Share Market HIGHLIGHTS: Sensex jumps 539.5 pts, Nifty50 reclaims 22,000 led by financial, energy, auto shares; all sectors in the green

Written By: ZeeBiz WebTeam Updated on: March 21, 2024, 03.52 PM IST

Share Market Today LIVE: Domestic equity benchmarks Nifty 50 and Sensex made a strong start to the day on Thursday, March 21. Catch minute-by-minute updates of all the action on Dalal Street today, market commentary and analysis, the views of Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi and other experts, stock recommendations, and much more only on Zeebiz.coms blog.

Share Market Today LIVE: Domestic equity benchmarks Nifty 50 and Sensex made a strong start to the day on Thursday, March 21, amid positive signals from global markets after the Federal Reserve eased investor jitters by keeping borrowing costs unchanged and reinforcing expectations that rates could be cut as many as three times this year. Read more on Fed meeting

Catch minute-by-minute updates of all the action in the March 21 session on Dalal Street, market commentary and analysis, the views of Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi and other experts, stock recommendations, and much more only on's blog: 

Latest Updates

  • Thank you! That's all today on's blog on Dalal Street

    For all other news related to business, politics, tech and auto, follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram

  • Share Market Today: NTPC, BPCL, Power Grid, Tata Steel, Coal India rise most among 40 Nifty gainers; Bharti Airtel, HDFC Life, Maruti Suzuki top losers

    Top Nifty gainers

    Stock Mar 21 close Change (%)
    NTPC 325 3.62
    BPCL 587 3.59
    POWERGRID 273.6 3.38
    TATASTEEL 150.2 3.12
    COALINDIA 432.45 3.09
    INDUSINDBK 1,484.00 2.94
    TATAMOTORS 965.55 2.67
    CIPLA 1,451.00 2.37
    HINDALCO 539.65 2.24
    JSWSTEEL 812 2.18

    Top Nifty losers




    Stock Mar 21 close Change (%)
    BHARTIARTL 1,223.05 -0.71
    HDFCLIFE 622.5 -0.62
    MARUTI 11,897.90 -0.36
    ICICIBANK 1,081.50 -0.28
    ONGC 263.15 -0.27
    ASIANPAINT 2,818.80 -0.22
    NESTLEIND 2,545.75 -0.18
    BRITANNIA 4,794.05 -0.18
  • Share Market Today: All sectoral gauges in the green; Nifty Realty, Nifty Metal, Nifty PSU Bank top gainers 


    Index Current  Change (%)
    NIFTY REALTY 859.4 3
    NIFTY METAL 8,052.75 2.44
    NIFTY PSU BANK 6,822.65 2.14
    NIFTY MEDIA 1,826.95 1.79
    NIFTY CONSUMER DURABLES 31,545.45 1.48
    NIFTY AUTO 20,700.25 1.44
    NIFTY OIL & GAS 11,201.75 1.32
    NIFTY PHARMA 18,582.60 1.2
    NIFTY HEALTHCARE INDEX 11,703.10 0.98
    NIFTY PRIVATE BANK 23,355.25 0.88
    NIFTY BANK 46,684.90 0.81
    NIFTY IT 36,026.80 0.78
    NIFTY FMCG 53,338.35 0.65


    Index Current  Change (%)
    S&P BSE POWER 6,509.54 3.06
    S&P BSE REALTY 6,782.89 2.96
    S&P BSE Industrials 12,112.30 2.81
    S&P BSE CAPITAL GOODS 58,046.00 2.77
    S&P BSE METAL 27,638.11 2.73
    S&P BSE Utilities 5,326.37 2.7
    S&P BSE Services 1,325.76 1.99
    S&P BSE Commodities 6,479.82 1.98
    S&P BSE Consumer Discretionary 8,361.70 1.67
    S&P BSE Energy 11,745.85 1.44
    S&P BSE AUTO 47,514.30 1.42
    S&P BSE OIL & GAS 27,102.01 1.41
    S&P BSE CONSUMER DURABLES 50,558.32 1.39
    S&P BSE Financial Services 10,161.12 1.09
    S&P BSE Healthcare 34,089.09 0.94
    S&P BSE Information Technology 36,554.34 0.84
    S&P BSE Fast Moving Consumer Goods 19,127.73 0.76
    S&P BSE BANKEX 52,953.45 0.68
    S&P BSE TECK 16,449.61 0.33
    S&P BSE Telecommunication 2,414.36 0.25


  • Share Market Today: Sensex jumps 539.5 pts, Nifty50 reclaims 22,000; all sectors in the green

  • Share Market Today LIVE: Anand Rathi optimistic on midcap, smallcap shares, pegs medium-term upside at over 11%

    Midcap and smallcap stocks have been under the scanner since market regulator Sebi flagged a froth in the space.


