Sensex falls to 2-week low on profit-booking in ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries shares
However, gainers included BHEL (2.36 per cent), Sun Pharma (1.33 per cent), Hero MotoCorp (1.31 per cent) and Gail India (1.03 per cent).
From sectoral indices, the BSE-Bankex declined by 0.42 per cent and BSE-Oil&Gas by 0.42 per cent while BSE-Realty rose by 1.38 per cent and BSE-PSU by 1.02 per cent.
Despite fall in the Sensex and Nifty, he market breadth was almost stable following good buying in second-line stocks as 1,066 stocks closed with losses while 1,093 ended with gains. 791 scrips finished stable.
The total turnover was higher at Rs 2,377.98 crore from Rs 2,074.56 crore yesterday.
Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 906.36 crore yesterday as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
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