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(08/04/2021 12:49)

Mid-Session: Sensex, Nifty firm; metals outperform

Indian benchmark indices continued to trade higher during the noon trading session amid buying in index heavyweights including Titan Company Ltd, UltraTech Cement Ltd. , Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd.,Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. among others.

At 12:45 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 49968.94 up by 307.18 points or by 0.62 % and then NSE Nifty was at 14943.95 up by 124.9 points or by 0.84 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 50118.08 and intraday low of 49801.71 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 14959.9 and intraday low of 14864.55

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 1559.50,+3.01%), UltraTech Cement Ltd. (Rs. 6949.95,+2.86%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1030.00,+2.69%), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1430.50,+1.89%), Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Rs. 3326.50,+1.70%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 3663.55,-0.62%), Bajaj Finance Ltd. (Rs. 5054.00,-0.45%), among others.

Among the sectors, Metal index was at 16377.39 up by 734.05 points or by 4.69%. JSW Steel Ltd. (Rs. 607.50,+8.04%), Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (Rs. 416.70,+7.19%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 927.00,+5.97%), Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Ltd. (Rs. 94.60,+5.35%), Hindalco Industries Ltd. (Rs. 367.20,+4.24%),.

Power index was at 2528.82 down by -11.54 points or by -0.45%. Adani Transmission Ltd. (Rs. 1002.15,-5.00%), Thermax Ltd. (Rs. 1370.05,-2.32%), Adani Green Energy Ltd. (Rs. 1174.45,-1.70%), KEC International Ltd. (Rs. 428.45,-1.06%), Adani Power Ltd. (Rs. 99.15,-0.80%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3118 , shares advanced were 1990 while 949 shares declined and 179 were unchanged.