Market update 20th May 2020. SENSEX, NIFTY close on a positive note.
Today, for the second consecutive day Indian indices ended on a high note. As market closed, SENSEX was up by 622.44 points or 2.06%, closing at 30,818.61 and NIFTY was up by 187.45 points or 2.11%, closing at 9,066.55 While, the S&P BSE midcap index was up by 166.09 points or 1.49%, closing at 11,278.22 and S&P BSE Small cap increased by 117.19 points or 1.13%, closing at 10,472.37. NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 12,664.20, up by 193.50 points or 1.55% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 3,851.75, up by 39.80 points or 1.04%.
Global indices and commodities:
When Indian market closed, DAX was trading at 11,136.49 up by 61.20 points or 0.55%, NASDAQ was trading at 9,185.10 down by 49.73 points or 0.54% and CAC was trading at 4,452.75, down by 0.12% or 5.41 points. While, SGX Nifty was up by 259 points or 2.94% and trading at 9,083.00. Currently, Gold is trading at 47,203 up by 153 points and 0.33%, Silver is trading at 49,045 up by 227 points and 0.46%. Crude oil is trading at 2,442 which is up by 40 points and 1.67%.
At the time of closing of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.79, up by 0.21%. EURO was trading at Rs 82.80, up by 0.22% and GBP was trading at Rs 92.79, up by 0.13%.
Today, almost all other sectors ended on a high note. The S&P BSE Auto index rose by 258.63 points and S&P BSE Energy rose by 84.07 points or 1.93%. At closing, NIFTY BANK increased by 353.95 points or 2.02%, closing at 17,840.20 while, NIFTY IT increased by 70.80 points or 0.53%.
Top 5 gainers:
Share price of Shree Cements increased by 1,070.90 points or 5.84%, closing at Rs 19,411.65. Mahindra & Mahindra gained 22.15 points or 5.78% and closed at Rs 405.05. Shares of Dr Reddys Labs increased by 210.60 points or 5.69%, closing at Rs 3,910.20. HDFC gained 87.15 points or 5.66%, closing at Rs 1,627 and Eicher Motors was up by 708.90 points or 5.47% and closed at Rs 13,675.10.
Top 5 losers:
Today, Bharti Infratel declined by 17.90 points or 8.18%, closing at Rs 200.85. Vedanta, which is decreasing from last 2 days, declined by 1.61% or 1.45 points, closing at Rs 88.55, IndusInd bank decreased by 10.50 points or by 2.85%, closing at Rs 357.30. Share price of Hero MotoCorp fell by 49.90 points or 2.41%, closing at Rs 2,023.60 and Bharti Airtel declined by 4.75 points or 0.79%, closing at Rs 594.05.
Stock in news:
Today, shares of Pharma, banking and Auto sectors ended on higher note. Shree cements was in news as share price of the company increased by 1,070.90 points and closed at Rs 19,411.65. Bharti Infratel was also in news as today their share price decreased more than 8%, closing at Rs 200.85 and Mahindra and Mahindra shares which was declining since last few days, today gained 22.15 points. Other than these stocks, most active stocks were Vodafone idea, SBI, Tata powers, ICICI Bank, BHEL and Alok Industries in terms of volume.