Sensex ends 241 pts higher, Nifty reclaims 19,500; IT, Metal stocks shine

CLOSING BELL ON SEPTEMBER 04, 2023: In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and the SmallCap indices gained close to a per cent each on Monday.

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Stock Market Highlights: Equity markets extended gains for the second straight day led by sustained buying support in IT and Metal stocks. The sentiment turned positive globally after the US jobs data cemented hopes of a likely pause in rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve later this month.

Amid the initial volatility, the S&P BSE Sensex slipped to a low of 65,286, and was down 101 points. However, the BSE benchmark thereafter rebounded into the positive zone and rallied to a high of 65,684 – up 398 points from the day’s low. The Sensex finally ended 241 points higher at 65,628 on Monday. 

The NSE Nifty settled near the high point of the day at 19,529 – up 94 points.

Wipro, HCL Technologies, UltraTech Cement and Tata Steel were the major gainers among the Sensex-30 pack, up around 4 per cent each. Tech Mahindra, NTPC, Infosys, Power Grid , TCS and SBI finished 1-2 per cent higher. 

On the flip side, Mahindra & Mahindra, ITC and Axis Bank slipped around a per cent each. Asian Paints, Nestle and Bajaj Finance were the other notable losers.

In the broader market, the BSE MidCap index jumped 1 per cent, while the SmallCap added 0.8 per cent. The breadth too was fairly positive, with more than 2,300 shares advancing as against 1,440-odd declining stocks on the BSE.

Sectorally, the BSE Metal index surged 2.7 per cent, and the IT index soared 1.7 per cent. The Power index was up 1.5 per cent, and the Realty index too closed with a gain of more than 1 per cent.

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COMMENT:: Hopes of a Fed pause, positive global cues lift sentiment

"Recent releases of domestic macroeconomic data have portrayed a positive picture for the domestic markets, allowing them to maintain their momentum. Despite profit booking in Nifty Auto after reaching an all-time high, the market regained its footing with robust buying in IT stocks. The increase in the US unemployment rate has solidified expectations of a pause in rate hikes, and positive global cues have further boosted market sentiment."
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3:48 PM

Nifty 50 Losers:: M&M and Nestle slip 1%; ITC, Bajaj twins also decline


3:46 PM

Nifty 50 Gainers:: Coal India, Wipro, UltraTech, HCL Tech, Jio Financial and Tata Steel gain around 4% each


3:43 PM

Sensex 30 Heatmap:: 16 Gainers v/s 14 Losers


3:42 PM

CLOSING BELL:: NSE Nifty50 finishes with a gain of 94 pts at 19,529


First Published: Sep 04 2023 | 07:52 AM IST

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