    Amid mounting skepticism about the segments among market experts, Anand Rathi is still optimistic about midcap and smallcap shares. 

    The exceptional performance of midcap and smallcap stocks over their largecap counterparts has historical precedence, particularly evident from 2014 to 2017, according to the brokerage.  

    Read more on how Anand Rathi views midcap & smallcap stocks

  • Share Market Today LIVE: Nifty Midcap 100, Nifty Smallcap 100 indices soar, up 2.5%

    Index Current  Change (%) Day high
    NIFTY MIDCAP 100 47,045.65 2.45 47,071.15
    NIFTY SMALLCAP 100 14,963.85 2.54 14,980.55
  • Share Market Today LIVE: Swiss National Bank cuts benchmark interest rate in a surprise move; European equities hit milestones



    The Swiss National Bank has announced a reduction in its main interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent, a surprise that has left the European markets surprised.

    With the move, SNB becomes the first major central bank to dial back tighter monetary policy in recent times aimed at tackling inflation.

    European shares soar

    • FTSE 100 hits 11-month high
    • Germany's DAX hits lifetime high
    • France's CAC 40 hits record high


  • Share Market Today LIVE: HDFC Bank, Larsen & Toubro, NTPC, Reliance, ITC aid gains in Sensex, Nifty50; Infosys, TCS, Maruti Suzuki play spoilsport

    Take a look at the top contributors to the 30-scrip gauge at this hour: 



  • Share Market Today LIVE: Buy L&T, SBI shares, says Bhavin Shah

    Independent market analyst Bhavin Shah shares two recommendations with Zee Business viewers: 

    • Buy L&T shares for a target of Rs 3,750 with a stop loss at Rs 3,500
    • Buy SBI shares for a target of Rs 780 with a stop loss at Rs 730
  • Share Market Today LIVE: Buy 22,000 call option of Nifty50 at Rs 25, says Mehul Kothari 

    Mehul Kothari of Anand Rathi Shares & Stock Brokers suggests traders buy the 22,000 strike call option of Nifty50 at Rs 25-odd levels for targets of Rs 50 and Rs 70 with a stop loss at Rs 10. 




  • Traders' Diary: Buy, sell or hold Havells, RVNL, NMDC, Wockhardt, Shree Cement, Gabriel India, over a dozen other stocks today?

    In this edition of Traders' Diary, the Zee Business research team shares exclusive research on 20 stocks that investors and traders can track on Thursday, March 21. Check out the complete list of stocks on analysts Kushal Gupta and Varun Dubey's watchlists.

    Here's the complete list of stock investment and trading ideas for the day:

    Varun Dubey

    • Buy RVNL shares in the cash segment for a target of Rs 250 with a stop loss at Rs 235
    • Sell NMDC futures for a target of Rs 199 with a stop loss at Rs 208
    • Buy the Rs 125 call option of SAIL for a target of Rs 5 with a stop loss at Rs 2
    • Technical pick: Buy EIL shares for a target of Rs 181 with a stop loss at Rs 171
    • Fundamental pick: Buy Shree Cement shares for a target of Rs 25,700 with a stop loss at Rs 24,650
    • Investment idea: Buy Avenue Supermarts (DMart) shares for a one-year target of Rs 5,000. Read more 
  • Dividend, Stock Split Stock | Bharat Dynamics board meets today to consider payout, share split

    Bharat Dynamics shares surged on Thursday as investors awaited the outcome of a meeting of the defense equipment maker's board scheduled to take place during the course of the day to consider dividend- and share split-related proposals. The stock rose by as much as Rs 65, or 4.0 per cent, to Rs 1684.8 apiece on BSE. 

    The company's board will decide on the payment of interim dividend for the financial year 2023-24 and sub-division of its equity shares. Read more 

  • Gold | MCX gold futures crosses Rs 66,900 for the first time ever

  • Share Market Today LIVE | Nifty Bank trades nearly 500 pts higher 

    Source: NSE

  • Share Market Today LIVE | Jana SFB jumps over 2.5% after lender receives partial relief from NFAC in tax-related case

    Jana Small Finance Bank jumps 2.51 per cent to the day's high of Rs 392.1 on BSE after the company received partial relief from National Faceless Assessment Centre in an income tax-related matter.

    What did NFAC said in its order?

