Sensex closes 21 points down, Nifty settles below 10,150

The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty were trading lower as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy statement this week to know about the possible pace and timing of further US monetary tightening.

The BSE Sensex closed 21.39 points down at 32,402.37 while the NSE Nifty closed 5.55 points down at 10,147.55.

The top three Sensex gainers were Tata Motors (+4.58%), Kotak Bank (+1.63%) and Cipla (+0.61%).

The top three Sensex losers were Coal India (-2.49%), HDFC (-1.02%) and LT (-%).

The top three Nifty gainers were GAIL (+5.43%), Tata Motors (+4.77%) and Tata Motor DVR (+3.36%).

The top three Nifty losers were Coal India (-2.38%), Auro Pharma (-2.04%) and Sun Pharma (-1.26%).