Key benchmark indices regained positive zone in volatile trade after hitting intraday low in negative zone. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was currently up 21.72 points or 0.08% at 28,244.80. The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was positive.
The S&P BSE Sensex was up 21.72 points or 0.08% at 28,244.80. The index gained 91.32 points at the day’s high of 28,314.40 in early trade. The index fell 43.05 points at the day’s low of 28,180.03 in morning trade.
The CNX Nifty was up 5.70 points or 0.07% at 8,573.65. The index hit a high of 8,590.50 in intraday trade. The index hit a low of 8,552.35 in intraday trade.
The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was positive. On BSE, 1,304 shares gained and 907 shares fell. A total of 78 shares were unchanged.
The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 36.42 points or 0.32% at 11,580.88. The BSE Small-Cap index was up 56.23 points or 0.46% at 12,192.24. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.
The total turnover on BSE amounted to Rs 903 crore by 10:15 IST compared with Rs 320 crore by 09:30 IST.
Pharma shares edged higher on renewed buying. Cadila Healthcare (up 1.92%), Cipla (up 1.25%), Glenmark Pharmaceuticals (up 0.85%), Lupin (up 1.9%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (up 1.53%), GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (up 0.35%), Aurobindo Pharma (up 2.52%) and Wockhardt (up 1.39%) rose.
Asian stocks edged lower today, 6 August 2015 as jitters about China’s economy and upcoming US jobs data kept buying appetite in check. Key benchmark indices in China, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea fell by 0.07% to 1.44%. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index rose 0.77%.
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