Closing Bell: Sensex falls 153 points, Nifty closes at 15,732
- Sensex slipped 153 points or 0.29% to settle at 52,693.57
- Nifty declined by 42.30 points or 0.27% to end at 15,732.10
- The rupee rose 1 paisa to close at 78.03 against the US dollar
Indian benchmark indices fell for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with the Sensex falling over 153 points amid largely weak global markets as investors remained cautious ahead of the crucial Federal Reserve meeting outcome. Unabated foreign fund outflows also continued to weigh on the domestic equity markets.
The BSE Sensex slipped 153 points or 0.29% to settle at 52,693.57. During the day, it dropped 387.22 points or 0.73% to 52,459.48. The NSE Nifty declined by 42.30 points or 0.27% to end at 15,732.10.
The broader indices ended in red with the BSE Mid cap index down by 0.16%, while Small cap index was down by 0.40%. On the sectoral front, Realty was up by 0.72%, Capital Goods up by 0.51%, Industrials up by 0.46%, Power up by 0.42% and TECK up by 0.39%, while Energy down by 1.22%, Oil & Gas down by 1.14%, Auto down by 0.52%, Metal down by 0.47% and Consumer Discretionary Goods & Services down by 0.40% were the top losing indices on BSE.
Major laggards from the Sensex pack were IndusInd Bank down by 2.12%, Tech Mahindra down by 2.08%, Reliance Industries down by 1.33%, Maruti Suzuki down by 1.32%, HDFC Bank down by 1.24%, HDFC down by 1.23%, Asian Paints down by 1.00%, Hindustan Unilever down by 0.98% and Sun Pharma down by 0.50%.
Among the gainers were Bharti Airtel up by 1.63%, NTPC up by 1.61%, UltraTech Cement up by 1.42%, M&M up by 1.38%, Infosys up by 1.13% and Dr Reddy’s Labs up by 0.96%.
Seeing a marginal recovery from its lifetime low, the rupee rose 1 paisa to close at 78.03 against the US dollar.
European markets were trading mostly lower in mid-session deals.
US stock exchanges ended sharply lower on Monday.
Brent crude, the international oil benchmark gained 0.68% to $123.1 per barrel.
According to stock exchange data, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital market, as they sold shares worth Rs 4,164.01 crore on Monday.