The BSE sensitive index opened up strongly at 15,357.60. It continued to trade strong supported by substantiated buying pressure in index heavyweights. But, the stock index lost its power, lastly sliding into the negative to end the day on a flat note. It touched an intra-day high of 15,440.20 and low of 15,272.46 during the day.
The stocks from cement, IT and pharma led the processions, while auto and banking sectors led the declines.