BSE Sensex drops 0.01% as IT, capital goods lead market slide

The BSE 30-share Sensex was down 1.93 points or 0.01% to 18,048.85. At the day's high of 18,140.15 hit in early trade the index rose 89.37 points. The index fell 24.78 points at the day's low of 18026 in early afternoon trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was down 4.15 points or 0.08% to 5,414.15.

The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.6%. The Small-Cap index up 0.34%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

Sectoral indices on BSE were mixed. Banking sector index Bankex (up 0.95%), Realty index (up 0.23%), PSU index (up 0.22%), Consumer Durables index (up 0.2%), Healthcare index (up 0.15%), FMCG index (up 0.07%), and Auto index (up 0.01%), outperformed the Sensex. The BSE Oil & Gas index (down 0.15%), Metal index (down 0.21%), Power index (down 0.26%), Capital Goods index (down 0.29%), and IT index (down 0.33%), underperformed the Sensex.

BSE clocked turnover of Rs 4975 crore, lower than Rs 5619.16 crore on Monday, 16 August 2010.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1453 Negative 1534 Unchanged 99
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 19 fell and rest rose.