Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 settled in the negative territory on Thursday on the back of sell-off in consumer durables and banking sectors. The 30-share Sensex fell 242 points or 0.76 per cent to end the session at 31,443.38. While the broader Nifty50 index slipped below the crucial 9,200-mark to close at 9,199. As many as 25 stocks out of 30 Sensex stocks finished their trade in a deep sea of red. ONGC was the top laggard on BSE Sensex, with a fall of 4.54 per cent. NTPC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bharti Airtel and Titan were other losers on the Sensex pack. On the flip side, IndusInd Bank was top gainer on the Sensex, up 6.58 per cent, followed by M&M, Reliance Industries (RIL), Axis Bank and Tech Mahindra. Nifty Financial Service and Nifty FMCG fell the most, down 1.55 per cent and 1.41 per cent, respectively.
IT firm HCL Technologies on Thursday posted 22.8 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 3,154 crore for the March quarter driven by strong growth across verticals. The IT major had registered a net profit of Rs 2,568 crore in the January-March 2019 quarter, HCL said in a regulatory filing. Its revenue grew 16.3 per cent to Rs 18,590 crore in the quarter under review, from Rs 15,990 crore in the corresponding quarter last year, as per US GAAP.