Sensex down 31 points in afternoon session

Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets on Monday was trading 30.90 points or 0.11 percent down during the afternoon session.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also down by 22.10 points or 0.27 percent at 8,273.35 points.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,575.04 points, was trading at 27,439.91 points (at 01.15 p.m.) in the afternoon session, down 30.90 points or 0.11 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,470.81 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,618.14 points and a low of 27,393.58 points in the trade so far.

Good buying was observed in capital goods and power sectors, while selling pressure was seen in oil and gas and consumer durables sectors.

The capital goods sector moved up by 0.79 percent and the power sector gained 0.50 percent, while oil and gas sector dropped by 0.65 percent and consumer durables sector went down by 0.64 percent.

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