Nifty off record highs, down 10 pts

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Nifty off record highs, down 10 pts

Mumbai, Apr 27 (PTI) Snapping its three-session rise, the

NSE Nifty today retreated from record highs to settle lower by

10 points at 9,342 due to emergence of profit-booking.

The benchmark index started on a positive note but later

faced choppiness on the day of F&O expiry of April series.

The NSE 50-share index opened at 9,359.15 and hovered in

the range of 9,322.65 and 9,367.15 before settling at

9,342.15, showing a loss of 9.70 points, or 0.10 per cent. It

saw an intra-day movement of 44.50 points.

The Asian market ended mixed and European shares opened

lower.

Nifty FMCG fell 0.98 per cent, followed by metal 0.95 per

cent, pharma 0.95 per cent, PSU banks 0.82 per cent and auto

0.17 per cent.

While, gains were seen in private banks 0.54 per cent, IT

0.46 per cent, media 0.42 per cent and banks 0.38 per cent.

The broader mid-cap traded sluggish, while small-cap

gained slightly.

Major index losers were — Aurobindo Pharma (3.82 per

cent), Lupin (2.54 per cent), Axis Bank (2.04 per cent), ITC

(1.75 per cent) and Tata Steel (1.75 per cent).

The gainers included Yes Bank (3.81 per cent), IOC

(2.20 per cent), ACC (2.15 per cent), Kotak Bank (1.81 per

cent) and Ambuja Cement (1.42 per cent).

A total of 727 shares advanced and 937 declined, while

92 ruled steady.

Total securities that hit their price bands were 112.

Turnover in the cash segment climbed to Rs 31,047.74

crore, from Rs 29,475.33 crore yesterday.

A total of 13,626.78 lakh shares changed hands in

9,148,302 trades. The market capitalisation of listed of

firms stood at Rs 12,291,969 crore.

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