Sensex falls from lifetime high on profit-booking

Mumbai, Jul 25: The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped from record-high by falling over 25 points in early trade today as investors booked profits. The 30-share barometer, which had gained 1,264.87 points in the past eight sessions, fell by 25.15 points, or 0.09 per cent, to 26,246.70 after scaling a new lifetime high of 26,300.17 for a while in opening trade.

The gauge had closed at a new record-high of 26,271.85 yesterday. On similar lines, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty shed 10.25 points, or 0.13 per cent, to 7,820.35, after touching a lifetime high of 7,840.95 in opening trade.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose by 0.44 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei moved up by 0.57 per cent in early trade. However, the US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.02 per cent lower in yesterday’s trade.