Closing Bell: Nifty ends below 18000, Sensex falls by 396 points

Closing Bell: Nifty ends below 18000, Sensex falls by 396 points

by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: Nov 16, 2021, 04:55 PM IST

On Tuesday, weakness in consumer and pharmaceutical shares pulled the headline indices lower, but gains in automobile and IT securities prevented further losses.

Domestic equity benchmarks fell on Tuesday due to selling pressure in index heavyweights like ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries, HDFC twins, ITC, State Bank of India and Axis Bank. During today's trading session, the Sensex fell as much as 519 points and Nifty 50 index slipped below the important psychological level of 18,000. The rising wholesale inflation has let down investors sentiment according to market experts.

At the closing bell on Tuesday, the Sensex closed down by 396.3 points or 0.7% at 60,322.4 and the broader Nifty 50 benchmark slipped below to settle at 17,999.2, down 110.3 points or 0.6% from its previous close.

Top losers on the NIFTY 50 index were Shree Cements, Reliance Industries, Hindalco Industries, Tata Consumer Products and SBI. Top gainers on Tuesday were Maruti Suzuki, M&M, Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp and Tech Mahindra. 

On a sectoral basis, the PSU Bank index shed 2%, while Nifty Bank, Energy and Pharma indices closed down 1% each. Outperformer for the day was the Auto index which gained over 2%. In the broader markets, the BSE midcap index was down 0.22%, while the smallcap index ended with marginal gains.

In the news today was India's annual wholesale price-based inflation which in October accelerated to a five-month high of 12.54% from September's 10.66%. It was pushed up by higher increases in fuel and manufacturing prices, according to government data.

Among the trending stock of the day was Mumbai-based real estate developer Macrotech Developers which zoomed by 12.5% to hit a record high of Rs 1,443.60.

SENSEX
54,326.39
1,534.16 (2.91%)
Nifty 50
16,266.15
456.75 (2.89%)
Nifty Bank
34,276.40
960.75 (2.88%)
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SENSEX
54,326.39
1,534.16 (2.91%)
Nifty 50
16,266.15
456.75 (2.89%)
Nifty Bank
34,276.40
960.75 (2.88%)

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