Press Esc to close
Monday 24 November 2014
News updated at 3:04 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Sensex at 1-wk low;slides 112pts as rate sensitive scrips fall

Mumbai, May 21, 2013, (PTI) :
File Photo

The BSE benchmark Sensex today fell by over 112 points to close at one-week low of 20,111.61, mainly due to profit booking in interest rate sensitive stocks, including realty, auto and banking.

The 30-share index lost 112.37 points, or 0.56 per cent, to close at 20,111.61. It had lost 62 points yesterday.

Similarly, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index, Nifty, declined by 42.80 points, or 0.70 per cent, to 6,114.10.


Also, the MCX-SX flagship index SX40 closed lower by 66.13 points, or 0.55 per cent, at 11,881.37.

Brokers said Sensex climbing over a two-year high last week advised investors to book profits.

They said the market sentiment was further dampened on weak global trend ahead of the US Federal Reserve's meeting.

Investor confidence also shaken as brokerage firm Barclays Capital lowering India's growth forecast to 6 per cent for 2013-14, from earlier projection of 6.2 per cent, citing "recent disappointments" in economic activity.

Of the 30 shares, 21 stocks declined led by NTPC, Tata Motors.

The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki dropped by 2.49 per cent to Rs 1,698.45 on reports Life Insurance Corporation of India has sold 2.53 per cent stake in the company over a period of almost six months.

In sector-wise performance, the realty sector suffered the most by losing 2.59 per cent to 1,965.71 followed by auto index by 1.75 per cent to 11,096.87. Power index fell by 1.06 per cent to 1,815.40 and banking index by 0.88 per cent to 14,941.46.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Winners of Delhi Half Marathon 2014

Winners of Delhi Half Marathon 2014

Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Players during the 3rd day of IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru...

Players during the 3rd day of IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru...

Interim President, BCCI Shivlal Yadav felicitates Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma at the BCCI...

Interim President, BCCI Shivlal Yadav felicitates Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma at the BCCI...

Migratory birds arrive to make nest at tree at Islampur in Birbhum district of West Bengal...

Migratory birds arrive to make nest at tree at Islampur in Birbhum district of West Bengal...

Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being wrecked at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai...

Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being wrecked at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai...

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters make a formation during a parade for presentation...

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters make a formation during a parade for presentation...

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