Key Indian equity indices trading lower

Mumbai  Key Indian equity market indices opened marginally higher on Thursday after six successive trading days of gains, but fell sharply soon after on weak global cues and profit-taking. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, after opening at 24,815.70 points, was quoting at 24,574.98 points, down 218.98 points or 0.88 percent against the previous close at 24,793.96 points. The index touched a high of 24,817.48 points and a low of 24,558.45 points. At the National Stock Exchange, the Nifty was quoting at 7,476.55 points with a loss of 55.25 points or 0.73 percent over the previous close.