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The BSE Sensex closed 2.28 percent lower on Friday, extending losses for the week to 3.25 percent.
Leading financial stocks like ICICI Bank and SBI pulled the Banking Index down, which registered a drop of nearly 4 percent – its 4th fall this week.
The banking sector has seen an upsurge of almost 53 percent for the period December 31, 2008 to August 6, 2009.
Correspondingly, there has been an increase in Sensex heavyweights like ICICI Bank, which has gained over 70 percent, and SBI which has seen a growth of almost 40 percent over the same period.
The BSE Sensex erased early losses to end flat, tracking global markets as concerns about the prospects for an economic recovery pushed key indices into negative territory.
The market remained volatile ahead of the expiry of the current months derivative contract on Thursday. The rise in the benchmark was led by Reliance Industries, HDFC, BHEL and ONGC.
The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 14,394 to an intra-day low of 14,016 and closed 2.1 points lower at 14,324. The fifty-share Nifty ended 0.28 percent up at 4,247.
The BSE Sensex came under heavy selling pressure as investors booked profits in a market that has risen 80 percent since early March.
The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 14,668 to an intra-day low of 14,269 and closed 195 points lower at 14,326. The fifty-share Nifty ended 1.8 percent down at 4,235.
The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 14,631 to an intra-day low of 14,188, and closed 257 points lower at 14,266. The fifty-share Nifty ended 2.4 percent down at 4251.
The stock market was choppy today as slipping Asian stocks and weak U.S. manufacturing data sparked profit-taking.
Asian stocks fell for a second day after weak U.S. factory data and news of record job losses in Europe raised concerns about the world economy.
The BSE Sensex seesawed today, erasing early losses of as much as 1.8 percent, and finally closed above the 15,000 mark on hopes of a revival in the economy. Higher European markets also helped lift investor sentiments.
The 30-share sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange swung from an intra-day low of 14,601 to an intra-day high of 15,026, and finally closed 137 points up at 15,008. The fifty-share Nifty ended 0.93 percent up at 4572.
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 volatile today as profit taking continued for the second day after a two-day post election rally. Weak Asian markets too weighed on investor sentiments.
The Sensex moved mostly in negative territory throughout trade, turning positive briefly after touching an intra-day low of 13,704.43 points and then shifted back to the red. The benchmark closed 324.12 points down at 13,736.54, while the Nifty ended 59.40 points lower at 4,210.90.
The main contributors to the benchmark’s fall were L&T, ICICI Bank, HDFC and Reliance Industries.
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.