Benchmark indices ended lower today. Sensex ended 570.60 points down at 66,230.24, whereas Nifty concluded 159.05 points down at 19,742.35.
In the previous season, Sensex ended 796.00 points down at 66,800.84, whereas Nifty concluded 231.90 points down at 19,901.40.
Auto stocks saw profit booking ahead of monthly sales data while banks slipped on concerns related to margins with ICICI Bank being the top loser. PSU banks saw a fall with strong volumes, with SBI slipping below the Rs 300-mark.