Sensex declines 47.77 points

The BSE Sensex on Friday lost 47.77 points to settle at 65,970.04.

Mumbai, Nov 24 : The BSE Sensex on Friday lost 47.77 points to settle at 65,970.04, as selling was seen in technology, IT, oil & gas, and FMCG stocks.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) eased 7.30 points to 19,794.70.

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The Sensex opened on a weak note at 66,000.29 in the opening session. During the day, it dropped nearly 123 points to 65,894.05, days low, before closing at 65,970.04, sliding 47.77 points from its previous close.

The stocks that dragged the market were technology by 0.89 pc, IT by 0.88 pc, FMCG by 0.49 pc, and oil and gas by 0.42 pc.

In scrips, TCS by 1.54 pc to Rs 3455, HCL Technologies by 1.46 pc to Rs 1309.75, Wipro by 1.37 pc to Rs 396.65, and Tata Motors by 0.98 pc to Rs 673.20.

The gainers were Axis Bank by 0.96 pc to Rs 1008.6, ICICI Bank by 0.60 pc to Rs 928.60, HDFC Bank by 0.51 pc to Rs 1529.50, and JSW Steel by 0.44 pc to Rs 779.

The Mid Cap eased by 0.13 pc and the Small Cap by 0.14 pc.

In 30 scrips, 16 were advanced, while 14 were declined.