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15.41 PM: Closing Bell: Nifty ends below 14,300, Sensex falls 243 pts; pharma, auto outshine

Market Close: Benchmark indices fell for the second consecutive day amid high volatility on April 20 dragged by the IT and financial stocks.

At close, the Sensex was down 243.62 points or 0.51% at 47,705.80, and the Nifty was down 63.10 points or 0.44% at 14,296.40. About 1603 shares have advanced, 1187 shares declined, and 155 shares are unchanged.

UltraTech Cement, HDFC, HCL Technologies, Grasim Industries and Shree Cements were among the major losers on the Nifty, while gainers included Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC Life, Bajaj Finance and Bajaj Auto.

Auto and pharma indices rose 1 percent each, while IT index shed over 1 percent. BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended in the green.

News Source:- Moneycontrol

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