Both market benchmark indices, Sensex and Nifty, closed lower on Thursday again. Sensex fell 152 points to close at 33,218.81 points while the NSE Nifty fell 47 points to close at 10,303.15 points.
Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors and State Bank of India (SBI) were the major losers as they posted losses to the tune of 3.73%, 2.92% and 2.35%, respectively.
Almost half of the stocks traded in green with Axis Bank, Asian Paints, Cipla and Sun Pharma posting gains to the tune of 3.41%, 2.51%, 2.07% and 1.89%, respectively.
BSE IT index was the only sectoral index that ended in positive as it posted gains to the tune of 0.33%.
BSE metal and BSE oil and gas posted losses to the tune of 1.55% and 1.30%, respectively.