Mumbai: A fag-end sell-off dragged down benchmark indices in a uneven session on Friday, with the Sensex settling 49 factors decrease. The 30-share BSE Sensex, which traded within the inexperienced for many a part of the day, got here underneath promoting stress in direction of the tip to shut 48.88 factors or 0.09 per cent decrease at 55,769.23. In the course of the day, it hit a excessive of 56,432.65 and a low of 55,719.36.
The broader NSE Nifty additionally gave up intra-day positive factors and dipped 43.70 factors or 0.26 per cent to complete at 16,584.30. From the Sensex pack, UltraTech Cement, Maruti, NTPC, Bajaj Finserv, IndusInd Financial institution, Axis Financial institution and M&M have been the foremost laggards.
In distinction, Reliance Industries, Infosys, Larsen & Toubro, HCL Applied sciences, Solar Pharma, Wipro, TCS and Hindustan Unilever Restricted have been among the many gainers. Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Seoul and Tokyo ended within the inexperienced. Chinese language markets have been closed for a vacation.
Markets in Europe have been buying and selling largely greater throughout afternoon commerce. Wall Avenue had ended sharply greater on Thursday. In the meantime, worldwide oil benchmark Brent crude declined 0.66 per cent to USD 116.8 per barrel.
Overseas institutional buyers offloaded shares price a internet Rs 451.82 crore on Thursday, in accordance with inventory alternate knowledge.
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