Good buying was observed in metal, healthcare and capital goods sectors, while selling pressure was seen in oil and gas sector.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,853.66 points, was trading at 19,923.63 points in the pre-noon session, up 67.39 points or 0.34 percent from previous day's close at 19,856.24 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 19,946.55 points and a low of 19,826.99 points during the trade so far.
The S and P BSE metal index inched up by 98.16 points, healthcare index moved up by 74.71 points and capital goods index went up by 63.83 points. However, oil and gas index went down by 68.07 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 18.40 points or 0.35 percent up at 5,892.25 points.
--IANS (Posted on 26-09-2013)