sensex gainer, followed by NTPC, Bajaj-Auto, SBI, HDFC, M&M, ONGC, Bajaj Finsv and Maruti Suzuki. On the flip side, Tech Mahindra, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Nestle India, Infosys and TCS were among top Sensex losers. About 1478 shares have advanced, 1106 shares declined, and 186 shares are unchanged. Nifty Financials index, up 0.8 per cent. Among sectors, buying seen in the bank, energy, IT and metal sectors, while FMCG and Pharma remained under pressure. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were up 0.6 per cent, each.

Closing Bell:Sensex jumps 724 points, Nifty at 12120.30

Thursday, November 5, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 724.02 points or 1.78% at 41340.16, and the Nifty was up 211.80 points or 1.78% at 12120.30 due to-the-board buying and favourable global cues as Democrat candidate Joe Biden inched closer to the win in the US Presidential Elections 2020 SBI was the top Sensex gainer followed by Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finsv, HCL Technologies, Asian Paints, Titan Company and ITC. While losers were Hero MotoCorp and HDFC Life. Except for Nifty Realty, all the Nifty sectoral indices ended in the green, led by Nifty Metal index, up 4.40 per cent.while Bank, Energy and Infra indices rose 2 per cent each. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added over 1.5 per cent each.Nifty PSU Bank index, up 3 per cent

Closing Bell:Sensen gains 355 points, Nifty at 11908.50

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 355 points, or 0.88 per cent, higher at 40,616.14 while Nifty finished 95 points, or 0.80 per cent, up at 11,908.50 ahead of the US Presidential election outcome.IndusInd Bank was the top Sensex gainer followed by Sun Pharma, Reliance Industries (RIL), Infosys, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Tech Mahindra. On the other hand, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Power Grid Corporation of India, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel were among top Sensex loser. Nifty Pharma index up over 2 per cent. Nifty IT index was up 1.78 per cent, followed by Nifty Auto index. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.43 per cent higher at while the BSE SmallCap index settled at 14,883, up 0.33 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 504 points, Nifty at 11813.50

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 503.55 points or 1.27% at 40261.13, and the Nifty was up 144.30 points or 1.24% at 11813.50 ahead of the US presidential poll outcome. State Bank of India (SBI), Power Grid Corporation of India, Housing Development Finance Corporation, Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank and Titan Company were among other Sensex gainers. . NTPC was the top Sensex loser, followed by RIL, Nestle India, HCL Technologies, Infosys, HUL. About 1391 shares have advanced, 1215 shares declined, and 179 shares are unchanged. India VIX dropped nearly 4 per cent to 24.2 levels. Barring Nifty Media and Nifty Realty indices, all the sectoral indices ended in the positive note.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.3-0.4 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 143 points, Nifty at 11669.15

Monday, November 2, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 143.51 points or 0.36% at 39,757.58, and the Nifty was up 26.80 points or 0.23% at 11,669.20.IndusInd bank was the most top gainer followed by ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and HDFC. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) was the top Sensex loser followed by HCL Technologies and TCS. About 1080 shares have advanced, 1535 shares declined, and 148 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index gained 4.5 per cent. The BSE MidCap index closed up 0.36 per cent while the SmallCap index tumbled 0.7 per cent. India Vix was up over 1% during the day. Among sectors Nifty Auto, Nifty IT, Nifty Media, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Pharma ended with losses while all others gained during the day.

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 gains 376 points, Nifty at 11889.40

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 376.60 points or 0.94% at 40,522.10, and the Nifty was up 121.60 points or 1.03% at 11,889.40 led by gains in financial and FMCG stocks. Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top gainer, followed by Nestle India, Asian Paints and Bajaj Finance. TCS, ONGC, Infosys were the top losers. About 1249 shares have advanced, 1354 shares declined, and 178 shares are unchanged. Nifty Private Bank index gained 3 per cent, While Nifty IT slipped 1 per cent. The BSE MidCap index gained 1.65 per cent while the BSE SmallCap index rallied 0.6 per cent. India VIX declined nearly 3 per cent to 22.19 levels. All other sectoral indices ended in the green, except Nifty IT and PSU Bank.

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 gains 162 points, Nifty at 11937.65

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 162.94 points or 0.40% at 40707.31, and the Nifty was up 40.90 points or 0.34% at 11937.70 for the fourth day. PowerGrid, Bharti Airtel, Hindalco, GAIL and Tata Steel are the top gainers in the Sensex pack, While losers include Britannia, TCS, SBI Life Insurance, Hero MotoCorp and HDFC Life. About 1354 shares have advanced, 1269 shares declined, and 165 shares are unchanged. The BSE MidCap index gained 33 points or 0.23 per cent. While, the BSE SmallCap index closed at 14,900, up just 5 points. Nifty Auto, Nifty FMCG, Nifty IT and Nifty Media indices ending the day in the red. On the flip side, Nifty Metal index gained 2.23 per cent followed by the bank, infra and energy indices.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 112 points, Nifty at 11896.80

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 112.77 points or 0.28% at 40544.37, and the Nifty was up 23.80 points or 0.20% at 11896.80. IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries, HCL Tech, LT, Tech Mahindra, Asian Paints and Hindustan Unilever were top Sensex gainers. While losers included Britannia Industries, ONGC, GAIL, IOC and UPL.About 1344 shares have advanced, 1299 shares declined, and 157 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT gained nearly 1.5 per cent followed by Pharma and auto, while Nifty PSU Bank slipped around 1.5 per cent. The BSE MidCap index ended 0.47 per cent higher at 14,775 levels while the BSE SmallCap index ended at 14,896, up 0.3 per cent. Energy, FMCG, metal and PSU bank indices closed in the red.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 448 points, Nifty at 11873.05

Monday, October 19, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 448.62 points or 1.12% at 40431.60, and the Nifty was up 110.50 points or 0.94% at 11873 for the second straight day on Monday, mainly lifted by bank stocks. ICICI Bank was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Axis Bank, Nestle India, State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC, IndusInd Bank and HUL.On the contrary, Bajaj Auto and TCS were the top Sensex loser. Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, Maruti Suzuki and Infosys were among other Sensex losers. About 1470 shares have advanced, 1150 shares declined, and 148 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index was top sectoral gainer, up 4.17 per cent, While Nifty Pharma index fell 1.67 per cent.BSE MidCap index up 0.58 per cent while the BSE SmallCap index up 0.43 per cent. Among sectors, except pharma, IT and auto other indices ended in the green

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 254 points, Nifty at 11762.45

Friday, October 16, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 254.57 points or 0.64% at 39982.98, and the Nifty was up 82.10 points or 0.70% at 11762.50 on healthy buying in the financial counters. Tata Steel was the top Sensex gainer, followed by HDFC Bank, UltraTech Cement, Power Grid Corporation of India, ONGC, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Infosys. On the other side, HCL Tech shares were the top loser, followed by M&M, Reliance Industries (RIL), Asian Paints and Sun Pharma. About 1459 shares have advanced, 1135 shares declined, and 171 shares are unchanged. Barring Nifty IT and Nifty Media indices, all the sectoral indices ended in the positive territory today. Nifty Bank index too gained 2 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1 per cent each. India VIX declined nearly 2 per cent to 21.64 levels.

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 gains 169.23 points, Nifty at 11971.05

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
At Close, the Sensex was up 169.23 points or 0.42% at 40794.74, and the Nifty was up 36.50 points or 0.31% at 11971 for the 10th straight day. Bajaj Finserv and Bajaj Finance were the top index gainers, followed by ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, and Tata Steel. On the other hand, NTPC, ONGC, and Tech Mahindra were the top losers. About 1202 shares have advanced, 1439 shares declined, and 160 shares are unchanged. India VIX slipped nearly 2.5 per cent to 20.21 levels. Among sectors, except the bank, FMCG and metal other indices ended in the red. BSE Smallcap Index ended marginally lower and Midcap index gained 0.5 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 32 points, Nifty at 11934.50

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 31.71 points or 0.08% at 40625.51, and the Nifty was up 3.50 points or 0.03% at 11934.50. IT majors HCL Tech and Infosys were the top index gainers followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank and Reliance Industries Limited. Titan, Sun Pharma, and ICICI Bank, SBI and Bajaj Finance were the top losers. About 1129 shares have advanced, 1459 shares declined, and 177 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index, down 1.4 per cent. On the sectoral front, buying seen in the energy, IT, metal, while selling witnessed in the auto, bank, FMCG and pharma indices.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 84 points, Nifty at 11930.95

Monday, October 12, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 84.31 points or 0.21% at 40593.80, and the Nifty was up 16.80 points or 0.14% at 11931 for 8th straight day. ITC, State Bank of India, and Power Grid were the top Sensex gainers. While Tata Steel, ONGC, HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel and Titan were top losers. About 927 shares have advanced, 1713 shares declined, and 184 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, except IT and pharma other sectoral indices ended in the red.BSE Midcap was trading with losses while BSE Smallcap was trading flat with a positive bias.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 326 points, Nifty at 11914.20

Friday, October 9, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 326.82 points or 0.81% at 40509.49, and the Nifty was up 79.60 points or 0.67% at 11914.20 for the seventh-day post-RBI MPC meet. Axis Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, L&T, ONGC and IndusInd Bank were among other gainers. On the flip side, Sun Pharma, Asian Paint, Nestle India, UltraTech Cement, Tata Steel were top Sensex losers. About 1216 shares have advanced, 1426 shares declined, and 164 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index jumped over 3 per cent, followed by Nifty Financial Services and Nifty IT indices. Among sectors, bank, infra, IT indices ended in the green, while selling witnessed in the FMCG, auto, metal and pharma indices.

