Good buying was observed in banking index (bankex), capital goods and auto sectors, while selling pressure was seen in metal sector.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,452.05 points, was trading at 19,486.02 points in the pre-noon session, up 106.25 points or 0.55 percent from previous day's close at 19,379.77 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 19,518.55 points and a low of 19,264.72 points during the trade so far.
The S and P BSE bankex gained 185.77 points, capital goods index scored 106.71 points and auto index moved up by 127.29 points. However, metal index dropped by 67.41 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 27.60 points or 0.48 percent up at 5,762.90 points.
--IANS (Posted on 01-10-2013)