Mumbai: The BSE Sensex on Thursday slipped by 278 pts to open at 43,902.24, as selling was seen in Telecom, Power and Utilities stocks.
The Nifty of National Stock Exchange too eased by 99 pts to 12,839.50.
The Sensex registered intra days high and low at 44,167.63 and 43,821.39 pts respectively.
The Nifty registered intra days high and low at 12,945.95 and 12,835.60 respectively.
The Mid Cap moved up by 0.47 pc and Small Cap by 0.69 pc.
In 30 scrips, 17 advanced while 13 declined.
The losers were Powergrid by 1.73 pc to Rs 182.15, Bharti Airtel by 1.07 pc to Rs 473.40, ICICI Bank by 1.01 pc to Rs 492.45, Asian Paints by 1.06 pc to Rs 2172.75 and HDFC Bank by 0.90 pc to Rs 1395.85.
The gainers were Bajaj Finserv by 3.53 pc to Rs 8053, Tata Steel by 2.11 pc to Rs 527.90, Bajaj Finance by 2 pc to Rs 4748.55, L& T by 1.99 pc to Rs 1170.60 and TCS by 0.93 pc to Rs 2651.95.