The benchmark indices ended the Friday’s session lower as markets looked to settle down after the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday issued an outlook that was more hawkish than expected.
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 26,489, down 30 points, while the broader Nifty50 closed at 8,139, down 14 points.
The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, remained negative. On the BSE, 1,486 shares declined and 1,122 shares rose. A total of 167 shares were unchanged.
Bharti Airtel was the top loser and lost 3% on the BSE. Other losers included ONGC, Adani Ports, ICICI Bank and ITC.