Indian equity/stock market ended with steep losses on Friday as Coronavirus cases showed no signs of abating while negative global cues further impacted sentiments.
S&P BSE Sensex slipped 674.36 points at 27,590.95.
Nifty 50 index shed 170 points at 8,083.80.
On the BSE, 1140 shares rose and 1099 shares fell.
In Nifty 50 index, 19 stocks advanced while 31 stocks declined.
IHS Markit announced Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) numbers for India yesterday. The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI fell from 54.5 in February 2020 to 51.8 in March 2020. Weighing on the headline figure was slowdown in production growth during March.
Banking stocks faced serious selling pressure. Among the private sector banks, RBL Bank (down 15.65%), Axis Bank (down 9.35%), IndusInd Bank (down 8.69%), Bandhan Bank (down 7.26%), City Union Bank (down 4.13%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (down 3.56%), Federal Bank (down 3.03%) and HDFC Bank (down 1.87%) declined. Continue reading