Sensex, Nifty End in Red Dragged by IT, FMCG; Bajaj Twins Top Losers

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by Sandip Das on 5 March 2024,  5 min read

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The Indian stock market ended in the red on March 5, 2024. At close, Sensex was down 195 points at 73,677.13 while Nifty shed 49 points and ended the session at 22,356.30.

Around 1,262 stocks advanced and 2,579 declined while 92 stocks remained unchanged.

A mixed trend was seen on the sectoral front, with the auto index up 1.3 percent, the PSU Bank index up 2.5 percent, and oil & gas, power, and realty indices adding 0.5 percent each IT and FMCG indices shedding 1 percent each.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Tata Motors 1022.6 3.59
Bharti Airtel 1169 3.13
Bajaj Auto 8350 1.74
State Bank of India 784.6 1.63
ONGC 283.45 1.52
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Bajaj Finserv 1552 -4.16
Bajaj Finance 6333 -4.08
Nestle India 2536.5 -2.03
Infosys 1604 -2.03
TCS 4010.9 -1.71
Most Active Stocks on NSE in Terms of Volumes
Company Name % Change Volumes
Tata Motors 3.59 5,98,11,033
Tata Steel -0.72 3,71,65,490
HDFC Bank 0.45 1,89,95,836
ONGC 1.52 1,85,44,484
State Bank of India 1.63 1,80,88,847
Asian Markets

China stocks hit over three-month highs Tuesday after the country set its economic growth target at “around 5%” for 2024 during its “Two Sessions” meeting. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led losses in Asia, down 2.65%, while mainland China’s CSI 300 index ended 0.7% higher at 3,565.51, the highest since late November. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.93% at 2,649.40, and the small-cap Kosdaq shed 0.76% at 866.37. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell marginally.

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European Markets

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down 0.3% in early trade, with the vast majority of sectors trading in the red. FTSE slipped 0.12 percent at 7,631.09 while CAC slipped 0.08 percent at 7,950.20. German DAX was down 0.14 percent at 17,691.06.

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