Sensex ends down by 33 points, Nifty closes at 11,676.80

WION Web Team
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Published: Aug 30, 2018, 04:09 PM(IST)

Bombay Stock Exchange Photograph:( Zee News Network )

The Sensex on Thursday closed lower by 32.83 points or 0.08 per cent at 38,690.10 and the Nifty down 15.1 points or 0.13 per cent at 11,676.80.

Profit-booking by funds and retail investors owing to the August month derivatives expiry and weak global cues dampened investor sentiment. 

A weak rupee and rising crude oil prices also fuelled the downtrend.

Among sectors, FMCG, metals and pharma along with PSU banks were the top gainers, while auto, energy and Bank Nifty were the big laggards. In the broader markets, the Nifty Midcap index, too, ended over one-fifth of a per cent higher. 

At the close of market hours, the Sensex ended lower by 32.83 points or 0.08% at 38690.10, while the Nifty was down 12.20 points or 0.10% at 11679.70. The market breadth was positive as 1,441 shares advanced, against a decline of 1,255 shares, while 169 shares were unchanged.

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