Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices HIGHLIGHTS: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 climbed off their respective day’s high levels in the fag end of the Thursday’s session. The 30-share Sensex settled 1140 points or 0.37 per cent higher to end at 30,932, while the broader Nifty 50 index ended just above 9,100-level. Out of 30 Sensex shares, 16 stocks finished their trade in positive territory. ITC was the top index gainer with a growth of 6.26 per cent. The FMCG giant was followed by Asian Paints, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki and Bajaj-Auto. On the flip side, the biggest losers on Sensex were NTPC, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, HDFC and Axis Bank. Most of the sectoral indices ended with upticks in today’s session. Nifty Auto and Nifty FMCG were top sectoral gainers, up 2.61 per cent and 2.19 per cent, respectively. While, Nifty Bank index was down over half a per cent dragged by losses in Bandhan Bank, IndusInd Bank and IDFC First Bank.
Domestic rating agency Icra on Wednesday warned of a deep recession as it drastically lowered the FY21 growth forecast for India to minus 5 per cent, citing the very modest fiscal support, an extension of the nationwide lockdown and looming labour shortage, according to PTI.