Closing Bell: Sensex jumps over 304 points for the 6th Day, Nifty closes at 11834.60

Thursday, October 8, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 303.72 points or 0.76% at 40182.67, and the Nifty was up 95.70 points or 0.82% at 11834.60. Tata Consultancy Services was top Sensex gainer, followed by HCL Tech, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank, UltraTech Cement, Bharti Airtel, SBI, Sun Pharma, Tata Steel and HUL.On the flip side, ONGC was top Sensex loser, followed by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Asian Paints, ITC, Bajaj Auto, Power Grid Corporation of India and Titan Company. About 1215 shares have advanced, 1419 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT index, up 4 per cent followed by the pharma and bank, while selling seen in the energy and FMCG stocks. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap index were both trading half a per cent higher.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 304 points for 5th day, Nifty at 11738.85

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 304.38 points or 0.77% at 39,878.95, and the Nifty was up 76.50 points or 0.66% at 11,738.90. Top BSE Sensex gainers include ONGC, Maruti Suzuki, Reliance Industries Ltd, Hindustan Unilever, TCS, Nestle India, Titan Company, Bajaj-Auto. Bajaj Finance was the top loser, followed by Bajaj Finsv, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC, Axis Bank and SBI. About 1040 shares have advanced, 1584 shares declined, and 200 shares are unchanged. Nifty Financial Services index was down 0.84 per cent, Nifty Private Bank index fell 0.80 per cent while the Nifty Metal index dropped half a per cent. While Nifty FMCG index was up 0.75 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended lower. On the sectoral front, auto, infra, IT and FMCG indices ended in the green, while selling witnessed in the metal, pharma and energy sectors.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 600 points, Nifty at 11662.40

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 600.87 points or 1.54% at 39574.57, and the Nifty was up 159 points or 1.38% at 11662.40 lifted mainly by bank and auto stocks.HDFC was the top Sensex gainer, followed by IndusInd Bank, M&M, HDFC Bank, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance and ICICI Bank. Tata Steel shares fell the most, followed by Nestle India, L&T, NTPC, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries (RIL) and Infosys. About 1488 shares have advanced, 1165 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index gained 2.01 per cent and Nifty Financial Services was up 2.80 per cent. The BSE MidCap gained 0.70 per cent, while the BSE SmallCap index was up 0.60 per cent. Barring Nifty FMCG index, Nifty Metal index, pharma and energy all the sectoral indices were trading in positive territory.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 276 points, Nifty at 11503.35

Monday, October 5, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 276.65 points or 0.71% at 38973.70, and the Nifty was up 86.40 points or 0.76% at 11503.40 mainly lifted by information technology (IT) stocks and private sector lenders such as HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank. TCS was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Infosys, Tech Mahindra and IndusInd Bank. On the flip side, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance, Bharti Airtel, ITC, Power Grid Corporation of India, RIL and Bajaj-Auto were the top Sensex losers. About 1461 shares have advanced, 1213 shares declined, and 173 shares are unchanged. the volatility index, India VIX, shot up 7.67 per cent. Nifty IT index, up 3.47 per cent. Buying witnessed in the IT, metal, pharma, FMCG and banking stocks, while infra and energy indices ended in the red.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 629 points, Nifty at 11416.95

Thursday, October 1, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 629 points or 1.65 per cent, higher at 38,697.05 and Nifty ended 169 points, or 1.51 per cent, up at 11,416.95 endings near the day’s high amid across-the-board buying. IndusInd Bank shares jumped 12.5% followed by Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and Tech Mahindra. Only ITC, NTPC, Reliance, Titan, and ONGC ending the day in red with marginal losses. The volatility index, India VIX, slipped nearly 6.5 per cent to 18.27 levels. BSE Midcap index closed 0.73 per cent up while the BSE Smallcap index settled 0.69 per cent up. Among the sectoral indices, BSE Energy and Consumer Durables ended with mild losses. BSE Bankex index jumped almost 4 per cent while Finance rose over 3 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 94 points, Nifty at 11247.55

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 94.71 points or 0.25% at 38067.93, and the Nifty was up 25.10 points or 0.22% at 11247.50 lifted mainly by FMCG and pharma stocks. Nestle India, Titan Company, Tech Mahindra, and Asian paints were top gainers. Tata Steel, BPCL, Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank and Power Grid were the worst performing Sensex constituents. About 1196 shares have advanced, 1370 shares declined, and 151 shares are unchanged. The Nifty FMCG index, up over 1 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes ended 0.05 per cent and 0.04 per cent higher, respectively. The mixed trend seen among the sectoral indices with FMCG, IT and pharma ended in the green, while metal, energy and infra sectors finished lower. Volatility slipped 0.42% during the day.

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 gains 593 points, Nifty at 11227.55

Monday, September 28, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 592.97 points or 1.59% at 37981.63, and the Nifty was up 177.20 points or 1.60% at 11227.50 amid broad-based buying. IndusInd Bank was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India, ONGC, ICICI Bank and Sun Pharma. On the flip side, HUL, Infosys and Nestle India were the losers on the Sensex pack. About 1888 shares have advanced, 763 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. Nifty Media index was the top sectoral gainer, up 4.77 per cent. Nifty Bank index jumped 3.26 per cent while the Nifty FMCG index gained 0.85 per cent. On the sectoral front, all the Nifty sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose over 2 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 835 points, Nifty at 11050.25

Friday, September 25, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 835.06 points or 2.28% at 37388.66, and the Nifty was up 244.80 points or 2.27% at 11050.30 due to across-the-board buying. Bajaj Finserv, HCL Tech, Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, L&T, TCS, ICICI Bank, ONGC and Infosys.are top Sensex gainers. While losers included SBI Life Insurance, UPL, HDFC Life and BPCL. About 1953 shares have advanced, 648 shares declined, and 165 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT index was top sectoral gainer, up 3.46 per cent and FMCG indexes up 3.5 per cent. All the sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices gained 2-3 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.

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 gains 14 points, Nifty at 11464.4

Friday, September 11, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 14 points, or 0.04 per cent, up at 38,854.55 and Nifty closed 15 points, or 0.13 per cent, up at 11,464.45 with a positive bias on Friday. State Bank of India was the Sensex gainer followed by TCS, Tech Mahindra, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Bajaj Finance, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Titan Company and Reliance Industries. Indusind Bank was the top loser followed by Power Grid Corporation of India, Bharti Airtel, Asian Paints, HDFC Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Nestle India. Nifty IT index was top sectoral gainer, up 1.29 per cent, followed by Nifty Realty index which gained 1.27 per cent. Nifty PSU Bank index gained 0.79 per cent while the Nifty FMCG index settled 0.63 per cent higher.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices outperformed the benchmark Sensex, closing 0.58 per cent and 0.52 per cent higher, respectively. Except for Nifty Media index and Nifty Private Bank index, all the sectoral indices traded in the green today.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 646 points , Nifty at 11449.25

Thursday, September 10, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 646 points, or 1.69 per cent, higher at 38,840.32 while Nifty logged a gain of 171 points, or 1.52 per cent, to settle at 11,449.25. Reliance Industries Ltd was the major gainer in the Sensex pack, followed by Asian Paints, Tata Elxsi, Granules India, Infibeam Avenues, Laurus Labs, Adani Gas and Adani Green Energy. All sectoral indices on NSE ended with gains except Nifty Metal, which was down 1.14% and Nifty Pharma ended the day flat. Nifty PSU Bank rallied the most up 2.5 per cent. BSE Midcap settled 0.92 per cent higher and the Smallcap index closed with a gain of 1.27 per cent. Volatility index, India VIX, declined over 4 per cent to 21.27 levels.

