Market Close : Sensex was down 148.82 points or 0.37% at 40558.49

Market Close : Sensex was down 148.82 points or 0.37% at 40558.49

Benchmark indices broke the 4-day winning streak and ended lower with Nifty settled below 11900 dragged by the pharma, IT, and banking names.

At close, the Sensex was down 148.82 points or 0.37% at 40558.49, and the Nifty was down 41.20 points or 0.35% at 11896.50. About 1412 shares have advanced, 1188 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged.

IndusInd Bank, Hero MotoCorp, Infosys, ICICI Bank, and Cipla were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers included Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors, IOC, NTPC, and Bajaj Finance.

Among sectors, pharma, IT and bank ended in the red, while buying witnessed in the energy, metal and infra sectors. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added 0.5-0.8 percent.