Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 74.19 points or 0.36 percent down in pre-noon trade Monday.
Some positive buying was observed in IT and technology, entertainment and media (TECK) sectors, while selling pressure was seen in capital goods, auto, banking index (bankex) and public sector undertakings (PSU) sectors.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,596.40 points, was trading at 20,591.96 points in the pre-noon session, down 74.19 points or 0.36 percent from last Friday’s close at 20,666.15 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 20,623.83 points and a low of 20,482.41 points during trade so far.
The S&P BSE IT index gained 59.67 points and TECK index inched up by 28.64 points. However, capital goods index slipped by 192.39 points, auto index dropped by 107.98 points, bankex went down by 106.77 points and PSU index decreased by 76.69 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading down at 27.35 points or 0.45 percent down at 6,113.40 points.