Indian Indices End Flat, Nifty Settles Below 16,650; Britannia & Tata Consumer Among Top Gainers

Indian share markets witnessed volatile trading activity throughout the day today and ended on a flat note.

Benchmark indices erased early gains and ended on a flat note amid F&O expiry day volatility and mixed cues across global markets.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 5 points (up 0.1%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed higher by 2 points (up 0.1%).

Britannia Industries and Tata Consumer were among the top gainers today.

Bharti Airtel and JSW Steel, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 16,675, up by 42 points, at the time of writing.

Both, the BSE MidCap index and the BSE SmallCap index ended the day up by 0.4%.

Sectoral indices ended on a mixed note with stocks in the power sector and energy sector witnessing buying interest.

Telecom stocks, on the other hand, witnessed selling pressure.

Shares of Kajaria Ceramics and Avenue Supermarts hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a mixed note today as traders wait for more clues about the regulatory outlook in China as well as the Federal Reserve's approach to paring stimulus.

Both, the Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite ended the day down by 1.1%. The Nikkei ended up by 0.1%.

US stock futures are trading on a flat note today with the Dow Futures trading up by 7 points.

The rupee is trading at 74.22 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading down by 0.1% at Rs 47,118 per 10 grams.

Moving on to stock-specific news...

Affle India was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Affle India announced that its board has approved a stock split in the ratio of 1:5 to facilitate a larger shareholder base and aid liquidity.

The stock split is subject to shareholders and other required approvals.

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