Sensex, Nifty end lower in cautious trade ahead of Friday’s no-confidence motion

The BSE Sensex opened higher and advanced to hit a high of 36,515.58, but soon turned lower and slipped to 36,279.33. It finally settled at 36,351.23, down 22.21 points, or 0.06%.
People watch a large screen displaying India's benchmark share index on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
People watch a large screen displaying India's benchmark share index on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 04:11 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Erasing early gains, the BSE Sensex ended lower by 22 points at 36,351.23 in range-bound trade on Thursday, amid lower-than-expected Q1 results.

Investors were not in a mood to make fresh bets ahead of the voting on the no-confidence motion against the NDA government tabled in the Lok Sabha, brokers said.

A depreciating rupee, which again breached the 69-mark against the dollar in intra-day trade, too weighed on sentiment, they added.

The BSE Sensex opened higher and advanced to hit a high of 36,515.58, but soon turned lower and slipped to 36,279.33. It finally settled at 36,351.23, down 22.21 points, or 0.06%.

The 50-share NSE Nifty too ended 23.35 points, or 0.21% lower at 10,957.10. Intra-day, it shuttled between 11,006.50 and 10,935.45.

Meanwhile, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net of Rs 111.01 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 95.68 crore on Thursday, provisional data released by stock exchanges showed.

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