Good buying was observed in healthcare sector; while selling pressure was seen in metal, banking and capital goods sectors.
The Sensex touched a high of 26,699.74 points and a low of 26,540.14 points in the trade so far.
The S&P healthcare index gained 118.62 points; while metal index plunged by 81.84, bankex dropped by 78.60 points and capital goods index slipped by 79.26 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 6.30 points or 0.08 percent down at 7,962.55 points.
Infosys and Sun Pharma were having a good session in trade with both the stocks trading higher. Other stocks that gained ground were TCS and Wipro.
Stocks that saw losses from the Nifty were Hindalco and Jindal Steel.