BSE Sensex Falls; Losses in RIL, Infosys Weigh

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February 15, 2013 5:23 PM EST

The Sensex is down 0.38 percent and the Nifty falls 0.45 percent. Tata Motors (TAMO.NS) shares fall 1.5 percent a day after the company said its October-December earnings fell 52 percent to $303 million.

Reliance Industries was down 1.1 percent while Infosys was trading 1 percent lower at 11:14 a.m.

Shares in DLF Ltd (DLF.NS) fell as much as 3.6 percent a day after India's largest listed real estate developer reported a net profit of 2.85 billion rupees, which missed market expectations.

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (REDY.NS) (RDY.N), India's No.2 drugmaker by sales, reported a larger-than-expected 29.2 percent drop in quarterly net profit as sales in its key North America market remained muted.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded its rating on Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd (REDY.NS) to "neutral" from "buy". The shares were down 1.95 percent at 1837.85 rupees.

With Q3 earnings season almost over, traders speculate over whether the budget would be populist or pragmatic, in the backdrop of increasing deficit.

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