A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday provisionally closed 109 points lower with traders booking profits after recent upward surges.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 17,817.59 points, closed at 17,721.73 points (provisional), 109.02 points or 0.61 percent down from its previous close at 17,830.75 points.
The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also ended lower at 5,370.4 points, down 41.95 points or 0.78 percent from its previous close.
Broader markets also slipped with the BSE 500 index ending 0.47 percent lower.
All but one of the 13 sectoral indices on the BSE closed in the red. Only metal stocks saw some gains.