Stock Market at Close: Sensex, Nifty End Lower Dragged by Oil & Gas; M&M Top Loser


by Sandip Das on 15 March 2024,  5 min read


The Indian stock market erased yesterday’s gains and ended in the red on March 15, 2024. At close, Sensex was down 453 points at 72,643.43 while Nifty shed 123 points and ended the session at 22,023.35.

Around 1,806 stocks advanced and 2,015 declined while 115 stocks remained unchanged.

Except for Telecom, all other sectoral indices ended in the red with oil & gas, auto, capital goods, and healthcare down 1-2 percent.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
UPL 476.8 3.18
Bharti Airtel 1213.95 1.62
HDFC Life Insurance 631.8 1.53
Bajaj Finance 6485.05 1.37
Adani Ports 1283.95 1.27
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Mahindra & Mahindra 1796.3 -4.99
BPCL 583.5 -4.15
Coal India 415.5 -2.85
Tata Motors 943.95 -2.46
Hero MotoCorp 4571 -2.23
Asian Markets End in Red

Asia-Pacific markets largely fell Friday after producer prices in the US grew at a faster-than-expected 0.6% in February. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged 1.5%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed 0.26% lower at 38,707.64, while the Topix bucked the wider sell-off and edged 0.3% higher ending at 2,670.8. South Korea’s Kospi closed 1.91% lower at 2,666.84, according to a report.

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European Markets Edge Higher

European markets were slightly higher on Friday morning, as investors reviewed US inflation data that dented confidence in the outlook for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts this year, according to a report. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was 0.3% higher with FTSE up 0.17 percent at 7,756.58 while CAC added 0.53 percent at 8,204.77. German DAX was up 0.38 percent at 18,009.81.

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