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The Sensex remained volatile in trade and ended 0.08 percent lower on fears of a fall in corporate earnings for the June quarter.
IT bellwether Infosys Technologies, will kick off the earnings season on Friday.
The Wholesale Price Index fell 1.55 percent, with the primary and food article indices gaining and the fuel index remained unchanged. Manufacturing, however, slipped 0.1 pct.
The Sensex topped 15,000 points during trade on Wednesday for the first time in nine months, but lost steam and closed at 14,870 as investors booked profits.
The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 15,045 to an intra-day low of 14,734, and finally closed 4 points down. The fifty-share Nifty ended 0.12 percent higher at 4530.
The stock market was choppy today amid mixed cues from global markets. The benchmark opened 0.5 pct down and slipped further in the day as heavy volumes and signs of resistance saw investors booking profits instead of buying.
The Sensex touched an intra-day low of 13,976.49points and finally closed 241.37 points down at 14,060.66 The Nifty ended 48.15 points lower at 4,270.30.