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(10/06/2021 12:57)

Mid-Session: Indices trade higher; pharma stocks in focus

Indian benchmark indices continued to trade higher during the noon trading session amid buying in index heavyweights including Bajaj Finance Ltd., Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. , Hindustan Unilever Ltd.Reliance Industries Ltd. and Bajaj Finserv Ltd. among others.

GAIL India share price jumped more than 2 percent intraday on June 10, a day after the state-run company posted a 28.3 percent rise in net profit at Rs 1,908 crore in the March quarter against Rs 1,487.3 crore in the previous quarter.

At 12:45 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 52161.79 up by 220.15 points or by 0.42 % and then NSE Nifty was at 15720.6 up by 85.25 points or by 0.55 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 52281.08 and intraday low of 51957.92 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 15741.25 and intraday low of 15648.5

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Bajaj Finance Ltd. (Rs. 5887.50,+3.76%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1071.00,+1.82%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 2395.00,+1.64%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 2208.70,+1.56%), Bajaj Finserv Ltd. (Rs. 11711.00,+1.32%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were ITC Ltd. (Rs. 209.40,-1.41%), Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 4175.55,-1.11%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 7202.90,-0.51%), UltraTech Cement Ltd. (Rs. 6704.80,-0.30%), HCL Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 969.15,-0.28%), among others.

Among the sectors, HCS index was at 25257.34 up by 360.05 points or by 1.45%. Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. (Rs. 3019.10,+7.24%), Dr. Lal Pathlabs Ltd. (Rs. 3200.20,+6.92%), Aster DM Healthcare Ltd. (Rs. 156.40,+5.68%), Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 1122.40,+4.84%), Morepen Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 64.10,+4.65%),.

Auto index was at 23965.07 down by -49.91 points or by -0.21%. Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 4175.55,-1.11%), Eicher Motors Ltd. (Rs. 2703.35,-0.90%), Exide Industries Ltd. (Rs. 192.20,-0.88%), Bosch Ltd. (Rs. 15719.75,-0.62%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 7202.90,-0.51%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3385 , shares advanced were 2403 while 824 shares declined and 158 were unchanged.