Equity markets stay in the green early afternoon (Lead)July 21st, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Indian equity markets continued to stay in the green early Monday afternoon, but stayed volatile too. There was buying interest in banking, capital goods and select technology stocks. At 1:30 p.m., the 30-share benchmark in dex of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, was at 13,696.74, up 61.34 points or 0.45 percent from its closing figure Friday. It had earlier touched a high of 13,850.78.
At the same time the broader based S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange was up 8.60 points or 0.21 percent at 4,100.85.
The market breadth was negative. On BSE, 982 shares advanced, 1,375 declined and 70 remained unchanged.