Benchmark Nifty rebounded 21 points to settle at 9,668 in a range-bound session today, helped by a late rally in realty, metal, auto, finance service and bank counters. European stocks edged higher after the surprise UK general election result left the country facing a hung parliament. Asian stocks ended mixed.
The NSE 50-share Nifty index opened lower at 9,676.25 and hovered between 9,676.25 and 9,608.15 before ending at 9,668.25, up 21 points, or 0.22 per cent. It saw an intra-day movement of 68.10 points.
Sector-wise, realty rose 2.93 per cent, metal 1.59 per cent, auto 0.99 per cent, finance service 0.70 per cent, bank 0.66 per cent, private bank 0.64 per cent and infra 0.24 per cent. However, IT and FMCG fell by 1.02 per cent and 0.92 per cent, respectively.
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The broader markets surged further, with the mid-cap and small-cap indices gaining 0.50 per cent and 0.49 per cent, respectively. Major index gainers were Vedanta (4.35 per cent), followed by Maruti 2.97 per cent, Hindalco 1.86 per cent, Tata Steel 1.61 per cent, Tata Motors 1.70 per cent, Tata Motors DVR 1.19 per cent and Asian Paints 1.05 per cent.
However, Tech Mahindra declined 2.67 per cent, GAIL 1.92 per cent, ITC 1.80 per cent, Wipro 1.64 per cent, Tata Power 1.58 per cent, HCL Tech 1.05 per cent and Sun Pharma 0.83 per cent. A total of 760 scrips advanced, 715 declined, while 64 remained unchanged. The total securities that hit their price bands were 117.
A total of 9,717.45 lakh shares changed hands in 82,28,274 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms on the NSE stood at Rs 1,25,41,244 crore.