Sen­sex, Nifty end lower

The Hitavada - - BUSINESS -

DO­MES­TIC bench­mark in­dices ended on a neg­a­tive note af­ter a choppy ses­sion on Fri­day amid weak global cues as the US Fed hinted at a rate hike next month.

The 30-share Sen­sex fell 79.13 points, or 0.22 per cent, to close at 35,158.55. The broader NSE Nifty lost 13.20 points, or 0.12 per cent, to end at 10,585.20.

In the Sen­sex pack, Bharti Air­tel was the big­gest loser, fall­ing 2.45 per cent, af­ter Moody’s In­vestors Ser­vice placed the com­pany’s rat­ing on re­view for down­grade fol­low­ing low lev­els of prof­itabil­ity and ex­pec­ta­tion of weak cash flow.

Among top losers that dragged down key in­dices were In­fosys, TCS, Reliance, SBI, Tata Steel and ITC, fall­ing up to 2.15 per cent.

On the other hand, Yes Bank was the top gainer on Sen­sex, ral­ly­ing 5.49 per cent, fol­lowed by Asian Paints, Adani Ports, Sun Pharma, Hero Mo­toCorp, HUL and Maruti, ris­ing up to 3.79 per cent.

Mid and small-cap shares out­per­formed larger peers as the BSE MidCap and Smal­lCap in­dices rose nearly 1 per cent each.

Shares of avi­a­tion com­pa­nies gained due to soft­en­ing of crude oil prices. In­terGlobe Avi­a­tion and SpiceJet stocks rose up to 3 per cent. Scrips of oil mar­ket­ing com­pa­nies like HPCL, BPCL and Oil In­dia also ral­lied up to 4.70 per cent.

Else­where in Asia, Shang­hai Com­pos­ite ended 1.39 per cent lower, while Hang Seng In­dex fell 2.39 per cent and Ja­pan’s Nikkei closed 1.05 per cent down.

In Eu­rope, DAX was down 0.49 per cent and STOXX50E rose 0.69 per cent.

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