Sensex ends in the red

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 10:13 hrs

The Sensex and Nifty ended lower again, with profit taking dragging down blue chip stocks.

Though Asian markets ended on a mixed note, major European markets moved higher.

The Sensex ended around 19,793 (provisional), losing more than 100 points or 0.51%.

The Nifty closed at 6004.60, down 30.15 points or 0.5%.

Realty stocks declined after recent strong gains.

Bank, metal and capital goods stocks too mostly ended weak.

Information technology, auto, power and FMCG stocks closed on a mixed note.

PSU oil stocks had a good outing.

Consumer durables and healthcare stocks moved up.

Midcap and smallcap stocks moved up early on, but ended off their highs.

The market breadth was slightly positive.

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