BSE Sensex dips 0.34% as consumer durables, oil & gas lead market slump

The BSE 30-share Sensex lost 60.99 points or 0.34% at 17,971.12. The Sensex lost 212.12 points at the day's low of 17,819.99 in afternoon trade. The index declined 16.45 points at the day's high of 18,015.66 in early trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty declined 13.05 points or 0.24% to 5,402.40.

The BSE Mid-Cap index fell 0.58% and the BSE Small-Cap index slipped 1%. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex.

BSE clocked a turnover of Rs 4676 crore, higher than Rs 4437.05 crore on Monday, 30 August 2010.

The BSE FMCG index (up 1.58%), Auto index (up 0.83%), IT index (up 0.03%), Healthcare index (down 0.1%), Bankex (down 0.28%), outperformed the Sensex.

The BSE Capital Goods index (down 0.73%), PSU index (down 0.78%), Power index (down 0.88%), Metal index (down 1%), Realty index (down 1.71%), Oil & Gas index (down 1.95%) and Consumer Durables (down 2.32%), underperformed the Sensex.

Market Breadth:

Positive 922 Negative 1993 Unchanged 112
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 20 fell and rest rose.

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