Sensex takes a hit

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 10:10 hrs

The market opened on a dismal note, tracking weak global cues, and ended with notable losses, despite finding some support past mid afternoon.

The Sensex ended at 19,289.38 (provisional) with a loss of 138.18 points or 0.71%.

The Nifty closed at 5833.80, down 38.80 points or 0.66% at 5833.80.

Metal stocks were among the worst hit in the sell-off.

PSU, automobile, oil and realty stocks too mostly ended notably lower.

Power and bank stocks regained some ground, but still mostly ended weak.

IT stocks started off on a mixed note, but declined later on in the session.

Healthcare and capital goods turned in a mixed performance.

Consumer durables and FMCG stocks outperformed.

The market breadth was weak.

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