Sensex falls 168.66 pts

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex on Monday declined 168.66 pts to settle at 71,315.09 as selling was seen in Realty, Bankex and Utilities stocks.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) eased 38 pts at 21,418.65.

The NSE posted days high and low at 21,482.80 and 21,365.35 pts respectively.

Registering all time high on Friday, the Sensex opened weak at 71,437.35. During the day it was dropped 341 prs at 71,142.29, days low, before closing at 71,315.09, sliding 168.66 pts from its previous close.

The stocks that dragged the market were, Realty by 0.98 pc followed by Bankex by 0.58 pc, Utilities by 0.34 pc and Financial Services by 0.32 pc.

However, the gainers like Sun Pharma, Reliance Industries, Titan and Bajaj Finance restricted from further losses.

The Mid Cap rose by 0.28 pc and Small Cap by 0.48 pc.

In 30 scrips, 10 advanced while 20 declined.

The losers were ICICI Bank by 1.26 pc to Rs 1024, ITC by 1.07 pc to Rs 455.40, Powergrid by 1.05 pc to Rs 234.95 and IndusInd Bank by 1.06 pc to Rs 1554.35.

The gainers were Sun Pharma by 1.38 pc to Rs 1253.50, Reliance Industries by 1.07 pc to Rs 2520.45, Titan by 0.82 pc to Rs 3630.30 and Bajaj Finance by 0.82 pc to Rs 7579.13.

UNI

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