Sensex ends marginally down on profit-booking
Mumbai: The Sensex and the Nifty ended the session marginally in the red amid firm European cues.
The 30-share BSE index Sensex ended down 47.25 points at 27,868.63 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty ended at 8,337, down 1.3 points.
Among BSE sectoral indices, metal index fell the most by 1.27 per cent, followed by capital goods 0.72 per cent, power 0.65 per cent and auto 0.46 per cent. On the other hand, realty and healthcare indices were the star-performers and were up 2.43 per cent and 2.28 per cent, respectively.
Dr Reddy's, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, HUL and ONGC were the top five Sensex gainers, while the top five losers were BHEL, GAIL, SSLT, Hero MotoCorp and HDFC Bank.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday promised reforms in labour, land acquisition and insurance laws and expressed readiness to look at privatisation of some loss-making public sector companies.