Sensex trades flat in pre-afternoon session

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat in pre-afternoon trade Friday — marginally up 0.16 percent.

After a day of volatility Friday, the market was trying to recoup on the back of BSE capital goods, realty, bankex and metal stocks. Other indexes like technology, media and entertainment (TECK), IT, healthcare and fast moving consumer goods were still down.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,765.32 points, was trading at 19,705.69 points in the pre-afternoon session, up 31.36 points or 0.16 percent from its previous day close at 19,674.33 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 19,833.14 points and low of 19,568.49 points in intra-day trade.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also showed upward movement and was trading 0.73 percent or 43.65 points up at 6,010.70 points.

The BSE capital goods index notched up 168.38 points, realty surged 24.75 points, metal was up at 80.93 points and bankex moved up 90.35 points. However, TECK index dipped 23.99 points, IT was down by 40.89, healthcare plunged 72.18 points and FMCG slipped by 0.17 points.

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