Stock Market Updates Today: Sensex, Nifty Close In The Red


by Sandip Das on 18 December 2023,  3 min read


Sensex and Nifty closed in the red as the Indian equity market ended its 3-day winning run amid profit booking. At close, Sensex was down 168.66 points at 71315 level while Nifty shed 38 points and closed the session at 21418 mark.

Around 1886 shares advanced and 1478 shares declined while 124 stocks remained unchanged.

Among the sectors, pharma added 1 percent while capital goods index added 0.7 percent. On the other hand, the realty sector shed 1 percent. Bank Nifty slipped 0.5 percent.

The top gainers from the pharma space included Zydus Life Sciences which surged over 5 percent followed by Granules India, Laurus Labs and Torrent Pharma.

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Realty stocks were under pressure. The top losers were Swan Energy, Godrej Properties, Oberoi Realty and DLF among others.

Top Nifty50 Gainers:
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Bajaj Auto 6455.05 2.87
Hindalco Industries 566 1.57
Sun Pharma 1253.85 1.46
Adani Ports 1090 1.06
Reliance Industries 2520 0.98
Source: NSE
Top Nifty50 Losers:
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Power Grid 232.35 2.11
ITC 451.95 1.36
Tech Mahindra 1290 1.23
ICICI Bank 1024.95 1.2
JSW Steel 857.05 1.17
Source: NSE
Asian Markets End Lower:

Asian markets ended lower on December 18 with Nikkei down 0.65 percent to close at 32,758 mark while Hang Seng slipped close to a percent at 16,629 level. However, Kospi managed to close in the green, up 0.13 percent at the 2,566 mark.

European Markets Trading Mixed:

European Markets were trading mixed on December 18. At 4:02 PM, IST, FTSE added 0.39 percent at 7,606 level while CAC shed 0.3 percent at 7,574 mark. German DAX slipped 0.21 percent and was trading at 16,716 level.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment or trading advice. The author is not a financial advisor and does not have any professional qualifications in this area. The author does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. Any action you take based on the information in this blog post is done at your own risk. Please consult with a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.

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