Sensex down 68 points; auto stocks plunge

Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 68.50 points or 0.25 percent down as auto stocks plunged.

Selling pressure was seen in auto, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and banking sectors, while some good buying was observed in IT sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,215.19 points was trading at 27,140.11 points (at 01.34 p.m.) in the afternoon session, down by 68.50 points or 0.25 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 trade so far.
The S&P auto index plunged by 105.83 points, FMCG index dropped by 76.45 points and bankex fell by 48.41 points.
However, IT index gained by 47.62 points.The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 9.90 points or 0.12 percent down at 8,164.20 points.