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MUHURAT TRADING WRAP: Sensex gains 195 pts to close at fresh high of 43,638

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

A stock broker and his family watch the Diwali Muhurat trading at BSE, in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The Indian made a solid start to Samvat 2077, with benchmark indices scaling their fresh closing highs in Saturday's session.

Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex ended the session 195 points, or 0.45 per cent, higher at 43,638. Intra-day, the index hit an all-time high of 43,830.93. The broader Nifty50 index closed at 12,771, up 51 points. Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, and Sun Pharma (all up 1%) were the top Sensex gainers. Overall, 26 of the 30 Sensex constituents ended the session in the green.

On the NSE, a total of 1,391 stocks ended with gains while 397 stocks declined.

Shares of Tata Steel rose 3 per cent to Rs 499 on the BSE after delivering strong results in India with broad based, market leading volume growth and strong cash flow generation during the September quarter (Q2FY21). READ MORE

All the Nifty sectoral indices closed with gains, led by Nifty IT index, up half a per cent.

The broader market outperformed the benchmarks, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rising 0.6 per cent and 0.8 per cent, respectively. Intra-day, the S&P BSE Midcap index hit a 52-week high of 16,028, up 1 per cent on the BSE, surpassing its previous high of 15,931, touched on February 12, 2020. READ MORE

MARKET HOLIDAY

will remain closed on Monday on account of  Diwali-Balipratipada.

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