The Nifty 50 index settled 0.04% larger at 19,680.60, whereas the S&P BSE Sensex misplaced 0.04% to 66,355.71.
Seven of the 13 main sectoral indexes logged positive aspects, with the metallic index rising 2.94% and the auto index including 0.95%.
The rise in metals comes after China, the world’s largest producer and shopper of metals, introduced plans to supply additional help to its post-Covid financial restoration. JSW Metal, Hindalco and Tata Metal have been the highest Nifty 50 gainers.
Asian markets additionally superior on hopes of additional stimulus measures from China, with the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index gaining 1.8%.
Auto shares rose, led by a 5.88% rise in TVS Motor on a higher-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue.
Index heavyweight ITC misplaced 1.92% and was among the many high Nifty 50 losers. The corporate’s board gave in-principle approval to demerge its resorts enterprise into a brand new entity on Monday. ITC will personal a 40% stake, whereas shareholders will maintain the remaining.
“We imagine some buyers might have most well-liked a vertical break up (100% direct),” Jefferies stated in a word.
The inventory has misplaced 5.74% thus far this week. The corporate will host an analyst/investor name on July 27 to debate additional particulars on the proposed demerger.
Asian Paints misplaced 4.04% and was the highest Nifty 50 loser after reporting a lower-than-expected rise in quarterly income.
“(We) imagine that the positive aspects out there will probably be capped within the near-term given elevated valuations and gentle begin to June-quarter earnings season,” stated Pankaj Chhaochharia and Abhimanyu Godara of Vintage Inventory Broking.
Analysts additionally anticipate warning to prevail in markets forward of the Federal Reserve’s coverage assembly on Wednesday.