Sensex recovers a bit, closes at six-month low (Second Lead)

February 9th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Wednesday recovered a bit but still closed at more than a six-month low, having lost quite a bit during the day. Broader markets continued to get pounded as mid-to-small valued scrips lost much more than frontliners.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,723.99 points, closed at 17,686.34 points (provisional), down 89.36 points or 0.5 percent from its previous close at 17,775.7 points.

The Sensex had closed around this level at July 7 last year.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange ended 0.72 percent lower at 5,274.5 points.

Broader markets saw heavier selling, with the BSE midcap index down 3.2 percent and the BSE small cap index trading 3.9 p ercent lower.

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