Sensex falls by 76.47 pts

Sensex falls by 76.47 pts

Agency News

Mumbai, Nov 21 : The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday slipped by 76.47 points to settle at 40,575.17, snapping a gaining streak of last two sessions, on profit booking by local operators at higher level amid weak Asian market.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) too fell by 30.70 points to 11,968.40. The Nifty registered days high and low at 12,028.20 and 11,956.90 points respectively. The Sensex opened higher by 86 points to 40,737.31. It gained further by 93 points to 40,744.85 days high.

Later, it tumbled down nearly 117 points to 40,534.12 days low before closing at 40,575.17, sliding by 76.47 points from its last close.

The sectoral indices include Materials, Energy, Telecom, Telecom, Auto and Metal dragged the market. In scrips, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, Yes Bank, ONGC and ITC eased while buying in Hind Unilever, L & T, Bajaj Auto capped from further decline, broker informed. The broader market tumbled. The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index fell 0.79 pc while the S&P BSE Small-Cap index declined 0.42 per cent.

The market breadth was negative. On the BSE, 1103 shares rose and 1453 shares fell. A total of 205 shares were unchanged. In Nifty 50 index, 14 stocks advanced while 36 stocks declined. Shares in Europe and Asia declined amid concerns 'phase one' US-China trade deal may not be signed in 2019 as China seeks more extensive tariff rollbacks. (UNI)