Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 80.48 points or 0.40 percent in the pre-noon trade Thursday.

Selling pressure was seen in the banking index (bankex), capital goods and IT sectors, while marginally good buying was seen in metal sector.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,286.09 points, was trading at 20,180.55 points in the pre-noon session, down 80.48 points or 0.40 percent from the previous day’s close at 20,261.03 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 20,358.19 points and a low of 20,079.82 points during the trade so far.

The S&P BSE bankex plummeted by 61.82 points, capital goods index went down by 91.26 points and IT index dropped by 66.79 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading down by 31.65 points or 0.53 percent at 5,990.75 points.

Source: IANS