Publicado: Jue, May 10, 2018
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

Markets end with marginal gains, ICICI bank steals the show

Markets end with marginal gains, ICICI bank steals the show

European energy stocks spurred after the US President Donald Trump said the US will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which may be disruptive for oil supplies.

He said: "Overseas, Asian shares saw a mixed trend while European shares traded higher, supported by strength in oil stocks after Trump pulled the United States out of Iran's nuclear agreement, boosting crude prices".

It finally settled 8.18 points or 0.02 per cent higher at 35,216.32.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) benchmark index held the 10,700 mark, finishing the session 2 points higher at 10,717.

TCS, Tata Steel, ONGC and Infosys were among the major gainers on Sensex with their stocks surging as much as 1.15 per cent. The S&P BSE Small-Cap index inched up 0.10 per cent while the mid-cap index shed 0.10 per cent.

Shares of Tata Motors soared 3% as company's wholly owned subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover (UK) has posted robust sales numbers in April 2018.

In Syria reported two dead in Israeli strike
Israel, which nearly never confirms or denies airstrikes in Syria , did not comment on Tuesday's attack. Israel has warned that it will not allow Iran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria .

On standalone basis, the bank recorded 50 per cent fall in net profit at Rs 1,020 crore in the reported quarter.

Gross non-performing assets (NPA) of the bank rose to 8.84 per cent as a percentage of gross advances at the end of March, compared to 7.89 per cent a year ago. The major losers were IndusInd Bank, Mahindra and Mahindra and Larsen and Toubro.

As many as 79 stocks hit fresh 52-week highs on BSE, compared with 142 stocks that hit fresh 52-week lows.

In the domestic market, on Friday, investors bought shares worth a net Rs 1,084.09 crore, while foreign portfolio investors sold shares worth Rs 1,628.23 crore, according to provisional data.

Among Asian peers, Shanghai SE Composite Index and Nikkei 225 closed in the red, while Hang Seng remained in the green.

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