Sensex down 155.24 pts

Sensex down 155.24 pts

Agency News

Mumbai, Sep 30 : The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday further lost by 155.24 points to settle at 38,667.33 as brisk selling was witnessed in Finance, Bankex, Realty, Metal and Consumer Durable stocks amid weak global cues.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) too eased by 35.15 points to 11,477.25. High volality was witnessed during the day, as the Sensex opened higher by 51 points to 38,873.12 and it remained the day high. Later, it immediately nosedived nearly 421 points to 38,401.09 day low.

In late trade it slightly improved from day low figure but ended negative only at 38,667.33, sliding by 155.24 points from its last close.

The sectoral indices like Finance, Health Care, Bankex, Realty and Metal dragged the market for another day today.

In scrips, Yes Bank, IndusInd Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank and Sun Pharma dropped while buying in Bharti Airtel, Infosys, ITC and TCS capped from further declined, broker informed. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE Small-Cap index fell 1.21%. The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index fell 1.13%.

On the BSE, 788 shares rose and 1705 shares fell. A total of 157 shares remain unchanged. In Nifty 50 index, 24 stocks advanced and 26 stocks declined.

Overseas, most shares in Europe and Asia edged lower on Monday. China's factory activity shrank for the fifth straight month in September. (UNI)