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Banks, energy stocks drag Indian shares lower; Reliance, SBI slip

11/16/2021 | 05:52am EST
FILE PHOTO: People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai

BENGALURU, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Indian shares ended lower on Tuesday as losses in finance and energy sectors wiped out gains from auto and tech stocks, with Reliance Industries and State Bank of India weighing on the blue-chip Nifty 50 index.

The NSE Nifty 50 index ended 0.61% lower at 17,999.2 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.65% to 60,322.37.

The Nifty Bank Index fell as much as 1.27% before ending 1.02% lower, as concerns over rising prices and inflation remain.

SBI and Federal Bank were the bottom performers on the sub-index, falling 2.26% and 2.16%, respectively.

"Mixed global cues are keeping participants on the edge and we expect the trend to continue, at least in the near future," Ajit Mishra, VP-Research, Religare Broking, wrote in a note.

"Among the sectors, the continuous underperformance of the banking pack was dragging the benchmark lower while others helped the index cap the damage," he added.

Among energy stocks, Adani Transmission, Reliance Industries and NTPC Ltd closed lower, shedding 2.99%, 2.32% and 2.08%, respectively, while the Nifty Energy Index ended 1.34% down.

Auto stocks, however, were upbeat, rising as much as 3.35% before ending the day 2.48% higher.

Maruti Suzuki gained as much as 8.3% to record its biggest intraday gain since April 2020, before ending 7.29% higher.

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Tata Motors climbed 3.44% and 2.69%, respectively.

Gains in IT company Coforge, which ended 4.10% higher after filing to list American depositary shares on the New York Stock Exchange, helped boost the Nifty IT Index 0.49% higher.

Global stock markets marched towards new peaks on Tuesday as U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping held over three hours of virtual talk, helping to nudge China's yuan to a five-month high and pulling the dollar lower.

(Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V and Krishna Chandra Eluri)

ę Reuters 2021
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ADANI TRANSMISSION LIMITED 2.36% 2070.15 End-of-day quote.19.47%
COFORGE LIMITED -2.08% 5200.35 End-of-day quote.-11.71%
ESCORTS LIMITED 0.48% 1868.6 Delayed Quote.-2.56%
INDUSIND BANK LIMITED -2.77% 853.95 End-of-day quote.-3.80%
MAHINDRA AND MAHINDRA LTD -0.60% 875.2 Delayed Quote.5.18%
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD 1.91% 8189.6 Delayed Quote.8.21%
NTPC LTD -0.59% 134.1 Delayed Quote.8.44%
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD 0.02% 2477.85 Delayed Quote.4.62%
SHREE CEMENT LIMITED -3.97% 25037.2 Delayed Quote.-3.39%
STATE BK OF INDIA -1.70% 502.7 Delayed Quote.11.07%
TATA MOTORS LIMITED -2.66% 502 End-of-day quote.4.07%
THE FEDERAL BANK LIMITED -4.04% 93.9 Delayed Quote.17.89%
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