Equity indices in narrow range, IndusInd Bank gains by 4.7 pc

IndusInd Bank gained by 4.74 per cent at Rs 1,196.30 per share while Dr Reddy’s advanced by 2.25 per cent at Rs 3,352 apiece.

Written by February 20, 2020 11:32

New Delhi: A day after clocking gains of over 1 per cent, equity benchmark indices fell flat during early hours on Thursday with all sectoral parameters moving in a narrow range.

Sensex down by 539 points at 36,303

At 10:15 am, the BSE S&P Sensex was down by 48 points to 41,275 while the Nifty 50 dropped by 19 points at 12,107. Nifty financial service, FMCG and metal were in the red while other sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange gained with thin margins.

Among stocks, pharma major slipped by 1.17 per cent to Rs 442.25 per share while Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC, Hindalco, JSW Steel and Vedanta traded with a negative bias.

Sensex drops 155 points, Nifty closes 62 points down

However, IndusInd Bank gained by 4.74 per cent at Rs 1,196.30 per share while Dr Reddy’s advanced by 2.25 per cent at Rs 3,352 apiece. Yes Bank, Axis Bank, Bharti Infratel and Tata Consultancy Service witnessed marginal gains.

Meanwhile, Asian markets traded flat with Japan’s Nikkei inching up by 0.19 per cent. But South Korea’s Kospi was lower by 0.68 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down by 0.81 per cent.

Sensex drops 155 points, Nifty closes 62 points down

The People’s Bank of China announced a reduction in the lending benchmark rate in a bid to offset the economic impact of coronavirus. More than 2,100 people have died and governments around the world are trying to prevent it from becoming a global pandemic. (ANI)