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Indices erase early gains, oil & gas shares decline

Published on Dec 12, 2023 10:33

The headline equity indices pared early gains and traded with minor cuts in morning trade. The Nifty traded below the 20,950 mark. Oil & gas shares extended losses for the third consecutive trading session.

At 10:26 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was down 63.10 points or 0.09% to 69,865.43. The Nifty 50 index shed 7.15 points or 0.03% to 20,989.95. The Nifty hit an all-time high of 21,035.75 in early trade.

In the broader market, the S&P BSE Mid-Cap index rose 0.01% and the S&P BSE Small-Cap index gained 0.18%.

The market breadth was strong. On the BSE, 1,946 shares rose and 1,555 shares fell. A total of 143 shares were unchanged.

Buzzing Index:

The Nifty Oil & Gas index declined 0.52% to 8,996.90. The index fell 1.24% in three trading sessions.

Adani Total Gas (down 3.39%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (down 3.27%), GAIL (India) (down 0.85%), Oil & Natural Gas Corpn (down 0.5%), Petronet LNG (down 0.21%), Indraprastha Gas (down 0.16%), Reliance Industries (down 0.04%) edged lower.

On the other hand, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (up 1.81%) ,Gujarat Gas (up 1.04%) and Indian Oil Corporation (up 0.81%) advanced.

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