Market Closing: Sensex, Nifty Breaks 7-Day Gains

Major benchmarks –Sensex & Nifty– ended in the negative zone on Friday.  On closing, the Nifty settled less than 11,500 mark.

The Sensex declined 222.14points at 38,164.61, while NSE Nifty50 settled lower by 64.15points at 11,456.90.

NTPC, Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Asian Paints, JSW Steel and Infosys were top gainers on the Nifty50, while losers include BPCL, Bharti Infratel, Tata Motors and HPCL.

All other sectoral indices of the NSE, barring Nifty realty, ended in red where Greater falls seen in PSU bank, energy, auto, pharma, metal and IT.

Nearly 1130 shares declined and 627 stocks advanced on NSE. On a weekly basis, the Sensex gained 0.36percent, while Nifty added 0.26percent.