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Weal and woe: Markets ride high, Satyam dips 3%

Weal and woe: Markets ride high, Satyam dips 3%
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Feb 09 2009. 06 16 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Feb 09 2009. 06 16 PM IST
Mumbai: Beleaguered firm Satyam Computer on Monday dipped nearly 3% on the bourses even as the market settled in a positive territory with benchmark index Sensex gaining 3.04%.
Shares of Satyam on Monday settled with a drop of 2.74% at Rs 46.10 on the Bombay Stock Exchange. During the day the scrip remained volatile and tumbled touched an intra-day low of nearly 6% to Rs 44.60.
“Momemtum is going down in the scrip after its expiry from the Futures and Options (F&O) segment. The initial euphoria of the scrip is gone as the investors are waiting for some buyback announcement or takeover offer,” Ashika Stock Brokers Research Head Paras Bothra said.
On the National Stock Exchange, the scrip settled with a loss of 2.53% at Rs46.30.
Over 3.75 crore shares changed hands on the bourses.
The scrip has been on a downslide after the expiry of its January contract. The scrip which was trading at a high of Rs54.05 on 30 January has since then lost nearly 15%.
The two prime bourses had removed Satyam from the F&O segment on 30 Januaryafter the BSE and NSE removed the scrip from their benchmark indices - Sensex and Nifty, respectively.
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First Published: Mon, Feb 09 2009. 06 16 PM IST