By Administrator_ India
The Sensex closed modestly lower while the Nifty inched up to a fresh closing high on Wednesday as bulls took a breather amid a subdued trend overseas. Banking and finance stocks succumbed to profit-booking after the sharp-up move in the past few sessions, while IT and FMCG counters bucked the trend.
After touching its all-time high of 56,198.13 in early trade, the 30-share BSE Sensex ended 14.77 points or 0.03 percent lower at 55,944.21.
The broader NSE Nifty, however, ended 10.05 points or 0.06 percent higher at its new closing record of 16,634.65. It touched an all-time high of 16,712.45 during the day.
TCS was the top gainer on the Sensex chart, rising 1.31 percent, followed by Infosys, Reliance Industries, Nestle India, ITC HUL. Bajaj Finserv, were among the laggards, skidding as much as 3.51 percent.
The market breadth was negative, with 22 of the 30 Sensex constituents ending in the red, while the remaining eight mustered gains.
a flattish note due to muted performance by large caps. The broad market was more positive, as midcaps bounced after the correction mode during the month, which lifted the morale of investors.