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Sensex snaps 2-day winning run, slips 289pts; Nifty below 17100; banks fall

CLOSING BELL: Selling in heavyweights like SBI (down 2 per cent), HCL Tech, Infosys, Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, HDFC, and ICICI Bank weighed on the benchmarks

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Sensex snaps 2-day winning run, slips 289pts; Nifty below 17100; banks fall


Stock market highlights: Equity markets staged a U-shaped trade on Thursday as investors juggled between the US Federal Reserve's interest rate decision, and weekly F&O expiry. Globally, the US Fed  hiked rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday, but signalled just one more hike this calendar year. However, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that regulators are not looking to provide any "blanket" deposit insurance to stabilise the US banking system, without working with lawmakers.

Given this, the S&P BSE Sensex settled near the day's low level of 57,839, at 57,925, down 289 points or 0.5 per cent. The Nifty50, too, ended at 17,077, down 75 points or 0.44 per cent. 

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Selling in heavyweights like SBI (down 2 per cent), Kotak Bank, HCL Tech, Infosys, Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, HDFC, and ICICI Bank weighed on the benchmarks. Elsewhere, realty, energy, and PSU bank stocks kept broader markets in check.

The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 0.45 per cent, and 0.15 per cent. 

4:13 PM

COMMENT:: 50 bps rate hike by Swiss National Bank dampen mood

"Although the Fed's decision to increase rates by 25 basis points was in line with expectations, concerns were raised by the US Treasury Secretary's statement that blanket insurance for all deposits was not being considered. The domestic market attempted to recoup its initial losses with the help of favourable US futures as the Fed hinted at its plan to pause rate hikes sooner. However, the recovery was short-lived due to a sluggish start in the European market led by a 50 bps hike by the Swiss National Bank."
- Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services
4:13 PM

COMMENT:: Nifty to remain sideways between 16,720 - 17,500

“The Nifty Index will remain in a sideways territory between the levels of 16,720 on the downside and 17,500 on the upside. A decisive candle close beyond these levels is what would decide the next course of direction for the Index. For the coming monthly expiry, the 17,000 PE did not shed any OI today, in spite, of this fall in the Index indicating that expiry traders are not expecting the market to go significantly below the 17,000 level."
- Rahul Ghose, Founder & CEO – Hedged, an algorithm-powered advisory platform
4:09 PM

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4:04 PM

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4:02 PM

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4:00 PM

Infosys nears 52-week low; stock slips 12% in one month on growth concerns

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3:58 PM

Nazara Tech jumps over 3% intra-day on buying majority stake in Pro Football Network

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3:56 PM

VA Tech Wabag rallies 6.5%, hits 3-month high on strong growth outlook

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3:54 PM

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3:52 PM

Market Breadth was negative; 192 stocks hit 52-week lows


3:50 PM

BSE Smallcap Heatmap:: SPARC, JK Tyre zoom over 11%; Vakrangee slumps 9%


3:48 PM

BSE Midcap Heatmap:: Gland Pharma, Oil India shine; HAL, Page Industries whine


3:44 PM

Nifty PSU Bank index drops 1.7%; Bank of Baroda, PNB, SBI slide


3:42 PM

Broader indices fall in tandem with benchmark Nifty 50; India VIX dips 2%


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First Published: Mar 23 2023 | 8:19 AM IST

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