Sensex was down 261.84 points

Sensex was down 261.84 points

Indian indices witnessed a profit booking and ended lower for the second consecutive day on May 5 but Nifty mange to hold above 9200 level.

At close the Sensex was down 261.84 points or 0.83% at 31453.51, while Nifty was down 87.90 points or 0.95% at 9205.60. About 858 shares have advanced, 1504 shares declined, and 186 shares are unchanged.

SBI, Bajaj Finance, Britannia Industries, Asian Paints and Tata Motors were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers were M&M, Power Grid Corp, ONGC, Zee Entertainment and Reliance Industries.

Except energy and infra all other sectoral indices ended in red. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell 1 percent each.