Some good buying was observed in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and healthcare sectors, while selling pressure was observed in the banking index (bankex).
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,865.99 points, was trading at 19,843.57 points in the pre-noon session, up 39.54 points or 0.20 percent from previous day's close at 19,804.03 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 19,900.68 points and a low of 19,775.29 points during the trade so far.
The S and P BSE FMCG index moved up by 60.83 points and the healthcare index inched up by 55.34 points. However, the bankex dropped by 1.47 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 12.65 points or 0.22 percent up at 5,862.85 points.
--IANS (Posted on 18-09-2013)