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Markets at close: How the major indices and stocks fared on Wednesday

Markets at close: How the major indices and stocks fared on Wednesday

Markets at close: How the major indices and stocks fared on Wednesday
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By CNBC-TV18 Aug 7, 2019 4:39:50 PM IST (Published)

The Sensex settled 286 points lower, or 0.77 percent, to close Wednesday's trade at 36,690.50.

Indian shares ended lower on Wednesday, after the country’s central bank announced an unconventional 35 basis-point cut in interest rates, signalling concerns over growth outlook for Asia’s third-biggest economy.

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Here's a quick recap of how top market indices and stocks fared on Wednesday:
Frontline indices
Sensex: The Sensex settled 286 points lower, or 0.77 percent, to close Wednesday's trade at 36,690.50. So far this year, the 30-share benchmark BSE index has surged 1.72 percent, adding 622 points.
Nifty50: The Nifty50 also slipped almost 93 points, or 0.85 percent, to settle at 10,855.50. After today's fall, the broader NSE index has turned negative for the year, down by 7 points.
Key stocks
Tata Consultancy Services: The IT major settled 0.18 percent higher, closing at Rs 2,218.90 per share on NSE.
Reliance Industries: The oil-telecom-retail conglomerates' shares ended lower, sharply down by 2.12 percent at close, quoting at Rs 1,104.40 on NSE.
HDFC Bank: The private sector lenders' shares settled lower by 0.42 percent in trade today, quoting at Rs 2,180 on NSE.
Hindustan Unilever: The FMCG major's stock closed at Rs 1,777 per share, ending higher by 1.89 percent at close on NSE.
HDFC: The NBFC stock settled at Rs 2,171, down by 0.88 percent.
Major sectors
Nifty Bank: The banking gauge settled 1.14 percent lower at 27,702, down by 320 points at close. So far this year, Nifty Bank has gained 2 percent.
Nifty IT: The IT index ended 0.44 percent higher to settle at 15,583. So far this year, it has gained 7.92 percent.
Nifty FMCG: The consumer goods gauge settled lower, down by 0.11 percent at 28,814.55. So far this year, Nifty FMCG has lost 5.58 percent.
Nifty Auto: The index ended lower, dipping by 2.16 percent to settle at 6,792.60. So far this year, it has corrected by almost 26 percent.
Nifty Metal: The metal index was lower by 2.39 percent to settle at 2,389. So far this year, the index has lost 24 percent.
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