Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading over 100 points lower in the afternoon session Wednesday as some investors booked profit due to weak cues from Asian peers.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the red at 17,553.26 points, was ruling at 17,493.13 points at around 12.30 pm, down 0.59 percent or 104.29 points from its previous close at 17,597.42 points.
The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was trading 0.72 percent down at 5,320.10 points.
Profit booking was witnessed in realty, metal, banking and oil and gas stocks.
The BSE realty index was ruling 1.90 percent down. The metal index was down 1.10 percent, the bankex was down 1.01 percent and oil and gas index was trading with a loss of 0.66 percent.
At the broader markets, the BSE midcap index was in the red, while the smallcap index was trading marginally higher.
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