Sensex, Nifty End Off Day’s High; Pharma Stocks Outperform
The BSE signage is seen through foliage in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg)

Sensex, Nifty End Off Day’s High; Pharma Stocks Outperform

Latest First
  • Oldest First

Closing Bell: A Subdued Session

Indian equity markets faced pressure at higher levels in today's session. Benchmark indices ended with gains but off the highest point of the day.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 0.37% higher at 38,182 while the NSE Nifty 50 index ended 0.54% higher at 11,274.

Pharma continued to remain the outperformer through the session. The Nifty Pharma ended with gains of 5.5%, led by gains in Divi's Laboratories (Up 12%), Cipla (Up 9.5%) and Lupin (Up 8.3%)

Nifty Realty was the other major sectoral performer, ending with gains of 2.8%. Nifty I.T. (up 1%) and Nifty Metal (Up 0.8%) were the other major sectoral performers.

Broader markets outperformed in today's session. The midcap index ended with gains of 1.4% while the smallcap index gained 1.7% at the close of trade.

The India Volatility Index ended 0.5% lower at 22.45.

Market breadth remained in favour of the gainers. 1,237 stocks on the NSE ended with gains while 612 ended with losses.

How Did The Sectoral Indices Fare

BQ Install

Bloomberg Quint

Add BloombergQuint App to Home screen.