Weekly Market snapshots: Market posts Sixth weekly straight gains

stock investment Share Markets scaled fresh all time highs in the week ended day on Friday, 12 January 2018, led by financials and energy stocks, since investors expected the monthly inflation data for clues on the central bank`s monetary policy. The BSE Sensex rose 88.90 points to close at new high of 34,592.39 while the Nifty-50 jumped up 30.05 points to record 10,681.25.

This was the 6th weekly straight gain for the domestic benchmarks. During the week, the Sensex gained 438.54 pts, or 1.28%, whereas the Nifty-50 rose 122.40 pts, or 1.15%. The Nifty50 surpassed its previous record closing of 10,651.20 hit on Thursday.

Optimistic trade in global market and hopes of revival in the first half domestic corporate earnings from is upholding the healthy sentiment.

Domestic institutional investors have bought equities to the tune of Rs 7.70 billion, while FPIs sold shares worth Rs 6.24 billion on net basis on Thursday, as per data.

Shares of TCS slipped 0.56% after the Company on Thursday reported a 3.6% fall in net profit for the Q3 at Rs 6,531 crore. The other IT major Infosys Ltd posted a 38.3% growth in consolidated net profit to Rs 5,129 crore for the Oct – Dec quarter of 2017-18.

In the Sensex pack, ICICI Bank emerged as the top performer with a rise of 2.63%, followed by Maruti Suzuki at 1.27%. Other major gainers included ONGC, Reliance, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, HDFC Ltd, Larsen and Toubro, IndusInd Bank, Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra, rising by up to 1.26%.

The rise in sector-wise, the oil and gas rose 0.69%, banking sector 0.50%, capital goods 0.48%, metal sector 0.45%, auto 0.28%,, infrastructure 0.14% and IT 0.03%.

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