The BSE benchmark Sensex on Friday fell over 39 points in early trade as selling by funds and retail investors amid a weak trend in global markets.

The 30-share barometer fell by 39.26 points, or 0.20 per cent, to 19,457.92. The index had lost nearly 111 points on Thursday.

Stocks of realty, auto, banking and power sectors declined on increased selling.

Similarly, the wide—based National Stock Exchange index Nifty fell by 18.90 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 5,878.05.

Brokers said a weak trend in the Asian trade, following overnight losses in the US market, dampened the trading sentiment here.

Besides, lower—than—expected quarter earnings by some blue—chip companies also triggered selling, they said.

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