Sensex plummets near closing bell (Third Lead)June 17th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) A key index of the Indian equities markets plummeted towards closing bell to shut shop Wednesday 484 points in the red.
The benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Sensex, which opened at 14,978.5 points, fell 484.20 points or 3.24 percent to end trade at 14,473.71 points (provisional).
The Sensex hit an intra-day high of 14,996.39 points and a low of 14,447.71 points.
Like the Sensex, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) too closed in the red, ending 3.88 percent lower at 4,342.65 points.
Broader market indices also closed in the negative terrain after having traded in the green for most of the day. The BSE midcap index ended 4.03 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 3.85 percent.