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Bargain hunting in domestic equities helped the markets rebound swiftly from intra-day lows on Wednesday

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Bargain hunting in domestic equities helped the rebound swiftly from intra-day lows on Wednesday. The and the indices had plunged to 51,802 and 15,513 levels, respectively earlier today as investors turned wary ahead of the verdict of the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting. Besides, the ripples of a regulatory crackdown by the Chinese government was also felt by the

At close, the BSE barometer of 30 shares stood at 52,443.71, down 135.05 points or 0.26 per cent while was down 37 points or 0.24 per cent at 15,709.40.

Among Sensex pack of stocks, Bharti Airtel was the best performer (up 5 per cent), followed by Tata Steel (up 3 per cent) and (up 1 per cent). Kotak Bank, DRL, M&M and PowerGrid were the top losers. 

In the broader markets, the BSE SmallCap index underperformed the headline indices and slipped 0.45 per cent. Meanwhile, BSE Midcap ended unchanged.

Sectorally, all but the Nifty Metal (up 1.12 per cent) and IT (up 0.21 per cent) indices ended in the red with the Nifty PSB Index sliding nearly 2 per cent. Nifty Auto too witnessed heavy selling and was down nearly 1 per cent.

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