Stock market sees fluctuations, Sensex and Nifty end in the red

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MUMBAI: The stock market experienced a day filled with fluctuations, with indices attempting to turn green at one point but ultimately closing in the red.

The Sensex, India’s benchmark index, ended 198.97 points lower, settling at 66,209.42, while the Nifty concluded the day 59.70 points down, closing at 19,734.30.

Market sentiment was mixed, with 23 advances and 27 declines among Nifty-listed companies. Notable among the top gainers were Tata Motors, HCL Technologies, IndusInd Bank, Tata Consumer Services, and Nestle India.

Conversely, Axis Bank, Adani Enterprises, Infosys, SBI, and Wipro found themselves among the top losers by the day’s end. Despite the day’s red finish, there were positive signals for investors.

The Nifty showed resilience by recovering 115 points from its intraday lows, aligning with market expectations. Experts remain bullish on Indian equities, citing significant potential and a wave of inflows into the market.

The current consolidation phase is viewed as an opportunity for investors to consider.

Varun Aggarwal, founder and managing director, Profit Idea, said, “Nifty recovered 115 points from the lows on expected lines. As we mentioned, we remain bullish on Indian equities. Huge potential in market. Lot of inflows coming in and we expect this consolidation will be good opportunities for investors. Lot of stocks specific action in mid and small cap stocks. Mid and small cap stocks are looking extremely bullish. Excellent opportunity to grab them and many are available at dirt cheap prices”.

Market participants noted considerable stock-specific action in mid and small-cap stocks. These segments appear to be extremely bullish, presenting a compelling opportunity for investors to explore options, many of which are available at attractive valuations.

“Nifty open interest (OI) data continues to show strength at 19500 levels. Heavy put writing base getting formed and market is likely to move up. New highs cannot be ignored. Banks, IT, FMCG, Petrochemicals, Media, Pharma stocks remain in focus. Heavy wait counters like Reliance, HDFCBANK, INFY, TCS can be added on dips”, said Aggarwal.

The Nifty Open Interest (OI) data reinforced the positive outlook, indicating strength at the 19,500 levels. Heavy put writing at this base level has been observed, suggesting that the market may be poised for an upward movement, with the potential for new highs that should not be underestimated.

Various sectors continue to be in focus, including banks, information technology (IT), fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), petrochemicals, media, and pharmaceuticals.

Notable heavyweight counters such as Reliance, HDFC Bank, Infosys, and TCS are considered attractive additions, especially on market dips.

The stock market’s resilience and underlying strengths are offering investors hope and opportunities for future gains, as financial markets continue to adapt and respond to evolving dynamics. (ANI)

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