Closing Bell:The BSE Sensex closed 176.27 points, or 0.52%, down at 33,891.13, while the Nifty 50 ended 52.45 points, or 0.51%, lower at 10,198.40. Outperforming the benchmark, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices rose 0.91% and 0.94%, respectively.
Among the sectoral indices IT and teck gained most at over 1%. Capital goods, industrials and realty also rose. On the other hand, energy led losses and fell 2.73%. Oil and gas and metal declined 1.70% and 1.21%, respectively.
Infosys, Hindustan Unilever, SBI, Tech Mahindra and Dr. Reddy’s Labs were among the major gainers on the key indices, whereas
HPCL, IndusInd Bank, BPCL, Reliance and Coal India were among the top losers.