Sensex down 164.18 pts

Sensex down 164.18 pts

Agency News

Mumbai, Feb 7: The BSE Sensex on Friday slipped by 164.18 points to settle at 41,141.85, snapping a gaining streak of last four session on profit booking in energy, finance, telecom, auto and bankex stocks amid weak global cues.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) too eased by 51.55 points to 12,086.40.

The Nifty registered days high and low at 12,154.70 and 12,073.95 points respectively.

The day opened in green, as the Sensex rose by 88 points to 41,394.41 and it remained day's high. Later, it nosedived nearly 233 points to 41,073.36 day low before closing at 41,141.85, sliding by 164.18 points from its last close.

The sectoral indices like energy, finance, telecom, auto, bankex and capital goods dragged the market. In scrips, IndusInd Bank, M & M, Reliance Industries, Tata Steel and Bharti Airtel fell while buying in Consumer Durable, Metal, Health Care and Power capped from further lost, broker informed.

The market breadth was almost even. On the BSE, 1204 shares rose and 1211 shares fell. A total of 162 shares were unchanged.

Europeans shares extended losses while most Asian stocks mostly ended lower on Friday as the growing death toll and economic damage from a new virus spreading from China curbed further gains. The death toll in China rose to 636 in just under a week. The number of infections stood at 31,161. (UNI)