Sensex ends 70 points lower, Nifty at 12,060

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 16, 2019, 04.08 PM(IST)

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The NSE Nifty 50 Index settled 0.27% lower at 12,053.95, while the S&P BSE Sensex index closed down 0.17% at 40,938.72.

Domestic Stock Markets indices Sensex and Nifty on Monday turned volatile and traded lower, tracking global equities.

Earlier in the day, Sensex hit a new record high of 41,185.03 points. 

At 9:17 am, the Sensex was up 117.03 points, or 0.29%, at 41,126.74. Nifty too was trading higher by 35.80 points to 12,122.50.

The NSE Nifty 50 Index settled 0.27% lower at 12,053.95, while the S&P BSE Sensex index closed down 0.17% at 40,938.72.

Shares of Reliance Industries weakened 0.75%, while ITC fell almost 2%.

The Nifty Metal index inched 1.4% lower and was the worst-performing sector.

IT stocks were among the few gainers, with the Nifty IT index closing nearly 1% higher.

(With inputs from Reuters)