Bombay Stock Exchange"s Sensex ended at 10147.85, down 535.54 points or 5.01 per cent. The index touched a low of 10,128.22 and a high of 10,484.85. National Stock Exchange"s Nifty closed at 3056.80, down 5.51 per cent or 178.10 points. The broader index touched a low of 3051.80 and a high of 3235.75. BSE Midcap Index closed 2.82 per cent lower and BSE Smallcap Index declined 1.94 per cent. Among frontline stocks, Tata Steel (-14.18%), Sterlite Industries (-10.45%), Reliance Communications (-9.18%), Tata Motors (-8.82%) and Jaiprakash Associates (-8.39%) were the worst hit.
ITC (0.62%), Hindustan Unilever (0.52%) and BHEL (0.5%) were the only gainers in the 30-share index. Market breadth remained weak through the day. On BSE, 1710 declines outnumbered 791 advances.