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Market Now: BSE Smallcap index hits fresh record high


NEW DELHI: The BSE Smallcap index hit a fresh record high of 19,486 in Thursday's trade.

The S&P BSE Smallcap was trading 129 points up at 19,474 around 12 pm (IST), while benchmark Sensex was 68 points up at 33,862. The NSE Nifty50 index was 19 points up at 10,463.

Shares of Medicamen Biotech (up 15.79 per cent), Oriental Carbon & Chemicals (up 14.10 per cent), Visaka Industries (up 14.04 per cent), APL Apollo Tubes (up 10.74 per cent) and Rolta India (up 10.26 per cent) surged over 10 per cent in the smallcap index.

On the other hand, Nitin Fire Protection Industries (up 10 per cent), Sagar Cements (up 9.99 per cent), NOCIL (up 9.35 per cent), Aurionpro Solutions (up 9.08 per cent) and VIP Clothing (up 9.02 per cent) jumped up to 10 per cent.

However, Unitech (down 7.94 per cent), Phoenix Mills (down 5.66 per cent), Gayatri Projects (down 5.30 per cent), Gujarat NRE Coke (down 5 per cent), Fineotex Chemical (down 5 per cent), Ricoh India (down 5 per cent) and Flexituff International (down 5 per cent) cracked up to 7.94 per cent among the smallcap stocks.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty50 index, 25 were trading in the green, while 25 were in the red.

Tata Steel, Dr Reddy's, Coal India, Larsen & Toubro and State Bank of India were trading among the top gainers in the Sensex index.

However, Sun Pharma, Wipro, Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp were trading among the losers in the Sensex kitty of stocks.

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