Sensex, Nifty Close in the Red; IT, Metal Sectors Slip 1% Each


by Sandip Das on 26 February 2024,  5 min read


The Indian stock market ended in the red on February 26, 2024. At close, Sensex shed 352 points at 72,790.13 while Nifty was down 90 points at 22,122.05.

Around 1,717 stocks advanced and 2,262 declined while 129 stocks remained unchanged on the BSE.

Among sectors, Information Technology and Metal are down 1 percent each, while Bank and Pharma are down 0.5 percent each. On the other hand, oil & gas, power, and capital goods are up 0.5-1 percent.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Larsen & Toubro 3470.35 2.43
Power Grid 287.55 1.99
Adani Enterprises 3328 1.67
Tata Consumer 1178 1.53
SBI Life Insurance 1552 1.49

Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Asian Paints 2868 -3.95
Apollo Hospitals 6596.75 -2.62
Hindalco Industries 505.55 -2.47
Divis Labs 3573.25 -2.05
Tech Mahindra 1295.8 -2.00

Most Active Stocks on NSE in Terms of Volumes
Company Name % Change Volumes
Power Grid 1.99 3,10,10,667
Tata Steel -1.96 2,25,58,825
HDFC Bank 0.10 1,17,48,262
BPCL 1.30 1,16,28,045
State Bank of India -0.09 1,13,52,244

Asian Markets

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index hit a fresh high Monday as traders returned from a long weekend, while China markets snapped a nine-day winning streak. The Nikkei ended 0.4 percent higher at 39,233.71, according to a report.

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Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was last down 0.5 percent. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 ended 0.1 percent higher at 7,652.80.

European Markets

European markets opened lower on February 26, 2024, as global investors look ahead to more inflation data this week. FTSE was down 0.29 percent at 7,683.95 while CAC shed 0.38 percent at 7,936.09. German DAX added 0.1 percent at 17,436.31.

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