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 gains 356 points, Nifty at 11355.05

Monday, September 7, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 60.05 points or 0.16% at 38,417.23, and the Nifty was up 21.10 points or 0.19% at 11,355 amid high volatility. ITC and Hindustan Unilever were top Sensex gainers followed by TCS, Asian Paints, HDFC and Axis Bank. On the other hand, M&M was the top Sensex loser followed by Bajaj Finance, NTPC, UltraTech Cement, ONGC, Bharti Airtel and IndusInd Bank. About 1212 shares have advanced, 1461 shares declined, and 187 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Auto index fell nearly 0.5 per cent. Nifty Bank settled at 23,015 down 0.3 per cent. Nifty Realty index ended around 1 per cent lower at 218 levels. Nifty FMCG, Nifty IT and Nifty Media were the only indices that ended in the green with 0.57 per cent higher and rest of the sectoral indices settled in the negative territory.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 634 points, Nifty at 11333.90

Friday, September 4, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 633.76 points or 1.63% at 38357.18, and the Nifty was down 193.60 points or 1.68% at 11333.90 amid across-the-board sell-off seen in metal, pharma, banks. The volatility index, India VIX, rose over 7 per cent to 21.95 levels. Maruti Suzuki India, Bajaj Auto, Zee Entertainment, TCS, and Bajaj Finance were the major gainers in the Sensex pack, while SBI, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Tata Steel and Kotak Mahindra Bank were top losers. About 1002 shares have advanced, 1674 shares declined, and 177 shares are unchanged. Metal index down 3 per cent. Nifty Bank dipped nearly 2 per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended 1-1.7 per cent lower. All the Nifty sectoral indices ended in the red.

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 gains 185 points, Nifty at 11535.00

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
At Close, Sensex gained 185 points or 0.48 per cent, higher at 39086.03 and Nifty settled 72.70 points, or 0.56 per cent higher at 11535.00 for the second consecutive session. Power Grid, Reliance Industries, and Mahindra & Mahindra were the top index gainers while Bajaj Auto, Sun Pharma, and Axis Bank were the top losers. Shares of Vodafone Idea jumped 14 per cent after the company announced a board meeting on September 4 to consider fundraising. The BSE MidCap index was trading 0.7 per cent higher and the SmallCap index gained 2 per cent. The oil & gas, Metal and IT indices gained over a per cent.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 273 points, Nifty at 11470.25

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
At Close, Sensex gained 273 points, or 0.71 per cent, higher at 38,900.80 and Nifty settled 83 points, or 0.73 per cent higher at 11,470.25. Bharti Airtel shares surged to become the top Sensex gainers. Vodafone Idea tanked as much as 20 per cent. ONGC, Axis Bank, and ICICI Bank were the other drags.Mid-caps outperformed as their sectoral index on BSE closed 1.16 per cent higher. BSE Smallcap index closed 0.54 per cent up. The metal stock jumped over 3 per cent. Power and Healthcare rose up to 3 per cent. IT, oil & gas ended in the red.

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.

Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and State Bank of India lifted the markets

Friday, August 28, 2020
Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and State Bank of India-some of the Bluechip financial counters-lifted the markets today as analysts turn positive on the sector. That apart, August Futures and Options (F&O) series, which ended on August 27, saw strong participation from the banking sector underlying optimism in the space. According to global brokerage UBS, the economy is recovering gradually, as suggested by high-frequency data, lowering the risks of bad loan formation. "The recent capital infusion (over US$10bn) in some banks/non-banking financial companies (NBFC) would be an additional cushion. We cut our FY21/FY22 estimates for GNPL formation from 7%/5% to 4%/5% of loans. Bank stocks are down 12-62% YTD and have underperformed the broader markets. We think the sector’s downside risks are limited," they said in a recent report. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 350 points, Nifty at 11647.60

Friday, August 28, 2020
At Close, Sensex is up 353.84 points or 0.9 per cent at 39467.31, and the Nifty jumped 88.30 points or 0.76 per cent at 11647.60 for the sixth consecutive session led by financial counters.IndusInd Bank gained the most followed by Axis Bank, State Bank of India and ICICI Bank. Powergrid, Maruti, Infosys were the top drags. Among the sectors, the banking index jumped 4 per cent while the midcap index added half a per cent. Nifty Auto shed over half a per cent while the metal index ended in the red. Volatility slipped 3.44% during the day’s trade.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 40 points,Nifty at 11559.25

Thursday, August 27, 2020
At Close, Sensex closed 40 points, or 0.10 per cent, up at 39,113.47 and Nifty settled 10 points, or 0.84 per cent, up at 11,559.25 in green for the fifth consecutive session on August 27, supported by gains in select heavyweight Stocks. IndusInd Bank was the top Sensex gainer, followed by M&M, SBI, HDFC, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Sun Pharma. On the contrary, ONGC, Bajaj-Auto, Reliance Industries, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Bharti Airtel were among top Sensex losers.BSE Energy fell over a per cent. BSE Realty surged 6.63 per cent.BSE Midcap index closed flat while the Smallcap index ended 0.35 per cent higher. Barring Nifty FMCG index and Nifty IT, all the sectoral indices finished in green today.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 230 points, Nifty ends at 11549.60

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 230.04 points or 0.59% at 39073.92, and the Nifty was up 77.30 points or 0.67% at 11549.60 led by auto, banks. Tata Motors, Hero Motocorp, IndusInd Bank, Zee Entertainment and Reliance Industries were major gainers on the Sensex Index. while losers were Bharti Airtel, UltraTech Cement, Britannia Industries, Asian Paints and Maruti Suzuki. About 1528 shares have advanced, 1105 shares declined, and 124 shares are unchanged. Nifty Auto index, up 1.6 per cent.BSE MidCap, as well as the SmallCap index, were both up 0.5 per cent each. Buying witnessed in the auto, bank, energy, metal and IT stocks.

Closing Bell:Sensex up 45 points, Nifty at 11472.25

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 44.80 points or 0.12% at 38843.88, and the Nifty was up 5.80 points or 0.05% at 11472.30. Bajaj Finance was the top Sensex gainer, followed by State Bank of India (SBI), Tech Mahindra, Tata Motors, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finserv and IndusInd Bank. On the other hand, NTPC, Sun Pharma, Nestle India, Tata Steel, L&T and Infosys were among top Sensex losers. About 1192 shares have advanced, 1419 shares declined, and 104 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index jumped 1.34 per cent and Nifty Financial Services gained 0.91 per cent. While Nifty Metal index fell 0.74 per cent, Nifty Pharma 0.62 per cent and the Nifty FMCG index declined over half a per cent.BSE Midcap and Smallcap ended 0.7 and 0.8 per cent higher, respectively. Among sectors, except bank and auto, other indices ended in the red.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 364 points, Nifty at 11466.45

Monday, August 24, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 364.36 points or 0.95% at 38799.08, and the Nifty was up 94.90 points or 0.83% at 11466.50 led by buying in private banks, and finance stocks. Kotak Mahindra Bank and IndusInd Bank were top gainers followed by Bajaj Finance, HDFC Bank and Zee Entertainment. Powergrid, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Tech Mahindra were the worst-performing stocks on Sensex. About 1500 shares have advanced, 1109 shares declined, and 136 shares are unchanged. All sectoral indices, except Nifty Pharma and Nifty IT, were trading with gains.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.4 per cent and 1.6 per cent respectively.

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 slips from day’s high, up 86 points, Nifty at 11408.40

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 86.47 points or 0.22% at 38614.79, and the Nifty was up 23 points or 0.20% at 11408.40. Tech Mahindra, Zee Entertainment, GAIL, Bharti Airtel, and Maruti were the top gainers on Sensex. Bajaj Auto, Nestle India, Wipro and ONGC were the top losers. About 1651 shares have advanced, 926 shares declined, and 104 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1.9 per cent. S&P BSE MidCap and Small Cap indices trading 0.8 per cent higher. All Nifty sectoral indices traded with gains except Nifty Auto, Nifty FMCG, Nifty Pharma, and Nifty IT. While buying witnessed in the banking & financial, energy and infra sectors.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 477.54 points, Nifty at 11385.35

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 477.54 points or 1.26% at 38528.32, and the Nifty was up 138.30 points or 1.23% at 11385.40. ONGC, Ultratech Cement, Maruti and Titan were the top gainers on BSE Sensex.While Powergrid, Tech Mahindra,BPCL, HCL and NTPC were the top losers.About 1860 shares have advanced, 886 shares declined, and 132 shares are unchanged.Nifty Realty was the top gainers, up 1.17%.All other sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added 1 percent each. India VIX declined over 4 per cent to 20.43 levels.

