State Bank of India (SBI), Indiabulls Housing Finance, NIIT Technologies, Infibeam Avenues, Just Dial, Bandhan Bank, Jindal Steel & Power, Piramal Enterprises, Bajaj Finserv, Hindalco Industries, Bharat Forge and Tata Steel were among those down more than 5% on the BSE.
The S&P BSE 500 index accounts 94% of the total market capitalisation of BSE listed companies. It has fallen 16% from its all-time high level of 15,938 touched on September 3, 2018, in intra-day trade.
Total 57 stocks from the BSE500 index hitting their respective 52-week lows today. Bharti Airtel, Finolex Industries, Grasim Industries, Motherson Sumi Systems, NBCC, PNB Housing Finance, Shree Cement and Tata Chemicals from the index touched 52-week lows.
US stocks plunge most since February as the Dow Jones index falls 830 points, while the Nasdaq falls over 4% on Wednesday. The market angst against the ongoing trade war takes its toll as rising yields & fear of tariff escalation see sell-off in equities.
“The much needed US stock correction was very much on the cards with most Asian markets
already under pressure from the trade tariff wars & with China stock indices already in the bear market territory. US$ also saw weakness which coupled with fall in oil will see stock specific reaction from most Asian markets,” IIFL Securities said in a client note.