Mumbai, Jly 17 (PTI) The NSE 50-share Nifty closed above
the 9,900-level for the first time triggered by fresh buying
from operators on hopes of good corporate earnings amid
positive global sentiment.
The Nifty opened higher today at 9,908.15. After touching
an intra-day low of 9,894.70, the index headed north to touch
new high of 9,928.20, before settling at 9,915.95, up 0.30 per
On the sectoral front, barring the Nifty FMCG index,
which lost 1.70 per cent, all indices ended in green. The
Nifty Realty, IT, and Metal indices led the gainers, advancing
1.48 per cent, 1.12 per cent, and 0.96 per cent, respectively.
Global concerns about supply overhang in the metals
sector continue to linger, as Chinese steel output in June
rose 5.7 per cent (y-o-y) to a record 73.23 million tonnes,
surpassing an all-time high of 72.78 million tonnes in April,
data from the National Statistics Bureau showed.
A total of 874 scrips declined, 829 advanced, while 81
remained unchanged. Total securities that hit their price
bands were 126.
Turnover in the cash segment dropped to Rs 24,497.73
crore from Rs 27,523.48 crore on last Friday.
A total of 15,349.73 lakh shares changed hands in
8,429,170 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms on
the NSE stood at Rs 1,29,32,869 crore.
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