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BSE Sensex ends flat as realty, auto stocks under pressure

The 30-scrip Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange closed at 17,105.30 points, up 1.99 points - or 0.01 per cent - from its previous day close of 17,103.31 points.

BT Online Bureau | July 17, 2012 | Updated 16:56 IST

The BSE Sensex closed flat on Tuesday with realty, automobile and power stocks emerging as the worst performers.

The 30-scrip index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed at 17,105.30 points, up 1.99 points - or 0.01 per cent - from its previous day close of 17,103.31 points.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange closed 0.08 per cent - or 4.40 points - down at 5,192.85 points.

The BSE realty index was down 24.99 points. And so were automobile index, down 130.61 points, and power index, down 26.10 points.

The major Sensex losers were (provisional closing): Bajaj Auto, down 2.51 percent at Rs 1,446; TCS, down 1.96 percent at Rs 1,186.45; BHEL, down 1.85 percent at Rs 225.75; Mahindra and Mahindra, down 1.66 percent at Rs 705.80; and Tata Motors, down 1.50 percent at Rs 225.85.

The major Sensex gainers were (provisional closing): Wipro, up 2.10 percent at Rs 363; Dr Reddys Lab, up 1.70 percent at Rs 1,704.04; ITC, up 1.55 percent at Rs 255.80; Sun Pharma, up 1.29 percent at Rs 629; and Coal India, up 0.87 percent at Rs 354.55.

With inputs from IANS

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