Indices trade with minor gains; consumer durables shares slide
Published on Apr 25, 2023 12:34
The domestic equity benchmarks came off the day`s high but traded with minor gains in early afternoon trade. The Nifty traded above the 17,750 mark after hitting the day`s low of 17,716.85 in early trade. Consumer durables shares witnessed selling pressure.
At 12:30 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was up 69.54 points or 0.12% to 60,125.64. The Nifty 50 index rose 26.45 points or 0.15% to 17,769.85.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE Mid-Cap index added 0.04% while the S&P BSE Small-Cap index gained 0.41%.
The market breadth was strong. On the BSE, 1,952 shares rose and 1,417 shares fell. A total of 131 shares were unchanged.
The NSE`s India VIX, a gauge of the market`s expectation of volatility over the near term, fell 1.11% to 11.54. The Nifty 27 April 2023 futures were trading at 17,776.40 , at a premium of 6.55 points as compared with the spot at 17,769.85.
The Nifty option chain for the 27 April 2023 expiry showed maximum Call OI of 118.8 lakh contracts at the 17,700 strike price. Maximum Put OI of 160.3 lakh contracts were seen at 17,700 strike price.
The Nifty Consumer Durables index declined 1.27% to 24,246.55. The index rose 0.53% in the past trading session.
Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals (down 11.71%), Orient Electric (down 1.11%), Blue Star (down 1.05%), V-Guard Industries (down 0.56%), Bata India (down 0.43%), Rajesh Exports (down 0.41%), Dixon Technologies (India) (down 0.36%), Kajaria Ceramics (down 0.31%), Titan Company (down 0.31%) and Whirlpool of India (down 0.09%) slipped.
On the other hand, Havells India (up 0.62%) ,Relaxo Footwears (up 0.33%) and TTK Prestige (up 0.08%) edged higher.
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