Sensex ends above Monday’s close (Third Lead)May 19th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Indian equities markets consolidated their position Tuesday, with a key index shutting shop 17 points above its last closing figure after wildly fluctuating between the red and green terrains.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 14,757.82 points, ended at 14,302.03 points - 17.82 points or 0.12 percent - above its previous close.
It had literally zoomed more than 2,000 points Monday, closing at 14,284.21 points.
However, though the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) followed the same trajectory as the Sensex, it ended up on the losing side, slipping 0.11 percent to 4,318.45 points.
Broader market indices did better, with the BSE midcap index gaining 3.6 percent and the BSE smallcap index ending 2.52 percent up