Good buying was observed in the IT, metals and auto sectors, while selling pressure was seen in consumer durables, banking (bankex) and capital goods sectors.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19721.90 points, was trading at 19754.10 points in the pre-noon session, up 11.63 points or 0.06 percent from previous day's close at 19742.47 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 19781.43 points and a low of 19635.44 points during the trade so far.
The S and P BSE IT index increased by 104.21 points, metal index gained 76.51 points and auto index went up by 61.60 points. However, consumer durables index dropped by 57.77 points, bankex slipped by 55.37 points and capital goods index went down by 50.89 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 4.45 points or 0.08 percent down at 5,836.10 points.
--IANS (Posted on 17-09-2013)