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Market Highlights: Sensex falls 634 points, Nifty ends below 17,800 as IT, pharma, FMCG stocks drag

Share Market, Stock Market Highlights: The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 59,464.62, down 634.20 points (1.06 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,757.00, down 181.40 points (1.01 per cent).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 20, 2022 4:12:13 pm
stock market, sensex live, sensex share pricePeople stand outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), after Sensex surpassed the 60,000 level for the first time, in Mumbai, India, September 24, 2021. (REUTERS/File Photo)

Share/Stock Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell for the third straight day ending over 1 per cent lower on Thursday dragged by a fall in the shares of market heavyweight Reliance Industries (RIL) along with information technology (IT), pharmaceutical and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) stocks.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell 634.20 points (1.06 per cent) to end at 59,464.62 while the broader Nifty 50 crashed 181.40 points (1.01 per cent) to settle at 17,757.00. Both the indices had opened marginally lower and traded in the red throughout the session.

On the Sensex pack, Bajaj Finserv was the top loser of the day crashing over 4.5 per cent, followed by Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, HCL Technologies and Hindustan Unilever (HUL). On the other hand, PowerGrid Corporation of India, Bharti Airtel, Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki India, Ultratech Cement and ICICI were among the top gainers.

(with inputs from agencies)

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15:55 (IST)20 Jan 2022
MARKET QUOTE | Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services

"Persistent concern over global inflation and likely Fed rate hike acted as the major headwinds for the domestic market to tumble for the third consecutive day. High volatility due to rising bond yields is pressuring foreign investors to pull out funds from highly valued markets like India. As the recent earnings failed to excite the market, the on-going global volatility drained investor confidence."

15:35 (IST)20 Jan 2022
Equity markets at close

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 59,464.62, down 634.20 points or 1.06 per cent, while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,757.00, down 181.40 points or 1.01 per cent.

14:54 (IST)20 Jan 2022
FDI flows to India slip 26% in 2021: UN report

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14:51 (IST)20 Jan 2022
Toyota Hilux launched in India: Details here

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10:07 (IST)20 Jan 2022
Global market update

Asian share markets broke a five-day slide to edge higher on Thursday, shrugging off drops in Europe and on Wall Street overnight as China underscored its diverging monetary and economic picture by cutting benchmark mortgage rates.

China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.7% on Thursday morning and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added more than 1.4%. The rise in Chinese shares boosted MSCI's broadest index of Asian shares outside Japan which added 0.54%.

Seoul's Kospi edged 0.1% higher and Australian shares fell by the same margin. In Tokyo, the Nikkei added 0.17%.

The modest gains in Asia came after investors on Wall Street looked past robust earnings at the outlook for inflation and rate rises.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.96% and the S&P 500 lost 0.97%. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.15%, putting it more than 10% below its Nov. 19 record closing high to confirm a correction.


09:48 (IST)20 Jan 2022
Equity market at open

The Sensex fell 164.47 points to 59,934.35 in opening session while the Nifty declined 52.45 points to 17,885.95.


09:46 (IST)20 Jan 2022
Good morning!

Welcome to the markets live blog by Indian Express.

The topline equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) continued their fall for the second straight day and ended around 1 per cent lower on Wednesday tracking weakness in the global market.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell 656.04 points (1.08 per cent) to settle at 60,098.82, while the Nifty 50 declined 174.65 points (0.96 per cent) to end at 17,938.40.

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