Banks led the major support with the PSU Bank index surging 6.5 percent. State Bank of India and Bank of India rallied 8-9 percent due to stable asset quality in Q1.
Shares of public sector undertaking (PSU) banks have rallied by up to 11% in intra-day trade after the State Bank of India (SBI) and Bank of India (BOI) reported June quarter results in line with the analyst forecast.
SBI and BOI rallied more than 8% each, while Indian Bank, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Dena Bank, Canara Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Vijaya Bank, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda and Syndicate Bank were up between 3%-6% on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
The market has ended on a strong note with support from index heavyweights. The Sensex ended up 292.80 points or 1 percent at 28152.40, and the Nifty was up 80 points or 0.9 percent at 8672.15. About 1246 shares have advanced, 1413 shares declined, and 181 shares are unchanged.
SBI was up 7 percent, Axis Bank, Tata Motors, M&M and HDFC were top gainers while Cipla, Infosys, Sun Pharma, Asian Paints and Lupin were losers.
Equity benchmarks ended the last session of the week on a negative note. The Sensex fell 74.59 points to 27126.90 and the Nifty declined 14.70 points to 8323.20.
The market breadth was negative as about 1545 shares declined against 1161 advancing shares on Bombay Stock Exchange. Tata Motors, Asian Paints and Hero Motocorp
Tata Motors, Asian Paints and Hero Motocorp topped buying list on Sensex, up more than 2 percent while Bharti Airtel and GAIL fell over 2 percent.
The week was marked by the announcement of results of IT bellwethers Infosys, TCS and Wipro. And of course, the torch bearer of the market, Reliance.
An action packed week came to an end and we do hope our followers would have made money.
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