Market Closing Bell: Sensex, Nifty pare early gains to end in red; auto, FMCG stocks fall Updated : December 16, 2019 04:01 PM IST The BSE Sensex settled 71 points lower at 40,939, while the NSE Nifty50 was down by 26 points to end at 12,061. Decline in index heavyweights like Reliance Industries, ITC, HUL, and HDFC Bank added to the woes. In intra-day deals, the BSE Sensex rose 175 points to hit a new high of 41,185, while the Nifty Bank index also advanced 143 points to its all-time high of 32,157. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.