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MARKET WRAP: Sensex settles 158 points lower at 35,876; YES Bank surges 32%

SI Reporter/New Delhi 14 Feb 19 | 08:14 AM

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The frontline indices ended lower on Thursday led by a fall in IT, metal and financial stocks.

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The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,158, down 158 points or 0.44 per cent, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,746, down 48 points or 0.44 per cent.

Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty IT index, the top loser of the day, settled 1.12 per cent lower driven by a fall in Oracle Financial Services Software and Infosys. The Nifty Financial Services index, too, ended 0.57 per cent lower weighed by HDFC Bank and Bajaj Finserv. 

In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended 72 points, or 0.52 per cent lower, while S&P BSE SmallCap index settled at 13,363, down 23 points, or 0.17 per cent. 

BUZZING STOCKS

Shares of YES Bank zoomed 30 per cent to Rs 220 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in intra-day trade, after the private sector bank said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has not found any divergence in the asset classification and provisioning done by the lender during financial year 2017-18. The stock ended 31.37 per cent higher at Rs 222.60.

Shares of Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) rose 8 per cent to Rs 440 apiece in the intra-day trade, rallying 52 per cent from their January's low on the BSE. The stock closed at Rs 433.30, up 6.19 per cent.

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian stock markets were in a cautious mood on Thursday as investors hung on for any hint of progress in the latest Sino-US tariff talks amid reports the White House could extend the deadline for a deal.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.2 per cent, though that was off a peak last seen in early October. Japan’s Nikkei edged up 0.1 per cent to its highest for the year as a weakening yen boosted export stocks. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 added 0.15 per cent.

(with Reuters input)

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Sensex

Company Price Gain (%)
O N G C137.101.48
Tata Motors163.001.18
Axis Bank692.600.88
NTPC136.850.48
IndusInd Bank1,516.950.47

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