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.

Closing Bell:Sensex ends 225 points, Nifty at 11322.50

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 224.93 points or 0.59% at 38,407.01, and the Nifty was up 52.30 points or 0.46% at 11,322.50. Axis Bank was the top Sensex gainer followed by IndusInd Bank, ITC, HDFC Bank, Tata Steel, HDFC and ICICI Bank. On the contrary, Titan Company was the top loser followed by Bharti Airtel, HCL Tech, ONGC, Tech Mahindra and Sun Pharma. About 1559 shares have advanced, 1146 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma index was down 1.42 per cent. While Nifty Bank, Nifty Metal and Nifty Financial Services gained over 1 per cent. Among sectors, except pharma and IT, other indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended marginally lower.

Closing Stock:Sensex gains 141 points, Nifty at 11270.15

Monday, August 10, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 141.51 points or 0.37% at 38182.08, and the Nifty was up 60.70 points or 0.54% at 11274.70 on the back of positive global cues, encouraging quarterly numbers by select pharma companies and the government's push for Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India). M&M was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Cipla, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Sun Pharma, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC and State Bank of India (SBI). while losers included Eicher Motors, Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki, BPCl and Reliance Industries. About 1723 shares have advanced, 996 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma index gained 5.5 per cent. Except, Nifty Metal index, all other sectoral indices were trading in green. Midcap and Smallcap indices ended with over 1 per cent gain.

Closing Bell: Sensex end flat, Nifty at 11214.05

Friday, August 7, 2020
At Close, managed to end marginally in the green with Sensex up 15.12 points or 0.04 per cent at 38040.57, and the Nifty adding 13.80 points or 0.12 per cent at 11214. Among Sensex top gainers were Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Maruti Suzuki and Bharti Airtel. On the flip side, Titan Company was the top loser, followed by HCL Tech, Infosys, M&M, Sun Pharma, LT, UltraTech Cement. Nifty PSU Bank index and Nifty Metal index gained 0.99 per cent and 0.85 per cent. Nifty IT index slipped over 1 per cent. The midcap index gained over a per cent while the IT and pharma sectors ended in the red.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 362 points, Nifty at 11200.15

Thursday, August 6, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 362.12 points or 0.96% at 38025.45, and the Nifty was up 98.50 points or 0.89% at 11200.20 post-Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent. Tata Steel was the top Sensex gainer followed by Infosys, HCL Technologies, UPL and Bajaj Finance. while losers were Shree Cements, Eicher Motors, Adani Ports, M&M and Bharti Airtel. About 1567 shares have advanced, 1056 shares declined, and 167 shares are unchanged. Apart from Nifty Auto and Nifty PSU Bank all sectoral indices were up in the green. IT, metal, pharma and FMCG gained more than 1 per cent. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.7 per cent and 1 per cent respectively.

Nifty50 valuation hits all-time high

Thursday, August 6, 2020
The valuation of the benchmark indices has hit an all-time high as investors bid up share prices. At the close of trade yesterday(5th August 2020), the NSE Nifty 50 index price-to-earnings (PE) multiple reached an all-time high of 30.4 times its trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS). The current valuation is 38 percent higher than the 10-year average of 22x and over 50 percent higher than the 20-year average of around 20x. In comparison, the index was valued at 28.6x at its life-time high of around 12,355 on January 16 this year. Analysts attribute this to a combination of a steady decline in the Nifty 50 underlying EPS in the last two quarters due to the pandemic and a sharp rise in the index from the March 20 lows. 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 gains 748 points, Nifty at 11095.25

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 748.31 points or 2.03% at 37687.91, and the Nifty was up 203.70 points or 1.87% at 11095.30. Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, ONGC, ITC, Asian Paints, and Maruti Suzuki were the top gainers on Sensex. On the other hand Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech, and IndusInd Bank were the worst performer. About 1685 shares have advanced, 933 shares declined, and 133 shares are unchanged. Nifty Auto was the top gainer along with Nifty Media. Nifty IT index slipped into the red, down 0.4 per cent. The S&P BSE MidCap index gained 1 per cent and the S&P BSE SmallCap index was trading nearly 1.3 per cent higher.

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 down 421 points, Nifty holds at 11202.85

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 421.82 points or 1.10% at 38071.13, and the Nifty was down 97.60 points or 0.86% at 11202.90 as investors booked profit in the recent outperformers. Reliance Industries Ltd was the top Sensex loser followed by M&M, HCL Tech, and Nestle. While the gainers were IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, UltraTech Cement, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, and L&T.About 1359 shares have advanced, 1300 shares declined, and 129 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma gained 3 per cent, Nifty PSU Bank index gained over 1.5 per cent. Nifty Auto fell over 1 per cent. Most of the sectoral indices ended in the red, while Nifty Pharma, Nifty Metal, and Nifty PSU Bank were the top sectoral gainers.BSE MidCap index gained 0.68 per cent. BSE SmallCap gained over 0.4 per cent.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 558 points, Nifty at 11300.55

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 558.22 points or 1.47% at 38492.95, and the Nifty was up 168.70 points or 1.52% at 11300.50 tracking gains from its Asian peers. Ultratech Cement, Kotak Mahindra Bank, TCS, M&M, Maruti Suzuki, IndusInd Bank and Tech Mahindra were major Sensex gainers, While ICICI Bank, Nestle India, Asian Paints, ONGC and ITC were among the top Sensex losers. About 1315 shares have advanced, 1300 shares declined, and 151 shares are unchanged. The nifty Auto index gained 3.21 per cent. Nifty IT index too jumped over 2 per cent. All the sectoral indices ended in the green.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose over 0.5 per cent each.

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.

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex dips 250 points to 37,880 levels, and Nifty below 11,200

Friday, July 24, 2020
The Indian markets slipped half a percent today(24th July 2020), dragged down primarily by financials, due to weak global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex dipped 270 points to 37,880 levels and the Nifty50 index was hovering around 11,150-mark. Asian Paints and State Bank of India (both down 2%) were the top Sensex laggards. On the other hand, Sun Pharma rose as much as 3 percent in early deals, and Reliance Industries was also trading 1 percent higher on reports that Amazon is in talks to buy a 9.9 percent stake in its retail arm. Meanwhile, Biocon was trading with marginal gains after announcing its June quarter results while Mphasis rose over 5 percent after announcing its quarterly numbers. Barring the Nifty Pharma index, which is up 1 percent, the trend among Nifty sectoral indices was negative, led by the Nifty Bank index, down over 1 percent. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex up 268 points, Nifty at 11215.45

Thursday, July 23, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 268.95 points or 0.71% at 38140.47, and the Nifty was up 82.90 points or 0.74% at 11215.50. Reliance Industries, State Bank of India and ICICI Bank Eicher Motors were major gainers in the Sensex pack, While losers include Axis Bank, HUL, Shree Cements, Infosys, and TCS were major losers. About 1436 shares have advanced, 1184 shares declined, and 145 shares are unchanged. Nifty Metal index, up 0.7 per cent. Nifty IT down 0.18%. Except IT other indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices also ended higher.

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.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 511 points, Nifty at 11162.25

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 511.34 points or 1.37% at 37930.33, and the Nifty was up 140.10 points or 1.27% at 11162.30. ICICI Bank was the top Sensex gainer followed by Ultra Cement, HCL Tech, Axis Bank, BPCL, Eicher Motors and HDFC Bank. while losers included Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Britannia, Bharti Infratel and Cipla. About 1427 shares have advanced, 1223 shares declined, and 155 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index gained to 2%, followed by Nifty Private Bank and Nifty Bank index. Auto, bank, energy, metal and infra sectors ended in the green, while pharma and FMCG stocks remained under pressure.

