Profit booking pulls down markets (Second Lead)February 4th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Indian equities markets slipped from their morning highs in the afternoon trade Wednesday amid profit booking. A key index shed most of its day’s gains and was trading a marginal 0.35 percent higher than previous close nearly an hour before the closing bell.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 9,226.2 points, was at 9,181.73 points, up 0.35 percent or 32.43 points.
The BSE midcap index was trading 0.23 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap was holding up 0.3 percent.
At the same time, the broader-based S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,790.95 points, 0.23 percent higher than its previous close of 2,783.9.