Sensex was down 135.78 points or 0.34%

Sensex was down 135.78 points or 0.34%

 Benchmark indices ended lower for the third consecutive day on October 30 dragged by auto and FMCG names.

At close, the Sensex was down 135.78 points or 0.34% at 39614.07, and the Nifty was down 28.40 points or 0.24% at 11642.40. About 1322 shares have advanced, 1222 shares declined, and 167 shares are unchanged.

Bharti Airtel, Hero MotoCorp, Eicher Motors, Maruti Suzuki, and HUL were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers included Adani Ports, BPCL, Coal India, Sun Pharma and Tata Steel.

Except auto, bank, and FMCG other sectoral indices ended higher. BSE Midcap index gained 0.6 percent, while the BSE Smallcap index ended flat.