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Sensex falls 241 pts; Banks, FMCG, IT Stocks among top losers

Tuesday,   12-Feb-2019   03:44 PM (IST)

The frontline indices ended over 0.5 per cent lower weighed by banking and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 36,154, down 241 points or 0.66 per cent, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,831, down 57 points or 0.53 per cent. Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty PSU index, the top loser of day, fell 1.75 per cent led by decline in Bank of India and Union Bank. The Nifty Financial Service index, too ended 1.09 per cent lower dragged by  Edelweiss Financial Services and HDFC. The broader market indices too were trading in line with their benchmark peers. At 2:52 PM, the S&P BSE MidCap index was trading 41 points, or 0.29 per cent lower at 14,076, while S&P BSE SmallCap index was ruling at 13,379, down 72 points or 0.53 per cent.