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Friday, 20-July-2012


  • The markets closed with significant declines today with banking, capital goods, realty and power being the worst performers. Healthcare and oil & gas, too, lost significantly while auto and metal closed positive. The Sensex closed at 17158, down 120 points from its previous close, and the Nifty shut shop at 5205, down 38 points.

  • The top Nifty gainers today were Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Asian Paints and TCS while the biggest losers included BHEL, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Dr Reddy's Lab and IDFC.

  • The markets remained sluggish during the week and closed with moderate declines. The Sensex was down 0.3% and Nifty lost 0.6% over the week. The CNX Midcap index closed with 1.1% loss, BSE Smallcap lost 1.1% while the Bank Nifty closed with 1% loss.

  • Gaps are seen on both sides with gap areas being 5169 and 5267, says Sarvendra Srivastav, technical analyst, on NDTV Profit. A crucial long-term pivot is 5160, he adds.

  • Selling could come in at higher levels of 5280-5290, says Dharmesh Shah of ICICI Securities on Zee Business. Buy on dips to 5225-5230 with a target of 5280-5290, he adds. Once this level is crossed then the next target would be 5350, he adds.

  • Rangebound scenario is likely to continue for some more time, says Mitesh Thacker, technical analyst, on ET Now. Minor upmove could happen only once Nifty goes above 5270, he adds.

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