New Delhi: Stock markets fell for the third consecutive day on Wednesday amidst selling pressure in consumer durables, banking and FMCG stocks.
The BSE Sensex dropped 169.45 points or to 0.45 percent to end at 37,121.22. The NSE Nifty fell 44.55 points or 0.39 percent to 11,234.35.
Markets opened on positive note today, but weak global cues on the back of escalation in trade tensions subdued investors sentiments.
Sensex has touched an intra-day high of 37,530.63 and a low of 37,062.69.
Foreign portfolio investors who net sold shares worth Rs 1,143.73 crore Tuesday. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) picked up equities worth a net Rs 264.66 crore, according to provisional data.
IndusInd Bank was the top loser in the Sensex pack, sinking 3.03 percent, followed by Maruti Suzuki at 2.30 percent.
Other losers included HDFC Bank 1.58 percent, Yes Bank 1.44 percent, HDFC Ltd 1.35 percent, Adani Ports 1.22, Bharti Airtel 1.03 percent, HUL 0.97 percent, ITC Ltd 0.97 percent, SBI 0.95 percent, RIL 0.57 percent, NTPC 0.35 percent, PowerGrid 0.25 percent, Asian Paints 0.14 percent and Vedanta 0.04 percent.
With PTI Inputs