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Stock Market Highlights, April 23: Benchmarks end flat after range-bound session; Realty index jumps

Stock Market Highlights on April 23: The Nifty Realty index zoomed 2.6 per cent, followed by the Nifty FMCG index (up 0.76 per cent)

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Closing Bell on Tuesday, April 23: Indian equity markets stayed range-bound on Tuesday, giving up most of their gains in the fag-end. The S&P BSE Sensex settled the day at 73,738, up 89 points or 0.12 per cent, while the Nifty50 closed at 22,368, up 32 points or 0.14 per cent.

Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors, HCL Tech, Maruti Suzuki, Nestle India, NTPC, HUL, Asian Paints, and Titan Company supported the benchmark indices today as they added between 1 per cent and 3.4 per cent. 

Sun Pharma, RIL, HDFC Bank, M&M, L&T, JSW Steel, and Bajaj Finance, on the other hand, capped further gains. 

In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index advanced 0.52 per cent, while the BSE Smallcap index gained 1 per cent. In the intraday trade, the index came close to its record high level of 46,821.39 hit on February 7. 

Among sectors, the Nifty Realty index zoomed 2.6 per cent, followed by the Nifty FMCG index (up 0.76 per cent). On the downside, the Nifty Pharma index slipped 0.96 per cent. 

3:55 PM

Comment :: What all happened in the markets today?

The domestic market exhibited range-bound performance, tracking positive global cues with sustained outperformance of the broader market. While tensions between Iran and Israel were perceived to have limited escalation, the uptick in crude prices suggests investors’ reassessing the risks. With higher levels of dollar index and US bond yields, FIIs are expected to continue with outflows, but inflows from DIIs are supporting the recovery.

Views by: Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services
3:47 PM

Tech View :: Decisive move above 22,400 may trigger fresh rally in Nifty

The Nifty remained sideways throughout the session as it failed to provide any directional breakout. However, the overall trend remains positive as the index closed above the critical moving average.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is showing a bullish crossover with a reading below 60. On the higher end, the range of 22,350-22,400 is likely to act as a resistance zone; a decisive breakout above 22,400 might trigger a rally in the market.

On the lower end, support is positioned at 22,250; a breach below this level might weaken the bullish sentiment.

Views by: Rupak De, Senior Technical Analyst, LKP Securities
3:46 PM

Tech View :: Nifty Bank's trend remains bullish; check key levels

The Bank Nifty index experienced a sideways trading session following a positive opening, with bears asserting dominance at higher levels. Despite this, the overall sentiment remains bullish, suggesting that dips should be seen as buying opportunities.

Strong support is observed around the 47,800-47,700 zone. However, the immediate hurdle lies at 48,200-48,500. A breakthrough above this resistance could pave the way for the index to achieve fresh all-time high levels

Views by:  Kunal Shah, Senior Technical & Derivative Analyst at LKP Securities
3:44 PM

ALERT :: India VIX falls 20% today; what analysts say?

Theoretically VIX depicts the volatility expectation for the next 30 calendar days. So, lower the VIX the more confident, the traders are about the ongoing upswing. Option traders also react to such scenarios by reducing expectation of premium expansion.

But the suddenness of VIX’s fall today, especially when Nifty barely rose above 0.5%, needs to be factored in when acting on the VIX’s signal.

Also important to note that VIX is calculated on the basis of bid ask quotes of near as well as next month Nifty option contracts, and contracts expiring from 26th April onwards would be having a lot size of 25, half of what is in play now, which could have a role in bid asks getting tighter.

Views by: Anand James, Chief Market Strategist, Geojit Financial Services
3:43 PM

Currency Check :: Rupee ends 3 paise firmer against US dollar on April 23

3:42 PM

Broader markets :: BSE SmallCap index ends 1% higher, nears record high

3:41 PM

Sectoral trends :: Realty index shines in a otherwise sluggish session

3:39 PM

Sensex Heatmap :: Airtel rallies over 3%, RIL falls over 1% on April 23

3:38 PM

Closing Bell :: Nifty tops 22,350

3:37 PM

Closing Bell :: Sensex gives up half the gains during fag-end

3:28 PM

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3:17 PM

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3:03 PM

Global check:: US, UK stock futures trade on a positive note


2:53 PM

NSE set to launch derivative contracts on Nifty Next 50 from Wednesday

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2:44 PM

ALERT:: NBCC (India) soars 5%; firm booked record orders in FY24

NBCC (India) in an exchange filing today said the company secured record new works of Rs 23,500 Crore on consolidated basis and Rs 18,400 crore on standalone basis in FY24, as compared to Rs 6,700 crore and Rs 4,225 crore, respectively, in FY23.


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First Published: Apr 23 2024 | 7:37 AM IST

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