FILE PHOTO Traders have a nice time as BSE Sensex surges to hit new record high of 23,572.88 points, ahead of the exit poll results in Mumbai on May 12, 2014. (Photo: Sandeep Mahankal/IANS)

Sensex trades flat; capital goods stocks gain

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading flat at 3.79 points or 0.01 percent up in the early session.

Good buying was observed in capital goods and IT sectors, while selling pressure was seen in healthcare and oil and gas sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,902.71 points, was trading at 27,919.67 points (at 09.16 a.m.) in the early session, up 3.79 points or 0.01 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,915.88 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,923.48 points and a low of 27,877.18 points in the trade so far.

The S&P capital goods index gained by 121.77 points and IT index moved up by 40.31 points. However, healthcare index dropped by 55.98 points and oil and gas index fell by 28.18 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 9.70 points or 0.12 percent up at 8,348 points.

The Indian rupee fell by 13 paise to 61.54 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) as the market reacted to an increased demand for the Greenbuck from importers.

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