Sensex 111 points down early afternoon (Lead)

Mumbai, Nov 19 ( A key Indian equities index was 111 points in the red early Thursday afternoon on weak sentiments in other Asian markets.

At 1.22 p.m., the 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that opened at 17,004.98 points was trading at 16,887.32 points, down 111.46 points or 0.66 percent from its last close of 16,998.78 points.

Out of the 30 Sensex stocks, six were in the green, 23 were ruling in the negative territory, while one scrip remained unchanged.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the S&P CNX Nifty was ruling at 5,020.1 points around the same time, over the previous close at 5,054.7 points, with a loss of 0.68 percent, data with the exchange showed.

Broader market indices were trading mixed, with the BSE midcap index ruling 0.58 percent lower and the BSE small cap index 0.15 percent up.