The benchmark Sensex was trading down by nearly 110 points
as the May derivatives series began on a sluggish note, tracking
a weak trend in global markets.

The 30-share BSE index Sensex was down 112.93 points or 0.38
Percent at 29,916.81 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was
down 40.7 points or 0.44 percent at 9,301.45.

Among BSE sectoral indices, realty index fell the most by 2.00
Per cent, FMCG 1.05 percent, consumer durables 0.5 percent
and TECk 0.45 percent. On the other hand, metal index was up
1.38 percent, auto 0.86 per cent, PSU 0.72 percent and
infrastructure 0.42 percent.

Top five Sensex gainers were Maruti (+3.03%), ONGC (+2.56%),
State Bank of India (+1.67%), Asian Paints (+1.12%) and Adani
Ports (+1.08%), while the major losers were HDFC (-2.06%), ITC
(-2.02%), HDFC Bank (-1.72%), HUL (-1.31%) and Bharti Airtel (-
1.27%).The Sensex slipped below the 30,000-mark by falling
82.21 points or 0.27 percent to 29,947.53. Similarly, the Nifty
too fell 34.35 points or 0.37 percent to 9,307.80.

Continued selling by participants mirroring a weak trend in
Other Asian bourses dampened the trading sentiment. Caution
Prevailed as investors were not keen to raise bets at the
Prevailing record levels despite the start of May futures and
Options series in the derivatives segment.

Asian stocks slipped on Friday as investors took profits after a
Strong week, while the Korean won weakened after US
President Donald Trump said he would renegotiate or
Terminate a trade deal with South Korea.

MARKET MEASURE
EXCHANGE ADVANCE DECLINE UNCHG. T/O
NSE 732 765 87 26536.56

CHART ANALYSIS
SCRIP R2 R1 PIVOT S1 S2
NIFTY 50 9378 9354 9333 9010 9285