Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 index failed to hold on the morning gains and slipped in red on Monday. The 30-share index Sensex ended at 31,561.22, down 81.48 points or 0.26 per cent. While the broader Nifty 50 index breached the crucial 9,250-mark, to settle at 9,239, down 12 points. ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HUL and Nestle India were among top contributors towards today’s fall. As many as 15 stocks out of 30 Sensex stocks finished their trade in negative territory. ICICI Bank was the top Sensex loser, followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Hindustan Unilever, State Bank of India (SBI) and Tech Mahindra. On the flip side, Hero MotoCorp was the top Sensex gainer with a growth of 6.15 per cent. Bajaj-Auto, Maruti Suzuki, TCS and HCL Tech were among other gainers on the pack. Sectoral indices traded mixed on Monday. Nifty Bank index fell 2.08 per cent or 402 points weighed by ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and RBL Bank. The Nifty Auto index advanced 4.26 per cent led by gains in Hero MotoCorp, TVS Motor and Tata Motors.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s discussion with PSU banks’ chiefs, which was supposed to take place today, has been postponed for later this week. Speculations were that FM Sitharaman was about to review issues such as credit flow to key sectors like MSMEs and NBFCs, rate transmission to borrowers, and progress under the targeted long-term repo operations (TLTRO) before the second fiscal stimulus package is released.