Sensex ends at 19,229.26 pts, 1-week-low
The 30 scrip Index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was down today by 126 points at 19,229.26, a one-week-low, following heavy selling in FMCG, Realty, Power and Banking stocks despite positive trend in Asian Markets.
The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE), slipped by 36.50 points at 5851.50 The Sensex advanced by 66 points to 19,421.72 in the opening trade. Later, it fell by 158.51 points at the day's low of 19,196.75, before closing at 19,229.26, down by 126 points from its previous close.
The Nifty registered day's high and low at 5907.45 and 5841.35 points respectively.
The BSE Small-Cap index lost by 1 pc and BSE Mid-Cap index too eased by 1.17 pc.
Barring Oil and Gas and Auto, all other stocks were in red.
Consumer Durable and FMCG stocks dragged the market today, declining by nearly three per cent.
Similarly, Realty, Metal, Capital Goods and Power stocks also fell more than one per cent.
Index heavyweight and cigarette maker ITC declined by 3.55 pc on profit booking by local opertors.
Index heavyweight Reliance Industries (RIL) edged lower in volatile trade. Capital goods stocks reversed intraday gains.
JSW Steel fell after company reported flat production in November 2012.
The total turnover on BSE was Rs 2816 crore, lower than Rs 2825.03 crore yesterday.
On BSE, 1,823 shares declined and 1,110 shares rose. A total of 122 shares were unchanged.
From the 30-share Sensex pack, 22 stocks fell while rest of them rose.
Asian stocks mostly gained today. Key benchmark indices in Japan,Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea rose between 0.48 pc to 1.68 pc.
Key benchmark indices in China and Hong Kong fell by 0.26 and 1 pc respectively.