Banking stocks drop following RBI Monetary Policy

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Banking stocks drop following RBI Monetary Policy
Canara Bank: Quotes, News
BSE 336.00BSE Quote0.65 (0.19%)
NSE 335.10NSE Quote1.75 (0.52%)
Oriental Bank of Commerce: Quotes, News
BSE 125.40BSE Quote1.45 (1.16%)
NSE 125.40NSE Quote1.4 (1.12%)
Banking stocks dropped sharply despite the RBI's Monetary Policy announcements unlikely to affect the banking sector in anyway, as the central bank maintained a status-quo on all of the rates. Read more on the RBI monetary policy here

Investors had built long positions ahead of the Monetary Policy, which may have led to some profit booking in banking stocks.

The Bank Nifty was down 1.6 per cent led by losses in HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank.

But, the worst affected were the PSU banking names most of which slid more than 2-3 per cent. Prominent among the losers were Oriental bank, Union Bank, Punjab National Bank and Canara Bank.

It's likely that the hawkish tone by the RBI, particularly with regards to inflation management may have affected sentiments.

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