For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Sensex down 1.35 percent; bank, IT stocks plummet

By Super

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 1.35 percent down Thursday afternoon owing to heavy selling pressure in banking, information technology (IT) and capital goods stocks.

Markets remained lacklustre, due to foreign cues such as US job growth data to be released Friday as well as perceived domestic political uncertainties following speculations about early general elections.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the red at 18,731.38 points, was trading at 18,547.31 points in the late afternoon session, down 254.33 points or 1.35 percent from its previous day's close at 18,801.64 points.


The Sensex slumped to a low of 18,544.86 points in intra-day trade and touched a high of 18,733.62 points.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading 1.61 percent or 91.25 points down at 5,581.65 points in the afternoon session.

The BSE bank index was down 245.93 points, followed by IT index, lower by 166.35 points; capital goods index, down 137.92 points; metal index down 117.92 points and consumer durables index, which fell by 116.13 points.

Read more about: sensex nifty
Company Search
Enter the first few characters of the company's name or the NSE symbol or BSE code and click 'Go'
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Goodreturns sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Goodreturns website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more