Amid weak global cues, domestic equity markets closed Thursday&’s trading session on a lower note.
The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 224 points down at 27,836 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 58 points lower at 8,592.
On Wednesday, the Sensex had closed 70 points higher at 28,060 and the Nifty had closed 18 points up at 8,660.
After opening at 28,104, the Sensex touched 28,154 mark on the positive side while it touched 27,803 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 0.3 per cent to register the biggest gain while Teck index became the top loser with a cut of 1.4 per cent.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Gail (up 2.4 per cent), ITC (up 1.1 per cent), Dr Reddy&’s Labs (up 0.7 per cent), Lupin (up 0.5 per cent), and Power Grid (up 0.3 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Adani Ports (down 3 per cent), Wipro (down 2.8 per cent), Tata Steel (down 2.1 per cent), Infosys (down 2 per cent) and SBI (down 2 per cent).
Meanwhile, the Rupee was trading eight paise higher at 67.03 against the US Dollar.