Indian Sensex extends losses for 6th straight day

Titan crashes 6 per cent

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Published: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 1:39 PM

The Indian stock markets’ key indices, Sensex and Nifty, were trading in the red for the sixth straight session on Friday dragged by heavy selling pressure in IT stocks and over 6 per cent slump in Titan.

The 30 stock S&P BSE Sensex was trading 212.23 points or 0.41 per cent down at 51,283.56 points at 1.02 pm, against its previous day’s close at 51,495.79 points.

Earlier, the Sensex started the day with a deep cut at 51,181.99 points and slumped to a low of 50,921.22 points in the early morning trade. The markets witnessed volatility in the morning session. The Sensex jumped into positive and touched a high of 51,634.15 points in the morning trade. However, it came under selling pressure again.

This is the sixth straight day of weakness in the markets. The Sensex had lost 1045.60 points or 1.99 per cent on Thursday. The Sensex had slipped by 152.18 points or 0.29 per cent on Wednesday. The index had slumped by 153.13 points, 1456.74 points and 1016.84 points in the previous three sessions, respectively.

The broader Nifty 50 of the National Stock Exchange was trading 80.05 points or 0.52 per cent down at 15,280.55 points against its previous day’s close at 15,360.60 points.

Earlier, the Nifty 50 started the day sharply down at 15,272.65 points and slumped to a low of 15,183.40 points in the morning trade. The Nifty touched a high of 15,400.40 points in the intra-day.

The Nifty had slumped by 331.55 points or 2.11 per cent on Thursday.

Tata Group’s luxury goods firm Titan Company tumbled 6.13 per cent to Rs1933.80. The scrip has crashed by over 30 per cent from its 52-week high of Rs2767.55 recorded on March 21 on the BSE.

Tata Consultancy Services tumbled 2.94 per cent to Rs3049.95. Wipro slumped 4.46 per cent to Rs403.55. Tech Mahindra slumped 2.57 per cent to Rs950.45. HCL Technologies fell1.65 per cent and Infosys was trading 1.21 per cent down.


Only seven of the 30 scrips that are part of the Sensex were trading in the positive. Bajaj Finserv rose 1.92 per cent to Rs11695.05. Bajaj Finance jumped 1.03 per cent to Rs5338.

The index heavyweight Reliance Industries was trading 1.31 per cent higher at Rs2592.80. ICICI Bank, ITC, Tata Steel and SBI were also trading in the positive. (

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