Sensex up 51 points; capital goods stocks gain

Mumbai:  A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday gained 50.81 points or 0.20 percent as capital goods stocks surged.

Good buying was observed in capital goods, oil and gas and consumer durables sectors, while selling pressure was seen in auto sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,615.28 points, was trading at 25,632.92 points (at 09.19 a.m.) in the early session, up 50.81 points or 0.20 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,582.11 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 25,667.07 points and a low of 25,587.27 points in trade.

The S&P BSE capital goods index gained 87.11 points, oil and gas index went up by 71.31 points and consumer durables index inched up by 76.09 points. However, auto index plunged by 96.48 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 21.95 points or 0.29 percent and was trading at 7,645.15 points.

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