Sensex, Nifty End Little Changed; Metals, State-Run Lenders Shine
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Sensex, Nifty End Little Changed; Metals, State-Run Lenders Shine

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A Volatile Day Of Trade

Indian equities gave up gains from the early part of the trading day to end little changed as private banking stocks underperformed.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 50 points lower at 52,104 while the NSE Nifty 50 index ended unchanged from Monday's closing at 15,313.

After a 1,300 point surge on Monday, the Nifty Bank index saw some consolidation to end 200 points or 0.6% lower at 37,098.

Metal stocks were the biggest outperformers in today's session with the Metal index ending with gains of 2.9%. State-run banks were the other outperformers with the PSU Bank index ending 1.6% higher.

I.T. stocks were the biggest laggards in today's session, with the Nifty I.T. index ending with cuts of 1.5%.

Most other indices were little changed.

Broader Markets outperformed in today's session. The Nifty Midcap index gained 0.4% while the Small cap index ended 0.1% higher.

The India Volatility Index ended 1.4% higher at 21.78.

1,056 stocks on the NSE ended lower while 829 stocks posted gains.

Buzzing Stocks: HEG & Graphite India

HEG:

  • Top gainer on the Nifty Small cap index
  • Gains as much as 18.3% - biggest single-day gain since September 2019
  • Trades at the highest level since July 2019
  • Today's volumes are triple its 20-day average
  • Stock in overbought territory with Relative Strength Index (RSI) at 79

Graphite India:

  • Second best performer on the Nifty Small cap index
  • Gains as much as 13.6% to Rs 495.9
  • Trades at the highest level in two years
  • Today's volumes are 63% its 20-day average
  • Stock in overbought territory with Relative Strength Index (RSI) at 80

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Sensex, Nifty End Little Changed; Metals, State-Run Lenders Shine

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Benchmark Indices Give Up Gains But Trade Lower

  • Nifty down 0.3% at 15,274
  • Sensex down 0.4% at 51,963
  • Nifty Bank down 1.2% at 36,846
  • Nifty Midcap index little changed
  • Nifty Small cap index down 0.2%
  • India Volatility Index up 2% to 21.9
  • Nifty Metal index remains the top sectoral gainer; up 2.8%
  • Nifty PSU Bank index is the other major gainer; up 1%
  • Nifty I.T. is the top sectoral laggard; down 1.6%
  • Nifty FMCG index down 0.8% while Media index declines down 0.7%
  • Power Grid is the top Nifty gainer; up 7.3%
  • ICICI Bank is the top Nifty laggard; down 3.5%
  • 733 stocks on the NSE trade with gains while 1,134 stocks are declining

PSU Bank Index Off Day's High

Sensex, Nifty End Little Changed; Metals, State-Run Lenders Shine
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