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Sensex down over 100 points; capital goods stocks plunge

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Mumbai, Nov 7 :

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 104.08 points or 0.37 percent down as capital goods sector plunged.

Selling pressure was seen in capital goods, auto and metal sectors, while good buying was observed in healthcare sector.

stock exchange sensexThe 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,902.71 points, was trading at 27,811.80 points (at 12.20 p.m.) in the afternoon session, down 104.08 points or 0.37 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,915.88 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,980.93 points and a low of 27,739.56 points in the trade so far.

The S&P capital goods index dropped by 182.71 points, auto index fell by 75.51 points and metal index went down by 63.86 points.

However, healthcare index gained by 211.26 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 21.35 points or 0.26 percent down at 8,316.95 points.

(IANS)