Share/Stock Market Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended lower for the third straight session after they settled around 0.5 per cent on Wednesday due to weakness in energy, power, auto and financial stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 41,115.38, down 208.43 points (0.50 per cent), while the Nifty 50 fell 62.95 points (0.52 per cent) at 12,106.90.
Among the sectoral indices on the NSE, the Nifty Metal index cracked 1.54 per cent on Wednesday weighed by Coal India and Jindal Steel & Power. The Nifty Auto index slipped 0.93 per cent dragged by Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki India.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index settled at 15,536.63, down 50.04 points or 0.32 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index ended at 14,633.16, down 18.60 points or 0.13 per cent.
(with inputs from agencies)