Keeping pace with a volatile trading session, the key benchmark indices ended Wednesday’s trade positively, helped by healthy buying in IT, consumer durables and capital goods stocks. Crude oil prices in Asia spiralled over 2 percent today after US President pulled his country out of the Iran nuclear deal, which fuelled fresh geopolitical ambiguity that too get impacted the market.
On Closing, the sensitive index of BSE closed higher by 103.03 points to 35,319.35, while the Nifty-50 of NSE rose 23.90 points to close at 10,741.70.
On the NSE’s Nifty-50, leading the set of gainers in trade were Tata Motors, Titan Company, Yes bank and Tata Steel. The top losers were Ultratech Cement, Bharat Petroleum and Lupin.
On NSE, The Nifty IT index settled 0.55 pc up at 13,453.40 with shares of TCS (up 1.37 pc), Tata Elxsi (up 1.12 pc), Oracle Financial Services Software (up 0.66 pc), HCL Technologies (up 1.12 pc) and Infosys (up 0.55 pc) among others.
BSE sectorally, Information Technology stocks gained most at 0.74 percent, teck 0.56 percent, consumer durables 0.46 percent and capital goods 0.40 percent. On the flip side, Power socks fell 0.57 percent, utilities 0.49 percent, healthcare 0.47 percent and basic materials 0.31 percent.
On BSE, Tata Motors, Asian Paints, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Axis Bank and Yes Bank were top five gainers; and in contrast, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, Maruti and Wipro and M&M were among the major losers.