The Bombay Stock Exchange building located on Dalal Street, Mumbai (Photo: Wikipedia)
The Bombay Stock Exchange building located on Dalal Street, Mumbai (Photo: Wikipedia)
Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 65.68 points or 0.32 percent down in the morning trade Friday.

Some positive buying was observed in metal and IT sectors, while selling pressure was seen in consumer durables and oil and gas sectors.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,785.20 points, was trading at 20,757.09 points in the early session, down 65.68 points or 0.32 percent from previous day’s close at 20,822.77 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 20,821.01 points and a low of 20,645.64 points during the trade so far.

The S&P BSE metal index gained 63.33 points and IT index was up by 42.21points.

However, consumer durables index dropped by 63.49 points and oil and gas index dipped by 43.74 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading down at 18.45 points or 0.30 percent down at 6,168.80 points.

Source: IANS