Benchmark indices closed lower despite upside in European peers, with the Sensex falling 150.20 points to 33,685.54.Banking & financials, oil & gas and FMCG stocks weighed.The 50-share NSE Nifty was down 50.70 points at 10,360.20.
The broader markets outperformed frontliners, with the Nifty Midcap index rising 0.4 percent. About three shares advanced for every share falling on the BSE.
Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, IDBI Bank, Future Retail, Future Enterprises, Madras Fertilizers, RCF, FACT, National Fertilizers, Mindtree, PTC India Financial, Prabhat Dairy, Jaiprakash Associates, Eveready Industries, NIIT Technologies, NIIT and Kalyani Steels rallied up to 17 percent.
Dish TV, Wockhardt, Tata Coffee and Hexaware fell up to 4 percent.
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