Sensex plunges 172 points in early session

Mumbai:A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 172.32 points or 0.61 percent down during the morning session.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 57.70 points or 0.68 percent down at 8,463.85 points.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,117.65 points, was trading at 27,939.99 points (at 9.17 a.m.) in the early session, down 172.32 points or 0.61 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,112.31 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 28,117.65 points and a low of 27,913.72 points in the trade so far.