Sensex Information - Declined 25 points

The S&P Benchmark Sensex fell by 25 points in late morning trade at the special trading session today tracking the overnight weak closing for the US Stocks.

The stock exchanges are conducting a special live trading session today as the National Stock Exchange (NSE) is testing its software.

The Sensex resumed slightly lower at 21,752.44 and moved in a range of 21,762.38 and 21,726.42 before quoting at 21,728.66 at 11.30 hrs, showing a loss of 25.09 points or 0.12 per cent from its last close.

The NSE 50 - share Nifty also moved down by 2.75 points or 0.04 per cent to 6,490.45 at 11.30 hrs.

Major losers were Hindalco Ind (1.06 per cent) , Dr Reddy's Lab (0.56 per cent), Infosys (0.40 per cent) and Axis Bank (0.39 per cent), while gainers were M&M (0.78 per cent) , Sun Pharma (0.62 per cent), Bharti Airtel (0.56 per cent ) and Hero Motocorp(0.35 per cent).

US Stocks dropped yesterday pressured by a sell - off in the healthcare sector, but major equity indexes still posted solid weekly gains.

Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 4,222.10 crore yesterday according to provisional data from the stock exchanges.

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