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Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

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SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

In a volatile trading session, the benchmark indices ended flat with the Nifty settling below 10,350 as the market consolidated in want of fresh triggers after the September quarter earnings season wound down. Shares of insurance companies shed up to 5% after the Finance Ministry formed a task force to study and submit a report on redrafting of the direct tax code within six months.  Meanwhile, a rally in oil prices continued to reduce expectations of rate cuts ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s policy meeting early next month. Overseas, ...

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Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

BSE midcap, smallcap indices close at new highs   The S&P BSE Midcap and the S&P BSE Smallcap indices settled at their respective new highs on the closing basis on the BSE, following a strong rally in education, pharmaceutical, chemicals, infrastructure and jewellery stocks.   The S&P BSE Smallcap index ended at record high of 17,943.86 on closing level on Thursday surpassed its previous high of 17,910.90 on November 6, 2017. The S&P Midcap index too closed at new high of 16,836.18, surpassed it earlier high of 16,794.23 on November 21, 2017. READ MORE

Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services    Market traded between gains and losses due to subdued trend in global market. After the completion of Q2 results, investors are looking for fresh triggers, upcoming state elections will be a key catalyst in the direction. On the global front, US Fed’s divergence in opinion on inflation growth in the minutes may refrain the chair to take aggressive rate hike in December which is positive for Indian market.

Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

Sectoral trend Source: NSE

Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

Market breadth   Market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, remained positive. 1,442 shares gained, 1,254 shares declined, while 158 shares remained unchanged. 

Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

Sensex heatmap at close Source: BSE

Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

Markets at close The S&P BSE Sensex settled at 33,588, up 26 points, while the broader Nifty50 ended at 10,348, up 6 points. 

Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

Insurance stocks trade weak    Shares of insurance companies were trading lower by up to 5% on the BSE on fears of higher tax rate.   HDFC Standard Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, SBI Life Insurance and Max Financial Services were down in the range of 3% to 5% on the BSE. By comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.11% at 33,597 at 02:45 PM. READ MORE DETAILS

Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

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Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

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Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

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Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

Markets check At 2:00 pm, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 33,536, down 25 points, while the broader Nifty50 was ruling at 10,329, down 13 points. Index Current Pt. Change % Change   S&P BSE SENSEX 33,523.07 -38.48 -0.11   S&P BSE SENSEX 50 10,767.46 -12.67 -0.12   S&P BSE SENSEX Next 50 35,558.62 -61.95 -0.17   S&P BSE 100 10,787.55 -13.82 -0.13   S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index 3,732.91 -5.94 -0.16 Source: BSE

First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 15:37 IST
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Markets settle volatile session flat, Nifty ends below 10350; DRL top loser

All that happened in today's trade

In a volatile trading session, the benchmark indices ended flat with the Nifty settling below 10,350 as the market consolidated in want of fresh triggers after the September quarter earnings season wound down. Shares of insurance companies shed up to 5% after the Finance Ministry formed a task force to study and submit a report on redrafting of the direct tax code within six months.  Meanwhile, a rally in oil prices continued to reduce expectations of rate cuts ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s policy meeting early next month. Overseas, ...

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