lower territory and selling pressure increased after IIP data
announcement," said Nidhi Sarswat, Senior Research Analyst, Bonanza Portfolio.
Globally, Asian stocks ended mixed with downward bias after reports said Japan's economy shrank at the fastest pace since last year's earthquake, overshadowing an acceleration in China's exports.
Key indices from Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan ended with losses while those from China and Hong Kong closed with gains.
In Europe, France's CAC was quoting lower by 0.14 per cent in afternoon trade while Germany's DAX and the UK's FTSE were up 0.19-0.22 per cent.
Back home, major losers from the Sensex pack included Tata Steel (1.72 pc), Hero MotoCorp (1.67 pc), ITC (1.56 pc), Tata Power (1.43 pc) and Jindal Steel (0.95 pc).
However, Bharti Airtel rose by 1.63 per cent, SBI by 1.59 per cent, TCS by 0.66 per cent and Infosys by 0.48 per cent.
Among sectoral indices, BSE-Metal declined by 0.70 per cent and BSE-CG by 0.67 per cent while BSE-CD rose by 1.13 per cent, BSE-Bankex by 0.94 per cent and BSE-Realty by 0.87 per cent.
The market breadth remained negative as 1,461 counters closed lower while 1,334 scrips ended higher.
The total turnover shot up to Rs 3,732.07 crore from Rs 2,606.97 crore last Friday.
"In the coming days, Nifty supports come around 5620. On the otherhand, a upside break above 5820 (futures) would result in resumption of up rally," said Milan Bavishi, Head Research, Inventure Growth & Securities.
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