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Market Highlights: Indices end marginally lower, Sensex slips 50 points, Nifty ends below 18,450-mark

Share Market, Stock Market Highlights: The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 61,716.05, down 49.54 points (0.08 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 18,418.75, down 58.30 points (0.32 per cent).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 19, 2021 4:56:14 pm
BSE in Mumbai. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Share/Stock Highlights: The topline equity indices snapped out of their seven-day winning streak and ended marginally lower on Tuesday after hitting fresh all-time highs in the intraday trade.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell 49.54 points (0.08 per cent) to end at 61,716.05 while the Nifty 50 cracked 58.30 points (0.32 per cent) to settle at 18,418.75.

Earlier in the day both the indices had opened over 0.5 per cent higher and hit fresh record highs with the Sensex breaching the 62,000 level mark for the first time ever and hitting 62,245.43 while the broader Nifty went past the 18,600 mark to hit a fresh all-time high of 18,604.45.

ITC was the top laggard of the day followed by Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Titan Company, Tata Steel, Ultratech Cement and Power Grid Corporation of India. On the other hand, Tech Mahindra, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Bajaj Finserv, Infosys, HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the top gainers.

Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty FMCG index fell 3.19 per cent dragged by ITC and HUL. The Nifty PSU Bank index crashed 3.73 per cent due to a fall in Union Bank of India and Indian Bank. The Nifty Metal index too fell 2.46 per cent led by a fall in Welspun Corp and National Aluminium Company.

(with inputs from agencies)

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16:24 (IST)19 Oct 2021
MARKET QUOTE | S Ranganathan, Head of Research, LKP Securities on Tuesday's market performance

"Indices met with profit taking today even as the IT Index stood tall through the day which indeed had several bouts of volatility. Market breadth too was weak with declines outpacing advances led by the big names of the FMCG sector as the street awaits a slew of primary market offerings in the near term. The broader markets clearly witnessed profit booking in several top performing Midcap names during the day"

15:40 (IST)19 Oct 2021
Equity markets at close

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 61,716.05, down 49.54 points or 0.08 per cent, while the Nifty 50 settled at 18,418.75, down 58.30 points or 0.32 per cent.

15:34 (IST)19 Oct 2021
HUL Q2 net rises 10.7% to Rs 2,185 crore; net sales up 11.3% at Rs 12,812 crore

FMCG major Hindustan Unilever on Tuesday reported a 10.69 per cent rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 2,185 crore for the second quarter ended September 30.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 1,974 crore in the July-September quarter of the previous fiscal. Click here to read

13:34 (IST)19 Oct 2021
Tata Coffee shares jump nearly 9% after Q2 earnings

Shares of Tata Coffee on Tuesday zoomed nearly 9 per cent after the company reported a 26.55 per cent jump in consolidated net profit for the September quarter.

The stock gained 8.45 per cent to its 52-week high of Rs 254 on BSE. On NSE, it jumped 8.64 per cent to its 52-week high of Rs 254.40. Click here to read

13:32 (IST)19 Oct 2021
IRCTC share price surges past Rs 6000-mark, market cap hits Rs 1 lakh crore

Shares of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) continued their bull run at hit new all-time highs during the morning trade on Tuesday.

The stock surged past the Rs 6,000 mark for the first time ever and hit a record intraday high of Rs 6,375.45 on the BSE, while on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) it rose to an all-time high of Rs 6,375.15. The market captitalisation too hit the Rs 1 lakh crore mark in the process. Click here to read

10:51 (IST)19 Oct 2021
Petrol and diesel prices unchanged

Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged at their record highs for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The auto fuel prices were last revised on Sunday when petrol and diesel rates were hiked by 35 paise per litre each in the national capital.

The price of petrol in Delhi stands at Rs 105.84 per litre while that of diesel is at Rs 94.57. In Mumbai, petrol currently costs Rs 111.77, while diesel is retailing at Rs 102.52, data available on Indian Oil Corporation’s website showed. Click here to read

10:18 (IST)19 Oct 2021
Domestic air traffic count nears pre-Covid levels

With 3,27,923 passengers travelling on domestic flights, Sunday recorded the highest domestic air traffic count since flights were resumed in May 2020, inching towards pre-pandemic levels. According to data from the civil aviation ministry, 2,372 flights operated on Sunday on domestic sectors.

Recently, the ministry allowed airlines to operate 100% of their scheduled capacity keeping in mind the growing demand for air travel on account of the onset of festivals season. For Diwali, which will occur in the first week of November, forward bookings are 450% higher than last year’s Diwali. Click here to read

09:55 (IST)19 Oct 2021
Global market update

Asian shares advanced on Tuesday, supported by a tech-driven Wall Street rally, and a rebound in Chinese markets a day after weak data heightened investor concerns about the world's second-largest economy.

The dollar was under pressure as weak U.S. factory data tempered expectations about any near-term interest rate increases.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.76% on Tuesday. It is up about 5% since its 12-month low hit on Oct. 5, largely in line with a similar rally in world shares following a strong opening to the U.S. earnings season.However, the Asian benchmark is still well off its level in late July, when a series of regulatory changes in China roiled markets. Japan's Nikkei gained 0.56%.


09:49 (IST)19 Oct 2021
Equity markets at open

Sensex surges 390.89 pts to fresh all-time high of 62,156.48 in opening session; Nifty jumps 127.40 pts to record 18,604.45.


On Monday, the benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) had climbed 0.75 per cent to settle at fresh record highs lead by gains in metals, information technology and banking stocks.

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 459.64 points (0.75 per cent) to end at a fresh lifetime high of 61,765.59 while the Nifty 50 climbed 138.50 points (0.76 per cent) to settle at a new all-time high of 18,477.05. Earlier in the day, The Sensex surged to a new intraday high of 61,963.07 while the broader Nifty edged past the 18,500-mark for the first time ever hitting a fresh intraday high of 18,543.15.

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