Selling pressure was observed in the banking index (bankex), oil and gas and capital goods sectors, while some good buying was seen in the healthcare sector.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,880.94 points, was trading at 19,707.27 points in the pre-noon session, down 208.68 points or 1.05 percent from previous day's close at 19,915.95 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 19,888.41 points and a low of 19,647.88 points during the trade so far.
The S and P BSE bankex tanked 295.79 points, oil and gas index plunged by 108.98 points and capital goods index dropped by 72.50 points. However, healthcare index gained 82.71 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading down at 61.90 points or 1.05 percent at 5,845.40 points.
--IANS (Posted on 07-10-2013)