The stock market closed down.


New Delhi: Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty fell for the second consecutive day on Friday due to selling in information technology (IT) and bank stocks in the domestic stock markets amid mixed trend in foreign markets. The 30-share BSE index ended 106.62 points or 0.16 per cent lower at 66,160.20. During the day, the index had plunged 388.17 points to 65,878.65.

Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty fell 13.85 points, or 0.07 per cent, to close at 19,646.05. Top losers in the Sensex pack included Bajaj Finserv, HDFC Bank, Tata Motors, HCL Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, Axis Bank, Infosys, IndusInd Bank, Tech Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki.

On the other hand, NTPC, Power Grid, M&M, JSW Steel, Bajaj Finance, ITC and Reliance Industries were among the top gainers. Elsewhere in Asia, South Korea's Kospi, China's Shanghai Composite and Hong Kong's Hang Seng ended with gains, while Japan's Nikkei ended lower.

Adani New Industries, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, raised Rs 3,231 crore from Barclays and Deutsche Bank. Due to this news, there was a purchase in Adani Group shares today. There was buying in 10 out of 7 stocks of the group. The stock closed at the red mark due to NDTV's weak results.

European markets were seeing a mixed trend during trading. The US markets closed with a fall on Thursday. Meanwhile, international oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.42 per cent lower at USD 83.89 per barrel.

Foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market as they sold shares worth Rs 3,979.44 crore on Thursday, according to exchange data. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty fell 440.38 points, or 0.66 per cent, to close at 66,266.82.

(With language input)

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