Sensex ends 390 pts higher driven by HDFC twins, metals, Nifty above 18,150

Closing Bell: Within sectors, the Nifty metal index closed with most strength, up 1.5 per cent, followed by financials and pharma pockets, while PSB index slumped the most by over 1 per cent

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Equity markets extended gains to a second session on Wednesday supported by positive global peers and selected financial and metal stocks. 

The BSE Sensex dipped to a low of 60,569 during the day but firmed up to close 390 points higher at 61,046. The top winners that drove maximum gains on the index were Tata Steel, L&T, Wipro, HDFC twins and Bharti Airtel, which ended 1.6-2 per cent higher. 

The NSE Nifty ended 112 points higher at 18,165, led by Hindalco, which gained 3 per cent, while Tata Motors, Ultratech Cement, HDFC Life, Adani Enterprises and IndusInd Bank restrained gains on the index and dropped up to 1.6 per cent. 

The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended with slimmer gains of 0.5 per cent and 0.2 per cent, respectively. Within sectors, the Nifty metal index closed with most strength, up 1.5 per cent, followed by financials and pharma pockets, while PSB index slumped the most by over 1 per cent. 

Among stocks, Adani Enterprises closed 1.5 per cent down. The company has filed papers for its Rs 20,000-cr FPO, which will remain open between Jan 27-31. As per the RHP, it will use Rs 10,900 crore of the total proceeds towards capex in airport and green businesses. 

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 8:05 AM IST

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