Vedanta was leading the pack of Sensex gainers, rising 3 per cent.
MRF, Bharat Forge, Arvind and Uflex were among the 331 stocks that hit 52-week lows on BSE.
As investors’ risk appetite plumbed new low, many resorted to profit booking on every rise.
A surge in global crude oil prices capped the gains of the benchmarks.
Most sectors fell prey to the selling spree and all sectoral indices closed in the red on BSE.
Technical analysts see stock-specific opportunities in this market.
Weakness in the Indian rupee following a surge in global crude oil prices dampened the mood.
Investors avoided fresh bets in Indian equities, mirroring a recent trend.
YES Bank surged 29 per cent after RBI cleared it of any disparity in reporting bad loans.
Uninspiring Q3 earnings and anxiety around general elections continued to hit market mood.
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