Sensex was down 162.23 points

Sensex was down 162.23 points

Benchmark indices witnessed profit booking for the second consecutive day on weak global cues with Nifty finished below 12,050 level.

At close, the Sensex was down 162.23 points or 0.39% at 40979.62, and the Nifty was down 66.90 points or 0.55% at 12031.50. About 976 shares have advanced, 1518 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged.

Zee Entertainment, M&M, Tata Steel, Grasim Industries and Bharti Infratel were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers were UPL, Bajaj Finance, TCS, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Reliance Industries.

All the sectoral indices ended in the red, metal index fell 3 percent followed by auto, energy, bank, pharma, infra and FMCG.