Share/Stock Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell for the third straight day ending over 1 per cent lower on Thursday dragged by a fall in the shares of market heavyweight Reliance Industries (RIL) along with information technology (IT), pharmaceutical and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex fell 634.20 points (1.06 per cent) to end at 59,464.62 while the broader Nifty 50 crashed 181.40 points (1.01 per cent) to settle at 17,757.00. Both the indices had opened marginally lower and traded in the red throughout the session.
On the Sensex pack, Bajaj Finserv was the top loser of the day crashing over 4.5 per cent, followed by Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, HCL Technologies and Hindustan Unilever (HUL). On the other hand, PowerGrid Corporation of India, Bharti Airtel, Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki India, Ultratech Cement and ICICI were among the top gainers.
(with inputs from agencies)