Share/Stock Market Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell for the second successive session as they crashed around 3 per cent on Monday taking cues from their global peers which fell due to rising Russia-Ukraine tensions.
The S&P BSE Sensex crashed 1,747.08 points (3.00 per cent) to settle at 56,405.84 while the Nifty 50 fell 531.95 points (3.06 per cent) to end at 16,842.80. Earlier in the day, both the topline indices had opened over 2 per cent lower and slipped over 3.2 per cent in the intraday deals with the 30-share BSE benchmark hitting a low of 56,295.70 and the broader Nifty touching 16,809.65.
On the Sensex pack, Tata Steel was the top loser of the day followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Maruti Suzuki India, larsen & Toubro (L&T), Axis Bank and Bharti Airtel. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was the only gainer of the day, rising over 1 per cent.
(with inputs from agencies)