Equity benchmarks closed with negative leads today. Sensex closed with 45 points down at 28061 and Nifty closed at 8697 with 11 points down. BSE Smallcap dropped 3 points at 13222, BSE Midcap closed with minor hike of 1 points at 13542 and Nifty Midcap closes at 15972 with 16 points loss. At the end 1377 shares advanced, 1407 shares declined and 221 shares remained unchanged.
Rupee closed with a hike of 2 paise at 66.68 against US Dollar.
Gainers: Tata Steel, Tata Motors (D), Zee Entertainment, Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto
Losers: Bharti Infratel, Asian Paints, Eicher Motors, HDFC, Cipla