The stock market on Thursday finished on a low amid a lack of fresh triggers after the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday left its interest rates unchanged. The Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex declined 79.68 points to end at 31,592.03 while the National Stock Exchange Nifty50 fell 26.20 points to close at 9,888.70, snapping a four-session gaining streak.
The top gainers at the Bombay Stock Exchange were NTPC, Coal India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries and Tata Motors DVR. The biggest loser was ICICI Bank, which fell 4.25 points. The four other top losers were Hero Motocorp, Bajaj Auto, Axis Bank and Hindustan Unilever.
At the National Stock Exchange, the biggest gainers were Aurobindo Pharma, NTPC, Ambuja Cements, Tata Power and Coal India. The five stocks that declined the most were Tech Mahindra, Bharti Infratel, Power Grid Corporation, HPCL and ICICI Bank.
Other Asian markets had a mixed day. Some markets failed to build on early gains over uncertainty about the impact of recent hurricanes on the United States economy. Japan’s Nikkei 225, the Shanghai SE Composite Index and Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries ended flat. But the Hong Kong Hang Seng gained nearly 206 points, and the Taiwan market 48.90 points.
The rupee weakened marginally against the US dollar. The home currency was trading at 65.13 against the US dollar at 4.55 pm.