Indian market turned volatile towards the fag end of the trading session on Wednesday, to close lower, bringing an end to a four-day gaining streak.
The catalyst turned out to be the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to raise key lending rates.
The Sensex ended down by 84.96 points or 0.23% at 37,521.62, while the Nifty ended lower by 10.30 points or 0.09% at 11,346.20.
Indexes were pulled lower by HDFC twins and ICICI Bank, while TCS, Reliance Industries and ITC played for the bulls.
Here are the top stocks that trended today:
Bajaj Auto: Shares of the two-wheeler maker slipped 0.56 percent to Rs 2,685.65, or lower by Rs 15.05 after the company reported 30 percent jump in auto sales for July at 4 lakh units against 3.1 lakh units it sold last year. Intra-day, it traded between Rs 2,768 and Rs 2,668.90 on the BSE.
Tata Motors: Shares of the automobile company recovered six percent from lows to close in the green post Q1 earnings. It settled at Rs 264.95, rising by Rs 0.80, or 0.30 percent. After opening at Rs 248, the stock swung between a high of Rs 267.30 and a low of Rs 248 on the BSE.
IndusInd Bank: Shares of private sector lender gained as much as 1.3 percent to a record of Rs 2,021, but closed at day's low at Rs 1,991.60, declining by Rs 2.80 or 0.14 percent on the BSE. Intra-day, it touched a high of Rs 2,020.50.
Maruti Suzuki India: Shares of India's largest automaker by market share declined to Rs 9,340.30, or by 1.75 percent, losing Rs 166.10 in value after reporting a 0.6 percent decline in total sales at 1.64 lakh units against 1.65 lakh units (YoY).
HDFC twins: HDFC Bank settled at Rs 2,157.35, down by 1.09 percent, or Rs 23.70 on the BSE. It touched a high of Rs 2,179 and a low of Rs 2,151. HDFC on the other hand, declined by 1.24 percent to Rs 1,970.05. The twin stocks pulled indexes lower today.
ABFRL: Shares of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) surged to Rs 154.10, adding Rs 13.35, or 9.48 percent to the stock's value on the BSE. It touched a high of Rs 168.90 and a low of Rs 142.05.
Ashok Leyland: Shares rose 5.27 percent to end at Rs 118.75, adding Rs 5.95 to the stock's value on the BSE.
Dabur India: Shares of Dabur India gained around three percent on Wednesday morning as investors cheered its June quarter performance. The stock touched an intraday high of Rs 432.35 and an intraday low of Rs 423.35. It closed at 430.90, rising by 2.53 percent, adding Rs 10.65 on the BSE.
Reliance Industries: Shares of oil-to-telecom conglomerate advanced nearly by a percent after an international arbitration panel ruled in its favour on the issue of gas migration. RIL stock ended at Rs 1,191.15, rising by 0.45 percent, or Rs 5.30, after seeing a high of Rs 1,202.95 and a low of Rs 1,185.95 on the BSE.
Coal India: Shares of state-owned coal mining company ended at Rs 270.50, rising by 3.60 percent, or by adding Rs 9.40 to the stock value. It touched a high of Rs 272.20 on the NSE.
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