Stock Market Today: Sensex, Nifty Trade Flat Amid Volatility; FMCG Gains, Banks Under Pressure


by Sandip Das on 24 January 2024,  5 min read

Stock Market Today: Sensex, Nifty Trade Flat Amid Volatility; FMCG Gains, Banks Under Pressure - MyDhanush Blogs by Ashika

The Indian stock market was trading flat intraday on January 24, 2024, amid volatility. At 12:44 PM, Sensex shed 67 points at 70,302 while Nifty added 5 points and was trading at the 21,253 mark.

Around 1376 stocks advanced and 973 declined while 97 stocks remained unchanged in the stock market.

Among the sectors, metal, and FMCG space were up 1 percent each. On the other hand, selling was seen in Bank Nifty and the realty sector.

Top FMCG Gainers
  • Radico Khaitan: 3.2%
  • Godrej Consumer Products: 2.63%
  • Hindustan Unilever: 2.17%
Top Metal Gainers
  • NALCO: 6.15%
  • Hindustan Copper: 4.21%
  • SAIL: 3.86%
Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Hindalco Industries 564.85 4.33
Dr Reddy’s Labs 5856.25 3.20
Power Grid 245.2 3.05
Tata Steel 133.6 2.69
Hindustan Unilever 2429.55 2.27
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Axis Bank 1044.8 -4.08
ICICI Bank 998.85 -2.93
Asian Paints 2989.9 -2.12
Hero MotoCorp 4368 -1.71
HDFC Life Insurance 578.6 -1.29
Stock on The Move in The Stock Market
Axis Bank: Down 3.94%

The share price of Axis Bank declined 4 percent intraday on January 24, 2024, a day after the company declared its Q3 earnings. Axis Bank Q3 FY24 net profit grew 4 percent on-year to Rs 6,071 crore due to AIF-related provisioning, while the net interest income (NII) grew 9 percent on-year to Rs 12,532 crore, led by a healthy credit growth.

According to an exchange filing, Axis Bank said that margin pressure will continue till Q1 FY25. Higher cost of funds, however, contracted NIMs to 4.01 percent in Q3FY24 from 4.26 percent in Q3FY23. The cost of funds jumped to 5.35 percent Q3FY24 as compared to 4.34 percent a year ago, it said.

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