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Sensex plunges 440 points; Maruti Suzuki, HUL stocks drag

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Dion Global

26 Dec 2018

Indian benchmark indices are trading around 1 per cent lower on Wednesday amid a sharp fall in the global markets. The shares of Maruti Suzuki dropped over 1 percent intraday on December 26 after the company said it is recalling 5,900 Super Carry vehicles over a possible defect in the fuel filter. The shares of Hindustan Unilever dropped over 2 percent intraday in early trade on December 26 after the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) slapped a Rs 383 crore fine for GST profiteering. The domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex was trading 278.17 points down at 35,191.98 on Wednesday on account of selling in frontline bluechip counters. The Shares of Shanti Educational Initiatives (down 14.06 per cent), Ruttonsha International (down 13.28 per cent), Premier (down 10 per cent), Vadilal Industries (down 9.78 per cent), ABM Knowledge (down 8.44 per cent), Vama Industries (down 8.41 per cent), Shreyas Shipping (down 8.35 per cent), Oceanic Foods (down 8.24 per cent) and Symphony (down 7.85 per cent) were among the worst performers.

At 10:15 AM BSE SENSEX was trading at 35030.38 down by -439.77 points or by -1.24 % and then NSE Nifty was at 10559.35 down by -104.15 points or by -0.98 %.

The BSE Sensex touched intraday high of 35443.99 and intraday low of 35027.51 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 10635.45 and intraday low of 10541.3

HCL Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 939.25,+0.08%) was the top gainer of the BSE Sensex. The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were YES Bank Ltd. (Rs. 175.15,-3.82%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 413.00,-2.47%), IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1526.90,-2.40%), Bajaj Finance Ltd. (Rs. 2511.75,-2.08%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 168.80,-2.03%), among others.

On sectoral front BSE Oil & Gas index was at 13440.24 up by -70.07 points or by -0.52%. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 248.90,+1.14%), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 135.95,+0.67%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 366.95,+0.56%), Oil India Ltd. (Rs. 174.45,+0.11%).

In BSE Realty index was at 1776.96 down by -32.57 points or by -1.8%. Phoenix Mills Ltd. (Rs. 559.00,-2.71%), Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (Rs. 86.25,-2.60%), Oberoi Realty Ltd. (Rs. 441.75,-2.24%), DLF Ltd. (Rs. 174.65,-2.18%), Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd. (Rs. 23.20,-2.11%).

While BSE HCS index was at 13500.13 down by -217.48 points or by -1.59%. Panacea Biotec Ltd. (Rs. 157.35,-3.56%), Vimta Labs Ltd. (Rs. 303.50,-3.51%), Kopran Ltd. (Rs. 37.80,-2.95%), Natco Pharma Ltd. (Rs. 678.00,-2.63%), IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Rs. 161.70,-2.62%).

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 1985 , shares advanced were 390 while 1497 shares declined and 98 were unchanged.