Closing Bell: Sensex gains 398 points, Nifty at 11022.20

Monday, July 20, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 398.85 points or 1.08% at 37418.99, and the Nifty was up 120.50 points or 1.11% at 11022.20.HDFC Bank, after reporting a 20% jump in net profit in the June quarter, was the top gainer on Sensex, followed by HCL Tech, Infosys, Britannia Industries, Bajaj Finance, HCL Tech, Bajaj Finserv and ICICI Bank. On the other end, Sun Pharma was a major loser followed by Titan, HUL, Cipla, Zee Entertainment, BPCL, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. About 1487 shares have advanced, 1154 shares declined, and 181 shares are unchanged. Nifty Private Bank index was up 1.34%, followed by Nifty Bank. Among sectors, except pharma other indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended with 1 per cent gain.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 548 points, Nifty at 10901.70

Friday, July 17, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 548.46 points or 1.50% at 37020.14, and the Nifty was up 161.70 points or 1.51% at 10901.70, led by energy, infra stocks.ONGC, Reliance Industries (RIL), Titan Company, HDFC Bank, M&M, Bajaj Finance and ICICI Bank were the top Sensex gainers. While Nestle India, TCS, Infosys, HCL Tech and Axis Bank were top Sensex losers. About 1622 shares have advanced, 978 shares declined, and 153 shares are unchanged. The nifty Metal index gained 2.25 per cent. Except IT all other sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices gained over 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell: Sensex surges 420 points,Nifty at 10739.95

Thursday, July 16, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 419.87 points or 1.16% at 36471.68, and the Nifty was up 121.80 points or 1.15% at 10740. Infosys gained the most followed by M&M, Nestle India, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HCL Tech and Bajaj Finance. On the other hand, Tech Mahindra, ITC, NTPC, Power Grid Corporation of India. About 1058 shares have advanced, 1512 shares declined, and 158 shares are unchanged. Titan Company, ICICI Bank and Bharti Airtel were among top losers on the index. Nifty IT index was top sectoral gainer, with a growth of 2.82.BSE Midcap Index ended with a 0.7 per cent gain, while the BSE Smallcap index ended marginally lower.

Closing Bell:Sensex slips 758 points from day's high,Nifty at 10618.20

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 18.75 points or 0.05% at 36051.81, and the Nifty was up 10.80 points or 0.10% at 10618.20. Wipro gaining the most followed by Infosys, Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech, Tata Steel, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance and TCS. On the other hand, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ITC, Nestle India were among the top Sensex losers. RIL dips 4% post-AGM. About 1083 shares have advanced, 1503 shares declined, and 156 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT index gained 3 per cent followed by Nifty Metal index which gained over one per cent. Energy, infra and PSU bank ended lower. while buying witnessed in the IT, pharma, FMCG and Auto space.

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 gains 99.36 points, Nifty at 10802.70

Monday, July 13, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 99.36 points or 0.27% at 36693.69, and the Nifty was up 34.70 points or 0.32% at 10802.70. Tech Mahindra, HCL tech, JSW Steel and Reliance Industries were the major gainers in the Sensex pack. HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, HDFC, Power Grid and ICICI Bank were major losers. About 1110 shares have advanced, 1543 shares declined, and 175 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT gained 1.2 per cent. Nifty PSU Bank index was down 1.7 per cent, followed by Nifty Bank index. Nifty Metal was top gainer while all banking and financial services indices were in the red. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended flat.

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 gains 408 points, Nifty at 10813.45

Thursday, July 9, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 408.68 points or 1.12% at 36737.69, and the Nifty was up 107.70 points or 1.01% at 10813.50 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the India Global Week Summit, said India was seeing green shoots of economic recovery. Hindalco Industries, SBI, Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel and HDFC were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were Bharti Infratel, Coal India, Tech Mahindra, ONGC and Hero MotoCorp. Nifty Auto, Nifty FMCG. Nifty Metal was up over 2%. Except for FMCG, other sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap ended with marginal gains.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 345.51 points, Nifty at 10705.75

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
At Close, Sensex was down 345.51 points or 0.94 per cent at 36329.01, and the Nifty shed 93.90 points or 0.87 per cent at 10705.75. IndusInd Bank was the biggest gainer in Sensex followed by State Bank of India, Tata Steel and Hindustan Unilever. Infosys, HCL Tech, Maruti, Bajaj Finance, and NTPC were major losers in Sensex pack. About 1225 shares have advanced, 1492 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index was up 3.11% and Nifty Pharma index, up 1.11%. Nifty IT, Nifty Auto, Nifty media were in the red.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 187.24 points,Nifty at 10799.65

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 187.24 points or 0.51% at 36674.52, and the Nifty was up 36.00 points or 0.33% at 10799.70 supported by buying in financial and IT counters. About 1312 shares have advanced, 1374 shares declined, and 151 shares are unchanged. Bajaj Finance shares gained the most, followed by IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Infosys and ICICI Bank and Bajaj Finserv. while losers included Adani Ports, Power Grid Corp, ITC, NTPC and Grasim Industries. Nifty Private Bank gained 2.4%. Nifty IT, up 1.85%. Nifty Bank, Nifty Financial Services, Nifty Auto, Nifty Media were among the other sectoral indices to end the day with gains. While metal, energy, infra, pharma and FMCG ended lower. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended higher.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 465 points, Nifty at 10750

Monday, July 6, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 465.86 points or 1.29% at 36487.28, while Nifty up 156.30 points or 1.47% at 10763.70 on Strong global cues and encouraging business update by certain companies for Q1F20-21 boosted investor sentiment..M&M, Baja Finance, RIL and Tata Motors were major gainers in the Sensex pack, while losers include Bajaj Auto, Bharti Airtel, HDFC and Gail were major losers. About 1596 shares have advanced, 1144 shares declined, and 182 shares are unchanged. Nifty Auto gained 2.88% and Nifty metal gained 2.47%. Except for pharma, all other indices ended higher.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose over 1 per cent each.

Vedanta to pave way for HDFC Life in Nifty

Friday, July 3, 2020
In an out-of-turn announcement, the NSE yesterday (2nd July 2020) announced that life insurance player HDFC Life will replace the outgoing Vedanta Ltd in the Nifty50 index from July 31, as the latter got shareholders' approval on June 25 for delisting. Meanwhile, analysts at ICICI Securities expect that in the semi-annual change in the Nifty50 constituents to be announced by August-end, SBI Life Insurance will enter the index, replacing Zee Entertainment (ZEEL). These changes, according to the brokerage firm, will improve the earnings growth profile of Nifty50, and also increase the weight of non-lending financial services stocks in the index. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 177 points, Nifty at 10607.35

Friday, July 3, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 177.72 points or 0.50% at 36021.42, and the Nifty was up 55.70 points or 0.53% at 10607.40. Bajaj-Auto, Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever, L&T, Power Grid and Nestle India were major gainers in the Sensex pack, while losers include Tata Steel, HDFC, Bajaj Finance, M&M, Maruti Suzuki. About 1333 shares have advanced, 1359 shares declined, and 148 shares are unchanged. Nifty FMCG and Nifty IT were top sectoral gainers, up 0.91 per cent and 0.60 per cent, respectively. The Nifty PSU Bank index was down 1 per cent. Except for bank and metal other sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended higher.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 430 points, Nifty at 10551.70

Thursday, July 2, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 429.25 points or 1.21% at 35843.70, and the Nifty was up 121.70 points or 1.17% at 10551.70 lifted by gains in auto and IT stocks. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top gainer followed by Titan Company, HCL Tech, Tata Steel, Infosys, TCS, HDFC, Tech Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki. On the other hand, Axis Bank was the top loser followed by Hindustan Unilever (HUL), ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, Nestle India and Asian Paints. About 1683 shares have advanced, 1039 shares declined, and 125 shares are unchanged. Nifty Auto and Nifty IT were top sectoral gainers, up 2.89 per cent and 2.65 per cent, respectively. All other sectoral indices ended in the green.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 499 points, Nifty at 10430.05

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 498.65 points or 1.43% at 35414.45, and the Nifty was up 127.90 points or 1.24% at 10430 lifted by gains in financials. Axis Bank was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ITC, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, TCS, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank. On the other hand, Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top loser on Sensex followed by NTPC, LT, Neste India, ONGC, Maruti Suzuki and Tata Steel. About 1486 shares have advanced, 1251 shares declined, and 120 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Bank index, up 2.4 per cent. Pharma stocks were under pressure. Buying seen in the banks, FMCG, energy and metal While the S&P BSE MidCap was flat, the S&P BSE SmallCap index was up 0.5 per cent.

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.

