Sensex gyrates 1,073 pts, ends 460 pts down; Axis Bk dips 6.5%, Maruti 2.5%

CLOSING BELL: Coal India, Adani Ports, Power Grid, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, ONGC, Wipro, and Britannia Industries were the other laggards, down between 2.5 per cent and 4 per cent

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MARKET LIVE: Sharp fall in indices; Sensex tanks 500pts, Nifty below 17,100


Benchmark indices turned sharply lower in the last hour of trade as investors booked profits at higher levels. The S&P BSE Sensex, which had touched a high of 57,975, tanked 1,073 points to hit a low of 56,902. The index, however, closed at 57,061, down 460 points or 0.8 per cent.

On the NSE, the Nifty50 dropped 325 points from the day's high of 17,378 to hit a low of 17,053. It ended at 17,102.5, down 142.5 points or 0.83 per cent.

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Coal India, Adani Ports, Power Grid, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, ONGC, Wipro, and Britannia Industries were the other laggards, down between 2.5 per cent and 4 per cent.

On the upside, HDFC Life, Tata Consumer Products, Kotak Bank, Sun Pharma, HDFC Bank, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, and Ultratech Cement were the only gainers. 

In the broader markets, the MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped about 1 per cent each. Sectorally, all the indices ended the day in the red zone, dragged by Nifty Oil and Gas index, down 2.5 per cent.  

Global markets
European markets moved higher on Friday as global stocks received a boost from strong corporate earnings, but remain on course for a negative month. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index added 1 per cent in early trade.

Wall Street, however, was eyeing a negative start with Dow Jones, Nasdaq, and S&P500 Futures down up to 1 per cent. Earlier in Asia, South Korea's Kospi added 1 per cent, and China's CSI300 gained 2.4 per cent. 
4:07 PM

Technical View: Rupak De, Senior Technical Analyst at LKP Securities

Bank Nifty formed a bearish engulfing pattern on the daily chart suggesting weakness in the near term. The banking index found resistance around 50EMA on the daily chart before falling towards the previous low of 35951. The daily RSI has entered a bearish crossover. Going ahead, the correction may take the Bank Nifty towards 35650, whereas on the higher end, 36650 may continue to act as crucial resistance.

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4:03 PM

Market view: Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services

Dips were encouraging investors to accumulate quality stocks with focus on defensives & domestic growth sectors like manufacturing & capital goods. However, a shrink in the US economy and rate hike expectations in the upcoming Fed meet triggered sell-off in the global market. Domestic market reduced exposure ahead of the shortened next week and opening of India’s largest IPO.

3:58 PM

Closing bell: Over 1,200 stocks advanced whereas 2,114 declined

3:53 PM

Closing bell: Axis Bank, Adani Ports, Coal India top Nifty 50 losers

3:51 PM

Closing bell: HDFC Life, Tata Consumer, Kotak Bank top Nifty 50 gainers

3:45 PM

Closing bell: Broader markets bleed; India Vix moves in green

3:42 PM

Closing bell: Nifty Media worst sectoral performer

3:40 PM

Closing bell: All sectors nosedive in sea of red

3:38 PM

Closing bell: 9 out of 30 Sensex stocks close positively

3:37 PM

Closing bell: Over 450 points downfall for Sensex

3:32 PM

Closing bell: Nifty 50 closes below 17,150 levels

3:29 PM

Media stocks extend decline; TV18 slumps over 12%

3:15 PM

MARKET CHECK :: Nifty gives up 17,100

>> 40 of the 50 constituents tumble on the index

3:13 PM

MARKET UPDATE :: Sensex sees sharp slidee

3:05 PM

CORPORATE UPDATE :: JM Financial announces elevation of Sonia Dasgupta as CEO, Investment Banking

2:58 PM

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2:52 PM

March Quarter Result :: Maruti Suzuki reports consolidated net profit of Rs 1,875 crore

>> Revenue: Rs 26,749 crore

>> Ebitda: Rs 2,427 crore

>> Ebitda margin: 9.1%

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First Published: Apr 29 2022 | 9:21 AM IST

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