Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty closed marginally lower in volatile trade on Friday after profit-booking in financial and IT stocks amid a weak trend in global equity markets.
Breaking the two-day gain, the 30-share BSE Sensex closed 30.81 points or 0.05 per cent lower at 58,191.29. During the day, it closed at 57,851.15, down 370.95 points or 0.63 per cent.
The broader NSE Nifty closed at 17,314.65, down 17.15 points or 0.10 per cent.
Mahindra & Mahindra, UltraTech Cement, State Bank of India, Tata Consultancy Services, Bajaj Finance and ITC were among the laggards in the Sensex stocks.
On the other hand, Titan, Power Grid, NTPC, Maruti, IndusInd Bank and Asian Paints were among the winners.
Elsewhere in Asia, markets in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong closed lower.
Stock exchanges in Europe were trading on a mixed note in mid-session deals. On Thursday, the US markets closed with a fall.
“Before the release of US jobs data, the domestic market traded with cuts in line with their global counterparts. Stronger job data than anticipated could push the market down as it forces the Fed to focus more on inflation. That could be the reason, said Vinod Nair, head of research at Geojit Financial Services.
Meanwhile, international oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.48 per cent to $94.87 per barrel.
According to data available with BSE, foreign institutional investors were net buyers as they bought shares worth Rs 279.01 crore on Thursday.
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