Profit booking pulls down Sensex (Second Lead)May 8th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Indian equities markets fell sharply post-noon Friday, with a key index ruling 290 points lower than its previous close about 90 minutes before the closing bell.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 12,092.97 points, was ruling 290.06 points or 2.39 percent lower at 11,834.2 points.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 1.3 percent from the previous close to trade at 3,603.5 points.
Broader market indices were also ruling in the red, with the BSE midcap index shedding 1.13 percent and the BSE smallcap index losing 0.6 percent.