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Posted on Nov 12, 06:25PM | UNI
The benchmark Index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended in red, registering a small loss of 13.34 points to settle at 18,670.34 today, the last day of Samwat 2068, as per the Hindu calendar, as selling was witnessed in heavyweight scrips including Tata Steel, ITC, Tata Power and Maruti Suzuki amid weak trend in Asian Markets.
The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 2.55 points to 5683.70.
The Sensex rose by 26 points in the opening session. It had gone up by 67.24 points at the day's high of 18,750.92 in early trade.
Later, it went in red, as it fell by 76.02 points at the day's low of 18,607.66, before closing at 18,670.34, easing by 13.34 points from its last close.
The Nifty recorded the day's high and low at 5718.90 and 5665.75 points respectively.
The equity market remained weak for the third straight session today as indices including Metal, Capital Goods, Oil and Gas and Auto stocks were seen under pressure. however, Consumer Durable, Banking, Realty and Power stocks improved at the end of the session.
Tata Steel, Hero Moto Corp, ITC and Tata Power drifted lower while HDFC Bank, SBI, TCS and ICICI Bank rose.
Industrial production declined in September 2012 and consumer price inflation inched up and trade deficit widened in October 2012, as per data released by the government today.
The government also revised downward industrial production growth for August 2012.
The total turnover on BSE amounted to Rs 3719 crore, higher than Rs 2456 crore on Friday.
The market breadth was negative. On BSE, 1,452 shares fell and 1,340 shares rose. A total of 124 shares were unchanged.
From the 30-share Sensex pack, 20 stocks fell while the rest of them rose.
A special Muhurat trading will start at 1545 hrs and end at 1700 hrs tomorrow to mark the beginning of the new Samvat Year 2069.
The market will remain closed on Wednesday on account of 'Diwali' festival.