Top sectoral gainers and losers on NSE
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 36,134, down 107 points or 0.29 per cent, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,869, down 14 points or 0.13 per cent.
Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty Bank index fell 0.61 per cent weighed by HDFC Bank and State Bank of India (SBI). The Nifty FMCG index, too, slipped 0.65 per cent led by a fall in Colgate Palmolive (India) and Hindustan Unilever. However, Nifty IT index rose 1.76 per cent led by Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
In the broader market, S&P BSE Midcap index ended largely flat at 15,098, while S&P BSE Smallcap index settled a tad up at 14,514.
The rupee moved in a range of 70.32-70.67 per dollar during the day. It had opened 3 paise lower at 70.49 against the greenback. The domestic unit Monday had dropped by 88 paise, its biggest single-day loss in more than three months, to close at 70.46 against the US currency as oil prices rebounded and the US currency gained strength.
Oil prices rose on Tuesday, extending strong gains from the previous day amid expected OPEC-led supply cuts and a mandated reduction in Canadian output.