Similarly, the 50-share NSE index Nifty slumped 47 points or 0.45 per cent to close at 10,303.15 after shuttling between 10,384.25 and 10,285.50. The S&P 500 dipped 0.02 per cent to 2,590.64.
The Sensex touched a high of 33,463.80 points and a low of 33,111.54 points during the intra-day trade so far. This is its weakest closing level since October 31, when it had ended at 33,213.13. However, it succumbed to profit-booking in late afternoon trade and slumped to a low of 33,157.68, before ending the session down by 151.95 points or 0.46 per cent at 33,218.81. The week has been a disappointing one for the investors as the Street flattered to deceive them.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) net purchased shares worth Rs 461.47 crore Tuesday, as per provisional data. On the contrary, domestic institutional investors bought stocks worth Rs 3,038.16 crore.
Major Sensex gainers on Friday were: SBI, up 6.20 per cent at Rs 333.20; LT, up 3.90 per cent at Rs 1,264.05; HUL, up 2.99 per cent at Rs 1,290.75; M&M, up 2.34 per cent at Rs 1,393.40; and ICICI Bank, up 2.25 per cent at Rs 318.60. Tata Motors 2.2 percent ahead of its September quarter earnings due later in the day.
On the other hand, the S&P BSE IT index rose by 41.50 points and Teck (technology, media and entertainment) index by 5.56 points.
Index heavyweights like Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, Adani Ports and Asian Paints, among others, traded in the red. The broader markets too were in a bearish form, with the small-cap index falling 0.96 per cent and mid-cap dipping 0.77 per cent. All the major sectoral indices with the exception of Nifty PSU Bank were trading in the early hours with metal stocks tanking the most. Key indices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Singapore and Taiwan ended higher by 0.50 per cent to 1.73 per cent. London's FTSE was down 0.04 per cent.