Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 2,700 points, Nifty at 16247.95

Published On: Thursday, February 24, 2022 | By:

Closing Bell: Sensex crashes 2,700 points, Nifty at 16247.95

At close, the Sensex was down 2,702.15 points or 4.72% at 54,529.91, and the Nifty was down 815.30 points or 4.78% at 16,248.00 a day of monthly F&O expiry, as Russia attacked Ukraine. All the 30 stocks on S&P BSE Sensex ended in a deep sea of red. IndusInd Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Infosys, among others, were top index draggers. About 240 shares have advanced, 3084 shares declined, and 69 shares are unchanged. In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap and the BSE SmallCap indices slumped 5.5 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively. Sectorally, the Nifty PSU Bank tumbled over 8 percent, Realty index 7.5 percent, Private Bank 6 percent, and Metal and IT indices 5 percent. The Nifty Bank index, meanwhile, slipped over 2,100 points or 6 percent to end at the 35,200 level. Nifty FMCG too fell over 3 percent. India VIX, the volatility index, rallied 30.31 percent to end at 31.98 levels.

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