Good buying was observed in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, while selling pressure was seen in capital goods, auto and banking sectors.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,919.45 points, was trading at 27,784.78 points (at 12.46 p.m.), down 83.85 points or 0.30 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,868.63 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 28,027.96 points and a low of 27,770 points in the trade so far.
The S&P FMCG index gained by 170.97 points, while capital goods index dropped by 222.38 points, auto index went down by 151.69 points and bankex fell by 132.28 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was also trading at 27.60 points or 0.33 percent down at 8,309.40 points.