Sensex was down 59.14 points

Sensex was down 59.14 points

Benchmark indices erased the opening gains and ended flat with negative bias for the second consecutive day on August 13.

At close, the Sensex was down 59.14 points or 0.15% at 38310.49, and the Nifty was down 7.90 points or 0.07% at 11300.50. About 1564 shares have advanced, 1128 shares declined, and 136 shares are unchanged.

Eicher Motors, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, NTPC and HDFC Life were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers included Tata Motors, Hindalco, L&T, Titan Company, and Bharti Infratel.

On the sectoral front, except bank and pharma, other indices ended in the green, while BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1.6 percent and 0.7 percent respectively.