The BSE Sensex snapped its five-session successful run to shut 144 factors decrease on Thursday as traders pocketed positive aspects in financial institution and IT counters after the latest rally.
A weakening rupee and lacklustre world markets additional weighed on sentiment, merchants mentioned.
The 30-share BSE Sensex opened decrease and stayed in the destructive territory all through the session to finish at 45,959.88, down 143.62 factors or 0.31 per cent.
The broader NSE Nifty ended its seven-day record-setting spree to shut 50.80 factors or 0.38 per cent decrease at 13,478.30.
UltraTech Cement was the highest loser among the many Sensex constituents, tumbling 3.27 per cent, in line with different cement shares after truthful commerce regulator CCI initiated a probe towards cement firms for alleged anti-competitive behaviour. M&M, HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, NTPC and Reliance Industries had been the opposite laggards, shedding as much as 2.50 per cent.
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On the opposite hand, FMCG counters led the gainers’ chart, with Nestle India spurting 4.17 per cent, ITC 3.58 per cent and HUL rising 2.61 per cent. Other winners included Kotak Bank, L&T, Tata Steel and ONGC, climbing as much as 1.13 per cent.
Asian markets skidded whereas European bourses held regular forward of ECB’s coverage determination, whereas traders additionally monitored the UK-EU Brexit talks.
“After 5 days of bullish rally, the home market reversed together with Asian friends, backed by weak world markets, triggering revenue reserving throughout main sectors. PSU Banks, small and midcaps which had been so constructive just lately had been additionally below bearish assault…
“A sell-off was seen in the US tech stocks which led to a correction in the US market as the stimulus package talks dragged. Markets being at the highest level, any unfavourable events, domestic or global, can result in temporary profit booking. However, we believe that the market is optimistic enough to continue the rally post a required consolidation,” mentioned Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services.
Sector-wise, the BSE primary supplies, energy, auto, power and utilities indices shed as much as 1.35 per cent, whereas FMCG jumped 2.69 per cent, adopted by realty (0.54 per cent), telecom (0.28 per cent) and metallic (0.26 per cent). The broader BSE midcap and smallcap indices slipped as much as 0.65 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday upgraded its forecast for the Indian economic system, projecting 8 per cent contraction in 2020-21 as in comparison with 9 per cent degrowth estimated earlier, on the again of quicker than anticipated recovery.
Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo ended in the crimson, whereas Shanghai was in the constructive territory.
Stock exchanges in Europe had been additionally buying and selling with positive aspects in early offers.
Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.76 per cent to USD 49.23 per barrel.
The rupee snapped its two-day successful run to shut 9 paise decrease at 73.66 towards the US greenback.