Sensex ends lower as auto, pharma stocks drag

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MUMBAI: Market benchmark Sensex snapped its three-day winning run after sliding over 12 points on Tuesday on sell-off in auto and pharma stocks amid muted global cues.

The 30-share barometer, after opening up at 28,386.12, advanced to a high of 28,393.42, but late profit-booking pulled it down to 28,263.45. It finally ended at 28,339.31, showing a moderate loss of 12.31 points or 0.04 per cent.

The gauge had gained 61.70 points in the previous three sessions. The 50-share NSE Nifty broke below the 8,800-mark by falling 12.75 points, or 0.14 per cent to 8,792.30 after moving between 8,820.45 and 8,772.50