Closing Bell: Sensex Falls 214 Points, Nifty Above 11,300

The market breadth was tilted in favour of sellers. About 1,291 stocks declined and 533 shares advanced on NSE.

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Indian equities ended lower, resuming declines after a one-day breather on Wednesday, 4 March.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.55 percent to end at 38,409.48 after declining as much as 2.01 percent earlier. The NSE Nifty 50 fell 0.45 percent to close at 11,252.20 after declining as much as 1.96 percent earlier, reports BloombergQuint.

The market breadth was tilted in favour of sellers. About 1,291 stocks declined and 533 shares advanced on National Stock Exchange.

The Indian equities opened higher on Wednesday, extending gains for the second consecutive trading session, BloombergQuint reported.

The S&P BSE Sensex rose as much as 0.43 percent to 38,791.70 and the NSE Nifty 50 rose as much as 0.47 percent to 11,356.60. The broader markets represented by the NSE Nifty 500 Index rose as much as 0.47 percent.

Six out of 11 sectoral gauges compiled by the NSE traded lower, led by the NSE Nifty Metal Index’s 0.8 percent fall. On the flipside, the NSE Nifty IT Index was the top sectoral gainer, up 0.86 percent.

Major gainers on the indices are Bharti Airtel, Eicher Motors, UPL, Bajaj Auto, Yes Bank, HCL Tech and Infosys, while losers are HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank and Maruti Suzuki, according to Moneycontrol.

(With inputs from BloombergQuint and Moneycontrol.)

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