Stock Market at Close: Sensex, Nifty Tumble Amid Broad-based Selling; ITC Jumps 4%


by Sandip Das on 13 March 2024,  5 min read


The Indian stock market ended deep in the red on March 13, 2024. At close, Sensex was down 906 points at 72,761.89 while Nifty ended the session down 338 points at 21,997.70.

Around 405 stocks advanced and 3,510 declined while 61 stocks remained unchanged.

The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), an industry body, has requested asset management companies (AMCs) to implement a policy aimed at safeguarding investors in the small-cap and mid-cap segments due to the growing speculation in the broader markets.

All other sectoral indices ended in the red, with Realty, Media, PSU Bank, Telecom, Power, Oil & Gas, and Metals down 4-6 percent.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
ITC 422 4.34
ICICI Bank 1082 0.48
Kotak Mahindra Bank 1725.3 0.29
Bajaj Finance 6450 0.22
Cipla 1467.65 0.13
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Power Grid 265 -7.07
Coal India 417.85 -7.00
Adani Enterprises 909.8 -6.81
NTPC 321.65 -6.70
Adani Ports 1217.05 -6.47
Most Active Stocks on NSE in Terms of Volumes
Company Name % Change Volumes
ITC 4.34 10,16,12,428
Tata Steel -6.00 7,09,37,597
Power Grid -7.07 3,93,89,523
HDFC Bank 0.01 3,15,33,727
State Bank of India -1.62 2,79,50,252
Asian Markets End Mixed

Asia-Pacific markets were mixed after Wall Street jumped overnight, following US inflation data that largely met expectations. Japan’s Nikkei 225 reversed gains to fall 0.26%, closing at 38,695.97. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.44% to 2,693.57.

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European Markets Trade Lower

European markets were lower on Wednesday morning as investors digested the latest US inflation report and UK gross domestic product figures, according to a report. The benchmark Stoxx 600 index opened slightly higher before dipping to a 0.24 percent loss. FTSE added 0.21 percent at 7,763.88 while CAC was up 0.48 percent at 8,126.16. German DAX gained 0.06 percent at 17,975.15.

Stocks That Moved the Most
ITC: Up 4.49%

On March 13, 2024, ITC’s share price jumped over 4 percent following a 3.5 percent stake sale by its top shareholder, British American Tobacco (BAT). BAT executed a Rs 17,491-crore block deal, selling a 3.5 percent stake in ITC. In this deal, BAT, the largest ITC shareholder, sold approximately 43.7 crore shares at an average price of Rs 400, representing a 1 percent discount compared to the previous session’s closing price of Rs 404.45.

Marcotech Developers: Down 9.62%

Promoter Sambhavnath Infrabuild and Farms sold 49.7 lakh shares, equivalent to a 0.5 percent stake, in the real estate developer Marcotech Developers at an average price of Rs 1,180.02 per share. This sale resulted in the share price of Marcotech Developers tumbling over 9 percent. The transaction was valued at Rs 586.72 crore.

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