Benchmark Nifty scaled a fresh high
on the last day of October series derivatives expiry, rising
by 48 points to 10,343.80 on strong buying in metal, pharma,
energy, media and infra counters.
Globally, European stocks edged higher as investors
digested new earnings reports ahead of a speech by European
Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi.
Asian stocks were mixed after Wall Street pulled back
from record highs overnight.
The NSE Nifty opened lower at 10,291.80 and surged to an
intra-day record of 10,355.65 before drifting to 10,271.85. It
finally settled at 10,343.80, up 48.45 points, or 0.47 per
It saw an intra-day movement of about 83.80 points.
On the sectoral front, Metal rose 2.14 per cent, Pharma
1.05 per cent, Energy 1.01 per cent, Media 0.95 per cent, Auto
0.58 per cent, Infra 0.51 per cent and Realty 0.40 per cent.
However, PSU Bank, IT and FMCG fell by 1.02 per cent,
0.75 per cent and 0.02 per cent, respectively.
Major index gainers were BPCL, HPCL, IOC, Cipla and
Losers included HCL Tech, ICICI Bank, Indiabulls Housing
Finance, Ambuja Cement and Power Grid.
The Nifty Midcap and Smallcap indices advanced 0.74 per
cent and 0.54 per cent, respectively.
The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the
market, was in favour of gainers. On the NSE, 922 stocks
advanced, 801 declined and 60 remained unchanged.
Total securities that hit their price bands were 157.
Turnover in the cash segment fell to Rs 52,070.09 crore
from Rs 55,954.18 crore yesterday.
A total of 24,138.27 lakh shares changed hands in
13,701,754 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms
on NSE stood at Rs 1,40,96,806 crore.
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