Benchmark indices broke three days winning momentum on February 3 with Nifty closing below 17600 dragged by capital goods, realty, IT and oil & gas stocks.
At close, the Sensex was down 770.31 points or 1.29% at 58,788.02, and the Nifty was down 219.80 points or 1.24% at 17,560.20. About 1663 shares have advanced, 1602 shares declined, and 81 shares are unchanged.
Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, Divis Labs, Maruti Suzuki and ITC were the top Nifty losers, while gainers included HDFC, NTPC, SBI Life Insurance, Grasim Industries and Infosys.
Except auto index, all other indices ended in the red with oil & gas, IT, realty, capital goods indices down 1-2 percent. BSE midcap index shed 0.9 percent, while smallcap index fell 0.4 percent.