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Sensex, Nifty End Lower On F&O Expiry Day

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Closing Bell: Sensex, Nifty End Lower On F&O Expiry Day

Indian equity benchmarks ended lower for the third consecutive trading session.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 0.11 percent lower at 35,867.44 and the NSE Nifty 50 ended at 10,792.50, down 0.13 percent. In the February series, the 50-share gauge ended 0.36 percent lower.

The market breadth, however, was tilted in favour of sellers. About 1,074 stocks advanced and 639 shares declined on National Stock Exchange.

Seven out of 11 sectoral gauges compiled by NSE advanced, led by the NSE Nifty Realty Index’s 0.99 percent gains. On the flipsie, the NSE Nifty IT Index was the top sectoral losers, down 1.1 percent.

Sensex, Nifty End Lower On F&O Expiry Day

Stocks Moving On Heavy Volumes

Sadbhav Engineering

  • Stock rose as much as 9.4 percent to Rs 192.
  • Trading volume was almost triple its 20-day average.

Minda Corp

  • Stock rose as much as 8.9 percent to Rs 150.
  • Trading volume was more than quadruple its 20-day average.

Odisha Cement

  • Stock fell as much as 10.4 percent to Rs 1,088.
  • Trading volume was more than 19 times its 20-day average.

Rain Industries

  • Stock fell as much as 8 percent to Rs 90.
  • Trading volume was more than triple its 20-day average.

Swan Energy Extends Fall, Shares Decline Nearly 7%

Shares of Swan Energy extended decline for the second consecutive trading session and fell as much as 6.8 percent to Rs 117.05.

The stock declined 37 percent in the past 12 months compared to a 5.4 percent gain in the Sensex.

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European shares traded lower following Asian markets after the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart ended without a deal.

Sensex, Nifty End Lower On F&O Expiry Day

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