Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday was trading 56.49 points or 0.22 percent down as capital goods stocks plunged.
Selling pressure was seen in capital goods, metal and healthcare sectors, while marginal good buying was observed in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,005.14 points, was trading at 25,934.74 points (at 09.16 a.m.) in the early session, down 56.49 points or 0.22 percent from the previous day's close at 25,991.23 points.
The Sensex has touched a high of 26,006.82 points and a low of 25,929.83 points in the trade so far.
The S&P BSE capital goods index plunged by 747.89 points, the metal index dipped by 70.37 points and the healthcare index dropped by 43.50 points. However, the FMCG index gained 59.37 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 2.20 points or 0.03 percent down at 7,746.50 points.