BSE Sensex slumps 0.64% as all sectors plunges except FMCG

The BSE 30-share Sensex was down 116.25 points or 0.64% to 18,050.78. At the day's high of 18,203.92 hit in mid-morning trade the index rose 36.89 points. The index fell 169.57 points at the day's low of 17,997.46 in mid-afternoon trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was down 33.80 points or 0.62% to 5418.30.

The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.08%. The Small-Cap index down 0.25%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

Barring the BSE FMCG index, all the other sectoral indices on BSE declined. The BSE FMCG index rose 0.78%, outperforming the Sensex, which shed 0.64%. The BSE PSU index (down 0.07%), Consumer Durables index (down 0.07%), Auto index (down 0.17%), banking sector index Bankex (down 0.52%), and Power index (down 0.59%), outperformed the Sensex. The BSE IT index fell 0.64%, matching the Sensex's decline. The BSE Oil & Gas index (down 0.76%), Healthcare index (down 0.85%), Capital Goods index (down 0.9%), Realty index (down 1.09%) and Metal index (down 1.5%), underperformed the Sensex.

BSE clocked turnover of Rs 4835 crore, lower than Rs 6112.58 crore on Friday, 13 August
2010.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1281 Negative 1705 Unchanged 85
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 23 fell and rest rose.

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