Market Update 26th May 2020. Pharma and IT stocks decline.
Today, Indian indices ended on low note, dragged by IT and Pharma sector stocks. While market closed, SENSEX was down by 63.29 points or 0.21%, closing at 30,609.30 and NIFTY was down by 10.20 points or 0.11%, closing at 9,029.05. The S&P BSE midcap index was up by 136.56 points or 1.21%, closing at 11,406.58 and S&P BSE Small cap increased by 66.19 points or 0.63%, closing at 10,590.42. NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 12,835.65, up by 167.60 points or 1.32%, closing at 12,835.65 and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 3,880.20, up by 29.35 points or 0.76%.
Global indices and commodiies:
When Indian market closed, DAX was trading at 11,462.39 up by 71.11 points or 0.62%. NASDAQ was trading at 9,324.59 up by 39.71 points or 0.43%. CAC was trading at 4,594.76, up by 1.21% or 54.85 points. While, SGX Nifty was down by 60.50 points or 0.67% and trading at 9,021.50. Currently, Gold is trading at 46,760 down by 218 points and 0.46%, Silver is trading at 48,525 up by 268 points and 0.56% and Crude oil is trading at 2,582 which is up by 5.00 points or by 0.19%.
At the closing time of Indian indices, almost all the currencies were trading at a higher note except USD. USD was trading at Rs 75.66, down by 0.38% or 0.29 points. EURO was trading at Rs 82.91, up by 0.17% or 0.14 points and GBP was trading at Rs 93.09, up by 0.76% or 0.71 points.
Today, almost all other sectors ended on higher note, expect for the energy, IT and healthcare sector. The S&P BSE Auto index increased by 210.00 points or by 1.61%, closing at 13,280.10 and S&P BSE Metal gained 175.86 points or 2.84%. While, S&P BSE Health care fell by 100.26 points and BSE IT fell by 294.31 points. At closing, NIFTY BANK increased by 161.45 points or 0.93%, closed at 17,440.35 and NIFTY Auto increased by 87.30 points, closing at 5,854.30. While, NIFTY IT and Pharma fell by 267.70 points and 117.15 points respectively.
Top 5 gainers:
Share price of Eicher Motors increased by 882.70 points or 6.34%, closing at Rs 14,805.10. JSW Steel gained 10.10 points or 6.08% and closed at Rs 176.25. Titan company’s shares increased by 43.10 points or 5.07%, closing at Rs 892.75. Share price of Ultra tech cement increased by 147.05 points or 4.04%, closing at Rs 3786.00 and Shree cements was up by 757.05 points or 3.80% and closed at Rs 20667.30.
Top 5 losers:
Today, Bharti Airtel declined by 33.95 points or 5.72%, closing at Rs 559.25. Bajaj finance which is decreasing from last few days, today declined by 3.50% or 66.30 points, closing at Rs 1829.00. Bajaj Finserv decreased by 218.30 points or by 5.06%, closing at Rs 4097.25. Share price of TCS fell by 77.35 points or 3.83%, closing at Rs 1,943. Sun Pharma declined by 10.25 points or 2.18%, closing at Rs 459.15 and Cipla decreased by 11.65 points or 1.82%, closing at Rs 627.70.
Stock in news:
Most active stock by volume were stocks such as Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, IDFC First Bank, Jindal Steel, ITC, Adani power, Tata power and SBI. Eicher Motors was in news as share price of the company increased by 882.70 points and closed at Rs 14,805.10. Also, shares of Ruchi Soya locked in 5% lower circuit today due to the profit bookings and closed at Rs 547.15, down by 28.75 points. Avenue super marts was also in news as they posted 41.6% YoY increase in their consolidated profit, closing at Rs 2,283.25.