The Sensex and Nifty fell over 0.3 per cent at the closing session on Friday due to profit-booking by funds and retail investors ahead of the industrial output data for February, amid a weak trend in the global market.

The 30-share BSE index Sensex was down 86.37 points or 0.38 per cent at 22,629.96 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was down 20.1 points or 0.3 per cent at 6,776.30.

Among BSE sectoral indices, oil & gas, auto, capital goods and banking indices fell the most by 1.28 per cent, 1.2 per cent, 0.98 per cent and 0.78 per cent, respectively. On the other hand, IT, TECk, healthcare and consumer durables indices remained investors' favourite and were up 1.54 per cent, 1.21 per cent, 0.91 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively.

Sun Pharma, TCS, Wipro, Cipla and Infosys were the top five Sensex gainers, while the top five losers were M&M, Tata Motors, RIL, SBI and GAIL.

Stocks around the world fell and emerging market currencies declined amid a sell-off in technology shares in the Wall Street that has cut the demand for riskier assets.

(This article was published on April 11, 2014)
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