    NFAC had passed an order on March 31, 2022, disallowing certain expenditure incurred by the Bank. Vide the said order NFAC had raised a demand of Rs 76.23 crores (including interest of INR 18.91 crore) without giving credit to the taxes paid/tax credit available to the company. Read more 

  • Share Market Today LIVE | Nifty above 22,050, Sensex jumps over 700 pts

  • Krystal Integrated Services IPO Listing | Shares list at 11.2% premium over issue price - Buy, sell or hold?

    Shares of Krystal Integrated Services list at Rs 795 on the BSE, a premium of 11.2 per cent to the issue price of Rs 715. In addition, the shares debut at Rs 785 on the NSE, a premium of 9.8 per cent.

    Earlier, Krystal Integrated Services got subscribed 13.21 times on the last day of bidding on Monday. Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi advised only high-risk investors to subscribe to the IPO. Read more 

  • Share Market Today LIVE | RVNL soars over 4% after receiving Rs 167.28 cr order from South Eastern Railway 

    Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) shares soar by over four per cent on BSE after the Railways company was declared an L1 bidder for a project of SER HQ-Electrical/South Eastern Railway. The RVNL stock is trading higher by 2.86 per cent, or Rs 6.85, at Rs 246.05 on BSE.

    What is RVNL order?

    In a statement on Thursday, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited said that it has emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) from SER HQ-Electrical/South Eastern Railway for “design, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning for upgradation of Electric traction system from 1 x 25 KV to 2 x 25 KV traction system for Rajkharsawan -Nayagarh- Bolani section of Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway to meet 3000 MT loading target”. Read more 

  • Share Market Today LIVE | CLSA initiates coverage on this retail company, sees 26% upside; shares jump

    Shares of Avenue Supermarts- owning and operating D-Mart rose sharply in trade after global brokerage Avenue Supermarts initiated a buy call on the stock with a target of Rs 5107 per share, implying an upside potential of 26 per cent. Shares of the company trade 4.21 per cent or Rs 170.5 higher at Rs 4,225 on BSE

    The brokerage believes the rise in product-label products should drive the next leg of share gains. It sees DMart stores increasing over 3x by FY34 and also its expansion in present as well as new states. Read more 

  • Currency Update | Rupee rebounds 12 paise to 83.06 against US dollar in early trade


    Stocks to Watch | Wipro, Ashok Leyland, TVS Motor, other stock


    Here are some stocks that will be in focus on Thursday, March 21: 

    TVS Motor: The company's board approved the scheme of arrangement between TVS Motor and its shareholders for the issuance of cumulative non-convertible redeemable preference shares amounting to around Rs 1,900 crore.

    Wockhardt: Zee Business exclusive news has been confirmed. The company's QIP has opened with a floor price pegged at Rs 544 per equity share. 

    Torrent Power: The company has entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 100 per cent share capital of the SPV. The deal aims to establish a Transmission System for the Evacuation of Power from RE Projects in Solapur (1500 MW) SEZ in Maharashtra.

    Wipro: The company appointed Anne-Marie Rowland for the role of Capco’s Chief Executive Officer.

    Ashok Leyland: The company's board will consider an interim dividend in a meeting held on Monday, March 25, 2024. 

    Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC: The company's OFS did not receive good response from the retail investor class. Including the green-shoe option, the retail portion has been subscribed just 5.39 per cent. In total, the OFS has been subscribed 1.2 times. Read more 

  • Anil Singhvi Market Strategy | Important levels to track in Nifty50, Nifty Bank today

    Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi sees strong support emerging at 21,700-21,800 for the headline Nifty50 index on Thursday, March 21. For the Nifty Bank, he expects support to come in at 46,050-46,250 and a strong buy zone at 45,675-45,825 levels.


    Read more on how Anil Singhvi views the Indian share market today and what he recommends


  • Share Market Today LIVE |  Nifty crosses 22k, Sensex gains over 550 pts

    Nifty 50

    Source: NSE



    Source: BSE

  • Share Market Today LIVE | GIFT Nifty futures indicate a gap-up start ahead on Dalal Street

    GIFT Nifty futures — an early indicator of the Nifty 50 index — are up 171.95 points or 0.78 per cent at 22,082 ahead of the opening bell on Dalal Street.

  • Good morning! Welcome to's blog on the stock market today

    Follow this space to catch minute-by-minute market action, the views of Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi  and other experts, investment ideas, stock picks, brokerage calls and much more through the day. 

    Happy trading, and happy investing!

Get Latest Business News, Stock Market Updates and Videos; Check your tax outgo through Income Tax Calculator and save money through our Personal Finance coverage. Check Business Breaking News Live on Zee Business Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe on YouTube.