Nifty will likely hover in the 9,000-10,500 range by year-end:ETMarkets.com survey

Friday, June 26, 2020
The feeling that the domestic equity market has embarked on a fresh bull run may not for real! Most of the experts on Dalal Street are not expecting Nifty50 to move past the 11,000 marks in 2020. More analysts are betting on a drift in the NSE barometer towards the 9,000 marks, suggests a survey that ETMarkets.com conducted among a dozen brokerages. They generally see a lot of challenges for the equity market in the second half of the calendar. A year-end Nifty target of 11,000 would mean a 7 percent upside over yesterday's close of 10,293, but 10 percent negative returns for the calendar over the December 31, 2019 close of 12,186. The lowest year-end target of 9,000 would require the market to shave off 26 percent from Nifty for the year, or 14 percent from its current level. Read more

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 329 points, Nifty at 10383.00

Friday, June 26, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 329.17 points or 0.94% at 35171.27, and the Nifty was up 94.10 points or 0.91% at 10383, lifted by gains in public sector banks and IT stocks.IT major Infosys and TCS were the top gainers on Sensex followed by IndusInd Bank, BPCL and HDFC Bank. while losers included Bharti Infratel, Bajaj Finance, ITC, Tata Motors and Kotak Mahindra Bank. About 1629 shares have advanced, 1040 shares declined, and 141 shares are unchanged.Nifty IT jumped 3.94%.Except for FMCG and pharma other indices ended in the green.BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes gained over 0.8 per cent.

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.

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 gains 519 points, Nifty at 10471.00

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 519.11 points or 1.49% at 35430.43, and the Nifty was up 159.80 points or 1.55% at 10471..About 1929 shares have advanced, 749 shares declined, and 143 shares are unchanged..Bajaj Finance rallies over 9% followed by L&T, IndusInd Bank, NTPC, Hindalco Industries, Power Grid and M&M. On the other hand, Reliance Industries was the top Sensex loser followed by Bharti Airtel and Maruti Suzuki. Nifty PSU Bank index, up 3 per cent. Nifty FMCG index too jumped nearly 2 per cent. All the sectoral indices ended in the green. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were up 1 per cent and 0.84 per cent, respectively.

Closing Bell: Sensex up 179 points, Nifty at 10311.20

Monday, June 22, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 179.59 points or 0.52% at 34911.32, and the Nifty was up 66.80 points or 0.65% at 10311.20. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals surged 40 per cent to Rs 572.70 after it became the first Indian company to secure drug regulator’s nod on manufacturing and marketing the antiviral drug, Favipiravir in India. Bajaj-Auto, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India and NTPC were major gainers. While HDFC, ONGC, TCS, Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC Bank, Infosys and M&M were major losers. About 1848 shares have advanced, 853 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Except for Nifty IT, all the sectoral indices ended the session in green. Nifty Metal gained 2.62 per cent and Nifty Pharma jumped 2.16 per cent. Nifty IT index declined and closed 0.25 per cent lower.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1-2 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 500 points, Nifty at 10244.40

Friday, June 19, 2020
At close, the Sensex is up 523.68 points or 1.53% at 34731.73, and the Nifty up 152.70 points or 1.51% at 10244.40 supported by the gains in the index heavyweight Reliance Industries as the share crossed the Rs 11 lakh crore of market cap in today's session. Bajaj Finance, ONGC, Tata Motors, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries and Axis Bank were top gainers in the Sensex pack. Infosys, IndusInd Bank, Vedanta, and HCL tec were major losers. About 1759 shares have advanced, 841 shares declined, and 145 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index, up 2 per cent. All Sectoral indices, except Nifty Pharma, were in the green.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 700 points, Nifty at 10091.65

Thursday, June 18, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 700.13 points or 2.09% at 34208.05, and the Nifty was up 210.55 points or 2.13% at 10091.70. Bajaj Finance, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, Power Grid, HDFC Bank, Vedanta and State Bank of India (SBI) were the top Sensex gainers, while ONGC, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), TCS, Bharti Airtel and Maruti Suzuki were among the top losers. About 1867 shares have advanced, 706 shares declined, and 133 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank, Nifty Finance Services, Nifty Metal and Nifty Private Bank were all up, 3.74%, 3.65%, 3% and 3.59%, respectively. Only the Nifty Pharma index ended lower. The S&P BSE MidCap index gained 1 per cent and the SmallCap index rallied around 1.5 per cent.

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 up 376 points, Nifty at 9914.00

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 376.42 points or 1.13% at 33605.22, and the Nifty was up 100.30 points or 1.02% at 9914. Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, Tech Mahindra, Tata Motors and Bharti Infratel were Sensex losers. While Infosys was the top Sensex gainer, followed by HDFC, Hero MotoCorp, HDFC Bank, HCL Tech, Infosys was the top Sensex gainer, followed by HDFC, Hero MotoCorp, HDFC Bank, HCL Tech and ICICI Bank. About 1191 shares have advanced, 1350 shares declined, and 150 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank down 0.9 per cent. Nifty Financial Services index, up 2.7 per cent. IT and Metal indices ended higher while selling pressure seen in the pharma, energy, FMCG and infra sectors. The S&P BSE MidCap closed 0.3 per cent higher while the S&P BSE SmallCap index was flat.

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 up 242.52 points, Nifty at 9972.90

Friday, June 12, 2020
At Close, Sensex is up 242.52 points or 0.72% at 33780.89, and the Nifty up 70.90 points or 0.72% at 9972.90. Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finance, Bharti Airtel, Sun Pharma, SBI and Titan were among the other top Sensex gainers. While ONGC, Tech Mahindra, Power Grid, Infosys, Kotak Mahindra Bank, TCS and Axis Bank were major losers. About 1224 shares have advanced, 1226 shares declined, and 150 shares are unchanged. Nifty Media and Nifty IT ended on a positive note. The nifty Auto index jumped nearly 3 per cent. Nifty Bank index also advanced over half a per cent. Nifty SmallCap index down 0.11 per cent and the Nifty Midcap 100 index rallied over a 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 up 290 points, Nifty at 10116.15

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 290.36 points or 0.86% at 34247.05, and the Nifty was up 69.50 points or 0.69% at 10116.20. IndusInd Bank was the top gainer followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC, Axis Bank, State Bank of India (SBI) and TCS. while losers were Hero MotoCorp, GAIL, Coal India, Bajaj Auto, ONGC, Titan and Tata Steel. About 1503 shares have advanced, 1005 shares declined, and 155 shares are unchanged. Most of the sectoral indices closed in the positive with Nifty Bank and Nifty Financial Services as top sectoral gainers, up 1.81 per cent and 1.15 per cent, respectively.S&P BSE MidCap index gained nearly 0.81 per cent. While the S&P BSE SmallCap index climbed 0.92 per cent.

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 up 83.34 points, Nifty at 10167.45

Monday, June 8, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 83.34 points or 0.24% at 34370.58 from days high of 550 points and the Nifty was up 25.30 points or 0.25% at 10167.50. IndusInd Bank was the top Sensex gainer followed by Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, ONGC, GAIL and Titan Company.HDFC Bank, UltraTech Cement, Kotak Mahindra Bank, M&M, Tata Steel and Nestle India were major losers. About 1779 shares have advanced, 844 shares declined, and 154 shares are unchanged. Pharma stocks decline 1.41 per cent. Nifty IT index advanced 1.83 per cent. BSE Smallcap index rose nearly 1 per cent, while the BSE Midcap index ended marginally higher.

Closing Bell:Sensex ends 306 points up, Nifty at 10142.15

Friday, June 5, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 306.54 points or 0.90% at 34287.24, and the Nifty was up 113.10 points or 1.13% at 10142.20 led by buying in financial, metal and auto stocks.SBI share price jumps 9%. Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, LT, SBI, ONGC, RIL, Tata Motors, Bharti Infratel and Bharti Airtel were major gainers in the Sensex pack, While losers were TCS, HUL, Cipla, Bajaj Auto, Power Grid Corporation of India and Infosys. About 2028 shares have advanced, 505 shares declined, and 131 shares are unchanged. The nifty Metal index jumped over 2 per cent. Nifty PSU Bank jumps 7%. Except for FMCG, other indices ended higher.

