Sensex gains 72 points; auto stocks surge

Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Tuesday was trading 72.31 points or 0.28 percent up as auto stocks surge, ahead of the apex bank’s second bi-monthly monetary review for 2014-15.

Almost all the sectors were trading in green. Good buying was observed in auto, healthcare and capital goods sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,817.84 points, was trading at 25,795.47 points (at 9.16 a.m.) in the early session, up 72.31 points or 0.28 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,723.16 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 25,829.08 points and a low of 25,780.60 points in the trade so far.

The S&P BSE auto index increased by 94.53 points, healthcare index gained by 32.58 points and capital goods sector went up by 31.31 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 4.05 points or 0.05 percent up at 7,687.70 points.

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