The Indian equity markets started off on a negative note and closed with a loss of 0.64%. Buying was seen in FMCG and Pharma stocks while Metal, Auto and Power stocks saw selling pressure.

Major gainers for the day were: Cipla, Siemens, HCL Tech, Lupin, Cairn.

Major losers for the day were: IDFC, Coal India, Tata Power, GAIL, Maruti, Ambuja Cements.