Share/Stock Highlights: The topline equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) snapped out of their two-day winning streak and ended marginally lower on Wednesday weighed by metals and private banks.
The S&P BSE Sensex slipped 206.93 points (0.34 per cent) to settle at 61,143.33 while the Nifty 50 fell 57.45 points (0.31 per cent) to end at 18,210.95. Both the indices had begun the day on a positive note but slipped towards the late afternoon session of trade.
Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the top contributors to Sensex’s fall on Wednesday. On the other hand, Infosys, Asian Paints and State Bank of India (SBI) were among the top gainers.
Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty Metal index fell 1.52 per cent dragged by Vedanta and National Aluminium Company. The Nifty Private Bank too fell 1.37 per cent weighed by Axis Bank and Bandhan Bank.
(with inputs from agencies)