BSE Sensex slightly gains 0.02% but market remains weak

The BSE 30-share Sensex was up 3.71 points or 0.02% to 18,073.90. The index lost 155.41 points at the day's low of 17,914.78 in early trade. The Sensex rose 43.43 points at the day's high of 18,113.62 in afternoon trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was down 4.15 points or 0.08% to 5416.45.

The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.3%. The Small-Cap index rose 0.03%. Both the indices outperformed the Sensex.

Sectoral indices on BSE were mixed. Banking sector index Bankex (up 1.68%), Auto index (up 1.17%), Consumer Durables index (up 1.03%), Realty index (up 1.03%), PSU index (up 0.98%), Healthcare index (up 0.19%) and Oil & Gas index (up 0.17%), outperformed the Sensex. The BSE Power index (down 0.01%), Capital Goods index (down 0.18%), FMCG index (down 0.49%), Metal index (down 0.77%), and IT index (down 0.9%), underperformed the Sensex.

BSE clocked turnover of Rs 5470 crore, lower than Rs 5627.09 crore on Wednesday, 11 August 2010.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1298 Negative 1648 Unchanged 99
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 18 fell and rest rose.