Snapping a four-day upsurge, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index, Sensex, on Monday closed 31 points down to 17398.98 on profit booking in FMCG and auto sectors amid worries overmonsoon.
The Sensex, which had gained over 547 points in the last four trading sessions, moved between 17486.57 and 17363.04 range as trading remained listless.
Out of the 30-share index, 16 stocks including HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel and Sterlite Industries while 13 scrips including ITC, Jindal Steel, HUL and Tata Motors ended lower.
Brokers said market mood was partly dampened as global slowdown and deceleration in manufacturing pulled down India’s May exports by 4.16 per cent to $25.68 billion. However, market participants seem to have ignored data that showed the country’s manufacturing sector inched up in June.
FMCG and auto sectoral indices logged losses while realty, consumer durables and PSU indices gained 1-2.3 per cent.
Similarly, the 50-share National Stock Exchange index Nifty closed 0.30 points down to 5278.60.