Repercussions of COVID-19 on the Indian stock market

A sectoral analysis

https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS1.1792

Authors

  • Dhananjay Ashri Research Scholar, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Bibhu Prasad Sahoo Department Head, Department of Business Economics, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Ankita Gulati Assistant Professor, Department of Business Economics, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Irfan UL Haq Research Scholar, Department of commerce, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Keywords:

coronavirus, financial markets, lockdown, pandemic, stock market

Abstract

The present paper determines the repercussions of the coronavirus on the Indian financial markets by taking the eight sectoral indices into account. By taking the sectoral indices into account, the study deduces the impact of virus outbreak on the various sectoral indices of the Indian stock market. Employing Welch's t-test and Non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test, we empirically analysed the daily returns of eight sectoral indices: Nifty Auto, Nifty FMCG, Nifty IT, Nifty Media, Nifty Metal, Nifty Oil and Gas, Nifty Pharma, and Nifty Bank. The results unveiled that pandemic had a negative impact on the automobile, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas sectors in the short run. In the long run, automobile, oil and gas, metals, and the banking sector have suffered enormously. The results further unveiled that no selected indices underperformed the domestic average, except NIFTY Auto. 

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Published

2021-11-17

How to Cite

Ashri, D., Sahoo, B. P., Gulati, A., & Haq, I. U. (2021). Repercussions of COVID-19 on the Indian stock market: A sectoral analysis. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S1), 1495-1509. https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS1.1792

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