Closing Bell: Sensex, Nifty End Marginally Lower As Infosys’ Decline Offsets RIL’s Gain
Indian equity benchmarks ended marginally lower as the gains in Reliance Industries Ltd. were offset by the losses in Infosys Ltd.
The S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.1 percent to close and 39,020 and the NSE Nifty 50 declined 0.19 percent to end at 11,582. The boarder markets represented by the NSE Nifty 500 Index fell 0.22 percent.
The market breadth was tilted in favour of sellers. About 1,008 stocks declined and 753 shares advanced on National Stock Exchange.
Ten out of 11 sectoral gauges compiled by NSE ended lower, led by the NSE Nifty PSU Bank Index’s 3.5 percent fall. On the flipside, the NSE Nifty Realty Index was the top sectoral gainer, up 0.9 percent.