Sensex extends losses, Nifty sits below 15,000; ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank drag indices down

Sensex extends losses, Nifty sits below 15,000; ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank drag indices down

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were trading lower on Friday, following global peers.

By: FE Online| Updated: March 5, 2021 3:21:59 pm

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Nifty Bank index was top sectoral loser, down 1.45 per cent, followed by Nifty Financial Services. Image: Reuters

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Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were trading lower on Friday, taking cues from their global peers. BSE Sensex was hovering around 50,500 while NSE’s Nifty was below 15,000. HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Housing Development Finance Corporation, Axis Bank, State Bank of India, Bajaj Finance were among major contributors to Sensex’ fall. Stocks of ONGC, NTPC, Maruti Suzuki, Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech, Titan Company were top BSE Sensex gainers. Barring Nifty Media index, all the sectoral indices were trading lower. Nifty Bank index was the top sectoral loser, down 1.45 per cent, followed by Nifty Financial Services. The broader market outperformed equity benchmarks in today’s trade. S&P BSE MidCap index was trading flat to negative at 20,971, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index gained over half a per cent or 114 points to trade at 21,367.