Indian equities end day at a loss (Roundup)

May 6th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Sensex

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The Indian equities markets ended in the red Tuesday, tracking weak global markets and lack of any positive trigger. With weak cues from global markets, the Indian markets started the day in negative territory and continued the sliding trend till the end of the trading session.

The 30-share benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, opened at 17,441.41 points and touched a high of 17,502.15 before closing at 17,373.01. At the day’s close, it went down by 117.89 points or 0.67 percent compared to Monday’s closing figure.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) S&P Nifty, which opened at 5,192.35 points, closed at 5,144.65, going down by 47.60 points or 0.92 percent compared to its previous close.

The BSE Midcap index, which closed at 7,230.31 points, went down by 68.95 points or 0.94 percent.

The BSE Smallcap index, which closed at 8,749.24 points, went down by 96.11 points or 1.09 percent.

The market breadth was negative with low volumes. On BSE, 965 shares advanced, 1,722 declined and 68 maintained status quo.

The top gainers of the day included Satyam at Rs.497.05 up 1.96 percent, ITC at Rs.224.90 up 1.90 percent and Infosys at Rs.1820.30 up 1.84 percent.

The top losers of the day included Bharti Airtel at Rs.846.60 down 5.29 percent, DLF at Rs.667.95 down 5.26 percent and Jaiprakash Associate at Rs.271.90 down 5.15 percent.

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