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  1. Share Market Today: RIL, TCS, 5 other blue-chip stocks hit all-time high while Sensex, Nifty end flat

Share Market Today: RIL, TCS, 5 other blue-chip stocks hit all-time high while Sensex, Nifty end flat

Share Market Today: Indian stock markets finished lower on Thursday with BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty ending marginally down in negative territory due to the plunge in shares of India's second-largest bank by market capitalisation Kotak Mahindra Bank following Q1 FY19 results.

By: | Updated:Jul 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Share Market Today: A man walking across the Bombay Stock Exchange building. (Image: Reuters)

Share Market Today: Indian stock markets finished lower on Thursday with BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty ending marginally down in negative territory due to the plunge in shares of India’s second-largest bank by market capitalisation Kotak Mahindra Bank following Q1 FY19 results. The Indian rupee shed 24 paise against US dollar in the afternoon deals. Indian equities started the day at a positive note on Monday with BSE Sensex gaining more than 100 points and NSE Nifty retaking 11,000. On the wider stretch, the domestic markets traded under pressure on Thursday with small and mid-cap stocks facing the bearing the major brunt. The benchmark Nifty Smallcap 100 and Nifty Midcap 100 were down up to 1.3%.

Crude oil prices were mixed on Thursday as the market struggled to digest signs of strong gasoline demand in the United States, the world’s biggest consumer of the fuel, with a statement from oil producers that they are putting more crude on the market, a Reuters report said. Meanwhile, Asian shares made early gains on Thursday as upbeat Wall Street earnings supported global investor sentiment, although trade war jitters pushed China’s offshore yuan to a fresh one-year low, Reuters reported.

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16:01 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
7 large-cap/blue-chip shares hit all-time high

S. No. Stock All-time high (Rs)
1 Reliance Industries Ltd 1114
2 Tata Consultancy Services Ltd 2009.95
3 Yes Bank Ltd 393.35
4 Asian Paints 1408
5 Bajaj Finance 2535.5
6 Bandhan Bank 632.4
7 Godrej Consumer Products 1358.80

15:47 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Market stats today

Out of the total 2,727 companies traded on BSE, 830 shares ended in green, 1,747 stocks ended in red while 150 concluded unchanged on BSE. About 34 stocks hit 52-week highs while as many as 431 stocks hit their respective 52-week lows. The Reserve Bank of India fixed a rupee reference rate at 68.8331 per unit US dollar on Thursday.

15:40 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Kotak Mahindra Bank -- Biggest Sensex loser today

15:38 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Closing bell

Indian stock markets closed flat on Thursday with the headline indices Sensex and Nifty finishing marginally down as heavyweight shares of Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T, HDFC, TCS, ICICI Bank and Infosys dragged. BSE Sensex closed 22.21 points or 0.06% lower at 36,351.23 while NSE Nifty settled down 23.35 points or 0.21% at 10,957.10 on Thursday. 

15:25 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Kotak Mahindra Bank sees biggest fall in 9 months

Shares of Kotak Mahindra Bank fell as much as 4.6% to a day's bottom of Rs 1,333.85 on Thursday following the Q1 FY19 earnings release. This is the lowest level in more than two weeks and the biggest percentage loss since 25 October 2017. Twenty-five of 33 brokerages rate stock "buy" or higher, 5 "hold" and 3 "sell" or lower; median PT is 1,369.50 rupees, a Reuters report said.

15:12 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Sensex 36,000: Where from now?

The benchmark Sensex index hit an intraday record high on Wednesday. According to a Reuters report, BSE Sensex has strong support at 36,278 and resistance at 36,692 levels. 

14:53 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Sensex at 36,321.29, down by 52.15 points or 0.14%: Big movers today

14:46 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Buyback u-turn impact?

The New Delhi-based jewellery maker PC Jeweller has lost 43% of its stock market value within the span of last 4 days including today. The stock of PC Jeweller has fallen by 43.3% to a multi-year low of Rs 68 from a share price level of Rs 119.95 on BSE. This is the lowest level in over 4 years. Today only, the stock made a low of Rs 68, down by 14.71%. 

14:41 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Pharma sell-off

All the constituents of Nifty Pharma index were trading in negative territory barring the share of Glenmark. The stock of Cadila Healthcare, Biocon, Cipla, Aurobindo Pharma and Lupin shed 0.7% to 3.2%. 

14:32 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Lupin gets USFDA nod for erctile dysfunction drug

The Hyderabad-headquartered drugmaker Lupin has received tentative approval from the US FDA for its Tadalafil tablets which is used to treat erectile dysfunction and prostate gland enlargement. Lupin will now be able to market Tadalafil tablets in strengths of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg, in the US. 

14:30 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
IOC, BPCL, Gautam Adani emerges as top bidders for gas licences

Government-run oil marketers IOC & BPCL and Gautam Adani's group were the top bidders for gas retailing licences in the country's biggest city gas distribution (CGD) bid round. Of the 86 cities offered for retailing of CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households in the 9th CGD bid round, IOC bid for 34 cities on its own and another 20 in partnership with Adani Gas Ltd, PTI reported citing Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board.

14:26 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Nifty IT index bleed

All the components of the benchmark Nifty IT index were trading in negative territory with shares of Mindtree, Tata Elxsi, KPIT, OFSS, TCS leading the losses. 

14:23 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Adani Group stocks surge up to 8%

Shares of Adani Group surged up to 8% on Thursday with the stock of Adani Power rising the most. Adani Power share rose 7.8% to Rs 22.1, Adani Enterprises rose 5.39% to Rs 149.55 while Adani Ports gained 1.47% to Rs 369.45 on BSE today. 

14:17 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Markets at lunch

13:12 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Kotak Mahindra Bank cracks 3%

Kotak Mahindra Bank shares extended the losses in the afternoon dealings following the Q1 FY19 results announcement. The stock of Kotak Mahindra Bank tumbled 3.33% to a day's low of Rs 1,355.25 from a share price level of Rs 1,402.05. Kotak Mahindra Bank stock was the biggest loser among Sensex scrips. 

Indian equities started the day at a positive note on Monday with BSE Sensex gaining more than 100 points and NSE Nifty retaking 11,000. On the wider stretch, the domestic markets traded under pressure on Thursday with small and mid-cap stocks facing the bearing the major brunt. The benchmark Nifty Smallcap 100 and Nifty Midcap 100 were down up to 1.3%.

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