Sensex, Nifty Rise Following Positive Global Cues; All Sectors in Green

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by Sandip Das on 21 March 2024,  5 min read

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The Indian stock market was trading in the green intraday on March 21, 2024, following positive global cues. At 1.27 PM, Sensex was up 538 points at 72,640.08 while Nifty gained 167 points and was trading at 22,006.75.

Around 2,795 stocks advanced and 927 declined while 122 stocks remained unchanged.

All sectoral indices were trading in the green with Bank Nifty, Auto, Metals, and Realty indices adding 1-2 percent each.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
NTPC 325.3 3.71
BPCL 584.9 3.22
Tata Steel 149.85 2.88
IndusInd Bank 1478.5 2.56
Power Grid 270.9 2.36
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Hero MotoCorp 4479.95 -0.68
Bharti Airtel 1223.5 -0.67
Maruti Suzuki 11877.85 -0.53
UPL 453.35 -0.46
Apollo Hospitals 6154.65 -0.31
Asian Markets Rise

Japan stocks closed at fresh all-time highs on Thursday as Asia markets climbed after the Federal Reserve maintained its forecast for three rate cuts this year while holding rates at 5.25%-5.5% in its latest meeting.

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Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed 2.03% higher at 40,815.66, scaling a new all-time high as did the Topix, ending up 1.64% at 2,796.21. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 2.17%, hitting its highest level since April 2022, while the small-cap Kosdaq was up 1.45%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 2.18%, according to a report by CNBC.com.

European Markets Edge Higher

European markets opened higher on Thursday, with investors in the region keeping an eye on the latest monetary policy decisions from the Bank of England, Norges Bank, and the Swiss National Bank. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up 0.9% in early deals, CNBC.com reported.

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