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Market Highlights: Sensex and Nifty end flat after hitting lifetime highs

Share Market, Stock Market Highlights: The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 55,944.21, down 14.77 points (0.03 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 16,634.65, up 10.05 points (0.06 per cent).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 25, 2021 4:41:21 pm
Bombay Stock Exchange building. (Express archive photo)

Share/Stock Market Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended flat on Wednesday after hitting fresh all-time highs earlier in the day.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 55,944.21, down 14.77 points (0.03 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 16,634.65, up 10.05 points (0.06 per cent).

Earlier in the day both the frontline indices had opened on a positive note and hit their respective record highs, the Sensex breached the 56,000-mark and touched 56,198.13 while the broader Nifty surged to 16,712.45.

TCS was the top gainer on the Sensex pack, rising over 1 per cent, followed by Infosys, Reliance Industries (RIL), HUL, Nestle India and ITC. On the other hand, Bajaj Finserv, Titan, Maruti Suzuki, Bharti Airtel and Tata Steel were among the laggards.

In the broader market however, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended 22,947.56, up 131.21 points (0.58 per cent) while the S&P BSE SmallCap settled at 25,961.50, 174.54 points (0.68 per cent).

(with inputs from agencies)

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15:46 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Equity markets at close

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 55,944.21, down 14.77 points or 0.03 per cent, while the Nifty 50 settled at 16,634.65, up 10.05 points or 0.06 per cent.

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13:45 (IST)25 Aug 2021
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Source: BSE
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12:04 (IST)25 Aug 2021
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Source: BSE
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City Petrol (Rs/litre) Diesel (Rs/litre)
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10:53 (IST)25 Aug 2021
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The Indian rupee declined 5 paise to 74.24 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday, tracking the firm American currency.

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10:08 (IST)25 Aug 2021
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09:55 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Equity markets at open

Sensex surges 133.50 pts to 56,092.48 in opening session; Nifty advances 42.90 pts to 16,667.50.


The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended around 0.75 per cent higher on Tuesday led by gains in metals, banking and financial stocks.

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 403.19 points (0.73 per cent) to end at 55,958.98 while the Nifty 50 settled at 16,624.60, up 128.15 points (0.78 per cent).

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