Hindalco was the bright spot with a gain of 3.26 per cent, followed by state-owned SBI, L&T, ICICI Bank and Vedanta Ltd.
BSE Sensex today bounced back almost 183 points to close at over two-week high of 25,958.63 as investors lapped up realty, auto and metal stocks amid hopes of a breakthrough on GST Bill in Parliament
Rising for the second day in a row, the benchmark BSE Sensex today jumped over 104 points to 25,864.47, helped by value-buying in beaten-down stocks and a firm global trend after concerns about impact of Paris attacks receded.
Besides, the broad-based NSE Nifty reclaimed the 7,800-level to hit a high of 7,838.85 before settling at higher 7,806.60, 44.35 points or 0.57 per cent.
Currency expert Jamal Mecklai believes exporters and importers stayed away and that the currency slid primarily on position-taking by market participants.
The gains marked a recovery from over a four-week low.
The benchmark BSE Sensex dropped for the sixth day today to record its longest losing run since June as foreign funds continued to offload shares amid weak corporate earnings and a sluggish global trend.
BSE Sensex slipped by 181 points to fall to a one-month low of 26,656.83 bogged down by weaker-than-expected quarterly numbers of heavyweights, ITC and L&T.
Tracking firm global cues, the benchmark BSE Sensex today closed at over two-month high of 27,470.81 by surging over 183 points — its fourth straight weekly gain — after ECB signalled more stimulus by the end of this year.
Continuing its rising streak for the third straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex surged over 150 points to close at about two-month high of 27,364.92, led by gains in Reliance Industries after the company posted its record earnings in the September quarter.
Ending three-day losing streak, the benchmark BSE Sensex today rebounded by 230.48 points to recapture the 27,000-level on the back of value buying in blue-chips led by auto, PSU and metal amid firm global trend.
The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 133 points in early trade today due to selling in IT stocks after TCS’ second quarter earnings failed to impress investors.
IT bellwether Infosys’ shares erasing all its early gains ended 3.88 per cent down after it cut dollar revenue guidance for the financial year 2016 despite posting 9.8 per cent rise in net profit to Rs 3,398 crore for the second quarter.
Logging its first drop in seven days, the benchmark BSE Sensex today retreated from 1-1/2 months high after falling over 190 points to end below the 27,000- level, dragged down by profit-taking, tracking weak trend in other Asian markets.
The broader NSE Nifty gained 24.50 points or 0.30 per cent to settle at 8,177.40 after shuttling between 8,188.90 and 8,132.90.