The 30-share Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened the day at 14,212, which was also the day's high, before touching a low of 14,026. It finally ended the day at 14,041, down 168 points or 1.18%.
The market breadth plunged into the red as more than 1,700 stocks lost ground on the BSE, against less than 1,000 gainers. The Sensex pack comprised 28 losers, with only Bharti Airtel and Hindalco Industries managing to buck the trend. The broader S&P CNX Nifty settled the day at 4,066, down 36 points.
On the BSE, all the sectoral indices ended the day in the red with the BSE Bankex the worst performer, losing more than 2% or 162 points. While the SBI stock was down over 4%, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank lost 2.50% and 1.24%, respectively.