Stock Market at Close: Sensex, Nifty End Higher Led by Metals, Realty; Tata Steel, M&M Top Gainers


by Sandip Das on 18 March 2024,  5 min read


The Indian stock market ended in the green on March 18, 2024. At close, Sensex was up 104 points at 72,748.42 while Nifty added 32 points and ended the session at 22,055.70.

Around 2,009 stocks advanced and 1,930 declined while 117 stocks remained unchanged.

Among the sectors, capital goods, healthcare, auto, realty, metal, and media were up 0.5-3 percent, while IT and FMCG slipped 0.5-1.5 percent.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Tata Steel 148.8 5.01
Mahindra & Mahindra 1859 3.31
JSW Steel 802.55 2.81
Tata Motors 972 2.76
Apollo Hospitals 6140.6 2.63
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
UPL 465.65 -2.00
Infosys 1601.8 -1.97
Tata Consumer 1188.5 -1.95
TCS 4144.25 -1.78
Titan Company 3579 -1.49
Most Active Stocks on NSE in Terms of Volumes
Company Name % Change Volumes
Tata Steel 5.01 16,69,12,538
State Bank of India 0.08 1,81,45,035
ITC -0.36 1,59,33,374
NTPC 0.52 1,36,90,245
Power Grid -0.49 1,24,23,654
Asian Markets End Higher

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index led gains in Asia-Pacific markets on Monday, while China shares extended gains after data showed its economy kicked off the year on a strong note. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed 2.67% higher at 39,740.44. The Topix climbed 1.92% to close at 2,721.99. South Korea’s Kospi ended 0.72% higher at 2,685.84, according to a report.

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European Markets Trade Flat

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was flat in early trade, with sectors trading in mixed territory. FTSE added 0.08 percent at 7,733.63 while CAC was up 0.09 percent at 8,172.08. German DAX gained 0.26 percent at 17,984.03.

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