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Dec 18, 2018 03:35 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Closing Bell: Last hour buying pushes Sensex in positive territory; Nifty above 10,900

At the close of market hours, the Sensex was up 77.01 points or 0.21% at 36347.08, and the Nifty up 20.30 points or 0.19% at 10908.70.

  • Dec 18, 03:34 PM (IST)

    Market at Close: Sharp buying in last hour helped equity benchmarks end the session with gains of 0.20 percent. The Nifty ended above 10,900.

    Barring IT segment, all sectoral indices ended in the green. Major gainers included automobiles, banks, energy, metals and pharma, among others. 

    At the close of market hours, the Sensex was up 77.01 points or 0.21% at 36347.08, and the Nifty up 20.30 points or 0.19% at 10908.70. The market breadth was positive as 1416 shares advanced, against a decline of 1117 shares, while 160 shares were unchanged.

    Sun Pharma, Vedanta, and Bajaj Finance gained the most, while Infosys, Wipro, ZEE and UPL were the top losers. 

  • Dec 18, 03:06 PM (IST)

    UPDATE | The chief of India's capital market regulator on Tuesday expressed concerns about the slow pace of initial public offerings (IPOs) hitting the market despite approval for filings worth around 600 billion rupees ($8.43 billion).

    However, Ajay Tyagi, the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), cautioned that pricing of IPOs should be done more carefully in volatile times.

  • Dec 18, 02:51 PM (IST)

    CRUDE PRICE ALERT | Price of crude oil have dipped further and is hovering around USD 57.28 per barrel. 

  • Dec 18, 02:41 PM (IST)

    Market Update Equity benchmarks recovered sharply in the last hour, with the Nifty hitting 10,900-mark. 

    The Sensex is up 55.34 points or 0.15% at 36325.41, while the Nifty was up 14.50 points or 0.13% at 10902.90. The market breadth is narrow as 1247 shares advanced, against a decline of 1134 shares, while 144 shares were unchanged.

    Sun Pharma, Power Grid, and Bajaj Finance were the top gainers, while Infosys, Yes Bank, Zee Entertainment and UPL lost the most. 

  • Dec 18, 02:24 PM (IST)

    Market Update: Benchmark indices are trading flat in the afternoon trade with Nifty above 10,850 level.

    The Sensex is down 39.39 points at 36,230.68, while Nifty is down 11.40 points at 10877. About 1205 shares have advanced, 1163 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. 

  • Dec 18, 01:42 PM (IST)

    Just IN | Skipper has secured new orders of over Rs 150 crore for 2500 numbers of Telecom Towers from various telecom operators.

  • Dec 18, 01:37 PM (IST)

    Broadcaster renews partnership with Mindtree: Mindtree has been awarded the, Digital Testing Services Framework II contract and will continue as the BBC’s lead application testing partner for a range of its digital products.

  • Dec 18, 01:00 PM (IST)
  • Dec 18, 12:50 PM (IST)

    Market Update The Sensex is down 118.12 points or 0.33% at 36151.95, and the Nifty down 35.10 points or 0.32% at 10853.30. The market breadth is narrow as 1149 shares advanced, against a decline of 1091 shares, while 138 shares were unchanged.

  • Dec 18, 12:37 PM (IST)

    GOLD UPDATE | Gold futures traded lower by Rs 85 to Rs 31,545 per ten gram Tuesday due to profit-booking by participants even as the precious metal strengthened overseas.

    Gold for delivery in far-month February 2019 was trading lower by Rs 85, or 0.27 per cent at Rs 31,545 per 10 gram in a business volume of 180 lots.

  • Dec 18, 12:28 PM (IST)

    Rupee at day's high: Indian rupee gained further as it is trading at day's high level around 71.18 per dollar.

  • Dec 18, 12:26 PM (IST)

    Kotak Institutional Equities on Tech Mahindra: Kotak Institutional Equities has retained add call with fair value at Rs 865 per share.

    The company see telecom business growth of 5-7 percent in FY20 without 5G contribution, while 5G opportunity can be large with revenue flow uptick in FY21, said Kotak Institutional Equities.

    It feels that predictability is returning to operations and financial performance, while margin in FY20 will at least match FY19 levels, it added.

