Stock Market Updates: Sensex, Nifty Slide Dragged by Banks, Metals

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by Sandip Das on 11 March 2024,  5 min read

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The Indian stock market was trading in the red on March 11, 2024, amid weak global cues. At 12: 25 PM, Sensex was down 404 points at 73,715.24 while Nifty shed 106 points and was trading at 22,387.10.

Around 1,005 stocks advanced and 2,847 declined while 142 stocks remained unchanged on the BSE.

Among the sectors, selling was witnessed in Bank Nifty, Metals, and the media space which shed over 1 percent each followed by the auto and realty space.

Top Nifty50 Gainers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Nestle India 2610.9 1.95
Bajaj Finserv 1609.5 1.69
Cipla 1505.4 1.50
Apollo Hospitals 6130 1.34
HCL Tech 1654.6 1.04
Top Nifty50 Losers
Company Name Last Traded Price (Rs) % Change
Tata Consumer 1224.9 -2.91
Tata Steel 154.1 -2.00
State Bank of India 774.35 -1.74
Bajaj Auto 8731 -1.67
Power Grid 287.8 -1.66
Most Active Stocks on NSE in Terms of Volumes
Company Name % Change Volumes
Tata Steel -2.00 3,67,03,260
HDFC Bank -0.92 1,63,80,908
Power Grid -1.66 1,13,55,642
State Bank of India -1.74 90,43,872
ITC 0.44 86,63,375
Asian markets trade weak

Most Asian markets were trading on a weak note with Japan’s Nikkei down 2.24 percent at 38,820.49. Kospi shed 0.77 percent at 2,659.84. On the other hand, Hang Seng added 1.29 percent and was trading at 16,567.24.

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Stocks on the Move
Tata Group Stocks Slide

Shares of several Tata group firms experienced declines of up to 10 percent on March 11, following reports suggesting that Tata Sons was unlikely to pursue an initial public offering in the near future. The parent company, overseeing various Tata group firms, is reportedly exploring different avenues to comply with RBI norms. Tata Sons registered as a CIC (Core Investment Company) with the Reserve Bank of India, falls under the category of an “upper layer” NBFC (Non-Banking Financial Company), obligating the company to list on exchanges within three years of notification.

The RBI issued a notification to this effect for Tata Sons in September 2023, indicating that it must complete the listing process by September 2025. In response to these developments, Tata Consumer witnessed a 3 percent decline, while Tata Steel saw a reduction of over 2 percent.

Torrent Power Stock Hits All-Time High

Torrent Power shares surged 12.5 percent to reach an all-time high of Rs 1,287.5 per share. However, the stock price retraced from this peak. The company secured a 306-megawatt (MW) solar project in Maharashtra for Rs 1,540 crore. In a filing to the exchange dated March 7, Torrent Power announced that it had received a letter of award (LoA) from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL). The award is for supplying 306 MW of solar power as part of the Mukhya Mantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana 2.0 scheme for feeder-level solarisation under the PM KUSUM Scheme.

Macrotech Developers Gains

On March 11, 2024, the stock price of Macrotech Developers experienced an intraday gain following the company’s successful raising of Rs 3,300 crore through a qualified institutional placement (QIP). The allocation of shares in this QIP saw Invesco Developing Markets Fund receiving the highest share at 21.4 percent of the total issue size. GQG Partners followed with an allocation of 11.2 percent of the QIP issue, and Stitching Depositary APG Emerging Markets Equity Pool secured 9 percent of the QIP issue.

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.

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