Equity Benchmark indices ended the day on a lower note, but not before staging a recovery from the day’s low post the RBI’s policy announcement. The Street had factored in the central bank’s decision. A rally in real estate stocks could have helped in the recovery.
The Sensex was declined 46.90 points at 29927.34, while the Nifty was lost 13.30 points at 9251.85. The market breadth was marginally in the positive territory with 1,463 shares having advanced against a decline of 1,408 shares, while 137 shares were unchanged.
Among BSE sectoral indices, FMCG index fell the most by 0.79 per cent, followed by consumer durables 0.64 per cent, health care 0.63 per cent and capital goods 0.21 per cent. On the other hand, realty index was the star-performer and was up 2 per cent, followed by oil & gas 0.92 per cent, power 0.65 per cent and metal 0.4 per cent.