At Close, the Sensex was down 208.24 points or 0.33% at 62,626.36, and the Nifty was down 58.20 points or 0.31% at 18,642.80. Tata Steel, HCL Tech, Infosys, TCS, and Nestle led losses on the Sensex, while Hindalco was the top Nifty loser of the day. On the flip side, Hindustan Unilever, Axis Bank, Powergrid, Bajaj Finance, HDFC, and L&T were the top outperformers across the two indices. About 1565 shares have advanced, 1825 shares declined, and 135 are unchanged. The broader markets, too, fell in tandem with the benchmarks with the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices dropping 0.53 percent and 0.32 percent, respectively.
Among sectors, the Nifty IT index fell 1.5 percent, while the Nifty PSU Bank index gained 1.2 percent.