Sensex falls 269.03 points

Mumbai, June 21 (UNI) The equity market, which was on top in the last five sessions, got a brake on Friday as the BSE Sensex slipped 269.03 points to settle at 77209.90 on profit booking by local operators amid weak global cues.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell 65.90 points to 23501.10.

The Sensex rallied 251 points to open at 77729.48. It was spurted 330 points at 77808.45 days high.

In late trade, it was nosedived 676 pts at 76802 pts, days low, before closing at 77209.90, down 269.03 pts from its previous close.

Stocks that dragged the market were Oil and Gas by 1.28 pc, FMCG by 1.08 pc, Energy by 1.02 pc, and Realty by 0.75 pc.

The NSE registered days high and low at 23,667.10 and 23,398.20 pts, respectively.

In 30 scrips, 11 advanced while 19 declined.

The midcap fell by 0.26 pc, while the small cap rose by 0.06 pc.

The losers were Ultracemco by 2.22 pc to Rs 10662.95, L&T by 1.78 pc to Rs 3533.10, Tata Motors by 1.74 pc to Rs 961.05, and Nestle India Ltd by 1.71 pc to Rs 2495.90.

The gainers were Bharti Airtel by 1.65 pc to Rs 1403.95, Infosys by 0.75 pc to Rs 1526.65, JSW Steel by 0.54 pc to Rs 934.50, and TCS by 0.35 pc to Rs 3799.70.

The Asian market was also down, as Hang Seng fell by 1.70 pc, Taiwan Weighted by 0.66 pc, and Kospi by 0.84 pc.

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