The 30-share index opened flat at 14,129.89 and then lost its power and started trading negatively. In the mid-noon trades, the index continued to trade in a negative zone and closed lower. Stocks from oil & gas, automobile and metal led the declines.
In contrast, Asian stocks heaved after increase in metals prices that pushed metal stocks towards the upward direction and US productivity data exhibited better-than-expected growth.
The BSE Sensex ended the day at 13,934.27, after losing 143.94 points while Nifty closed at 4,117.35, down 33.5 points.
Out of the total 2,667 shares, 1,130 boosted, 1,453 turned down while 84 remained on their previous places.