Benchmark NSE Nifty slipped on the
last day of Samvat 2073 by 24 points but still managed to hold
on 10,200, dragged by banking, pharma, finance service and
Overall trading sentiment was dull ahead of a long Diwali
Overseas, European shares edged higher as investors
monitored the latest batch of earnings and economic data
releases. Asian stocks were mixed as investors in the region
looked to China's Party Congress for signs on future policy
direction in the world's second-largest economy.
The Nifty opened lower at 10,209.40 and moved in a
range of 10,236.45 and 10,175.75 before ending at 10,210.85,
showing a modest loss of 23.60 points, or 0.23 per cent, from
its last close.
It saw an intra-day movement of about 60.70 points.
On the sectoral front, PSU banks fell 2.49 per cent,
Private banks 1.62 per cent, banka 1.35 per cent, pharma 1.21
per cent, finance service 0.98 per cent and auto 0.48 per
However, energy and FMCG rose by 2.66 and 0.25 per cent,
Among major index losers: Axis Bank was the biggest loser
after sharp rise in slippages in Q2 followed by ICICI Bank,
InfraTel, Cipla, TechM, SBIN and Yes Bank.
Gainers were reliance, powergrid, IbulHsgFin, ONGC,
Wipro, Kotak Bank, NTPC and ITC.
he market breadth, indicating the overall health of
the market, was in favour of declines. On the NSE, 952 stocks
declined 762 advanced and 65 stocks remained unchanged.
Total securities that hit their price bands were 142.
Turnover in the cash segment rose to Rs 30,596.25
crore from Rs 28,016.58 crore yesterday.
A total of 12,736.94 lakh shares changed hands in
9,631,880 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms
on NSE stood at Rs 1,37,79,309 crore.
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