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Sensex, Nifty end lower; budget caution weighs

File Photo: People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

(Reuters) - The Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Tuesday, retreating from record highs hit in the previous session, as investors booked profits in recent outperformers such as HDFC Bank Ltd, while caution prevailed ahead of the federal budget, due Thursday.

The Sensex fell 0.69 percent to 36,033.73, while the Nifty dropped 0.73 percent to 11,049.65.

(Reporting by Vishal Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)