Equity benchmarks ended lower again after a consolidation. The Sensex fell 108 points to 25530.11 and the Nifty declined 16.50 points to 7765.40.
The market breadth was positive as about 1460 shares advanced against 1311 declining shares on the BSE.
Pharma and Realty indices are up almost 1 percent. Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, HUL, HDFC and Lupin are top gainers in the Sensex. ITC, Coal India, ONGC, Reliance and NTPC are major losers in the Sensex.