On Thursday, the Sensex dropped to a low of 27,621 - down 467 points from the day's high. The BSE index, thereafter, exhibited choppy movement wherein the indices attempted recovery but failed to do so losers out-numbered advancing shares and finally ended with a loss of 155 points at 27,735.
The NSE Nifty crossed the psychological 8,500-level for a brief while in morning trade and touched a high of 8,505. The index thereafter slumped to a low of 8,362 - down 143 points from the day's high. The Nifty eventually ended with a loss of 31 points at 8,398.
The India VIX (Volatility) soared 7.5 percent to 18.50.