Indian Stock Market closed marginally lower after hovering in negative territory for the trading session. European markets closed marginally higher compared to previous closing. BSE Sensex was down by 22 points at 19453 during the closing bell.
USD gained further ground compared to Indian currency. USD-INR was trading at 54.85. Euro was also trading strong at 72.81. Euro is near its all time high compared to Indian currency.
Among major gainers in today’s session were metal stocks. Hindalco gained 2.35% to close at Rs 132. Jindal Steel gained 2.2%. Tata Steel was also higher by 1.77% at Rs 431.
Major losers included Ambuja Cements, Sun Pharma, BPCL and Jaiprakash Associates.
Among major companies, Reliance, ONGC, ITC and Coal India closed flat. TCS gained Rs 19.4 to close the day at Rs 1252.
The banking amendment bill received final approval in the parliament today. BJP has retained similar number of seats in Gujarat. Congress won 36 seats in Himachal Pradesh.