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Sensex sheds 199pts; ICICI Bank slumps 7%
Mumbai, Feb 20 (AGENCIES):
Published on 20 Feb. 2009 11:25 PM IST
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The index recovered partially towards the close on account of some short-covering ahead of the extended weekend holidays. The Sensex finally ended with a loss of 199 points at 8,843. Today, the BSE Bankex plunged 3.5% to 4,299. The IT and Metal indices shed 2.7% each at 2,039 and 4,692, respectively. INDEX SHAKERS: ICICI Bank slumped 7% to Rs 336. Reliance Communications tumbled 4.5% to Rs 155. Reliance Infrastructure, TCS plunged around 3.3% each to Rs 491, and Rs 248, respectively. Reliance and Mahindra & Mahindra also shed over 3% each to Rs 1,254 and Rs 281, respectively. Larsen & Toubro and HDFC dropped nearly 3% each to Rs 623 and Rs 1,354, respectively. Tata Steel, Infosys and Jaiprakash Associates slipped around 2.5% each to Rs 168, Rs 1,178 and Rs 67, respectively. Wipro declined 2.3% to Rs 215. VALUE & VOLUME TOPPERS: Educomp Solutions topped the value chart with a turnover of Rs 293.70 crore followed by Reliance (Rs 170.30 crore), ICICI Bank (Rs 127 crore) and SBI (Rs 92 crore). Satyam led the volume chart with trades of around 1.44 crore shares followed by Firstsource (80.20 lakh).

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