Good buying was observed in banking index (bankex), auto and metal sectors, while capital goods sector was under selling pressure.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,593.49 points, was trading at 20,656.29 points in the pre-noon session, up 86.01 points or 0.42 percent from previous day's close at 20,570.28 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 20,697.22 points and a low of 20,493.66 points during trade so far.
The S and P BSE bankex gained 189.02 points, auto index increased by 115.23 points and metal index moved up by 73.39 points. However, capital goods index dipped by 74.26 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 28.70 points or 0.47 percent up at 6,129.80 points.
--IANS (Posted on 29-10-2013)