Markets today S&P BSE Sensex 34,153.85 0.54% Nifty 50 10,561.35 0.54% S&P BSE 200 4,712.02 0.68% Nifty 500 9,573.10 0.71% S&P BSE Mid-Cap 18,070.03 0.69% S&P BSE Small-Cap 19,704.92 0.97% Nifty PSU Bank was the only sectoral index in red Source: NSE Sectoral Trend Source: NSE Top Sensex gainers and losers Source: BSE Markets at Close The S&P BSE Sensex ended at new closing high at 34,153, up 184 points while the broader Nifty50 indec settled abobe 10,550 for the first time ever. It ended at 10,558, up 54 points FMCG sector grows by 9% in Dec 16-Nov 17 period The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in India grew by nine per cent between December 2016 and November 2017, as per research agency Nielsen. While, the growth figure stands taller with comparable numbers for the past five years, a lower base may have played a role. During the period FMCG majors like Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Dabur and Marico witnessed severe fluctuations in sales numbers. HUL – the largest player in the sector – for example, posted four per cent growth in volume during January-March quarter, followed by flat sales in June quarter. For Dabur, the numbers are lower. While, it managed to post 2.4 per cent growth during the first three months of the year, sales dipped 4.4 per cent year-on-year during April-June, thanks to the massive destocking exercise taken up by all trade partners. Marico, after posted impressive 10 per cent growth in March, witnessed nine per cent plunge in volume uptick.