Sign up for Equitymaster's free daily newsletter, The 5 Minute WrapUp and get access to our latest Multibagger guide (2018 Edition) on picking money-making stocks.

This is an entirely free service. No payments are to be made.

Download Now Subscribe to our free daily e-letter, The 5 Minute WrapUp and get this complimentary report.
We hate spam as much as you do. Check out our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.
Indian Stock Market News, Equity Market and Sensex Today in India | Equitymaster
  • MyStocks


Login Failure
(Please do not use this option on a public machine)
  Sign Up | Forgot Password?  

Consumer durables, realty lead a strong day
Thu, 27 Aug Closing

Indian equity markets started the day on a positive note and continued this trend throughout the day on the back of persistent buying activity coupled with firm global cues. While the BSE-Sensex closed higher by 517 points, the NSE-Nifty closed higher by 167 points. S&P BSE Midcap and S&P BSE Smallcap also closed on a strong note with both the indices up by 2.5%. Gains were largely seen in consumer durables, realty, oil and gas and healthcare stocks.

Asian markets closed sharply higher today with shares in China leading the region. The Shanghai Composite was up 5.34%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 3.5% and Japan's Nikkei 225 was up 1.08%. European shares rose in early trade buoyed by gains in Asian and US markets. The rupee was trading at 65.97 against the US$ at the time of writing.

Buying activity was witnessed across majority of the auto ancillary stocks with Amtek Auto and Rico Auto being the leading gainers. According to a leading financial daily, Bosch Ltd has formally inaugurated its new manufacturing facility at Bidadi in Bengaluru at a built up area of around 38,000 square meters with an investment of around Rs 3.4 bn. The construction of the Bidadi plant spans over two phases, with the second phase scheduled to be completed by 2018. This new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will produce diesel products that were previously manufactured at the Adugodi plant, and would have over 2,600 associates working at the facility. The new plant in Bidadi will produce common rail pumps & rails in the first phase & the production of conventional fuel injection pumps will start in the second phase. The scrip of Bosch ended the trading day up by 2% on the BSE.

Shares of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) surged more than 4% after it was reported that the company has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for construction of 1.3 MMTPA capacity Raxaul-Amlekhgunj Petroleum product pipeline along with some works at Amlekhganj Petroleum Depot of NOC. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 2.75 bn and the completion period is 30 months after receipt of statutory clearances. This pipeline will ensure long term supply of petroleum products to Nepal from IOC as well as stability of supplies from India to Nepal, which will benefit both the countries.

For information on how to pick stocks that have the potential to deliver big returns, download our special report now!

Read the latest Market Commentary

Equitymaster requests your view! Post a comment on "Consumer durables, realty lead a strong day". Click here!


Small Investments
BIG Returns

Zero To Millions Guide 2018
Get our special report, Zero To Millions
(2018 Edition) Now!
We will never sell or rent your email id.
Please read our Terms


Nov 24, 2017 (Close)