Bears took charge on the D-Street for the second consecutive day, which dragged the markets lower from a gap-up opening as well as 200-plus point gain on the Sensex. The Street managed to close the session on a flat note.
The 30-share Sensex closed up 30.13 points at 30464.92, while the Nifty ended lower by 1.55 points at 9427.90. The market breadth was negative as 985 shares advanced against a decline of 1,759 shares, while 169 shares were unchanged.
FMCG majors, ITC and HUL were the top gainers on both the indices, while Asian Paints, Mahindra & Mahindra and BPCL lost the most.
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