Indian equities markets down after positive opening (Lead)

January 19th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Amid lacklustre trading, Indian equities markets opened on a positive note Monday, but slipped into the red as trading progressed.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened Monday at 9,381.78 points, against the previous close at 9,323.59, was ruling at 9,313.16 points, some hour-and-a-half into trading.

At this level, the key index was down 10.43 points from Friday’s close.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange was, however, ruling at 2,833.25, points, with a marginal gain of 0.17 percent over the previous close at 2,828.45.

Sterlite was the top gainer among the Sensex shares, followed by Jaiprakash Associates and Hindalco. The top losers included Mahindra and Mahindra, ICICI Bank and Tata Motors.

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