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Indian Stock Market Closed: Nifty below 17000, Sensex falls 361 pts; Only FMCG Sector in Green.


  1. Indian benchmark indices ended lower on March 20, snapping a two-day winning streak, with Nifty closing around 17,000.
  2. At close, Sensex was down 360.95 points or 0.62% at 57,628.95, and Nifty was down 111.60 points or 0.65% at 16,988.40.
  3. Among the top losers on Nifty were Bajaj Finserv, Adani Enterprises, Bajaj Finance, Hindalco Industries, and Wipro, while the gainers were HUL, BPCL, ITC, Grasim Industries, and Nestle India.
  4. All sectoral indices, except FMCG, ended in the red, with realty, capital goods, IT, metal, and PSU Bank down 1-2 percent.
  5. The BSE midcap and smallcap indices both shed 1 percent each.


In the latest market update at 1 PM, benchmark indices continued to fall with Nifty slipping below the 16900 mark. The Sensex registered a decline of 888.25 points or 1.53% at 57,101.65, while the Nifty witnessed a drop of 264.00 points or 1.54% at 16,836. The market breadth was negative with 2454 shares declining, 846 shares advancing, and 107 shares remaining unchanged.


  1. Indian stock market opens on a negative note on March 20, with the Nifty below 17,000.
  2. The Sensex opens at 57,773.55, down 697.29 points or 1.20% from the previous close.


  1. At 09:16 IST, Sensex falls 406.45 points or 0.70% to 57,583.45, while Nifty falls 120.30 points or 0.70% to 16,979.70.
  2. Adani Enterprises, Hindalco Industries, TCS, Infosys, and IndusInd Bank were among the major losers on the Nifty.
  3. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, BPCL, Divis Laboratories, Titan Company, and ONGC were among the gainers on the Nifty.
  4. The high for the day was at 57,829.23 and the low was at 57,263.93 for Sensex.
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