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 up 284 points, Nifty at 10061.55

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 284.01 points or 0.84% at 34109.54, and the Nifty was up 82.40 points or 0.83% at 10061.50. M&M, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bajaj Finance, State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and Nestle India were the major gainers in the Sensex pack. While NTPC. Bharti Airtel, Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp, Zee Entertainment and Infosys were among other laggards. About 1639 shares have advanced, 844 shares declined, and 131 shares are unchanged. Except for Nifty IT and Metal, all the sectoral indices ended with gains. Nifty PSU Bank index gained over 5 per cent. The Nifty SmallCap 100 index gained over 1 per cent. The Nifty Midcap 100 index gained 0.4 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex jumps 522 points, Nifty at 9979.10

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 522.01 points or 1.57% at 33825.53, while Nifty was up 152.95 points or 1.56% at 9979.10. led by buying in index heavyweights such as HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Bank. Bajaj Finance, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, HDFC, Tata Motors and Axis Bank were top gainers. While Maruti Suzuki, ITC, NTPC, Nestle India, Hero MotoCorp and Bharti Airtel were losers. About 1712 shares have advanced, 708 shares declined, and 150 shares are unchanged. Nifty Realty index jumped nearly 5 per cent. Nifty Financial Service advanced 3.18 per cent. On the sectoral front, except FMCG other indices ended in the green, while BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose between 1-2 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex jumps 879 points, Nifty ends at 9826.15

Monday, June 1, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 879.42 points or 2.71% at 33303.52, while Nifty was up 245.85 points or 2.57% at 9826.15 as lockdown measures ease. Tata Steel, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, Titan Company, HDFC and ICICI Bank were the Sensex gainers. While losers were Dr Reddy’s Labs, UltraTech Cement, Bharti Infratel, Nestle, Hero MotoCorp and Sun Pharma. About 1862 shares have advanced, 583 shares declined, and 137 shares are unchanged. Nifty PSU Bank index soared 7.57 per cent. All the sectoral indices ended in the green, while BSE Smallcap and Midcap indices rose between 2-3 per cent.

Closing Bell: Sensex ends 600 points up, Nifty at 9580.30

Friday, May 29, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 223.51 points or 0.69% at 32424.10, and the Nifty was up 90.20 points or 0.95% at 9580.30. Vodafone Idea surged 25 per cent on a report that Google is in talks to buy a 5 per cent stake in the company. ONGC was the top Sensex gainer followed by Bajaj-Auto, Sun Pharma, Nestle India, ITC, HDFC and HUL. While Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, TCS, Titan and RIL were top losers. About 1390 shares have advanced, 924 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Except for Nifty IT and Nifty Media other indices ended in the green. Nifty Realty, Nifty Pharma and Nifty FMCG gained 4.28 per cent, 3.21 per cent and 2.97, respectively. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose between 1-2 per cent.

Closing Bell: Sensex rises 595 points, Nifty at 9490.10

Thursday, May 28, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 595.37 points or 1.88% at 32200.59, and the Nifty was up 175.15 points or 1.88% at 9490.10 lifted by a rally in financials for the second straight day, ahead of the expiry of futures and options contracts of May series. ONGC was top index gainer followed by LT, HDFC Bank, Eicher Motors, Tata Steel and Axis Bank. On the other hand, M&M, ITC, Infosys, TCS, JSW Steel, BPCL and Sun Pharma were among top losers. Nifty Bank index was up nearly 2 per cent. Nifty Pharma was trading lower. All the sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose more than 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell: Sensex jumps 995 points, Nifty at 9314.95

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 995.92 points or 3.25% at 31605.22, and the Nifty was up 285.90 points or 3.17% at 9314.95 propelled by banks and financials, ahead of the upcoming derivative contract expiry. Axis Bank share price surged 14 per cent, followed by ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank. IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, SBI Wipro, Grasim Industries and HDFC Bank were the major gainers in today's Index pack. while losers were Sun Pharma, UltraTech Cement, Titan, Shree Cements and Asian Paints. About 1363 shares have advanced, 939 shares declined, and 163 shares are unchanged. Nifty Bank index advanced over 8 per cent. Pharma index ended marginally lower.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 63 points, Nifty at 9029.05

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 63.29 points or 0.21% at 30609.30, and the Nifty was down 10.20 points or 0.11% at 9029.05. Bharti Airtel was the top Sensex loser followed by TCS, Bajaj Finance, Sun Pharma and Hero MotoCorp. Titan was the top Sensex gainer followed by UltraTech Cement, Eicher Motors, JSW Steel, IndusInd Bank, Nestle India and ITC. About 1211 shares have advanced, 1109 shares declined, and 175 shares are unchanged. Nifty IT index dropped nearly 2 per cent. The nifty Metal index gained 2.68 per cent. IT and pharma witnessed selling pressure.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended with a gain of 0.6-1.2 per cent.

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.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 114 points and Nifty at 9106.25

Thursday, May 21, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 114.29 points or 0.37% at 30932.90, and the Nifty was up 39.70 points or 0.44% at 9106.25. ITC was the top index gainer with 7 per cent gain. Asian Paints, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, ITC, Hindalco Industries and Bajaj-Auto were the major gainers in the Sensex pack, while, NTPC, Bajaj Finserv IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, HDFC and Axis Bank were the major loser. Nifty Auto and Nifty FMCG were top sectoral gainers, up 2.61 per cent and 2.19 per cent, respectively. Nifty Bank index was down over half a per cent. About 1302 shares have advanced, 908 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose over 0.5 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 622 points, Nifty at 9066.55

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 622.44 points or 2.06% at 30818.61, and the Nifty was up 187.45 points or 2.11% at 9066.55 mainly due to support received from the pharma, auto and banking stocks. HDFC, Larsen & Toubro, M&M, Tata Steel, Dr Reddy's Labs and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the major contributors to Sensex pack, while Hero MotoCorp, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Infratel, and Bharti Airtel were the top Sensex laggard. About 1277 shares have advanced, 1004 shares declined, and 169 shares are unchanged. Nifty Pharma index gained 3 per cent. All the sectoral indices ended higher- auto, energy and bank. BSE Midcap and smallcap indices rose over 1 per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex up 167 points, Nifty at 8879.10

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 167.19 points or 0.56% at 30196.17, and the Nifty was up 55.85 points or 0.63% at 8879.10. Bharti Airtel surged 10 per cent post its March quarter results to hit a new lifetime high. ONGC, Ultratech Cement, Adani Ports, and ITC were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were UPL, Vedanta, IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries and L&T. About 1012 shares have advanced, 1253 shares declined, and 164 shares are unchanged. Nifty Media gained over 2%, followed by Nifty Metal and Nifty IT. Nifty PSU Bank was the biggest loser down by 2.52%. MidCap and SmallCap indexes were up half a per cent each.

Closing Bell:Sensex falls over 1,000 pts, Nifty at 8823.25

Monday, May 18, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 1,068.75 points or 3.44% at 30028.98, while Nifty was down 313.60 points or 3.43% at 8823.25 on lockdown extension. ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank were top Sensex losers, followed by Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finance and HDFC Bank. While Infosys, TCS, HCL Tech and ITC were the only gainers on the index. About 580 shares have advanced, 1702 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Except, Nifty IT, all the sectoral indices were traded in the red. Nifty Bank index slipped 1,272 points or 6.75 per cent followed by the auto, metal and Infra. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell between 3-4 per cent.

Closing Bell: Sensex down 885 points, Nifty at 9142.75

Thursday, May 14, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 885.72 points or 2.77% at 31122.89, and the Nifty was down 240.80 points or 2.57% at 9142.75 on the back of profit booking amid weak global cues.HDFC, IndusInd Bank, RIL, Tech Mahindra and Power Grid were among other losers on the pack. On the flip side, Hero MotoCorp, Larson & Toubro (LT), Maruti Suzuki. HUL, Zee Entertainment and Sun Pharma were among the top Sensex gainers today. About 968 shares have advanced, 1324 shares declined, and 153 shares are unchanged. Except, Nifty FMCG and Nifty Pharma, all the sectoral indices traded in the red.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices down 0.3-0.7 per cent. Nifty Bank index dropped 566 points.

Closing Bell:Sensex up 637 points, Nifty at 9383.55

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 637.49 points or 2.03% at 32008.61, and the Nifty was up 187.00 points or 2.03% at 9383.55 due to Rs 20 trillion economic package announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening. Axis Bank, UltraTech Cement, ICICI Bank and State Bank of India (SBI), Adani Ports and L&T were the major gainers in the Sensex pack while losers are Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, Nestle, Britannia Industries and HUL.About 1633 shares have advanced, 723 shares declined, and 169 shares are unchanged.. Nifty PSU Bank advanced 6.11 per cent.Among sectors, except FMCG and pharma other indices ended positive.Bank Nifty rose over 4 percent followed by auto, metal, infra, energy and IT.

