Mumbai: Retreating from one-week high levels, the benchmark Sensex today slid over 42 points to decline for the first time in five days on losses in TCS, HDFC and Bharti Airtel shares as investors booked profits.
The index, which rose over 167 points in previous four sessions, started the day on a positive note but failed to hold onto gains. Selling in IT, banking and metal weighed. The BSE Sensex ended at 20,334.27, down 42.29 points or 0.21 per cent. Intra-day, it touched a high of 20,434.50 and a low of 20,312.21.
Overall, 16 constituents of 30-share Sensex fell while 14 like RIL, L&T and ITC rose. The 50-share National Stock Exchange index Nifty fell by 9.75 points, or 0.16 per cent, to end at 6,053.45 after moving between 6,083.05 and 6,046.40 during the day.