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Almost 205 stocks hit 52-week lows amid Sensex bloodbath

Dealers at a local broking firm have all eyes on their trading terminals as they see the Sensex shoot past its all-time high - Kamlesh Pednekar.DNA.

Hit by massive sell-off in the stock market, as many as 205 stocks touched their one-year low on the BSE on Monday, with the benchmark Sensex plummeting over 1,500

Stocks that hit their 52-week low included Aban Offshore, ABG Shipyard, Adani Power, Gail, ICICI Bank, NTPC, ONGC, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, VST Industries, among others.

Similarly, other stocks that touched their one-year low were Financial Technologies, HCC, MOIL, Mysore Bank, NHPC, NDMC, Orbit Corporation, PFC, RCom, SAIL, Sobha Developers,

Simplex Projects, UCO Bank, Vijaya Bank and Zuari Agro Chemicals, among others.

Meanwhile, Amtek Auto shares were amongst the biggest losers in Monday’s market slump. The stock continued to witness intense selling pressure and fell over 17%.

Besides, Jet Airways tumbled 12.83%, SKS Microfinance (11.42%), Bank of India (11.71%) and Rajesh Exports (10.76%).

The Sensex today crashed over 1,500 points – the biggest in over seven years and third-largest in the benchmark’s history.

The overall investors’ wealth, measured in terms of total valuation of all listed stocks, also plunged nearly by Rs 3.5 lakh crore as it crashed below Rs 100-lakh crore mark and
stood at Rs 97,64,237 crore in afternoon trade.

However, around 50 stocks defied the broader market trend and touched 52-week high level.