Sensex rebounds 30 pts, Nifty holds 10,650; broader markets slip in red
12/01/2018 14:30
Amidst choppy trade, the Indian benchmark indices rebounded in final hour of day’s trade, tracking firm cues from Asian peers. Bucking the trend, the broader markets were trading lower, with MidCap and SmlCap indices falling as much as 0.3 per cent and 0.01 per cent, respectively. On the sectoral front, oil&gas and financial stocks emerged as top gainers on BSE, rising as much as 0.85 per cent and 0.41 per cent, respectively. The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3129, shares advanced were 1295, while 1674 shares declined and 160 were unchanged.

At 14:21 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 34532.9, up by 29.41 points or by 0.09 per cent, and the NSE Nifty was at 10657.65, up by 6.45 points or by 0.06 per cent.

During the day’s trade, the BSE Sensex touched intraday high of 34638.42 and intraday low of 34342.16, while the NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 10690.25 and intraday low of 10597.1.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 316.65,+2.33%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 200.65,+1.47%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 9439.15,+1.05%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 946.20,+0.96%), Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 1753.95,+0.76%), among others.

On the flip side, Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 507.20,-1.47%), ITC Ltd. (Rs. 267.10,-1.04%), Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. (Rs. 420.65,-1.04%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 582.45,-1.01%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 1366.40,-0.91%), were among top losers on BSE.