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Sensex down 27 points; auto, banking stocks fall

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Mumbai, Dec 3 :

A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets fell 27 points Tuesday due to selling pressure in FMCG, auto and banking stocks.

Mumbai-Stock-Exchange SmallThe 30-scrip S&P Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the negative at 20,857.85 points, was trading at 20,870.61 points in the afternoon session, down 0.13 percent or 27.40 points from its previous day close at 20,898.01 points.

The Sensex touched a low of 20,826.73 points and high of 20,927.05 points in the intra-day.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading 0.25 percent or 15.65 points down at 6,202.20 points.

There was selling pressure in FMCG, auto, banking and PSU stocks, while some buying support was witnessed in metal, oil and gas, IT and power sectors.

The BSE’s FMCG index of the BSE was down 0.69 percent, the auto index fell 0.50 percent, the banking index was down 0.35 percent and the PSU index was trading 0.31 percent lower.  (IANS)