The stars that helped Nifty get back its magic charm

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Five bluechip stocks contributed 56% to the Nifty rally from its lows of March 24. The top 10 stocks comprising Reliance Industries, the HDFC twins, Infosys, Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, TCS, HUL, Axis Bank and Nestle contributed 72% to the 1,450-points or 30% gain in the benchmark index. ET takes a look at five stocks that led the rebound and the factors driving their rise. Read more

Closing Bell: Sensex down 190 points, Nifty at 9196.55

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 190.10 points or 0.60% at 31371.12, and the Nifty was down 42.65 points or 0.46% at 9196.55. After declining 2 per cent in the early trade, benchmark indices witnessed a sharp recovery in the last hour of the session with Nifty just below 9,200 level..RIL was the top Sensex loser followed by Asian Paints, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HUL. NTPC, Bharti Airtel, ITC, Power Grid, Vedanta were among other gainers on the index. About 889 shares have advanced, 1351 shares declined, and 172 shares are unchanged. Auto, IT, metal and FMCG sectors traded in green while bank, energy, infra and pharma ended lower. BSE Smallcap and Midcap indices finished 0.5-0.7 per cent lower.

Closing Bell:Sensex down 81 points, Nifty at 9239.20

Monday, May 11, 2020
At close, the Sensex was down 81.48 points or 0.26% at 31561.22, while Nifty was down 12.30 points or 0.13% at 9239.20 due to profit-booking.IRCTC, Reliance Industries, IndusInd Bank and Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto and Bharti Infratel were major gainers in today's Sensex pack while losers were ICICI Bank, Dr Reddy’s Labs, BPCL, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HUL. About 1084 shares have advanced, 1280 shares declined, and 186 shares are unchanged. The nifty auto index rose over 4 per cent.

Closing Bell:Sensex gains 199 points, Nifty at 9251.50

Friday, May 8, 2020
At close, the Sensex was up 199.32 points or 0.63% at 31642.70, and the Nifty was up 52.45 points or 0.57% at 9251.50. HUL, Sun Pharma, Nestle India, Tech Mahindra, Dr Reddy’s Labs and Reliance Industries were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included M&M, Axis Bank, NTPC, SBI and IndusInd Bank. Nifty Pharma and Nifty FMCG were top sectoral gainers, up 2.13 per cent and 1.92 per cent, respectively. While selling seen in the auto, bank and metal sectors. About 1012 shares have advanced, 1267 shares declined, and 185 shares are unchanged.

Market update:Sensex rallies 800 points, Nifty above 9,750

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Equity markets in India advanced today (30th April 2020) tracking favourable global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex jumped 870 points, or 2.7 percent, at 33,590 and the Nifty50 index hovered around 9,805 levels. Auto stocks led the charge. Maruti Suzuki India (up 6%) and Mahindra & Mahindra (up 4%) were among the top Sensex gainers. Reliance Industries was also up 1 percent ahead of the March quarter results today. All the Nifty sectoral indices were in the green, led by the Nifty Auto index, up 5 percent. Read more

Market update: Sensex advances 400 pts, Nifty nears 9,400

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Equity markets in India climbed off the opening highs today, 28th April 2020. The S&P BSE Sensex turned flat at 31,770 levels after earlier rising as much as 350 points. The Nifty50 index hovered around 9,300 zones. Among individual stocks, IndusInd Bank surged 10 percent. Besides, Axis Bank and HDFC also gained 3 percent each. Reliance Industries quickly pared the initial gains to slip 1 percent. All the sectoral indices, except the Nifty Pharma index, gained, led by Nifty Private index, up over 2 percent. In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index was up 0.7 percent and the SmallCap index gained nearly 1 percent. Axis Bank is scheduled to announce its March quarter results today.

Nifty 50 could see one of its biggest rejig

Monday, April 27, 2020
The Nifty50 could see one of its biggest rejig, predict analysts. The sharp correction in equities because of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the market cap of several existing components fall sharply. The free-float market cap of many other stocks, which are currently not part of the index, has surged past them. Index inclusion prospects are tied to the free-float market cap (total market cap minus value of shares held by promoters or those under lock-in). “We believe the upcoming Nifty review in September will be the biggest reshuffle seen in recent history. Perhaps, we may see a change of four stocks in the review,” says the analysts. Bharti Infratel, Vedanta, Zee Entertainment, Tata Motors, and Gail could be on their way out. Avenue Supermarts (Dmart), Divi's Labs, HDFC Life, Dabur, and SBI Life could become part of the bluechip index.

Market update: Sensex gains 500 points, Nifty above 9,300

Monday, April 27, 2020
Today (27th April) buying across the table especially in index heavyweights Reliance Industries and HDFC drove the Indian markets higher, in line with the Asian indices. The S&P BSE Sensex jumped 554 points, or 1.77 percent, to 31,880. The Nifty50 index surpassed 9,300 levels. Among individual stocks, Reliance Industries and HDFC were both up 2 percent each while IndusInd Bank was up 3 percent. Mindtree rose as much as 7.5 percent in early deals after declaring its March quarter results. All the Nifty sectoral indices were in the green, led by the Nifty IT index, up 2 percent. IndusInd Bank and Ambuja Cements are scheduled to announce their March quarter results today. Asian shares inched higher in today's early trade. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent in early trade. Japan’s Nikkei and South Korea's Kospi both gained over 1 percent each. Incommodities, Brent crude futures firmed 45 cents to $21.89 a barrel.

Sensex crashes-1000-points

Monday, March 30, 2020
30th March was manic Monday as the stock market bears ran riot with coronavirus cases rising in India and abroad, taking lives and forcing businesses to shut down. Along with that, a ceaseless dumping of stocks by foreign investors is also weighing on investor sentiments. Sensex dived over 1000 points to below 28,800. Nifty fell about 300 points to 8,376.

Nifty needs to top and hold 8,550 to confirm bottom

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Indian equity market staged a stellar rebound on Wednesday, 25th March in line with the global markets. The rally, which was fuelled by massive short covering, took Nifty back inside the crucial 7,850-8,550 zone. The market made a shaky start, as the index rapidly pared its opening gains. After that, the 50-stock pack traded in a capped zone but stayed volatile. However, the second half of the session saw the market gaining ground again, as the index finally ended with a gain of 516.80 points or 6.62 percent at 8,317.85. Read more

A fall in virus cases only can save D-St from further downfall

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
At 9.00 PM (IST), Dow Jones was down 3.77 percent at 18,451.06, while Nasdaq and S&P 500 were trading up to 2.68 percent lower. European shares were stuck near seven-year lows on rising fears of an outright contraction in global growth for the year after several more countries self-isolated to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. European stocks sink again as virus deaths mount: European shares were stuck near seven-year lows on rising fears of an outright contraction in global growth for the year after several more countries self-isolated to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

The Nifty index is in deep oversold territory

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Today (18th March), the index closed at 8,468, down 498 points or 5.56 percent and formed a long bearish candle on the daily chart. “The hurdle in the 9,100-9,150 range proved a key resistance during the day. Nifty’s near-term resistance now stands in the 8,800-9,000 zone. “The positive sentiment post-Friday's sharp recovery seems to have been nullified. Nifty moving below the low at 8,555 is not a positive sign. One may expect further weakness in the short term,” say experts. The index has been trading far below its key moving averages and the 14-day RSI at 14 suggests the index is in the deep oversold territory. Analysts do not rule out the index falling below the 8,000 level in the short term.

Sensex down by 704 points to 29,874 and Nifty shed 212 points to trade at 8,754

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Domestic equity indices soon slipped into the negative territory in today’s (18th March) session as investors succumbed to profit booking. Worries about the coronavirus pandemic dampened any hopes that policy measures by major economies would be able to combat the economic fallout of the outbreak. BSE benchmark Sensex was down by 704 points to 29,874 after surging over 500 points in the opening trade. The NSE Nifty shed 212 points to trade at 8,754. Bank and financial stocks were the worst hit with ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and Kotak Bank contributing most to the losses. Read more

YES Bank to be dropped from Nifty 50 from March 19th March instead of 27th March

Monday, March 16, 2020
Troubled Yes Bank will be dropped from benchmark index Nifty 50, banking index Nifty bank and other Nifty indices from March 19, NSE Indices said on Monday. Earlier, the changes were scheduled to happen on March 27, NSE Indices, a subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), said in a statement. However, in light of the recent developments relating to Yes Bank and its reconstruction scheme, NSE Indices' Index Maintenance Sub-Committee (IMSC) has decided to accelerate the removal of Yes Bank from Nifty 50 and Nifty Bank and also remove it from all Nifty equity indices from Thursday, March 19. Shree Cement will replace the private lender in Nifty 50 and in the Nifty bank index, Bandhan Bank will find a place. The troubled lender will also be removed from Nifty 100 and Nifty 500.