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Sensex, Nifty End Higher For Third Day

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Closing Bell: Sensex, Nifty End At Fresh 2019 High

Indian equity benchmarks ended higher for the third consecutive trading session, closing at a fresh 2019 high.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 0.58 percent or 216 points higher at 37,752.17 and the NSE Nifty 50 ended at 11,341.70, up 0.36 percent.

The market breadth, however, was tilted in favour of sellers. About 1,132 stocks fell and 609 shares ended higher on National Stock Exchange.

Six out of 11 sectoral gauges compiled by NSE ended lower, led by the NSE Nifty Media Index’s 2 percent decline. On the flipside, the NSE Nifty PSU Bank Index was the top sectoral gainer, up 1.6 percent.

 Sensex, Nifty End Higher For Third Day

Boeing 737 Max’s Ban Might Impact 15,000 Passengers Initially: CARE Rating Says

The ban of is likely to Boeing 737 Max impact over 15,000 passengers initially over the next few days, CARE Ratings said. “Only one Indian operator has an operational fleet of 12 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The airline would have to accordingly reschedule, accommodate or cancel tickets depending upon availability,” The research firm said.

“The ban is likely to lead to an increase in airfares across major domestic destinations till there are further developments related to the ban.”

Stocks Moving On Heavy Volumes

Just Dial

  • Stock rose as much as 14.8 percent to Rs 637.95.
  • Trading volume was almost seven times its 20-day average.

Arvind Fashions

  • Stock rose as much as 5 percent to Rs 718.20.
  • Trading volume was more than 60 times its 20-day average.

Bombay Dyeing

  • Stock rose as much as 6 percent to Rs 137.20.
  • Trading volume was more than quadruple its 20-day average.

IndusInd Bank

  • Stock rose as much as 4.5 percent to Rs 1,640.
  • Trading volume was more than quadruple its 20-day average.

Block Deal Alert: Cadila Healthcare

About 10 lakh shares of Cadila Healthcare changed hands in a block deal, Bloomberg data showed. Buyers and sellers were not known immediately.

European Equities Trade Mixed As Retail Stocks Slip On Growth

European equities opened little changed with retail shares pacing the declines as Adidas AG to Inditex SA spooked investors.

 Sensex, Nifty End Higher For Third Day