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Sensex Slips For 2nd Day, Global Cues Weigh

The Sensex ended lower by 13.89 points, or 0.04 per cent, at 31,283.64. The gauge had lost 14.04 points in the previous session.

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Benchmark Nifty slipped 4 points to end at 9,653.50 on Wednesday (21 June) following selling in media, finance service, FMCG and banking counters.

In overseas markets, European stocks were trading higher, led by tech and consumer-related shares.

Asian shares ended on a mixed note amid speculation on whether China would be added to the MSCI emerging markets index on the fourth try.

The NSE 50-share Nifty index opened higher at 9,670.50 and hovered between 9,676.50 and 9,643.75 before finishing at 9,653.50, a marginally fall of 4.05 points, or 0.04 per cent.

It saw an intra-day movement of about 32.75 points.

Sector-wise, media fell 0.88 per cent, finance service 0.44 per cent, FMCG 0.27 per cent, private bank 0.19 per cent, pharma 0.08 per cent and PSU bank 0.07 per cent.

However, IT gained 0.90 per cent, metal 0.21 per cent, realty 0.19 per cent and energy 0.17 per cent.

Nifty mid-cap and small-cap indices recovered from Tuesday (20 June) losses and gained 0.11 per cent and 0.18 per cent, respectively.

Major index gainers were Tata Power (5.19 per cent), Tata Motors (3.33 per cent), Tata Motors DVR (1.87 per cent), ONGC (1.84 per cent), Cipla (1.50 per cent), Infosys (1.55 per cent), Tech Mahindra (1.43 per cent) and HCL Tech (1.38 per cent).

Losers included ICICI Bank (8.78 per cent), Power Grid (1.93 per cent), Eicher Motors (1.86 percent), Lupin (1.67 per cent), Axis Bank (1.60 per cent) and GAIL (1.43 per cent).

A total of 954 scrips declined, 729 advanced, while 75 remained unchanged.

Total securities that hit their price bands were 117.

Turnover in the cash segment rose to Rs 22,111.75 crore from Rs 27,168.65 crore on Tuesday (20 June).

A total of 10,239.52 lakh shares changed hands in 86,04,906 trades.

The market capitalisation of listed firms on the NSE stood at Rs 1,25,90,994.88 crore.


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