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Sensex ends at 18000; Cipla,RInfra,JPAsso down

16 Aug 10 04:54 PM
MUMBAI: Benchmarks ended in the negative terrain after sentiments turned bearish in European markets. Metals, realty and capital goods stocks were the worst hit while FMCG stocks showed some strength.

Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensex ended at 18038.39, down 128.64 points or 0.71 per cent. The index touched a high of 18203.92 and low of 17997.46.

National Stock Exchange’s Nifty closed at 5417.40, down 34.70 points or 0.64 per cent. The broader index hit a low of 5397.40 and high of 5465.25 in today’s trade.

BSE Midcap Index was up 0.09 per cent and BSE Smallcap Index moved 0.21 per cent lower.

Amongst the sectoral indices, BSE Metal Index was down 1.42 per cent, BSE Realty Index declined 1.19 per cent and BSE Capital Goods Index slipped 0.99 per cent.

HUL (1.51%), ITC (1.28%), Hero Honda (0.30%), NTPC (0.23%) and Bharti Airtel (0.19%) were amongst the top Sensex gainers.

Cipla (-3.71%), Reliance Infrastructure (-3.45%), Jaiprakash Associates (-2.57%), Reliance Communications (-2.29%) and ICICI Bank (-1.86%) were amongst the major losers.