Declines in TCS and Wipro at 4.39 percent and 0.47 percent, respectively, kept the barometer index under pressure. The Sensex has now lost 300 points in the last three days.
Globally, Asian markets fell after Chinese inflation data indicated more weakness in the world's second-biggest economy, while European markets were also down in their early trade.

The 30-share BSE Sensex opened a shade lower at 26,760.32 and fell further to hit a low of 26,713.28 following widespread losses led by IT stocks.
The index finally settled down by 66.87 points or 0.25 percent at 26,779.66.
The 50-share NSE Nifty also dropped by 23.80 points or 0.29 percent to close the day at 8,107.90 after shuttling between 8,096.35 and 8,139.30 intra-day.
Shares of FMCG major HUL ended 1.85 percent down at Rs 797.40 after company reported a decline of 2.62 percent in its standalone net profit to Rs 962.24 crore. Out of the 30-Sensex constituents, 15 ended lower.
Prominent Sensex losers included Tata Motors, Coal India, ICICI Bank, BHEL, NTPC, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, Dr Reddy's, Maruti Suzuki and L&T.

Sectorwise, the BSE IT index suffered the most by falling 1.32 percent, followed by teck 1.16 percent, auto 0.72 percent, power 0.70 percent, PSU 0.49 and metal 0.30 percent.



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