BSE Sensex down 155 pts to near 3-wk low ahead of RBI monetary policy review

Jul 29 2013, 17:56 IST
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BSE benchmark Sensex today fell 155 points. (Reuters) BSE benchmark Sensex today fell 155 points. (Reuters)
SummaryShares of ITC, Hindustan Unilever together contributed almost 100 pts to Sensex fall.

Times inched up.

European markets traded mixed, with indices in France and Germany up 0.46 per cent to 0.49 per cent, while UK's FTSE eased by 0.11 per cent.

In the domestic markets, 20 scrips in the Sensex ended lower. The major losers were Hindalco (4.03 pc), HUL (3.71 pc), Sterlite Ind (3.66 pc), Dr Reddy's Lab (3.53 pc), Coal India (3.19 pc), ITC (2.88 pc), ONGC (2.07 pc), Maruti Suzuki (1.81 pc), HDFC Bank (1.74 pc), Bajaj Auto (1.55 pc), Tata Steel (1.46 pc), SBI (1.18 pc) and BHEL (1.16 pc).

Jindal Steel rose 4.89 pc, followed by Tata Motors (2.14 pc) and Sun Pharma (1.91 pc).

Among the sectoral indices, S&P BSE-FMCG dropped 2.67 pc, followed by S&P BSE-PSU 1.80 pc, S&P BSE-Metal 1.80 pc, S&P BSE-Realty 1.65 pc, S&P BSE-Bankex 1.20 pc, S&P BSE-Oil &Gas 1.16 pc and S&P BSE-CD 1.06 pc. The S&P BSE-IT moved up 0.77 pc.

The market breadth remained negative, with 1,400 scrips declining, 830 shares gaining and 151 scrips unchanged. Total turnover dropped to Rs 1,758.93 crore from Friday's Rs 2,100.94 crore.

Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors pumped in Rs 278.04 crore on Friday, according to provisional data with the stock exchanges.

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