Closing Bell: Nifty Ends Below 12,250, Sensex Down 181 points
The market breadth was tilted in favour of sellers. About 964 stocks declined and 813 shares advanced on the NSE.
The Indian equity benchmarks ended lower for the second consecutive trading session on Tuesday, 24 December, ahead of F&O expiry, led by the decline in Reliance Industries Ltd, HDFC Ltd and HDFC Bank Ltd, BloombergQuint reported.
The S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.44 percent to close at 41,461.26 and the NSE Nifty 50 fell 0.39 percent to end at 12,214.55. The broader markets represented by the NSE Nifty 500 Index fell 0.3 percent.
The market breadth was tilted in favour of sellers. About 964 stocks declined and 813 shares advanced on the National Stock Exchange.
Seven out of 11 sectoral gauges compiled by NSE ended lower, led by the NSE Nifty IT Index’s 0.55 percent decline. On the flip-side, the NSE Nifty Metal Index was the top sectoral gainer, up 0.62 percent.
YES Bank, Cipla, IndusInd Bank, ONGC and JSW Steel were the top gainers on the Nifty, while the losers were HCL Tech, BPCL, Eicher Motors, Reliance Industries and UPL, Moneycontrol reported.
(With inputs from BloombergQuint & Moneycontrol.)
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