The BSE Sensex ended 157 points higher at 37,494, while the Nifty 50 ended 41 points higher at 11,319 on the first day of week after record opening in the morning.
ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel, SBI, Axis Bank, UltraTech Cement were among top gainers, while IT stocks led by Infosys, Wipro declined along with HDFC twins, Adani Ports, L&T, Bajaj Auto and Kotak Bank.
Top 10 stocks that created buzz in the markets today: Bharti Airtel: The telco’s shares settled at Rs 383.15, rising by 5.13 percent, or adding Rs 18.70 to the stock’s value. It swung between Rs 390.20 and Rs 353.20 on the BSE in intra-day trade. ICICI Bank: Despite posting its maiden quarterly loss in more than a decade for the period ended in June, shares of ICICI Bank rose 4.76 percent at close, trading at Rs 307.25. It touched a high of Rs 308.35 and a low of Rs 294.50. SBI: Shares of SBI surged 3.75 percent, rising to Rs 297.35, or adding Rs 10.75 to the stock on the BSE, after India's largest public sector bank raised interest rates on fixed deposits, effective Monday. SBI raised interest by 5-10 basis points on deposits of below Rs 1 crore. The stock ranged between Rs 299.55 and Rs 287.60. Bank of Baroda: Shares of Bank of Baroda jumped nearly 10 percent to Rs 151.75, after the public sector bank reported a 160 percent jump in net profit to Rs 528.3 crore for the quarter ended June, beating analyst estimates. BoB shares traded between a high of Rs 152.70 and a low of Rs 144.75, after opengn at 147.10 on the BSE. Tech Mahindra: The IT firm reported Q1 net profit at Rs 897.9 crore. Tech Mahindra shares closed at Rs 654.60, rising by 1.46 percent, or Rs 9.45 in value on the BSE after trading between Rs 659.10 and Rs 646.60. It opened at Rs 649. HCL Technologies: The IT firm’s share was the top index loser post its Q1 results on Friday. It closed at Rs 947.20, erasing value by Rs 16.50 or 1.17 percent on the BSE. Texrail: Shares of Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd, traded at Rs 78.15 in the end on the BSE after good Q1 numbers, rising by over 13 percent. Vedanta: The mining conglomerate’s shares traded at Rs 224.75, rising by 2.25 percent, or Rs 4.95 on the BSE. The stock has swung between Rs 232.95 and Rs 217.35, after opening at Rs 222 in intra-day trade. HDFC: Shares of HDFC ended at Rs 2,028.05, or down by Rs 16.40, or 0.80 percent on the BSE after the firm reported a net profit of Rs 2,190 crore today. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL): RIL shares ended at Rs 1,149.70, up by 1.78 percent, or Rs 20.10 on the BSE. It earlier rose as much as 2.43 percent to an all-time high of Rs 1,157.3 during the day. The oil-to-telecom conglomerate had posted an about 8 percent rise in standalone net profit for June-quarter which beat analysts’ estimates.