The Indian benchmark indices closed Tuesday nearly 1.25% higher. The gains in the widely followed cues are attributed to the rallying of financial stocks. This is a positive development ahead of the US presidential elections. All the sectoral indices on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended the day in the green.
The S&P BSE Sensex closed Tuesday at 40,261.13 points. It moved ahead by 1.27% or 503.55 points. The trend was such that nineteen of the thirty stocks that form the Sensex index advanced, eleven closed in the red, while the remaining two folded the day nearly flat.
ICICI Bank emerged as the top gainer in the index. It’s share price surged by 6.51%. SBI and HDFC followed by gaining 4.46^ and 4.32% respectively. IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, Kotak Bank and Bajaj Finserv witnessed their share pierce expanding by 3.13%, 2.69%, 2.20%, 0.77%, and 0.72% respectively.
NTPC and Nestle India turned out to be the most significant losers. Their share price fell by 3.75% and 1.84% respectively. The share price of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) went on to lose by 1.48% over the. HCL Tech and Infosys followed with their share price reducing by 1.48% and 1.02% respectively.
The NSE Nifty 50 zoomed by 1.24% or 144.35 points. It closed the day at the 11,813.50 levels. Only fifteen of the fifty stocks that constitute the Nifty index closed in the adverse terrain, one closed flat. At the same time, the remaining thirty-four folded the day in the favourable territory. The share price of GAIL closed unchanged.
ICICI Bank and Hindalco Inds gained the most among the Nifty stocks. Their share price jumped by 6.32% and 5.27% respectively. UPL and NTPC happened to lose the most with their share price going down by 6.35% and 3.64% respectively.
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