Stock market update: Nifty Auto index falls 2.05%

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NEW DELHI: The Nifty Auto index closed on a negative note on Thursday.

Shares of Sona BLW Precision Forgings(up 1.08 per cent) and Ashok Leyland(up 0.95 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, Tata Motors(down 4.08 per cent), Bharat Forge(down 4.05 per cent), TVS Motor Company(down 2.89 per cent), Hero MotoCorp(down 2.8 per cent) and Mahindra & Mahindra(down 2.46 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Auto index closed 2.05 per cent down at 10164.35.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended down 359.1 points at 15808.0, while the BSE Sensex stood down 1158.08 points at 52930.31.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 1 ended in the green, while 49 closed in the red.

Shares of

, Vodafone Idea, YES Bank, Ibull Housing Fin and IDFC First Bank were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of Empyrean Cashews Ltd., Avro India, AVSL Industries, Kohinoor Foods and Madhya Bharat Agro hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while Bhartiya Intnl, Venus Remedies, PNB, Birla Tyres and OrientalAromatics hit their fresh 52-week lows.