Sensex Ends 164 Points Lower; Bajaj Finserv And Shree Cement Among Top Nifty Losers

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

Benchmark indices edged lower in today's session after India's manufacturing PMI fell below 50 for the first time since July 2020 to 48.1 in June 2021, as the intensification of the pandemic and strict containment measures negatively impacted the country's demand.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 164 points (down 0.3%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed lower by 42 points (down 0.3%).

Dr Reddy's Labs and Hindalco were among the top gainers today.

Bajaj Finserv and Shree Cement, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 15,721, down by 26 points, at the time of writing.

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

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

Auto and healthcare stocks, on the other hand, witnessed buying interest.

Shares of KEI Industries and Mindtree hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a negative note today, weighed by worries about new coronavirus infections and fresh lockdowns.

The Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite ended the day down by 0.6% and 0.1%, respectively.

The Nikkei ended down by 0.3% in today's session.

US stock futures are trading on a positive note today with the Dow Futures trading up by 44 points.

The rupee is trading at 74.56 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading up by 0.5% at Rs 47,086 per 10 grams.

In news from the energy sector, IOC was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plans to invest Rs 45 bn to set up India's first-ever styrene monomer project in Haryana.

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