RIL, HDFC Bk drag Sensex 115pts, Nifty holds 17,450; indices up 19% in FY22

CLOSING BELL: Hindalco tumbled 5 per cent, followed by Divis Labs, Apollo Hospitals, RIL, Wipro, Eicher Motors, Dr Reddy's Labs, and Cipla

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CLOSING BELL
Benchmark indices see-sawed in trade on Thursday as investors adjusted their positions ahead of the monthly F&O expiry. Besides, largely tepid global mood amid geopolitical and economic uncertainty after Russia's invasion of Ukraine kept gains in check.
The S&P BSE Sensex started gap-up with gains of around 100-odd points, and extedned rally to hit a high of 58,891. However, selling in the second half of the session dragged the index to a low of 58,486. The index, eventually, closed at 58,568, down 115 points or 0.2 per cent. 

On the NSE, the Nifty50 gyrated between 17,560 and 17,435 before settling at 17,465, down 33 points or 0.2 per cent. 

The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices, meanwhile, outperformed the frontline indices and closed 0.3 per cent higher each.

From a sectoral view point, the NSE Pharma index slipped 1.3 per cent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index (down 0.8 per cent) and IT index (down 0.4 per cent).

Among gainers, the Nifty FMCG index advanced 1.2 per cent, while the Nifty Private Bank and Realty indices added 0.3 per cent each.

Gainers and losers
M&M, JSW Steel, Britannia, HUL, Axis Bank, Tata Consumer Products, ONGC, Hero MotoCorp, and IndusInd Bank were the leaders on the Nifty today, rallying upwards of a per cent each.

On the flipside, Hindalco tumbled 5 per cent, followed by Divis Labs, Apollo Hospitals, RIL, Wipro, Eicher Motors, Dr Reddy's Labs, and Cipla. 

Within the broader market space, Adani Power, Tata Communications, HAL, Kansai Nerolac, Oil India Ltd, Edelweiss Financial Services, Shaily, and DFM Foods were the outperformers, soaring between 6 per cent and 15 per cent.

Outlook FY23
The Indian stock markets have delivered remarkable gains in FY22. Both the S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty 50 benchmarks soared 33 per cent each recording new historic peaks of 62,225.40 and 18,604.45, respectively.

The indices continued to scale higher levels and carry over the bullish sentiment it secured in FY21. Although, the last quarter of FY22 did see some correction amid the Russia-Ukraine war and spike in crude oil prices, the underneath sentiment continues to favour the bulls. READ MORE

Global markets
European stocks were mixed on the last trading day of March, with the pan-European Stoxx 600 hovering fractionally below the flatline by mid-morning. On Wall Street, Dow Jones and S&P 500 Futures were flat while Nasdaq Futures were up 0.4 per cent.

Among Asian indices, Hang Seng slipped 1 per cent, Japan's Nikkei ended 0.7 per cent down, and Australia's ASX200 eased 0.2 per cent. On the flipside, South Korea's Kospi added 0.4 per cent. 
4:08 PM

Technical View: Rupak De, Senior Technical Analyst at LKP Securities

Markets remained rangebound throughout the day as the benchmark Nifty hovered within 100 points range. However, the bais may continue to remain positive over the near to short term. On the higher end, the index may move towards 17650, whereas support is visible at 17300.
 

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4:07 PM

Market view: S Ranganathan, Head of Research at LKP Securities

Even as markets ended the last day of the financial year in a rather quiet mood, it has delivered a 19% return this year on the Nifty with two sectoral indices - Metals & Media returning over 50% this year. On the broader market as well, both the Midcap-100 & the Smallcap-100 delivered over 25% return this year. Such returns in a year when FPI's have pulled out big money highlights the confidence of the Indian Investor amidst a slew of headwinds.

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3:50 PM

Closing bell: Chemical stocks abuzz; TN Petroproducts soars above 12%

3:45 PM

Closing bell: Nifty FMCG best sectoral performer

3:42 PM

Closing bell: Hindalco, Divi's Lab, Apollo Hospitals top Nifty 50 losers

3:40 PM

Closing bell: JSW Steel, M&M, Britannia top Nifty 50 gainers

3:36 PM

Closing bell: Broader markets upbeat; India Vix slips in red

3:35 PM

Closing bell: FMCG stocks crunchy while Pharma bleeds

3:34 PM

Closing bell: 15 out of 30 Sensex stocks close in red

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Closing bell: Sensex closes lower by over 100 points

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Closing bell: Nifty 50 closes flat below 17,500 levels

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First Published: Mar 31 2022 | 8:09 AM IST

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