After consolidation, Equity benchmarks ended in the negative zone. The Sensex dropped 53 points to 27782 and the Nifty dropped 19 points to 8572. Rupee closed with weakness of 2 paise at 67.06. Maximum Indian sectors showed negative movements, Midcap sectors showed some positive movements. BSE Small Cap dropped 14 points to 12487, BSE Midcap hikes 22 points 13000 and Nifty Midcap drifted up by 34 points to 15132. Consumer Durables sector leaded of all the sectors at 12298 with 176 points up. In Asian market, Nikkei dropped 195 points to 16360, Hang Seng gained 94 points to 22909 and Shanghai Composite with minor hike closed at 3070 with 2 points hike.
Tata Motors (D), Bharti Infratel, Tata Motors, Asian Paints and Reliance were todays top gainers while Wipro, HCL Tech, Bank of Baroda, Larsen and Idea Cellular were todays top losers of NSE.