Extending Thursday&’s declines, domestic bourses closed Friday&’s volatile trading session with marginal cuts.
The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 54 points down at 27,782 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 20 points lower at 8,573.
On Thursday, the Sensex had closed 224 points down at 27,836 and the Nifty had closed 58 points lower at 8,692.
After opening at 27,883, the Sensex touched 27,936 mark on the positive side while it touched 27,696 mark on the negative side, in the intraday trade.
In the broader markets, BSE Midcap index gained 0.2 per cent while Smallcap index slipped 0.1 per cent.
Among the BSE sectoral indices, Consumer Durables index surged 1.5 per cent to register the biggest gain while Capital Goods index became the top loser with a cut of 1.2 per cent.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Tata Motors (up 2 per cent), Gail (up 1.6 per cent), Asian Paints (up 1.5 per cent), Reliance Industries (up 1.4 per cent), and Cipla (up 0.9 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Wipro (down 3 per cent), L&T (down 2 per cent), Adani Ports (down 1.8 per cent), Infosys (down 1.5 per cent) and SBI (down 1.3 per cent).
Meanwhile, the Rupee was trading one paisa higher at 67.04 against the US Dollar.