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Stock Markets Highlights: Nifty scales 18000 peak, Sensex zooms nearly 800 points to end at 60,746

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Stock Markets Highlights: Nifty scaled 18000 peak on Monday for the first time since 13 September registering a 231 points jump while closing the session at 18,018.30. It was up 1.3 per cent from the Friday closing level. In the 50-share index, 44 stocks advanced while six declined. Ultratech Cement Company, Eicher Motors and HDFC were the top three gainers today on the NSE with Apollo Hospitals, Dr Reddy’s and NTPC turning out to be the biggest laggards.

Meanwhile, BSE Sensex closed at 60,746.59, gaining almost 786.74 points or 1.31 per cent. In the 30-stock index, 27 stocks were trading in the green at the closing time while three were in the red. The gainers were Ultratech Cement Company, HDFC and Sun Pharma. The losers were NTPC, Dr Reddy’s and Indusind Bank.

Here are key highlights from the day’s trade:

1) Nifty50 surpassed 18000 mark for the first time in 48 days.

2) On BSE, 147 stocks hit their 52-week highs while 61 stocks hit their 52-week lows. Number of stock that hit their upper circuits were 267 against 216 which hit their 52-week lows. 

3) All 15 Sectoral indices close on a positive note. NIfty Auto (+1.45 per cent), Nifty Financial Services (+1.39 per cent) and Nifty Consumer Durables (+1.48 per cent) as clear winners.

4) NIFTY MIDCAP 100 settled at 31,432.30, tracking great action of the benchmarks to end close 1.38 per cent. 

5) The markets opened cautiously and picked up momentum as the session proceeded. Global cues and buying interest among investors catapulted the markets. 

6) Volatility Index was down by 15.80, down 0.75 per cent from the Friday closing levels. 

That is all from the stock markets today. I will bring you all the action when the markets reopen on Tuesday. Till then, I, Shivendra Kumar sign-off. Have  a geat day! 

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