Following weak Asian peers, domestic equity markets closed Monday&’s trading session on a lower note.
The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 91 points down at 27,986 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 38 points lower at 8,629.
On Friday, the Sensex had closed 46 points down at 28,077 and the Nifty had closed six points lower at 8,667.
After opening at 28,088, the Sensex touched 28,143 mark on the positive side while it touched 28,077 mark on the negative side, in the intraday trade.
In the broader markets, BSE Midcap index slumped 0.4 per cent while Smallcap index slipped 0.1 per cent.
Among the BSE sectoral indices, FMCG index surged over 0.6 per cent to register the biggest gain while IT index became the top loser with a tumble of 1.1 per cent.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: HUL (up 1.9 per cent), ITC (up 1.2 per cent), HDFC (up 0.6 per cent), Coal India (up 0.4 per cent), and Cipla (up 0.4 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Lupin (down 2 per cent), TCS (down 2 per cent), NTPC (down 1.9 per cent), Sun Pharma (down 1.6 per cent) and Axis Bank (down 1.4 per cent).
Besides, the Rupee was trading 13 paise down at 67.19 against the US Dollar.