Profit selling snapped a four-day rising spree at mid-session on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday as the benchmark Sensex shed over 149 points on fall in prices of reality, cement and refinery stocks.
Jul 25, 1990: touched 4-digits for the first time and closed at 1,001
Jan 15, 1992: crossed 2,000-mark, closed at 2,020
Feb 29, 1992: surged past the 3,000 mark
Mar 30, 1992: crossed 4,000-mark, closed at 4,091
Oct 11, 1999: crossed 5,000-mark
Feb 11, 2000: crossed 6,000-mark, hit new high of 6,006
June 21, 2005: crossed 7,000 pts for the first time
Sep 8, 2005: crossed 8000 level
Dec 9, 2005: touched 9000.32 in mid-session
Feb 7, 2006: touched 10,003 pts in mid-session, closed above 10K
Mar 27, 2006: crossed 11,000, touched 11,001 pts
Apr 20, 2006: crossed 12,000, touched 12,004 pts
Oct 30, 2006: crossed 13,000 and closed at 13,024.26.
Dec 5, 2006: crossed 14,000, touched 14028 in early trade
The Sensex, which had been on upward march for the last four straight trading sessions, fell by 149.02 points at 14,731.22 at 1300 hrs, after touching an intra-day record high of 14,963.26.
Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty lost 47.50 points at 4,311.80. It also set an intra-day peak at 4,378.55 in early trade.
Marketmen said the trading sentiment turned bearish as investors and funds indulged in booking profits at existing higher levels, when Sensex came close to the 15,000 points mark.
Analysts said that realty stocks were down after the just-listed shares of DLF Ltd fell back to Rs 540 at noon against the market expectations of Rs 570.
The offered price of the DLF Ltd stock was Rs 525. The profit selling activity was more at high flying counters like Reliance Industries, ACC and Tata Steel.