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Markets open lower tracking global peers and selling in IT stocks

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3 min read • Updated: March 19, 2024, 10:15 AM

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Indian markets opened lower largely led by losses in IT stocks. TCS’s largest shareholder Tata sons plans to sell stake in the company through a block deal. The broader indices opened muted in tandem with the benchmark indices

NIFTY IT is the top sectoral loser on Tuesday morning

Indian markets opened lower tracking global peers and amid sell-off across the board. The Asian markets are trading lower with Kospi and Hang Seng index trading lower by 1% and more. The US markets closed in green, largely driven by a rally in tech stocks.

The Bank of Japan raised interest rates for the first time from 0% to 0.1%.

The Indian markets closed in green on Monday amid a highly volatile session, largely led by a rally in metal stocks. The FIIs remained net sellers on Monday with a ₹2,051 crore, while the DIIs bought shares worth ₹2,260 crores.

On the broader indices front, The NIFTY Midcap 100 and NIFTY small cap 100 index opened lower in tandem with benchmark indices. The NIFTY midcap index is trading lower by 0.2% and NIFTY smallcap 100 is trading 0.1% lower on Tuesday morning.

All the sectoral indices are trading in red,except NIFTY Metal which is marginally up by 0.3%. The NIFTY IT and NIFTY Oil & Gas index are the top losers with 1.4% & 1.1% losses on Tuesday morning.

On the commodities front, MCX Gold and MCX Silver are trading in positive with 0.2% gains on each respectively. While MCX Crude oil is little changed at 6,842 levels.

TCS (-2.8%), Reliance (-1%) and LT (-1.1%) are the key draggers on the index in today’s morning session.

Stocks to Watch


The promoter group of the company Tata sons is looking to dilute stake in Indian IT major TCS . The group will be selling 2.34 core shares through a block deal at ₹4,001 per share. The stock is top loser in NIFTY and currently trading 2.8% lower.

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