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Market Closing Highlights: Sensex, Nifty extend rally, close at fresh highs; midcaps, smallcaps also gain

Sensex Today | Share Market Live Updates: India's benchmark indexes closed higher for the third session in a row on Wednesday. Asian equity markets rebounded as data from the US showed labour-market slowdown cementing bets that the Fed will cut rates next year to prevent a recession.

Sensex Today | Share Market Live Updates: India's benchmark indexes closed higher for the third session in a row on Wednesday. (Getty Images via AFP)Premium
Sensex Today | Share Market Live Updates: India's benchmark indexes closed higher for the third session in a row on Wednesday. (Getty Images via AFP)

Sensex Today | Share Market Live Updates: India's benchmark indexes closed higher for the third consecutive session on Wednesday, setting fresh records.

Asian equity markets advanced as data from the US indicated labor-market slowdown reinforcing bets that the Federal Reserve will cut key policy rates next year to prevent a recession.

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — known as JOLTS — trailed all estimates in a Bloomberg survey of economists and hit the lowest since 2021. The data came a few days before the key payrolls report — currently forecast to show employers added 187,000 jobs in November.

Softening economic data and recent comments from Federal Reserve officials, including Chair Jerome Powell, have heightened expectations that the US central bank has ended its interest rate hiking cycle and will begin to cut rates as soon as March.

Expectations for a US rate cut of at least 25 basis points (bps) in March are about 64%, according to CME's FedWatch Tool, up from about 35% a week ago. Markets are pricing in a 74% chance of a cut by the ECB in March, according to LSEG data.

The US Fed's next policy meeting is on 12-13 December.

06 Dec 2023, 03:56:06 PM IST

Market Closing: Sensex, Nifty extend rally, close at fresh highs

India's equity benchmark notched another day of record gains, with Sensex and Nifty closing at fresh highs. Investors remained bullish following better than expected GDP data and the ruling party winning key state elections, providing for political stability.

At close today, Sensex was up 358 points at 69,653.73, while the Nifty rose 83 points to end the day at 20,937.70.

Elsewhere, stocks held steady.

Germany's DAX edged 0.1% higher to 16,542.15 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.2% to 7,397.84. In London, the FTSE 100 was up 0.4% at 7,521.99.

S&P 500 futures were up 0.2%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.1%. In Asian trading, Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.8% to 16,573.00, while the Shanghai Composite edged 0.1% lower, to 2,968.93.

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 2% to 33,445.90. In Seoul, the Kospi was up less than 0.1%, at 2,495.38. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 1.7% to 7,178.40.

Back home, on the Nifty, Wipro, LTIMindtree, ITC, L&T and TCS were the top gainers, while Adani Enterprises, Eicher Motors, Cipla, NTPC and UltraTech Cement fell the most.

The BSE Midcap index hit a fresh record high of 35,245.77, closing 0.2% higher at 35,115.78. BSE Smallcap index also ended higher at 41,174.45.

06 Dec 2023, 03:30:15 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: ITC, L&T, RIL drive gains on Sensex; banks weigh

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06 Dec 2023, 02:55:55 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: European equities climb at open

Europe's main stock markets opened higher Wednesday on hopes that the US Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in the new year.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index added 0.2% to 7,508.04 points. The Paris CAC 40 firmed 0.1% to 7,392.97 points and Frankfurt's DAX index also gained 0.1% to 16,550.01.

06 Dec 2023, 02:39:09 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: What’s fuelling oil marketing companies' stocks?

Shares of state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOCL), have jumped between 19% and 44% in the past month, easily beating the benchmark Nifty50 index.

Investors are excited about the subdued outlook for crude oil prices and expectations of a strong December quarter on the back robust marketing margins even as refining margins have softened sequentially. 

Prices of Brent crude have dropped from a high of around $95 a barrel in September and are now hovering around $77.

For now, concerns that crude prices will rise in the near term have been mitigated. In a meeting on 30 November, Opec+ agreed to cut oil production by about 2.2 million barrels a day for the first quarter of 2024. Opec+ comprises the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, including Russia.

06 Dec 2023, 02:17:17 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Zydus Lifesciences gets US FDA approval for Methylene Blue Injection

Zydus Lifesciences Limited has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture and market Methylene Blue Injection, 10mg/2ml and 50mg/5ml. 

Zydus’ Methylene Blue Injection, 10mg/2ml and 50mg/5ml, is the generic version of the Reference Listed Drug (RLD) ProvayBlue Injection.

