Amid mixed trade in Asian equity markets and negative trade in European markets, Indian benchmark indices erased initial gains and closed Tuesday’s trading session with declines.
The BSE Sensex closed 102 points or 0.35 per cent down at 29,312 while the NSE Nifty ended 34 points or 0.37 per cent lower at 9,105.
In the broader markets, BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap indices declined 0.6 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively.
All the BSE sectoral indices closed in the negative zone with Realty index leading the declines, down 3.5 per cent. Metal (down 1.8 per cent), Telecom (down 0.9 per cent) and Healthcare (down 0.9 per cent) were other notable losers. Realty index had closed 8.8 per cent higher on Monday.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: NTPC (up 1.6 per cent), Wipro (up 0.9 per cent), HDFC Bank (up 0.7 per cent), ICICI Bank (up 0.5 per cent) and Power Grid (up 0.3 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Tata Motors (down 2.6 per cent), Coal India (down 2.3 per cent), Sun Pharma (down 1.8 per cent), Reliance Industries (down 1.5 per cent) and Bajaj Auto (down 1.4 per cent).
The Rupee was trading 10 paise down at 64.67 against the US Dollar.