Despite starting slightly higher, the 30-share index turned red to trade 125.54 points or 0.22 per cent lower at 58,215.45. Nifty was trading 30.15 points or 0.17 per cent down at 17,384.90.
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After touching a low of 57,718.34 in the opening session, the 30-share index pared some losses to trade 264.20 points or 0.45 per cent lower at 58,201.69.
Equity benchmark Sensex fell over 200 points in early trade on Wednesday tracking losses in index majors Reliance Industries, HDFC twins and ICICI Bank.
The 30-share index was trading 417.45 points or 0.69 per cent lower at 60,016 in initial deals. Similarly, the Nifty fell 122.10 points or 0.68 per cent to 17,922.15.
The 30-share index was trading 306.32 points or 0.50 per cent lower at 60,837.01 in initial deals. Similarly, the Nifty fell 89.50 points or 0.49 per cent to 18,121.45.
Asian Paints was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rallying around 6 per cent, followed by ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, Nestle India, Dr Reddy’s and TCS.
ICICI Banks market capitalisation (m-cap) was at Rs 5.83 lakh crore just above HUL’s Rs 5.76 lakh crore. In the Q2FY22 ICICI Bank posts its highest ever quarterly net profit.
BSE Sensex was trading 217.48 points at about 12:44 PM, which is 0.36 per cent up 61,040, while Nifty 50 index was trading 37.75 points or 0.21 per cent higher at 18,152.65
ICICI Bank posted a profit after tax of Rs 5,511 crore for the September quarter compared to Rs 4,251.33 crore that the firm recorded in the previous year.
Shares of Reliance Industries on Monday gained nearly 3 per cent after the company reported a 43 per cent jump in its September quarter net profit.
Asian Paints was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding around 3 per cent, followed by IndusInd Bank, HCL Tech, Bharti Airtel, Kotak Bank and Bajaj Auto.
Reliance Industries on Friday, after market hours, reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 13,680 crore for the September quarter (Q2), up 43 per cent year-on-year.
Net Interest income grew 24.8 per cent on a year-over-year basis in Q2 at Rs 11,690 crore.
The 30-share BSE index was trading 444.17 points or 0.85 per cent higher at 52,642.68 in initial deals, while the broader NSE Nifty surged 129.15 points or 0.83 per cent to 15,761.25.
The 30-share BSE index ended 354.89 points or 0.68 per cent lower at 52,198.51, while the broader NSE Nifty fell 120.30 points or 0.76 per cent to 15,632.10.
PowerGrid, HUL, NTPC, Dr Reddy’s and Nestle India were among the gainers while ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank and Infosys tracked losses by the decline
The 30-share BSE index traded at 374.92 points or 0.71 per cent higher at 52,949.38 in initial deals
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