Sensex ends 226 pts up; Tata Steel jumps 4.6%, Voda Idea 12%, RIL slips 2%

Stock market updates: Markets started the July F&O series with impressive gains on Friday as hefty buying in metals, financials, pharma sectors lifted indices for the second day. The Nifty PSU Bank index closed 2.7 per cent higher on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) amid renewed privatisation buzz fund-raising by banks. 

That apart, the Nifty Metal index zoomed 2.5 per cent after Russian government said it is preparing new export taxes from August 1 for steel products, nickel, aluminium copper which will cost their producers $2.3 billion.

The Nifty Bank, Private Bank, Pharma, auto indices, meanwhile, rose between 0.7 per cent 1.6 per cent.

Overall, the frontline S&P BSE Sensex index added 226 points, or 0.43 per cent, to settle the session at 52,925 levels while the Nifty50 index shut shop at 15,863-mark, up 73 points or 0.46 per cent.

In the broader market, the BSE MidCap SmallCap indices advanced 1 per cent 0.4 per cent, respectively. 

Tata Steel (up nearly 4 per cent), Axis Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Hindalco, JSW Steel, Maruti Suzuki, Coal India made it to the list of outperforming stocks in the large-cap segment while Vodafone Idea, Apollo Hospitals, SAIL, Ashok Leyland, Allcargo Logistics, Uttam Sugar Mills, Ajmera Realty marched aheead in the broader market space.

Global markets

Asian shares rose on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street overnight that lifted the Nasdaq the S&P 500 indexes to record highs after U.S. President Joe Biden embraced a bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal.

Japan’s Nikkei closed 0.66 per cent higher while South Korea’s Kospi rallied 0.5 per cent Australia’s ASX200 was last up 0.45 per cent. China’s Shanghai index, too, surged 1.1 per cent.

In Europe, however, shares traded lower as a slide in healthcare-related stocks more than offset a boost from the financial sector. The pan-European STOXX 600 index slipped 0.06 per cent, Germany’s DAX declined 0.24 per cent, France’s CAC40 fell 0.2 per cent.

As regarda Wall Street, Futures of three main US stock indices gained up to 0.25 per cent, suggesting a flat-to-positive start later in the day.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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