Sensex slipped 155 points to close at 49,591, Nifty at 14,835

Mumbai | Due to the deepening havoc of Corona, the domestic stock market continued to break on Friday on the rise from the previous sessions. The Sensex lost 155 points to close at 49,591 from the previous session, while the Nifty slipped 39 points to 14,835. The metal and power sectors were under selling pressure, while Healthcare saw strong buying. Due to the outbreak of Corona in the country, restrictive measures like lockdown and night curfew have been taken in many cities to curb the virus infection. The Sensex lost 154.89 points, or 0.31 per cent, to close at 49,591.32 from the previous session, while the Nifty fell 38.95 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 14,834.85.

The 30-share Sensex Sensex based on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened with a loss of 2.82 points at 49,743.39 from the previous session and slipped to 49,461.01 during the day’s trading while the Sensex was at an all-time high of 49,906.91. The 50-share Sensex Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 14,882.65, up 8.85 points from the previous session, and slipped to 14,785.85 during the day’s trading, while its upside was 14,918.45.

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The BSE Midcap index lost 15.64 points to close at 20,762.17 from the previous session, while the Smallcap index gained 147.28 points, or 0.69 per cent. Out of 30 Sensex stocks, 14 stocks gained, while 16 stocks closed down. The top five Sensex stocks were Sun Pharma (3.69 per cent), Hindustanliver (2.75 per cent), Tech Mahindra (2.37 per cent), Dr Reddy (1.48 per cent) and Titan (1.14 per cent). The downgraded stocks included Bajaj Finance (3.12 per cent), UltraTech Cement (2.16 per cent), NTPC (2.10 per cent), Axis Bank (1.94 per cent) and Hindustan Unilever (1.79 per cent). –IANS

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