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Sensex Closes 77 Points Down; Markets Witnessed Volatile Trading

MUMBAI: The Indian equities markets benchmark added a negative note as Sensex closed 77 points down in a volatile session on Friday (January 28). The index slumped 884 points from the day's high. The markets witnessed volatile trading. 

The 30 stock S&P BSE Sensex closed at 57,200.23 points, which is 76.71 points or 0.13% lower from its previous day's close at 57,276.94 points. The broader Nifty 50 of the National Stock Exchange also closed in the red. The Nifty closed at 17,101.95 points, which is 8.20 points or 0.05 per cent down from its previous day's close at 17,110.15 points.

The Nifty also opened in the positive at 17,208.30 points and touched a high of 17,373.50 points and slipped to a low of 17,077.10 points in the intra-day. Auto and banking stocks slumped in the last hour selling. Maruti Suzuki dipped 2.99 per cent to Rs 8553.20. ICICI Bank slumped 1.62 per cent to Rs 781.10. Axis Bank fell 1.08 per cent to Rs 764.75 and State Bank of India closed 1.07 per cent down at Rs 523.35.