Bearish sentiments were seen to rule on the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) with its barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) provisionally closing 324 points or 1.16 percent down.

Similar negative sentiments were witnessed at the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) which closed 122.40 points or 1.44 percent in the red at 8,372.75 points (provisionally).

The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 27,959.19 points, provisionally closed at 27,607.82 points (at 3.35 p.m.)-- down 323.82 points or 1.16 percent from the previous day's close at 27,931.64 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,964.60 points and a low of 27,564.16 points in the intra-day trade.


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