The S&P BSE Sensex was down 20.26 points or 0.07% at 28,047. The index fell 79.91 points at the day’s low of 27,987.40 in early trade. The index rose 28.66 points at the day’s high of 28,095.97 in early trade.
The CNX Nifty was down 3.20 points or 0.04% at 8,515.35. The index hit a high of 8,530.60 in intraday trade. The index hit a low of 8,506.70 in intraday trade.
The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 17.77 points or 0.16% at 11,471.55. The BSE Small-Cap index was up 24.99 points or 0.21% at 11,791.77. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.
The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was positive. On BSE, 740 shares gained and 515 shares fell. A total of 48 shares were unchanged.
Key benchmark indices edged lower in early trade tracking weakness in Asian markets. The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was positive. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex regained the psychological 28,000 level after falling below that level in early trade. The Sensex was currently down 20.26 points or 0.07% at 28,047.
Shares of public sector oil marketing companies (PSU OMCs) rose after reduction petrol and diesel prices with effect from 15 August 2015. Tata Motors dropped after reporting weak global wholesales in July 2015. Cipla declined after Q1 results.
Cipla declined after Q1 results. The stock was off 4.02% at Rs 710.75. Cipla’s consolidated net profit jumped 120.9% surge to Rs 651 crore on 41.6% growth in income from operations to Rs 3853 crore in Q1 June 2015 over Q1 June 2014. The result was announced after market hours on Friday, 14 August 2015.
Tata Motors after market hours on Friday, 14 August 2015 said that Tata Motors Group global wholesales including Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) dropped 8% to 73,535 units in July 2015 over July 2014.
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