Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 80 points or 0.42 percent up during pre-noon trade Monday.
Good buying was observed in metal, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and IT sectors, while selling pressure was seen in capital goods, auto and consumer durables sectors.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,178.06 points, was trading at 19,244.43 points in the pre-noon session, up 80.41 points or 0.42 percent from the previous day's close at 19,164.02 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 19,306.51 points and a low of 19,141.68 points during trade so far.
The S&P BSE metal index moved up by 133.23 points, FMCG index inched up by 79.89 points and IT index increased by 73.98 points. However, capital goods index plunged by 242.63 points, auto index dipped by 57.40 points and consumer durables index dropped by 47.73 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading at 19 points or 0.33 percent up at 5696.90 points.