Equity indices end volatile day in green

Mumbai, Dec 18: Dancing to the tune of the assembly poll results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the green on Monday after swinging from the extreme negative to the positive.

The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed (at 3.30 p.m.) higher by 55.50 points or 0.54 per cent at 10,388.75 points.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 33,364.52 points, closed at 33,601.68 points — up 138.71 points or 0.41 per cent — from its previous close.

The Sensex touched a high of 33,801.90 points and a low of 32,595.63 points during the intra-day trade so far.

The BSE market breadth was bullish — 1,472 advances and 1,182 declines.

“Sectorally, pharma, PSU bank, auto, telecom and metals indices have gained the most, while Realty has slipped marginally into red,” Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research for HDFC Securities, told IANS.

IANS

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