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Market Highlights: Indices end flat, Sensex dips 17 points; Realty, IT, PSU banks drag

Share Market, Stock Market Highlights: The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 58,279.48, down 17.43 points (0.03 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,362.10, down 15.70 points (0.09 per cent).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 7, 2021 4:28:00 pm
bse, bombay stock exchangeBombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Dalal Street (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Share/Stock Market Highlights: The topline equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended on a flat note with marginal losses on Tuesday following profit booking at higher levels amid weak cues from European markets.

The S&P BSE Sensex slipped 17.43 points (0.03 per cent) to end at 58,279.48, while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,362.10, down 15.70 points (0.09 per cent). Both the indices had opened on a flat note earlier in the day and moved in a range throughout the day.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Tech Mahindra, Axis Bank, HCL Technologies, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) were the top losers of the day on the Sensex pack while Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, ITC, Ultratech Cement and Nestle India were the top gainers.

Among sectoral indices on NSE, the Nifty Realty index was the worst performer of the day slipping 2.33 per cent weighed by Sobha and Prestige Estates Projects. This apart the Nifty IT index fell 1.31 per cent dragged by Coforge and Oracle Financial Services Software. The Nifty PSU Bank index too declined 1.25 per cent owing to the shares of Bank of India and Bank of Maharashtra.

In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended at 24,368.83, down 57.09 points (0.23 per cent) while the S&P BSE SmallCap settled at 27,350.03, down 116.63 points (0.42 per cent).

(with inputs from agencies)

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15:49 (IST)07 Sep 2021
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The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 58,279.48, down 17.43 points or 0.03 per cent, while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,362.10, down 15.70 points or 0.09 per cent.

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11:29 (IST)07 Sep 2021
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10:54 (IST)07 Sep 2021
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09:51 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Global market update

Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as investors watched for decisions from central banks in Europe and elsewhere about when they might start to wind down economic stimulus.

Shares advanced in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, which are the bulk of Asia's market capitalisation. Seoul and Sydney declined.

US markets were due to reopen following a three-day weekend.

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6% to 3,644.36 and the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo gained 0.8% to 29,894.92. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong advanced 0.9% to 26,398.46.

The Kospi in Seoul shed 0.5% to 3,187.26 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 declined 0.1% to 7,519.60.


09:48 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Equity markets at open

Sensex falls 79.69 pts to 58,217.22 in opening session; Nifty slips 26.30 pts to 17,351.50.


On Monday, the benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) had climbed 0.3 per cent to end at fresh record highs led by gains in Reliance Industries (RIL) and information technology (IT) stocks.

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 166.96 points (0.29 per cent) to end at a record closing high of 58,296.91. Earlier in the day, the BSE benchmark had surged 385.90 points (0.66 per cent) to hit a fresh record intraday high of 58,515.85.

Likewise, the Nifty 50 climbed 54.20 points (0.31 per cent) to end at an all-time high of 17,377.80. The NSE barometer had earlier breached the 17,400-mark for the first time ever to touch a record high of 17,429.55.

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