With negative global cues and surge in crude oil prices turning investors risk-averse, key Indian equity markets on Thursday provisionally closed the day’s trade in the red.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended at 8,203.60 points — down 69.45 points or 0.84 per cent.
The BSE Sensex, which opened at 26,994.48 points, provisionally closed at 26,763.46 points (at 3.30 p.m.) — down 257.20 points or 0.95 per cent from the previous day’s close at 27,020.66 points.
During the intra-day trade, the Sensex touched a high of 26,994.91 points and a low of 26,692.35 points.
The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of the bears — with 1,336 declines and 1,233 advances.
The S&P BSE IT index plunged by 251 points, followed by the FMCG index, which declined by 133.40 points; and the automobile index fell by 120.91 points.
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