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(23/07/2021 17:17)

Post-Session: Sensex adds 138 pts; Zomato gains over 60% on listing day

Indian markets traded volatile and ended marginally in the green amid mixed global cues. In the first half, the benchmark hovered in a range however healthy buying in banking, FMCG and realty aided markets to inch gradually higher as the session progressed.

In the global markets, the pan-European STOXX 600 index rallied 0.6 per cent, while in Asia, South Korea's Kospi and Australia's ASX200 gained 0.13 per cent and 0.11 per cent, respeectively. Hong Kong's Hang Seng, however, fell 1.45 per cent.

The 30-share benchmark index ended at 52975.8 up by 138.59 points or by 0.26 % and then NSE Nifty was at 15856.05 up by 32 points or by 0.2 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 53114.7 and intraday low of 52653.77 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 15899.8 and intraday low of 15768.4

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 676.65,+3.18%), ITC Ltd. (Rs. 212.35,+2.56%), State Bank of India (Rs. 429.15,+1.69%), HCL Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 994.25,+1.60%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 755.25,+1.17%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1612.00,-1.80%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1129.70,-1.63%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 2359.25,-0.82%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 2105.20,-0.74%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 118.50,-0.67%), among others.

Realty index was at 3189.24 up by 46 points or by 1.46%. Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. (Rs. 720.30,+7.93%), Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (Rs. 170.05,+4.07%), Oberoi Realty Ltd. (Rs. 698.45,+3.03%), Sunteck Realty Ltd. (Rs. 378.20,+2.30%), Phoenix Mills Ltd. (Rs. 878.80,+2.17%),.

CGS index was at 23845.96 down by -203.53 points or by -0.85%. Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1612.00,-1.80%), Bharat Forge Ltd. (Rs. 789.90,-1.45%), GMR Infrastructure Ltd. (Rs. 29.00,-1.36%), AIA Engineering Ltd. (Rs. 2018.05,-0.99%), ABB India Ltd. (Rs. 1696.00,-0.98%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3619 , shares advanced were 1704 while 1764 shares declined and 151 were unchanged.