Share/Stock Market Highlights: The topline equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) crashed over 1 per cent each on Monday contributed by a fall in the shares of market heavyweights HDFC twins- HDFC and HDFC Bank, and Reliance Industries.
The market was also dragged down by a last hour sell-off in metals and public sector bank stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex crashed 458.07 points (1.10 per cent) to settle at 41,155.12 while the Nifty 50 ended at 12,119.00, falling by 129.25 points (1.06 per cent).
Among the sectoral indices on NSE, the Nifty Metal index was the worst performer of the day falling 3.09 per cent weighed by Jindal Steel & Power, Steel Authority of India, Vedanta and Tata Steel. It was followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index, which fell 2.25 per cent weighed by Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda and State Bank of India (SBI).
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap ended at 15,759.01, down 63.53 points (0.40 per cent), while S&P BSE SmallCap settled at 14,850.39, up 4.43 points (0.03 per cent).
(with inputs from agencies)