Sensex trades flat; banking, auto stocks gain
Mumbai, May 8 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 19.18 points or 0.09 percent Thursday.
Good buying was observed in banking and auto sectors, while selling pressure was seen in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 22,382.14 points, was trading at 22,343.08 points in the pre-noon session, up 19.18 points or 0.09 percent from the previous day's close at 22,323.90 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 22,443.13 points and a low of 22,329.39 points in trade.
The S&P BSE bankex gained 114.24 points and auto index went up by 60.90 points; while FMCG sector slipped by 54.82 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 4.25 points or 0.06 percent up at 6,656.80 points.(IANS)