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Share/Stock Market LIVE updates: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) were trading in a range during the early trade on Thursday ahead of the expiry of August-series futures and options contracts.
After opening in the red, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading 46.78 points (0.08 per cent) higher at 55,990.99. Likewise, the broader Nifty 50 advanced 16.80 points (0.10 per cent) to 16,651.45.
On the BSE benchmark, Reliance Industries (RIL) was the top gainer, climbing around 1 per cent, followed by HCL Technologies, Bajaj Finserv, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finance and Larsen & Toubro (L&T). On the other hand, Bharti Airtel, PowerGrid, Maruti Suzuki, Titan Company and Axis Bank were among the top laggards.
(with inputs from agencies)
Stocks, BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty, Crude oil prices, gold, silver prices, commodity market and money markets LIVE updates:
Among the sectoral indices on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the Nifty IT index was trading over 0.5 per cent higher, while the Nifty FMCG was up around 0.5 per cent.
On the 30-share BSE benchmark, gains were being led by Reliance Industries (RIL), HCL Technologies, Hindustan Unilever, Bajaj Auto, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys.
Sensex drops 77.85 pts to 55,866.36 in opening session; Nifty slips 19.20 pts to 16,615.45.
The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) had ended flat on Wednesday after hitting fresh all-time highs earlier in the day.
The S&P BSE Sensex had ended at 55,944.21, down 14.77 points (0.03 per cent), while the Nifty 50 had settled at 16,634.65, up 10.05 points (0.06 per cent).
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