Market Close:Sensex was down 173.25 points

Market Close:Sensex was down 173.25 points

After seen a relief rally in the previous session the market witnessed a volatility and ended on lower side with Sensex ended below 30,000 level.

At close, the Sensex was down 173.25 points or 0.58% at 29893.96, and the Nifty was down 43.45 points or 0.49% at 8748.75. About 1478 shares have advanced, 845 shares declined, and 156 shares are unchanged.

Shree Cements, Titan Company, TCS, Hindalco and BPCL were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers were Vedanta, Sun Pharma, Cipla, NTPC and Bharti Infratel.

On sectoral front, buying seen in the pharma, auto, energy and FMCG stocks, while bank, IT and metal remained under pressure.