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Sensex trades flat; Consumer durables stocks surge, Rupee Down Further

Sensex of Indian equities markets on Monday opened flat at 24.18 points or 0.08 percent up as consumer durables stocks surged due to good buying in the segement while auto and healthcare sectors too showed promise but capital goods sector was under selling pressure.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,748.22 points, was trading at 28,718.17 points (at 09.22 a.m.) in the early session, up 24.18 points or 0.08 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,693.99 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 28,809.64 points and a low of 28,714.14 points in the trade so far.

The S&P consumer durables index gained 477.41 points, auto index went up by 136.45 points and healthcare index moved up by 104.06 points. However, capital goods sector slipped by 175.81 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 10.50 points or 0.12 percent up at 8,598.75 points.

The Rupee, meanwhile, weakened by 22 paise today reaching a nine-month low of 62.25 against the US dollar in early trade.

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