** Shares in pharmaceutical company Strides Shasun Ltd slip for a second session; fall as much as 8.7 pct to 353.40 rupees, lowest since April 2014
** Automaker Ashok Leyland Ltd's shares fall as much as 6.6 pct to 138.65 rupees, their biggest daily pct loss since Feb 6
** Shares in UltraTech Cement Ltd rise as much as 4.2 pct to 4,019 rupees; post biggest intraday pct gain since April 19
* NSE index ends down 0.81 pct, BSE index closes 0.86 pct lower
** Consumer company Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) momentarily crosses rival ITC Ltd to become the fourth-largest company on the National Stock Exchange
** Shares of Strides Shasun Ltd dives nearly 25 pct to 378.20 rupees, their lowest since early April 2014
** Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) gave up early gains, plunges as much as 20 pct
May 18 Indian shares declined for a fourth straight session on Friday, dragged by financials such as ICICI Bank Ltd and Housing Development Finance Corp , and were headed for their biggest weekly fall in eight.
** Shares of Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) surge for a second straight day, rising as much as 29.9 pct to 21.30 rupees, their highest in a month
** Shares of Bajaj Finance Ltd rise as much as 3.4 pct to an all-time high of 2,138 rupees
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Shares of Indostar Capital Finance Ltd rose as much as 6.08 percent on their trading debut on Monday after the non-banking finance firm's initial public offering raised 18.44 billion rupees ($270.65 million).