Sensex closes flat; FMCG stocks fall

Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) A day after it resumed trading, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets closed Friday’s session with marginal gains — up 33.17 points or 0.12 percent.

Heavy selling pressure was observed in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), consumer durables and automobile sectors, while healthy gains were made by information technology (IT), metal and capital goods scrip.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,215.19 points, closed at 27,241.78 points (at 3.30 p.m.), up by 33.17 points or 0.12 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,208.61 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,370.63 points and a low of 27,091.38 points in the intra-day trade.
The S&P FMCG index plunged by 63.08 points, consumer durables index dropped by 46.65 points and automobile index fell by 7.42 points.
However, IT index gained by 87.77 points, followed by metal index which was up 61.07 points and capital goods index higher by 41.29 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed the day’s trade up 26.60 points or 0.33 percent down at 8,200.70 points.