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205 STOCKS HIT 52 WEEK LOWS

Hit by massive sell-off in the stock market, as many as 205 stocks touched their one-year low on the BSE today, with the benchmark Sensex plummeting over 1,500 points. 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 today's market slump. The stock continued to witness intense selling pressure and fell over 17 per cent. Besides, Jet Airways tumbled 12.83 per cent, SKS Microfinance (11.42 per cent), Bank of India (11.71 per cent) and Rajesh Exports (10.76 per cent). 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.

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