August 20, 2019 / 5:01 AM / a month ago

Nifty, Sensex end lower; financials, consumer stocks weigh

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

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian shares settled lower on Tuesday, led by a fall in financial and consumer stocks with Yes Bank Ltd closing at its lowest in over six years.

The broader NSE Nifty closed 0.33% lower at 11,017, while the benchmark BSE Sensex finished down 0.2% at 37,328.01.

The Nifty PSU index finished the day 2.35% lower, with State Bank of India settling down over 1%.

Among consumer stocks, Britannia Industries Ltd lost 3.24% to its lowest since February 2018, while ITC Ltd settled 1.87% lower.

IT stocks held onto gains and closed 1.2% higher as the rupee weakened to its lowest since February.

Reporting by Chandini Monnappa in Bengaluru; editing by Gopakumar Warrier

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