Sensex ends 90 points lower; Nifty settles at 9985-level

Sensex ends 90 points lower; Nifty settles at 9985-level

The NSE Nifty too rose 36.60 points, or 0.36 per cent, to 10,021.40. BSE Sensex was up by over 83 points or 0.26% at 31,917.72 while the wider Nifty was up by over 31 points or 0.31% at 10,015.95. About 1,129 shares declined against 456 advancing shares on the BSE. In the pre-opening session on Thursday, Sensex was up over 100 points while Nifty was above 9950.

"Sectorally, except IT and energy, all the sectors of broader market have closed in the negative".

Among BSE sectoral indices, realty index gained the most by 1.11 per cent, followed by healthcare 0.87 per cent, metal 0.65 per cent and IT 0.64 per cent.

IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is expected to be the first blue-chip company to come out with its second quarter (Q2) results on October 12. The Indian rupee opened flat at 65.13 per dollar on Thursday versus previous close 65.14.

In terms of investments, provisional data with the exchanges showed that foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold scrips worth Rs 107.95 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased stocks worth Rs 233.80 crore.

In the Sensex kitty, Sun Pharma topped the gainers list by climbing 2.42 per cent to Rs 538.50 after the company said it has received establishment inspection report (EIR) from the U.S. health regulator for its Dadra facility. On the other hand, banking index was down 0.31 per cent and consumer durables 0.02 per cent.

Biggest losers in the 30-share index were Tata Motors (2.02%), State Bank Of India (1.97%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (1.47%), Tata Steel (1.40%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (1.22%), and Maruti Suzuki India (0.98%).

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