Sensex rings in Samvat 2069 on weak note, down 52 points
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The first trading session of Samvat 2069 ended on a weak note as the BSE benchmark Sensex erased early gains to close nearly 52 points lower at 18,618.87 in the special 75-minute 'Muhurat' trading on Tuesday after investors preferred to book profits to starting new accounts.
After lifting the Sensex nearly 60 points to 18,732.71 at the outset, the momentum quickly evaporated on profit selling and weak global market trends, closing at 51.47 points, or 0.28 per cent, lower at 18,618.87.
Of the 30-share Sensex, 13 stocks including Bharti Airtel, RIL and ONGC gained while 17 including Tata Motors, HDFC, Infosys and SBI closed with losses.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty declined by 16.75 points, or 0.29 per cent to 5,666.95 led by stocks of IT, realty and banking sectors.
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