December 21, 2016 / 7:08 AM / 9 months ago

Sensex falls for sixth straight session; IT stocks down

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

REUTERS - Indian shares erased early gains to close lower on Wednesday, posting their sixth straight session of declines, dragged down by major IT stocks such as Infosys Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

The 30-stock BSE Sensex ended down 0.25 percent at 26,242.38, while the broader NSE Nifty closed 0.26 percent lower at 8,061.30.

Infosys and TCS fell 1.4 percent each.

Reporting by Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

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