Sensex, Nifty slip on profit-booking; energy firms gain

Mumbai: Sensex snapped a three-session winning streak to end slightly lower on Tuesday as investors booked profits in recent outperformers such as ITC Ltd, but energy shares rose on lower global oil prices.

The benchmark BSE Sensex fell 0.04 per cent to 31,209.79, while the broader NSE Nifty ended 0.02 per cent lower at 9,613.30.

Cigarette maker ITC Ltd, which hit a record high on Monday, ended 1.5 per cent lower, while Reliance Industries Ltd rose nearly 3 per cent.