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MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

Benchmark indices ended flat on Wednesday, snapping 9 session of gains, as investors remained cautious on quarterly results.

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

Benchmark indices ended in red on Wednesday, snapping 9 session of gains, as investors remained cautious on quarterly results, dragged mainly by banking and financial stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,332, down 63 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,526, down 23 points. Among sectoral indices, Nifty PSU Bank fell nearly1% on fall in almost all stocks. Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank, Andhra Bank, OBC, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank, IDBI Bank and SBI declined up to 4%. In the global markets, Asian shares crept ahead on Wednesday after Wall Street took ...

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MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

Nifty PSU Bank index ends 1.10% lower. Top losers: COMPANY LATEST PREV CLOSE LOSS() LOSS(%) BANK OF BARODA 141.65 147.85 -6.20 -4.19 INDIAN BANK 306.75 318.95 -12.20 -3.83 ANDHRA BANK 42.05 43.00 -0.95 -2.21 IDBI BANK 69.95 71.05 -1.10 -1.55 ORIENTAL BANK 94.60 95.85 -1.25 -1.30

MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

Nifty FMCG index ends 1.74% up. Top gainers: COMPANY LATEST PREV CLOSE GAIN() GAIN(%) GODREJ CONSUMER 1134.30 1076.40 57.90 5.38 DABUR INDIA 356.20 343.75 12.45 3.62 GODREJ INDS. 595.00 577.60 17.40 3.01 ITC 275.45 267.60 7.85 2.93 TATA GLOBAL 285.45 280.95 4.50 1.60

MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

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MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

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MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

Market at close   The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,332, down 63 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,526, down 23 points.

MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

World stocks at four-week highs as earnings rekindle risk appetite Global stocks climbed to their highest in nearly four weeks on Wednesday as strong US first-quarter earnings helped revive risk appetite, driving up equities and hauling the dollar out of its slump. European stocks rose in early trading, pushing MSCI's index of world stocks up 0.2 per cent to its highest since March 22. The top index of euro zone stocks rose 0.4 per cent to its highest since Feb. 5, when a spike in volatility amplified a sell-off in global equity markets. READ MORE

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Gold rises on Akshaya Tritiya buying Gold prices went up by Rs 30 to Rs 32,380 per ten grams at the bullion market today largely due to token buying by jewellers on the auspicious occasion of 'Akshaya Tritiya', but a subdued trend overseas capped the gains.   Silver strengthened by Rs 150 at Rs 40,450 per kg largely in step with gold.   Traders said, besides token purchases by consumers on the auspicious occasion of 'Akshaya Tritiya', depreciating rupee against the dollar helped gold prices to trade higher. READ MORE

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Hindustan Zinc plans to produce 1,000 tonnes of silver in next 3-4 years Hindustan Zinc (HZL), India’s largest zinc and silver producer, is planning to increase production of silver from 556 tonnes in 2017-18 to 1,000 tonnes in the next 3-4 years.   On Tuesday, the company announced its silver refinery had been recognised by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) as its approved refinery on Monday, making it the only Indian private sector company achieving this status in India. READ MORE

MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

BSE FMCG index hits new high; Godrej Consumer, Dabur, ITC up over 3% Shares of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies were in focus with the S&P BSE Index up more than 2% hitting a new high on the BSE. The FMCG index hit record high of 11,085 in intra-day trade surpassed its previous high of 11,047 recorded on February 1, 2018. READ MORE

MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

Fortis Healthcare suitors' list gets longer with Fosun's $350-million offer   Adding to the list of bidders for Fortis Healthcare, Fosun Health Holdings Ltd (FHHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Fosun International, on Tuesday made a proposal for primary infusion at Rs 156 a share, up to a total investment of $350 million (Rs 22.75 billion), including a preliminary investment of Rs 1 billion. The unsolicited non-binding offer, however, is subject to due diligence, to be completed within three weeks. This will enable Fosun to own a 25 per cent or more stake in Fortis. READ MORE

MARKETS ON WEDNESDAY: Indices snap 9 sessions of gains; banking stocks drag

Market Check S&P BSE Sensex 34,525.09 0.38%   Nifty 50 10,583.30 0.33%   S&P BSE 200 4,653.58 0.33%   Nifty 500 9,359.25 0.31%   S&P BSE Mid-Cap 16,835.98 0.33%   S&P BSE Small-Cap 18,182.31 0.28%

First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 15:30 IST
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Benchmark indices ended in red on Wednesday, snapping 9 session of gains, as investors remained cautious on quarterly results, dragged mainly by banking and financial stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,332, down 63 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,526, down 23 points. Among sectoral indices, Nifty PSU Bank fell nearly1% on fall in almost all stocks. Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank, Andhra Bank, OBC, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank, IDBI Bank and SBI declined up to 4%. In the global markets, Asian shares crept ahead on Wednesday after Wall Street took ...

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