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The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 15,234 to an intra-day low of 14,955 and closed 128 points lower at 15,062.
The fifty-share Nifty ended 0.74 percent down to 4,469.
The fall in the Sensex was led by ICICI Bank, ITC and Infosys.
IT stocks felt some heat after a sharp rally triggered by better-than-expected Q1 June 2009 results by TCS, India’s top software services firm by sales.
The decline in IT stocks was led by TCS which fell 4.5 percent after surging over 15 percent on Monday. Infosys dropped 1.5 percent and Wipro was down 0.46 percent.
The Sensex fell on Monday as an unfavourable court ruling saw a sell off in shares of Reliance Industries. Investor sentiments were also dampened by weak Asian markets.
The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 15,261 to an intra-day low of 14,808, and finally closed 362 points lower at 14,857. The fifty-share Nifty ended 2.1 percent lower at 4484.
The BSE Sensex traded firm on Monday as investors cheered improved manufacturing data at home and signs of recovery in the global economy.
The benchmark stayed mostly in positive territory, touching an intra-day high of 14,906 and finally closing 215 points higher at 14,840 – its highest close in almost nine months. The fifty-share Nifty ended 1.8 percent higher at 4529.
The benchmark closed down 240.51 points at 11,876.43, while the Nifty ended 1.7 percent down at 3,620.70.
The BSE Sensex closed 1.37 percent higher on Thursday, tracking a rally in global markets on ebbing concerns about the health of the financial sector and the global economy.
Trade was volatile and the benchmark closed 164.19 points higher at 12,116.94, while the Nifty ended 1.62 percent higher at 3,683.90.