Mumbai, Dec 20: The benchmark Sensex failed to hold early gains and lost more than 52 points on the Bombay Stock Exchange at 1115 hours today as funds and retail investors
turned sellers at improved levels.
The 30-share sensitive index, Sensex, which rose by over 186 points in early trading, fell back to quote 52.64 points down at 13,329.37.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange, Nifty, fell by 15.45 points at 3,816.55. It had recovered to 3,883.15 points in early trade.
Major losers, which dragged the Sensex down were, BHEL, Larsen and Toubro, Grasim Industries, Tata Motors, HDFC Bank, Dr Reddy`s Lab, HDFC Ltd, Maruti Udyog, Satyam Computers, Reliance Industries, Hero Honda, Reliance Capital, Reliance Communication, Reliance Energy and ACC.