Facing profit booking after RBI&’s stance to maintain status quo in key interest rates, domestic equity markets closed Tuesday&’s trading session with marginal declines.
The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 122 points down at 28,060 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 33 points lower at 8,678.
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan in his last monetary policy review on Tuesday kept repo rate unchanged at 6.5 per cent, cash reserve ratio (CRR) at 4 per cent and reverse repo rate at 6.0 per cent.
On Monday, the Sensex had closed 61 points higher at 28,140 and the Nifty had closed 28 points up at 8,711.
After opening at 28,289, the Sensex touched 28,290 mark on the positive side while it touched 27,957 mark on the negative side in the intraday trade.
In the broader markets, BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices declined around 0.5 per cent each.
Among the BSE sectoral indices, Consumer Durables index closed with the biggest jump up 0.5 per cent while Telecom index closed with a decline of 1.2 per cent.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Coal India (up 1.5 per cent), ONGC (up 1.3 per cent), SBI (up 0.7 per cent), HUL (up 0.5 per cent), and Axis Bank (up 0.5 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Lupin (down 5 per cent), HDFC (down 1.8 per cent), Power Grid (down 1.7 per cent), Hero Motocorp (down 1.4 per cent) and M&M (down 1.1 per cent).
Meanwhile, the Rupee was trading five paise down at 66.90 against the US Dollar.