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Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday was trading 63.30 points or 0.23 percent down as healthcare stocks slip.

Heavy selling pressure was seen in healthcare, metal and auto sectors, while marginal good buying was observed in banking sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,143.22 points, was trading at 26,994.11 points (at 12.31 p.m.), down 63.30 points or 0.23 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,057.41 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,150.78 points and a low of 26,904.50 points in the trade so far.

The S&P BSE healthcare index slipped by 265.30 points, metal index slid by 108.83 points and auto index dropped by 53.66 points. However, bankex inched up by 68.39 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also was trading 14.50 points or 0.18 percent down at 8,079.60 points.