Sensex Ends 127 Points Lower; Reliance Industries & ICICI Bank Among Top Nifty Losers

Indian share markets witnessed negative trading activity throughout the day today and ended marginally lower.

Benchmark indices started the week on a choppy note as the Sensex gyrated 370 points in intra-day trade tracking mixed cues from Asian peers.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 127 points (down 0.2%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed lower by 14 points (down 0.1%).

Coal India and Hindalco Industries were among the top gainers today.

Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 17,364, down by 8 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE MidCap index and the BSE SmallCap index ended up by 0.3% and 0.8%, respectively.

Sectoral indices ended on a mixed note with stocks in the energy sector and banking sector witnessing most of the selling pressure.

Metal and realty stocks, on the other hand, witnessed buying interest.

Shares of Abbott India and Shriram City Union hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a mixed note today.

The Hang Seng ended down by 1.5%, while the Shanghai Composite ended the day up by 0.3%. The Nikkei ended up by 0.2% in today's session.

US stock futures are trading on a positive note today with the Dow Futures trading up by 170 points.

The rupee is trading at 73.67 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading up by 0.1% at Rs 46,864 per 10 grams.

In news from the engineering sector, Varroc Engineering was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Shares of Varroc Engineering hit a 52-week low of Rs 263.5, down 3.6% on the BSE in the intra-day trade today, on growth concerns.

The stock of the auto parts and equipment company has fallen below its previous low of Rs 270.4, touched on 7 September 2021.

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