Sensex Falls 155 Points on Profit-Booking, Global Cues
The 30-share Sensex, after opening a shade higher at 38,050.07, quickly slipped below the 38,000-mark. It hit a low of 37,815.75 during the day, before finally finishing at 37,869.23 -- down 155.14 points, or 0.41 percent.
The index had gained 137 points to close at a lifetime high of 38,024.37 yesterday.
The NSE Nifty too lost 41.20 points, or 0.36 percent, to finish at 11,429.50. It had ended at a record high of 11,470.70 yesterday.
However, both the key indices finished with gains for the third week in a row.
Meanwhile, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 85.39 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought equities worth Rs 370.68 crore yesterday, provisional data showed.
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