Stock Market Sectors: Stock Market Update: Mining Stocks Rise as Sensex Falls

NEW DELHI: Mining stocks ended lower on Thursday with Orissa Minerals Development Company Ltd. (up 6.53%), Pokarna Ltd. (up 3.87%), Madhav Marbles & Granites Ltd. (up 3.10%), MOIL Ltd. (up 2.97%), Coal India Ltd. (up 1.90%), KIOCL Ltd. (up 1.39%), Aro Granite Industries Ltd. (up 0.95%), 20 Microns Ltd. (up 0.62%), NMDC Ltd. (up 0.53%) and Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Ltd. (up 0.24%) among the top gainers.

The biggest decliners on the day included Ashapura Minechem Ltd. (down 2.87%), Oriental Trimex Ltd. (down 1.71%) and Lexus Granito(India) Ltd. (down 1.20%).

The NSE Nifty50 index ended the day down 8.5 points at 24,315.95, while the 30-share BSE Sensex closed down 27.43 points at 79,897.34.

Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (up 2.22%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (up 2.09%), Coal India Ltd. (up 1.9%), ITC Ltd. (up 1.6%), Tata Motors Ltd. (up 1.53%), State Bank of India (up 0.91%), Asian Paints Ltd. (up 0.86%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (up 0.81%), Titan Company Ltd. (up 0.74%) and LTIMindtree Ltd. (up 0.59%) were among the top gainers in the Nifty pack.

On the other hand, Tata Consumer Products Ltd. (down 1.69%), Bajaj Finance Ltd. (down 1.49%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (down 1.25%), Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (down 1.18%), NTPC Ltd. (down 1.13%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (down 1.06%), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (down 0.94%), Nestle India Ltd. (down 0.89%), Shriram Finance Ltd. (down 0.84%) and Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (down 0.8%) ended in the red.