Domestic equity market benchmarks Nifty50 and Sensex closed Thursday’s session in the lower territory, in light of futures and options (F&O) expiry for December.
The Nifty50 index closed 13 points down at 10,477, while the BSE Sensex ended Thursday’s session 64 points down at 33,848.
Shares of Hindalco IndustriesBSE 3.59 %, UPL, VedantaBSE 1.95 %, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Tata Steel, Indiabulls Housing Finance and GAIL (India) emerged as the top gainers among the Nifty50 stocks on Thursday.
On the contrary, Indian Oil CorporationBSE -2.30 %, State Bank of India, Bharat Petroleum CorporationBSE -1.58 %, Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp remained the top losers.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty50 index, 18 remained in the green, while 32 settled in the red.
Nifty Realty index, with a gain of over 3 per cent, remained the top gainer among the sectoral indices on NSE, followed by Nifty Metal index, which climbed over 2 per cent. Nifty PSU Bank index fell nearly 2 per cent, whereas Nifty Private Bank index settled marginally up.
As many as 101 stocks hit fresh 52-week highs, compared with 5 stocks that hit fresh 52-week lows on NSE on Thursday.