Nifty, +0.4%; Sensex, +0.3%; Model Portfolio, +0.1%; Nifty Midcap, +0.4%; Smallcap, -0.1%
Daily Market Review
Market Status: Confirmed Uptrend
Benchmark indices ended today’s volatile session in the green. Tracking concern in the global market and budget in the latter part of the week, Nifty traded in the red for the most part of the day before paring it in the afternoon session led by gains in Housing Development Fin. (+1.6%), Infosys (+1.2%), Reliance Industries (+0.8%),and Hdfc Bank (+0.4%).
On the sectoral front, Nifty IT (+0.9%), Metal (+0.5%), and FMCG (+0.4%) emerged as the top gainers. On the flip side, Nifty Realty (-1.5%), Pharma (-0.9%), and Bank (-0.3%) were the major losers.
The advance-decline ratio was in favor of losers. Of the total 2,083 stocks traded on the NSE, 819 advanced, 930 declined, and the rest ended flat.
Hcl Technologies: The Company completes the acquisition of select IBM products. It also initiated a new division as HCL Software for this enterprise software product business. The stock was up 1.0%.
Leaders Down on Volume: Larsen & Toubro Infotech (-4.2%)