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Market Highlights: Sensex falls 336 points, Nifty ends below 18,200-mark; RIL, Infy, TCS among top drags

Share Market, Stock Market Highlights: The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 60,923.50, down 336.46 points (0.55 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 18,178.10, down 88.50 points (0.48 per cent).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 21, 2021 5:06:41 pm
Bombay Stock Exchange building. (Express archive photo)

Share/Stock Highlights: The frontline equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) continued their losing spree and ended lower for the third straight session on Thursday weighed by market heavyweight Reliance Industries (RIL) and information technology (IT) stocks.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell 336.46 points (0.55 per cent) to end below the 61,000-mark at 60,923.50 while the Nifty 50 declined 88.50 points (0.48 per cent) to settle at 18,178.10. Both the indices had begun in the green but gave up their gains within an hour into the trade and remained in the red after that.

RIL was the biggest contributor to Sensex’s fall on Thursday. The oil-to-telecom behemoth fell 2.85 per cent. Apart from this, IT majors Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) along with Asian Paints were the other major losers of the day. On the other hand, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and ICICI Bank were among the top gainers.

On the sectoral front, the Nifty IT was the worst performer of the day crashing 2.53 per cent weighed by MindTree, Coforge and L&T Technology Services. The Nifty Metal index too fell 1.77 per cent dragged by Hindustan Zinc and Welspun Corp. On the other hand, the Bank Nifty rose 1.30 per cent led by Kotak Mahindra Bank and RBL Bank.

(with inputs from agencies)

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16:22 (IST)21 Oct 2021
MARKET QUOTE | Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research, HDFC Securities on Thursday's market performance

"Nifty fell for the third straight session on October 21 though it recovered a large part of early losses by the end. Nifty opened up and sold off rightaway. Sell-off in the Asian markets post higher opening and mixed early corporate results in India impacted sentiments. Nifty made an intra day low at 1425 Hrs and rose well from there. At close, Nifty was down 0.28% or 51.4 points to 18215.2.

On a day when the volumes on the NSE were the lowest in the past 4 days, Banks were the main gainers among sectors while Metals, Telecom, IT and Realty were the main losers. BSE Smallcap and Midcap indices fell 0.38-0.69%.

Asian markets on Thursday, tumbled into the red after shares in China’s Evergrande tanked as they resumed trading after a 17 day suspension. Evergrande said a plan to sell its property management arm to a smaller rival had fallen through. European stocks trended lower on Thursday, as investors concerned about inflation and China’s economic slowdown took advantage of an earnings season rally to bank some gains.

Nifty has fallen for the third day; however the volumes are falling and advance decline ratio is improving, though below 1:1. This could mean that the recent selloff or weakness is nearing the end. 18266-18350 could be the next resistance for the Nifty while 18030 could be a support in the near term."

15:46 (IST)21 Oct 2021
Equity markets at close

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 60,923.50, down 336.46 points or 0.55 per cent, while the Nifty 50 settled at 18,178.10, down 88.50 points or 0.48 per cent.

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10:59 (IST)21 Oct 2021
Rupee inches 3 paise higher to 74.85 against US dollar in early trade

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Global market update

Asian stocks eked small gains on Thursday but the upbeat mood that lifted the Dow Jones and bitcoin to records ebbed on fresh worries about China's property sector after an asset sale at embattled developer Evergrande collapsed.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.3% higher to touch a one-month top. Japan's Nikkei fell 0.3% and S&P 500 futures were flat.


09:46 (IST)21 Oct 2021
Equity markets at open

Sensex jumps 265.84 pts to 61,525.80 in opening session; Nifty rises 93.45 pts to 18,360.05.


On Wednesday, the benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) had fallen for the second consecutive day amid a selloff across sectors.

The S&P BSE Sensex cracked 456.09 points (0.74 per cent) to end at 61,259.96 while the Nifty 50 declined 152.20 points (0.83 per cent) to settle at 18,266.60.

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