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Nifty, Sensex end lower; financials, consumer stocks weigh

File photo of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Bengaluru, Karnataka Aug 20, 2019, 03.59 PM (IST)

Indian shares settled lower on Tuesday, led by a fall in financial and consumer stocks with Yes Bank Ltd closing at its lowest in over six years.

The broader NSE Nifty closed 0.33 per cent lower at 11,017, while the benchmark BSE Sensex finished down 0.2 per cent at 37,328.01.

The Nifty PSU index finished the day 2.35 per cent lower, with State Bank of India settling down over 1 per cent.

Among consumer stocks, Britannia Industries Ltd lost 3.24 per cent to its lowest since February 2018, while ITC Ltd settled 1.87 per cent lower.

IT stocks held onto gains and closed 1.2 per cent higher as the rupee weakened to its lowest since February.

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The broader NSE Nifty closed 0.33 per cent lower at 11,017, while the benchmark BSE Sensex finished down 0.2 per cent at 37,328.01.