Methylene Blue Injection is an oxidation-reduction agent indicated for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with acquired methemoglobinemia. Methylene Blue Injection, 10mg/2ml and 50mg/5ml had an annual sale of approximately $73.4 mn in the US for the 12-month period ended October 2023.

06 Dec 2023, 01:46:51 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Market investors gain even when they miss out on bumper IPO allotments

Griping about missing out on allotment in any of the four initial public offerings, including Tata Technologies or Ireda, that saw significant listing gains last week? Don't worry, you are still a gainer. (Read here)

06 Dec 2023, 01:22:44 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Aditya Birla Fashion forms JV with Christian Louboutin for India market

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) on Wednesday announced a joint venture with Parisian footwear brand Christian Louboutin.

06 Dec 2023, 01:16:12 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Singapore govt picks up 2.019 mln shares in Sapphire Foods

Shares were bought at an average price of 1,400 apiece on Tuesday, according to data available with BSE.

06 Dec 2023, 12:57:20 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Centre seeks parliament nod for ₹1.29 trn extra spending for FY24

The central government on Wednesday sought the parliament's approval for an additional spending of 1.29 trillion Indian rupees for the current fiscal year that ends on March 31.

The government said the net additional spending would be 58,378 crore, while the rest would be accommodated by reshuffling expenses.

06 Dec 2023, 12:44:05 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Ashok Leyland invests ₹662.5 crore in Optare Plc, UK via equity shares

Ashok Leyland has said that it has invested approximately 662.5 crore in Optare Plc. UK by way of equity shares as first tranche. Consequent to the allotment by the Board of Directors of Optare Plc., the shareholding of the company in Optare Plc. has increased from 91.63% to 92.19%.

06 Dec 2023, 12:25:13 PM IST

Sensex Today Live: Bitcoin above $43,000

Bitcoin traded at around $43,560, after pushing as high as $44,490 overnight, on expectations that Fed will cut rates and on speculation US regulators will soon approve exchange-traded spot bitcoin funds.

06 Dec 2023, 11:59:04 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: WiseX launches Navratna Securitized Debt Instrument

WiseX, India’s leading neo-realty alternative investment platform, has launched Securitised Debt Instrument (SDI) through its debut opportunity - Navratna SDI. The SDI securities have received an ‘A’ rating from Acuité Ratings & Research Limited and have been listed on the BSE. 

The company aims to raise Rs15 crore through this Navratna SDI opportunity, which will be used to meet the funding requirements of a leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) provider, Svaryu Energy.

06 Dec 2023, 11:44:42 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Global oil prices steady after four days of decline

Oil prices steadied, after falling for four days, as US supplies and doubts over whether OPEC will be able to deliver on its production cuts raised concerns of oversupply.

Brent traded above $77 a barrel after declining by more than 7% over the previous four sessions, while West Texas Intermediate was close to $72.

06 Dec 2023, 11:29:12 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Investor wealth rises ₹2.17 trillion as Indian stock markets rise for the third straight day

Market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies rose to 348.64 trillion in early deals on Wednesday, from 346.47 trillion in the previous trading session, as benchmark indices hit fresh highs for the third straight day on Wednesday.

In opening deals, Sensex jumped 303.25 points to a new record high of 69,599.39, while the Nifty added 100.05 points to hit fresh peak of 20,955.15.

06 Dec 2023, 11:15:00 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Credit score maker Fico launches its cloud-based platform in India 

US-based analytics company FICO, the maker of FICO credit score used by lenders to assess credit worthiness of borrowers, on Tuesday launched its cloud-based platform in India with lenders like HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and AU Small Finance Bank, being the early users.

06 Dec 2023, 10:58:33 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Adani Group stocks extend rally 

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06 Dec 2023, 10:46:48 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: India bond yields inch lower

Yields on Indian government bonds drifted lower on Wednesday, as the fall in US yields, including the 10-year that eased below the crucial 4.20% mark, boosted sentiment.

The 10-year benchmark bond yield was at 7.2491%, having ended the previous session at 7.2571%.

06 Dec 2023, 10:31:54 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Himadri Speciality to invest ₹4,800 crore for setting up lithium-ion battery components factory

Himadri Speciality Chemical Ltd on Wednesday said it will invest 4,800 crore to set up a manufacturing facility for Lithium-ion battery components. The project will be implmented in phases over the next five to six years.

The investment will be largely funded by internal accruals and the balance from debt, the company said in a filing to the stock exchanges.

