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What happened in the Indian stock market today?

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On February 2, 2024, the Nifty 50 and the Sensex surged during intraday trading, propelled by heavyweights like Reliance Industries, Infosys, TCS, Power Grid, and NTPC.

Nifty 50 hit a fresh all-time high of 22,126.80, closing with a gain of 156 points (0.72%) at 21,853.80. 

The Sensex jumped over 2%, reaching an intraday high of 73,089.40, settling at 72,085.63, up 440 points (0.61%). Despite the gains, the Sensex remains 1,342 points below its all-time high of 73,427.59 on January 16. 

Positive global cues and the pro-growth Interim Budget contributed to the widespread buying.

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Impact on the stock market

Nifty sectors recorded varied performances, with notable gains in Oil & Gas (3.58%), Metal (2.37%), PSU Bank (2.22%), and IT (2.16%).

Conversely, Nifty Private Bank (down 0.72%), Bank (down 0.47%), Financial Services (down 0.40%), and FMCG (down 0.18%) registered losses.

Sector/IndexPerformance
Information Technology+2.16%
Healthcare+0.19%
Oil & Gas+3.58%
Realty+0.95%
PSU Banks+2.22%

Top gainers today

CompanyPriceChange (%age)
BPCL558.35+9.81%
Power Grid Corp277.10+4.25%
ONGC257.25+3.88%
Adani Ports1,261.45+3.50%
NTPC332.50+3.26%

Top losers today

CompanyPriceChange (%age)
Eicher Motors3,825.55-2.74%
Axis Bank1,067.05-1.59%
HDFC Life578.80-1.41%
HDFC Bank1,446.15-1.38%
HUL2,452.60-0.85%

Market aftermath: Impact on stocks

Spicejet shares soar to 52-week high, surge over 13%

SpiceJet shares hit a 52-week high, reaching ₹72.50, a surge of over 13% during Friday’s post-budget session. Experts suggest the stock may reach ₹77, citing a fresh breakout at ₹69. 

The rise is attributed to Budget 2024’s UDAN scheme proposals, focusing on airport expansion and air connectivity in tier-2 and tier-3 cities. As one of the limited listed aviation companies, SpiceJet is expected to benefit from the long-term implications of these measures, drawing bullish sentiments in the market.

HUDCO shares jump 30% in 2 days on budget 2024

HUDCO’s share price surged over 30% in two days, reaching a new lifetime high of ₹226.45 on NSE. The post-budget rally followed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement of a new housing scheme for the middle class in Budget 2024. 

HUDCO, a government-backed financial company with significant exposure in affordable housing finance, witnessed a sharp upward move after the proposal, rising around 20% on Thursday and continuing the upward trend.

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Paytm’s stock nears 80% drop from IPO price

Paytm’s stock faces challenges, plunging 80% below its IPO price after RBI restricted Paytm Payments Bank operations. Trading at ₹487.20, it’s 77.34% below the IPO price ₹2,150, causing significant losses for investors. 

The stock is 11% away from an all-time low of ₹438 in November 2022. Mutual funds, with a 4.99% stake, faced a ₹869 crore loss due to the sharp fall. Major ownership by FIIs (63.7%) and retail investors (30.2%) resulted in losses of ₹11,000 crore and ₹5,332 crore, respectively. Notably, SoftBank’s SVF India Holdings reduced its stake to 5.01% weeks before RBI’s restrictions.

Crude oil prices rally

Crude oil futures rose on Friday as OPEC+ maintained unchanged production output policies. At 9:09 am, April Brent oil futures were at $79.27, up 0.72%; March WTI crude oil futures were at $74.31, up 0.66%. 

On MCX, February crude oil futures traded at ₹6172, down 0.55%, and March futures at ₹6191, down 0.21% from the previous close.

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Conclusion

In today’s market report, Indian indices experienced a surge with Nifty 50 reaching an all-time high and Sensex rising over 2%, driven by positive global cues and the pro-growth Interim Budget. 

SpiceJet shares soared on Budget 2024’s UDAN scheme, while HUDCO and Paytm faced contrasting fates. Crude oil prices rallied following OPEC+ decisions.

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Hunny Meghani

A curious mind, a love for writing, and a passion for all things finance - that's me in a nutshell. Whether I'm exploring the latest stock market trends or diving into the nitty-gritty of personal finance, marketing, and AI. I'm always on the hunt for the next big story.

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