Equity benchmarks ended near 2-week closing low on Tuesday, with the Sensex shedding 358 points intraday on profit booking and global weakness. SEBI declared 331 suspected shell companies also hit market sentiment. Barring the Metals index, all other sectoral indices ended in the red, with Realty falling the most (down 4.4 percent) followed by PSU Bank (2.4 percent). The 30-share BSE Sensex managed to hold 32,000 level, ending down 259.48 points at 32,014.19. The 50-share NSE Nifty touched an intraday low of 9,947, before closing down 78.85 points at 9,978.55.