Indian benchmarks continued to hover in red duirng the morning deals amid selling in index heavyweights including Tata Steel, YES Bank, Vedanta, Tata Motors and Bharti Airtel among others.
Investors continued to book profit and stayed cautious ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) fifth monetary policy meet that begins today.
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At 10:35 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 40738.33 down by -63.84 points or by -0.16 % and then NSE Nifty was at 12024.65 down by -23.55 points or by -0.2 %.
Sensex touched intraday high of 40885.03 and intraday low of 40687.58 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 12068.6 and intraday low of 12007.3
The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 3218.00,+1.83%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 7218.30,+1.13%), Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Rs. 2430.40,+1.02%), Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Rs. 2039.85,+0.94%), State Bank of India (Rs. 341.35,+0.83%), among others.
The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 407.40,-3.18%), YES Bank Ltd. (Rs. 62.35,-2.65%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 68.35,-2.22%), Vedanta Ltd. (Rs. 141.60,-2.11%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 453.00,-1.21%), among others.
Among sectors, Realty index was at 2176.32 up by 16.86 points or by 0.78%. Prestige Estates Projects Ltd. (Rs. 342.00,+5.95%), Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd. (Rs. 3.98,+3.92%), DLF Ltd. (Rs. 220.70,+1.19%), Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. (Rs. 383.00,+0.79%), Oberoi Realty Ltd. (Rs. 516.60,+0.65%),.
CDS index was at 24900.93 up by 172.91 points or by 0.7%. Whirlpool of India Ltd. (Rs. 2252.00,+4.13%), VIP Industries Ltd. (Rs. 430.05,+1.21%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 1164.10,+0.93%), Blue Star Ltd. (Rs. 802.60,+0.77%), Voltas Ltd. (Rs. 697.00,+0.32%),.
The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 1984 , shares advanced were 806 while 1035 shares declined and 143 were unchanged.