Sensex listless; GAIL touches 52-week low, BPCL falls 3%
26 April 2012
The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty stayed listless since the early trade on expiry day. Hero Motocorp, GAIL and BPCL topped the selling list, falling 3% each while Jindal Steel was the top gainer among largecaps, gaining over 3%.
The BSE benchmark moved up just 5.57 points to 17,156.86 and the NSE benchmark was flat at 5,201.90. The broader markets too were lacklustre today.
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Shares of GAIL India, country's largest gas transmission and marketing company, touched a 52-week low of Rs 324.65 on Thursday. The stock fell as much as 3.55% intraday.
Index heavyweights Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and Larsen & Toubro gained 0.2% each. India's top IT exporters TCS and Infosys were up 1.23% and 0.9%, respectively.
Cigarette major ITC was up over 1% while FMCG company HUL declined 1%.