Mumbai: Snapping a gaining streak of last four sessions, the BSE Sensex on Tuesday slipped by 340.60 pts to settle at 49,161.71 on profit booking by local operators at higher level.
The Nifty too eased by 91.60 pts to 14,850.75.
The day opened on a weak note at 49,066.45 fell by 436 pts. It was plummeted 514 pts to 48,988.18, days low before closing at 49,161.81, down 340.60 pts from its previous close.
The sensex registered days high and low at 49,304.47 and 48,988.18 pts respectively. The Nifty recorded days high and low at 14,900 and 14,771.40 pts respectively.
The sectoral indices that fell were Metal, Bankex, Finance, IT and Technology stocks. However, selling in Oil and Gas, Power, Utilities and Energy capped from further losses, the broker informed.
The scrips that fell were Kotak Bank, HDFC, Bajaj finance, Bajaj Finserv and Tech Mahindra.
The Mid Cap rose by 0.60 pc and Small Cap by 0.80 pc. In 30 scrips, 11 advanced while 19 declined.