The BSE Sensex closed lower by 115.37 points or 0.33% at 34,501.27 and the Nifty of National Stock Exchange, ended down by 43.8 points or 0.41% at 10,570.55. Traders were also cautious ahead of April month derivatives expiry tomorrow, 25 April 2018.
The Sensex began the move on a negative note, falling over 100 points intraday, while the Nifty shed below the 10,600-level, shedding 25.85 points, or 0.24% to 10,588.50. Except IT, TECK and realty, all other BSE sectoral indices ended in the negative territory.
FMCG major Bajaj Corp. Ltd today reported a 5.22 percent rise in standalone net profit at Rs. 55.41 crore for the Q4 ended on 31 March, 2018. Shares of Bajaj Corp ended 5.52% lower at Rs 465.25 apiece on BSE.
Top five Sensex gainers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (up 3.37%), Tata Consultancy Services (up 2.43%), Mahindra and Mahindra (up 1.88%) Infosys (up0.61%) and Power Grid (up 0.58%), while the major losers were Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, ONGC, Dr Reddy's and IndusInd Bank falling upto 2 percent.