  • Dec 18, 12:07 PM (IST)

    Crude Update: Brent crude prices dropped more than USD 1 on Tuesday, falling for a third straight session, as reports of inventory builds and forecasts of record shale output in the United States, now the world's biggest producer, stoked worries about oversupply.

  • Dec 18, 11:52 AM (IST)

    Market Update: Benchmark indices are continues to trade lower on Tuesday with Nifty is below 10,850.

    At 11:50 hrs IST, the Sensex is down 183.71 points at 36,086.36, while Nifty down 56.70 points at 10,831.70. About 1077 shares have advanced, 1062 shares declined, and 120 shares are unchanged. 

    Sun Pharma, Larsen and Toubro and M&M, Tata Steel and SBI are the Top gainers on the Sensex.

  • Dec 18, 11:42 AM (IST)

    Nomura on CONCOR: Nomura maintained buy call with target at Rs 800 per share. Railways cuts haulage charge for empty containers & empty wagons by 25 percent, which is a key positive.

    The company had incurred Rs 122 crore in empty running costs in H1FY19, while on a full-year basis, it estimate Rs 60 crore lower empties cost.

  • Dec 18, 11:15 AM (IST)

    Buzzing: Infibeam Avenues shares rallied 3.6 percent on strategic and financial alliance with Suvidhaa Infoserve.

  • Dec 18, 10:38 AM (IST)

    Rupee trades higher: The Indian rupee is trading higher by 26 paise at 71.29 as compared to previous day close of 71.55.

  • Dec 18, 10:30 AM (IST)

    Buzzing: Share price of Glenmark Pharma gained nearly 1 percent after USFDA approval for Fluocinolone Acetonide oil.

    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA has been granted final approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for  Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil, 0.01% (Ear Drops), a generic version of DermOtic Oil, 0.01% (Ear Drops), of Hill Dermaceuticals, Inc.

  • Dec 18, 10:08 AM (IST)

  • Dec 18, 09:50 AM (IST)

    Market Update Equity benchmarks have continued to trade lowe,r with the Nifty trading just below 10,850.

    The Sensex is down 147.52 points or 0.41% at 36122.55, while the Nifty is lower 43.90 points or 0.40% at 10844.50. The market breadth is narrow as 791 shares advanced, against a decline of 751 shares, while 80 shares were unchanged.

    Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra and Sun Pharma are the top gainers, while Infosys and Wipro have been hit the most.  

  • Dec 18, 09:29 AM (IST)

    OMCs gain Shares of oil marketing companies such as Indian Oil, HPCL and BPCL have gained the most and holding the market from falling furthere. Take a look at their intraday charts so far. 

     OMCs gain  Shares of oil marketing companies such as Indian Oil, HPCL and BPCL have gained the most and holding the market from falling furthere. Take a look at their intraday charts so far. 
  • Dec 18, 09:26 AM (IST)

    IT companies fall Shares of IT companies are trading lower as an appreciating rupee is weighing on marquee names such as Infosys and Wipro, among others. Here is a look at ther intraday chart. 

     IT companies fall  Shares of IT companies are trading lower as an appreciating rupee is weighing on marquee names such as Infosys and Wipro, among others. Here is a look at ther intraday chart. 
  • Dec 18, 09:19 AM (IST)

    Market opens It’s a lower start for the market on Tuesday morning, with benchmarks seeing cuts of around 0.50 percent. 

    The Sensex is lower by 151.23 points or 0.42% at 36118.84, while the Nifty is down 58.40 points or 0.54% at 10830.00. The market breadth was negative as 203 shares advanced, against a decline of 215 shares, while 34 shares were unchanged.

    All sectoral indices are witnessing selling pressure, with maximum cuts seen among banks, information technology, automobiles, and consumption names. In the broader market, the Nifty Midcap index is down around one-third of a percent. 

    Shares of Coal India, Tata Motors, HPCL and BPCL have gained the most, while Infosys and Wipro are the top losers.  

  • Dec 18, 09:07 AM (IST)

    Rupee update The Indian rupee gained in early trade against the dollar. The rupee opened higher by 22 paise at 71.33 as compared to previous day close of 71.55.

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