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Market Highlights: Sensex rallies 460 points on last trading session of 2021

Share Market, Stock Market Highlights: The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 58,253.82, up 459.50 points (0.80 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,354.05, up 150.10 points (0.87 per cent).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 31, 2021 5:05:15 pm
stock market, sensex live, sensex share pricePeople stand outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), after Sensex surpassed the 60,000 level for the first time, in Mumbai, India, September 24, 2021. (REUTERS/File Photo)

Share/Stock Highlights: The frontline equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended the last day of the 2021 calendar on a higher note after they jumped nearly 1 per cent on Friday.

The S&P BSE Sensex surged 459.50 points (0.80 per cent) to end at 58,253.82 while the Nifty 50 climbed 150.10 points (0.87 per cent) to settle at 17,354.05. With this, the Sensex registered a 21.99 per cent rally in 2021 while the broader Nifty recorded a 24.12 per cent hike during the year.

On the Sensex pack, Titan was the top gainer on Friday, rising 3.5 per cent, followed by Kotak Bank, SBI, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Finance, HUL, Axis Bank and Sun Pharma. On the other hand, NTPC, Tech Mahindra, PowerGrid and Infosys were the laggards.

(with inputs from agencies)

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16:46 (IST)31 Dec 2021
MARKET QUOTE | Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services on Friday's market performance

"2021 witnessed strong recovery amid continuing challenges from subsequent variants and ended positive today. India outperformed most global peers supported by robust retail participation, economic recovery, vaccine coverage and rising appetite for Indian goods & services. Despite lingering fears surrounding surging Omicron cases, the domestic market is expected to maintain its resilience supported by healthy long-term growth forecast & reforms undertaken."

16:44 (IST)31 Dec 2021
Equity markets at close

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 58,253.82, up 459.50 points or 0.80 per cent, while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,354.05, up 150.10 points or 0.87 per cent.

11:42 (IST)31 Dec 2021
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11:14 (IST)31 Dec 2021
Rupee gains 12 paise to 74.30 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee appreciated by 12 paise to 74.30 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday, tracking gains in domestic equity markets.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened strong at 74.35 against the American dollar, then inched higher to 74.30, registering a rise of 12 paise from the last close. In the previous session, the rupee surged 29 paise to close at a more than one-month high of 74.42 against the US dollar.

(PTI)

11:11 (IST)31 Dec 2021
CMS Info Systems shares list with nearly 2% gain

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The scrip got listed at Rs 220.20 apiece on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), thereby registering a gain of 1.94 per cent from its offer price of Rs 216.00, while on the BSE, it opened at Rs 218.50, up 1.16 per cent from the issue price. Click here to read

09:54 (IST)31 Dec 2021
Global market update

Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday after a late slide pulled major indexes into the red on Wall Street, leaving the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly below record highs.

Tokyo and many other regional markets were closed.

Hong Kong jumped 1.7% in New Year’s Eve trading to 23,496.86 and the Shanghai Composite index gained 0.4% to 3,634.61. Sydney lost 0.7% to 7,461.43 as the number of new coronavirus cases surged.

Singapore advanced while Malaysia edged lower.

(AP)

09:50 (IST)31 Dec 2021
In meet with FM, states push for GST compensation extension by 5 years

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09:37 (IST)31 Dec 2021
Equity market at open

Sensex jumps 364.54 points to 58,158.86 in opening session; Nifty surges 104.05 points to 17,308.00.

(PTI)

Equity benchmarks indices Sensex and Nifty ended marginally down on Thursday due to losses in Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finance and Maruti as investors remained cautious amid surging Omicron cases.

The 30-share index ended 12.17 points or 0.02 per cent lower at 57,794.32. Similarly, the broader Nifty fell 9.65 points or 0.06 per cent to 17,203.95.

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