Diwali fails to light up stock mkts
The Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share barometer Sensex logged a high of 18,732.71 a few minutes after the onset of business today but profit-booking pulled it down to settle at 1-1/2-week low of 18,618.87 -- a fall of 51.47 points or 0.28 per cent.
Insipid global stock market sentiment and recent weak economic data continued to weigh on the market for the second straight day after Sensex dipped by 13.34 points yesterday.
Though there was no usual trading today, a special Muhurat trading was conducted on stock exchanges from 15.45 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
IT, realty and banking counters attracted profit-booking while some of the refinery and FMCG stocks were in demand.
The broader 50-issue S&P CNX Nifty of the NSE also eased further by 16.75 points, or 0.29 per cent, to end at 5,666.95.
With movements in front-line stocks limited to a few counters, second line stocks attracted good buying support from retail investors on this auspicious day which marks the beginning of the new trading year for the Gujarati community, who form the bulk of share brokers in India.
In Samvat 2068, Sensex had risen by around 8.2 per cent.
"I am personally optimistic about the coming year. I think market will give better returns this year
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