Nifty reclaims 10,100 mark; Metal, PSU Bank Indices lead
At 10 AM, the Sensex jumped 181 points or 0.65% at 32,778 while the NSE Nifty gained 58 points or 0.55% to 10,102.
The BSE Midcap index and BSE Smallcap index was up by 0.8%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.
All sectoral indices on the NSE were trading in the green.
GAIL (+2.7%), Tech Mahindra (+2.1%), Bosch (+2%), Aurobindo Pharma (+1.8%) and Tata Steel (+1.4%) were the top gainers on Nifty50.
HCL Tech (-0.3%), Sun Pharma (-0.1%), Wipro (-0.04%), TCS (-0.03%) and HDFC Bank (-0.01%) were the top losers in today’s trade.
Out of 1,975 stocks traded on the NSE, 1294 advanced, 316 declined and 410 remained unchanged today.
A total of 25 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 13 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.
IDBI Bank was up 1.28%. The bank said that its board of directors has approved the d sale of 27.99 lakh equity shares of National Securities Depository (NSDL), constituting 7% of its total paid up equity capital, held by IDBI Bank.
Hatsun Agro Product was up 2.28%. The company said that the board of directors of the company has considered and approved raising funds for the company by way of issue of securities to the existing equity shareholders of the company on a rights basis aggregating up to Rs900cr.
Asian shares hovered near two-month lows as softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over US policy kept many investors on the sidelines, even as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off.