BSE Sensex slumps 0.85% as trading drops anew

The BSE Sensex was down 138.65 points or 0.85% to 16,146.33, its lowest closing level since 19 August 2011. The Sensex gained 88.86 points at the day's high of 16,373.84 in early trade. The index fell 180.64 points at the day's low of 16,104.34 in late trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was down 49.30 points or 1.01% to 4,839.60, its lowest closing level since 25 May 2010. The Nifty hit a low of 4,825.05 in intraday trade.

The BSE Mid-Cap index fell 0.88% and underperformed the Sensex. The BSE Small-Cap index declined 0.82%. and outperformed the Sensex.

BSE clocked turnover of Rs 2426 crore, higher than Rs 2204.92 crore on Wednesday, 24 August 2011.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1133 Negative 1654 Unchanged 115
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 19 fell and rest rose.