Equity benchmarks indices were trading lower on Friday, closing market at Sensex sheds 77 points at 26,150.24 and the Nifty declined 6-month low to end at 8074. NTPC rallies 4 percent while Tata Steel slips 2 percent. About 1312 shares have advanced, 1277 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged.
The gainers were NTPC, Sun Pharma, Bharti, Hero MotoCorp and M&M, while losers were Tata Steel, ITC, GAIL, Asian Paints and HDFC Bank.
Sectoral indices were trading on a mixed note with stocks from power sector, witnessing maximum buying interest. Stocks from fast moving consumer goods sector are witnessing selling pressure.