06 Dec 2023, 10:14:10 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Power Grid, NTPC, ICICI Bank are among stocks that hit a 52-week high today 

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06 Dec 2023, 09:56:04 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Rupee rises 2 paise to 83.35 against US dollar in early trade

06 Dec 2023, 09:33:51 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Sensex hits fresh peak Nifty at record high above 20900

India's benchmark indexes opened at fresh record highs for the third consecutive session on Wednesday, led by energy stocks on moderating crude prices.

The Nifty50 rose 0.49% to 20,956.55 points, while the Sensex was up 0.46% at an all-time high of 69,614.04 as of 0917am IST.

On the Nifty, Adani Ports, Adani Enterprises, Asian Paints, Britannia Industries and HDFC Life were the top gainers, while Bajaj Auto, Eicher Motors, Hindalco, SBI Life Insurance and Maruti Suzuki fell the most.

06 Dec 2023, 09:12:44 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Sensex up, Nifty above 20900 in pre-open

In the pre-open, the Sensex was up 211.05 points at 69,507.19, while the Nifty rose 112.40 points to 20,967.50.

06 Dec 2023, 08:47:41 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Reliance Securities on Bank Nifty technical outlook

On Tuesday, Bank Nifty scaled a new all time high at 47,230 levels and witnessed minor pullback in the second half to close in a doji candle near all time high.

We expect profit booking from the higher range of range of 47,300-47,500 being the pivot resistance and fill the multiple gap levels on daily charts.

RSI has moved to 81 levels and witnessed corrective action from the higher range on various counts and expect volatility to increase with respect to the weekly expiry.

Bank Nifty 48,000 CE has the highest OI while on the downside it has the strike has moved higher to 47,000 for the put OI.

06 Dec 2023, 08:34:04 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Reliance Securities on Nifty technical outlook

On Tuesday, Nifty50 traded volatile with positive bias and made a intraday double bottom at 20,700 levels and closed near the high point of the day.

The immediate support levels will be 20,500 followed by the previous tops of 20,250 levels being the previous all time high.

RSI and other key technical indicators are near the high point of the range and one can expect a minor pullback and retracement from the current range.

Highest call OI has moved to 21,000 strike while on the downside the highest put OI has moved higher to 20,700 for the weekly expiry.

06 Dec 2023, 08:26:04 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Adani group stocks added ₹1.9 trn to investor wealth on Tuesday

Adani Group stocks with its 10 listed companies accounted for over 65% of the Tuesday's overall stock market gains. The surge also erased much of the 10 stocks’ losses since the scathing Hindenburg report in January. 

On a day the Indian stock market gained 2.9 trillion, investors in Adani group companies turned wealthier by 1.9 trillion, marking the biggest single-day jump in value for the conglomerate.

Three Adani companies shot up 20% each to hit their upper circuit limits, even as the group’s market cap neared 14 trillion. Adani Green Energy Ltd, Adani Energy Solutions Ltd and Adani Total Gas Ltd were locked at their upper limits of 1,348.50, 1,084.40, and 878.70, respectively,

06 Dec 2023, 08:13:31 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Stocks to Watch

HDFC Bank, SBI, Bank of India, Bharti Airtel, Mamaearth, among other stocks, will be in focus today.

Delta Corp, Indiabulls Housing Finance, India Cements and Zee Entertainment Enterprises are in the F&O ban list for 6 December.

06 Dec 2023, 08:09:40 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: GIFT Nifty ticks higher, crosses 21000

GIFT Nifty futures traded 37 points higher at 21,036.50, indicating a positive start for Indian indices in Wednesday.

Indian equities saw another day of gains, with benchmark Sensex and Nifty closing at fresh record highs for the second day in a row on Tuesday. 

The Sensex jumped 431.02 points to end the day at 69,296.14, while the Nifty added as up 168.30 points to close at 20,855.10.

06 Dec 2023, 07:57:21 AM IST

Sensex Today Live: Asia markets tick higher 

Asian equity markets were higher on Wednesday as data from the US showed labour-market slowdown reinforcing bets that the Federal Reserve will cut key policy rates next year to prevent a recession.

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday supported by gains in US high-tech shares as investors digested data suggesting a slowing US labour market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.57% at 32,961.69 in early trade, while the broader Topix index added 0.36%.

Stocks in Australia and South Korea gained, while Hong Kong edged higher.

Treasuries steadied at the open, after rallying in the previous session with benchmark US 10-year yields that briefly topped 5% in October breaking below 4.2% on Tuesday. Yields on Australian and New Zealand tracked the declines.

Overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 79.72 points at 36,124.72, the S&P 500 lost 2.59 points to end at 4,567.19 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 44.42 points to 14,229.91.

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