Sensex trades flat during pre-noon trade
Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at about 25.08 points or 0.12 percent up in the pre-noon trade Monday.
Good buying was observed in consumer durables, capital goods and oil and gas sectors while fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), metal and healthcare sectors were under selling pressure.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,696.51 points, was trading at 20,708.60 points in the pre-noon session, up 25.08 points or 0.12 percent from previous day’s close at 20,683.52 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 20,771.36 points and a low of 20,688.78 points during trade so far.
The S&P BSE consumer durables index gained 100.88 points, capital goods index moved up by 111.82 points and oil and gas index inched up by 94.56 points. However, FMCG index dropped by 129.17 points, metal index slipped by 76.54 points and healthcare index went down by 60.41 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 3.75 points or 0.06 percent up at 6,148.65 points.