Share/Stock Market Highlights: The topline equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended on a flat note with marginal losses on Tuesday following profit booking at higher levels amid weak cues from European markets.
The S&P BSE Sensex slipped 17.43 points (0.03 per cent) to end at 58,279.48, while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,362.10, down 15.70 points (0.09 per cent). Both the indices had opened on a flat note earlier in the day and moved in a range throughout the day.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Tech Mahindra, Axis Bank, HCL Technologies, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) were the top losers of the day on the Sensex pack while Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, ITC, Ultratech Cement and Nestle India were the top gainers.
Among sectoral indices on NSE, the Nifty Realty index was the worst performer of the day slipping 2.33 per cent weighed by Sobha and Prestige Estates Projects. This apart the Nifty IT index fell 1.31 per cent dragged by Coforge and Oracle Financial Services Software. The Nifty PSU Bank index too declined 1.25 per cent owing to the shares of Bank of India and Bank of Maharashtra.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended at 24,368.83, down 57.09 points (0.23 per cent) while the S&P BSE SmallCap settled at 27,350.03, down 116.63 points (0.42 per cent).
(with inputs from agencies)