Mumbai, Oct 12 (PTI) Benchmark Nifty regained the key
10,000-mark today as it recovered by 112 points on strong
buying in metal, energy and realty counters amid positive
However, PSU Bank index ended flat with a negative bias.
The NSE 50-share Nifty finished at 10,096.40, up 111.60
points, or 1.12 per cent. It shuttled between 10,104.45 and
Overseas, most European shares were trading higher, with
investors awaiting data and monitoring speeches from
central bankers at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF)
annual meeting in Washington DC.
Asian equities ended higher, taking cues from fresh
overnight records set by key US indices as the earnings season
kicks off. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve signalled its
confidence that the US economy was strong enough to support
further rate increases.
The Nifty Midcap and Smallcap indices also posted a
robust performance with gains of 1.10 per cent and 1.18 per
In the sectoral chart, bulls ruled the day as almost
all the sectors ended in green. However, PSU Bank slipped
0.05 per cent.
The top performers were Metal, Energy and Realty which
gained 1.99 per cent, 1.97 per cent and 1.68 per cent,
Major index gainers were Hindalco, Bharti Infratel,
Reliance, Sun Pharma and Aurobindo Pharma.
Losers were Bharti Airtel, Ultratech Cement, IOC, UPL and
The market breadth, indicating the overall health of
the market, was in favour of gainers. On the NSE, 1,142 stocks
advanced, 567 declined and 72 stocks remained unchanged.
Total securities that hit their price bands were 131.
Turnover in the cash segment fell to Rs 27,360.23 crore
from Rs 31,335.43 crore yesterday.
A total of 12,627.26 lakh shares changed hands in
9,019,054 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms
on the NSE stood at Rs 1,36,13,641 crore.
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