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Sensex tanks 554 pts, biggest one-day fall in 2019, despite RBI rate cut

All that happened in the markets today

SI Reporter  | New Delhi 

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Benchmark indices posted their biggest one-day loss in 2019, dragged down by financials and bank stocks even though the monetary policy committee (MPC) of the (RBI) reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 5.75 per cent in the second bi-monthly monetary policy meet of the financial year 2019-20 (FY20).

Financials drop post DHFL crisis, liquidity issues, and trimmed GDP growth projections were among the major factors that dragged the lower on Thursday. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

The benchmark S&P BSE slipped 554 points, or 1.38 per cent, to 39,530, with IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel, YES Bank, Larsen & Toubro, and State Bank of India were among the top losers. Only eight of the 30 BSE constituents ended the day in the green. The broader Nifty50 index tumbled 178 points, or 1.48 per cent, to 11,844.

All the Nifty sectoral indices ended Thursday's session with losses, led by PSU Bank, down 4.9 per cent, and followed by Private Bank, down 2.29 per cent.

In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index tumbled 269 points, or 1.77 per cent, to 14,931, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index settled at 14,673, down 238 points, or 1.6 per cent.

Buzzing stocks

Shares of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) tanked 15.86 per cent to Rs 93.90, hitting an over five-year low on the BSE after rating agencies downgraded its commercial papers (CP), citing delays in debt servicing. The stock was trading at its lowest level since December 23, 2013 on the BSE. READ MORE

Shares of Eros International Media were hammered by heavy selling during the early morning deals on Thursday after ratings company CARE cut its long-term loan facilities ratings from 'BBB-' to 'D'. The stock was locked in the lower circuit of 20 per cent at Rs 53.10 per share on the BSE, which was also its lifetime low. READ MORE

Shares of GAIL (India) hit an over three-month low of Rs 316.3, down 11.77 per cent, on the BSE on the back of heavy volumes. The stock was quoting at its lowest level since February 26, 2019. READ MORE

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