Sensex falls 37.40 pts

Mumbai: BSE Sensex on Wednesday marginally fell by 37.40 pts to settle at 44,618.04 on profit-booking by local operators at a higher level.

While the Nifty of national stock exchange slightly rose by 4.70 pts at 13,113.75.

The Sensex which was all-time high on Tuesday, opened positive at 44,729.52, up by 74 pts, which remained days high only.

Later, it nosedived 486 pts to 44,169.97, days low. In late trade it was improved, but ended negative only at 44,618.04, easing by 37.40 pts from its previous close.

The Sensex registered days high and low at 44,729.74 and 44,169.97 pts respectively.

The Nifty recorded days high and low at 13,128.50 and 12,983.55 pts respectively.

The sectoral indices that dragged the market were Bankex and Finance, however, strong buying in Metal, Consumer Durable, Realty and Utilities capped from further losses, broker informed.

In scrips, Kotak Bank a top loser, down by 3.29 pc to Rs 1813.35 followed by HDFC Bank, HDFC, ICICI Bank and Nestle India.

The Mid Cap rose by 0.55 pc and Small Cap by 0.68 pc.

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