Benchmark equity indices closed on a flat note with a negative bias on Friday on weak global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex closed 19.41 points down at 35,443, while NSEs Nifty50 closed 0.70 points lower at 10,767. Out of the 5 Nifty constituents, 24 closed in the green and 26 in the red.
Here are movers and shakers of Fridays session:
Sun shines bright
Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries advanced over 8 per cent after the USFDA issued voluntary action indicated (VAI) status to Sun Pharma on its Halol plant. The scrip closed 8.17 per cent up at Rs 528.40. VAI status means though objectionable conditions were found at the plant, the issues do not justify further regulatory action and any corrective action is left to the FDA to take voluntarily.
Vroom Vroom for Tata Motors
Tata Motors reported 24 per cent rise in global sales, including that of Jaguar Land Rover, at 1,07,343 units in May. It had sold 86,385 units in May last year. Shares of the company closed 1.56 per cent up at Rs 310.05.
Peers closed in red
Asian equity markets settled in the red due to sustained selling pressure, as investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of G-7 summit starting in Canada later on Friday as well as upcoming policy reviews by the US Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of Japan. The high-profile US-North Korea summit was also on top of investors radar. Shanghai Composite, Hang Seng, Jakarta Composite, KLSE Composite, Nikkei225, Straits Times, Kospit and Taiwan dipped up to 1.85 per cent.
Who moved by Sensex
Selling in HDFC duo as well as ITC, ICICI Bank, Larsen & Toubro, Axis Bank, Power Grid, M&M, IndusInd Bank and Asian Paints forced the 30-share index to close marginally in red. However, buying in Sun Pharma, Reliance, Infosys, TCS and State Bank of India capped the downside.
@fresh 52-week lows
As many as 68 stocks hit fresh 52-week lows on NSE. They included Ashiana Housing, Golden Tobacco, Hindustan Aeronautics, Kwality Limited, Nitesh Estates, Nitin Fire Protection, Uttam Galva Steels among others. On the other hand, Bajaj Finance, Firstsource Solutions, Indiabulls Integrated Services and Infosys scaled their fresh 52-week high.
Most active stocks
Reliance Communications, Unitech, Punjab National Bank, JP Associates, Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Suzlon, Sun Pharma were among the most active stocks in terms of volume while those of Sun Pharma, Tata Motors, Bajaj Finance, STAR, Reliance Industries, Tata Steel and TCS were most active in terms of value.
MACDs buy signal for 100 stocks
Momentum indicator Moving Average Convergence Divergence, or MACD, signalled upward crossovers on as many as 116 counters on NSE. The list included Jaiprakash Associates, Sintex Industries, Usha Martin, Vedanta and Subex.
The BSE Healthcare index rallied over 3 per cent, followed by IT (up 0.77 per cent) and TECk (up 0.73 per cent). On the other hand, Power, Metal, FMCG, Bankex and Capital Goods slipped between 0.20 per cent and 0.75 per cent.