(1.36 pc), Cipla (1.35 pc), Dr Reddy's Lab (1.11 pc), ONGC (1.10 pc) and Hindalco (1.07 pc).
The gainers included Hero MotoCorp, which rose 4.06 pc, followed by Tata Motors, TCS and Infosys.
Among the sectoral indices, S&P BSE-FMCG dropped by 3.33 pc, followed by S&P BSE-Metal 1.73 pc, S&P BSE-HC 1.64 pc, S&P BSE-Oil&Gas 1.35 pc, S&P BSE-CG 1.34 pc, S&P BSE-Power 1.25 pc and S&P BSE-PSU 1.20 pc.
The market breadth remained negative, with 1,419 scrips declining, 850 shares gaining and 174 scrips unchanged. Total turnover shot up further to Rs 2,144.18 crore from Rs 1,862.12 crore yesterday.
Foreign institutional investors sold shares worth a net Rs 404.50 crore yesterday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.