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Dec 27, 2018 03:37 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Closing Bell: Nifty ends December series below 10,800; Sensex up 157 pts

At the close of market hours, the Sensex was up 157.34 points or 0.44% at 35807.28, while the Nifty was higher by 49.90 points or 0.47% at 10779.80.

  • December 27, 2018 03:36 PM IST

    Market at Close Equity benchmarks ended the session on a positive note, but off the high points. The Nifty ended December series below 10,800.

    Some selling in banks, automobiles, metals and pharmaceuticals weighed on benchmarks, while the Nifty Midcap index ended with gains of over one third of a percent.

    At the close of market hours, the Sensex was up 157.34 points or 0.44% at 35807.28, while the Nifty was higher by 49.90 points or 0.47% at 10779.80. The market breadth was narrow as 1313 shares advanced, against a decline of 1233 shares, while 181 shares were unchanged.

    Adani Ports, Reliance Industries, Tech Mahindra and ONGC gained the most, while Airtel, Hero MotoCorp, and Tata Motors lost the most.

  • December 27, 2018 03:28 PM IST

  • December 27, 2018 03:03 PM IST

    '161 IPOs garner $5.52 bn till November in 2018'

    Indian stock exchanges ranked second globally in terms of number of initial public offerings (IPOs), raising $5.52 billion from 161 offerings till November this year, according to a report.

    At the BSE and the National Stock Exchange, there were only two IPOs in fourth quarter of this calendar year, compared with nine and three in fourth quarter of 2017 and third quarter of 2018, respectively, said EY India IPO Trends: Q4 2018 report.

    A similar trend was witnessed in the small and medium enterprise (SME) market. There were eight IPOs in fourth quarter of 2018, compared with 31 and 42 in fourth quarter of 2017 and third quarter of 2018, respectively, showing a drop of 74 percent and 81 percent, respectively, it said. Source: PTI

  • December 27, 2018 02:58 PM IST

    Buyback and Dividend

    Selan Exploration Technology said the board of directors approved buyback of fully paid-up equity shares at a price not exceeding Rs 300 per share, for an aggregate amount of Rs 25 crore.

    The board also declared an interim dividend of 50 percent (i.e. Rs 5 per share) for the financial year 2018-19.

  • December 27, 2018 02:40 PM IST

    Crude Under Pressure After Wednesday's Sharp Rally

    Oil prices fell after soaring at least 7.9 percent in the previous session, as worries over a glut in crude supply and concerns over a faltering global economy pressured prices even as a stock market surge offered support.

    Brent crude oil futures were down 1.27 percent, at $53.78 per barrel. They rose 7.9 percent to $54.47 a barrel the day before.

    US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 1 percent to $45.76 per barrel. They jumped 8.7 percent to $46.22 per barrel in the previous session.

    Both crude benchmarks are down at least 37 percent from highs touched in October. Source: Reuters

  • December 27, 2018 02:31 PM IST

    JUST IN

    Emami promoters created a pledge on their 17 lakh shares during December 19-26, 2018.

  • December 27, 2018 02:13 PM IST

    Market Update

    Benchmark indices continued to show uptrend in afternoon ahead of expiry of December derivative contracts, tracking sharp rally in global peers.

    The 30-share BSE Sensex rose 270.68 points to 35,920.62 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 81.10 points at 10,811.

    About 1,414 shares advanced against 940 declining shares on the BSE.

  • December 27, 2018 01:48 PM IST

    JUST IN | Selan Exploration is in focus as the Board has approved buyback for Rs 25 crore at maximum Rs 300/Sh

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