At Close, Sensex was down 188.32 points or 0.33% at 56,409.96, and the Nifty was down 40.50 points or 0.24% at 16,818.10. Asian Paints, TCS, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Reliance Industries, among others, contributed the most to the indices’ loss. About 1775 shares have advanced, 1435 shares declined, and 102 are unchanged. Among sectors, the Nifty Pharma index gained 1.3 percent, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank index up 1.1 percent, the power index down 1.3 percent, and FMCG, metal, and pharma indices were up 1 percent each. On the downside, the Nifty IT index fell 0.9 percent. In the broader markets, the Nifty MidCap, and SmallCap indices added 0.4 percent, and 0.6 percent, respectively.