Stock Market Today: Sensex Falls 802 Points; Nifty Around 21,500

The two key equity benchmarks, Sensex and Nifty, on Tuesday fell again amid profit booking in some stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex tumbled 802 points to close at 71,139. On the other hand, NSE Nifty50 declined 216 points to end at 21,522.

On the 30-share Sensex platform, Bajaj Finance tanked 5.17 per cent, followed by Titan, UltraCemco, NTPC, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance. On the flip side, Tata Motors, HUL, SBI, TechM, and PowerGrid were among gainers.

In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap index shed 0.6 per cent and Smallcap index ended on a flat note.

Sectorally, the Nifty FMCG index fell the most (down 1 per cent), followed by the Nifty Pharma index (down 0.8 per cent), and the Nifty Financial Services index (down 0.6 per cent). On the upside, the Nifty PSU Bank index gained 0.8 per cent.

In the previous session on Monday, the S&P BSE Sensex gained ended 1,241 points higher at 71,942, while the NSE Nifty50 shut shop 385 points higher at 21,738.