The 30-share barometer declined 71.69 points, or 0.28 percent, to 24,722.27, with sectoral indices led by IT, technology and FMCG leading the fall.

  • The index had risen some 1,792 points in the previous six sessions.
  • Also, the NSE Nifty was trading lower by 19.80 points, or 0.26 percent, at 7,512.
  • Equity brokers said that apart from profit-booking in recent gainers, a mixed trend at other Asian markets was mainly responsible for a break in the six-session long rising spree on the domestic bourses here.
  • Shares of Infosys, TCS, Hindustan Unilever, Bharti Airtel, Dr Reddy's, BHEL, ITC, Sun Pharma, Wipro, HDFC Bank and RIL saw some profit-booking, which dragged down the indices.
  • Shanghai Composite was quoting 1.12 percent lower while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.74 percent in their morning sessions.
  • Japan's Nikkei was up 0.98 percent.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.21 percent higher in yesterday's trade.

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