Continued its losing streak for the fifth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by a
The 30-share index was trading down by 103.90 points, or 0.37 percent, to 27,782.31 with stocks of healthcare, IT, teck, FMCG, auto and banking sectors leading the fall. The gauge had lost 1,158.23 points in the previous four sessions.
On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange Nifty shed 42.30 points, or 0.50 percent, to 8,405.80.
Brokers said persistent selling by participants following weak earnings by some companies mainly dampened the sentiment.
Besides, weakness in the rupee that fell to over 1-month low of Rs 63.15 against the dollar also triggered selling activity, they said.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose by 1.14 percent and Japan’s Nikkei moved up by 0.90 percent in early trade Tuesday.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.17 percent higher in Monday’s trade.