The Sensex and Nifty ended in the red after profit booking in afternoon session. Sensex closed 161 points lower at 38,700-mark with Infosys (+1.44%), M&M (+1.07%) and ONGC (+1.05%) were the top Sensex gainers.
The Nifty slipped 61 points to 11,604-mark. Among the top gainers on Nifty were Tech Mahindra, Infosys, M&M, TCS, and PowerGrid. While on the losers were Indiabulls, IOC, Bajaj Finance, Vedanta and Yes bank.
Among the sectors, except Nifty IT, all the sectoral spaces witnessed in selling pressure. Realty stocks declined the most, followed by PSU bank counters and media index. The Nifty Realty index slipped 2.19 per cent to end at 270.
Nifty IT index gained 0.66% 16,028.25 on the back of a falling Rupee. TechMahindra up 1.45%, Infosys higher by 1.30% and TCS up 1.24%.
Shares in Oil companies such as HPCL and IOC were among the top percentage losers on the NSE index, falling 4% each. Nifty Energy Index slipped l over 1.16%.