Sensex Ends 85 Points Lower; ITC And Tech Mahindra Among Top Nifty Losers

Indian share markets recouped some early losses during afternoon deals and ended today's volatile session lower.

Fag-end buying in Reliance Industries, auto, and metal counters helped domestic benchmark indices erase most of the day's losses even as they ended in the red.

Moreover, a surge in Brent Crude price, which was hovering around US$ 71 per barrel, exerted pressure on the bourses.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 85 points (down 0.2%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed higher by 1 point (down 0.1%).

UPL and Tata Steel were among the top gainers today.

ITC and Tech Mahindra, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 15,627, down by 4 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE MidCap index and the BSE SmallCap index ended up by 1.8% and 1.3%, respectively.

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

Power and energy stocks, on the other hand, witnessed buying interest.

Shares of Adani Enterprises and Lupin 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 0.6% and 0.8%, respectively.

The Nikkei ended up by 0.5% in today's session.

US stock futures are trading on a flat note today with the Dow Futures trading up by 31 points.

The rupee is trading at 73.08 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading up by 0.3% at Rs 49,140 per 10 grams.

In news from the textiles sector, Century Enka was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Shares of Century Enka were locked in the 20% upper circuit band at Rs 396.6 per share on the BSE today on the back of heavy volumes.

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