Market rundown by Anand James, chief market strategist at Geojit Financial Services "Global volatility led by high bond yields in the US attracted some profit booking in the domestic markets, a day prior to the F&O expiry. Rupee hitting a 14 month low against the backdrop of persistent selling by the FIIs and the rollover numbers languishing at an eight month low figure added to the weakness in the domestic indices. But, healthier Q4 earnings numbers, continuing buying interest seen in the IT sector and marginal easing in oil prices guarded the key support levels in the benchmark indices." Nifty PSU Bank index ends 1.65%. Top losers: COMPANY LATEST PREV CLOSE LOSS() LOSS(%) BANK OF BARODA 136.35 141.85 -5.50 -3.88 BANK OF INDIA 97.30 101.05 -3.75 -3.71 ORIENTAL BANK 87.95 89.70 -1.75 -1.95 UNION BANK (I) 90.80 92.35 -1.55 -1.68 CANARA BANK 254.35 258.70 -4.35 -1.68 Sectoral Trend BSE Sensex: Airtel, TCS among top gainers of the day, Tata Steel top loser Market at close The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,501, down 115 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,571, down 44 points. Gold falls on strong dollar, higher US yields Gold prices dropped on Wednesday as benchmark U.S. bond yields poked above the 3 percent level and lifted the dollar to its highest in more than three months. Spot gold was down half-a-percent at $1,323.59 per ounce READ MORE
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,501, down 115 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,571, down 44 points.
Among sectoral indices, the Nifty Metal index slipped over 1.5% led by a fall in shares of Welspun Corp and Hindalco Industries.
(with inputs from Reuters)