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Sensex and Nifty Witness Volatility, HUL Declines Nearly 4% in Saturday’s Trading Session

Introduction: In a volatile trading session on Saturday, benchmark stock market indices, the S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50, closed lower, reflecting weakness in information technology (IT) and FMCG stocks. The market indices saw fluctuations throughout the day, with broader market indices ending the session on a flat note.

Market Performance: The S&P BSE Sensex concluded the session 259.58 points lower at 71,423.65, while the NSE Nifty50 fell by 50.60 points to 21,571.80. Despite positive movements in Nifty Bank and Nifty Financial Services during the session, the overall market sentiment was impacted by declines in IT, pharma, realty, and FMCG stocks, tempering the momentum on Dalal Street.

Top Gainers and Losers: Among the top gainers on the Nifty50 were Coal India, Adani Ports, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Adani Enterprises. On the flip side, the top losers included HUL, TCS, M&M, IndusInd Bank, and HCLTech.

HUL’s Slide and Paytm’s Rise: Shares of Hindustan Unilever (HUL) witnessed a nearly 4% decline during the session, prompted by a smaller-than-expected rise in Q3 profit. In contrast, digital payments giant Paytm experienced a 3.7% surge in its shares after reporting operating profit for the fifth consecutive quarter.

Banking Sector Performance: ICICI Bank saw its shares rise over 1.2%, while Kotak Mahindra Bank recorded a 1.8% increase ahead of their Q3 results, indicating positive investor sentiment towards these banking giants.

Railway PSU Stocks: IRFC and RVNL emerged as notable performers, each rising nearly 10%. Analysts maintain optimism about the ongoing rally in railway PSU stocks, contributing to the positive momentum in these sectors.

Conclusion: Saturday’s trading session showcased a mix of gains and losses, with volatility prevailing in the stock market. While certain sectors faced setbacks, others, like banking and railway PSU stocks, experienced positive movements. The market’s response to the performance of key players and the ongoing trends in various sectors will be closely monitored in the coming days as investors assess the broader economic landscape.

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