Press Esc to close
Wednesday 10 February 2016
News updated at 7:51 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 19°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Sensex dips below 20k-mark, down over 120pts on profit-booking

Mumbai, Jan 22, 2013 (PTI):
File Photo

Snapping a three-day upsurge, the BSE benchmark Sensex today fell by 120.25 points to close below the 20,000-mark on market participants booking profits at higher levels, amid a mixed overseas trend.

The Sensex, which had gained 284 points in last three trading sessions, commenced the day higher at 20,156.86 before ending with a loss of 120.25 points, or 0.60 per cent at 19,981.57. GAIL, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Hindalco, SBI and TCS were among major losers in the Sensex pack.

On similar lines, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty crossed 6,100 mark level for the first time in two yars before slipping to close 33.80 points lower at 6,048.50.

Selling pressure developed as investors booked profits from the recent upsurge in stocks of auto, power and banking and oil and gas sectors, said brokers.

FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd today reported a 15.59 per cent jump in net profit to Rs 871.36 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2012. However, its shares slipped nearly 2.9 per cent.

Trading sentiment was hit as global markets depicted a mixed trend as investors awaited cues from key US corporate earnings to be released later today.

"European indices were showing mixed trend...Domestic market breadth was negative and profit-selling in lead stocks after recent gains led to pressure," said Rakesh Goyal, Senior Vice President, Bonanza Portfolio.

Overall, in 30-share BSE Sensex, 21 stocks ended lower including Infosys, Hero MotoCorp, Sterlite Industries, Tata Steel and Tata Power.

However, minor gains in Reliance Industries, ONGC and Bajaj Auto and around 1,5 per cent rise each in NTPC and Sun Pharma saved the market from a major fall.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Rescuers carrying out the operations to search for the bodies...

Rescuers carrying out the operations to search for the bodies...

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's mother and wife at their home in Betadoor village in Hubli on Tues

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's mother and wife at their home in Betadoor village in Hubli on Tues

Pakistani weightlifters celebrate after Md Nooh Dastgir won...

Pakistani weightlifters celebrate after Md Nooh Dastgir won...

Gold medalist Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, silver medalist Lidiyamol Sunny...

Gold medalist Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, silver medalist Lidiyamol Sunny...

Gold medal winning Indian team with other medallist teams...

Gold medal winning Indian team with other medallist teams...

India's Dipika Karthik and Mihilya Methsarani of Sri Lanka in...

India's Dipika Karthik and Mihilya Methsarani of Sri Lanka in...

Gold medal winner WKLA Nimali of Sri Lanka, silver medallist...

Gold medal winner WKLA Nimali of Sri Lanka, silver medallist...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523