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Nifty washes out initial gains on IT sell-off

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The 50-share washed out initial gains and slipped 9.50 points to end at 9,606.90 due to fag-end selling pressure mainly in IT and metal sectors.

The benchmark resumed slightly lower at 9,615.55 but firmed up immediately to 9,654.15 on strong buying on hopes of cut by the Reserve following lower and IIP data.


However, it dropped afterwards to 9,595.40 before ending at 9,606.90, showing a marginal loss of 9.50 points or 0.10 per cent.

The IT index fell 1.26 per cent and metal 0.77 per cent while realty rose 0.73 per cent.

Major losers were Vedanta 2.69 per cent, HCL Tech 2.13 per cent and 1.78 per cent.

However, Power Grid rose 1.96 per cent, 1.68 per cent, 1.30 per cent, 1.22 per cent and Of Baroda 1.01 per cent.

Turnover in the segment fell to Rs 20,504.07 crore from Rs 22,225.52 crore yesterday.

A total of 11,226.37 lakh changed hands in 82,29,924 trades.

The market capitalisation of listed firms on the stood at Rs 1,25,12,390 crore.

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

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