The NSE Nifty closed with a loss of 25 points at 8,743 on Wednesday. It opened at 8,806, hit an intra-day high of 8,807 and low of 8,731.
Weak Asian cues erased initial gains made by Indian shares in the morning session of trading. The Nifty claimed its crucial level of 8,800 driven by gains in realty, power, metal, consumer durable, capital goods, auto, and banks.
Active buying activity was seen in realty, metal, telecom, industrial, auto, FMCG and utilities sectors, while IT, teck, banking, finance, capital goods, pharma, energy and oil & gas showcased weakness on BSE.
Wall Street closed lower on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 85.40 points, or 0.5%, to close at 18,168.45.