Stock Market at Close: Sensex, Nifty Rally; Small & Midcaps Outshine

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by Sandip Das on 21 March 2024,  5 min read

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The Indian stock market ended in the green following positive global cues. At close, Sensex was up 539 points at 72,641.19 while Nifty jumped 172 points and ended the session at 22,011.95.

Around 2,758 stocks advanced and 1,061 declined while 107 stocks remained unchanged.

All sectoral indices ended in the green, with the smallcaps and midcaps outperforming their large-cap peers.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
NTPC 325 3.62
BPCL 587 3.59
Power Grid 273.6 3.38
Tata Steel 150.2 3.12
Coal India 432.45 3.09
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Bharti Airtel 1223.05 -0.71
HDFC Life Insurance 622.5 -0.62
Maruti Suzuki 11897.9 -0.36
ICICI Bank 1081.5 -0.28
ONGC 263.15 -0.27
Asian Markets

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.

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 closed 2.41% up at 2,754.86 at its highest level since April 2022. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index ended 1.93% higher at 16,863.10, CNBC.com reported.

European Markets

European markets opened higher 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 hit a record high in early deals, according to a CNBC.com report.

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