Sensex climbs 346 points, Nifty settles near 17,100 mark
On Wednesday, the stock market had a bearish opening but the benchmark Sensex and Nifty indices witnessed a surge. The Sensex jumped 0.6% to 57,960.09 points while the Nifty climbed 0.76% to 17,080.7 points. The broader market indices were flat, but the midcap stocks showed bullish signals as the Nifty Midcap 50 soared 142.4 points, or 1.7%, to 8,373.5 points. Here are more details.
Who were the biggest winners and losers on Wednesday?
As far as the top-performing sectors of the market are concerned, NIFTY PSU BANK, NIFTY MEDIA and NIFTY REALTY led the way, gaining 3.12%, 2.58% and 2.4%, respectively. The top stock gainers were Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports, and JSW Steel, which climbed 9.32%, 7.47% and 3.24%, respectively. Among the biggest losers were UPL, Bharti Airtel, and Reliance, which plunged 1.12%, 0.6% and 0.54%, respectively.
Take a peek at the global markets
The Asian markets witnessed mixed trading on Wednesday. While the Hang Seng Index and the Nikkei slipped to 20,192.4 points and 27,883.78 points, respectively, the Shanghai Composite Index soared 0.16% to 3,240.06 points. In the US, NASDAQ closed in red, shedding 0.45% to 11,716.08 points.
Forex report and gold, silver, crude oil futures
On Wednesday, the Indian Rupee (INR) declined 0.17% against the US Dollar to end at Rs. 82.34 in the forex trade. The gold and silver futures prices witnessed little movement, largely trading flat. While the gold futures settled at Rs. 58,986, the silver futures closed at Rs. 70,665. Coming to the crude oil futures, the prices soared 0.78% to settle at $74.14 per barrel.
Fuel prices in Delhi and Mumbai on Wednesday
Fuel prices remain unchanged on Wednesday. In Delhi, diesel is priced at Rs. 89.66 per liter and petrol at Rs. 96.76 per liter. In Mumbai, diesel is selling for Rs. 94.25 per liter, while for petrol you will have to spend Rs. 106.29 per liter.
How have popular cryptocurrencies fared today?
Bitcoin is currently trading at $28,330.25, a 5.36% increase from yesterday. Ethereum is currently trading at $1,814.52, up 5.51%. Tether, BNB, and Cardano are priced at $0.9999 (0.02% down), $318.26 (2.88% up), and $0.3867 (11.62% up), respectively. Dogecoin is trading 5.55% higher than yesterday at $0.07619.