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Mkts end flat: Midcaps, metal, realty outperform

The cues were not very encouraging as most of the indices.

News18test sharma |

Updated:March 27, 2008, 10:36 AM IST
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Mkts end flat: Midcaps, metal, realty outperform
The cues were not very encouraging as most of the indices.

Mumbai: The markets ended the day on a flat note amid a choppy and a range bound session on the F&O expiry day. The broader markets were relative out performers.

The cues were not very encouraging as most of the indices closed in red with moderate losses.

FMCG, metal, realty stocks outperformed. Realty sector was up nearly 3% followed by metal and FMCG. But selling pressure is seen in bank, power, IT stocks.

But the markets in March series have seen steep fall - with Nifty down 8.4%. SBI, Tata Steel among the top losers.

Sensex closed down 71.27 points or 0.44 per cent at 16015.56, and the Nifty up 1.40 points or 0.03% at 4830.25.

About 1607 shares have advanced, 1383 shares declined, and 72 shares are unchanged.

The BSE Midcap Index ended flat at 6,276.26. The BSE Small cap Index ended at 7,526.78 up 1.2%.

The BSE Bankex closed at 8,176.66 down 1.5%. IOB, ICICI Bank, Centurion bank, Axis closed in red.

The BSE Capital Goods Index closed at 13,714.74 down 0.6 per cent. L&T, BHEL, Suzlon, Reliance Infra, Siemens, Triveni Engineering closed lower.

The BSE Auto Index closed at 4,532.68 down 1.2 per cent. Apollo Tyres, Escorts, Ashok Leyland, Hind Motors closed higher.

The BSE Metal Index closed at 13,853.98 up 0.8 per cent. SAIL, JSW Steel, Jindal Steel, Jindal Stainless, Hind Zinc closed higher.

The BSE FMCG Index closed up 2 per cent at 2,280.38. HUL, Colgate, ITC, Nestle, Dabur ended higher.

BSE Oil and Gas Index closed at 9,717.56 down 0.6%. BPCL, HPCL, IOC, Reliance Natura, GAIL ended lower.

The BSE IT Index was at 3,579.75 down 3%. HCL, Infosys, Tech mahindra, TCS, Tech Mahindra closed lower.

The NSE cash turnover was at Rs 15408.98 crore and the NSE F&O turnover was at Rs 64308.86 crore. The BSE cash turnover was Rs 6360.72 crore. Total market wide turnover was at Rs 86078.56 crore.

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