Sensex trades flat during afternoon session
Some positive buying was observed in healthcare, capital goods, consumer durbales and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors. However, selling pressure was seen in metal and banking index (bankex).
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,926.10 points, was trading at 19,964.11 points in the afternoon session, up 5.64 points or 0.03 percent from its previous day's close at 19,958.47 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 19,979.39 points and a low of 19,883.19 points in the afternoon trade.
The S&P BSE healthcare index surged 114.51 points, capital goods index went up by 62.18 points, consumer durables index increased by 46.47 points and FMCG index moved up by 30.61 points.
The metal index, however, dipped by 32.68 points and bankex slipped by 16.86 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 0.45 points or 0.01percent down at 6,008.55 points.