Following a heavy selling day, the stock market finished with extreme losses. The BSE Sensex is down 241.75 points or 0.9 percent at 27366.07 and the NSE Nifty is down 72.80 points or 0.9 percent at 8299.95. Around 1014 shares have propelled, 1791 shares declined, and 96 shares are unaltered.
Bajaj Auto, Vedanta, GAIL, Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp were top losers in the Sensex. Among the gainers were Hindalco, HUL, Cipla, Infosys and Wipro.
The BSE Midcap and Smallcap records, as well, declined over a percent. Almost three stocks fell for each one which rose, underscoring the bearish inclination in the broader market.
The rupee stayed powerless, trading at 65.88 to the dollar, up 0.34 paise over its past close.
In commodities, Brent crude declined 0.36 percent to USD 46.45/barrel and Nymex crude slipped 0.5 percent to USD 41.13/barrel, however, they demonstrated some recuperation from day's low.