Good buying was observed in healthcare, capital goods and metal sectors, while selling pressure was seen in IT sector.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,222.19 points, was trading at 21,196.98 points in the early session, up 26.30 points or 0.12 percent from previous day's close at 21,170.68 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,244.35 points and a low of 21,166.55 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE healthcare index gained 80.31 points, capital goods index moved up by 53.37 points and metal index increased by 54.90 points. However, IT index dropped by 23.95 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 6.70 points or 0.11 percent up at 6,310.70 points.
--IANS (Posted on 01-01-2014)