The Indian fairness benchmarks got here off intraday low ranges to shut on a flat word as features in metallic, FMCG and auto shares have been offset with losses in banking and monetary providers shares. The Sensex fell as a lot as 754 factors and Nifty 50 index touched an intraday low of 14,416. Rising calls, together with from an trade physique, to impose curbs on the nationwide degree to rein within the COVID-19 unfold dampened investor sentiment, analysts stated.
The Sensex ended 64 factors decrease at 48,719 and Nifty 50 index superior three factors to shut at 14,634.
A number one trade physique on Sunday urged authorities to take the “strongest nationwide steps” and to curtail financial exercise to save lots of lives, because the coronavirus continued to comb the nation and overwhelm its healthcare methods.
Six of 11 sector gauges compiled by the Nationwide Inventory Change ended decrease led by Nifty Personal Financial institution index’s over 1 per cent fall. Nifty Financial institution, PSU Financial institution, Realty and Media sector gauges additionally ended decrease.
Then again, metallic index climbed over 2 per cent. FMCG, auto and pharma shares witnessed shopping for curiosity.
Mid- and small-cap shares outperformed their bigger friends as Nifty Midcap 100 index rose 0.three per cent whereas Nifty Smallcap 100 index climbed 1 per cent.
SBI Life was prime gainer within the Nifty 50 basket of shares, the inventory rose 5 per cent to shut at Rs 979 after its New Enterprise Premium got here in at Rs 20,620 crore registering progress of 24 per cent with non-public market share of 21.9 per cent. Bharti Airtel, Adani Ports, Tata Metal, Maruti Suzuki, Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever, NTPC, UPL and Hindalco additionally rose between 1.5-4.5 per cent.
On the flipside, Reliance Industries fell 2 per cent to shut at Rs 1,956 after its revenue in March quarter missed analyst estimates.
Titan, IndusInd Financial institution, Bharat Petroleum, Wipro, Kotak Mahindra Financial institution, Hero MotoCorp, Eicher Motors, ITC and Coal India have been among the many losers.
The general market breadth was constructive as 1,823 shares ended increased whereas 1,218 closed decrease on the BSE.