Good buying was observed in the healthcare and auto sectors, while selling pressure was in banking index (bankex) sector.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,913.79 points, was trading at 20,804.92 points in the pre-noon session, down 46.41 points or 0.22 percent from previous day's close at 20,851.33 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 20,913.79 points and a low of 20,740.63 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE healthcare index gained 54.75 points and auto index went up by 61.19 points. However, banking index (bankex) plunged by 126.25 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat by 13.10 points or 0.21 percent at 6,198.05 points.
--IANS (Posted on 06-01-2014)