Sensex, Nifty Hit Record Highs

07 April, 2017, 02:31 | Author: Rachel Hardy
  • Sensex, Nifty Hit Record Highs

The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 117.91 points at 29,856.33 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 36.60 points to 9,228.55.

The Sensex touched a high of 29,954.25 points and a low of 29,817.59 points during the intra-day trade.

Buying in energy 1.20 per cent, realty 0.91 per cent, media 0.65 per cent, commodities 0.58 per cent, metal 0.28 per cent and IT 0.26 per cent capped the losses.

According to market observers, gains could have been higher had it not been for the monetary policy to be announced tomorrow.

The RBI left the short-term lending rate or repo rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent, and the cash reserve ratio static at 4 per cent.

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HDFC Securities said, "Indian equity markets are likely to open on a flat to negative note following Asian cues". "With no major surprises from RBI, markets stabilised, but will await the NPA resolution measures that are widely expected shortly".

"Q4 numbers should take centre-stage from here on, but global cues could also hold sway in the coming days, specially with US markets beginning to show vulnerability ahead of (US) NFP (non-farm payroll) jobs data".

Meanwhile, the rupee staged a stellar comeback after a brief pause and hit 17-month peak of 64.87 by gaining 16 paise against the U.S. dollar on heavy selling of the American currency by banks and exporters.

The 30-share BSE Sensex, which resumed its uptrend after a day's gap, opened at 29996.03 and surpassed the psychological level for the first time since March 4, 2015 to hit a high of 30,007.48. FMCG and Telecom indices declined 0.8 per cent and 0.6 per cent respectively.

Bucking the trend, stocks of Bajaj Auto, Infosys, Axis Bank, Tata Motors, GAIL, NTPC and NTPC were trending higher by up to 1.55 per cent as investors engaged in widening their bets.


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