After a brief rally, the market continued to slip. The Sensex is up 78.69 points or 0.3 percent at 26039.47 and the Nifty is up 17.45 points or 0.2 percent at 8019.75. About 1423 shares have advanced, 682 shares declined, and 107 shares are unchanged.
L&T, Asian Paints, Tata Steel, Lupin and Sun Pharma are top gainers while HDFC, Wipro, BHEL, Maruti and GAIL are losers in the Sensex. Gold prices were up by Rs 59 to Rs 29,162 per 10 grams in futures trade today as speculators raised their bets even as metal weakened overseas.
Market analysts attributed the rise in gold prices at futures trade to widening of positions amid a better trend in precious metals overseas.
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