Sensex ends 69 points down

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on January 31, 2011

A worried stock broker at a brokerage house in Mumbai. (file photo)   -  Business Line

The Sensex pruned some of its day's losses at the end of the session today led by capital goods, power, oil & gas and consumer durables sector stocks.

Markets regained some of its lost momentum after the Industry Ministry data which showed 6.6 per cent growth posted by core infrastructure industries in December.

At 3.30 p.m., the Sensex was down 68.67 points at 18,327.30 points and the Nifty was down 2.6 points at 5,509.55 points.

Volume toppers during the session were Tata Steel, SBI, RIL, ICICI Bank and ONGC. Major Sensex losers were Infosys, TCS, HDFC, ITC, NTPC, HDFC Bank and Bharti Airtel. BHEL, L&T and ONGC were the major gainers.

Among the sectoral indices, realty was down 1.97%, FMCG 1.9%, IT 1.56% and teck 1.53%. Capital goods was up 3.27%, consumer durables 1.42%, power 1.34%, oil & gas 1.06%. Of the total 3,001 stocks traded, 1,180 advanced, 1,721 declined and 100 remained unchanged.

The Sensex opened over 300 points down as panicky fund managers and retail investors gave into selling pressure for the fourth consecutive session, prompted by weak global cues amid concerns over unrest in Egypt.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.39 per cent lower on Friday.

Published on January 31, 2011
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