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Sensex rises 170 pts, Nifty tops 17,800; GSFC leaps 20%, MCX crashes 6%

CLOSING BELL: There were 21 gainers of the 30-pack index, and 33 on the 50-pack index, led by Power Grid, Nestle India, Tata Consumer Products, IndusInd Bank, L&T, HCL Tech, Tata Motors, SBI Life, HUL

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Stock market highlights: Extending their rally into fifth straight session, the frontline S&P BSE Sensex closed 170 points higher at 60,301, while the Nifty50 shut shop at 17,814, up 44 points.

There were 21 gainers of the 30-pack index, and 33 on the 50-pack index, led by Power Grid, Nestle India, Tata Consumer Products, IndusInd Bank, L&T, HCL Tech, Tata Motors, SBI Life, HUL, Eicher Motors, and Axis Bank. 

In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and Smallcap indices rose up to 0.34 per cent.

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IPO Mart :: Mankind Pharma
The Rs 4,300-crore offer went past the half-way mark on the second day of the offer with 52 per cent subscription till 3:30 PM. The interest was led by Qualified Institutional investors (QIB) with 92 per cent subscription, followed by NII (72 per cent) and retail investors (20 per cent).
4:17 PM

COMMENT:: Domestic markets mirrored the mood on Wall Street

The domestic bourses mirrored the mood on Wall Street as soft economic data and underwhelming earnings dragged US equities to a weak close yesterday. However, the market gradually recovered after an uptick in US futures, with the earnings of tech companies providing support. Adding to investors' concerns about a possible recession, the US consumer confidence data for April hit a nine-month low ahead of the upcoming Fed policy meeting.
- Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services
4:15 PM

Nifty can target 18,000/ 18,200 on the upside

The Nifty Bulls managed to hold the support of 17,700 after the gap-down opening and the index recovered fully at the end of the session. The momentum remains strong and one should keep a buy approach and expect targets of 18,000/18,200 in the near term. The monthly expiry indicates resistance at 18,000 where the highest open interest is built up on the call side.

- Kunal Shah, Senior Technical Analyst at LKP Securities

4:14 PM

Bank Nifty:: A decisive move above 43,000 can induce further rally

Bulls have kept their hold on the Bank Nifty as the index ended in the green, recovering from the morning losses. In the short term, the trend remains bullish with the new range for traders being 42,500-43,000, where writers have significant build-up. On the lower end, a fall below 42,500 may trigger panic in the banking space; whereas on the higher end, a decisive rise above 43,000 may induce further rally.

- Rupak De, Senior Technical Analyst at LKP Securities

4:11 PM

Price hikes to drive HUL Q4 revenue, ad-spends to dent margin: Analysts

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4:09 PM

Wipro Q4 preview: Soft quarter likely; share buyback, Q1FY24 guidance eyed

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4:07 PM

Ipca Labs plunges 16% in two days, hits 3-year low on Unichem acquisition

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4:05 PM

Siemens hits record high; stock surges 22% thus far in 2023

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4:02 PM

AU Small Finance tumbles 7% in 4 sessions; what should investors do?

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4:01 PM

Triveni Turbine surges 8% on healthy business outlook

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3:58 PM

Stock of this digital transformation solutions provider has soared 33% in two days

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3:55 PM

Shares of Gujarat PSUs in demand; GMDC, GSFC, GACL rally up to 20%

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3:52 PM

Market Breadth positive; 110 stocks hit 52-week high


3:50 PM

Nifty Realty index gains 1.4%; Indiabulls RealEstate surges 5%


3:48 PM

BSE Smallcap Heatmap:: GSFC, GIPCL, GMDC zoom 20%; MCX cracks 6%


3:46 PM

BSE Midcap Heatmap:: NHPC, Voda Idea, Auro Pharma gain up to 5%; Ipca Labs sheds 5%


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First Published: Apr 26 2023 | 7:43 AM IST

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