Sensex down 103 pts at one-week low, Tata Motors slumps 6%
After a good start at 20,072.28, the Sensex fell by 102.83 points, or 0.51 per cent to settle at a one-week low of 19,923.78 as Tata Motors, GAIL and Cipla logged heavy losses.
Tata Motors slumped 5.9 per cent after reports stated the company issued a profit warning at Jaguar Land Rover unit.
Realty space saw selling today with HDIL tanking over 22 per cent, continuing its poor performance after a top official sold shares in open market a few days ago. Others like Unitech, Anant Raj and Sobha dropped in 5-7 per cent range, pulling down BSE Realty index by over 4 per cent.
"Many realty firms are perceived to be low on the governance parameter," said IIFL Head of Research Amar Ambani.
On similar lines, the broad-based National Stock Exchange ined Nifty fell by 34.95 points, or 0.58 per cent to end at one-week low of 6,019.35, after touching 6,007.85.
"The Nifty opened on a muted note and profit booking across the board ensured a weak closing near the psychological level of 6,000," said Shubham Agarwal, Associate VP and Senior Technical Equities Analyst, Motilal Oswal Securities.
Interest-rate sensitive stocks, like ICICI Bank, HDFC and SBI, logged losses ahead of cautious stance adopted by market participants ahead of the RBI policy meeting on January 29.
GAIL was down 4.66 percent while Cipla
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