Stock Market Updates: Sensex, Nifty Edge Higher Led by Auto, Oil & Gas; Metals Under Pressure


by Sandip Das on 20 March 2024,  5 min read


The Indian stock market edged higher in the afternoon session on March 20, 2024, following positive global cues. At 1:04 PM, Sensex was up 210 points at 72,220.56 while Nifty added 53 points and was trading at 21,871.05.

Around 1,589 stocks advanced and 2,084 declined while 109 stocks remained unchanged.

Among the sectors, buying was seen in the Auto, oil & gas, IT, and PSU Banking space. On the other hand, selling was witnessed in metal and pharma names.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Eicher Motors 3872 4.17
Maruti Suzuki 12012 3.58
Nestle India 2549.25 2.13
Power Grid 264.3 2.05
Bajaj Finance 6721.55 1.90
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Tata Consumer 1122 -2.12
Tata Steel 145.8 -1.98
Hindalco Industries 525.3 -1.56
UPL 456.05 -1.08
Tata Motors 947.75 -1.04
Stocks in Action
Aurobindo Pharma: up 2%

The share price of Aurobindo Pharma edged higher after the company received US FDA approval for the Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate Nasal Spray.

“Aurobindo Pharma Limited is pleased to announce that it has received final approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture and market Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate Nasal Spray, 50 mcg/spray, which is bioequivalent and therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug (RLD), Nasonex Nasal Spray, 50 mcg/spray of Organon LLC,” the company said in a BSE filing.

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IREDA: down 1%

The NSE revoked IREDA’s inclusion in several key indices because the firm did not comply with SEBI portfolio concentration norms. “As IREDA breached one of the requirements of SEBI Portfolio Concentration Norms for Equity Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Index Funds related to impact cost, the committee has decided to revoke its earlier decision to include IREDA announced on February 28, 2024,” said the NSE in a press release.

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