Sensex, Nifty End First Day Of Truncated Week With Losses
An employee walks past electronic ticker boards that indicate the latest stock figures inside the atrium at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in Mumbai, India (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Sensex, Nifty End First Day Of Truncated Week With Losses

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Markets At Close

  • Nifty ends 1.3 percent lower at 8,993
  • Nifty Bank ends 2.1 percent lower at 19,488
  • Sensex ends 1.5 percent lower at 30,690
  • Nifty Midcap Index ends 1.4 percent lower
  • Nifty Smallcap Index ends 0.5 percent lower
  • India Volatility Index ends 3.3 percent higher at 51.41
  • Nifty Pharma (Up 2.8 percent) and Nifty Metal (Up 2 percent) are the only sectoral gainers
  • Nifty Realty falls 4.9 percent, ends as top sectoral laggard
  • Larsen & Toubro ends as the top Nifty gainer; up 6.3 percent
  • Bajaj Finance ends as the top Nifty laggard; down 10.3 percent
  • 952 stocks ended the day with gains while 854 reported losses

Stocks That Led The Nifty Lower

Closing Bell: Volatile Session Ends On A Weak Note

Indian equity markets ended a volatile trading session with cuts of over 1 percent, led predominantly by Private Banks and Reliance Industries.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 1.5 percent lower at 36,090 while the Nifty 50 index fell 1.3 percent to end at 8,993. Bajaj Finance was the top loser on the index, ending with losses of 10.3 percent.

Among sectoral indices, Nifty Pharma (Up 2.8 percent) and Nifty Metal (Up 2 percent) ended with gains. Nifty Realty remained the top sectoral loser, ending with losses of 4.9 percent.

952 stocks ended the day with gains while 854 wound up trade with losses to their name.

Indian equity markets will be shut tomorrow on account of a public holiday.

Stock Update: AIA Engineering

The company has informed the stock exchanges that it has resumed manufacturing operations at its plants in Ahmedabad and Trichy on a staggered basis after obtaining permission from local authorities.

The stock gained as much as 18.1 percent to Rs 1,489 and currently trades with gains of 12.4 percent. This is the biggest one-day gain for the stock since November 2006.

The stock is up for the third day in a row today.

F&O Snapshot: Active Options Contracts

  • Nifty April futures add 4.55 percent in Open Interest and 4.6 lakh shares
  • Nifty Bank April futures add 11 percent in Open Interest and 1.21 lakh shares

Nifty: April 16 Expiry

  • 9,500 Call: Premium falls 53.7 percent to Rs 31.15. The contract has added 7.52 lakh shares in open interest.
  • 8,500 Put: Premium falls 40 percent to Rs 41.8. The contract has added 3.3 lakh shares in open interest.
  • 9,000 Call: Premium falls 33 percent to Rs 177.35. The contract has added 4.4 lakh shares in open interest.

Nifty Bank: April 16 Expiry

  • 21,000 Call: Premium falls 57 percent to Rs 104. The contract has added 2.1 lakh shares in open interest.
  • 20,500 Call: Premium falls 51 percent to Rs 185.4. The contract has added 1,84 lakh shares in open interest.
  • 20,000 Call: Premium falls 44 percent to Rs 327. The contract has added 1.63 lakh shares in open interest.

Active Stock Futures

  • Larsen & Toubro's 900 Call: Premium rises 86 percent to Rs 30. The contract has added 1.76 lakh shares in open interest.
  • Reliance Industries' 1,300 Call: Premium falls 27 percent to Rs 26.25. The contract has added 76,500 shares in open interest.
  • Sun Pharma's 500 Call: Premium rises 24 percent to Rs 21. The contract has added 3.51 lakh shares in open interest.
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