Mumbai/UNI: The BSE Sensex on Monday dropped by 540 pts to settle at 40,145.50 as selling was seen in Energy, Auto, Metal, Realty and Oil and Gas stocks.
The Nifty of national stock exchange too fell by 162.60 pts at 11,767.75.
The day opened on a weak note at 40,649.76, fell by 36 pts. During the day the Sensex was tumbled down by 737 pts to 39,948.29, days low before closing at 40,145.50 down by 540 pts from its previous close.
The sensex registered days high and low at 40,724.40 and 39,948.29 pts respectively.
The Nifty recorded days high and low at 11,942.85 and 11,711.70 pts respectively.
The sectoral indices that dragged the market were Energy, Auto, Metal, Realty and Oil and Gas stocks.
In scrips, Bajaj Auto was a top loser followed by M& M, Reliance industries, Tata Steel and Tech Mahindra.
The Mid Cap was down by 1.77 pc and Mid Cap by 0.88 pc.
Of 30 scrips, 22 declined while 8 advanced.