Broader markets trade mixed; PSU bank shares fall for 2nd day
Published on Feb 17, 2023 11:30
The key equity barometers traded in a narrow range, with limited losses, in mid-morning trade. The Nifty continued to trade below the 18,000 mark. PSU bank shares fell for second consecutive session.
At 11:28 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was down 151.47 points or 0.25% to 61,168.04. The Nifty 50 index lost 47.40 points or 0.26% to 17,988.45.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE Mid-Cap index declined 0.34% while the S&P BSE Small-Cap index added 0.17%
The market breadth was positive. On the BSE, 1,617 shares rose and 1,556 shares fell. A total of 182 shares were unchanged.
The Nifty PSU Bank index declined 1.11% to 3,828.20. The index has fallen 1.30% in two sessions.
UCO Bank (down 2.07%), Bank of India (down 1.93%), Bank of Baroda (down 1.68%), Union Bank of India (down 1.59%) and Punjab National Bank (down 1.38%) were the top losers.
Among the other losers were Bank of Maharashtra (down 1.29%), Punjab & Sind Bank (down 0.91%), State Bank of India (down 0.85%), Indian Overseas Bank (down 0.77%) and Central Bank of India (down 0.37%).
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