Major gainers of the day were Hathway Cable & Datacom, Sobha and Religare Enterprises that posted gains to the tune of 8% to 10%.
Major losers of the day were RTN Power, Reliance Communications (RCom) and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and DCB Bank that posted losses to the tune of 3% to 4%.
Among Sensex stocks, the stocks that drove the fall were Axis Bank (fell by 2.32%), Asian Paints (fell by 1.53%), HDFC (fell by 1.43%) and Dr Reddy's (fell by 1.23%).
The top gainers amongst the 30-share benchmark index were Wipro, Adani Ports and Hindustan Unilever that rose by nearly 1%.
The top gainers among sectoral indices were BSE realty (0.7%), BSE telecom (0.49%) and BSE consumer durables (0.59%). The top losers among the sectoral indices were BSE metal index (0.55%), BSE basic materials (0.36%) and BSE utilities (0.34%).