Mumbai, Mar 16 (PTI) Benchmark Nifty ended at a record
9,153.70 today, up 69 points, after the US Federal Reserve
delivered a widely-expected rate hike.
Fresh buying was seen in metal, infra, PSU Bank, realty
and IT counters on the back of strong foreign capital inflows
and higher global cues.
Overseas, European stocks gained after the US Fed raised
rates and Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte won the
elections. Asian stocks edged higher tracking overnight gains
on the Wall Street.
The NSE 50-share Nifty index opened higher at 9,129.65 and
hovered between 9,158.45 and 9,128.55 before closing at
9,153.70, a rise of 68.90 points, or 0.76 per cent. It saw an
intra-day movement of about 29.90 points.
Sector-wise, Metal rose 2.92 per cent, Infra 1.38 per
cent, Realty 1.25 per cent, PSU Bank 1.10 per cent, IT 1.17
per cent, Auto 0.69 per cent, Finance Service 0.66 per cent,
Pharma 0.56 per cent and Energy 0.48 per cent.
Major index gainers were Adani Ports (4.96 per cent), Tata
Steel (4.30 per cent), Hindalco (4.30 per cent), Tata Motors
Dvr (2.23 per cent) and Asian Paints (2.21 per cent).
Notable losers were HeroMotoCo (1.56 per cent), Bharti
Airtel (0.70 per cent), Reliance (0.56 per cent), Coal India
(0.26 per cent) and ICICI Bank (0.23 per cent).
A total of 1,157 scrips advanced, 501 declined, while 87
remained unchanged. Total securities that hit their price
bands were 118.
Turnover in the cash segment fell to Rs 24,578.69 crore
from Rs 24,615.85 crore yesterday.
A total of 13,559.34 lakh shares changed hands in
9,194,777 trades. The market capitalisation of NSE stood at
Rs 11,823,832.12 crore.
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