Sensex down 260 points, lesser scrips excel (Third Lead)

May 20th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) While benchmark indices at the equities markets slipped into the red at end of trading Wednesday with a key index falling 260 points below its last close, mid- and small-sized firms outperformed blue-chip companies.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 14,230.73 points, ended at 14,041.34 points - 260.69 points or 1.82 percent - below Tuesday’s close.

The S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) followed the Sensex to end in the red, slipping 1.36 percent to 4,259.7 points.

Broader market indices did better, with the BSE midcap index gaining 5.72 percent and the BSE smallcap index ending 7.94 percent up.

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