IT, capital goods pull Sensex down 95 points

Mumbai | Updated on January 19, 2011 Published on January 19, 2011

Worrried stock brokers monitoring the Sensex movement in Mumbai on Wednesday.   -  Business Line

The BSE benchmark Sensex ended the session on Wednesday down by over 90 points due to heavy selling by funds and retail investors in select stocks amid firm Asian cues.

At 3.30 p.m., the Sensex was down 94.73 points at 18,997.32 points and the Nifty was down 24.9 points at 5,699.15 points.

Volume toppers during the session were Bajaj Auto, SBI, Tata Steel, L&T and RIL. Major Sensex losers were Infosys, RIL, L&T, SBI, HDFC Bank, HDFC and ONGC. Hindalco Industries, Sterlite Industries and ICICI Bank were the major gainers.

Among the sectoral indices, IT was down 1.19%, capital goods 1.07%, oil & gas 0.99% and teck 0.89%. Metal was up 2.04%, realty 2.02%, auto 0.18% and bankex 0.16%. Of the total 2,990 stocks traded, 1,442 advanced, 1,433 declined and 115 remained unchanged.

In the opening session, the 30-share index of the Bombay Stock Exchange, which had gained about 230 points in the previous two sessions, rose 75.01 points or 0.39 per cent to 19,167.06 points.

Likewise, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty also moved up by 23.6 points or 0.41 per cent to 5,747.65 points.

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Published on January 19, 2011
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