Sensex ends 200 pts down

During the day the 30-share index had touched a low of 9609.21 points.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 21:28 IST

The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index (Sensex) on Wednesday lost 200.56 points to close at almost a four-month-low of 9,756.76 points largely on sustained selling by foreign funds and retail investors.

During the day the 30-share index had touched a low of 9609.21 points.

The Sensex had bounced back after touching the intra-day low of 9,609.21, raising hopes that the 9,600 major support level might provide some respite to sinking market.

The volume of business, however, improved further to Rs 3,539.45 crore from Rs 3,010.42 crore yesterday. RIL clocked the highest turnover of Rs 360.36 crore followed by Atlas Copc (Rs 265.50 crore), Tata Steel (Rs 117.75 crore), REL Capital (Rs 113.94 crore) and L&T (Rs 111.74 crore).

The broad-based BSE-100 Index tumbled by another 151.68 points to 4,981.39 from previous close of 5,133.27.

The BSE-200 index and the Dollex-200 were quoted sharply down at 1,183.29 and 429.11 at close compared to last close of 1,223.82 and 444.24 respectively. The BSE-500 Index dropped by 145.02 points to 3,776.52 from previous close of 3,921.54 and the Dollex-30 finished lower at 1,744.78 from 1,782.39.

First Published: Jun 07, 2006 10:39 IST