The BSE Metals index ended down more than 2 perncent on Wednesday with stocks like Sterlite Industries and Sesa Goa slipping more than 3 percent. Tata Steel fell 2.7 percent.
Such stocks declined as base metals prices fell in London and Shanghai following a sell-off in the international market on Tuesday after China’s first rate rise since 2007.
Shares in Larsen & Toubro ended 1.2 percent higher at 2013.15 rupees after the firm announced a good set for Q2 numbers.
The firm topped market estimates with a 32 percent rise in profit on the back of a pickup in orders, and stood by its outlook for 20 percent revenue growth in fiscal 2011.
The BSE IT index slipped 3.25 percent on Friday after Infosys, which posted better-than-expected results, warned currency volatility could crimp growth for the outsourcing sector.
The stock closed 3.4 percent lower, after rising as much as 2 percent to a record high of 3,249 rupees on results. Both Wirpo and TCS ended 3.5 percent lower.
It was a tough day for investors in realty stocks, as the sectoral index slipped 1.8 percent and ended as the top loser among indices.
Anant Raj Industries led the losers, ending down 3 percent. Top listed firms like Unitech and DLF followed, slipping 2.5 and 2 percent respectively.
Shares in lender SKS Microfinance fell nearly 9 percent in trade on Monday after the firm said it had terminated the appointment of its chief executive.
The stock ended 5.8 percent lower.
SKS, India’s largest microlender that raised about $358 million in an IPO in August, said in a notice it had withdrawn all powers granted to Suresh Gurumani, MD and CEO, with immediate effect, without giving any reason.
Mahindra Satyam on Wednesday reported net losses for FY2009 & FY2010, giving the first view of its financial state almost 2 years after it was hit by India’s biggest corporate fraud.
Shares in Satyam ended just 0.1 percent higher at 98.9 rupees ahead of results announcement.
The BSE Realty Index gained 2.7 percent on Friday and ended as the top sectoral gainer, with stocks such as DLF and Unitech posting smart gains.
DLF, India’s top listed firm, ended 5.2 percent higher at 365.65 rupees, while Unitech gained 3.14 percent. Sobha Developers topped the index with gains of 6.5 percent.
Bank stocks corrected on Thursday and the banking index ended down 1.2 percent, as the overall market slipped on profit booking.
SBI and ICICI Bank closed down 0.2 percent and 2.3 percent respectively. HDFC Bank and mortgage lender Housing Development Finance lost 0.6 percent.