Closing Bell: Sensex falls 142 , Nifty at 17465.80

Published On: Friday, February 24, 2023 | By:

Closing Bell: Sensex falls 142 , Nifty at  17465.80

At Close, the S&P BSE Sensex fell 142 points, or 0.24 percent, to close at 59,464, while the Nifty50 declined 45 points, or 0.26 percent, to end at 17,466, as growth concerns, amid fears of elevated interest rates, hurt sentiment. The top gainers on Nifty were ONGC, Adani Ports, Asian Paint, Divis Lab, and Apollo Hospital while the losers were Adani Enterprises, Hindalco, Mahindra & Mahindra, JSW Steel, and Tata Steel. In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index dipped 0.17 per cent, and the BSE SmallCap index eased 0.15 per cent. Sectorally, the Nifty Metal index plunged 3 per cent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index (down 0.8 per cent), and the auto index slipped 1 percent. The Bank Nifty also breached the important level and closed below 39950.

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