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Investors wealthier by Rs 2 lakh crore on Diwali as Dalal Street enters Samvat 2079
Investors grow richer by Rs 2.1 lakh crore as the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies increases to Rs 276.5 lakh crore from Rs 274.4 lakh crore on Friday, according to provisional exchange data. (Read more)
Market At Close | Sensex and Nifty50 hit one-month closing highs
Here are some highlights:
--Financial stocks lift market on strong earnings — ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank top contributors
--ICICI Bank top Nifty gainer and HUL top loser after Q2 earnings
--Reliance rises post July-September results and financial services undertaking demerger
--Nestle continues to gain momentum to hit record high
--RBL Bank shares fall sharply after lender's earnings miss Street estimates
--MCX, USL and IDFC First Bank see healthy gains after results
--Market breadth firmly favours the bulls — advance-decline ratio at 4:1
Muhurat Trading LIVE | Atul Suri believes market not very far from lifetime highs
Market veteran Atul Suri tells CNBC-TV18 that the market, in his view, is "not very far" from lifetime highs. He thinks the market is unlikely to crash from the current levels.
The themes in the last rally are more domestic than global, he adds.
Nestle, HDFC, ICICI Bank and L&T top Nifty gainers
Barring HUL, Adani Enterprises, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Life, all of the Nifty50's constituents hold on to the green 10 minutes before the closing bell.
Nestle, the HDFC twins, ICICI Bank, Larsen & Toubro, SBI, Tata Consumer, Divi's, NTPC and Grasim are the top gainers, rising around 1-3 percent each.
The four laggards are down between 0.2 percent and 2.9 percent.
Good start for the UK with Rishi Sunak as PM: Samir Arora
Market veteran Samir Arora says in an interaction with CNBC-TV18 that it is a good start for the United Kingdom with Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister.
Sunak became the PM of the UK following the withdrawal of Penny Mordaunt, the sole other candidate in the UK PM race. As the UK's first Indian-origin PM, Sunak will be entrusted with the task of restoring stability to a country reeling from years of political and economic turbulence. (Read more on Rishi Sunak)
Muhurat Trading LIVE | Samir Arora says it is India's time because of frustration in China
Veteran fund manager Samir Arora tells CNBC-TV18 that in his view, the market don't like the Xi style, and it is India's time right now because of the frustration in China.
He believes investors should focus on stocks less impacted by external factors. He feels it is not a good time for IT services. (Read more)
Optimistic about next year: Ramesh Damani
Market vetaran and BSE Member Ramesh Damani is optimistic about the next year. In an interaction with CNBC-TV18, he says railway-focused stocks are attractively priced. Investors should consider studying RailTel, RVNL and RITES, he says.
He also believes that banking stocks are likely to make some money for investors.
Damani expects the market to scale new highs in the next few quarters.