Indian shares tumbled in the last hour of trade to end lower on Wednesday, weighed down by weak factory output data, gross domestic product (GDP) growth concerns and a falling rupee, as investors awaited retail inflation data due later in the day. Further, a number of brokerages reduced India's GDP forecast for Q2 amid the ongoing slowdown.
Here's a quick recap of how top market indices and stocks fared on Wednesday:
Sensex: The Sensex settled 229 points lower, or 0.57 percent, to close Wednesday's trade at 40,116. So far this year, the 30-share benchmark BSE index has surged 11.22 percent, adding 4,048 points.
Nifty50: The Nifty50 dipped 73 points, or 0.61 percent, to settle at 11,840. So far this year, the broader NSE index has been positive by 978 points, or 9 percent.
Tata Consultancy Services: The IT major settled 3.76 percent higher, closing at Rs 2,178.55 per share on NSE.
Reliance Industries: The oil-telecom-retail conglomerates' shares ended 3.10 percent higher, quoting at Rs 1,472 on NSE.
HDFC Bank: The private sector lenders' shares settled 0.47 percent lower in trade today, quoting at Rs 1,258 on NSE.
Hindustan Unilever: The FMCG major's stock closed at Rs 2,091.55 per share, ending 0.62 percent higher at close on NSE.
HDFC: The NBFC stock settled at Rs 2,209.65, down 1.13 percent.
Nifty Bank: The banking gauge settled 1.84 percent lower at 30,541.55, down 574 points at close. So far this year, Nifty Bank has gained over 12.45 percent.
Nifty IT: The IT index ended 0.44 percent lower to settle at 15,240.95. So far this year, it has gained over 5.5 percent.
Nifty FMCG: The consumer goods gauge settled 0.69 percent lower at 31,582. So far this year, Nifty FMCG has gained 3.49 percent.
Nifty Auto: The index ended 0.11 percent lower to settle at 8,150. So far this year, it has corrected by 11.75 percent.
Nifty Metal: The metal index dipped 2.05 percent to settle at 2,556.65. So far this year, the index has lost 19 percent.
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