Sensex down 498 Pts, Nifty 143.45 in first February series, Bank of baroda 11.49% falls

sensex downThe 50-share index ended first day of February series at 8808.90 down 143.45 points or 1.6 per cent. The Sensex which was within striking distance of the 30,000 mark tanked nearly 500 points. The Sensex slumped 498.82 points or 1.7 per cent at 29182.95. About 1258 shares have advanced, 1609 shares declined and 246 shares were unchanged.

Nifty top gainers:- HCL Tech 8.82%, Tata power 3.69%, DLF 2.64%, BPCL 2.34%, Lupin 1.63%, BHEL 1.46%, Jindal steel 1.24%, NTPC 1.20%, IDFC 1.20%, Wipro 0.60%.

Nifty top losers:- Banks of baroda 11.49%, SBIN 5.41%, ICICI bank 5.27%, PNB 4.95%, Dr. Reddy’s 4.05%, Coal India 3.68%, HDFC 3.01%, Asian paints 2.62%, TCS 2.38%, M&M 2.27%.