Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 began Friday’s trading session in the green but bears regained control in the dying hour of trade, forcing the indices to give up all gains.
S&P BSE Sensex ended 76.71 points or 0.13% lower at 57,200 while Nifty 50 closed at 17,101.95, down 8.2 or 0.05%. Broader markets outperformed and closed with gains. India VIX was down 1.76% while Bank Nifty sank 0.77%.
NTPC was the top gainer, up 3.82%, followed by Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank, and ITC. Down in the red was Maruti Suzuki, falling 3.04%, accompanied by Tech Mahindra, Power Grid Corporation, and ICICI Bank.