Sensex, Nifty Post Losses; Midcap, Smallcap Indices Outperform
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Sensex, Nifty Post Losses; Midcap, Smallcap Indices Outperform

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Closing Bell: Benchmarks Halt Three-Day Surge

India's benchmark indices ended lower after gaining for three-straight days on the back of weak global cues and a stronger U.S. Dollar.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 1% lower at 38,220 while the NSE Nifty 50 index managed to hold the mark of 11,300, ending 0.84% lower at 11,312.

NTPC ended as the top gainer on the Nifty 50 index, with gains of 7%, while Tata Motors was the top laggard, ending 2.6% lower. ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC were the other major laggards.

Midcaps and Smallcaps were the outperformers in today's session. The midcap index ended 0.8% higher while the smallcap index ended with gains of 0.66%.

Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty Bank ended as the top laggard with cuts of 1.3%. The Media index posted another day of gains, ending 3% higher while the Metal index saw gains of 1%.

Other sectoral laggards included the FMCG, I.T. and auto index which fell close to 0.5% each.

Market breadth remained in favour of the gainers. 1,029 stocks on the NSE posted gains while 806 declined.

How Did The Sectoral Indices Fare

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