Sensex Ends 163 Points Lower; Hindalco & Kotak Mahindra Bank Among Top Nifty Losers

After opening the session on a strong note, Indian share markets witnessed volatile trading activity throughout the day today and ended lower.

Fag-end selling amid weekly (futures & options) F&O expiry, aggravated by profit-taking in financial, metal, and select auto stocks, dragged benchmark indices in the red.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 163 points (down 0.3%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed lower by 46 points (down 0.3%).

Eicher Motors and UltraTech Cement were among the top gainers today.

Hindalco Industries and Kotak Mahindra Bank, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 16,572, down by 31 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE MidCap index ended up by 0.3%, while the BSE SmallCap index ended down by 0.2%.

Sectoral indices ended on a negative note with stocks in the metal sector, banking sector, and realty sector witnessing most of the selling pressure.

Shares of Nestle India and Avenue Supermarts hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a positive note today as investors engaged in bargain hunting despite losses on Wall Street and a surge of the coronavirus Delta variant stoking fears about the global economic recovery.

The Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite ended the day up by 0.5% and 1.1%, respectively.

The Nikkei ended up by 0.6% in today's session.

US stock futures are trading on a negative note today with the Dow Futures trading down by 86 points.

The rupee is trading at 74.24 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading on a flat note today at Rs 47,273 per 10 grams.

Speaking of the stock market, Brijesh Bhatia, Research Analyst at Fast Profits Report, shares his three-step strategy to profitably 'buy the dip', in his latest video for Fast Profits Daily.

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