Amid profit booking at higher levels, domestic equity markets closed Thursday&’s volatile trading session on a marginally lower note.
The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 29 points down at 28,423 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 12 points lower at 8,775.
After opening at 28,459, the Sensex touched 28,549 mark on the positive side while it touched 28,387 mark on the negative side, in the intraday trade.
On Wednesday, the Sensex had closed 109 points higher at 28,452 and the Nifty had closed 42 points up at 8,786.
In the broader markets, BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices slumped about 0.4 per cent each.
Among the BSE sectoral indices, Auto index closed with the biggest gain, up 0.4 per cent, while Telecom index became the top loser with a tumble of 5.6 per cent.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Gail (up 2.7 per cent), ICICI Bank (up 1.4 per cent), Coal India (up 1.3 per cent), M&M (up 1.2 per cent), and Lupin (up 1.2 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Bharti Airtel (down 6.4 per cent), Reliance Industries (down 2.7 per cent), Wipro (down 1.3 per cent), Adani Ports (down 1.1 per cent) and HDFC Bank (down 0.8 per cent).
Bharti Airtel became the top losers, down 6.4 per cent, after Mukesh Ambani announced free voice calling and cheaper data tariffs for Jio customers.
Meanwhile, the Rupee was trading two paise higher at 66.98 against the US Dollar.