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Sensex sheds 150 points during pre-noon trade


Mumbai, March 14 :

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets tanked 149.80 points or 0.69 percent in the pre-noon trade Friday.

Huge selling pressure was seen in banking, capital goods and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, while marginal good buying trend was observed in healthcare sector. Mumbai-Stock-Exchange

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,648.05 points, was trading at 21,624.81 points in the pre-noon session, down 149.80 points or 0.69 percent from the previous day’s close at 21,774.61 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 21,714.44 points and a low of 21,608.37 points during the trade so far.

The S&P BSE bankex tanked 253.67 points, capital goods index plummeted by 135.72 points, and FMCG index dropped by 45.01 points. However, healthcare index gained 67 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also slumped by 37.90 points or 0.58 percent down and was trading at 6,455.20 points.