The broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed (at 3.30 p.m.) lower by 24.45 points, or 0.24 per cent, at 10,339.20 points.
The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 33,254.93 points, closed at 33,213.13 points -- down 53.03 points or 0.16 per cent -- from Monday's close at 33,266.16 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 33,294.30 points and a low of 33,164.28 points during the intra-day trade.
However, the BSE market breadth was bullish - 1,400 advances and 1,323 declines.
On Monday, the key indices scaled fresh highs -- both on closing as well as intra-day basis -- on hopes of better quarterly results, coupled with a strong rupee and healthy buying in consumer durables, automobile and oil and gas stocks.
The Sensex closed at a fresh high of 33,266.16 points, after touching a record high of 33,340.17 points intra-day.
The broader Nifty50, which touched an intra-day record high of 10,384.50 points, closed at a new high of 10,363.65 points.