Sensex closes flat, broader markets end in red (Second Lead)

June 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Wednesday closed flat, while broader markets fell on a largely lacklustre trading day.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,659.37 points, closed at 17,552.08 points (provisional), down 8.22 points or 0.05 percent from its previous close at 17,560.3 points.

The Sensex touched an intra-day high of 17,678.88 points and fell to a low of 17,492.19 points.

The 50-scrip S&P; CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange too ended on a dull note at 5,278.2 points, up 0.04 percent.

Broader markets fared much worse, with the BSE midcap closing 0.77 percent lower and the BSE smallcap index ending 0.8 percent down.

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