Sensex, Nifty End Lower; Post Losses For The Week
An employee walks past electronic ticker boards that indicate the latest stock figures inside the atrium at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Sensex, Nifty End Lower; Post Losses For The Week

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Closing Bell: A Volatile Session

Indian equity markets began the November series on a volatile note as global markets countdown to the U.S. Presidential elections. Benchmark indices ended with a negative bias and posted losses for the week as well.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 0.34% lower at 39,614 while the NSE Nifty 50 index 0.2% lower at 11,642. Both the indices ended off the lowest point of the day, after being down over 1% towards the final hour of the session.

It was a mixed day for sectoral indices. Realty, Media and Metal stocks outperformed while Banks, Auto and FMCG were the laggards.

The Nifty Realty index ended 2.1% higher while the Nifty Media and Nifty Metal index gained 1.5% each.

The Nifty Auto was the top underperformer, down 1.1% while the Nifty Bank and Nifty FMCG fell 0.7% each.

Broader markets too had a mixed session. The Nifty Midcap index ended 0.5% higher while the Smallcap index ended lower by a similar quantum.

India Volatility Index ended 2.2% higher at 24.54.

950 stocks on the NSE ended with gains while 885 stocks reported losses.

Taking Stock Of The Markets This Week

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