Top sectoral gainers & losers on NSE
The domestic benchmark indices ended with sharp gains on Tuesday, amid recovery in Asian markets, dip in oil prices and buying in energy and banking stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex gained 332 points or 1 per cent to settle at 35,144 while NSE's Nifty50 index gained 100 points or 1 per cent to close at 10,583.
Among sectoral indices, Nifty Pharma index ended 1 per cent lower, weighed by Sun Pharma and Aurobindo Pharma. Realty stocks, too, lost ground in the trade with the Nifty Realty index ending at 221.40, down 0.61 per cent.
Among individual stocks, Radico Khaitan rallied 8 per cent to Rs 441, extending their last four weeks' gain on the BSE, after the company reported a strong 73 per cent year-on-year (Y-o-Y) jump in net profit at Rs 495 million in September quarter (Q2FY19). The liquor firm had reported a profit of Rs 286 million in the year-ago quarter.
On the contrary, shares of Allahabad Bank tumbled 10 per cent to Rs 37.45 on BSE after reporting a net loss of Rs 18.23 billion in September quarter (Q2FY19), due to higher provisioning for bad loans and lower interest income. The state-owned bank posted net profit of Rs 702 million in the year-ago quarter. It reported a net loss of Rs 19.44 billion in June quarter.
Spreadbetters pointed to a positive start for Europe and US with E-minis for the S&P 500 and the Dow up 0.5 per cent each. FTSE futures were up 0.2 per cent.