S&P CNX Nifty extends losses for third session in row
The 50-scrip Nifty commenced trading on a firm note and touched an intra-day high of 6,038.50 but could not maintain the tempo and fell back as European shares were trading lower and fall in third quarter profit of Bank of Baroda (BoB) as also rise in non-performing assets of some state-run banks.
The index closed at 5,987.25, down 11.65 points or 0.19 per cent.
BoB reported a 21.5 per cent fall in net profit in the third quarter while its NPAs rose to 1.12 per cent from 0.51 per cent which weighed on the market sentiment, a broker said.
However, some of the private sector banks attracted good buying support. Foreign Institutional Investors invested Rs 2,565.20 crore last Friday, as per Sebi data.
Barring, Hong Kong and South Korea which closed in the red, other Asian markets ended firm today as US jobs and manufacturing data boosted optimism in the world's biggest economy and which influenced trading sentiment in Indian market. European stocks, however, were trading slightly lower.
Among the major losers were BoB (7.36 per cent), IDFC (5.42 per cent), Jaipra Asso (4.56 per cent), Ranbaxy (3.44 per cent) and BHEL (2.64 per cent) while top five gainers were Tata Motors (3.67 per cent), Ultra Cement (3.24 per cent), HDFC
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