Nifty slips below 6,000; FMCG stocks drag

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 09:50 hrs

The BSE index falls 0.64 percent, while the 50-share NSE index is down 0.59 percent, after earlier slipping below the psychologically important 6,000 level.

Profit-booking seen in stocks after the BSE index added 2.4 percent in January to post its third-straight monthly gain.

ITC is down 0.2 percent while Hindustan Unilever falls 2 percent after Morgan Stanley reduced the weightage of consumer staples stocks in its Indian model portfolio.

Bharti Airtel Ltd shares down 2 percent, having earlier fallen as much as 3.8 percent, after October-December profit missed estimates by a wide margin.

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