Sensex falls by 149.50 pts 

Sensex falls by 149.50 pts 

Agency News

Mumbai, Dec 4 : The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Tuesday slipped by 149.40 points to 36,091.50 on profit booking by local operators at higher level amid weak global cues.

Rising crude prices also impacted the equity market in early trade. The Nifty of National Stock Exchang (NSE) too eased by 33.25 points to 10,850.50.

The sensex registered intra day high and low at 36,295.84 and 36,076.12 points. The Nifty recorded intra day high and low at 10,890.95 and 10,845.45.

The sectoral indices like Consumer Durable, FMCG, Industrials, Telecom, Utilities and Metal went down in early trade. In scrips , HDFC, M & M, NTPC and HDFC Bank too tumbled down that kept the market weak in early trade.

The losers were HDFC by 2.70 pc to Rs 1923.95, M & M by 1.68 pc to Rs 947.50, NTPC by 1.48 pc to Rs 142.95, HDFC Bank by 1.32 pc to Rs 2085.45 and Bharti Airtel by 1.23 pc to Rs 316.35.

The gainers were Infosys by 2.36 pc to Rs 685.65, Tata Motors DVR by 1.47 pc to Rs 96.55, Bajaj Auto by 1.26 pc to Rs 2769.30 and ONGC by 1.98 pc to Rs 144.