Sensex down 100 points as banking, auto stocks fall

Mumbai: Key Indian equity indices slumped on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex trading 100 points lower. The decline in banking, auto, and IT stocks dragged the indices lower.

However, power, metal and oil and gas stocks traded higher during the day.

At 1.41 p.m., the Sensex was trading at 41,457.12, lower by 100.88 points or 0.24 percent from the previous close of 41,558 points.

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It had opened at the day’s high of 41,607.49 points and has touched an intra-day low of 41,349.61 points

The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading at 12,226.60, lower by 29.25 points or 0.24 percent.

On the Sensex, the top gainers so far were NTPC, Axis Bank, PowerGrid, ONGC, and Sun Pharmaceutical. The stocks which lost the most so far were Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Nestle India, and ICICI Bank.

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