Tuesday, February 8, 2022
At close, the Sensex was up 187.39 points or 0.33% at 57,808.58, and the Nifty was up 53.20 points or 0.31% at 17,266.80, amid mixed global cues and fag-end buying in metals, financials, select auto, and RIL stock. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel, and Axis Bank contributed the most to the indices’ gain.ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation, Power Grid, SBI Life, L&T, TCS, Tata Consumer Products, Kotak Bank, HDFC Bank, Ultratech Cement, Shree Cement, and SBI were the top laggards on the Nifty index, The BSE SmallCap was hit harder as it declined 1.4 percent on the exchange today. The BSE MidCap index, meanwhile, slipped 0.45 percent. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal and PSU Bank indices each ended 0.8 percent higher. Among losers, the Nifty Realty index dipped 0.8 percent, followed by the Nifty IT index, down 0.3 percent.