NEW DELHI: Stock benchmarks made a few attempts to break free today, only to end in negative territory, pulled down by banking, energy and oil & gas stocks.
The BSE index closed 150 points, or 0.44 per cent, down at 33,686. The NSE Nifty too settled in the red, down 51 points, or 0.49 per cent, at 10,360.
On the Sensex map, 11 managed to close in the green and 19 lost. As for the Nifty, 12 scrips rose and 38 fell.
As many as 42 stocks hit fresh 52-week lows on NSE, compared with 18 stocks that hit fresh 52-week highs on NSE on Thursday.