Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 34.33 points or 0.17 percent down in the pre-noon session Wednesday.
Good buying was observed in auto and consumer durables sectors, while selling pressure was seen in banking index (bankex) and healthcare sectors.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,449 points, was trading at 20,390.69 points in the pre-noon session, down 34.33 points or 0.17 percent from the previous day’s close at 20,425.02 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 20,482.67 points and a low of 20,367.80 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE auto index was up by 73.25 points and consumer durables index inched up by 24.35 points; while healthcare index slipped by 55.50 points and bankex dropped by 52.04 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 20.05 points or 0.33 percent down at 6,039.05 points.