Sensex trims early losses, down 74 points late morning
Sentiments were subdued after escalating geo-political tensions between the US and North Korea, while capital outflows hovered around the bourses.business Updated: Aug 10, 2017 12:57 IST
The benchmark Sensex pared some of the early losses, but was still down 73.77 points at 31,724.07 in late morning deals, as selling pressure witnessed in key front-line stocks amid weak global cues.
Sentiments were subdued after escalating geo-political tensions between the US and North Korea, while capital outflows hovered around the bourses.
IT, Teck, Metal and Realty witnessed some buying interest.
The Sensex resumed lower at 31,750.73 and hovered in a range of 31,756.27 before quoting 31,588.26 at 1125 hours, down 73.77 points, or 0.23%.
The NSE 50-share Nifty also traded lower by 22.60 points, or 0.23%, to 9,885.45 at 1125 hours.
Major losers were Tata Motors 6.72 per cent, Tata Mtrdvr 6.66%, ONGC 1.48%, SunPharma 1.23%, NTPC 1.12% and Bajaj Auto 1.08%.
Gainers included Infosys 1.57%, Dr Reddy 1.30% and Heromotoco 1.28%.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 841.44 crore on Wednesday, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges and the Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 553.17 crores.
Overseas, Asian stocks were trading lower as investors continued to take risks off the table even as American officials tried to ease concerns amid an escalation in tensions between the US and North Korea.
US stocks closed lower on Wednesday as tensions between North Korea and the US added a dollop of geo-political uncertainty to markets, and as high-profile companies disappointed with their quarterly results.