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MARKET WRAP: Sensex climbs 482 pts, Nifty tops 11,300; Bharti Airtel up 5%

Here's a look at all that happened today in the stock market

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 


Extending their rally, benchmark indices ended over 1 per cent higher on Tuesday, driven by gains in financials and energy counters.

The S&P ended at 37,535.66, up 481.56 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,301.20, up 133 points.

Among sectoral indices, the Bank and Private Bank hit all-time highs during the intra-day trade, with ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank being the top gainers. The indices settled at 28,443.70 and 16,257.90, respectively.

In the broader market, the S&P Midcap index ended up 98 points, or 0.65 per cent higher at 15,192.84, while the S&P SmallCap index ended at 14,920.50, up 158 points, or 1.07 per cent.


Among individual stocks, shares of Bharti Airtel ended the day at Rs 350.50, up five per cent from its previous close. The stock of telecom services provider has surged 15 per cent in past two trading sessions, after the company said it will shed its stake in the Bharti Infratel from 50.33 per cent to 18.33 per cent.

Shares of ICICI Bank hit a record high of Rs 388 in the intra-day trade on The stock, eventually, settled at Rs 388.70 up, 12.85 per cent.

Reliance Industries (RIL), too, hit a 52-week high of Rs 1,333 apiece on BSE in the intra-day trade. The stock ended at Rs 1329.85, up over 2 per cent.

On the contrary, HDFC Life Insurance ended 5 per cent lower at Rs 370.50 apiece on after Standard Life Mauritius Holdings, the joint venture partner in HDFC Life Insurance, said it was planning to sell 4.93 per cent stake, or 99.5 million shares, in the life insurance firm at a floor price of Rs 357.50 per equity share.


The pound jumped and Asian shares rallied on Tuesday after the European Commission agreed to changes in a deal ahead of a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.08 per cent, with early gains reinforced by a rise in Chinese shares and oil companies, which were buoyed by higher oil prices. Australian shares were up 0.4 per cent, while Japan's Nikkei stock index jumped 1.9 per cent, helped by a weaker yen.


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