Sensex, Nifty End A Volatile Session On A Subdued Note
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Sensex, Nifty End A Volatile Session On A Subdued Note

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Markets At Close

  • Benchmark indices end rangebound, volatile session on a subdued note
  • Nifty ends 5 points lower at 9,261
  • Sensex ends 0.19 percent higher at 31,648
  • Nifty Bank ends 0.8 percent lower at 20,522
  • Nifty Midcap Index ends 0.45 percent higher
  • Nifty Smallcap Index ends 0.3 percent higher
  • India Volatility Index ends 1.74 percent higher at 43.33
  • Nifty Metal top sectoral laggard; down 3.2 percent
  • Nifty PSU Bank top sectoral gainer; ends 4.2 percent higher
  • Nifty Auto (Down 1.7 percent), Nifty FMCG (Down 1.9 percent) among other laggards
  • Tata Motors ends as top Nifty gainer; up 4.2 percent
  • Hindalco ends as the top Nifty laggard; down 5.6 percent
  • 1,150 stocks end the day with gains while 683 decline

Gainers And Losers On The Nifty

Closing Bell: Flat End To A Volatile Session

Indian equity markets ended a volatile session flat after fluctuating between gains and losses for majority of the trading day.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 0.19 percent higher at 31,648 while the NSE Nifty 50 Index ended little changed at 9,261, down by 5 points.

Financials were on both sides of the spectrum in today's trading session. While HDFC Twins contributed to the upside, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank kept the gains in check.

Among sectoral indices, the Metals index was the top laggard, ending with losses of 3.5 percent. Nifty FMCG (Down 2.1 percent), Nifty Auto (Down 1.6 percent) and Nifty Bank (Down 0.8 percent) were some of the other sectoral laggards.

1,153 stocks ended the day with gains while 681 traded with losses.

Nifty Bank Index Turns Negative

Sensex, Nifty End A Volatile Session On A Subdued Note

Infosys Strong Ahead Of Q4 Earnings

  • A BloombergQuint poll estimates Dollar revenues to be 0.3 percent lower at $3,234 million
  • Rupee revenue seen 1.6 percent higher at Rs 23,460 crore
  • EBIT seen 2 percent higher at Rs 5,164
  • EBIT Margins seen at 22 percent versus 21.9 percent
  • Net profit seen 4.5 percent lower at Rs 4,267 crore
  • All numbers are consolidated and compared on a sequential basis
  • All estimates other than the Dollar revenue are Bloomberg estimates

What To Watch Out For From Infosys:

  • Client payment periods, pricing pressure and discounts
  • Outlook on BFSI given the current environment
  • Ability to service clients under new environment
  • Impact / change in strategy with focus on digital services

Active Stock Options

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  • Reliance Industries' 1,300 Call: Premium up 5 percent to Rs 30.25. The contract has added 2.94 lakh shares in Open Interest
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