The Sensex and Nifty ended flat on Wednesday as investors awaited key corporate results, including that of ICICI Bank Ltd, while the market watch for the outcome of a two-day policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve.
The broader NSE index closed down 1.85 points or 0.02 percent at 9,311.95, while the benchmark BSE index ended 26.38 Points or 0.09 per cent lower at 29,894.80.
Among BSE sectoral indices, realty index was the star performer and was up 1.54 percent, followed by IT 1.4 percent, take 0.94 percent and power 0.29 percent. On the other Hand, healthcare index was down 0.98 per cent, oil & gas 0.67percent, metal 0.5 per cent and capital goods 0.49 percent.
Top five Sensex gainers were Power Grid (+2.31%), TCS (+1.98%), Infosys (+1.59%), Coal India (+1.49%) and HUL (+0.71%), while the major losers were Lupin (-3.09%), HDFC (-1.37%), ICICI Bank (-1.16%), Tata Motors (-1.11%) and Tata Steel (-1.03%).
Asian stocks followed global indexes higher on Wednesday, as strong earnings and manufacturing data boosted risk appetite, while expectations that the Federal Reserve will signal a June rate increase later in the session lifted the dollar.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent early on Wednesday, within a hair of a near-two-year high hit on Tuesday.
EXCHANGE ADVANCE DECLINE UNCHG. T/O
NSE 746 937 89 25272.97
SCRIP R2 R1 PIVOT S1 S2
NIFTY 50 9395 9368 9339 9310 9278