Mumbai: The BSE Sensex fell by over 152 points in early trade on Monday as investors booked profits recorded during the benchmark index's six-day gaining streak amid a weakening Asian trend.

The 30-share barometer, which gained 782.51 points in the past six sessions, fell by 152.94 points, or 0.88 percent, to 17,081.04 points within minutes of the opening bell on Monday.

In a similar fashion, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty declined by 51.35 points, or 0.98 percent, to 5,153.35 points.

Brokers said profit-booking of gains recorded during the six-day rally was responsible for the early decline in the market.

They said a weak Asian trend influenced the trading sentiment.

(Agencies)