Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Caution ruled ahead of the derivatives expiry and alongside ongoing parleys to resolve the Greek debt crisis, as a benchmark index of the Indian equities market provisionally closed more than 120 points in the red at the end of trading on Wednesday.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally closed 124 points or 0.44 percent down at the end of trade session.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also slipped and provisionally closed in the red after the day’s trade. It lost 40 points or 0.48 percent at 8,341.65 points.
The Sensex of the S&P BSE, which opened at 27,852.32 points, closed the day’s trade at 27,680.67 points (at 3.30 p.m.), down 123.70 points or 0.44 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,804.37 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,948.24 points and a low of 27,661.94 points in the intra-day trade.