Sensex dips 60 points; consumer durables stocks fall

Mumbai, Jul 14: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets on Monday was trading 60.16 points or 0.24 percent down as capital goods and consumer durables stocks dipped. Selling pressure was seen in capital goods, consumer durables and healthcare sectors, while marginal good buying was seen in auto stocks.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,093.16 points, was trading at 24,964.19 points (at 09.19 a.m.) in the early session, down 60.16 points or 0.24 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,024.35 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 25,095.76 points and a low of 24,955.56 points in the trade so far. The S&P BSE capital goods index dipped by 130.14 points, consumer durables index slipped by 130.73 points and healthcare index fell by 79.61 points. However, auto stocks went up by 53.63 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading 28.15 points or 0.38 percent lower at 7,431.45 points.