Extending Tuesday&’s declines amid mixed global cues, domestic equity markets closed Wednesday&’s trading session with further cuts.
The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 310 points down at 27,775 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 103 points lower at 8,575.
On Tuesday, the Sensex had closed 122 points down at 28,060 and the Nifty had closed 33 points lower at 8,678.
After opening at 28,133, the Sensex touched 28,143 mark on the positive side while it touched 27,737 mark on the negative side in the intraday trade.
In the broader markets, BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices slumped around 1.2 per cent each.
All the BSE sectoral indices closed in the negative zone with Oil & Gas index leading the declines, down over 2.2 per cent.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Adani Ports (up 7.9 per cent), TCS (up 0.9 per cent), Coal India (up 0.3 per cent), and ONGC (up 0.1 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Lupin (down 3.9 per cent), Reliance Industries (down 2.6 per cent), Hero Motocorp (down 2.6 per cent), ICICI Bank (down 2.5 per cent) and M&M (down 2.1 per cent).
However, the Rupee was trading 12 paise higher at 66.72 against the US Dollar.