Sensex, Nifty Slip at Closing Bell Ahead of Q2 GDP Data Result

At close on Friday. the Sensex was down 336.36 points, while Nifty was down 95.20 points.

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After a two-day run, the benchmark indices cooled off and ended lower, but recovered from the day's low on the back of buying seen in the last hour of trade.

At close on Friday, 29 November, the Sensex was down 336.36 points or 0.82 percent at 40793.81, while Nifty was down 95.20 points or 0.78 percent at 12056. About 1,210 shares have advanced, 1,318 shares declined, and 182 shares are unchanged.

Zee Entertainment, Yes Bank, HUL, SBI and Dr Reddys Laboratories were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers include Bharti Infratel, Adani Ports, Bharti Airtel, HDFC Bank and NTPC, according to moneycontrol.

All the sectoral indices ended in the red, led by the metal, auto, pharma, PSU bank, FMCG, IT and infra.

Earlier in the opening trade, equity markets faced losses.

30-share BSE Sensex opened flat at 41,138.26 but soon slipped into losses. At 9:40 am, the index had lost close to 150 points and was trading under the key 41,000-mark.

The broader 50-share NSE Nifty too shed more than quarter a percent after opening above 12,100.

In the early trade, Yes Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising up to 4 per cent, followed by Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors, Tech Mahindra, NTPC and Axis Bank.

On the other hand, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank and Infosys were trading in the red.

On Thursday, the Sensex rose to an all-time high (intra-day) of 41,163.79 before setting up by 109.56 points or 0.27 per cent at 41,130.17 -- its record closing high. The Nifty too closed at a fresh life-time high of 12,151.15, up by 50.45 points or 0.42 per cent over the previous close.

(With inputs from Moneycontrol)

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