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18/09/2020 17:04

Post-Session: Sensex ends lower; bank, financial stocks weigh

Equity benchmarks ended lower for the second consecutive session on Friday as investors offloaded banking, finance and consumption stocks amid mixed global cues.

HDFC Bank was the top loser among the Sensex constituents, skidding 2.39 per cent, followed by Kotak Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Maruti, Titan, SBI, HUL, HDFC and Tata Steel.

Global cues were mostly mixed after US Fed reserve failed to come out with an immediate stimulus measure and also due to resurgence in virus infections in some countries.

The 30-share benchmark index ended at 38,845.82 down by -134.03 points or by -0.34 % and then NSE Nifty was at 11504.95 down by -11.15 points or by -0.1 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 39234.81 and intraday low of 38926.34 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 11584.1 and intraday low of 11446.1

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 496.70,+3.73%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 654.45,+2.72%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 90.80,+2.48%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 805.00,+2.29%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 523.25,+2.23%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were HDFC Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1057.40,-2.39%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1278.30,-2.07%), Bajaj Finserv Ltd. (Rs. 5891.25,-1.92%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 6963.30,-1.73%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 1162.85,-1.67%), among others.

Among the sectors, IT index was at 16465.01 up by 84.67 points or by 0.52%. Nucleus Software Exports Ltd. (Rs. 604.30,+5.47%), Ramco Systems Ltd. (Rs. 378.05,+5.00%), Kellton Tech Solutions Ltd. (Rs. 49.20,+4.90%), Nelco Ltd. (Rs. 208.60,+4.80%), MphasiS Ltd. (Rs. 1399.60,+3.38%),.

Realty index was at 1757.48 down by -33.46 points or by -1.87%. Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. (Rs. 241.50,-3.75%), Prestige Estates Projects Ltd. (Rs. 254.20,-3.44%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3167 , shares advanced were 1426 while 1542 shares declined and 199 were unchanged.