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What happened in the Indian stock market today?

The stock market kicked off the first day of the new financial year 2024-25 with significant upward momentum, touching new all time highs.

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On April 1, 2024, Indian stock market benchmarks Nifty 50 and Sensex surged to new record highs, propelled by widespread buying across sectors. 

Nifty 50 opened at 22,455, climbing 128 points, hitting a peak of 22,529.95, and closing at 22,462, a 135-point increase or 0.61%.

Sensex began at 73,968.62, rising by 317 points, touching an all-time high of 74,254.62, and settling at 74,014.55, up by 363 points or 0.49%. 

The market capitalisation of BSE-listed firms soared to about ₹393.2 lakh crore from nearly ₹387 lakh crore, adding nearly ₹6.2 lakh crore to investors’ wealth in a single session.

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Impact on the stock market

Except for Nifty Auto (0.16% decline) and FMCG (0.11% dip), all sectoral indices closed higher.

Nifty Media (4.69%), Realty (4.36%), and Metal (3.70%) witnessed robust gains. Nifty Bank surged by 0.96%. Both PSU Bank (1.51%) and Private Bank (1.03%) indices showed notable increases.

Information Technology+0.41%
Oil & Gas+0.52%
PSU Banks+1.51%

Top gainers today

CompanyPriceChange (%)
JSW Steel871.95+5.03%
Tata Steel163.15+4.68%
Divis Labs3,567.95+3.56%
Shriram Finance2,431.75+3.05%
Adani Ports1,375.90+2.54%

Top losers today

CompanyPriceChange (%)
Eicher Motors3,946.65-1.81%
Titan Company3,738.40-1.67%
Bajaj Auto9,042.15-1.16%

Market aftermath: Impact on stocks

Hindustan Aeronautics hits 52-week high with ₹1173 cr order win

Hindustan Aeronautics stock surged over 3%, hitting a 52-week high after securing a ₹1173.42 Crore order from Cochin Shipyard for the Indian Navy’s NGMV project. The order comprises 6 sets of LM2500 Gas Turbines and GT Auxiliaries to be executed between FY26 to FY29.

With a 153% gain in the past year and a positive outlook, analysts anticipate strong revenue growth fueled by rising order flows, particularly from the Defence Sector, indicating robust performance ahead.

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RVNL surges over 5% on winning ₹95.95 crore project bid

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) saw its share price soar by over 5% as it secured bids for projects valued at ₹148.26 crore and ₹95.95 crore. 

Additionally, a joint venture with Salasar Techno Engineering won a $7.15 million project. RVNL shares have surged 44% year-to-date and boast impressive multi-bagger returns of 281% in one year and over 783% in three years.

Torrent Power shares surge 6%

Torrent Power’s share price rose over 6% as it secured a 150-MW wind-solar hybrid project valued at Rs 1,825 crore. The project must be completed within 24 months of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and has a 25-year contract period. 

To meet a 50% Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF), the company plans to install 245 MW of wind and solar capacity, exceeding the contracted capacity. Additionally, Torrent Power won a dispute regarding performance bank guarantees worth Rs 99.96 crore.

Crude oil futures rise

Monday’s crude oil futures surged as China’s March manufacturing PMI growth drove market optimism. June Brent oil futures rose to $87.30, up by 0.34%, while May WTI futures reached $83.50, up by 0.40%. 

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On the MCX, April crude oil futures traded at ₹6952, a 0.62% increase, and May futures at ₹6911, up by 0.49%. The positive momentum follows China’s expanding manufacturing sector, influencing global oil prices.


In today’s stock market update for April 1, 2024, the Nifty 50 and Sensex surged to new record highs, buoyed by broad-based buying across sectors. 

Hindustan Aeronautics and RVNL witnessed significant gains after securing substantial project bids, while Torrent Power saw a surge following a major project win. Crude oil futures climbed amid positive market sentiment driven by China’s manufacturing sector growth. 

Stay tuned on StockGro for more updates and insights.

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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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