Realty, healthcare pull Sensex down 283 points

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 27, 2011 Published on January 27, 2011

Stock brokers unhappy as the Sensex ended the session with a sharp fall of over 280 points.   -  Business Line

MUMBAI: The BSE benchmark Sensex plunged over 280 points at the end of the session today on funds selling, geared by a marginal hike in food inflation, amid revision in key interest rates by the Reserve Bank of India.

The Sensex was down 282.98 points at 18,686.47 points and the Nifty was down 80.2 points at 5,607.20 points.

Volume toppers during the session were SBI, RIL, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank and Tata Motors. Major Sensex losers were Infosys, Sterlite Industries, RIL, Mahindra & Mahindra, HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel and ICICI Bank. L&T, TCS and Tata Motors were the major gainers.

Among the sectoral indices, realty was down 3.95%, healthcare 2.68%, metal 2.05% and consumer durables 2%. Of the total 2,975 stocks traded, 1,091 advanced, 1,665 declined and 219 remained unchanged. — Our Bureau

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Published on January 27, 2011
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