Sensex lost 500 points to below 61,000 as NSE Nifty 50 approached 18,000 in the monthly futures and options expiration session. Larger markets reflected the fall, with most mid and small caps underperforming. Bank Nifty lost 1.45%, falling below 40,300. Meanwhile, India VIX rose more than 5%, topping the 17 mark. Amid heightened volatility, PNB was the most traded stock. on the NSE with over 17 crore of shares trading hands as the stock fell 8.96% to trade at Rs 42.15 per share. In terms of value, IRCTC topped the list with shares worth Rs 3,000 crore traded.
GNP the share price was down 8.75% on Thursday. This led to increased trading activity in stocks with over 17.5 crore of shares traded during the morning trading session.
Vodafone idea was the second most active title on the NSE on Thursday. According to data from NSE, more than 8.6 crores of shares in the phone company traded hands on the exchange. The stock lost nearly 3% to trade at Rs 9.95 per share.
Another action of the Bank, Yes Bank, was third in the list of highest trade stocks on Thursday. Almost 5.4 crores of Yes Bank shares moved among investors as the stock slipped 0.77% to trade at Rs 12.95 per share.
In addition, around 3.5 crore of shares Tata power were traded between NSE investors, making it the fourth most traded stock today. Tata Power is down 1.67%.
IRCTC the stock’s price soared 18%, placing it fifth on the best-volume list with 3.19 crore of capital shares trading hands.
IRCTC topped the list with stocks valued at over Rs 3,000 crore traded on the NSE. IRCTC was followed by IndusInd Bank As stocks rise almost 5% and stocks worth Rs, 1,460 crore move among investors.
Tata power and Adani Ports held the third and fourth places on the best price list. Shares of Tata Powers valued at least Rs 769 crore were traded while shares valued at Rs 764 crore of Adani Ports were traded between investors.
Other stocks that were among the high end were National Bank of the Punjab, Larsen & Toubro and Tata Steel.
SMS Lifesciences India Limited was the biggest volume shock on NSE on Thursday as more than 76,000 shares were traded among investors during the morning session. This was 10.24 times the weekly average of 7,400 stocks.
Hotel Rugby Limitée was the second shocker volume on Thursday. More than 39,000 shares traded Thursday, 10 times the average over a week.
Viji Finance Limited was the third shock volume with 11.17 lakh stocks moving between investors. 9.85 times the 1-week average of 1.13 lakh stocks.