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Stock Market Highlights: Nifty up 24% in 2021, Sensex 22%; Tata Motors, Wipro among top gainers

Stock Market Highlights: Nifty up 24% in 2021, Sensex 22%; Tata Motors, Wipro among top gainers

Stock Market Highlights: Nifty up 24% in 2021, Sensex 22%; Tata Motors, Wipro among top gainers
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Stock Market Highlights: Indian equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty50 surged on Friday, the last trading session of 2021, shrugging off concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19 among investors globally. Gains across sectors, led by financial, consumer, auto and metal shares, pushed the headline indices higher. Broader markets also strengthened, with the midcap and smallcap indices ending the day 1.4 percent higher each. The Nifty50 ended the year with a gain of 24 percent. CMS Info Systems shares shares listed at a premium of around two percent over the issue price.

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Dec 31, 2021 5:42 PM

2021 | Nifty50 rallies 24% as IT stays in high demand, metals shine

As Dalal Street heads into the New Year, 2021 emerged the best year for Indian shares in four years. Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty50 rallied 22 percent and 24 percent respectively in the Calendar Year 2021 -- their best annual returns since 2017. All sectors finished the year in the green -- the first such instance in at least the past five years.

In 2021, the 30-scrip index added 10,642.8 points and the broader Nifty50 gauge gained 3,414.6 points. Broader markets also rewarded investors with significant gains. The Nifty Midcap 100 index galloped 46.1 percent and its smallcap counterpart 59.3 percent. (Read more on what 2021 meant for Dalal Street investors)

Stock Market Highlights: Nifty up 24% in 2021, Sensex 22%; Tata Motors, Wipro among top gainers
Dec 31, 2021 5:23 PM

2022 to be more volatile but still very good for investors: Axis Securities' Naveen Kulkarni

Naveen Kulkarni, Chief Investment Officer at Axis Securities, said 2021 was a year of recovery, rehabilitation and establishment of a base for future growth. "2022 will be a little more volatile but will still be very good for equity investors in India. 2022 is very likely to be another year of good double-digit returns and continued wealth creation," he said.

"Autos, banks and capital goods, literally the 'ABC' of equity markets, will be the most interesting sectors for 2022,” he added.

Dec 31, 2021 4:34 PM

Don't think Vodafone Idea stock can move beyond Rs 18-20 levels for now: Ambareesh Baliga 

Independent market expert Ambareesh Baliga believes the Vi stock cannot move beyond Rs 18-20 levels for the time being. "At Rs 15, I would say it's a bit risky. I was one of the very few guys who were betting on survivor of Vodafone Idea, because like I said at that time also, the government cannot afford to have the shutdown and you can't have two players in the market. I think all that is already there in the price now. The telecom sector overall is betting on higher ARPUs in 2022. I'm quite sure that is going to be there. But as far as Vodafone Idea is concerned, possibly for next three-four years, it is there for sure. Growth beyond that will clearly depend on how well it is able to position itself as far as the ARPUs are concerned. Even as of now, there's a huge difference between Jio and Vodafone Idea ARPUs. That has to catch up."

"We will have to see whether they are able to add more customers because they have been losing subscribers in the whole of the last 18 months. If all these things fall in place, yes, there could be a very decent upside," he added.

Dec 31, 2021 4:15 PM

Investors should focus on capital preservation in 2022: Ambareesh Baliga

Independent market expert Ambareesh Baliga's New Year message to investors: "2022 should be a year where you should focus on capital preservation than trying to get that alpha."

