Indian benchmark indices continued to hover in red during the noon trading session amid heavy sellingin in index heavyweights including IndusInd Bank, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, Tata Steel Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank among others.
The Indian rupee extended the morning losses and trading at day's low at 71.48 per dollar against Wednesday's close of 71.33 .
Among individuals, Share price of NBCC India fell 3 percent on February 13 after the company reported a 41 percent fall in consolidated net profit at Rs 49.53 crore for the quarter ended December.
At 12:35 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 41368.67 down by -197.23 points or by -0.47 % and then NSE Nifty was at 12141.85 down by -59.35 points or by -0.49 %.
Sensex touched intraday high of 41709.3 and intraday low of 41350.24 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 12225.65 and intraday low of 12139.8
The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were State Bank of India (Rs. 329.25,+2.89%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 1299.70,+2.45%), Nestle India Ltd. (Rs. 16447.70,+0.97%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 536.05,+0.96%), Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Rs. 2181.30,+0.50%), among others.
The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1253.95,-1.82%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 104.85,-1.78%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 440.30,-1.71%), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 540.55,-1.59%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1688.70,-1.52%), among others.
Among the sectors, CDS index was at 27034.74 up by 323.71 points or by 1.21%. PC Jeweller Ltd. (Rs. 21.95,+5.02%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 1300.85,+2.54%), Whirlpool of India Ltd. (Rs. 2280.85,+0.97%), Symphony Ltd. (Rs. 1339.45,+0.81%), TTK Prestige Ltd. (Rs. 5906.10,+0.75%),.
Realty index was at 2371.59 down by -24.05 points or by -1%. Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd. (Rs. 2.49,-4.96%), Sobha Ltd. (Rs. 371.05,-3.50%), Prestige Estates Projects Ltd. (Rs. 364.00,-2.08%), Godrej Industries Ltd. (Rs. 1124.60,-1.67%), Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (Rs. 91.35,-1.51%),.
The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2492 , shares advanced were 1006 while 1329 shares declined and 157 were unchanged.