Market Now: CG Consumer Electricals, Blue Star keep consumer durables index down

May 18, 2018

NEW DELHI: The BSE Consumer Durables index was trading 0.35 per cent down at 21,573 around 01:15 pm on Friday, with shares of Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals (down 2.80 per cent) and VIP Industries (down 2.63 per cent) as top losers.

Stocks such as Blue Star (down 2.34 per cent), PC Jeweller (down 2.01 per cent), Bajaj Electricals (down 1.51 per cent), Symphony (down 1.45 per cent) and TTK Prestige (down 0.50 per cent) were also incurring losses.

On the other hand, Rajesh Exports (up 1.02 per cent), Whirlpool of India (up 0.58 per cent) and Titan Company (up 0.47 per cent) were trading up.

Equity benchmarks were in the negative territory on unabated foreign fund outflows and surging global crude oil prices.

The BSE Sensex was 197 points down at 34,952, the NSE Nifty50 index was down 58 points at 10,625.

In the Sensex index, 7 stocks were advancing, while 24 were declining in trade.

Adani Ports, Tata Motors, ICICI Bank and Sun Pharma declined up to 3 per cent in the Sensex index.

On the contrary, Bajaj Auto, Hindustan Unilever and ITC were trading with gains of over 1 per cent.

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