MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends choppy session 136 pts lower; Nifty ends at 11,642

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The domestic benchmark indices ended Friday’s volatile session in the negative territory amid weak global cues.


Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex ended 136 points or 0.34 per cent lower at 39,614 levels and the broader Nifty50 index ended at 11,642, down 28 points, or 0.24 per cent. Bharti Airtel (down 4 per cent), Maruti (down over 2 per cent), and HUL (down 2 per cent) were the top Sensex drags. Alternatively, Tata Steel (up over 2 per cent), and NTPC (up 2 per cent) were the biggest gainers on the index.

Volatility index, India VIX, rose 3 per cent to 24.7 levels. 

On a weekly basis, Sensex slipped 2.6 per cent while Nifty missing 2.4 per cent.

In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended 0.62 per cent higher at 14,905 levels while the S&P BSE SmallCap index ended flat at 14,888, down just 0.03 per cent.

Sectorally, Nifty Metal index rallied over 1.5 per cent while Nifty Realty gained over 2 per cent. Nifty Auto, then again, dropped over 1 per cent to 7,758 levels.


Global markets


World stocks slipped further on Friday and secure havens got a fillip as jitters over a rising global Covid-19 infection rate and next week’s US presidential election weighed on sentiment.


In Europe, the blue-chip EuroSTOXX 50 used to be down 0.6 per cent to take its weekly loss to 6.8 per cent and leaving it at levels final seen in late May.


In commodities, global oil prices moved out and in of the negative territory but remained on the right track for a second monthly fall as rising COVID-19 cases in Europe and the US heighten concerns over fuel consumption.


(With inputs from Reuters)

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