Market Highlights: Sensex slips 188 points, Nifty settles at 12,056 weighed by metal and auto stocks

Share Trading at a firm in Kolkata. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

Share/Stock Market Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and BSE settled lower for the second straight day on Tuesday following weakness in the broader Asian markets.

The S&P BSE Sensex slipped below the 41,000-mark to end at 40,966.86, down 188.26 points or 0.46 per cent, while the broader Nifty 50 settled at 12,055.80, down 63.20 points or 0.52 per cent.

Among sectoral indices, the Nifty Metal index was worst performer of the day falling 2.39 per cent weighed by shares of Vedanta, Steel Authority of India and Tata Steel. The Nifty Auto index too slipped 1.23 per cent weighed by Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki India.

In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap fell 81.34 points or 0.52 per cent to end at 15,677.67, while the S&P BSE SmallCap settled at 14,826.50, down 23.89 points or 0.16 per cent.

(with inputs from agencies)