There was a sharp decline in Indian stock markets.
Banking and auto sector stocks fell on 18 February 2021 in the Indian stock markets. BSE’s Sensex was down 379 points while NSE’s Nifty lost 90 points.
- February 18, 2021, 4:09 PM IST
Nifty Bank closed at 36,587 points on Thursday, down 0.88 percent or 323.90 points. At the same time, Nifty Auto closed down at the level of 10827 with a fall of 1.35 per cent i.e. 148.50 points. The BSE Smallcap recorded an increase of 0.67 percent i.e. 133.14 points today and it closed at the level of 20016.43. Apart from this, the BSE Midcap jumped 139.01 points i.e. 0.69 percent.
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The biggest jump in shares of these companiesONGC was the top gainer in the BSE Sensex today. The company’s stock registered a strong growth of 8.26 percent. Apart from this, shares of GAIL, BPCL, IOC and NTPC performed well. Shares of all these companies saw a rise of more than 4 percent.
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The biggest decline has been recorded in these stocks
In the BSE Sensex, Bajaj Finance today was the top loser with a decline of 2.49 per cent. In addition, Shree Cements, Nestle, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Kotak Mahindra are among the top losers. All these stocks recorded a decline of more than 2.20 percent. Apart from India, only the Shanghai of China closed on the green mark in Asian markets. Japan and Hong Kong markets closed on the red mark. At the same time, there was a mixed trend in European markets today.