Equity benchmarks closed lower on profit booking. The Sensex fell 156.76 points or 0.56 percent to 28051.86 and the Nifty lost 27.80 points or 0.32 percent to 8638.50. The broader markets outperformed benchmarks with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rising 0.7 percent and 0.23 percent, respectively despite negative market breadth. About 1450 shares declined against 1232 advancing shares on the BSE. Eicher Motors, Adani Ports, Zee Entertain, Lupin, Tata Power were the top gainers today while ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel, BHEL, HDFC, Bank of Baroda were the top losers in NSE.