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Sensex sheds 96.6 points on selling across board

Mumbai, Jan 11 : The BSE Sensex slipped for second consecutive day on Friday by 96.66 points in a volatile trade to end negative at 36,009.84 due to selling across the board.

The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too declined by 26.65 points to 10,794.95.

The Sensex went up by 85 points to 36,191.87 in early trade and then advanced by 108 points to touch the day's high of 36,214.26. But then it pared early gains and fell by 266 points to hit day's low of 35,840.60. It recovered slightly from day's low in late trade but closed negative at 36,009.84, down by 96.66 points as comapred to its last close.

The selling in sectoral indices like Realty, Telecom, Capital Goods, Auto and Materials put pressure on the market for another day today, along with losses in scrips of IndusInd Bank, Tata Motors, TCS and Yes Bank.

While, ITC, ONGC, VEDL and Infosys gained that capped the market's further decline, brokers informed.

The broader markets were under pressure, as the BSE Mid-Cap index and Small-Cap fell 0.13 per cent and 0.19 pc, respectively.

The market breadth was negative on BSE, as 1,193 shares advanced against 1,420 declined and 176 were unchanged. (UNI)