Sensex ends lacklustre session 29 points down; broader indices outperform

Top Nifty gainers included Kotak Mahindra Bank, Powergrid, Grasim and BPCL, among others

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Experts further said that retail investors should be clear on whether they are taking short-term positions based on the sentiment or investing for the long term.

The domestic benchmark indices ended Wednesday's session on a lacklustre note as the BSE Sensex declined 29 points to 58,250 amid losses in IT firms and index heavyweight Reliance Industries, even as gains in private lenders helped cap losses. The Nifty50 also settled flat with a negative bias at 17,354, down 9 points. With this, both indices extended their declines to the second day straight. 

In teh 30-pack index, 15 stocks closed in the red and 15 in the green. Kotak Bank, NTPC, Titan and Sun Pharma were among the top gainers while Nestle India, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finserv and Bajaj Auto were the top losers. 

Buying was visible in the broader markets after a one-day hiatus. The BSE Midcap index added 0.81 per cent. It also touched a new high in trade today. Meanwhile, BSE Smallcap rose 0.55 per cent. 

Sectorally on NSE, only banking, financial and metal-oriented sectors ended with gains. Nifty IT, down 0.78 per cent, slid for the second day and was the worst performing sector. Nifty Media and Auto lost over 0.50 per cent each.

In the sectoral space on BSE, the telecom index reversed losses to feature among the worst performing indices amid reports that Cabinet did not discuss a relief package for the sector at its meeting today. 
4:24 PM

CLOSING COMMENTS :: Vinod Nair, Head Of Research at Geojit Financial Services

Domestic market opened on a flattish note while the cautious trend in the global market forced Indian equities to trade lower amid lingering concerns over rising covid cases and slowing economic recovery. However, supported by a recovery in broader markets the key indices ended on a flat note. The cabinet’s approval of the PLI scheme for man-made fibres and technical textiles will help in improving the industry's outlook. 
4:20 PM

TECH VIEW :: Rohit Singre, Senior Technical Analyst at LKP Securities

Index closed flat for the third consecutive day at 17353 and formed a dragonfly doji candle pattern on the daily chart which represents indecision in the markets.  Nifty is unable to cross above its immediate swing high which is around 17440 so it will act as immediate & strong resistance for nifty followed by 17500 zone any break above mentioned resistance index may see good traction and can inch towards 18k mark, immediate support is still placed at 17300-17250 zone traders can use this as there trailing stop out levels. 
4:19 PM

MARKET VIEW | S Ranganathan, Head of Research at LKP securities

In a volatile session of trade today the Bulls managed to stage a smart comeback led by the pace of vaccinations and accumulation witnessed in Kotak Bank. The broader markets witnessed interest in Textile stocks on the back of the PLI scheme announced today. The late afternoon session saw Advances gain ground over Declines as several Midcaps were seen buzzing around. 
4:17 PM

CLOSING COMMENTS :: Binod Modi, Head Strategy at Reliance Securities

Domestic bourses witnessed modest contraction today mainly led by profit booking in IT and Auto stocks. Further, weak cues from global equities also weighed on investors’ sentiment. Barring financials most key sectoral indices traded in a red zone today. Notably, textile stocks were in focus today as government approved PLI scheme worth Rs 107 bn for the sector. Additionally, buying was seen in midcap and smallcap stocks as recent contraction in this space made risk reward proposition favourable for number of stocks. Kotak Bank, Grasim, Powergrid and BPCL were among top Nifty gainers, while Divi’s Lab, Nestle, Wipro and Maruti were laggards.
4:14 PM

Telecom stocks end in the red; Vodafone Idea slips 15% from day's high

>> Union cabinet on Wednesday did not take up the proposals for providing financial relief to India's debt-laden telecom sector, a government source said.
 
The cabinet was widely expected to take a decision on a so-called relief package for the telecoms industry, which would have helped all wireless carriers but especially the embattled Vodafone Idea.
 
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4:02 PM

Textile stocks end higher following govt's PLI scheme announcement

3:52 PM

Broader markets outperform benchmarks; Nifty Midcap 100 ends 0.5% higher

3:48 PM

SECTOR WATCH :: Nifty Bank, private and PSU were top gainers; Nifty IT, media, auto ended lower

3:43 PM

Sensex Heatmap | Top gainers & losers at close

>> Top gainers: Kotak Mahindra Bank, NTPC, Titan, Sun Pharma
 
>> Top losers: Nestle, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Auto
3:39 PM

CLOSING BELL :: Sensex ends lacklustre session 29 points down; broader indices outperform

The domestic benchmark indices largely flat in a volatile trading session today. The 30-pack Sensex closed the day at 58,250, down 29 points and the NSE Nifty settled just 8.6 points or 0.1% lower at 17,354 level as stock-specific movement stopped the benchmarks from falling into the negative territory. Top gainers on the benchmark indices included Kotak Mahindra Bank, Powergrid, Grasim and BPCL, among others. Broader markets, however, continued to rally after a one-day hiatus. BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap were up 0.8 per cent and 0.6 per cent each.
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2:52 PM

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2:44 PM

NEWS ALERT

2:39 PM

Textile stocks gain ground post PLI scheme announcement

COMPANY LATEST GAIN(rs) GAIN(%)
Alok Industries 24.60 1.30 5.58
Trident 24.40 0.80 3.39
Grasim Inds 1579.05 25.40 1.63
Garware Tech. 3333.70 23.85 0.72
Raymond 434.40 1.35 0.31

2:22 PM

NEWS ALERT :: Cabinet approves PLI Scheme worth Rs 10,683 cr for Textiles

>> Incentives worth Rs. 10,683 crore to be provided over 5 yrs
 
>> This will positively impact States like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha
2:15 PM

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First Published: Sep 08 2021 | 8:16 AM IST

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