Post Session: Sensex ends 55 pts higher, Nifty below 10,000; Wipro nosedives 4%
14/09/2017 16:21
The Indian equity benchmarks continued gaining momentum on Thursday, led by gains in healthcare and power stocks, undermining weak cues from Asian peers. Outperforming the benchmark indices, the broader markets ended higher, with MidCap and SmlCap gaining as much as 0.57 per cent and 0.64 per cent, respectively. IT bellwether Wipro emerged as top losers, falling over 4 per cent after the stock turned ex-date for the proposed buyback.

The 30-share barometer SENSEX closed at 32241.93, up by 55.52 points or by 0.17 per cent, and the NSE Nifty ended at 10086.6, up by 7.3 points or by 0.07 per cent.

During the day’s trade, Sensex touched intraday high of 32328.61 and intraday low of 32186.84, while the NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 10126.5 and intraday low of 10070.35.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 524.25,+4.24%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 519.75,+4.20%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 229.40,+3.97%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 403.90,+3.62%), Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. (Rs. 403.30,+3.44%), among others.

On the flip side Wipro Ltd. (Rs. 283.90,-4.10%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1007.70,-1.17%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 159.40,-1.12%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1290.55,-1.06%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 398.20,-0.70%), were among top losers on BSE.

On the sectoral front, healthcare and power stocks emerged as top gainers, rising as much as 2.11 per cent and 0.83 per cent respectively.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2959, shares advanced were 1380, while 1402 shares, declined and 177 were unchanged.