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(23/07/2021 10:44)

Sensex, Nifty volatile; Metal stocks shine

Equity benchmark indices turned volatile as it swung between red and green during the morning deals.

At 10:30 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 52861.93 up by 24.72 points or by 0.05 % and then NSE Nifty was at 15843.25 up by 19.2 points or by 0.12 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 53008.53 and intraday low of 52653.77 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 15876.45 and intraday low of 15768.4

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were HCL Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 996.30,+1.81%), UltraTech Cement Ltd. (Rs. 7559.10,+1.33%), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 662.60,+1.04%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 7368.20,+0.99%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 750.55,+0.54%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1127.15,-1.85%), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1616.45,-1.53%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 683.05,-0.60%), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 5362.15,-0.38%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 2369.55,-0.38%), among others.

Among the sectors, Metal index was at 19408.03 up by 80.5 points or by 0.42%. Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Ltd. (Rs. 128.40,+1.74%), Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (Rs. 332.45,+1.67%), Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (Rs. 397.60,+0.98%), NMDC Ltd. (Rs. 177.00,+0.80%), Vedanta Ltd. (Rs. 265.00,+0.78%),.

CGS index was at 23877.99 down by -171.5 points or by -0.71%. Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1616.45,-1.53%), Thermax Ltd. (Rs. 1425.90,-1.17%), Bharat Electronics Ltd. (Rs. 182.30,-1.14%), GMR Infrastructure Ltd. (Rs. 29.10,-1.02%), Adani Green Energy Ltd. (Rs. 974.00,-0.75%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3139 , shares advanced were 1624 while 1388 shares declined and 127 were unchanged.