The 30-share index, which had gained 460.36 points in the previous session, fell by 34.71 points, or 0.13 percent, to 25,654.15.

Profit-booking in stocks of auto, metal, infrastructure, consumer durables, oil&gas and PSU sectors negatively impacted the trading sentiment.

National Stock Exchange index Nifty slipped by 9.05 points, or 0.12 percent, to 7,857.

Brokers said besides profit-booking by retail investors and funds after yesterday's rally, a mixed trend at other Asian markets led to decline in domestic stocks.

Moreover, a cautious stance by participants ahead of the key macroeconomic data and quarterly earnings by some more companies, to be released this week, influenced sentiment, they said.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was up 1.50 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.26 percent in morning trade today. China's Shanghai Composite index was up 0.19 percent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.20 percent lower in yesterday's trade.

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