Stock Market at Close: Sensex, Nifty End Flat; Bank, Pharma Gain, IT, Metals Drag

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by Sandip Das on 4 March 2024,  5 min read

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The Indian stock market ended on a flat note on March 4, 2024. At close, Sensex added 66 points at 73,872.29 while Nifty gained 27 points and ended the session at 22,405.60.

Around 1,425 stocks advanced and 2,527 stocks declined while 133 stocks remained unchanged on the BSE.

Among the sectors, bank, energy, infra, and pharma gained while information technology, metals, FMCG, and automobile sectors remained under pressure.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
NTPC 354.35 3.69
HDFC Life Insurance 609 2.82
Power Grid 294.6 2.70
ONGC 279.2 2.68
BPCL 641.9 2.67
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Eicher Motors 3756.9 -2.68
JSW Steel 826 -2.24
SBI Life Insurance 1515 -2.06
Mahindra & Mahindra 1926 -1.74
Britannia Industries 4840 -1.68
Most Active Stocks on NSE in Terms of Volumes
Company Name % Change Volumes
Tata Steel -1.45 6,75,76,713
NTPC 3.69 3,80,75,291
Power Grid 2.70 2,31,31,459
ONGC 2.68 2,22,79,906
HDFC Bank 0.09 1,78,08,141
Asian Markets

Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed above the 40,000 mark on March 4, 2024, to set a new record high after the S&P500 and the Nasdaq Composite hit fresh all-time highs on Friday. The index ended 0.5% higher at 40,109.23, while the broader Topix fell 0.12%, retreating from its all-time high hit on Friday, according to a CNBC.com report. South Korea’s Kospi rose 1.21% to end at 2,674.27.

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European Markets

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up 0.1% in early deals, with sectors trading in both the red and green. Healthcare stocks were up 0.9%, while household goods sunk 0.7%, CNBC.com reported. FTSE was down 0.35 percent at 7,655.54 while CAC added 0.06 percent at 7,939.26. German DAX was up 0.04 percent at 17,741.32.

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