The BSE Sensex had risen 1,375.99 points, or 4.17% in the previous nine sessions.(Reuters File Photo)
The BSE Sensex had risen 1,375.99 points, or 4.17% in the previous nine sessions.(Reuters File Photo)

Sensex falls over 60 points to snap 9-day winning streak, banking stocks fall

The BSE Sensex ended 63.38 points or 0.18% lower at 34,331.68 on Wednesday, snapping its 9-day winning streak. The broader NSE Nifty too ended 0.21% or 22.50 points lower at 10,526.20.
Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 03:54 PM IST

Stocks took a breather on Wednesday after nine sessions of gains owing to a rush among investors to book profits towards the fag-end amid sustained foreign fund outflows even as global cues were positive.

The BSE Sensex, after resuming higher at 34,443.42, advanced to hit a high of 34,591.81 on buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) as well as retail participants.

However, investors preferred to lock in gains towards the close of the session, with the benchmark finally ending at 34,331.68, down 63.38 points, or 0.18%

The gauge had risen 1,375.99 points, or 4.17% in the previous nine sessions.

The borader NSE Nifty too finished 22.50 points, or 0.21% down at 10,526.20 after hitting the day’s high of 10,594.20 and a low of 10,509.70. It had gained 420.30 points, or 4.15% in the past nine sessions.

Investor sentiment got a boost after the IMF yesterday said India is expected to grow at 7.4% in 2018 and 7.8% in 2019, leaving its nearest rival China behind.

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