BSE Sensex slumps 1.25% as market on downturn

The BSE 30-share Sensex was down 227.94 points or 1.25% to 17,998.41. The Sensex rose 22.01 points at the day's high of 18,248.36 in mid-morning trade. The index fell 282.19 points at the day's low of 17,944.16 in late trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was down 69.20 points or 1.26% to 5,408.70.

The BSE Mid-Cap index fell 0.95%, outperforming the Sensex. The BSE Small-Cap index fell 1.38%. It underperformed the Sensex.

BSE clocked turnover of Rs 5276 crore, higher than Rs 4862.55 crore on Thursday, 26 August 2010.

Market Breadth:

Positive 886 Negative 2094 Unchanged 81
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 26 fell and rest rose.