Post-Session: Sensex gains 89 pts, Nifty holds 17,350 as RBI hikes repo rate by 50 bps
05/08/2022 21:04
The headline equity indices ended with small gains on Friday. IT, banks and financial services stocks were in demand. On the other hand, auto, consumer durables and media stocks were under pressure. Weak European shares put pressure on domestic shares.

Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increased the interest rate by 50 basis points to 5.4% and retained the FY23 GDP growth forecast at 7.2%.

The 30-share benchmark index was trading at 58387.93 up by 89.13 points or by 0.15 % and then NSE Nifty was at 17397.5 up by 15.5 points or by 0.09 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 58649.19 and intraday low of 58244.86 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 17474.4 and intraday low of 17348.75

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were UltraTech Cement Ltd. (Rs. 6780.60,+2.86%), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 838.40,+2.26%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 703.00,+1.30%), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 223.50,+1.20%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 1616.55,+1.06%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1236.20,-2.04%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 8836.05,-1.50%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 2533.95,-1.46%), IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1038.95,-1.06%), Bajaj Finserv Ltd. (Rs. 15088.95,-0.59%), among others.

TECk index was at 13838.91 up by 113.19 points or by 0.82%. Tata Communications Ltd. (Rs. 1101.85,+4.87%), Tata Elxsi Ltd. (Rs. 9312.55,+4.02%), HFCL Ltd. (Rs. 68.05,+3.26%), Hughes Ispat Ltd. (Rs. 111.90,+2.71%), Route Mobile Ltd. (Rs. 1475.65,+2.04%),.

Auto index was at 29365.58 down by -332.09 points or by -1.12%. Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (Rs. 2163.85,-6.72%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1236.20,-2.04%), Eicher Motors Ltd. (Rs. 3088.00,-1.80%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 8836.05,-1.50%), Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Rs. 2771.95,-1.23%),.