However, it failed to hold the gains and skid 163.43 points to touch a low at 16,697.47 on lack of buying interest in late trade. Meanwhile, the broader based S&P CNX Nifty index of National Stock Exchange lost 54.85 points to close below 5,000 level at 4,957.80. However, the market breadth was remained positive throughout the day. 1366 shares advanced as compared to 1341 that declined and 76 remained unchanged on BSE.
The BSE Midcap index ended marginally up at 6,956.81, while the Smallcap index marginally to close at 8,397.71. Both the indices outperformed the Sensex.
The total turnover on BSE was quoted at Rs 6596 crore as compared to Rs 6,007.51 crore in the previous session. Turnover in NSE's futures&options segment was Rs 38107.72 crore as compared to Rs 41000.8 crore yesterday.