15.39 PM: Closing bell: Sensex down 300 pts, Nifty ends above 16,400; HUL hits Rs 6 lakh crore m-cap

Closing Bell: Benchmark indices ended deep in the red on August 20 but Nifty managed to defend 16,400

At close, Sensex was down 300.17 points or 0.54% at 55329.32, and the Nifty down 118.30 points or 0.71% at 16450.50. About 728 shares have advanced, 2407 shares declined, and 117 shares are unchanged.

HUL, Asian Paints, Nestle, Bajaj Finance and HDFC were the top gainers in Sensex. Tata Steel, SBI, Dr Reddys Labs Sun Pharma and Bajaj Auto were among the top losers.

All sectoral indices barring BSE FMCG ended in the red. BSE Metals was the biggest drag falling 6.9%

News Source:- Moneycontrol

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