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Stock Market Highlights, May 2: Sensex ends range-bound session 128 pts up, Nifty near 22,650

Stock Market Highlights on Thursday, May 2: Markets settled with positive bias a day after the US Fed kept interest rates unchanged

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Closing Bell on May 2, 2024: Benchmark indices ended a range-bound session with a positive bias on Thursday, a dy after the US Federal Reserve kept key interest rates unchanged at 5.5 per cent.

The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 74,611, up 128 points or 0.17 per cent, while the Nifty50 ended at 22,648, up 43 points or 0.19 per cent.

In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closed 0.9 per cent and 0.0.29 per cent, respectively.

On the BSE, Power Grid, Asian Paints were the top gainers while Bharti Airtel, Kotak Mahindra Bank were among the major laggards.

Similarly, on the NSE, BPCL, Power Grid were the top gainers while Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tata Consumer were among the top losers.

Sectorally, the Nifty Metal and Auto led with 1.3 per cent gains each, followed by Oil and Gas (up 0.83 per cent).

3:51 PM

Tech View :: Key levels to watch on Nifty, Bank Nifty

On the daily charts, we can observe that the Nifty after the sell in the previous trading session has consolidated. 22,700 on the upside remains a crucial resistance while 22,450 is the crucial support from short term perspective. The Nifty is likely to consolidate within this range over the next few trading sessions. 
Bank Nifty
The Bank Nifty witnessed follow through selling pressure and closed in the red down ~166 points. Overall, the Bank Nifty can also consolidate. Key support on the downside is 49,000 – 48,900 while resistance is placed at 49,800 – 49,850. Overall, we expect some consolidation in both the indices.

Views by: Jatin Gedia – Technical Research Analyst at Sharekhan by BNP Paribas
3:48 PM

Comment :: What all happened in the markets today?

Benchmark indices saw moderate gains, mirroring global trends after the FED decided to maintain its interest rate, as widely accepted. The US central bank hinted at potential rate cuts while remaining cautious about sustaining the high inflation trend. The broader market largely traded range bound, while positive commentary from the auto companies on recent volume numbers led the sector to outperform.

Views by:  Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services
3:45 PM

Broader markets :: MidCap index gains nearly 1%

3:42 PM

Sector check :: Auto, Metal indices rise 1%

3:39 PM

Sensex Heatmap :: 12 of 30 stocks decline; Airtel, Wipro, Axis Bank weigh

3:37 PM

CLOSING BELL :: Nifty ends near 22,650

3:37 PM

CLOSING BELL :: Sensex ends higher after US Fed keeps rates unchanged

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First Published: May 02 2024 | 7:39 AM IST

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