Sensex tumbles 541 pts, Nifty tanks 165 pts as Europe sell-off plays spoilsport


MUMBAI, SEPT 22: The benchmark BSE Sensex plunged by 541 points to its two-week low of 25,651.84 after nervous buyers withdrew swiftly on sell-off in Europe. The NSE Nifty also dropped 165.10 points to 7,812.
Small-cap and Mid-indices were also sharply lower between 1.21 per cent and 1.57 per cent.
After starting on a firm note, the 30-share Sensex cracked under all-round selling and ended the day at 25,651.84, down 541.14 points or 2.07 per cent.
The NSE Nifty hit a low of 7,787.75 before settling lower by 165.10 points or 2.07 per cent at 7,812.
Fresh weakness in the rupee, which fell to Rs 66 against the dollar in the intra-session, too took its toll.
26 scrips out of the 30-share Sensex pack ended lower.
Among BSE sectoral indices, metal fell by 4.24 per cent followed by capital goods (3.10 pc), power (3.09 pc), bankex (3.04 pc), realty (2.54 pc), auto (1.73 pc) and oil&gas (1.27 pc).
The market breadth turned negative as 1,719 stocks ended in the red while 970 finished higher and 107 ruled steady. The total turnover rose to Rs 2,728.85 crore from Rs 2,357.71 crore yesterday.


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