Markets end day with loss (Roundup)September 9th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian equity markets closed with a loss on the back of profit booking by investors. Metal, banking realty, pharma, FMCG stocks dragged the market down.The 30-share benchmark of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 14,852.20 points, touched a low of 14,714.92 points before closing at 14,900.76 points. It went down by 44.21 points or 0.30 percent at the day’s close.
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) S & P Nifty, which opened at 4,485.15 points, closed at 4,468.70 points. It remained unchanged compared to previous close.
The BSE Midcap index, which closed at 5,778.20 points, went down by 41.69 points or 0.72 percent.
The BSE Smallcap index, which closed at 6,964.61 points, went down by 18.16 points or 0.26 percent.
The market breadth was negative. On the BSE, 1,195 shares advanced, 1,443 declined and 74 maintained status quo.
Top gainers of the day included Maruti Suzuki at Rs.693.65 up by 2.10 percent, Bharti Airtel at Rs.819.35 up 2.09 percent, and Reliance Communications at Rs.398.55 up 1.68 percent.
Top losers of the day included Sterlite at Rs.622.35 down 7.50 percent ,Tata Motors at Rs.436.45 down 3.68 percent and BHEL at Rs.1,790.55 down 2.40 percent.