BSE Sensex drops 1.01% as feeble market starts the week

The BSE 30-share Sensex was down 186.25 points or 1.01% to 18,345.03. The index lost 211.40 points at the day's low of 18,319.88 in mid-afternoon trade. The Sensex fell 38.60 points at the day's high of 18,492.68 in early trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was down 45.75 points or 0.83% to 5,499 after gyrating between 5,541.80 and 5,487.65 during the day.

The BSE Mid-Cap index fell 0.77% and the BSE Small-Cap index fell 0.74%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

The total turnover on BSE amounted to Rs 2102 crore, lower than Rs 2840.45 crore on Friday, 13 May 2011.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1054 Negative 1723 Unchanged 117
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 26 fell and rest rose.