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Indices end higher; Sensex up over 550 points

Mumbai, September 20, 2022

Benchmark indices ended higher on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex rising over 550 points and the NSE Nifty over 190 points due to support from Pharma, Auto and Financial stocks, dealers said.

At close, the Sensex ended 578.51 points or 0.98 per cent higher at 59,719.74, and the Nifty ended 194.00 points or 1.10 per cent up at 17,816.25.

About 2,109 shares advanced, 1,362 shares declined and 131 shares remained unchanged.

Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy's Labs, Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, Titan Company were major gainers on the Sensex today. Nifty Pharma rose 3.08 per cent, Nifty Auto inched up 1.66 per cent, and BSE Commodities rose 1.29 per cent.

"Bulls charged on D-Street today with the help of Autos & Financials with strong support coming from the laggard - Pharma Sector today. The surprise element to many of course was the Nifty Infrastructure sector which saw smart gains led by Cement yet again. Consumer Durable stocks too displayed good momentum ahead of the festive season on the back of a bountiful monsoon," said S. Ranganathan, Head of Research at LKP securities.

Asian shares went up despite the assumption that the US Federal Reserve will hike 75 basis points rate. The Nikkei Index ended 0.44 per cent higher.

The blue-chip CSI 300 Index edged up 0.1 per cent, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.2 per cent. The Hang Seng Index gained 1.2 per cent.

European shares rose at the open on Tuesday as banks gained. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose.

Meanwhile, domestically, the Bank Nifty index continued its volatile move ahead of the US Fed policy but remains in a buy mode as long as it holds the support of 40,500 on the downside. The index's immediate upside hurdle is placed at 42,000 and once taken out on a closing basis it opens up room for 43,000-43,600 on the upside.

"The index is likely to consolidate between 40,500-42,000 for one more day before starting a trending move on either side," said Kunal Shah, Senior Technical Analyst at LKP Securities.

IANS

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