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Sensex tanks nearly 350 pts, Nifty breaks 9700; SBI top loser
11/08/2017 14:23
The key domestic benchmark indices sank deeper into the red during the post-noon trading session tracking the global markets as escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea continued to drive investors away from risk assets.

Sentiment was also affected adversely after the finance ministry said in its mid-year economic survey today, 11 August 2017, that there are downside risks to the Indian governments growth forecast of 6.75-7.5 per cent for the fiscal year to March 2018.

At 14:25 hours, BSE SENSEX was at 31183.38 down by -347.95 points or by -1.10 per cent and then NSE Nifty was at 9697.45 down by -122.80 points or by -1.25 per cent.

European markets too were lower today with shares in London off the most. The FTSE 100 is down 1.17 per cent while France's CAC 40 is off 0.62 per cent and Germany's DAX is lower by 0.64 per cent.

Among the companies, SBI was the top dragger after its gross NPA increased to Rs 1.88 lakh crore from Rs 1.12 lakh crore and net NPA jumped to Rs 1.07 lakh crore from Rs 58,277 crore on sequential basis.

Meanwhile, the top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were State Bank of India (Rs. 282.00,-4.91%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1346.10,-3.12%), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1129.50,-2.59%), Cipla Ltd. (Rs. 535.75,-2.40%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 1546.20,-2.39%), among others.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 2000.00,+2.62%), Wipro Ltd. (Rs. 290.15,+0.75%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 989.25,+0.69%), Lupin Ltd. (Rs. 939.55,+0.42%), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 218.00,+0.09%), among others.

Among the sectors, BSE Metal index was at 12412.2 down by -330.25 points or by -2.59%. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (Rs. 225.50,-5.17%), Vedanta Ltd. (Rs. 285.20,-4.57%), Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Ltd. (Rs. 57.30,-2.72%), NMDC Ltd. (Rs. 118.80,-2.30%), National Aluminium Company Ltd. (Rs. 63.70,-1.70%).

On the other hand, BSE Oil&Gas index was at 14415.67 up by 31.24 points or by 0.22%. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 433.85,+5.01%), Petronet LNG Ltd. (Rs. 212.70,+2.85%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 489.00,+1.57%), GAIL (India) Ltd. (Rs. 368.70,+1.35%), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 412.30,+0.41%).

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2718, shares advanced were 811 while 1759 shares declined and 148 were unchanged.
NSE Prices delayed by 15 minutes... << Prices as on Dec 14, 2017 >>      ABB India 1347.25 [ -0.67% ]    ACC 1688.2 [ -1.04% ]    Ambuja Cements Ltd. 264.75 [ 0.25% ]    Asian Paints Ltd. 1123.45 [ 0.62% ]    Axis Bank Ltd. 541.45 [ 1.06% ]    Bajaj Auto Ltd. 3162.8 [ 0.36% ]    Bank of Baroda 165.85 [ 1.28% ]    Bharti Airtel 520.3 [ 0.57% ]    Bharat Heavy Ele 89.6 [ 0.00% ]    Bharat Petroleum 513.55 [ 1.43% ]    Britannia Ind. 4694.85 [ -2.49% ]    Cairn India Ltd. 285.35 [ 0.81% ]    Cipla 590.45 [ 2.13% ]    Coal India Ltd. 262.85 [ -0.11% ]    Colgate Palm. 1057.75 [ 0.67% ]    Dabur India 344.2 [ -0.45% ]    DLF Ltd. 227.6 [ -0.09% ]    Dr. Reddy's Labs 2310.65 [ 2.21% ]    GAIL (India) Ltd. 487.1 [ -0.96% ]    Grasim Inds. 1143.3 [ 2.20% ]    HCL Technologies 882.85 [ 1.90% ]    HDFC 1704.5 [ 0.46% ]    HDFC Bank 1838.05 [ 0.92% ]    Hero MotoCorp 3460.55 [ 1.20% ]    Hindustan Unilever L 1321.6 [ 0.50% ]    Hindalco Indus. 236.4 [ 0.83% ]    ICICI Bank 304.35 [ 0.46% ]    IDFC L 57.3 [ -0.87% ]    Indian Hotels Co 120.1 [ -0.12% ]    IndusInd Bank 1650.35 [ 0.18% ]    Infosys 1013.1 [ 0.93% ]    ITC Ltd. 264.25 [ 2.03% ]    Jindal St & Pwr 161.8 [ 0.43% ]    Kotak Mahindra Bank 1024.65 [ 0.96% ]    L&T 1188.8 [ -0.04% ]    Lupin Ltd. 852.8 [ 0.89% ]    Mahi. & Mahi 1431.6 [ 1.35% ]    Maruti Suzuki India 9112.75 [ -0.09% ]    MTNL 20.15 [ -1.71% ]    Nestle India 7876.85 [ -0.74% ]    NIIT Ltd. 93 [ -0.16% ]    NMDC Ltd. 128.1 [ -0.39% ]    NTPC 177.3 [ 0.71% ]    ONGC 184.35 [ 0.24% ]    Punj. NationlBak 169.6 [ 1.07% ]    Power Grid Corpo 200.1 [ -0.20% ]    Reliance Inds. 921.5 [ 0.75% ]    SBI 314 [ 0.22% ]    Vedanta 284.55 [ 0.35% ]    Shipping Corpn. 93.85 [ 0.43% ]    Sun Pharma. 514.4 [ -0.47% ]    Tata Chemicals 718 [ 0.94% ]    Tata Global Beverage 284.3 [ -0.05% ]    Tata Motors Ltd. 402.4 [ 0.11% ]    Tata Steel 685.75 [ 0.72% ]    Tata Power Co. 90.5 [ 0.28% ]    Tata Consultancy 2557.8 [ -2.69% ]    Tech Mahindra Ltd. 514.25 [ 2.11% ]    UltraTech Cement 4268.2 [ -0.14% ]    United Spirits 3352.15 [ -0.11% ]    Wipro Ltd 288.6 [ 0.49% ]    Zee Entertainment En 567.75 [ 0.12% ]