Sensex, Nifty continued to trade in red during the late noon trading session tracking weak cues from the global peers after China's Hubei province reported a record rise in the coronavirus death toll on Thursday, as global health experts warned the epidemic could get far worse before it is brought under control. Health officials in Hubei province said 242 people had died from the flu-like virus on Wednesday that brought the total number of deaths in the province to 1,310.
The Indian rupee erases some of its losses but trading lower at 71.43 per dollar against Wednesday's close of 71.33.
Vakrangee share price rose 4 percent on February 13 after company's consolidated Q3FY20 net profit jumped 478 percent at Rs 21.4 crore including one-time gain of Rs 2.9 crore.
After suffering losses for three consecutive sessions, shares of Yes Bank surged 8 percent on BSE on February 13, a day after the company said it had received non-binding expressions of interest ("EOIs") from several prominent investors.
At 14:35 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 41399.92 down by -165.98 points or by -0.4 % and then NSE Nifty was at 12158.75 down by -42.45 points or by -0.35 %.
Sensex touched intraday high of 41709.3 and intraday low of 41338.31 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 12225.65 and intraday low of 12139.8
The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 1298.40,+2.35%), State Bank of India (Rs. 327.45,+2.33%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 418.55,+1.00%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 534.85,+0.73%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 786.70,+0.72%), among others.
The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1229.45,-3.74%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 440.10,-1.75%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 104.90,-1.73%), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 540.95,-1.52%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1690.70,-1.40%), among others.
Among the sectors, CDS index was at 27017.86 up by 306.83 points or by 1.15%. PC Jeweller Ltd. (Rs. 21.70,+3.83%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 1298.40,+2.35%), Symphony Ltd. (Rs. 1339.00,+0.78%), Whirlpool of India Ltd. (Rs. 2274.65,+0.69%), Blue Star Ltd. (Rs. 801.80,+0.64%),.
Bankex index was at 35757.35 down by -336.54 points or by -0.93%. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1229.45,-3.74%), City Union Bank Ltd. (Rs. 220.00,-3.30%), RBL Bank Ltd. (Rs. 326.00,-1.93%), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 540.95,-1.52%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1690.70,-1.40%),.
The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2739 , shares advanced were 1092 while 1465 shares declined and 182 were unchanged.