Equity indices on upswing led by metal, financial stocks

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Published on August 11, 2020 - Duration: 01:17s

Equity indices on upswing led by metal, financial stocks

Equity benchmark indices surged for the third consecutive session during early hours on August 11 with metal and financial stocks leading the rally.

At 10:15 am, the BSE SandP Sensex was up by 291 points or 0.76 per cent at 38,473 while the Nifty 50 gained by 77 points or 0.68 per cent at 11,347.

Except for Nifty pharma which slipped marginally, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green with Nifty metal gaining by 2.9 per cent, private bank by 1 per cent and financial service by 0.9 per cent.

Among stocks, Tata Steel moved up by 3.8 per cent to Rs 426 per share while Hindalco gained by 3.6 per cent and JSW Steel by 3.2 per cent.

The other prominent winners were HDFC, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Wipro, Asian Paints and ITC.

However, Titan lost by 3.9 per cent a day after the jewellery-to-eyewear maker reported a net standalone loss of Rs 270 crore for the quarter ended June.

It had reported a profit of Rs 371 crore in the year-ago period.

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