Metal shares steal the present in lacklustre April for fairness markets

The benchmark indices ended little modified in April, however the rally in metal shares remained the spotlight for the month. Returns for the month slipped into marginal unfavourable territory due to the two per cent fall on Friday. The small-cap universe outperformed by an enormous margin, with the BSE Smallcap index gaining 4.9 per cent and the Nifty Smallcap 100 including 5.6 per cent. Amongst sectoral indices, the BSE Steel index rose 24 per cent with shares like JSW Metal and Metal Authority of India (SAIL) posting greater than 50 per cent acquire. The realty index fell probably the most — 7.6 per cent — after a number of states imposed restrictions on actions to curb the unfold of coronavirus. The devastating second wave in India noticed the home markets underperform most international friends in April.

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First Revealed: Sat, Could 01 2021. 01:25 IST