Stock markets remained closed today on account of Diwali Balipratipada. On Wednesday, the markets were closed for Diwali Laxmi pujan, except for a one-hour Muhurat trading.
The benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded 123.69 points to close at 25,866.95 in the first session of Samvat 2072 while Nifty ended 41.65 points higher at 7,825.00.
Both the stock exchanges, Bombay stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE), conducted a special Muhurat Trading session on account of Diwali on November 11. Trading was conducted between 5.45 pm and 6.45 pm on the day.
Debt and currency markets will also be closed today.
However, commodity markets will remain open as usual.
Domestic equity markets fell for the fifth consecutive session on Tuesday as Asian markets hit a one-month low on continued concerns about the state of the global economy and potential US interest rate hikes. Sensex closed 378.14 points down at 25,743.26 in the last day of Samvat 2071. Nifty closed 131.85 points down at 7783.35.
In the 50-share index, shares of Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, Bank of Baroda and Mahindra & Mahindra slid gained between 1.10 per cent and 2.20 per cent. On the other hand, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Cain India, Lupin, Ambuja Cement and Reliance Industries slid between 3.65 per cent and 5.70 per cent.
The NSE Nifty cracked below the 7,800-mark by falling 131.85 points or 1.67 per cent to close at 7,783.35.
(With PTI inputs)