The BSE Sensex opened at 19,367.26; about 4 points higher compared to its previous closing of 19,362.55, and has touched a high and a low of 19,419.11 and 19,179.33 respectively.
The index is currently trading at 19,226.60, down by 135.95 points or 0.70%. There were 3 stocks advancing against 24 declines while 3 stocks remain unchanged on the index.
The overall market breadth has made a weak start with 31.62% stocks advancing against 64.16% declines. The broader indices were trading in-line with benchmarks; the BSE Mid cap and Small cap indices declined by 0.74% and 0.69% respectively.
The top losing sectoral indices on the BSE were, Bankex down by 1.46%, Consumer Durables down by 1.22%, Auto down by 1.16%, Metal down by 0.79% and Capital Goods down by 0.72%, while there were no gainers on the sectoral index.
The top losers on the Sensex were HDFC Bank was down by 2.52%, Bajaj Auto was down by 2.41%, Bharti Airtel was down by 2.36%, Jindal Steel was down by 2.14% and Gail India was down by 2.12%.
On the flip side, Maruti Suzuki up by 0.84%, Hindustan Unilever up by 0.34% and Hero MotoCorp up by 0.29% were the only gainers on the Sensex.
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