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Nifty hovers above 19,800; oil & gas stocks in demand

Published on Nov 28, 2023 10:34

The key equity indices traded near the flat line with small gains in morning trade. The Nifty traded above the 19,800 level. Oil & gas shares saw major buying demand.

At 10.30 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was up 10.28 points or 0.02% to 65,980.32. The Nifty 50 index gained 24.95 points or 0.13% to 19,819.65.

In the broader market, the S&P BSE Mid-Cap index rose 0.06% while the S&P BSE Small-Cap index gained 0.31%. The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index and S&P BSE Small-Cap index hit an all time high of 40,069.26 and 33,731.14.

The market breadth was strong. On the BSE, 2,053 shares rose and 1,443 shares fell. A total of 199 shares were unchanged.

Buzzing Index:

The Nifty Oil & Gas index gained 1.54% to 8,286.55. The index slipped 0.22% in the past trading session.

Adani Total Gas Ltd (up 15.21%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (up 5.28%), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (up 3.87%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (up 3.08%) and Castrol India Ltd (up 1.71%), Gujarat State Petronet Ltd (up 0.9%), Gujarat Gas Ltd (up 0.62%), Petronet LNG Ltd (up 0.44%) and Oil & Natural Gas Corpn Ltd (up 0.11%) advanced.

On the other hand, Oil India Ltd (down 1.05%), Reliance Industries Ltd (down 0.62%) and GAIL (India) Ltd (down 0.44%) edged lower.

Stocks in Spotlight:

PTC India Financial Services slipped 2.03%. The firm has announced the resignation of Geeta Girdher, a senior management personal, from her role as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). Girdher cited personal reasons for her resignation, which has been accepted by the board.

D B Realty advanced 2.45% after the company announced that its Promoter Group has sold shares worth Rs 301 crore for repaying related party transactions and unsecured interest free loan, thereby retiring the firms entire debt.

Netweb Technologies India jumped 8.08% after announcing collaboration with NVIDIA to advance AI and high-performance computing capabilities.

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