Indian markets ended on a weaker note on Wednesday after opening higher in initial trade, losing steam in the afternoon trade over political developments and sustained selling in metal, auto, telecom stocks. The Sensex closed at 36,373, while the Nifty settled at 10,980.
Here is a list of top 10 stocks of the day after closing bell: ONGC: The public sector behemoth’s shares closed at Rs 160.30, rising by 2.69 percent on the BSE. Intra-day, the stock touched a high of Rs 164.65. Tata Steel: Tata Steel dipped over 5 percent to Rs 504.70, losing Rs 27.80. The scrip opened at Rs 537.70 and ranged between a high of Rs 537.70 to a low of Rs 501.15. OMCs: Shares of HPCL, IOC and BPCL were among top gainers on the NSE after fall in crude oil prices. HPCL ended at Rs 286.05 (up 1.69 percent), IOC at Rs 166.75 (up by 1.65 percent), BPCL at Rs 401.90 (up 2.19 percent). Bandhan Bank: Surged over 7 percent to Rs 600.15, adding Rs 38.15, on the BSE after the lender reported a net profit at Rs 481.7 crore vs 326.6 crore (YoY). The stock opened at Rs 566.90 and ranged between a high of Rs 607.55 and a low of Rs 565. UltraTech Cement: The company’s share ended at Rs 3,852.55, falling by 1.26 percent, or a loss of Rs 49.10. The cement major posted a standalone net profit of Rs 598 crore in its Q1 results today. HDFC twins: HDFC twins, HDFC and HDFC Bank, hit 52-week high in a weak market today. HDFC Bank ranged between a high of Rs 2219 and a low of Rs 2173.90, after opening at Rs 2181.60. It closed at Rs 2176.05, losing 0.03 percent. HDFC surged 0.91 percent at close, rising to Rs 2008.25, adding Rs 18.20. Ashok Leyland: Fell sharply by 14.01 percent, or Rs 18, to Rs 110.50 after brokerages revised share’s rating. New load carrying rules for trucks and heavy commercial vehicles weigh on the minds of investors tracking the stock. It settled at Rs 110.60, losing Rs 17.90 or 13.93 percent. Idea Cellular: Shares fell almost 8 percent during the day after reports that Idea and Vodafone are likely to pay Rs 7,268 crore spectrum dues to the department of telecommunications (DoT). It ranged between Rs 52.90 and Rs 48.40 after opening at Rs 52.65, finally settling at Rs 50, declining by 4.67 percent. Bharti Airtel: The telecom major continued its losing streak and ended lower at Rs 336.80, losing Rs 5.45 or 1.59 percent. Over 56 lakh shares of Bharti Airtel changed hands on the BSE today. Zee Entertainment: Shares closed at Rs 521, gaining 0.72 percent a day after the media company reported 31 percent jump in its Q1FY19 net profit at Rs 325.88 crore against Rs 248.25 crore in the same quarter last fiscal.