Stock Market Shake-Up: Sensex and Nifty Falls

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The stock market had a rough start on Wednesday, with the Sensex dropping by 900.68 points to begin at 72,228.90. At the same time, the Nifty went down by 243.30 points, starting at 21,786.00. The market was not looking good, reflecting worries about the economy.

Looking at Nifty companies, there were 12 going up and 38 going down, showing a not-so-happy picture of the overall market.

Some winners were HDFC Life, Adani Ports, TCS, and Infosys, while Ultra Cement also did well. On the other side, HDFC Bank, Hindalco, Tata Steel, Bajaj Auto, and Axis Bank faced losses and were the top losers.

The big surprise was HDFC Bank, dropping a huge 7%, causing Nifty to go down by 385 points and Bank Nifty to drop by 1200 points.

This decline in HDFC Bank seemed to have a big impact on the overall market, suggesting a broader correction.

Experts mentioned that Nifty had recently reached its highest point ever at 22,124.15 but started showing signs of slowing down. Previous warnings about a potential correction of 5-10% seemed to be happening now.

Experts said that until the market went above recent highs, it would stay in a not-so-strong state.

HDFC Bank’s big drop was because it had its first YoY earnings per share (EPS) decline in ten years, making it a disappointing quarter for the bank. Net Interest Margins (NIMs) didn’t grow compared to the previous quarter, and borrowings were more than deposit growth.

The fall of this stock affected Nifty and Bank Nifty a lot since HDFC Bank is a big player in both indexes.

Varun Aggarwal, founder and managing director of Profit Idea, said, “People in the market are worried about the bigger economic picture, with uncertainties about global economic conditions, supply chain problems, and increasing inflation pressures.” The bad performance of a big bank like HDFC Bank made people more concerned about how well the financial sector can handle these challenges.

Experts said that the market would be watching closely for signs of recovery or more problems.

The reports from other big companies, what’s happening in the world economy, and decisions by central banks are crucial things that could change how people feel about the market in the next few weeks.

Investors and traders are getting ready for more ups and downs, changing how they do things to handle the changing market.

The next days will probably see more attention on how well companies are doing and what economic signs show, affecting how the Indian stock market moves.

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