Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets remained flat Thursday with capital goods and banking stocks taking a beating. The index remained in the negative zone — down 16 points.
Selling pressure was seen in banking, capital goods and auto sectors, while good buying was observed in metal sector.
The 30-scrip S&P Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,755.73 points, closed at 20,713.37 points, down 16.01 points or 0.08 percent from its previous day close at 20,729.38 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 20,778.13 points and a low of 20,652.69 points intra-day.
The S&P BSE bankex fell by 93.74 points, capital goods index dropped 197.91 points and auto index slipped by 69.06 points. However, metal index gained 101.33 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed trade 6.25 points or 0.10 percent down at 6,168.35 points.