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Sensex down 186 points; consumer durables fall

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Mumbai, Sep 10 :

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday’s trade down 186 points points or 0.68 percent as consumer durables, oil and gas and capital goods stocks slipped.
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Heavy selling pressure was seen in consumer durables, oil and gas and capital goods, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and information technology (IT) sectors, while marginally healthy buying was observed in bank, power and realty sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,230.94 points, closed the day’s trade at 27,079.32 points (provisional), down 186 points or 0.68 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,265.32 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,251.44 points and a low of 27,018.11 points in the intra-trade.

The S&P BSE consumer durables index was down 164.42 points, oil and gas index slid by 158.52 points, capital goods index dropped by 144.74 points, FMCG index fell by 112.23 points and IT index slipped by 105.53 points.

However, bank index moved up by 19.12 points, realty index was higher by 10.28 points and power index rose 2.59 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also was trading 51.25 points or 0.63 percent down at 8,101.70 points.

(IANS)