Dec 31, 2021 3:58 PM

Market in 2021 | How, Sensex, Nifty, other indices fared 

Index Return in 2021 (%)
Sensex 22
Nifty50 24.1
Nifty Midcap 100 46.1
Nifty Smallcap 100 59.3
Nifty Bank 13.5
Nifty Auto 19
Nifty Financial Services 14
Nifty FMCG 10
Nifty IT 59.6
Nifty Media 34.6
Nifty Metal 69.7
Nifty Pharma 10.1
Nifty PSU Bank 44.4
Nifty Private Bank 4.6
Nifty Realty 54.3
Nifty Healthcare 18.3
Nifty Consumer Durables 46.1
Nifty Oil & Gas 33
Dec 31, 2021 3:56 PM

Market in 2021 | Best year for Sensex, Nifty since 2017

Here are some highlights: 

--Sensex rises 22%, Nifty 24%; best year for both since 2017

--Nifty Bank gains 13.5%; midcap index rises 46%

--Tata Motors top Nifty gainer, up 162%; Hero MotoCorp top loser, down 21% 

--F&O gainers: Adani Enterprises, IEX, Persistent rise over 200% 

--RBL Bank sheds 45% 

--All sectoral indices in the green; Nifty Metal biggest sectoral gainer

Dec 31, 2021 3:55 PM

Market At Close | Broader indices outperform Sensex, Nifty on last day of 2021

Here are some highlights of the last trading session of 2021:

--Nifty Bank, midcap index up 1%

--All NSE sectoral indices in the green; Nifty Metal, Nifty Auto top gainers

--Only 6 Nifty stocks in the red; NTPCCipla top losers

--Financial stocks contribute most to Friday’s Nifty gain; HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank top index movers

--Market breadth in favour of bulls; advance-decline ratio at 3:1

Dec 31, 2021 3:48 PM
Nifty50 rises 24% in 2021, Sensex 22%
 
The Nifty50 gained 3,372.3 points in 2021, a return of 24.1 percent. The 30-scrip index gained 10,502.5 points, a return of 22 percent. 
 
That marked the best year for both benchmarks since 2017. 
 
Dec 31, 2021 3:42 PM

Closing Bell | Sensex up 460 points at 58,254, Nifty50 above 17,350

The 30-scrip index ended 459.5 points or 0.8 percent higher at 58,253.8 and the broader Nifty50 benchmark settled at 17,354.1, up 150.1 points or 0.9 percent from its previous close. 

Dec 31, 2021 3:37 PM

EaseMyTrip looking for more acquisitions next year

BSE-listed Easy Trip Planners, popularly known as EaseMyTrip, will look at more acquisitions next year, besides growing organically, co-founder Prashant Pitti said. EaseMyTrip announced plans to acquire brands such as Spree Hospitality and YoloBus this year and it wants to expand its non-air business, Pitti said.

Dec 31, 2021 3:30 PM

Technical Stock Picks | Intellect Design, NIIT, Birlasoft and other stocks analysts recommend now

Equity benchmark Nifty50 is finishing the year 2021 with a return of 24 percent. It is about seven percent from an all-time peak, reached in October. Has the recent sell-off created any short-term opportunities for traders on Dalal Street?

Analysts have handpicked a few stocks to make the most of the current juncture in the market. On their playbook now are ICICI Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, Intellect Design, NIIT and Phillips Carbon, and other stocks. (Check out the complete list of stocks to buy for the short term now)

Stock Market Highlights: Nifty up 24% in 2021, Sensex 22%; Tata Motors, Wipro among top gainers
Dec 31, 2021 3:20 PM

Nifty Metal rises 2%, emerges best sectoral performer on NSE

Dec 31, 2021 3:20 PM

I-T dept widens probe against Chinese mobile manufacturing companies in India

Search operations at Xiaomi, Oneplus, Realme, Vivo facilities have concluded while search operation at Oppo’s premises is still underway. All 5 companies were selling products to distributors via one parent.

Dec 31, 2021 3:17 PM

Zydus Cadila receives tentative US FDA nod for Pimavanserin capsules

The FDA has tentatively approved Zydus Cadila's US subsidiary Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. to market Pimavanserin Capsules in the strength of 34 mg, the pharma company announced on Friday. Pimavanserin is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis caused by Parkinson's disease.

Dec 31, 2021 3:10 PM

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