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Sensex struggles to keep early momentum, IT a drag

The benchmark Sensex cut down its early gains today and the Nifty moved in a range after healthcare and IT counters came under selling pressure.

business Updated: Jun 16, 2017 12:43 IST
BSE Sensex remained range bound during mid day trade on Friday.
BSE Sensex remained range bound during mid day trade on Friday.(PTI)

The benchmark Sensex cut down its early gains today and the Nifty moved in a range after healthcare and IT counters came under selling pressure.

The Sensex resumed higher at 31,160.47 and firmed up to a high of 31,182.73 in view of higher global cues. However, it read 31,103.30 at 1213 hours, a gain of 27.57 points, or 0.09 %.

The NSE 50-share Nifty moved up marginally by 6.40 points, or 0.07 %, to 9,584.45 at 12:13 hours.

The big gainers were ITC 1.66 %, along with Tata Motors, M&M, GAIL and Coal India.

However, Lupin fell by 3.75 %. Dr Reddy’s Lab, Wipro, Cipla and Sun Pharma too retreated.

Overseas, most Asian stocks were trading higher. US stocks fell for the fourth time in five days as selling in technology shares resumed.

Meanwhile, foreign funds sold shares net Rs 645.35 crore yesterday, as per the provisional figures.