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Nifty slips 19 pts on fresh profit-booking

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The 50-share dropped by 19 points today to close at 8,659.10 due to fresh selling, mainly in FMCG, realty, and auto sectors on the back of lower global cues.

The opened higher at 8,697.50 and hovered in a range of 8,698.75 and 8,636.70 before ending at 8,659.10, showing a loss of 18.80 points or 0.22 per cent.


It had gained by 157.50 points or 1.85 per cent yesterday.

Among the major indices, FMCG dropped by 1.38 per cent, followed by auto (0.57 per cent), realty (0.56 per cent), financial services (0.52 per cent), private bank (0.46 per cent) and bank (0.43 per cent).

Major losers were (2.64 per cent), (1.96 per cent), Hero MotoCorp (1.39 per cent), HUL (1.12 per cent) and (1.12 per cent).

However, gainers were Idea (4.81 per cent), (3.71 per cent), (3.17 per cent), (2.54 per cent) and (2.13 per cent).

A total of 942 scrips advanced, 701 declined while 82 closed unchanged.

Turnover in cash segment rose further to Rs 23,090.80 crore from Rs 21,930.94 crore yesterday. A total of 11,384.10 lakh shares changed hands in 8,894,469 trades. The market capitalisation of stood at Rs 11,128,649 crore.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 18:07 IST
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