Sensex ends 150 points in the red (Second Lead)November 14th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Despite opening strong, Indian equities markets fell once again Friday on weak global cues and a key index finished with losses of more than 150 points.The 30-share benchmark sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) finished at 9,385.42, down 150.91 points or 1.58 percent from its previous close Wednesday at 9,536.33 points.
The Sensex opened strong at 9,799.25, up 262.92 points or 2.76 percent from its previous close Wednesday, hit a high of 9,836.11 but then began to slide to hit a low of 9,267.49 before inching up about 115 points to its closing value.
The broader-based 50 share S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also showed a similar trend and closed at 2,810.35, down 38.1 points or 1.34 percent from its previous close Wednesday at 2,848.45 points.
The BSE midcap index finished at 3,216.08, down 65.19 points or 1.99 percent from its previous close Wednesday at 3,281.27 points.
The BSE smallcap index closed at 3,765.05, down 48.33 points or 1.27 percent from its previous close Wednesday at 3,813.38 points.