Sensex closes 38 points down (Second Lead)

August 22nd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 38 points down Wednesday in choppy trade that saw realty, power and capital goods stocks coming under selling pressure.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,827.25 points, closed at 17,846.86 points (provisional), 0.21 percent or 38.40 points down from its previous day’s close at 17,885.26 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 17,912.08 points and a low of 17,800.29 points in intra-day trade.

The wider 50-scrip S&P; CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was ruling 0.15 percent down at 5,412.85 points.

The BSE realty index was down 13.37 points. And so were the power index, up 14.45 points, and the capital goods index, up 34.51 points.

The major Sensex gainers were Coal India, up 1.31 percent at Rs.356.65; Dr Reddys Lab, up 1.18 percent at Rs.1,678.70; Infosys, up 1.08 percent at Rs.2,433; Hero MotoCorp, up 0.94 percent at Rs.1,936.75; and Bajaj Auto, up 0.86 percent at Rs.1,726.75.

The main Sensex losers were Bharti Airtel, down 3.89 percent at Rs.248.60; NTPC, down 1.38 percent at Rs.171.40; Sterlite Inds, down 1.32 percent at Rs.112.20; HDFC, down 0.87 percent at Rs.726.50; and RIL, down 0.80 percent at Rs.807.80.

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