Sensex shows downward trend in pre-noon trade

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 0.43 percent down in pre-noon trade Thursday.

Most stocks showed downward movement. Metal, oil and gas, healthcare and public sector unit (PSU) indexes were all in red. Only the capital goods index showed an upward trend.

The bourses slipped Thursday due to apprehension and uncertainty on whether the US Federal Reserve would roll back its stimulus packages this year.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,503.68 points, was trading at 19,483.67 points in the pre-noon session, down 84.55 points or 0.43 percent from its previous day's close at 19,568.22 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 19,508.63 points and a low of 19,395.32 points in intra-day trade.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) dipped 0.49 percent or 28.85 points down at 5895 points.

The S&P BSE metal index slid 94.34 points, oil and gas slipped 78.07 points, healthcare was down by 63.71 and PSU dipped 53.29 points. Only BSE S&P capital goods index surged by 41.87 points.

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