Profit-taking in recent outperformers like realty, oil and gas and power sector stocks was seen in volatile trade.
The benchmark Sensex on Thursday retreated from record high levels and logged its first drop in five days, ending 17.46 points lower after trading on the
Profit-taking in recent outperformers like realty, oil and gas and power sector stocks was seen in volatile trade. The BSE 30-share barometer resumed at 25,875.75.
However, the exchange faced "network-related issues" and at
However, it fell back sharply to a low of 25,793.70 before concluding at 25,823.75, recording a fall of 17.46 points, or 0.07 per cent. In the previous four sessions, the Sensex had rallied over 778 points. The 50-issue Nifty of the NSE declined 10.35 points, or 0.13 per cent, to end at 7,714.80.
"Benchmark indices slipped particularly in the later half of the session on heavy profit-booking in recent outperformers after normal trading restored," said Manoj Choraria, a
Weakness in heavyweights like RIL,
Sectorally, BSE realty index suffered the most by losing 1.47 per cent, followed by Oil and Gas index 1.19 per cent, Power index 0.86 per cent, Metal index 0.55 per cent and Banking index 0.28 per cent.
Bucking the trend, Healthcare index ended 1.12 per cent higher, Auto Index rose 0.80 per cent and Consumer durables index rose 0.59 per cent.
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