Mumbai, After the winning streak of past two days, the BSE Sensex declined on Friday by 26.87 points to end negative at 35,871.48 on profit-booking by local operators as well as losses in index heavyweights like RIL and HDFC Bank among others.
While, the Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) went up a tad by 1.80 points to 10,791.65.
The Sensex went up by 8 points to 35,906.01 in early trade and then added gains of 43 points to touch day’s high of 35,941.69 during the day. It later dropped nearly 100 points to hit day’s low of 35,795.79 and then remained range bound throughout the day before closing at 35,871.48, easing by 26.87 points versus its last close.
The Nifty registered day’s high and low at 10,801.55 and 10,758.40 points, respectively. The losses in sectoral indices like Bankex, Finance and Consumer Discretionary Goods & Services pulled the Sensex down, however, gains in Materials, FMCG, Utilities and Capital Goods capped its further decline, brokers informed.
The broader markets outperformed the Sensex, as the BSE Mid-Cap index and Small-Cap rose 0.38 per cent and 0.77 pc, respectively.
The market breadth was stronger on BSE, as 1,624 shares advanced compared with 912 declined and 149 were unchanged.