The main market indices slightly declined in early trade. Investor confidence was undermined by negative global indications. Equities in the consumer goods, IT, and healthcare sectors saw moderate selling pressure, whilst PSU banks, media, and oil & gas shares saw buying interest.
A leading indicator, the S&P BSE Sensex, is trading at 62,158 levels at 11:35 IST after trading flat down by 22 points. The S&P BSE Mid-Cap has also slightly increased by 23 points to a level of 26,119. The Small-Cap index rose 73 points to 29,629 at this time.
The Nifty 50 index is presently trading at 18,513, up 16 points. Additionally, the Bank Nifty has gained 100 points and is currently trading at a level of 43,733.
On December 9, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net purchasers of shares worth 388.85 crore and foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were net sellers of shares worth Rs 1,241.87 crore.
The list of penny stocks that were trapped in the upper circuit on Monday is as follows. For the next sessions, pay particular attention to these counters: