Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading flat in the late afternoon session on Thursday.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat, down 1.60 points or 0.02 percent at 8,921.05 points.
The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,436.77 points, was trading at 29,364.32 (at 2.00 p.m.), down 16.41 points or 0.06 percent from the previous day`s close at 29,380.73 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 29,496.60 points and a low of 29,162.47 points in the intra-day trade so far.
In Thursday`s trade, capital goods, metal, information technology (IT), technology, entertainment and media (TECK), bank and consumer durables stocks came under heavy selling pressure.
However, healthy buying was observed in healthcare, fast moving consumer goods, automobile and power sectors.
The S&P BSE capital goods index was down 189.57 points, metal index was lower by 117.24 points, IT index fell 66.87 points, TECK index declined by 41.07 points, bank index decreased by 39.52 points and consumer durables index slipped by 34.67 points.
However, S&P BSE healthcare index rose 245.83 points, FMCG index was up 115.38 points, automobile index gained 83.76 points and power index marginally increased 4.44 points.