Sensex ends marginally down

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 10:08 hrs

The market edged higher in early trade, but lost its way and closed slightly weak after a highly choppy session on Monday.

The Sensex ended at 20,0093.13 (provisional) with a loss of 10.40 points or 0.05%.

The Nifty closed at 6074.05, down 0.60 points or 0.01%.

Shares from rate sensitive realty, automobile and banking sectors moved higher ahead of RBI's monetary policy.

IT and metal stocks found modest support.

FMCG and pharma stocks ended on a mixed note.

Power, capital goods, consumer durables and oil stocks mostly closed weak.

Midcap and smallcap stocks were mostly subdued.

The market breadth was slightly positive.

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