- Rupee trims initial gains vs dollar, still up 32 paise at 61.09BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty hit record highs after Bharatiya Janata Party sweeps polls99 stocks hit 52-week high as Bharatiya Janata Party triumphs in Assembly polls, Axis Bank shares a hitBSE Sensex down 49 points, NSE Nifty flat at 0.24 pct
which fell 4.12 per cent, BSE Capital Goods index slipped by 2.98 per cent, BSE Banking index lost 1.78 per cent and BSE Realty index by 1.48 per cent.
* BSE index down 0.33 pct; NSE ends 0.49 pct lower
* Power utilities slip on draft guidelines for sector
* FIIs buy Indian shares, derivatives worth $1 bln
Indian shares fall on profit-taking after record high
(Reuters) Indian shares retreated on Tuesday from record highs hit in the previous session as a rally sparked by the strong showing by the key opposition party in state elections faded, with investors booking profits in blue-chips such as ICICI Bank.
Results on Sunday showed the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept three out of four key state elections held since last month, delivering a blow to the ruling Congress party and bolstering the prospects of opposition prime minister candidate Narendra Modi in national polls due by May next year.
Some of the caution setting in was also tied to the industrial output and consumer inflation data due on Thursday, which will help set expectations ahead of the central bank's policy review on Dec. 18.
Still on a positive note, foreign investors bought Indian cash shares and derivatives worth $1 billion on Monday, bringing their total for the year so far to over 1 trillion rupees.
"I think market should consolidate before it picks up once again on liquidity. A 25-basis-point rate increase by RBI is already factored in," said Paras Adenwala, managing director and principal portfolio manager at Capital Portfolio Advisors.
The benchmark BSE index fell 0.33 percent, or 71.16 points, to end at 21,255.26, retreating from its record high of 21,483.74 made on Monday.
The broader NSE index fell 0.49 percent, or 31.05 points, to end at 6,332.85, from an all-time high of 6,415.25 hit on Monday.