Sensex pares losses to end flat, Nifty below 8,900

sensex down The market on Friday extended fall for the second straight day after a volatile trading session with Sensex settled the day at 28,832, down 7.34 points, while the broader Nifty50 ended at 8,897.55 down 2 points.  Key indices swung between gains and losses during the day as negative global cues spoiled investors’ sentiment. The broader market outperformed the frontline indices with BSE Midcap gained 0.3%, while BSE Smallcap added 0.4%.

The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was negative. On BSE, About 1389 shares had advanced while 1442 shares declined, and 174 shares remained unchanged.