The market resumed the week on looming uncertainty on crude oil price crux following a shake-up in the Saudi kingdom, but the domestic liquidity flow kept the market afloat, marking new highs before succumbing to uncertainty
The benchmark Sensex slipped from its five-week winning streak, dropping 371.00 points to close at 33,314.56, while the broader fell well-below the psychological 10,400 to finish at 10,321.75.
The volatile trading week saw sustained selling couple of trading sessions while buying in fundamentally strong stocks somewhat helped to cap larger losses.
The market resumed the week on looming uncertainty on crude oil price crux following a shake-up in the Saudi kingdom, but the domestic liquidity flow kept the market afloat, marking new highs before succumbing to uncertainty.
Negatives from USFDA in key Pharma companies pressured sentiment, however, a good set of earnings in key corporates spelt gains and two-day GST council meet led the market resorting to consolidation mode.
The outcome of GST Council meet slashing rates in certain sectors consumer durables, auto ancillaries and infra and buying in key frontline shares cushioned the losses.
Opening the week on a higher at 33,710.15 points, the index marked all-time high of 33,865.95 and low of 33,108.09, before closing the week at 33,33,314.56, showing a loss of 371.00 points or 1.10 percent.
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Profit-booking was led by HealthCare, Oil&Gas, Realty, Power, Metal, PSU, Auto and Banking counters, followed by second line shares of midcap and smallcap companies shares. While buying was seen in Consumer Durables, Capital Goods, IT, Teck and IPOs.The Great Diwali Discount!
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