Market Close: Sensex was down 1,011.29 points

Market Close: Sensex was down 1,011.29 points

Indian indices fell 3 percent on April 21 after crude future prices fell in to the negative territory for the first time.

At close, the Sensex was down 1,011.29 points or 3.20% at 30636.71, while Nifty was down 280.40 points or 3.03% at 8981.45. About 732 shares have advanced, 1647 shares declined, and 152 shares are unchanged.

IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, Hindalco Industries and Zee Entertainment were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers were Dr Reddy’s Labs, Bharti Infratel, Bharti Airtel, Hero MotoCorp and Cipla.

Among sectors, except pharma other sectoral indices ended lower led by the metal, IT, auto, bank, energy and Infra. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell 2.5-3 percent.