At close, the Sensex was down 110.02 points or 0.25% at 44,149.72, and the Nifty was down 18 points or 0.14% at 12,969 ahead of the release of gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the second quarter of the current fiscal. Top Sensex gainers were Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Tech Mahindra, and IndusInd Bank. While losers include Nestle India, Power Grid, ONGC, and HCL Tech. About 1717 shares have advanced, 1039 shares declined, and 172 shares are unchanged. Auto and PSU bank indices gained 1 per cent each. Selling seen in the infra, IT and energy stocks.BSE Midcaps and Smallcap indices rose 2 per cent each.