Indian Stock Market Volatility: Sensex Falls 390 Points, Nifty Below 21,800; LIC Hits Milestone


February 5, 2023

New Delhi, India

Market Update: Sensex and Nifty Witness Volatility, LIC Hits New High

In a day marked by fluctuating market sentiments, the Indian stock market experienced significant volatility on February 5th. The BSE Sensex fell by over 390 points, closing below the 71,800 mark, while the NSE Nifty hovered around 21,800 levels. Here’s a breakdown of the key highlights:

Sectoral Performance: Auto, Pharma, and Realty Lead, Banking Lags

The trading session saw auto, pharma, and realty sectors emerging as the top gainers, each showing a rise of 0.5% to 1%. In contrast, the banking sector faced challenges, contributing to the overall market downturn.

Top Gainers and Losers: Tata Motors Surges, Airtel and Maruti Decline

Tata Motors stole the spotlight by surging 7%, crossing the significant Rs 900-mark. Other notable gainers included Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, and M&M. On the flip side, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Bharti Airtel, and Maruti were among the major losers.

Specific Stock Movements: LIC Crosses Rs 1,000, Nifty Pharma Surges

In a historic move, LIC crossed the Rs 1,000-mark for the first time, reaching a lifetime high at ₹1,028. On the Nifty, the pharma sector surged by 2.07% to 18,343.80, with Pfizer, Natco Pharma, Sun Pharma, and Cipla leading the pack.

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Closing Figures and Market Breadth: Mixed Sentiments Persist

As the trading day concluded, the Sensex closed down 390 points, with Nifty below 21,800. The bank and FMCG sectors dragged the indices, while the auto and metals sectors shone. The market breadth on BSE showed 2,112 stocks advancing, 1,743 declining, and 165 remaining unchanged, with 514 stocks hitting a 52-week high.

Both the indices sensex and nifty closed at 71,731.42 down −354.21 

Time-Sensitive Information: Analysis at 2:52 p.m.

The analysis includes specific time-sensitive information, reflecting the market conditions at 2:52 p.m., providing insights into the evolving dynamics throughout the trading day.

Conclusion: Navigating Market Dynamics

Investors and analysts are closely monitoring the market as it navigates through mixed sentiments. While specific sectors and stocks showcase notable movements, global and macroeconomic factors also play a crucial role in shaping the overall market landscape. Stay tuned for real-time updates as market participants react to ongoing developments.

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