Sensex Ends 215 Points Lower; Cipla And Shree Cement Among Top Nifty Losers

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

Benchmark indices ended today's session on a negative note after the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy outcome.

The central bank retained its real GDP forecast at 9.5% for the fiscal 2022 but revised the inflation forecast upwards to 5.7% from 5.1% for the same period.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 215 points (down 0.4%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed lower by 56 points (down 0.4%).

IndusInd Bank and Adani Ports were among the top gainers today.

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

The SGX Nifty was trading at 16,270, down by 41 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE Mid Cap index and the BSE Small Cap index ended up by 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively.

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

Telecom stocks, on the other hand, witnessed buying interest.

Shares of Tata Chemicals and Tech Mahindra hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a mixed note today.

The Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite ended the day down by 0.1% and 0.2%, respectively.

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

US stock futures are trading on a flat note today with the Dow Futures trading up by 13 points.

The rupee is trading at 74.16 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading down by 0.3% at Rs 47,473 per 10 grams.

In news from the automobiles sector, Mahindra & Mahindra was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Mahindra & Mahindra's (M&M) net profit before exceptional items surged to Rs 9.3 bn in June quarter from Rs 390 m in the same period last year.

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