The 30-share BSE sensex tumbled 740.19 factors or 1.51 per cent to shut at 48,440.12 on Thursday. In two days, the benchmark index has plunged 1,611.32 factors or 3.21 per cent.
Monitoring the weak sentiment, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed corporations declined by Rs 7,00,591.47 crore to Rs 1,98,75,470.43 crore in two days.
“The promoting stress has intensified within the final couple of periods owing to weak world cues and issues over the second wave of Covid circumstances,” mentioned Ajit Mishra, VP – Analysis, Religare Broking Ltd.
All BSE sectoral indices closed decrease, with telecom, energy, auto, power, utilities and realty declining as a lot as 3.14 per cent.
“Elevated charge of an infection throughout the nation and world is creating extra pessimism available in the market, which has elevated at the moment as a consequence of month-to-month expiry. After the stellar rally, the market was on a consolidation stage over the last one month, which amplified put up the sudden rise in an infection impacting future financial progress,” Vinod Nair, Head of Analysis at Geojit Monetary Companies, mentioned.
Maruti was the largest loser within the 30-share BSE benchmark pack, dipping 3.98 per cent, adopted by HUL, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Auto, NTPC, Bajaj Finance and UltraTech Cement.
Solely 4 corporations managed to shut within the inexperienced — Dr Reddy’s, ICICI Financial institution, HDFC and L&T, rising as much as 0.74 per cent.
Within the broader market, the BSE midcap and smallcap indices declined as much as 2.22 per cent.
On the BSE, 2,247 corporations declined, whereas 706 superior and 168 remained unchanged.