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Sensex down and out for today, close at 10.767.97

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, July 6: What promised to be a healthy rally yesterday, turned out to be futile, as the BSE sensitive index (sensex) closed 152 points in the red at 10,767.97 on profit taking by the investors.

Less than average performance by the Asian benchmark indices, since North Korea tested nuclear capable missiles, and also the apprehension of another hike in Federal interest rates as the demand for job grows in US, were some of the factors which led to the fall in the domestic bourses.

Sensex swung 137 points in the intra-day trade, touching a high of 10,839.53 points and a low of 10,703.00 points.

FIIs have been the net buyers in the last four days. They purchased shares net worth Rs 556 crore on Wednesday, the day when the BSE Sensex jumped 257 points. The net inflow of FIIs in four trading sessions between June 30 to July 5 aggregated Rs 1,131.80 crore.

All the BSE sectoral indices close in red, Banking suffered serious losses, it was down by 2.32 per cent to Rs 476.99, followed by Capital Goods sector which was down by 1.60 per cent to Rs 6995.23 Major losers on the index were- ICICI, Satyam Computers, Dr Reddy's Lab, BHEL, Tata Steel, L&T, TCS, Hindalco, Hero Honda, and Reliance Energy all down beween 2.06 to 4.34 per cent.

Major Gainers were- HDFC, HLL, Gujarat Ambuja, and ACC all up between 0.24 to 1.23 per cent.

Amongst the gainers HDFC was up by 1.23 per cent to Rs 1225.85, HLL was up by 0.25 per cent to Rs 242.80, Gujarat Ambuja was up by 0.24 per cent to Rs 102.80, and ACC was up by 0.24 per cent to Rs 814.40. The losers were- ICICI down by 4.34 per cent to Rs 485.70, Satyam Computers was down by 3.46 per cent to Rs 708.10, Dr Reddy's Lab was down by 3.21 per cent to Rs 1331.70, BHEL was down by 3.05 per cent to Rs 1913.25 Tata Steel was down by 2.94 per cent to Rs 547.30 and L&T was down 2.51 per cent to Rs 2210.90 The breadth in the broader market was in favour of 1367 declines, as agianst 982 advances, out of total 2442 scrips traded on the BSE today.


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