BSE Sensex decreases 1.29% as market in downturn

The BSE Sensex lost 219.77 points or 1.29% to 16,839.63, its lowest closing level since 9 June 2010. The index fell 274.84 points at the day's low of 16784.56 in early afternoon trade. The Sensex gained 187.48 points at the day's high of 17,246.88 in early trade, its highest level since Wednesday, 10 August 2011.

The S&P CNX Nifty was down 65.35 points or 1.27% to 5,072.95 its lowest closing level since 9 August 2011. The Nifty hit a high of 5,194.45 in intraday trade, its highest level since Wednesday, 10 August 2011. The Nifty hit a low of 5,053.35 in intraday trade.

The BSE Mid-Cap index fell 0.46% and the BSE Small-Cap index declined 0.44%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

BSE clocked turnover of Rs 2450 crore, higher than Rs 2374.85 crore on Thursday, 11 August 2011.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1257 Negative 1585 Unchanged 111
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 24 fell and rest rose.


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