Sensex falls 123 pts as investors book profit in RIL, banks, auto stocks – Business Standard

: Benchmark indices ended a volatile session near the lowest point of the day amid an intesified selling in FMCG, financial, and realty stocks, along with profit-taking in heavyweights like Reliance Industries, Tech Mahindra, TCS, L&T, and Bharti Airtel.

The 30-share BSE barometer closed at 52,852 levels, down 123.5 points or 0.23 per cent, while its NSE counterpart shut shop 32 points or 0.2 per cent lower at 15,824-mark. The broader markets, however, outperformed the frontline indices with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices adding 0.06 per cent and 0.34 per cent, respectively.

Globally, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged over 4 per cent while South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.9 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei, meanwhile, gained 1 per cent. In Europe, the pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.34 per cent in early deals. Moreover, all three main indices were trading in the red too.
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