Two key equity benchmarks, Sensex and Nifty, closed in the negative territory for the second consecutive session on Monday. The S&P BSE Sensex, which had jumped 296 points intraday, closed 140 points lower at 65,655. At the same time, NSE Nifty50 fell 38 points and closed at 19,694.
On the 30-share Sensex platform, Bajaj Finance, M&M Ultrasemco, Bajaj Finserv, Tata Motors, HUL were among the major losers. On the other hand, Airtel, HCLTech, Wipro, TechM, TCS, Maruti were among the gainers.
A total of 1,784 shares advanced, 1,864 shares declined, while 146 shares remained unchanged.
In broader markets, BSE Midcap index ended flat, down 0.06 per cent; While BSE Smallcap Index gained 0.4 percent.
Sectorally, the information technology index rose 0.6 percent and the healthcare index rose 0.3 percent. Nifty Auto index fell by 0.77 per cent, Nifty Media fell by 0.53 per cent, Nifty Metal fell by 0.48 per cent and Nifty FMCG index fell by 0.40 per cent.
In the last session on Friday, S&P BSE Sensex fell 188 points to close at 65,795, while NSE Nifty 50 fell 33 points to close at 19,732.
In Asian markets, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong closed in the green, while Tokyo closed in the red. European markets were trading on a mixed note. American markets closed with slight gains on Friday.
Global oil benchmark Brent crude rose 0.74 percent to $81.21 a barrel.
According to exchange data, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold equities worth Rs 477.76 crore on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Indian rupee fell 9 paise to close at its all-time low of 83.35 against the US dollar on Monday tracking negative trend in domestic equities. Foreign fund outflow also impacted the local unit, forex traders said.
At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local unit opened at 83.25 and closed at a lifetime low of 83.35 against the dollar, registering a decline of 9 paise from its previous close. On Friday, the rupee closed at 83.26 against the American currency. Earlier, the rupee had closed at its lowest level of 83.33 against the dollar on November 13 this year.