Equity benchmarks continued to consolidate with a negative bias. Asia turned mixed and European stocks are also likely to open mixed as UK general elections’ results indicated possibility of a hung parliament.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 59.06 points at 31,154.30 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 19.95 points to 9,627.30.
Maruti Suzuki hit a fresh record high intraday, up nearly 2 percent after a media report indicated that the company plans to spend Rs 1,000 crore in land acquisition this year.
Reliance Industries continued to support the market, up nearly 1 percent followed by HDFC Bank. HDFC rebounded after early losses while TCS remained higher.
Infosys continued to be leading contributor to Sensex’ losses, down 2 percent followed by ITC, Adani Ports, L&T, Tata Motors, SBI.
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