BSE Sensex slips 0.28% as market falters for third successive day

The BSE 30-share Sensex was down 51.15 points or 0.28% to 18,086.20, its closing lowest level since 22 March 2011. The index fell 116.56 points at the day's low of 18,020.79 in afternoon trade. The Sensex gained 80.85 points at the day's high of 18,218.20 in early trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was down 18.35 points or 0.34% to 5,420.60, its lowest closing level since 22 March 2011. The Nifty hit a low 5,401.25 in intraday trade.

The BSE Mid-Cap index declined 0.61% and the BSE Small-Cap index fell 0.8%. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex.

The total turnover on BSE amounted to Rs 2605 crore, lower than Rs 2797.54 crore on Tuesday, 17 May 2011.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1017 Negative 1764 Unchanged 132
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 16 fell and rest rose.